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 Sunday of the Steward
 - March 8
, 2015 

Lections:   The Prophet Isaiah 56:1-57:21  Pages 732-733

Lections:   The First Letter of Paul to the Ephesians 4:17-5:14 Pages-176-177

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Luke 16:1-31 Pages-72 & 73 

Epistle:  Michelle Babikian   Gospel: Arnold Koresian
Greeter:  Robert Kaprelian 

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 Hymn “Der Voghormia,” Singing of Hayr Mer – Lord’s Prayer and During the Sermon. Please, wait in the vestibule until such time when it is proper to enter the Sanctuary.

Welcome to Parishioners and Friends - We happily welcome all who have come to worhship the Lord today.  As we enter the weeks of lent with special services, we will be entering one of the most exciting seasons of the liturgical years and it is a time of reflection, spiritual discipline and self-examinations in preparation for Easter.  Fasting and prayers are the two most important elements.     

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Kenarr Chiodo 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:

Yn. Shoushan Hazarian David Chan Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Georgia Calistro Violet Koresian  Mark Nahabedian Lisa Schaffer
Baby Jack Fleege Agnes Eghoian Joshua Najarian Ted Woosley
Baby Tiffany Marie Fransuhi Karachorlu Judy Pierce Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Alla Krivens Ramon Prats
Elizabeth Krikorian Luke Michaels

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.

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 - During Great Lent communion is not openly offered however, if anyone would like to receive Holy Communion arrangements can be made with Fr. Aren.

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to the Babikian Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of March.  Our thanks to Fr. Aren for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of March in Honor of his uncle's 80th birthday, Ara Basherian. 

Women's Guild - Following church services there will be a Women's Guild meeting. 

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.

When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church OfficeBefore 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 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Centennial Commemoration - This year marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.  There are a number of National and local events.  Please consult the diocesan website www.armenianchurch.net for a list of events, or for local events, www.chicagogenocidecentennial.com.


2015 Calendar of Events

Monday, March 9th -           Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.

Tuesday, March 10th -       Centennial Meeting - 8:00pm. All Saint's Glenview

Wednesday, March 11th -   Michink 6:30pm. Lenten Services 7:30pm.  Talk on the New Saints - 8:00pm. 

Thursday, March 12th -      Selma 7:00pm. Pickwick Theater Park Ridge, Il. St. Gregory has 10 reserved tickets at 15.00 per person, $25.00 at the door.  

Saturday, March 14th -      ACYOA Sr. Retreat - Racine, WI

                                           Saintly Women's Day - Holy Resurrection South Milwaukee - $25.00 Donation, begins at 11:00am. Call Mary Kaidarian 414-762-8287 to RSVP

Sunday, March 15th -        Vartanantz/Genocide Commemoration sponsored by the Knights & Daughters of Vartan.  The Armenian Genocide "The Story of My Family's Exile from                                                   Turkey" 3:00pm. AGBU Center.

March 16 - 18th -              Midwest Clergy Retreat

Wednesday, March 18th - Parish Council Meeting

March 20-22 -                  ACYOA Jrs. Retreat

Saturday, March 28th -   Talin - Kids Dance Party - AGBU Center 3:30pm

Sunday, March 29th -      Palm Sunday

March 30th - Aprin 4th -  Holy Week





Sunday, March 1st Church Attendance - 25  




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