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From the 12-15-13 bulletin

posted Dec 17, 2013, 2:31 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Dec 17, 2013, 2:31 PM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, December 15 – Eleventh Sunday of Luke 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
    • No Sunday school 
    • Christmas play 
    • Parish Council meeting 
  • Saturday, December 21 
    • 1:30 p.m. Christmas caroling at Keystone Cedars 
    • 4:30 p.m. Byzantine chant 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, December 22 – Sunday before the Nativity 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow 
The spring educational series will be on the topic of Orthodox spirituality. We will look at how we understand our relationship with God and the world around us, as well as at the practical tools that our faith uses to help us in our journey of sanctification. If you would like to participate in this series, please let Fr. Peter know today when you are available. 

The prosfora this week were provided by Tula Margellos and Mary Siamis. 

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

You may now sign up in the hall to contribute to the flower decorations of the church for Christmas. 

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

If you would like to join us in singing for Christmas caroling on Saturday, December 21, please call the church. 

Please make sure you have fulfilled 2013 pledge obligations before the end of the year, if not done already. Preliminary financial reports were distributed last Sunday as a reminder. For 2014, we have $54,035 pledged so far. Please fill out a pledge form if you have not done so yet! Forms should be in the narthex. 

2014 calendars are here. Please bring your 2013 calendars back so that we can use the icons for Sunday school. 

The sign-up for the 2014 fellowships is posted in the hall.