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From the 11-17-13 bulletin

posted Dec 8, 2013, 5:25 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Dec 8, 2013, 5:26 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, November 17 – Ninth Sunday of Luke 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. for Middle and High School, after Communion for K-5 
    • Christmas play rehearsal after fellowship luncheon (Acts 1 and 2) 
    • Bookstore open to accept orders 
    • Parish Assembly 
  • Tuesday, November 19 
    • 1:00 p.m. Bible study (Revelation) 
  • Wednesday, November 20 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple 
    • 7:00 p.m. Bible study (Revelation) 
  • Thursday, November 21 – Great Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple 
  • Saturday, November 23 
    • 4:30 p.m. Byzantine chant 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, November 24 – Thirteenth Sunday of Luke 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. for Middle and High School, after Communion for K-5 
    • Christmas play rehearsal after fellowship luncheon (Acts 3 and 4) 
    • Bookstore open to accept orders 
    • Parish Council meeting 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers for St. Catherine 
All the ladies of St. John’s Parish are cordially invited to a baby shower in honor of Juliana Dancer on Saturday, December 7, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Khouri home. RSVP by Sunday, December 1, to Regina Christodoulou, Kh. Irene Khouri, Presv. Magda Andronache, Elleni Huerter, or Carrol Chipokas. Consider signing a copy of a favorite children’s book instead of a greeting card, to build a library for the baby.

The prosfora this week were provided by Regina Christodoulou, Tula Margellos, and Eleonora Rieck. 

We have a few spots available for hosting fellowship in December. If you have not had a chance to host one this year please utilize the sign-up sheet in the church hall. Please remember that juice for fellowship should not be red or dark-colored, in case of spills. 

Old flowers at the cemetery need to be removed, and other personal clean-up accomplished. 

St. John will collect for IOCC health kits, to be shared around the world for those in need during these troubling times. Please use the sign-up sheet in the hall and bring in your donated items by Sunday, December 1. During the St. Nicholas youth lock-in (December 6), the youth will assemble the kits to be sent. 

The bookstore will be open during coffee hour through December 1. Please place your orders now for beautiful Christmas gifts from Ancient Faith Publishing, including books, ornaments, icons, music, and more! 

A few of our parishioners will be making Christmas pastries as a fund-raiser for our church. The pastries available are: galaktoboureko, baklava, kourambiedes, koulourakia, and karidopita. The prices on the pastries are the same as at our dinners. Orders are accepted between November 24 and December 8 and will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Saturday, December 14. Please see Elleni, Carrol, Edie, Goldie, Regina, or Presvytera Magda if you or someone you know would like to order. 

Christmas play cast members: rehearsals are Sundays at 12:15 pm, lasting about 20 minutes. The first Saturday play rehearsals will be held on December 7, 10:00 – 11:30 am. The last rehearsal (full dress rehearsal) will be on December 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. We ask that all cast members try their best to attend as many rehearsals as possible. Please notify Maria Katsiris if you are unable to attend a scheduled rehearsal. 

Angel Tree tags are available to pick up in the hall; please select a tag and sign up. Unwrapped gifts should be returned by Sunday, December 15, so that they can be sent to Tanager Place in time.