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From the 05-03-15 bulletin

posted Jun 28, 2015, 9:21 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jun 28, 2015, 9:22 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, May 3 - Sunday of the Paralytic 
    • 8:15 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • 11:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. Spring Dinner 
  • Tuesday, May 5 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Mid-Pentecost 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Thursday, May 7 
    • 6:00 p.m Great Vespers 
  • Friday, May 8 - St. John the Theologian 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Saturday, May 9 
    • 4:30 p.m. Chant/Liturgy music 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, May 10 - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
Prosphora this week were prepared by Mary Siamis 

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

Registration is open for Camp St. George. Online registration for Fanari is also available. As we have done in the past few years, St. John’s will be providing financial assistance to help defer the cost for our youth attending. Leadership 100 funds are available for Fanari Camp in addition to our own scholarships, so if you would like your children to attend but finances may be a restriction, please let me know as soon as possible in order to apply for all available scholarships. 

Stewardship corner 

Yet the connection [with the Church] is often lost, or becomes only a thin thread holding on. Why? It may be that a person has turned away on purpose – that is, turned his or her back on the Church just as was symbolically done at Baptism. This happens more often than not because the lure of the world to self and selfishness is all around us. From TV commercials to the little ads you see on every internet website to the mounds of junk mail everyone receives every day. These are all calls to satisfy one’s own self. These are temptations, lures, attractions to give what means you have to someone else in return from some trinket, service or product that one really does not need. 

Such is the beginning of the Orthodox Christian’s re-attachment to this world, to sin and to Satan. Such is the beginning of the loss of a true understanding of stewardship. We are Christ’s. We belong to Him. All we have is from Him. All we expect to receive eternally is due to His first love for us, and our response of love to Him. (from On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life on 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 $95,178 pledged out of $108,480 budgeted.