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SUNDAY                      NOVEMBER 24 - STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

  8:15 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

                                    Fellowship Hour/Greek School Tiropites-Spanakopites Sale

  7:30 p.m.                     Men’s Basketball at St. Nicholas

Wedding:                      Gerianne Stohlquist and Nikolaos Porfyris

  1:00 p.m.                     Sponsors: Dina and Vasilios Poulakis

MONDAY                    NOVEMBER 25 – FEAST DAY OF ST.  KATHERINE THE GREAT MARTYR

  8:00 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

TUESDAY                    NOVEMBER 26

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

WEDNESDAY              NOVEMBER 27

                                    NO Adult Fellowship and Bible Study

  6:00 p.m.                     Thanksgiving Eve Divine Liturgy

  6:00/7:00 p.m.              Grade School/High School Basketball Practice in Lombard

THURSDAY                 NOVEMBER 28 - THANKSGIVING

                                    Office Closed

                                    NO Greek School

FRIDAY                       NOVEMBER 29

                                    Office Closed

SATURDAY                 NOVEMBER 30 – FEAST DAY OF ST. ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED APOSTLE

  8:00 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

Baptism:                        Daughter of Sarah and Michael Danek

11:30 a.m.                     Sponsors: Pamela and Chris Nicolopoulos

Wedding:                      Andrea Argianas and Steven Ebbole

  4:00 p.m.                     Sponsors: Kristie and Nick Treff

SUNDAY                      DECEMBER 1

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

                                    NO Sunday School       

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Epistle Reading: Eph 2:4-10 -   Gospel Reading: Lk 18:18-27 - Reader: Vanessa Clohessy

Christian Stewardship... is being good caretakers of all that God has given us. God has given each of us special and unique gifts. And through Holy Scripture He teaches us that all that we have, time, talents and treasure, is a loan. God lends everything to us and reminds us that one day He will ask us to give a detailed accounting of what we have done with the gifts He has given us.

Thank you to all our faithful stewards who offer their time, talents and treasure to the Lord’s work.

The stewardship that you offer provides the resources for the many ministries that we offer.

Beginning in 2020, the Parish Council has established a goal to have our stewardship revenue cover 100% of our annual operating expenses of over $1million.

Please, prayerfully review your personal circumstances and consider an increased commitment of time and treasure to enable our Church to grow her ministries.

Please, place the completed Stewardship card in the basket as you exit the church!

Adventure Theater... will present its Christmas stage play, A Friend in Need, written by high school sophomore Theodora Gatsacos, on Sunday, December 8th. The play will be preceded by a luncheon in the multipurpose room. The donation is $15 for adults and children 5 and over. Children 4 and under are free! RSVP today, or on Sunday, December 1, or by contact Mr. D. at (708) 562-4926 or fanari@me.com.

Christmas Cards…Do you want to extend your Christmas wishes to your friends and relatives through our church’s Christmas Card? Request forms have been mailed and extra forms are in the Office.  You can also email your response to holyapostleschurchoffice@comcast.net.

 

Christmas Pageant...is on Sunday, December 15th!...It is our hope that everyone from Kindergarten through Eighth grade will participate! Rehearsals will be held today following Divine Liturgy. Kindergarten-3rd grade characters should come into church and choir members (4th-8th) should report to the assigned classroom. It is not too late to register! There is no rehearsal on Sunday, December 1st. For questions email Sandy Pihos at greeks1@gmail.com or (630) 469-6069.

                                               

Free Thanksgiving Dinner…Rotary Club of Elmhurst and Diplomat West Banquet Hall sponsor a FREE Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the needy or just someone who is alone on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, please contact Bill Sakash at (630) 833-3940 or Don Alexander (224) 283-1683.

 

Philoptochos...

Christmas Gifts for Needy Children...The collection to benefit the Family Shelter Service, which supports victims of domestic abuse and their families, runs through December 1st. Philoptochos volunteers will use the money collected to purchase new toys, craft supplies, gift cards, hats, gloves, pajamas, books and toiletries. Clients can then shop for free for their families in a safe and welcoming environment at the Shelter's Holiday Shoppe. To contribute, look for the Philoptochos table after church or send your donation to the church office. Please make checks out to Holy Apostles Philoptochos and mark the envelope to the attention of Dolly Panton. To assist with this event, please contact Angela Karras Neboyskey at  arkarras@hotmail.com or (773)719-2619. 

Christmas Party & General Meeting ...Members, please join us for our annual holiday gathering on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. We will collect adult and children's hats and mittens for the PRC. Entertainment will be provided by the Hinsdale Central Madrigals.

Pillars and Rocks Visits...We are in need of volunteers to make holiday visits to those in our parish who are facing difficult times. Our holiday visits are scheduled for December 11th. If you would like to assist, please contact Cathy Magas at (630) 941-8448.

Christmas Breakfast...Please join us on Sunday, December 15th, after the Divine Liturgy and Christmas Pageant for a Christmas breakfast buffet and a visit with Santa. Adults and older children - $10/Children 5 to 10 - $5/Children 4 and under – FREE. Net proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to the Family Shelter Service. To make reservations, please contact Anthoula Pomrening at (708)341-0258 or akpomrening@gmail.com.