St. Michael's Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Sunday Evening (Monday) Divine Liturgies that will be celebrated in Arabic here at St. Michael’s beginning Sunday, September 22 at 6:00 PM.

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Please sign up for Fellowship Hour for this new Church Year. A 2019-2020 schedule has recently been mailed to everyone.
Contact Debbie in the Church Office if you have any questions.


REGARDING “THE WORD” Magazine...

In order to update their subscription database, the Archdiocese Registrar has asked that we notify all parishioners that...

...YOU MUST RESUBSCRIBE by submitting a new application to “The Word,” if you want to continue receiving it.

The Archdiocesan Registrar has provided a link to the new subscription form for THE WORD publication, so that you can complete it online:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegcGCvfd2SHBU1ko5Ys_IuOt3SO5_0vMGze8Qiz8BdeaRn2A/viewform

Please note that if you are unable to complete the form online,
there are (green) copies at the entrance to the church for you to complete,
return to the office and we can submit them for you.

Any questions, please call the office. Thank you for your cooperation with this Archdiocesan request.


HIGHLIGHTS of UPCOMING EVENTS  

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Sunday, September 15 — Church School begins.

Shop with Scrip Order due.

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Saturday, September 21 — Hike #5; RSVP Petros Papas;

Meet in the parking lot at 8:00AM.

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Sunday, September 22 — Post Buffet Wrap-Up Meeting following Divine Liturgy

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Tuesday, September 24 — 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - Food on the Hill

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Wednesday, October 9 — First Lutheran Luncheon, Greensburg (sign up in Fellowship Hall)

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Monday, November 4 — The Gospel of St. John and National Politics

Fr. Herman Acker — College Prof.; Bible Scholar; Parish Priest

6 PM—sign in and ‘coffee’; 7 PM —presentation; 8 PM —Q & A

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Saturday, December 7 - 9:30 to 2:30 Advent Mini Retreat

(Men and Women) –St. Michael’s


Food on the Hill

On Tuesday, September 24th the ANTIOCHIAN MEN will be providing a "Food on the Hill" lunch without charge for those in need. This will be the fifth monthly outreach to the community. The Men's Fellowship hope to contniue this on a monthly basis.


We are in need of a person to manage the space outside our parking lot — in some places that is a narrow strip with grass or trees and shrubs, in some place it is a larger ‘bank’ area (Wirsing Ave.). Let Julia Ritter (PC Chair) or Don Yoder (PC ViceChair) know if you would take this on (this is not doing the work but getting the work done).


SYRIAN CHRISTIAN RELIEF

As the Syrian crisis continues with little change, we continue to accept donations to do what we can to help ease the suffering there. Checks may be written to “St. Michael’s” with the note “Syrian Relief.” The following link to a CBS 60 Minutes program will offer some deeper understanding of what is transpiring:

We will be accepting donations to help do what we can to help ease the suffering there. The following link to a CBS 60 Minutes program will offer some deeper understanding of what is transpiring: CLICK HERE for the 60 Minutes Story...

 

CALEB’S CUPBOARD

Caleb’s Cupboard is the large, tan plastic box at the front entrance to our church which is intended to be a collection bin in which we may leave canned goods and other non-perishable items for people in need.

Let us regularly fill it to the brim!

For some remarkable Orthodox Christian educational listening, visit the Orthodox Revolutionary blog at orthorev.net. These podcasts may also be accessed on You Tube by by clicking this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRkjC8SImNU

International Orthodox Christian Charities - Unique and Effective!

 The assistance is unique. IOCC does not just give aid, but provides the means for people to continue the help themselves. For example, IOCC gives plows and seeds so that a farmer can keep on providing for his family.

 

· IOCC is helping everywhere – from rebuilding hurricane damages homes in the Southwest U.S to Haiti, many places in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

 

· 93 Cents ($0.93) of every dollar gets used, because of volunteers

 

· Each donated dollar is multiplied 7 times through matching funds from many sources

 

· All Orthodox jurisdictions in the U.S. are involved in the work of IOCC.

 

For more information on IOCC, see Fr. John or Pete Papas.

If you are CPR trained....

If you are CPR trained, please let someone on the Parish Council know.

 

Be Part of a Family Mission Team

This year the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is proud to announce a collaboration with the Center for Family Care (of the Greek Archdiocese) by offering a Family Mission Team. Families from North America, along with Albanian families, will participate in this outreach assisted by OCMC missionaries and Albanian church leaders. The primary focus is to offer a “family witness” while sharing the faith and growing as a family in Christ. Consider being part of this first OCMC and Center for Family Care collaboration and family mission witness! Visit http://teams.ocmc.org, or

e-mail teams@ocmc.org, for more information or to apply.

Upcoming Calendar
Tuesday, September 17th
9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
Sophia and her three daughters:
Faith, Hope and Love
7:00 PM - Parish Council Meeting
Thursday, September 19th
7:00 PM - Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, September 21st
8:00 AM - the Last Hike; gather in the church parking lot
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, September 22nd
8:45 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy
11:20 Church School
Monday, September 23rd
6:00 PM - Monday
DIVINE LITURGY
Conception of John the Baptist
Celebrated In Arabic with
Father Melitios Zafaran

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