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THIS WEEK AT ANNUNCIATION

February 7- February 14, 2021

 
Sunday, February 7th 
8:30 am | Orthros 
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: 16th Sunday of Matthew
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School

Tuesday, February 9th 
6:00 pm | Joy/Jr. Goya Virtual Meeting & Discussion via Google Meet

Wednesday, February 10th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: St. Haralambos the Priest-Martyr

11:00 am | Virtual Studies in the Faith via Google Meet
6:00 pm | Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos
7:00 pm | Virtual Orthodoxy 101 via Google Meet
*Articles for the Annunciation Observer are due

Friday, February 12th
*Deadline to register (free) for our Metropolis' Virtual Youth Religious Education Program A Lenten Journey to Great and Holy Pascha
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Sunday, February 14th
8:30 am | Orthros 
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: Sunday of the Canaanite Woman
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School
 
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Services This Week at Annunciation

Dear Faithful of Annunciation,
 
As we continue to worship while still adhering to COVID-19 precautions and safety measures, please remember that regular social distancing and wearing of masks will be closely followed on our parish grounds.

Late Friday evening, February 6th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the South Bay United Pentecost Church v. Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, stating that California can no longer continue with a ban on indoor church services. This is the second ruling in the past few months in which the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional right of religious freedom.  While the ruling was in favor of Churches in the State of California, the state can limit worship to 25% occupancy, which is at least at par with similar businesses/infrastructures. 

With this ruling as our legal protection, and with the number of cases decreasing in the Greater Sacramento area, we are excited to welcome you back into our physical church building to pray and worship.  

Please join us to pray the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos, every Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Also this week, we will be celebrating the Divine Services for the Feast of St. Haralambos the Priest-Martyr on Wednesday, February 10th.

If you are able, healthy, and comfortable, we invite you to pray and celebrate with us, in person, in church.  Masks, contact tracing, and social distancing protocols will, of course, be in place. 
As always, our services will continue to be broadcast via our live-stream.

We look forward to praying and celebrating with you in person this week, as well as on Sunday, February 14th for the Divine Liturgy and the Sunday of the Canaanite Woman.
 
With love in Christ,
 
Fr. James Retelas 
Presiding Priest

Homily
The Homily offered by Fr. James Retelas on February 7, 2021
Every week in our Sunday Bulletin, This Week at Annunciation e-mails, and on our social media platforms, we will feature important events in the history of our Parish! Don't forget to check back weekly to learn more about Annunciation over the past 100 years!
On February 4, 2013, our beloved Reverend Fr. Demetrius Dogias fell asleep in the Lord. May his memory be eternal!
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Youth & Young Adult Ministries
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February Youth Group Meetings
Virtual Joy & Jr. Goya Meeting | February 9th
Virtual Goya Kickback | February 11th
2021 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Topics
Scholarships are being posted from our Parish, Annunciation Endowment Fund, Archdiocese, Metropolis, PenHellenic Society, and MORE! Check out our scholarship resource page on our website or by clicking the link below!
Scholarship Opportunities at Annunciation Sacramento
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Resources from our Hierarchs
Encyclical on the Feast of Saint Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople
Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops | Statement Regarding Developments in Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccines & Immunizations
Prayers for our Community
A prayer of protection from the Coronavirus, by His Grace, Bishop Alexis of Bethesda
A prayer of protection from the Coronavirus, by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania
Annunciation Ministries
100th Anniversary
Annunciation Dance Ministry and Support Group
Annunciation Senior League
Philoptochos
Annunciation Choir
Youth Choir
Altar Guild
Live Services
GREEK-TO-GO
Annunciation Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Greek School
Parish Council
Bookstore
Sacramento Greek Festival
Epistle Readers
Annunciation Endowment Fund
OUR MISSION is to bring all people to full maturity in Christ through Worship (Liturgia), Service (Diakonia), Education (Paideia), Witness (Martyria), and Fellowship (Koinonia), guided and united in all things by the One Holy Spirit.

We are committed to serving YOU! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us so that we may help with any questions or concerns.
Below, for your convenience, are email addresses, and other contact information, that you can click on to initiate your correspondence with the appropriate individuals.  We look forward to assisting you!

Parish Clergy & Office Staff
Fr. James Retelas, Presiding Priest 
Fr. Timothy Robinson, Associate Priest
Efstratios "Yianni" Magoulias, Pastoral Assistant
Effie Theodor, Office Coordinator
Maro Mavroforakis, Financial Administrator 

Executive Committee of the Parish Council
Dr. Nicholas Rotas, Parish Council President 
Michael Dariotis, 1st Vice-President
Nicholas Avdis, 2nd Vice-President
Demetri Romas, Treasurer 
Chris Georgoulias, Secretary 
 
Annunciation Hellenic Center
616 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95816
Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Parish Website: www.AnnunciationSac.org
Parish Office: (916) 443-2033
Annunciation Hellenic Center Contact & Booking: (916) 443-2033 x225
Annunciation Parish Bookstore: (916) 231-9949
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