Please remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Syria

             Unless you have relatives or friends in the Syria or other middle eastern countries, it is easy to forget how difficult life is there now.  What follows is a portion of a letter from Metropolitan SABA (Antiochian) regarding the state of a number of parishes in his archdiocese. “. . .  There is nothing new to report except, as you know, the situation of the people is getting worse every day.  Rami, who was to be ordained, fled to Germany as a refugee accompanied by his wife.  Anas is to be ordained on Saturday, July 30th — God willing.  (Here is an) update on some […]

Coffee Hour Help Needed

As we know, great blessings come by serving others.  The third quarter sign up for coffee hour is now online.  If you are able to assist, even for just one Sunday, please sign up online or contact Anna Pashchinskaya.  Links for all sign ups have been updated and can be found on Sign Up Genius, (here), or on our website under “Parish – Online Sign Ups and Assignments.”

Welcome, Fr. Alex & Kh. Amanda

With Fr. John’s retirement, the parish council recognized the need to request the assignment of a second full time staff member to serve our parish.  Thanks be to God, His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH has assigned Rev. Fr. Alex Mackoul to serve as assistant pastor for St. John.  His official starting date is July 1.  At the time of writing this announcement, he and Kh. Amanda are busy searching for where they will live.  He will spend his first week (July 3 through July 12) with Fr. Philip at Camp St. Thekla in Greenville, SC.  Please keep Fr. Alex and Kh. […]