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From the 02-08-15 bulletin

posted Apr 15, 2015, 7:00 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 7:00 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, February 8 - Sunday of the Prodigal Son 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
  • Monday, February 9 - 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
    • Following Vespers: adult education series 
  • Tuesday, February 10 - St. Haralambos 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • Following Liturgy: adult education series 
    • 6:30 p.m. Philoptochos meeting 
  • Wednesday, February 11 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
  • Friday, February 13 
    • 6:00 p.m. Vespers 
  • Saturday, February 14 - Saturday of souls 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • 4:30 p.m. Chant and Liturgy music 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, February 15 - Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare) 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow
We need prosfora for the upcoming feasts, Sundays, and soon Presanctified Liturgies. If you are able to provide this blessing to our parish, please let Fr. Peter know. 

Please use the lists in the narthex to give me the names of your loved ones for the Saturday of souls. 

Please check the sign-up sheet in the hall for opportunities to sponsor the Sunday fellowship in 2015. 

Our parish St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will be on Sunday, March 15. If you are interested in participating, please contact Fr. Peter. 

Metropolis Lenten Family Synaxis: Saturday, March 14, at St. Nektarios in Palatine, IL. Topic – Philanthropia: God’s great love and our calling as families. 

St. John playgroup (3 and under, siblings welcome) will meet tomorrow at 9:30 at the church. 

Stewardship corner 

The more unselfish a person is, the happier he is. That is because he is fulfilling God’s purpose for him. To such a person, life becomes a sacred trust. It is given as a gift to be cared for and given back. Life is precious in the sight of the unselfish because life is seen as given by God to be spent in ministering to others. Such is the start and the completion of good stewardship. 

Orthodox Christians act not in the spirit of self-centeredness, but in the fixed example of Christ: self-denial and self-sacrifice. Partaking with Him in this life of sacrifice for the sake of others, we share with Him the very nature of God Himself. And is this not the very essence of the Orthodox teaching of Theosis – returning to the state we were in creation before selfishness ever entered the world? 

If you haven’t done so yet, please fill out a pledge form for your 2015 stewardship! So far in 2015 we have $78,283 pledged out of $108,480 budgeted.