From the 06-16-13 bulletin

Post date: Jun 18, 2013 11:01:51 PM

This week at St. John

  • Sunday, June 16 – Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with fellowship to follow
    • Hymnology class following Holy Communion
    • Happy Father’s Day!
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • 6:30 p.m. Parish Council meeeting
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • 7:00 p.m. Book club
  • Thursday, June 20
    • Youth excursion to Dubuque for Gyro Day at St. Elias and afternoon activity
  • Friday, June 21
    • 6:00 p.m. Vespers
  • Saturday, June 22 – Saturday of Souls
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Sunday, June 23 – Great Feast of Pentecost
    • 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Vespers, with fellowship to follow
    • Hymnology class following Holy Communion

Please give Fr. Peter names of loved ones who have fallen asleep so that they may be prayed for on the Saturday of Souls.

This Thursday we will have a youth excursion, meeting at St. John at 11:00 a.m., then driving to Dubuque to support St. Elias’ Gyro Day, then engaging in one of several fun and low-cost activities. See Elleni Huerter for details.

The hymnology class will meet Sundays in the hall, June 16 – July 29. Parents may register for the summer program on the sign-up sheet in the hall or by emailing If not participating in the class, please do not enter the hall during class. Teachers are needed! See Fr. Peter or Maria Katsiris if interested

The prosforo this week was provided by Angie Panagos and Mary Siamis.

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.

Parents, submit a letter to the parish council to request assistance for children going to camp this summer:

  • Camp St. George is an Orthodox camp of the Antiochian Archdiocese in Iowa, August 11-17. The registration deadline is June 30. For more information and registration forms, visit

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.