Community News and Events
|SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, May 24th:
Sunday School: 10:00 AM
Children’s Greek Dance Practice: Following Divine Liturgy
Monday, May 25th:
Wednesday, May 27th:
Choir Practice: 4:00 PM
Friday, May 29th:
Greek School: 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 30th:
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM (Saturday of Souls) ~ Fr. Angelo will be
offering a Trisagion Service, first at Ocean Woods Cemetery and then at
Southern Palms Cemetery following the Divine Liturgy today.
Saturday of Souls ~ Saturday, May 30th: Traditionally, the Orthodox
remember the dead on a Saturday, the day Christ lay in his tomb four
times a year. parishioners assemble to pray for all their deceased
loved ones. There is a popular belief that departed souls come back
to earth at Easter and return the day after Pentecost. If you would
like to offer prayers for the deceased, write their first name(s)
clearly and Fr. Angelo will read the list toward the end of the
Service. If you have submitted names for the first three Saturdays
you do not have to give Fr. Angelo the names again. Please consider
bringing kolyva in memory of your loved ones. Following the Service
all the kolyva is combined, symbolizing the mixing of souls in
heaven. Parishioners share the kolyva and greet each other with “O
Theos na tous anapafsi” (“May God give rest to the souls of the
Last Day of Greek School: The last day of Greek School this year is
Friday, June 5th.
Greek School Program & Dinner ~ Sunday, June 7th ~ 5:00 PM: Please
see Poppi Kesoglou for tickets.
Sunday School Graduation, Recognition of Graduates, and GOYA
Elections ~ Sunday, June 14th:If you or if you know of someone that
is having a graduation, please contact the Church Office
Bingo Fundraiser/Luncheon ~ Sunday June 14th: This year’s GOYA Bingo
Fundraiser/Luncheon will take place following Divine Liturgy.
Tickets are $10 per person, and $30 per Family. Please see any GOYAn
2015 Greek Open Golf Tournament Fundraiser ~ Thursday, June 18th ~
8:00 AM: If you are interested in being a volunteer, sponsor and/or
golfer please contact Jimmy Arakas (843) 450-3665 or George
Moustakis (843) 995-3953.
Father’s Day Remembrances ~ Sunday, June 21st: The St. John’s Ladies
Philoptochos will sponsor a “Prayer Remembrance” celebration
honoring and/or memorializing the special men in your life: fathers,
grandfathers, fathers-in-law, uncles, sons, Godfathers, Godsons, and
friends. The names of those honored on this special day will be read
aloud during a “Prayer Remembrance,” a Trisagion Service for those
who have fallen asleep in the Lord and an Artoclasia Service in
honor of the living which will occur following the Divine Liturgy.
In addition, a card will be sent to each honoree -or to his family-
informing them of your donation. If you would like to honor a
special person in your life, please fill out the form in “The Voice”
and return it to the Church office – Put “Attn: Father’s Day” with
your donation (any amount) no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Make checks payable to “The Philoptochos Society.”
2015 Ionian Village: If your child is interested in going to Ionian
Village, please visit www.ionianvillge.org for more information.
Scholarships are available, please see Fr. Angelo.
St. Stephen’s Summer Camp: Registration for the camp is $375.00.The
weeks for St. Stephen’s are June 28th - July 4th ~ Senior Week: July
5th - 11th ~ Week 1; July 12th - 18th ~ Week 2; July 19th - 25th ~
Week 3; July 26th - August 1st ~ Week 4. If your child is interested
in participating in this year’s St. Stephen’s Camp, please see a
GOYA Advisor. Scholarships are available, please see Fr. Angelo.
Spots for this very popular Metropolis event fill up quickly.
Building Fund: The Parish of St. John’s needs your help in the costs
of maintenance and upgrades to both the Hall and the Church. If you
have not filled out a Building Fund Pledge Card you are encouraged
to do so at this time. Please see or call Jimmy Lambrinos (843)
626-1572, or Sam Stathos (843) 238-5618 or any member of the Hall
Committee with any questions.
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Stewardship:Our St.
John's Parish Family depends on regular stewardship offerings in
order to continue the work of our Lord through our services and
activities year round. The 2015 Pledge forms are available today at
the Pangari or from the Church Office. See or call Stewardship
Chairman, Dr. Jimmy Kontos at (843) 213-1627, if you have any
questions about stewardship. Fulfill your commitment of your 2015
pledge today. Thank You!
Volunteers needed for St. John’s Religious Book Store and Gift Shop:
If anyone is interested in temporarily volunteering for the store
please call the Church office at (843)-448-3773.
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