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From the 02-15-15 bulletin

posted Apr 15, 2015, 7:02 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 7:02 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, February 15 - Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare) 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow: Philoptochos Heart Association luncheon. 
  • Monday, February 16 - 
    • 6:00 p.m. Adult education series 
  • Tuesday, February 17 
    • 10:00 a.m. Adult education series 
    • 12:00 p.m. Seniors' event at Keystone place 
  • Wednesday, February 18 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
  • Friday, February 20 
    • 6:00 p.m. Vespers 
  • Saturday, February 21 - Saturday of ascetic saints 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with memorial service 
    • 4:30 p.m. Chant and Liturgy music 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, February 22 - Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare) 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • 5:30 p.m. Forgiveness Vespers 
Prosphora this week were prepared by Tula Margellos and Regina Christodoulou 

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, older siblings welcome) will meet tomorrow at 9:30. 

Stewardship corner 

“…they are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous, thus laying up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life which is life indeed.” (I Timothy 6:18-19 RSV) 

The plan laid out for us by God Himself that gives us specific direction on how to give back to Him in proportion to what He has given us is simple and just. The tithe (giving back to God 10% of all we receive from Him) is something anyone can take hold of in good faith. After all, this plan of God’s is found directly in the Holy Scriptures, and thus is a part of our Holy Orthodox Tradition. 

The plan is simple and easy to get a hold of. It does not require a great deal of knowledge, investigation or research. It does not take much depth in order to grasp it and carry it out. Anyone, and everyone who receives anything from God (and that IS everyone!) can take part in God’s plan of how to show love and thanksgiving to Him for all He has given to us. (from On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life at acrod.org) 

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.