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From the 12-02-12 Sunday bulletin

posted Dec 3, 2012, 7:33 AM by St. John's Webmaster
Please note that the front of the bulletin is an icon and should be disposed of respectfully. When you are finished with the bulletin, please burn it or, if unable to do so, leave it in the marked box outside Fr. Peter’s office.

The deadline for submitting the Christmas card form will be extended from Sunday, December 2, to Sunday, December 9.

TODAY
  • The Sunday school families will decorate the church Christmas tree. All are welcome to help put up and decorate the tree. The Angel Tree Tags to benefit the children of Tanager Place will be put on the St. John’s Christmas tree. As we have done in the past, you can take a tag and bring the gifts the following Sunday to church.
  • Sunday school classes resume. High school and middle school classes are at 9:00 a.m.
  • Christmas Play rehearsal will be held immediately after Sunday school and before fellowship. Parents, please prepare refreshments for your children.
  • Today is Stewardship Sunday. Please fill out and return your 2013 Stewardship card.
  • HOPE will have a fireside discussion of saints at Elleni Huerter’s home from 4:30 p.m. to6:30 p.m.
  • Parish council elections will be held.
Tuesday, December 4
  • 5:30 p.m. Children’s Greek school
  • 6:30 p.m. Adults’ Greek school
Wednesday, December 5
  • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers for the feast of St. Nicholas of Myra
Thursday, December 6
  • 9:00 a.m. Orthros; 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy for the feast of St. Nicholas of Myra
Saturday, December 8
  • Christmas play dress rehearsal for the entire cast, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the church hall.
  • 4:30 p.m. Byzantine chant
  • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Chant and vespers have been canceled due to the special meeting held in Chicago regarding the St. Iakovos Retreat Center.
Sunday, December 9
  • 9:00 a.m. Orthros; 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
  • Play rehearsal immediately after Sunday school and before fellowship. Parents, please prepare refreshments for your children.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. JOY/GOYA Advent Retreat
Monday, December 10: Senior visit to the Czech and Slovak Museum. The tour is $10.00. Meet at the museum at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15: Final play dress rehearsal for the entire cast, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the church hall.

Sunday, December 16: Christmas play program after services. Cast will come downstairs after Holy Communion to prepare for the play.

FALL GREEK DINNER – Please turn in all ticket sale income and leftover tickets as soon as possible. Remember, payment made for (purchasing) returned tickets becomes a tax-deductible donation.

The fellowship sign-up sheet for 2013 is posted by the kitchen. There is also one spot left to fill in December. Please stop by, choose a Sunday, and sponsor one of our beautiful gatherings following the services.

Please email your newsletter submissions by December 15 to stj.news@gmail.com. Please also include any pictures that you have taken at past events.
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