On February the 23rd, we will be kicking off our first evening of our Saint Anna College & Young Professionals group: a group that will meet once a month for dinner and conversation. Following the conclusion of Vespers on Saturday, we will transition over to Fr. Seraphim and Pres Renee’s home for an evening of food and fellowship. Our college and young professionals between 18 and 35 are warmly invited. For those that wish to attend, please r.s.v.p. to Fr. Seraphim, no later than February 20th.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Father Christopher. Fr. Seraphim and Tim Burkhard are honored to participate in this annual fundraiser at the Westfield Galleria on March 2 as members of “The Bald and Beautiful.” This event hosted by Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance benefits childhood cancer research, while the Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance gives hope to every family who has a child with cancer, https://childcancer.org.
Bill Alexiou who has been shaving his head for over 10 years, will again due so on March 15 in Reno, Nevada at the Downtown Reno Ballroom on behalf of Kyle’s Wish.
Now they need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Please consider supporting us in our fundraising goals:
Fr. Christopher, https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/1001610/2019
Our Team and team page:
Kyle Raphael, Keaton’s Child Alliance
John Allard, Mayor of Roseville
Bruce Houdesheldt, Roseville City Council Member
Dr. Tim Herman, Former Roseville City Council Member
Jeremiah Smith, First Northern Bank and his son Brady
Father Christopher Flesoras, St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Father Seraphim Ivey, St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Mike Isom, City of Roseville
Sean Bigley, City of Roseville
Mark Riffey, Roseville Electric and his son Evan
Ryan Haney, Consortium, LLC
Todd Lindstrom, Enable Energy
Rob Romero, Area Project Manager
Aldo Pineschi, Tommy Apostolos Fund
Tim Burkhard, DT Engineering Associates Inc
Robert Dugan—Honorary Team Barber
Francisco Castillo—Honorary Team Barber
Please keep these children, their families, and friends as well as physicians, nurses and researchers who provide care, healing, and hope in your prayers.
If you are also participating at the Galleria or at another event in support of St. Baldrick’s, please contact Fr. Christopher so we can share your fundraising page as well!
On Sunday, 13 January, we took the opportunity to both thank and also pray for those men and women who have served and now serve on our Parish Council. Again, we are blessed to have a truly faithful and dynamic group of stewards that will assist the clergy of our Parish with the ministry of the Church that reaches far beyond the confines of our Church grounds.
Our 2019 Parish Council Officers and members are as follows:
Christy Moustris, President
Mark Mellis, Vice President
Larry Finney, Treasurer
Timothy Burkhard, Secretary
Please keep these men and women in your prayers, asking God to grant them every blessing as they labor in His vineyard and to His glory!
We were saddened to learn of the untimely passing of His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda of Kenya. As we ask the Lord to grant him rest in His Kingdom, we pray for his greater family, His Diocese, the clergy and faithful of Kenya, as well as His Grace Bishop Neofitos and all those who will comfort those who grieve His passing. A reflection on the life and ministry of His Grace Bishop Athanasios is provided here, https://orthodoxafrica.org/news-en/a-reflection-on-the-life-and-ministry-of-bishop-athanasius/
Eternal be his memory!
The needs for the victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise continually change. We remain in continual communication with IOCC representatives in the area, as well as shelters and other humanitarian groups. We will continue to provide a listing of items needed in the weeks ahead.
Gift cards remain a blessing for individuals and families so that they can then directly provide for themselves. Please contact the Church Office if you’d like to assist with our relief efforts.
The following is the proposed agenda for the next General Assembly meeting. Join us on Sunday, November 18 immediately following Divine Services in the Church for our Assembly and Parish Potluck. All active stewards* of the Church of Saint Anna are encouraged to participate.
1. Prayer & Call to Order
2. Selection of General Assembly Chair
3. Approval of Minutes of previous GA, Mark Mellis
4. Clergy Report – Fr. Christopher, Fr. Seraphim and Dn. Joseph
5. President’s Report – George Papailias
6. Treasurer’s Report – 2017 Budget - Christy Moustris
7. Old Business
a. Sanctuary Build Update (Paul Stamas & Jason Jurrens)
b. Building Fund Campaign (John and Susie Sobchak)
c. Expanding Regional Ministry (Fr. Christopher Flesoras
8. New Business
a. Proposed 2018 Budget (Christy Moustris)
b. How To Pay For Our Sanctuary (Gary Arnold)
9. For the Good of the Parish – Open Remarks
10. Closing Prayer
Helpful Information for those who are prayerfully considering their service on the Parish Council
Each and every baptized Orthodox Christian realizes his or her life in Christ in the local parish. First and foremost, the clergy and laity gather in the Church to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, under the spiritual care of a hierarch, from an Altar Table, receiving the Holy Eucharist from a chalice. The fullness of the Orthodox Christian Church, as expressed and realized in a Metropolis, an Archdiocese a Patriarchate, is experienced in a Parish!
As members of the Body of Christ, each of us will logically serve the Lord and His Church uniquely. Whether we assist with Divine Services, philanthropy, studies, fellowship, the maintenance and expansion of our grounds, or hospitality, the work is sacred. And in each and every expression of our stewardship, no matter how unique, our commonalities as Orthodox Christians is that we serve with faith, Grace, humility, love and joy.
Those men and women who desire to assist with the servant leadership of an Orthodox Christian community are invited to serve on the Parish Council. The role of a council member is truly spiritual as he or she assists the clergy in the administrative responsibilities of the Parish. Collegially, the clergy and laity acknowledge the importance of and work toward strengthening the earthly ministry of Christ through God’s Church.
In accordance with the 2007 Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, all candidates seeking to serve on the Parish Council must attend a PARISH COUNCIL SEMINAR organized by the Parish Council and under the leadership of the Parish Priest. The purpose of the Seminar is to prepare candidates for their service, as well as making aware of the sacred responsibilities expected of a Council member.
PARISH COUNCIL SEMINARS will be held on: Wednesday, December 5following the Akathist Prayer at 6PM and on Thursday, December 13at 6PM.in the Parish Office. All potential Parish Council members, including those seeking re-election, must attend the Seminar.
In order to be eligible, one must complete the Application for candidacy form and return it to the Parish Office before or on Thursday, December 13. Please contact Fr. Christopher, a member of our Parish Council or attend one of the scheduled seminars to learn more about this sacred opportunity.