WEEKLY BULLETIN www.holyapostleschurch.com
SUNDAY JUNE 25
8:15 a.m. Orthros
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Memorials: Elaine Alex, Ernest P. Nassos, Helen Nassos
MONDAY JUNE 26
TUESDAY JUNE 27
WEDNESDAY JUNE 28
THURSDAY JUNE 29-EVE OF THE FEAST DAY OF HOLY APOSTLES
7:00 p.m. Great Vespers
FRIDAY JUNE 30- FEAST DAY OF HOLY APOSTLES
8:00 a.m. Orthros
9:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Ordination of Deacon Panayiotis to the Priesthood
SATURDAY JULY 1-FEAST DAY OF SS. COSMAS AND DAMIAN, THE UNMERCENARIES
8:00 a.m. Orthros
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
SUNDAY JULY 2
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Epistle Reading: Rom 5: 1-10 --- Gospel Reading: Mt 6: 22-33 Reader: Τom Gregory
Fellowship Hour is hosted today by the Kouimelis Family honoring Michael’s and Georgia’s Birthdays.
Artoclasia Prayers have been offered day honoring Xanthippe Poulos’s 90th Birthday.
The Holy Apostles…We learn from the New Testament that the initial instructions to the Twelve Holy Apostles were to heal the sick and drive out the demons and in the Gospel of Matthew to raise the dead. They are also instructed to "take nothing for their journey, except only a staff: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse, but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics". They had been commissioned to preach the Gospel to "all the nations, regardless of whether Jew or Gentile”. Paul emphasized the important role of the apostles in the church of God when he said that the household of God is "built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone". (Eph. 2: 19-20). We are thankful for the Holy Apostles that followed the command of Christ and having received the Holy Spirit went to the ends of the world, preaching and teaching the Gospel of Christ, and leading the people to the true Faith.
The Great Vespers to honor the Twelve Apostles whose faithfulness, love and sacrifices have brought us hope and courage to meet all encounters of our life will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday. By the grace of God, Deacon Panayiotis will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood on our feast day of the Holy Apostles, June 30. Please pray for Deacon Panayiotis and his family and plan to be with us and join us in prayer this special day!
Fund Raising Campaign…The Parish Council is launching a fund-raising campaign to address several needs at the church i.e. classroom renovation and several other projects. The goal is to raise $150k by September 1st, 2017. We have already raised $10k towards our final goal. If anyone is interested in donating or needs further information on the project, please contact Fundraising Chairman Peter Poteres at (630) 334-4040. Thank you and may God continue to bless us all!
Golf Outing - Please join us for the 58th Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, July 12, at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge. Lunch and registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30. Proceeds will benefit the various ministries of our church. There are many ways to participate. We welcome raffle prize donations, sponsorships, and of course, golfers! For reservations, donations, and sponsorships, please contact Nick Kouchis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 244-7656. You can also contact Tom Gregory at email@example.com or (773) 791-4672, as well as James Maragos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 651-4421. To pay by credit card, contact the church office at (708) 562-2744. We look forward to seeing you there!
Help Needed...for the Vespers of the Feast Day of Holy Apostles, June 29, and the Feast Day and Ordination of Deacon Panayiotis, June 30. We are seeking delicious pastries from our many talented bakers for the Vespers service and Lenten desserts for the Feast Day. We are also in need of help for the two events. If you can help, please contact Emily Rehn at email@example.com or (708) 369-9365 as well as Maria Patt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 832-5614.
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