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From the 08-17-14 bulletin

posted Aug 18, 2014, 8:07 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Aug 18, 2014, 8:08 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • 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 
  • Tuesday, August 19 
    • 6:30 p.m. Parish Council meeting 
  • Wednesday, August 20 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
  • Saturday, August 23 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, August 24 – Eleventh Sunday of Matthew 
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • Founders’ Day Picnic at Morgan Creek Park 

The prosfora this week were provided by Tula Margellos and the Vacation Church School participants. 

As we continue to pray our weekly paraklesis, 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, think about your list on occasion and let me know if there are any changes. 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 today, 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 today, August 17. 

The Founders' Day picnic is coming up on Sunday, August 24. 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 $300/family, and the firm deadline is August 23. 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 

If you have any tickets or money left to return from the spring dinner, please do so as soon as possible.