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From the 08-04-13 bulletin

posted Aug 19, 2013, 8:27 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Aug 19, 2013, 8:27 PM ]
The prosforo this week was provided by Eleonora Rieck. 

The September/October newsletter deadline is approaching. Please send in your articles and photos.

Please contact Fr. Peter if you would like to be a part of a new group helping serve meals at Green Square Meals approximately once a month. 

As a security precaution, the side door will be locked except during Sunday services. During any service the doorbell will be turned off. Please come in the front door or ask for assistance during regular weekly services. 

The food bank continues to have much need for donations. Each time Carrol takes food there they weigh the church's donation, and our gifts are much appreciated. The recent drop-off weighed in at 98 pounds—our largest donation yet! The food pantry donation box is in the narthex area. 

Those interested in making visits to nursing homes should contact Elleni Huerter. 

This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, August 4 – Sixth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Brief Fundraising Committee meeting during fellowship. 
    • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Visitation with family of Jim Allans, with Trisagion at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Monday, August 5 
    • No Vacation Church School due to funeral
    • 11:00 a.m. Funeral for Jim Allans, with makaria to follow 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Tuesday, August 6 – Holy Transfiguration 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Vacation Church School (participating in the services) 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Paraklesis 
  • Wednesday, August 7 
    • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Vacation Church School 
    • 6:00 p.m. Small Paraklesis 
  • Thursday, August 8 
    • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Vacation Church School 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Paraklesis 
  • Friday, August 9 
    • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Vacation Church School 
    • 6:00 p.m. Small Paraklesis 
  • Saturday, August 10 
    • 4:30 p.m. Byzantine chant 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, August 11 – Seventh Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Paraklesis 

Please note the schedule changes for Sunday evening and Monday morning. Our prayers are with the family of Jim Allans who reposed on Wednesday, July 31. 

FALL DINNER: It’s not too early to start planning for the next event, coming up on Sunday, October 13. The sign-up sheet for helping at the event is posted in the church hall. As always, we need everyone’s help, so plan on attending and pick a shift or two that you can donate to this fundraiser. 

Sign-up sheets both for Vacation Church School students and for volunteers to help with snacks, reading, teaching, and clean-up are available in the hall. VCS will be held 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9. 

August 16 is the second registration deadline ($250/family) for the Labor Day Weekend family retreat with Dr. Philip Mamalakis in Green Lake, WI. Go to www.gocfamilysynaxis.org to register. 

The Founders' Day Picnic will be on Sunday, August 25, at the Morgan Creek Park following the Divine Liturgy and memorial service for the founders of St. John's. This is a potluck picnic with the church providing the mail dish. To help us better prepare we ask parishioners who are planning to attend to sign up. The sign-up sheet is located in the church hall.