Summer Raffle

The Great St Paul’s Summer Raffle is here!

 

ST PAUL’S GRAND SUMMER RAFFLE

 

  • Get your tickets online by sending an email to lynnstav@gmail.com – tickets cost €2 each or you can purchase 6 tickets for €10. You can pay either via  e-banking:
  • Account Name: THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN GREECE, ST PAUL’S, ATHENS 
  • BANK: Bank of Piraeus
  • IBAN: GR82 0172 0500 0050 5008 6327 479
  • or by using  PAYPALwww.paypal.me/StPaulsathens

 

  • Payments should include your name, the description “Summer Raffle” and your email address, so that we know who is sending, for what purpose and to let you know if you win a prize! We’ll then email you with your ticket numbers. The draw will be done in the Church garden after the service on the first Sunday following the close of the Raffle (date to be announced). Ticket holders are invited to come along and maybe collect a prize.  If you are a winner but can’t be there, or if we are obliged to do the draw via Zoom, winners will be notified by email.
  • Prizes can be collected during daily opening hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) or during coffee time after the 10 a.m. Sunday liturgy, on presentation of the email you received giving your ticket numbers. The winner will then sign to confirm receipt of the prize.  Please note: prizes will be kept for a fortnight (2 Sundays). If not collected during that period, they will be entered into a forthcoming raffle. In the event of a lockdown, the fortnight counts from the date the church reopens.

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Bible Study Blog

June Bible Studies – Exodus

Leonard Doolan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  3 texts supplied *- 4th Session text still to be decided.

Topic: Bible Study – Exodus

Time: Jun 4, 2021 07:00 PM Athens

        Every week on Fri, 4 occurrence(s)

        Jun 4, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 11, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 18, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 25, 2021 07:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZ0tc-6orzIsHN2YSAAsh7B7AYbVApPumTex/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGhrj8tGtWcth-ORpx5Ao-gKPTzmFhdgo0PpSzEIjNbNSGhF9tABJNvIM3d

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89047019669?pwd=L29kbFhJdnRmeVRIN0JoekcvVElQQT09

 Meeting ID: 890 4701 9669

Passcode: 01yi2C

*Exodus First Session

*Exodus second session

*Exodus third session

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Updated Covid restrictions and Social Distancing regulations

From June 6th, the first Sunday of the month, inside the church, we can have 1 person per 15 sq. metres – this means that we can have 15 in the congregation + altar assistants. Please continue to contact Father Leonard if you wish to attend a service. Double masks are still required in church and registering your attendance on arrival and hand sanitation are still necessary in order for us to comply with Covid regulations. But things are improving.
The number of those sitting outside (2 metres apart) will increase to 1 person per 10 sq. metres. This means that more people can be seated in the garden for services, within range of the outside speakers of course. These changes refer only to attendance at services and so unfortunately we are still not able to hold any events in the garden – such as table-top sales/coffee mornings.
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A separate note – our Online Summer Raffle will be a Bumper one with some great prizes, including weekends away, restaurant meals, wines and other drinks. Watch out for publicity, including details of how to obtain tickets, and the prize list here on our website and on our Facebook page.
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Easter Lilies

A big thank you to all those who donated 130 lilies in memory of their loved ones. you can see the virtual lilies above and below, the  beautiful flower arrangements that were placed in the Church for Easter Sunday.. The names of your loved ones are given below and will also be written in the Easter Book of  Remembrance, which will be available to view in the Church when it re-opens.

Once again we are hugely grateful to Mary Pelides for making these wonderful flower arrangements to decorate the Church.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM

Maurice Ashford

 

Ann Skinner,

 

Hardy, Lounton and Griffin families

Anthony Antoniadis. Christine Woodlands  . Karl Darley.

 

Donald Orr, Carolyn Grandstaff,  Costas Makaritis,
Sandra Makaritis
Marjorie, Dimitris, Pat, Mary, Mario,

Zoe, Pantelis ,Maria, Anastasia, Vera.

 

Maria, Paraskevas, Maria, Eftsathios, George, Ephraim, Salome, Momo 8

 

Matilda Amartey family

 

Jenkins/Dedes Families

 

Angela Hutton, Pat Mills, Pam Nicholson, John and Roseabelle Newton, Arthur and Rose Wayt, Moscha Arabopoulou, Peter Contraros. Alex maroukis Dimitri maroukis, Wendy mansell

 

Jack and Margery Bradley

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Dr John Kittmer receives an award from the Greek Ambassador to the United Kingdom

From the Anglican congregations of Athens and Greece, our sincere congratulations to Dr. John Kittmer, former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Greece. John was awarded the honour of Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix by The President of Greece for his work as Chairman of the Anglo-Hellenic League, based in London. The photograph shows Dr. John Kittmer (left), receiving his award, with the Greek Ambassador to the United Kingdom (centre), and Professor Paul Cartledge (right), who incidentally taught John Kittmer when he was at Cambridge.

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Easter Eggs

This Easter we are launching our Easter Egg Appeal!

Thank you Jane for our 17th Egg!

Help us fill the basket with brightly coloured eggs for Easter.  You can help by sending a donation to St Paul’s.  Each donation, of whatever size, will add an egg to the basket and a new picture will appear.

Donations can be made in several ways:

Bank Transfer – THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN GREECE, ST PAUL’S,  ATHENS
BANK: Bank of Piraeus
IBAN: GR82 0172 0500 0050 5008 6327 479
SWIFT CODE: PIRB GRAA

(Reference “Easter Eggs)

(including fee except for inter-Piraeus Bank)

PAYPALwww.paypal.me/StPaulsathens

(reference “Easter Eggs”)

Please let us know if you do not wish your name to be published.

Let’s fill the basket and rejoice this Easter!

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting for St Paul’s Anglican Church Athens will take place on Zoom, at 1.00pm on Sunday 21st March 2021, after the morning service.

You will not need to log-in separately, just stay online after the service.

Click here for the Zoom Login for Sunday Service

 

All the documents pertaining to the meeting have been uploaded and are available to view online.  They may then be personally downloaded or printed if necessary.  Each document has a separate link and should be clicked to view.  They are not altogether on one link. There are nine documents altogether:

  • Information on Zoom Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Minutes of the APCM 2020
  • Nomination form for Church Wardens
  • Nomination form for Parish Council Members
  • Nomination form for Archdeaconry Synod Representatives
  • Accounts for the last Financial Year
  • Auditors Report
  • Reports on Church Organisations and Events.

 

 

Feb 7th

Zoom Service for Sunday 21st February 2021 at 12.00 noon

We are following the Orthodox date for Easter this year. Today is the

4th Sunday before Lent. 

 

Welcome to our worship brought to our homes by Zoom. After the worship we can have a short chat together. The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you may be happy to listen in silence.

 

The Sunday worship login will remain the same until the end of April. See notices at end of sheet.  

 

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today, assisted by Deacon Chris who is the preacher. On the keyboard is Christina Antoniadou. 

 

Priest:      Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All:           and also with you.

1 Morning has broken
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing
Fresh from the Word!

 

2 Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from Heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

 

3 Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Eden saw play.
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God’s re-creation
Of the new day!

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Celebrating Easter in a time of Covid

Easter 2021 will be the second Easter in this long period of the COVID pandemic. The Greek Government approaches COVID restrictions and the Church in its own distinct national way. Due to these two factors St. Paul’s Athens will align itself this year with the Greek date for Easter. This is for 2021 only and it is hoped that by celebrating Pascha almost a month later than the western date there will be more favourable conditions for worship in St. Paul’s. We sought permission for this, and the Church Council was unanimous in its vote to make this change. St. Thomas’s Crete, and Holy Trinity Corfu will also follow this practice.

Key dates: Ash Wednesday March 17th

                    Palm Sunday       April 25th

                    Holy Thursday    April 29th

                    Good Friday        April 30th

                    Easter Sunday    May 2nd

                    Ascension Day   June 10th

                    Pentecost           June 20th

Times of the Liturgy and Zoom services will be announced and publicized via the Website.