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From the 09-16-2012 Sunday Bulletin

posted Oct 31, 2012, 9:20 AM by St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

·         TODAY – SPECIAL PRAYER for the Beginning of the Sunday School Year will take place immediately after the Children’s Sermon.

·         TODAY – 1st DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL – Teachers then students receive communion first (in that order) so that students do not end up in the Church Hall unsupervised.

·         TODAY – SUNDAY SCHOOL – There will be a brief parent-teacher meeting in the Nave of the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy. This meeting will explain the new programs for the school year. Ideally, one parent will stay with children in the Fellowship Hall while the other parent attends this meeting.

·         SERVICE TIMES – We just moved back to our regular 9:00am Orthros & 10:00am Divine Liturgy. However, Fr. Ciprian strongly recommends we DO NOT tinker with our alarm clocks and maybe continue to get up at the same time on Sunday mornings, so as to make it to church earlier. While very few of us are able to make it for Orthros, arriving at church before the Doxology should be a habit for adults and children alike, especially if one intends to receive communion. In fact, earlier arrival at the Sunday Morning Divine Services seems to be on the list of Designated Achievement Tasks for some of our Sunday School classes and they can’t do this successfully without the parents J - let’s help them.

·         Mon, Sept. 17 – Sts. Sofia and her 3 daughters (Faith, Hope, Love) – 9:00am Orthros & 10:00am Divine Liturgy.

·         Mon, Sept. 17 – SENIORS’ EVENT – The Seniors’ group will worship together during Divine Service for Sts. Sophia and her daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love - Edie’s Name Day. Following Divine Liturgy we will have brunch and fellowship at a nearby restaurant.

·         Mon, Sept. 17 – Parishioner Home & Nursing Home visitations by Fr. Ciprian

·         Tue, Sept. 18 – Communion to Parishioners in Home & Nursing Home

·         Tue, Sept. 18 – 6:30pm Parish Council Meeting

·         Thu, Sept. 20 – 4:00pm BAKLAVA PREPARATION for the Fall Dinner. Excellent opportunity to offer a little of your time to help or learn how to make this dessert. If you are interested in helping by donating some of the items please speak with Eleonora Rieck.

·         Sat, Sept. 22 – 5:30pm Great Vespers

·         Sun, Sept. 23 – 9:00am Orthros; 10:00am Divine Liturgy; 11:30am 40-year Anniversary Prayers for Fr. Ciprian’s Parents amid his parish family of St. John.


·         Sat, Sept. 29 – 5:30pm Great Vespers

·         Sat, Sept. 29 – 6:00pm GAME NIGHT for YOUTH of ALL ages – Our Youth of ALL ages is invited to attend the Great Vespers at 5:30pm and then enjoy an evening of fun with age appropriate games - a great opportunity to enjoy some fun time with Father and his family before they move. Don’t forget to bring your favorite board games, etc.

·         Sat, Sept. 30 – 9:00am Orthros; 10:00am Divine Liturgy; 11:30am Fellowship by Okones & Presentation by Laryssa & Jon Klein about Mission Trips to Guatemala and Romania.

·         PROSFORA – Please let Fr. Ciprian know if you’d like to make some for the Divine Liturgy.

·         TODAY – FALL GREEK DINNER – As usual, 10 tickets per adult have been distributed in the hopes that all of them and more will be sold. If not, payments made for (purchasing) returned tickets become a tax-deductible donation. Last but not least, the Sign-up Sheet for the Volunteer Positions is in the Church Hall by the refreshments line, please sign up.

·         FOOD PANTRY – Please bring the proper non-perishable food items to church by next Sunday (Sept. 23rd) so that this months collections can be taken the following week.