From the 06-15-14 bulletin

Post date: Jun 30, 2014 11:45:51 PM

This week at St. John

  • Sunday, June 15 – Sunday of All Saints
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow
    • 12:00 noon Sunday School outing at Tucker Park
    • Newsletter submissions due!
  • Monday, June 16 – Start of the Apostles’ Fast
    • 10:30 a.m. Seniors’ event at African American Museum
  • Tuesday, June 17
    • 6:30 p.m. Parish Council meeting
  • Wednesday, June 18
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis
  • Saturday, June 21
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Sunday, June 22 – Second Sunday of Matthew
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow

Many thanks to everyone who came to meet with Jerry of the Parish Development Office this week to discuss the feasibility of a capital improvement project. The sign-up sheet was full, and, if not for a couple of unforeseen events, we would have had full participation in the interviews. As Jerry said, this is a positive sign of the dedication of our parishioners to the good of the church. The sign-up for the second week (June 24-26) is available, and we hope to fill the second week as well. Since the success of this process rests with each of us, please read the material sent to you and schedule your appointment today!

The Sunday School Outing will be today, Sunday, June 15, 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

Monday, June 16, the senior group will tour the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids; the proposed time to meet at the museum is 10:30 and then lunch in the NewBo area following the tour. Price is $4, and the museum opens at 10:00.

Summer Hymnology is cancelled for this year.

The “Treasures in Heaven” program continues year-round. Fr. Peter would be happy to continue meeting with participants over the summer.

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 Eleonora Rieck and Angie Panagos.

Please continue to give Fr. Peter the names of your loved ones so that we can pray for their health and salvation at our weekly Paraklesis. Please specify whether you would like all or some of these names to be published in our bulletin so that our parishioners may add them to their daily prayers.

We will begin the summer book club next week, reading through Fr. Stephen Freeman's Everywhere Present, (

The fellowships for all Sundays in June and July are covered, but there are still many opportunities, especially during fasting seasons, to show our love for our parishioners by sponsoring. If all stewards/families signed up for one Sunday, each turn would come less than once a year.

For stewardship in 2014, we have $93,664 pledged so far, of the $100,500 budgeted/$118,715 needed for the 2014 budget. Please fill out a pledge form if you have not done so yet! Forms should be in the narthex.

Our parish is once again offering $500 for assistance with summer camp costs, with a limit of $250 per child. July 13 is the deadline for applying for the scholarship. As in the past, the scholarship will function as a reimbursement to the family.

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.