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From the 11-23-14 bulletin

posted Jan 2, 2015, 11:14 AM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 11:14 AM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, November 23 – 9th Sunday of Luke 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. for middle and high school, after Communion for 1-5 
    • Trisagia: for relatives of Jim Chipokas: Louis and Joanna (50 years), Kathrine (79 years), Dean (8 years), Kathy (2 years), Josh (2 years), Wally (1 year); and Demetrios Hadjis’s uncle, Fred Santas (3 days). 
    • Christmas play rehearsal 
  • Monday, November 24 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Tuesday, November 25 – St. Catherine 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Wednesday, November 26 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
  • Thursday, November 27 – Happy Thanksgiving! 
  • Saturday, November 29 
    • 4:30 p.m. Byzantine chant/Liturgy music/Caroling practice 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, November 30 – St. Andrew 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
    • Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. for middle and high school, after Communion for 1-5 
The prosforo this week was provided by Tula Margellos and Goldie Helgens 

Thanks to all who helped with the Fall Dinner preparations and during the event. It was a successful fundraiser with almost 650 meals served. Please remember to return any income from ticket sales AND any unsold tickets you may still have. 

Please check the sign-up sheet in the hall for opportunities to sponsor the Sunday fellowship hour. Two Sundays in Advent still need sponsorship. 

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announces a concert by Greek singer George Dalaras on Sunday evening, November 30, 2014, at Chicago's Harris Theater in Millennium Park, with all proceeds to benefit the St. Iakovos Camp and Retreat Center. Information is available now on chicago.goarch.org. 

The Christmas Play will be on Sunday, December 14, after the Divine Liturgy. Christmas Play Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, November 23, and December 7. There will be no rehearsals on Sunday, November 30. They will begin during fellowship (after everyone has had a snack/meal). The dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, December 13, after the Divine Liturgy (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). If you are not able to attend a scheduled rehearsal please notify Maria Katsiris (mariakatsiris@yahoo.com or 319-373-0777). 

Help is needed on December 7 to put up and decorate the Church Christmas Tree. We ask for some volunteers to put up the tree and prepare the ornaments so the children may decorate the tree after Christmas Play Rehearsals. If you would like help with the Christmas Tree this year contact Maria Katsiris. All our church family are invited to bring a family picture ornament to decorate the Christmas Tree. 

If you are sponsoring one of our Sunday School Students in the Achievement Award Program please turn in you contribution so that we may place the order for the icons. They are made to order and the supplier needs time to prepare them. Thank you for your continued support of this program.