St. Mark Of Ephesus Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church of America
261 Main Street, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364
Coffee Hour Schedule 2020

2020 Coffee Hour Schedule

Note: Please scroll to the bottom of the list for our Coffee Hour Q & A Section.



5 Mojica (Theophany - Fast Day)

12 Haddad

19 Arnold




2 Williams

9 Condrick

16 Bacon

23 Kwong (Meatfare Sunday)



1 Geigle (Meat Fast - Cheesefare Sunday)

8 Dubrovsky (Lenten Fast - Wine & Oil)

15 Potluck (Lenten Fast - Wine & Oil)

22 Mojica (Lenten Fast - Wine & Oil)

29 Haddad (Lenten Fast - Wine & Oil)



5 Arnold (Lenten Fast - Wine & Oil)

12 Williams (Palm Sunday, Lenten Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

19 Great & Holy Pascha (no coffee hour)

26 Condrick



3 Bacon

10 Kwong

17 Geigle

24 Dubrovsky

31 Potluck



7 Mojica (Pentecost)

14 Haddad

21 Arnold (Saints Peter & Paul Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

28 Williams (Saints Peter & Paul Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)



5 Condrick

12 Bacon

19 Kwong

26 Geigle



2 Dubrovsky (Dormition Fast - Wine & Oil)

9 Potluck (Dormition Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

16 Mojica

23 Haddad

30 Arnold



6 Williams

13 Condrick

20 Bacon

27 Kwong



4 Geigle

11 Dubrovsky

18 Potluck

25 Mojica



1 Haddad (Daylight Savings Begins)

8 Arnold

15 Williams (Nativity Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

22 Condrick (Nativity Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

29 Bacon (Nativity Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)



6 Kwong (Nativity Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

13 Geigle (Nativity Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

20 Dubrovsky (Nativity Fast - Fish, Wine & Oil)

27  Potluck 


St. Mark Coffee Hour Q & A:


What are Potluck Sundays?

Potluck Sundays are new to the coffee hour rotation list for 2020. All are encouraged to bring a simple dessert or dish to coffee hour on these special Sundays. If you are not already on the coffee hour list, this is a wonderful opportunity to contribute. Please remember that all are required to help set-up and clean-up and share the responsibility of removing the trash. Please mark your calendar or check this online schedule for Potluck Sunday dates.


What do I bring to coffee hour?

All that is required is a light refreshment such as a tray of cookies or perhaps cheese and crackers. Some enjoy bringing main dishes such as soup, salad, casseroles, and/or an array of desserts, but this is not necessary. Simple is best. 


What do I bring to coffee hour on fast days?

Please do not bring main dishes or desserts that include the following ingredients on fast days: meat, dairy, eggs, oil. Some fast days may allow oil, wine and fish, so please refer to your liturgical calendar to review what is and is not allowed. Special reminder: please remember that desserts should also be fast friendly and Lenten, so, for example, do not bring baked goods from your local supermarket that include dairy, eggs, and oil. Please also remember our gluten-free parishioners. Please be mindful of fast days by checking the schedule or your liturgical calendar.


What are my responsibilities as a coffee hour host?

Detailed instructions are posted on the refrigerator, including how to brew the coffee, however, here are the list of responsibilities in a nutshell: prepare the coffee pot before liturgy begins, turn on the coffee pot after the sermon, set the table, clear the table, clean the kitchen, take home leftover food and the trash. 


Where is the coffee hour schedule located?

It is posted on the refrigerator and right here on our website


What do I do if I need someone to cover my coffee hour?

It is the responsibility of all coffee hour hosts to make the appropriate arrangements if you need to switch with someone; here are two ways to find someone to cover for you:

1. Call or email another coffee hour host from the contact list

2. Send out a general email to the parish 


What should I do if it is Sunday morning and I have coffee hour but I cannot come to church?

Contact the parish warden (Catherine) by phone or email


Thank you so very much for being a coffee hour host! Your dedication and commitment to St. Mark is greatly appreciated.