GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
OF THE ASSUMPTION

REV. FR. DEAN KOULDUKIS, Protopresbyter

October 7, 2021 - e-Bulletin Issue #354 - assumptionseattle.org
SATURDAY, October 9th
Small Compline: 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, October 10th
3rd Sunday of Luke
Matins: 8:45 am ~ Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
Memorial: George Soukas (40 days)

MONDAY, October 11th
Columbus Day Holiday
(Parish Office Closed for the Holiday)

THURSDAY, October 14th
Cooking for the Homeless (Society of St. John the Almsgiver): 9:30 am

SATURDAY, October 16th
Great Vespers: 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, October 17th
SUNDAY OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
Matins: 8:45 am ~ Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
Memorial: Nikolaos Flemetakis (7 yrs)

MONDAY, October 18th
LUKE THE EVANGELIST
Matins: 8:45 am ~ Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am

TUESDAY, October 19th
Parish Council Meeting via Zoom: 5:30 pm
(followed by a small Reception)

SATURDAY, October 23rd
JAMES THE APOSTLE
Matins: 8:45 am ~ Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
Small Compline: 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, October 24th
6th SUNDAY OF LUKE
Matins: 8:45 am ~ Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
Memorial: Elias (Louis) Natsiopoulos (40 days)
Memorial: Evanthia Skepetaris (1 yr)


PLEASE NOTE:
To keep everyone safe and healthy, we are requiring the use of masks in the church until this CoVID spike subsides. Thank you, everyone, for your understanding and for helping to keep one another safe.
PARISH-WIDE SURVEY SUMMARY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
To Our Cherished Assumption Community,

Thank you to all who filled out the Parish Strategic Plan Survey, taking time to offer thoughtful opinions, insights and recommendations about our beloved parish. 

In the spirit of full transparency and inclusiveness our Strategic Planning Team has chosen to share the results of the survey with all those on our parish email list, whether they participated in the survey or not. These results have been invaluable in the identification of our strategic areas of focus, and will continue to guide our efforts for years to come. 

We want to acknowledge and thank Alexis Katsis for her leadership, hard work and dedication as she took the lead in creating the survey and post processing its results. Thank you also to our Strategic Planning Team who has offered their time and talent these past 6 months and to our Parish Council who has offered their steadfast support. Please let us know if you have any questions!!

In Christ,

Gus and Kristina Mehas
Strategic Plan Co-Chairs
NEW ONLINE GIVING OPTIONS
As promised, we have been busy creating and releasing new giving options here at the Assumption church. Though we have had an online giving option for some time, that platform has been updated and is now ready for use. As in the past, you can reach the page from a link on our Assumption website (www.assumptionseattle.org) or you can go directly to the payment page via this link:                            
 
You simply go to the page (as seen above) pick an area where you would like to make a donation/contribution/payment and the site will walk you though setting up a one-time or recurring payment using your credit/debit card or by linking to your bank account. It’s quite easy. Additionally, if you set up a secure online account, you will be able to review your giving history, manage your recurring donations and update your payment information. 

We'd like to encourage you to use the option to link to your bank account as it is secure, will not require updates like a credit card might (if you lose your card, it expires, etc.), and is much less expensive for the church with regard to fees paid for transactions.
 
We also offer you the ability to make a donation using text on your smartphone as well. Simply send a text message to our new GivePlus Text Number: 844-846-8520 with the amount you would like to contribute (for example, type 25 for $25). You’ll be sent a text with a link to complete your donation. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and debit or card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt of your donation via email. For future giving, send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! You can even text “repeat” to make it a recurring donation. Text giving is one of the fastest, easiest ways to give.
 
We hope you enjoy these new ways to share your generosity, and we thank you for supporting the Assumption Church.
OPPORTUNITES FROM THE METROPOLIS
ONLINE STREAMING OF ASSUMPTION CHURCH SERVICES