From the 10-19-14 bulletin

Post date: Jan 2, 2015 7:03:15 PM

This week at St. John

  • Sunday, October 19 – 3rd Sunday of Luke
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow
    • Memorial service for the Dancer/Khouri families: Ludmilla (40 days), Alexander (2 years), Jeff (George) (7 years), Louis (8 years), Vincent (26 years)
    • Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. for middle and high school, after Communion for 1-5
  • Monday, October 20
    • 6:00 p.m. Religious education
  • Tuesday, October 21
    • 10:00 a.m. Religious education
    • 6:30 p.m. Parish Council meeting
  • Wednesday, October 22
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis
    • 6:00 p.m. Liturgy of St. James at St. George, Cedar Rapids
  • Thursday, October 23 – St. James (Iakovos)
    • 6:00 p.m. St. Iakovos Feast Day Dinner in Palatine, IL
  • Friday, October 24
    • 6:00 p.m. Orthodoxy on Tap at Parlor City
  • Saturday, October 25
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers at St. Demetrios in Waterloo
  • Sunday, October 26 – 6th 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 the Vacation Church School and Tula Margellos

Thanks to all who helped with the Fall Dinner preparations and during the event. It was a successful fundraiser with almost 650 meals served. We will have a few leftover food items for sale on Sunday during fellowship. Please remember to return any income from ticket sales AND any unsold tickets you may still have.

The annual Women's Retreat hosted by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis will be held Friday, November 14, through Saturday, November 15, at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Registration opens Monday, October 20, at 7:00 a.m. online at, closing on Thursday, October 23, at midnight.

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.

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.

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announces a concert by Greek singer George Dalaras on Sunday evening, November 30, 2014, at Chicago's Harris Theater in Millennium Park, with all proceeds to benefit the St. Iakovos Camp and Retreat Center. Information will be posted on when tickets become available.