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From 05-20-2012 Sunday Bulletin

posted May 22, 2012, 4:58 PM by St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church   [ updated May 22, 2012, 4:58 PM ]

·         TODAY – A warm welcome to Dcn. Edmund Abodeely who came to help his sore fellow clergy man.

·         Mon, May 21 – Sts. Constantine & Helen – 9:00am Orthros & 10:00am Divine Liturgy

·         Mon, May 21 – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Last Day for Maria Terzopoulou’s Exhibit for her senior thesis titled “Byzantine Aegina: Faces of the Mother of God” at the Janalyn Hanson White Art Gallery on the Campus of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA. All are invited. Congratulations Maria.

·         Tue, May 22 – 5:30pm-6:30pm  Adult Religious Education Class

·         Wed, May 23 – 4:30pm  Children’s Greek School & 6:00pm Adult Greek School

·         Wed, May 23 – 5:30pm  Ascension Vespers

·         Thu, May 24 – Holy Ascension – 9:00am Orthros & 10:00am  Divine Liturgy

·         Sat, May 26 – The 12-mile obstacle course, that raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and would have been impossible to complete without team work and camaraderie, was completed yesterday (May 19) in 4 hours and 14 minutes and without any injuries – thanks be to God. As mentioned before, this Physical Exercise & Challenge will be followed by the Spiritual Exercise & Challenge of Intense Prayer for the same duration (4 hrs 14 mins) which may prove to be more challenging that the first as it may include “the Jesus Prayer Curriculum” (depending on number of participants. Fr. Ciprian will be doing this at church this Saturday, May 26 from 9:00am to 1:14pm. If you are an adult who is confident you can last the whole stretch and would like to join Fr. Ciprian on this endeavor, please let him know no later than Wednesday, May 23.

·         Sat, May 26 – 5:30pm  Great Vespers

·         Sun, May 27 – 9:00am Orthros; 10:00am Divine Liturgy; 11:30am Fellowship by Mary & Bud Moscrip

·         Mon, May 28 – 10:00am  Memorial Service & Blessing of Graves at Cemetery (not in Newsletter)

·         Sat, June 2 – 2:30pm-4:00pm YOUTH TALENT SHOW for our Seniors Group. Speak with Edie or Pre. Maggie for entering your child in this talent show.

·         Sat, June 2 – 4:15pm-5:15pm YOUTH STEWARDSHIP EVENT: Following the Apostles Example – Please read the Messenger or speak to Elleni Huerter for more details and/or to RSVP.

·         Sun, June 3 – 2:00pm-5:00pm SILENT RETREAT & REFLECTION FOR THE LADIES OF OUR CHURCH – This Retreat will take place at Prairiewoods and will be conducted by Presbytera Maggie Sas. Full sponsorship is already in place so there is no cost to the participants, but we are looking for volunteer dads to help Fr. Ciprian babysit the kids who need to be looked after during the retreat.

·         OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS: Seniors’ Event in Swisher (Tue, June 26), HOPE Brucemore Baloon Glow (Tue, June 26), Men’s Night Out (Fri, June 29). Details about these and other events will be forthcoming.

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