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From 01/03/10 Sunday Bulletin

posted Jan 4, 2010, 11:01 AM by FrCiprian Sas
·    TODAY – SUNDAY SCHOOL – Thank you to everyone who helped out for all the Sunday School events in December 2009; too many names to mention. Thank you also to all the students for doing a great job on the Christmas Play. There will be NO Sunday School class next Sunday, January 10th due to our Church’s Feast Day celebrations and the Bishop’s Visit.
·    TODAY - PROSFORO - We need prosforo before Wednesday, January 6, 2010.
·    TODAY – 2010 ORTHODOX CALENDARS – Please grab one Orthodox Wall Calendar for your home and one Orthodox Pocket Calendar for each family member.
·    LIFE LESSONS FROM SUNDAY GOSPEL READINGS – EVERY TUESDAY from 5:30pm-6:30pm (unless otherwise noted) – This in-depth look at the Gospel Readings prescribed by the Orthodox Church for each of the 52 Sundays for 2010 will focus on how to best apply the teachings from these Gospel Readings to our every-day life. NOTE: The class this Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 will take place from 6pm to 7pm due to Epiphany Vespers.
·    UPCOMING SERVICES AND EVENTS – If you are wondering if any of our church services are cancelled due to severe weather conditions, please check our website or call the church office. ALL upcoming services and events (until Great Lent) are listed on the church website with details.
·    Tue, Jan 5, 2010 – Eve of Theophany 
o    9am – 10:30am     Royal Hours (Paramony of Theophany)   
o    5:30pm – 6pm    Great Vespers for Holy Theophany
o    6pm – 7pm        Life Lessons from Gospel Readings
·    Wed, Jan 6, 2010 – Holy Theophany (Baptism of Our Lord)
o    9am – 10am    Orthros
o    10am – 11am    Divine Liturgy
o    11am – 11:30am    Great Blessing of the Waters (Indoors)
o    4:30pm – 5:30pm     Children's Greek School (NO Adult Class due to Feast Day Vespers)
o    5:30pm – 6:10pm    Great Vespers for St. John's Feast Day
·    Thu, Jan 7, 2010 – Synaxis of St. John the Baptist
o         9am – 10am    Orthros
o         10am – 11am    Divine Liturgy
·    Sat, Jan 9, 2010 – Visit of His Grace Bishop Demetrios for Our Church’s Feast Day Celebrations
o    11am – 12pm    Pan-Orthdox Blessing of the Waters/River in Iowa City
Bishop Demetrios Presiding (501 1st Avenue Coralville, IA 52241); Lunch at Flannigan’s
o    5:30pm – 6:30pm    Great Vespers and Artoklasia for Our Church's Feast Day
·    Sun, Jan 10, 2010 – Our Feast Day Celebration – Bishop Demetrios Presiding
o    9am – 10am    Orthros
o    10am – 11:30am    Hierarchal Divine Liturgy
o    11:30am – 1:30pm    Feast Day Luncheon, Vasilopita & Children’s Greek School Program
·    THE OUTDOOR PAN-ORTHODOX BLESSING OF THE WATERS/RIVER - The Iowa Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (IOCCA) will host an Outdoor Blessing of the Waters Service as part of our Theophany celebrations on Saturday, January 9 at 11AM. St. Raphael has graciously agreed to organize/host this event. We are pleased Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago will be able to be with us and preside over the service. We will gather on the pedestrian bridge spanning the Iowa River which is next to the Iowa River Power Restaurant and Flannigan's Bar & Grill on 1st Avenue in Coralville, IA. Faithful from our neighboring Orthodox parishes are encouraged to invite/bring non-Orthodox friends for this joyous event. After the short service, everyone is invited to fellowship over lunch at Flannigan's.
·    BLESSING OF HOMES – Please call Fr. Ciprian to schedule the blessing of your home and/or business. The home blessings will start on Monday, January 11th, 2010.