· TODAY – Philoptochos is hosting a Loukoumades Fellowship – Free will donations will go to support Philoptochos ministries.
· FALL GREEK DINNER - Thank you to everyone for your hard work for this past fundraising dinner. We served about 700 meals. Left over food was donated to Green Square Meals. All tickets sale income and/or left over ticket must be turned in to Michael Christodoulou as soon as possible.
· PARISH ASSEMBLY NOV. 15, 2009 – A list of current eligible voters is posted on the bulletin board in the church hall. This list is a reminder to bring ourselves to ‘good standing’ before the Parish Assembly, so speak to Michael or Fr. Ciprian, if your name is not currently on the list.
· CLASSIC OLDIES RIVER CRUISE – The few people that were able to go on this event had an excellent time. If desired, we can consider repeating this event some time next spring.
· HOPE Event – Decent turn out in spite of the Swine Flu. Planning upcoming events.
· THE MESSENGER (NOV-DEC NEWSLTTER) – Should be mailed this week. Late submissions can still be sent today J. ALL NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS (including picture attachments) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org - if needed, you can submit your announcements to Fr. Ciprian on paper.
· MISSIONARY TRIP TO ORTHODOX ORPHANGE AND MONASTERY IN GUATEMALA – NOV. 4-14, 2009 – Laryssa Klein will be serving on this trip. We are collecting children’s clothes, toys and other items. Please grab a list of items from her during fellowship.
· ST. DEMETRIOS THE MYRRHBEARER - MON, OCT 26 – 9am Orthros & 10am Divine Liturgy Myrrhbearer (St. George will join us in worship)
· SACRAMENT OF HOLY UNCTION on Sunday, November 1 at 3:30pm (instead of the evening prior as specified in The Messenger)
· BLESSING OF MARRIAGE – Congratulations to Joseph and Nicole Wright who had their marriage blessed in the Orthodox Church this past Thursday, October 22nd.
· FOOD BANK – Reminder that we continue to collect non-perishable food items for the Linn Community Food Bank.
· CLERGY-LAITY ASSEMBLY IN MILWAKEE, WI – Nov. 4-7, 2009 – Fr. Ciprian will be out of town for those days. There will be no Vespers on Saturday, November 6. This assembly also includes a trip to the newly purchased Metropolis Camp and Retreat Center on Friday, November 6. If interested to participate in the assembly or see the Center, talk to Fr. Ciprian.
· PHILOPTOCHOS THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON – scheduled for Sunday, November 8.
· H1N1 (Swine Flu) – Please pray for all those infected (including Pra. Maggie and kids) and take precautionary measures for yourselves. An info page will be included on our church website.