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From the 06-22-14 bulletin

posted Jun 30, 2014, 4:52 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 4:52 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, June 22 – Second Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • Following service: meeting for all the parishioners that signed up to help raise funds for our church by working at the US Cellular Center. 
  • Monday, June 23 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Tuesday, June 24 – Nativity of St. John the Baptist 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Wednesday, June 25 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
    • 6:00 p.m. Book club 
  • Saturday, June 28 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, June 29 – Ss. Peter and Paul 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
The sign-up for the second week (June 24-26) is available, and we hope to fill the second week as well. Please sign up today. 

As part of our cost saving measures we will be moving the contents of the church storage garage to a new location on the morning of Saturday, June 28. We need a few people that can help with the move. If you are able to help with the move please let Michael Christodoulou (319-775-5105) know. 

The “Treasures in Heaven” program continues year-round. Fr. Peter would be happy to continue meeting with participants over the summer. 

The prosforo this week was provided by Goldie Helgens. 

Please continue to give Fr. Peter the names of your loved ones so that we can pray for their health and salvation at our weekly Paraklesis. Please specify whether you would like all or some of these names to be published in our bulletin so that our parishioners may add them to their daily prayers. 

The fellowships for all Sundays in June and July are covered, but there are still many opportunities, especially during fasting seasons, to show our love for our parishioners by sponsoring. If all stewards/families signed up for one Sunday, each turn would come less than once a year. 

For stewardship in 2014, we have $93,664 pledged so far, of the $100,500 budgeted/$118,715 needed for the 2014 budget. Please fill out a pledge form if you have not done so yet! Forms should be in the narthex. 

Our parish is once again offering $500 for assistance with summer camp costs, with a limit of $250 per child. July 13 is the deadline for applying for the scholarship. As in the past, the scholarship will function as a reimbursement to the family. 

Your help is needed to clean candles so we can save by trading them in. If you are interested in helping, please let Fr. Peter know.