Announcements‎ > ‎

From the 07-12-15 bulletin

posted Jul 12, 2015, 6:35 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jul 12, 2015, 6:35 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, July 12 – Sixth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Hymnology 
  • Wednesday, July 15 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
    • 7:00 p.m. Book club 
  • Thursday, July 16 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Friday, July 17 – St. Marina (Margaret) of Antioch 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Saturday, July 18 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, July 19 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Hymnology 
    • 4:30 p.m. Great Vespers in Dubuque (7307 Bradel Cove Rd) 
Prosphora this week were prepared by Koula Demetroulis. 

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, which will be held the first week of August, in the morning. 

Stewardship corner 

“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How are we robbing thee?’ In your tithes and offerings.” (Malachi 3:8 RSV) 

God’s plan for how we are to care for what He has entrusted to us is beautiful in its simplicity and equality. Every person may take hold of it in faith. It does not require a great depth of learning to understand and carry it out. When carried out in its simplicity, everyone may feel that each has a part in making possible the salvation of the world – and is that not the goal and object of every member of God’s Holy Orthodox Church? 

Every man, woman and child can, through God’s simple plan, become a treasurer, a steward of that which is God’s in the first place. Each may become an agent to meet the demands of the work of the Church. There would be, through a faithful and thorough practice of proportional giving, no want of resources for the work of the Church both in the local parish, the Diocese and throughout the world. The treasury would be full, and the givers would not be left in poverty. (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.