From the 04-28-13 bulletin

Post date: May 22, 2013 8:15:21 PM

HOLY WEEK at St. John

Sunday, April 28 – Palm Sunday

  • No Sunday School today for grades 1-Middle School. Preschool & Kindergarten classes will meet.
  • A second tray will be passed as requested by the Archdiocese for relief of the difficult situation in Cyprus.
  • Palm Sunday Fish Luncheon today sponsored by the Sunday School. $6.
  • Holy Week books are available for sale.
  • 5:00 p.m. All-youth candle decoration
  • 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom service

Monday, April 29 – Holy Monday

  • 9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
  • 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom service

Tuesday, April 30 – Holy Tuesday

  • No Greek school
  • 9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
  • 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom service

Wednesday, May 1 – Holy Wednesday

  • 9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
  • 3:00 p.m. Holy Unction service
  • 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom service with unction

Thursday, May 2 – Holy Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
  • 7:00 p.m. Holy Passion service of the 12 Gospels

Friday, May 3 – Great and Holy Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. Royal Hours of Pascha
  • 3:00 p.m. Holy Vespers (Unnailing)
  • 7:00 p.m. Lamentation service. The myrrhbearers wear white. Baskets will be provided.

Saturday, May 4 – Great and Holy Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
  • 11:30 p.m. Resurrection service followed by lamb dinner

Sunday, May 5 – Great and Holy Pascha

  • 11:30 a.m. Agape Vespers followed by children’s egg hunt

The prosfora this week were provided by Eleonora Rieck, Regina Christodoulou, and Carrol Chipokas.

Students whose attendance of Holy Week services will cause them to miss school should see Fr. Peter about an official note.

As a security precaution, unless there is a parish council member on narthex duty, the side door will be locked. Aside from Holy Week, only during Sunday services, the door will be open. During all services the doorbell will be turned off. Please come in the front door or ask for assistance during regular weekly services.

Sign up for Easter Flower Donations. There are still a few spots open to sign up.

Please bring all wrapped Easter candy for the egg hunt no later than Friday May 3rd. Thank you.

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. Lent brings a reminder to continue this helpful gifting via our service and outreach program. The food pantry donation box is in the narthex area.

The ladies of St. George are having a Mother’s Day Banquet at St. George on Thursday, May 9. All women (not just mothers and daughters) are invited. Advance tickets (only) via Gayle Goodale (319-393-7807).

Summer is drawing near. Parents, please submit a letter to the parish council if you would like your children to receive assistance towards going to camp. Fanari camp applications are now available. Registration forms are now available for Camp St. George, an Orthodox camp of the Antiochian Archdiocese in Iowa, August 11-17. For more information and registration forms, visit The registration deadline is June 30.

The dinner is approaching (May 19), and we need help to prepare the pastries. Whether you are able to make the pastries or donate to the materials for making them, please let Eleonora or Regina know

The SPRING GREEK DINNER tickets have been distributed. If you have not received any or need more after selling these, speak to Michael. The sign-up form for volunteer positions is in the church hall. Your help is needed in making this a successful event.