Visit by Metropolitan JOSEPH

Due to a schedule conflict, His Eminence needed to change the dates of his visit.  Metropolitan JOSEPH will be visiting our community November 17-19.  If you would like to help with the planning of this important event, please see Mrs. Reem Mansour or Mrs. Trish Ratliff.

Women’s Bible Study Date Change

Please note that the date for our study has been changed to August 24th to accommodate Fr. Philip’s travel schedule.  We will still meet at Fr. Philip and Kh. Kathryn’s home that night beginning with social time at 6:30 p.m. and discussion at 7:00 p.m.

Student Blessing

Fr. Philip will pray the blessing prayers for our students on Sunday, August 13 following Divine Liturgy.

Parish Council Recommendations

This will be the last week to submit your 2017-18 parish council recommendations.  Please fill out a form downstairs in the parish hall.

Wednesday at St. John

Due to the priests’ attendance at the Archdiocese Convention in Miami this week, there will be no Vespers or meal on Wednesday, July 26. Please remember those traveling in your prayers.

Progress on the St Raphael Hall

These next few weeks will be HUGE!!!  The crew is expecting the elevator to be installed and the air conditioning to be fully functional next week.  The bricks have arrived but the base stonework is still en route and should begin next week.  The first coats of paint have been put on.  I hope you saw the video on the Facebook page.  May God continue to watch over the work!!


FOCUS Back to School Alms Project

St. John will be participating in the FOCUS Back to School Backpack program this year.  FOCUS North America is “a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America.” They will be sending us 50 backpacks to be filled with various school supplies collected by the parish.  St. John will then provide the filled bags to Snowden School for those in need.  The list of supplies needed is provided in the bulletin insert, downstairs in the parish hall, and on our website on the online sign up page.  Please have all donations to the church the morning of July 30.  The teens will be filling the bags later that day.

Supply List


Library News

The library has been reorganized!  Come check out Judy’s hard work and be sure to ask her any questions you may have!

Catechumen & Inquirers Class

A reminder to our parishioners, you do not have to be a catechuman or inquirer to come to class!  Everyone is welcome!  For those who may be missing Wednesday teachings over the summer, this is a good alternative.  Upcoming dates and topics are:

  • June 20 – One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
  • June 27 – The Lord’s Prayer
  • July 11 – The Lord’s Prayer continued
  • July 25 – The 10 Commandments

Wednesday Teachings on Hiatus

There will be no Wednesday teachings during the summer months.  We will resume in the fall!