Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Luke 1 : 39-56 Page 51-52
Lections: The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 6:16-7:1 Page 166
Please be advised that according to the tradition of the Armenian Church, members of the congregation are strongly reminded to refrain from walking in and out of the Sanctuary while services are in progress. You are especially reminded not to do so during Reading of Lections until the Creed is recited, The Chalice Procession,The Hymn “Der Voghormia,” Singing of Hayr Mer – Lord’s Prayer, During Confession and Communion and During the Sermon. Please, wait in the vestibule until such time when it is proper to enter the Sanctuary.
Welcome! We rejoice in the presence of all who have come to worship today. In the spirit of love and friendship, we welcome you and trust that you will be with us each and every Sunday.
Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the Nairi Choir.
Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Cathy George on behalf of the Women's Guild.
Prayers for the Sick (Der Voghormia) - Page 45 of the Divine Liturgy Book.
Let us remember and ask God’s Blessings for our parishioners, who are ill at home, in a hospital or nursing home. Let us continue with our prayers for:
We ask that we be notified when a name should be removed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Prayer Requests - For those who request Hokehankisd (Requiem Service) or to enter a loved one's name on the prayer list, please call the church by Thursday of that week for printing in the Sunday bulletin. Requiem Service may take place during the entire year (including Lent) except for the 5 Tabernacle Feast Days.
Special Prayers - for Heghna (Helen) Paloian who is recuperating at Presence Resurrection Nursing Rehab in Park Ridge, IL.
Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village located at 4747 N. Canfield Ave. Norridge, IL 60706-Room2211 and phone 708-583-8211.
Nicene Creed: Together, we shall recite the Nicene Creed (The Profession of Our Faith) on Pages 18-19 of the Divine Liturgy Book found in the pews.
Confession and Communion - For those who wish to receive Holy Communion are asked to remain in their pews and together read the "Confession and Absolution" on Page 48 of the Divine Liturgy Book. When taking communion, make the sign of the cross and say: I have sinned against God - Megha Asdoozo. Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy altar.
Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Mary Dadian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of August in memory of Garo Dadian. Our thanks to Philip Battle and Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of August in loving memory of Mary Battle. Our thanks to the Chiodo Family for taking the responsibility of keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of August in memory of Alex Petrosian.
ON SALE NOW - To Purchase your 50th Anniversary Cookbook call the church office at 773-637-1711 or pick one up during Felowship hour. The cost per book is $25.00
Armenian Cross Stained Glass Window Raffle In commemoration of St. Gregory's 50th Anniversary. The drawing will be held on October 17, 2014 the evening of the Acolyte Ordination and will be blessed by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian. To purchase your raffle ticket see Michael Tootooian during Fellowship hour, $50.00 donation per ticket, or call the church office at 773-637-1711 to have one mailed to you.
Sunday School Opening Day will be on September 14th, 2014.
St. Gregory's Community Dance In Honor of our 50th Anniversary will be held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014, Live Armenian Music, Cash Bar and food. St. Gregory Church Hall. Details to follow.
Home Blessing "Doon-orhnek" - Every Armenian Family is encouraged to have their home blessed. In the Armenian Church, it is customary to have the pastor make home visitations during the 40 days after Christmas and Easter. If you wish to have your home blessed, please call Fr. Aren at 773-637-1711 to arrange a day and time.
When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church Office - Before making any preparations, in choosing date and time for Weddings and Baptisms, please be sure to contact Fr. Aren Jebejian. All Sacraments must be arranged at least three months ahead. Other church related matters, such as hospital and home visitations and counseling, should be made first with Fr. Aren. In order to invite clergy from other churches, arrangements must be made through the church office.
On Monday Fr. Aren will be in the church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm. and on Wednesday from 10:00 - 3:00pm.
2014 Calendar of Events
**50th Anniversary Weekend October 17-19th*
Sunday, August 24th - St. James Armenian Church Picnic (Evanston, IL)
Monday, September 8th. Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.
Sunday, September 14th, Exaltaton of the Holy Cross and opening day of Sunday School
Monday, September 18th - Catechism 8:00-9:30pm.
Saturday, September 27th- St. Gregory's Community Dance
Wednesday, October 1st - 50th Anniversary Meeting 8:00pm.