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From the 07-14-13 bulletin

posted Jul 14, 2013, 7:35 PM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jul 14, 2013, 7:36 PM ]
This week at St. John
  • Sunday, July 14 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seven Ecumenical Councils
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow
    • Hymnology class following Holy Communion
    • 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. Sunday school picnic at Hiawatha’s Tucker Park, Blue Pavilion (101 B Ave., Hiawatha)
  • Tuesday, July 16
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
    • 6:30 p.m. Parish Council meeting
  • Wednesday, July 17 – St. Marina
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy
    • 7:00 p.m. Book club
  • Friday, July 19
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers at St. Elias in Dubuque
  • Saturday, July 20 – St. Elias
    • 8:00 a.m. Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy at St. Elias in Dubuque, followed by a picnic
    • No Byzantine chant
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Sunday, July 21 – Fourth Sunday of Matthew
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow
    • Hymnology class following Holy Communion
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers for Ss. Mary Magdalene and Markella of Chios
  • The hymnology class will meet Sundays in the hall, June 16 – July 28. Parents may register for the summer program on the sign-up sheet in the hall or by emailing stj.sundayschool@gmail.com. If not participating in the class, please do not enter the hall during class.

  • The prosforo this week was provided by Veneta Korovilas. We still need a few prosfora for the Divine Liturgies in July. Please contact Fr. Peter if you would like to make this offering for our worship. Please note that the loaves for weekday services do not need to be as large as those for Sundays, so if you are able, please bring some smaller loaves as well.

  • Please contact Fr. Peter if you would like to be a part of a new group helping serve meals at Green Square Meals approximately once a month.

  • FALL DINNER: It’s not too early to start planning for the next event, coming up on October 13. The sign-up sheet for helping at the event is posted in the church hall. As always, we need everyone’s help, so plan on attending and pick a shift or two that you can donate to this fundraiser.

  • As a security precaution, the side door will be locked except during Sunday services. During any service the doorbell will be turned off. Please come in the front door or ask for assistance during regular weekly services.

  • The food bank continues to have much need for donations. Each time Carrol takes food there they weigh the church's donation, and our gifts are much appreciated. The food pantry donation box is in the narthex area.

  • Those interested in making visits to nursing homes should contact Elleni Huerter.

  • The Service Outreach Committee will collect donations for school kits to be distributed by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). A list of needed items will be posted in the hall starting Sunday, July 7, and the items will be collected through July 21. After Divine Liturgy on July 27, we will package and send the kits. Contact any committee member for details: Elleni, Regina, Edie, Goldie, or Carrol.

  • All Sunday school families and teachers are invited to the annual Sunday school outing. The outing will be at the Blue Pavilion at Tucker Park in Hiawatha  (101 B Avenue, Hiawatha) from 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m., today, Sunday, July 14. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and lemonade will be served. Please bring a side dish to share. Playground and splash pad nearby. Let us know you are coming and what you are bringing on the sign-up sheet in the hall.
  • Sign-up sheets both for Vacation Church School students and for volunteers to help with snacks, reading, teaching, and clean-up are available in the hall. VCS will be held 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9.
  • Please remember to remove anything which would make a mark (such as lipstick) before venerating the holy icons and especially before receiving Holy Communion.