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New Security Measures

Church doors will remain locked at all times. During a liturgy or service, only the Narthex doors will be unlocked. If you require special assistance or need to use the handicap accessible door, please contact an usher. Parishioners should NOT open doors being knocked on. Please ask an usher for assistance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Vacation Church School

Vacation Church School will take place at St. Paul’s Orthodox Church Monday, June 25

to Friday, June 29 from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM. Ages are 5 to 11. Registrations and information are on the glass

kiosk as you enter the community center. Please turn your child’s registration into my exterior mailbox today. For

additional information call Heather Weiss at (937) 397-5026. This will be a lot of fun and I will be active in it if our

children sign up.

Mid-Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choir Convention 

As part of this year’s MEFGOX Choir Convention at our church July 19-22, A Convention Album will be published. The parishioners, church musicians, and Dayton community businesses are invited to participate by submitting ads. Funds from the album will help defray the cost of the convention and also help MEFGOX carry out its communications and educational goals. There are three ways to you can be part of the album: 1. Submit a page recognizing the church musicians of your parish. Special parish rate is $100.00 How wonderful if we could have all our parishes represented. 2. As individuals, make a contribution as a gold ($100), silver ($50), or bronze ($25) benefactor. We would be most appreciative. 3. Submit a memorial or a business ad page from others in your community, $150. An extra way to help us. Thank you for your support to the Dayton Convention and MEFGOX! For details, contact the Convention Liaison, Mary Haritos, mary.haritos@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is May 30. 

 

Joy Courtyard and Memorial Garden 

The Joy Courtyard and Memorial Garden is in full bloom! There are still a limited amount of the larger naming opportunities available for purchase. Bricks and pavers will be sold year round, with installation occurring twice per year. Please watch your email and the bulletin for the garden dedication date sometime in June. We look forward to enjoying coffee hours, festivals and events for years to come in our new garden. 

The first Sunday of every month is designated as “Youth Sunday” 

Students learn about the life of the church by participating in various roles during the Divine Liturgy. They serve our Lord by greeting parishioners, assuming ushering duties, singing in the choir, leading the congregation in The Lord’s Prayer, The Creed and reading The Epistle. In addition, a collection tray is passed to help defray the cost of our new books and Catechism School curricular needs. We wish to thank all of the parishioners who so generously give!

STEWARDSHIP 2018: PROVIDING FOR THE FUTURE, SERVING THE PRESENT

Please remember to turn in your 2018 pledge card. Many parishioners have yet to pledge their financial commitment to our parish for the current year. Regular payment is very important too. Bills are paid on a regular basis not just at the end of the year. Please make your financial commitment to your parish today! 

CHOIR NEWS

Choir Practice is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For additional information please contact Choir Director Ernie Stathes or Organist Linda Parker.

MARIAN PRAYER GROUP

Marian Prayer Group Meets Wednesday at 3 pm in the Church

 

 

ADULT CATECHISM

Class will resume at a later date.

 

 

COMMUNITY SANDWICH MAKING 

The first Monday of every month the parish community gathers to make sandwiches for The House of Bread serving needy individuals in Dayton. The supplies needed are sandwich bread, meat and cheese. If you are not able to attend, you may to drop off the supplies in the kitchen refrigerator after church on Sunday, March, 4, and we will construct the sandwiches. Cash donations can be given to AHEPA members prior to March 5, and we will purchase the supplies.