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From the 08-10-14 bulletin

posted Aug 13, 2014, 9:29 AM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Aug 13, 2014, 9:29 AM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, August 10 – Ninth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Paraklesis 
  • Monday, August 11 
    • 6:00 p.m. Small Paraklesis 
  • Tuesday, August 12 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Paraklesis 
  • Wednesday, August 13 
    • 10:30 a.m. Greek dancing 
    • 6:00 p.m. Small Paraklesis 
  • Thursday, August 14 
    • 7:00 p.m. Great Vespers at Holy Assumption in East Moline, IL 
  • Friday, August 15 – Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • Newsletters submissions are due! 
  • Saturday, August 16 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, August 17 – Tenth Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • Sunday school teacher meeting during fellowship 
The prosfora this week were provided by the Vacation Church School participants. 

As we celebrate our second week of daily Paraklesis services in preparation for the feast of the Dormition, please give me the names of your loved ones so that we can pray for their health and salvation. If you have given me the names recently, you do not need to do so again. 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. 

Sunday school registration for the 2014-2015 school year will take place on Sunday, August 17, during fellowship. Please see Maria Katsiris to register. Students will have the opportunity to complete their Award Participation forms. All forms are due by August 17. 

Newsletter submissions for September/October are due no later than August 15 to the email address of stj.news@gmail.com

The Founders' Day picnic is coming up on Sunday Aug 24th. If you are planning on coming, please sign up on the sheet in the hall to help us determine how much food needs to be prepared. 

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. 

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 August 15. 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@hotmail.com