From the 05-19-13 bulletin

Post date: May 22, 2013 9:22:45 PM

This week at St. John

Sunday, May 19 – Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women

  • 8:15 a.m. Orthros, 9:15 a.m. Divine Liturgy
  • No Sunday school
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Spring Grecian dinner

Monday, May 20

  • 1:30 p.m Bible study – group 1 final session
  • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers for Ss. Constantine and Helen

Tuesday, May 21

  • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy – SS. Constantine and Helen
  • Following services – Bible study – group 2 final session
  • 6:30 p.m. Parish council meeting

Friday, May 24

  • 6:30 p.m. Bible study – group 3 final session

Saturday, May 25

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. HOPE Event – flowers and food
  • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, May 26 – Sunday of the Paralytic

  • 9:00 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
  • There will be no Sunday school classes until June 2 (commencement and awards).

The prosforo this week was provided by Goldie Helgens

As a security precaution, unless there is a parish council member on narthex duty, the side door will be locked. The door will be unlocked only during Sunday services. During all services 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.

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 hymnology class will meet each Sunday in the hall from June 16 through July 29. Parents may register for the summer program on the sign-up sheet in the hall or by emailing If you are not participating in the class, please do not enter the hall while class is in session. Teachers are needed! Please see Fr. Peter or Maria Katsiris if you are interested.

Please let Fr. Peter know if you are interested in joining a women's book club over the months of June and July. The book to be discussed will be either Fr. Lawrence Farley's "Feminism and Tradition," or "Encountering Women of Faith," a collection of articles by various authors. Also, if you are interested in studying a book of the Bible, or a certain topic from an Orthodox perspective, please let Fr. Peter know, as he is trying to organize the education program for the fall and spring.

Beginning in June, we will begin summer hours: Orthros at 8:30 a.m., Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

The Philoptochos Annual 'Ladies Night Out-Mini Golf & Dinner' will be held on June 11, 2013 at 3001 Wright Brothers Blvd. East, Cedar Rapids for mini golf and Culvers (2435 Edgewood Rd. SW) for dinner. We meet at the club house at 6:00 pm. All the ladies of our church are invited. Please RSVP to Kay Escobedo at 319-350-9826 or on the sign up sheet in the church hall

The Annual Commemoration of the ‘Fall of Constantinople’ presented by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople, will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 beginning at 7:00PM in the The Louis J. Elliott Gymnasium at the Saint Nectarios Church, 133 N. Roselle Road, Palatine, IL 60067.