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  • Dr. Jane Brasko Kelly

Sunday School News - October 2023

Dear Sunday School Families,

 

It has been wonderful to see your children back in their Sunday School classes! We look forward to teaching them about Our Lord, and what it means to be a Greek Orthodox Christian, even within in an increasingly secular world.

 

Here is the Class Schedule for October 2023:

 

  • October 1 Worship and Classes; GOYA Fall Retreat, Camp Innabah

  • October 8 Worship and Classes, Picture Day

  • October 15 Worship and Classes

  • October 22 Worship and Classes

  • October 29 Worship and Classes

 

On Picture Day, Sunday, October 8, 2023, immediately following Holy Communion, all students and Sunday School teachers should proceed to the steps at the front entrance of the church, to await Father Christ’s arrival for a group photo.

 

Sunday School Dismissal Policies


Please note, dismissal time for all Sunday School classes, unless otherwise indicated, is 12 pm. Therefore, if Liturgy is over before noon, we hope that you will enjoy child-free fellowship with friends, family and other parishioners at coffee hour before arriving at the Sunday School classroom(s) for pick-up. Also, if your child is to be picked up early, or, in the case of the older students, if your child will leave class early because of another Sunday commitment, please inform your child’s teacher prior to class. It is important for the sake of your child’s safety, and for your peace of mind, that both the arrival and dismissal processes go as smoothly and securely as possible. We thank you for being our partners in all aspects of the religious education of your children.

 

Communications


Throughout the year, our Directors and Sunday School teachers will be in touch with you via text and email with Sunday School news, so please be sure that we have your up-to-date contact information. In addition, join us on Facebook (and Instagram - coming soon!) for updates, photos, community service opportunities and more.  For Facebook, search for: St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church Sunday School - Broomall, Pa

 

Is your child not registered for Sunday School yet? No problem! To register your child or children, please click on the following link:  https://www.ss.st-luke.org/registration


Readers for Divine Liturgy

 

Please encourage your children to volunteer to read the Epistle or the Communion Prayer during Divine Liturgy. This is a great way for your child to become involved in the worship of our faith. We will send you the reading(s) ahead of time so that your child can practice and become comfortable with the texts beforehand. To volunteer your child, please contact Sophia Milinkovic and Jane Kelly at stlukesundayschool@gmail.com.

 

2024 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

 

Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. As soon as the 2024 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival topics are released, we will send them to the teachers and to the families of 7th -9th graders (Junior Division), and 10th-12th graders (Senior Division). The Festival begins at the parish level, then successful participants advance to the District and Metropolis levels, before competing in the National Finals. Participants at the National Finals receive awards from the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Scholarship Fund, ranging from $500 to $2000, the Faith Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism Scholarships, and the Chrysostom Scholarship Program of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. 

 

Parents, please discuss this opportunity for your children to delve deeper into their faith by asking them to review the topics, when released, and by encouraging them to participate in the first step of the Oratorical Festival ladder, the St. Luke Parish Oratorical Festival.  Further details will be forthcoming, but the parish festival is projected to take place in either February or March 2024. For questions about the Parish Oratorical Festival, please contact Art Karros, akarros@gmail.com, or Peter Pavlis, ppavlis7104@gmail.com.

 

Questions about Sunday School?

 

Please contact Miss Sophia or Miss Jane at stlukesundayschool@gmail.org. Or, visit https://www.ss.st-luke.org, which will be updated throughout the year with additional information and resources for families.

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