From the 06-01-14 bulletin

Post date: Jun 30, 2014 11:37:48 PM

This week at St. John

  • Sunday, June 1 – Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow
  • Wednesday, June 4
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis
  • Friday, June 6
    • 6 p.m. Vespers
  • Saturday, June 7 - Saturday of souls
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Sunday, June 8 – Holy Pentecost
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, Divine Liturgy, and Kneeling Vespers with fellowship to follow

At the Spring Parish Assembly it was decided to utilize the services of the Archdiocese Parish Development office for a feasibility study for a capital improvement project. A letter went out to all parishioners on our mailing list and you should be receiving it shortly, if you haven't already. The letter outlines the process and also includes a Statement of Need document that the Long Range Committee put together. In short, the study will be conducted by Jerry Minetos from the Parish Development Office and as part of this study Jerry will be meeting privately with as many parishioner families as possible during two 4-day visits to Cedar Rapids in June. A sign up sheet for his first visit during the week of June 9 has been posted in the church hall for each family to schedule their appointment. The success of this process rests with each and every one of us so please read the material that was sent to you and schedule your appointment with Jerry.

All Sunday school students who missed the awards ceremony and did not receive their certificate, please see Father Peter.

The Sunday School Outing will be on Sunday, June 15th from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Tucker Park in Hiawatha. Sunday school families and staff (including substitutes) are welcome. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, please bring a picnic dish to share. Splash pad is open. RSVP by June 13 to mariakatsiris @

Summer Hymnology is still in need of a teacher. Please see Father Peter if you can help out during the summer (June and July)

Many thanks to all who helped with our Spring Dinner. We sold 635 meals. Please remember to turn in all money for ticket sales, as well as unsold tickets as soon as possible. The prosfora this week were provided by Goldie Helgens and Angie Panagos

Stewardship: We have $92,704 pledged so far, of the $100,500 budgeted/$118,715 needed for 2014

Ladies' Philoptochos Miniature Golf Outing, Tuesday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Airport National Golf Course. RSVP to Kay Escobedo (319-350-9826). All ladies are welcome to come.

Upcoming senior event: Monday, June 16: tour the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids. Meet at the museum at 10:30 and have lunch in the New Bo area following the tour. Price is $4 and the museum opens at 10:00.

We have an opportunity to raise funds for our church by working at a concession stand at events at the US Cellular Center. If you are interested in participating, please sign up in the hall. Please let Michael or Fr. Peter know if you would like to serve as one of the leaders of this project. Our deadline to commit as a group is June 15.

Your help is needed to clean candles so we can save by trading them in. If you are interested in helping, please let Fr. Peter know.