HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Scene from Happy Mother's Day.

Following Liturgy all our mothers received a gift of a potted flower.

Scene from Happy Mother's Day.

The congregation proceeded to the fellowship hall where the fathers prepared a meal.

Scene from Happy Mother's Day.

A Mother’s Day cake was provided for dessert.

Scene from Happy Mother's Day.

Protinica Michelle led the children singing to our mothers. “Many Years” to all our mothers and “Memory Eternal” to all mothers who have fallen asleep.

GARDEN CENTER VISIT FOR MAY

Scene from Garden Center Visit For May.

Fr. Andrew started our visit with the story of Pentecost. Pentecost, 50 days after Easter, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. As they were gather in one room, suddenly the sound of a mighty wind was heard rushing through the house and over the head of each man flickered a small flame, a sign the Holy Spirit was with them.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For May.

Fr. Andrew told us how a Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob’s Well, when Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” She was confused because Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans. But Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”

Scene from Garden Center Visit For May.

Fr. Andrew had a miniature replica of the pitcher used by the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well, who in the Orthodox tradition is called St. Photini.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For May.

Our visit wouldn’t be complete without nibbling on snacks and just enjoying each other’s company.

DINNER, FELLOWSHIP, AND BOCCE BALL

Scene from Dinner, Fellowship, and Bocce Ball.

This month our Food For The Christian Soul Ministry visited Mama Vesuvio’s in Palos Heights.

Scene from Dinner, Fellowship, and Bocce Ball.

Arriving diners anticipating a great time.

Scene from Dinner, Fellowship, and Bocce Ball.

Matt and Rick show off their Bocce form.

Scene from Dinner, Fellowship, and Bocce Ball.

Chuck explains the finer points of the game.

Scene from Dinner, Fellowship, and Bocce Ball.

Group photo.

Scene from Dinner, Fellowship, and Bocce Ball.

Thanks again for another winning evening.