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From 09/13/09 Sunday Bulletin

posted Sep 13, 2009, 12:29 PM by FrCiprian Sas   [ updated Sep 15, 2009, 8:27 AM ]
·    SUNDAY SCHOOL – Classes for the 2009-2010 school year are starting today. A prayer will be said over all the students immediately after the Gospel Reading. Thank you to all those that helped yesterday to reorganize classrooms downstairs so as to accommodate classes that exceed 10 students. And good job! Even so, it looks like dealing with the blessed challenge of 40+ students registered for Sunday School will mean we have to bring Level 3 and Level 4 classes (grades 7-12) right before the Divine Liturgy. Thank you to our teachers who have agreed to come earlier and thank you in advance to all the parents for bringing your children earlier so that they can continue to benefit from this educational ministry of our parish.
·    GREEK DINNER – Tickets will be handed out today by Dorothea Allans and Evan Farfaras. Do the best you can to sell them all and then ask for more J
·    OUR PARISH WEBSITE – The new and improved parish website (www.stjohncr.org) has been launched since Monday, September 7th. As any website, it will continue to grow, but take the time to visit it occasionally. Scripture readings and details of our upcoming events can always be found there along with pictures and much more to come.
·    FR. CIPRIAN successfully defended his Dissertation Proposal. He brings thanks to God and to all those who prayed for and encouraged him along the way. The work that follows is fun, inspiring, and not-so-strenuous. The biggest hump is over. Glory be to God and thank you for your prayers!
·    OUTREACH & EVANGELISM – This committee is working on putting something together for the next coming Dinner (Oct. 11) that will display both our faith and our parish. They also took the time to sort out and categorize all our boxed icons. Good job!
·    EXALTATION OF THE LIFE-GIVING CROSS – 9am Orthros & 10am Divine Liturgy
·    PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00pm.
·    GREEK SCHOOL – Classes will start on Wednesday, September 16th at 4:30pm. We are looking to see if we have enough interest to start a Beginners Class for Adults - please speak to Harry Kitsos, Mary Harker, or Tom Karras if you are interested.
·    SENIOR CITIZENS – Please RSVP with Fr. Ciprian know if you will be able to come to the Play (Altar Boyz) at Theater Cedar Rapids on Sunday, September 20 at 2:30pm. Edie needs to have a count by Tuesday so we can have a block of tickets reserved.
·    COOKING CLASS – Eleonora will teach a class on how to make Koulourakia which will be sold by the Philoptochos at the Dinner. The class will be on Monday, September 14 at 5:45pm. Please let her know if you will be coming.
·    PROSFORO – Speak to Fr. Ciprian know if you’d like to make prosforo.
·    APPLE PICKING – Our HOPE group will be going apple picking again this Saturday, September 19. We will leave the church at 9am sharp, so please arrive some time before that. St. George church will join us.
·    UPCOMING EVENTS – Sept. 24th lunch and talk with Bishop Mark (bring dessert); Pan-Orthodox Hierarchal Con-celebration at St. George on Sept. 24th at 6:45pm; Ken & Edie’s house warming on Sat, Sept. 26 at 2:00-4:00pm, Oct. 11 Fall Dinner.

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