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From the 07-20-14 bulletin

posted Jul 19, 2014, 4:17 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jul 19, 2014, 4:17 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, July 20 – Sixth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
  • Monday, July 21 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Tuesday, July 22 – St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Wednesday, July 23 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
    • 10:30 a.m. Greek dancing 
    • 6:00 p.m. Book club 
  • Friday, July 25 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Saturday, July 26 – St. Paraskevi of Rome 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, July 27 – Seventh Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
The prosfora this week were provided by Goldie Helgens, Mary Paxton, and Eleonora Rieck. We need prosfora for the next Sunday and services following. If you are able to make this beautiful offering to the church, please let Fr. Peter know. 

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. 

We are coming up to the Dormition Fast, when there are two opportunities to show our love for our fellow parishioners by sponsoring the fellowship. 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. 

The Vacation Church School sign-up sheet is available downstairs. Please look and see where you may be able to help. 

Registration for the Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Labor Day Retreat (August 29-31) is open. The cost is $250/family if you register by July 31. This year’s theme: A Sincere Interior Life: The greatest gift to our children. For more information see http://www.gocfamilysynaxis.org/

Fr. Fred and family invite you to the baptism of Harry Demetrios Shaheen on Thursday, August 21, at 5:30 pm at St. George Orthodox Church. Dinner reception to follow in the Michael G. Nassif Education and Cultural Center. RSVP: venetias at hotmail dot com 

Fr. Peter and family invite you to the baptism of Symeon David Andronache on Saturday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's. 

Horizons Family Services volunteers: “Lord, when did we see you hungry?” Fr. Peter has taken the plunge into volunteering for Meals on Wheels, a ministry of Horizon Family Services. Volunteers as young as 10 may participate in preparing meals, and those who are able to deliver meals have flexible opportunities to serve our neighbors in the Cedar Rapids community. Please consider this your calling to serve! 

A big thank-you to everyone who has met with Jerry Minetos as he conducts a planning study for our parish. If you were unable to meet with Jerry, you can still participate in the process through an online survey available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SJBCedarRapids. The deadline for submitting your questionnaire is Friday, August 1. Your comments to Jerry will be held in the strictest of confidence.