Announcements‎ > ‎

From the 07-05-15 bulletin

posted Jul 12, 2015, 6:32 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jul 12, 2015, 6:32 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, July 5 – Fifth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Hymnology 
  • Wednesday, July 8 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
    • 7:00 p.m. Book club 
  • Saturday, July 11 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, July 12 – Sixth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Hymnology 
Prosphora this week were prepared by Mary Paxton, Koula Demetroulis, Tula Margellos and Angie Panagos. 

Please check the sign-up sheet in the hall for opportunities to sponsor the Sunday fellowship in 2015. There are several Sundays in July and August in need of sponsorship. 

Please register children and helpers for Vacation Church school. 

Stewardship corner 

God asks of us no more than He asked of His ancient people. God’s gifts to us are not less, but they are greater than they were to His people of old. The service given to the people of God today by priests and bishops, just as in the days of Moses, requires financial support. The stewardship of our own money (it belongs to God anyway; we are only caretakers while on earth) makes possible the work of the Church. The intention is clear: the support for the ministry of the Gospel through the work of the Holy Orthodox Church must be full and it must be continuous. 

Under the Law of Moses, such support through tithing was the Law. There were consequences for failure to tithe. Under the Law of love (the New Commandment, see John 13:34) our stewardship is an act of unselfish kindness for the support of the work of God’s Church. It is a free act. It is a voluntary act. It is an act of thanksgiving. Our stewardship is an act of love (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 $95,658 pledged out of $108,480 budgeted.