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2021 Stewardship Guide

The
Weekend Update

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

Two Liturgy Schedule

Divine Liturgies at 8:30am & 10:15am.
Children's Sermon after the Gospel.

Sunday of the Canaanite Woman

Gospel: "O woman, great is your faith!..." Read here.
In This Update:
Dear <<First Name (Όνομα)>>, 

With very few ways for our parishioners to have social time right now, we are excited about Monday's event at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink!  If you ice skate, no matter what your age, come on out!  Admission is only $1, but must be purchased in advance at www.stnicholas.org/skating.

Your Clergy,
Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Alexey

Parish News

St Nicholas Ice Skating Event


Mon. Feb 15, 9:30-11:30am

Admission is only $1!

Sign up today!

Save the date.

Feb 21, 4pm on Zoom.
Registration information will be emailed early next week.

Divine Services

  • Sat. Feb. 13
    • 7pm - Vespers
       
  • Sun. Feb. 14
    • 7:15am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy 
    • 10am - Church Cleaning
    • 10:15am - Divine Liturgy
    • 7pm - Vespers & Paraklesis
       
  • Mon. Feb 15
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (St Anthimos of Chios)
       
  • Wed. Feb 17
    • 6pm - Paraklesis
       
  • Thurs. Feb 18
    • 7pm - Vespers
       
  • Fri. Feb 19
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (St Philothei of Athens)
       
  • Sat. Feb. 20
    • 7pm - Vespers
       
  • Sun. Feb. 21
    • 7:15am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy 
    • 10am - Church Cleaning
    • 10:15am - Divine Liturgy
       
  • Orthodox Coronavirus Prayer Booklette (Click here)

Safety Reminders
View full Safety Email

Seating will be provided, socially distanced, in the sanctuary. 

Please wear masks properly at all times inside church. 

We understand that it is a struggle to worship with a mask on. However, we are obedient to what Met. Savas requests and abide by all local regulations.   Live-streaming is provided for those who are unable to wear masks. 
With respect,
The Parish Council of St Nicholas

This Week's Media

St Nicholas GOYAns met with Met Savas!

For the latest videos from the
Academy of Orthodox Faith & Learning

View on YouTube

For all episodes of
#FeastDayRundown

View on Instagram
View on Facebook

Ladies Philoptochos

St Nicholas Ladies, welcome to 2021!
Please read the message below from the Ladies Philoptochos.

Youth Groups & Ministries

St Nicholas Prayer Chain

Many people wish they could help others in their time of need, even if only to pray for them.  Those who join this group will be emailed the prayer requests of those who ask for the parish group to pray for them.   
To submit a prayer request, email it to fralexandros@stnicholas.org.  Make sure to mention it is for the email prayer chain, and only include the details you wish to be shared.  
Join Prayer Chain Here
Note about privacy:  Prayer requests may not always come with an explanation.  A parishioner may prefer privacy.  These emails are sacred, and not meant to spread parish gossip.  Requests will be simplified and may simply read “Please pray for a woman who’s moving into long-term care on Monday.” Or “Add Maria to the prayer list.”  Please do not contact the clergy for additional details about requests.

Catechism Class has begun!
Next class is Thurs. March 4, 8pm.

Sign up here!

Food Donations

All non-perishable food donations brought to St Nicholas will be distributed to local food pantries.

Please help us stock our donation shelves across from the main office. Thank you!

Upcoming Ministries!

Email fralexandros@stnicholas.org to join.

  • HOPE
    • Sun. Feb 14, 7pm on Zoom
       
  • JOY
    • Sun. Feb 28, 4pm on Zoom
       
  • GOYA Q & A with Met Savas
     
    • Friday Feb 12, 6:45pm on Zoom.
       
  • Adult Bible Studies on Zoom (Sign up here)
     
    • Monday, 5pm with Fr. Michael Kon.
       
    • Monday, 6pm with Fr. Nicholas Palis.
       
  • Orthodox Study of St. Symeon the New Theologian
     
    • (On break due to Covid restrictions)
  • Sunday School on Zoom (Sign up here)
     
    • Weekly on Sundays, 1-12th grades.
       
  • Altar Boys
     
    • We welcome altar boys of all ages back to the altar, six at a time!

Academy Corner

St Nicholas Academy

We're excited to see young families around the country signing up. Share with your preschool friends!

www.OrthodoxFaithandLearning.org

Or watch archived lessons on YouTube!

Greek Romaic School Corner

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence!


Anyone interested in serving on the committee forming plans to celebrate this year's 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence, please contact Mrs. Anna Barbounis or Fr. Alexey

We also have this request!

More info at 
www.stnicholas.org/greekschool

Fall 2020 Byzantine Chant Classes

New: Beginner Byzantine Chant!

 
Those who are interested in learning the history, tradition, theory and practice of Byzantine music are invited to join the classes at Saint Nicholas with Dr. Nicholas Tatalias.

Classes meet on alternating Tuesdays via Zoom from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. 

To sign up, join the appropriate Remind class:

Beginner Class: Text "@byzchant1" to 81010.
Advanced Class: Text "@byzchant2" to 81010.

St Constantine School Corner

St Constantine School LV


Mission Statement: 

St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley unites classical education and Orthodox Christian formation. Students benefit from the reliable disciplines of formal education and the nurturing environment of faith. Young minds are directed toward the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, and young hearts toward the Gospel and Holy Tradition to educate and form our students as complete persons.


Subscribe for updates

www.stconstantinelv.org 
Click here for brochure.

Local & Parishioner

St Nicholas Shrine

CrossRoad Program

Metropolis Newsletter

2021-2022 Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Scholarships


Want to share your thanks, good news or need? Email fralexandros@stnicholas.org.  No solicitations please.
 

Orthodox Resources

More support is available at
www.goarch.org/departments/family

Your Stewardship

2021 materials now available!
www.stnicholas.org/stewardship

Take a self-evaluation here!

IS OUR CHURCH IN YOUR WILL?

A beautiful way to honor God is to remember St Nicholas Cathedral in your Will.  It is the ultimate expression of gratitude for all the blessings God and His Church have bestowed on you and your family.

In doing this, you also enable our parish to continue growth and development of programs that teach and inspire our children and future leaders, help those in need, and preserve the Orthodox Christian faith, by carrying on its sacred ministry of love, hope and faith.

If you are so inspired, please contact Fr. Alexandros (fralexandros@stnicholas.org) to discuss including the church in your Estate Planning or leaving a specific legacy gift. 

For what you give in this lifetime is yours for eternity!
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