WEEKLY BULLETIN   www.holyapostleschurch.com


SUNDAY                    AUGUST 20

  8:15 a.m.                    Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                    Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                 Lewis Leonard, Julis Stavropoulos, Patricia Vlahos

                                    Fellowship Hour

THURSDAY               AUGUST 24

  7:00 p.m.                    Parish Council Meeting

FRIDAY                     AUGUST 25

  4:30 p.m.                    Adventure Theater

SATURDAY               AUGUST 26

Baptism:                       Son of Lara and Christopher Massouras

  2:00 p.m.                    Sponsors: Angie and George Panagiotopoulos

SUNDAY                    AUGUST 27

  9:30 a.m.                    Divine Liturgy

Adventure Theater Radio Play and Luncheon


Epistle Reading: 1 Cor 9: 2-12 --- Gospel Reading: Mt 18: 23-35 Reader: Vanessa Clohessy 

Fellowship Hour is hosted today by HARC. 

Pardon our Dust...We are anxiously anticipating the Sunday and Greek School beginning in a few weeks.  In preparation for the school year, the Sunday School classrooms are undergoing a total renovation! This includes, new color schemes, flooring, ceiling, walls, teacher’s desks, cabinets, tables, chairs and area carpets. New technology including lights, televisions, bulletin boards and white boards will be installed! A photo rendering of one of the Sunday School rooms is in the Multipurpose Room. These newly renovated rooms will help our children and enhance their learning environment. The project is expensive and we hope to complete it before school starts. We need your help. The goal is to raise $150K by September 1st. We have already raised almost $30K. To donate please make check playable to “Holy Apostles Building Fund” and indicate “Classrooms” in the memo or contact Peter Poteres at (630) 334-4040. Thank you for your generosity.

Adventure Theater...On Friday, August 25, at 4:30 p.m., the Adventure Theater will hold an extended rehearsal (including pizza, ending at 8 p.m.) for the August 27th radio play. IMPORTANT: Children must be dropped off and picked up at the north door of the building, since the school building is unavailable to us due to construction.

Also, please mark your calendar for the Adventure Theater Continental Breakfast and radio performance of The Girl in the Barred Window. The show will be next  Sunday, August 27, in the multipurpose room, immediately following Divine Liturgy. We are asking for a $5.00 donation. 

Greek School… Register your children for Greek School! The Program runs its classes every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The program includes Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and Grade levels students. Registration forms are on our website: www.holyapostleschurch. Com. For questions and inquiries please call the Church Office at (708) 562- 2744 or Mrs. Argiro Tobasi at (708) 579- 5251. First day of Greek School is Thursday, August 31.

Labor Day Weekend Family Retreat…will be held September 1st through September 3rd at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Fr. Stephen Freeman will present workshops on the theme Living the Mystery. The wonderful retreat will include worship, workshops, discussions, and fun outdoor activities. Please register by visiting www.gocfamilysynaxis.org. New this year, is a special day rate for Saturday only.


Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon…The Holy Apostles Fashion Show will be held at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, October 14.  This year’s beneficiaries are A Silver Lining Foundation and a fund for Orthodox Christian youth to attend Fanari Camp.  Tickets will be on sale in the multipurpose room beginning Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will also be available for purchase every Sunday after the Divine Liturgy beginning September 10.

Membership Night...You are invited to the Holy Apostles Philoptochos Society annual Membership Night on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Millhurst Charhouse in Oakbrook Terrace. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. RSVP by September 17, to Aleka Ernst at (630) 561-1660 or alekaernst@aol.com.


Sunday School... You can register for Sunday School and pay on line by going to the following link: http://www.planetReg.com/E81219545241598. You can also print out Registration forms for Sunday School from our web site http://www.holyapostleschurch.com., under the “Education” bar.  Registration in person is also available, on Sundays, in the multipurpose room after Divine Liturgy. First day of Sunday School is September 10.


Youth Ministries News... With God’s help all of our ministries are ready to start in the new Ecclesiastical Year.

Greek School starts its classes on Thursday, August 31.

Sunday School has its first day of classes on September 10.

TOTS start their sessions on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m.

GOYA is having their first BBQ on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Jr. GOYA will have their Meet and Greet on Friday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m.

The Way is changing their meeting day to Wednesdays this year. First meeting is on Wednesday, September 20, at 5:15 p.m.