A NOTE TO OUR VISITORS
We are glad to have you worshipping with us today. Please join us for fellowship immediately following the Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall coffee room.
Please understand … Communion is a sign of unity of our faith. Only Orthodox Christians that have prepared themselves through prayer, fasting, and periodic confession are permitted to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We welcome all present, however, to partake of the blessed bread, which is distributed at the end of the service.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING STEWARDS OF ST. JOHN'S PARISH
PARISH COUNCIL MEMBER ON DUTY: David Radomsky
TODAY'S PROSFORON BROUGHT BY: Roula Bofilios
TODAY'S GREETERS: Loretta Siotka and Mary Vaughan
Today's Coffee Hour hosted by: Marion Barone and Jane Radomsky
TODAY'S SECOND TRAY
will benefit St. John's Fellowship Building Fund
Sunday, March 4th:
• Sunday School: 10:00 AM
• GOYA Meeting: Following Divine Liturgy.
• Philoptochos Board Meeting: 12-Noon
Monday, March 5th:
• Parish Council Meeting: 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 7th:
• Philoptochos Lenten Film & Fasolatha: 12-Noon
• Choir Practice: 4:00 PM
• Greek School: 5:30 PM
• Presanctified Liturgy: 6:00 PM
• Brief Discussion with Fr. Angelo: Following Presanctified Liturgy in the Church.
Thursday, March 8th:
• Street Reach: 6:30 PM
Friday, March 9th:
• 2nd Salutation Service to the Theotokos: 6:00 PM
COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS
PHILOPTOCHOS: LENTEN FILM & FASOLATHA ~ MARCH 7TH & APRIL 4TH AT NOON: "Holy Image: Holy Space" Part 1-"Windows to Heaven" and Part 2-"Theology in Colors". This film is an award-winning documentary video-taped at The Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD. The history of iconography from St. Luke to El Greco is examined. Each part of the film is 30 minutes and it will be shown in the Library Conference Room. Bowls of fasolatha will be available prior to the video showing on both dates. Free will donations to benefit Metropolis of Atlanta Clergy Education Fund for seminarians and Orthodox priests. Everyone invited to attend!
STREET REACH ~ THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 6:30 PM: Volunteers are needed to cook and serve. Please sign-up on the sheet in the coffee room or see Bruce Bigart if you can help. Thank you for your help!
PARISH GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING ~ SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY: We hope that you will all make an effort to attend this very important meeting. Only stewards in good standing may vote. Please note: if you have not signed a 2012 Stewardship Pledge Card, you are asked to please do so at this time. Agendas for the meeting are available in the March issue of "The Voice" or at the pangari. Again, please try and attend this very important meeting!
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST FISH DINNER FUNDRAISER ~ THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH ~ 5:00 – 8:00 PM: If you would like to buy or sell tickets, see Jimmy Arakas or any Parish Council member. For those who are fasting a shrimp dinner will be offered instead of fish. Please let Jimmy Arakas know if you would prefer shrimp. Please support this fundraiser for our church!
ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM DISTRICT ORATORICAL FESTIVAL ~ SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH AT 10:00 AM: St. John the Baptist is sponsoring the next round of the competition in the church hall. There will be children participating from other churches across the state. Please join us for this wonderful event! Lunch will be served. Please come and support our youth! Contact Tim Groza for more information at 843-361-4688.
FLOWERS FOR PASCHA: Donations in any amount accepted and appreciated to help decorate the church and the Epitaphio during the Holy Week Services and Pascha. Forms available in the March issue of "The Voice" or at the pangari. Make checks payable to "Philoptochos Society". Please mail forms and checks to the church - Attention: Linda Moustakis. Thank you!
PHILOPTOCHOS SCHOLARSHIP: Forms are available to qualified high school seniors planning to enter college in the Fall of 2012. They can be picked up in the office during the week or at the Pangari on Sundays. The deadline is April 15th for completed applications.
2012 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. Please fulfill your 2012 Stewardship Pledge today! Thank you for your generous support! If you have not received a pledge card, call the Church office at (843)448-3773.