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2021 Stewardship Guide 

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Weekend Update

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

*️⃣ Modified *️⃣
Two Liturgy Schedule

Due to the Sunday of Orthodoxy:
Orthros: 7:05am
Divine Liturgy: 8:30am
Children's Sermon after the Gospel.
Procession of Icons: 10am
Divine Liturgy: 10:45am 👈Delayed start
Procession of Icons: 11:45am

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Gospel: "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." Read here.

Youth: Still Bring Your Icons!

This year the procession will be limited to a few icon bearers, but you should still bring your icon and hold it high as the procession goes around the church! 

Memorials

There are only a few days during Great Lent when Memorials can be held. Please call the church office or email secretary@stnicholas.org before bringing Koliva.
In This Update:
Dear <<First Name (Όνομα)>>, 

We are excited to be launching our new live-stream system in time for Great Lent!  This means that every single service we serve will be available on YouTube, Facebook and our website. 

This is a tool to bring the Church to you when you are unable to attend.  It should not, however, replace your participation in the worship life of our parish!  We look forward to seeing you in the pews this Great Lent, as it is a great blessing to be able to do so.

Καλή Σαρακοστή
Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Alexey

Hot Off the Press

New Live-Stream System

Daily services now live-streamed via:
Facebook
Facebook
YouTube
YouTube
Website
Website
Like, Subscribe, and Bookmark!

Note: Facebook Live streams have switched to Bethlehem Cathedral, our dedicated St. Nicholas live-stream Facebook page.  Please 'friend' it in order to receive notifications.

Divine Services

We are in Great Lent

  • Sat. March 20
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (Sat. of souls)
    • 7pm - Vespers
       
  • Sun. March 21 - Sunday of Orthodoxy
    • 7:05am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy 
    • 10:30am - Church Cleaning
    • 10:45am - Divine Liturgy (Delayed Start)
       
  • Mon. March 22
    • 7pm - Great Compline
       
  • Tues. March 23
    • 7pm - Great Compline
       
  • Wed. March 24
    • 7pm - Vespers in Easton
       
  • Thurs. March 25
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (Annunciation)
    • 7pm - Great Compline 
       
  • Fri. March 26
    • 8am - PreSanctified Liturgy
    • 7pm - Salutations Service
       
  • Sat. March 27
    • 7pm - Vespers
       
  • Sun. March 28 - March 25th Program
    • 7:45am - Orthros
    • 9am - Divine Liturgy
    • 10:45am - Doxology & Greek Ind. Day Program
    • 11:00am - Flag Raising
       
  • Orthodox Coronavirus Prayer Booklette (Click here)

Safety Reminders
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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

Greek Independence Day

200th Anniversary Celebrations!

AHEPA Chapter 60:

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire, we will be raising the Greek flag at the AHEPA 60 Senior Apartments located at 1810 South Albert Street, Allentown, PA  18103. The event will be on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM. The ceremony will take place outside the building due to COVID. We will have coffee and baklava outside depending on the weather.

At St. Nicholas Cathedral:

This Week's Media

New FeastDayRundown!

New Live-Stream Setup
Special thanks to Steve Zaharakis for all his help!

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

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.

Philoptochos

Tsoureki Sale
The Philoptochos will be selling Tsourekia before Pascha. Details to come.

Classes, Youth & Ministries

Catechism Class has begun!
Next class will be after Pascha.

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!

Other Upcoming Ministries!

Email fralexandros@stnicholas.org to join.

  • HOPE In Person Event at St Nicholas!
     
    • Sat. March 27, 10am-12pm
    • Drop off event
       
  • JOY In Person Event at St Nicholas!
     
    • Sat. March 27, 1pm-3pm
    • Drop off event
       
  • GOYA 
     
    • TBA
       
  • Adult Bible Studies on Zoom (Sign up here)
     
    • Monday, 5pm with Fr. Michael Kon. 
    • Monday, 6pm with Fr. Nicholas Palis. 
       
  • Orthodox Study Talks on Themes of the Triodion
    • Beginning Wednesday March 3rd, 7pm
    • In the Church library with Kosta Zalalas
    • Masks and Social Distancing
       
  • Sunday School on Zoom (Sign up here)
     
    • Weekly on Sundays, 1-12th grades.
    • We will begin rotating in-person Sunday School in the Library and Social Hall.  You will hear from your teacher when it's your class' turn.
       
  • Altar Boys
     
    • We welcome altar boys of all ages back to the altar, six at a time!
       
  • Young Adults: (See flyer below)

Metropolis & Regional

Metropolis Newsletter

Zoom Lenten Studies

1. Click here for Zoom Link 
2. Password on Flyer.

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!

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