From the 10-12-14 bulletin

Post date: Jan 2, 2015 7:01:03 PM

This week at St. John

  • Sunday, October 12 – Sunday of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
    • 8:15 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy – please note earlier time!
    • No Sunday school
    • Fall Dinner: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please come to eat, serve, and witness our community.
  • Monday, October 13
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers
    • 7:00 p.m. Religious education
  • Tuesday, October 14 – St. Parascheva of Iași
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy
    • 11:00 a.m. Religious education
    • 6:30 p.m. Philoptochos meeting
  • Wednesday, October 15
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis
    • Newsletter submissions are due!
  • Friday, October 17
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Saturday, October 18 – St. Luke the Apostle
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy
    • 4:30 p.m. Byzantine chant
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers
  • Sunday, October 19 – 3rd Sunday of Luke
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow
    • Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. for middle and high school, after Communion for 1-5

The prosfora this week were provided by Goldie Helgens. We will soon need more prosfora. Please let Fr. Peter know if you are able to make some.

Submissions and pictures for the November/December newsletter are due by October 15 to Please verify your event information with Fr. Peter before submitting to ensure there are no conflicts with previously scheduled events and services.

Metropolitan Iakovos’s nameday dinner will take place on Thursday, October 23, in Palatine, IL, with proceeds benefitting the St. Iakovos Retreat Center and ministries of the clergy syndesmos. If you would like to attend or donate towards the cost of a table for St. John ($1000), please contact Fr. Peter.

The next Orthodoxy on Tap—for those who are interested in the Orthodox faith or who would simply like to talk about the faith in a relaxed environment—will be on Friday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. at Parlor City. Come and bring a friend.

The parish of St. Demetrios is celebrating their 100th anniversary this month. Bp. Demetrios will be part of the celebrations, Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26. For more information, call Karen Gartelos at 319-234-5656.

Please check the sign-up sheet in the hall for opportunities to sponsor the Sunday fellowship hour.

Our Philoptochos is collecting new or gently used pillowcases for "Dress a girl around the world." Please bring pillowcases today to church or to the dinner. The pillowcases will be sent to St. Basil in Chicago where they will be turned into dresses for girls.

The wedding of Rawlins Rhodes and Carrol Chipokas will be Saturday, November 8, at 1:00 pm, followed by a reception. They hope you will celebrate with them. The invitation is on the bulletin board for all who would like to attend.

Stewardship corner

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.

Stewardship is not just a good idea, it is, in fact, our entire life as Orthodox Christians. Good stewardship does not just benefit us personally, but it is of huge benefit to the Church at large. Stewardship gives the possibility of eternal life to thousands of Christians who are just on the edge of true Christianity. It can give hope to many more thousands who mourn over the darkness of this world that is reflected in their own lives. (from On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life at