Bible Study on the Book of James

Beginning Monday, February 26, there will be a 3 week bible study on the book of James following Great Compline.  Join us for fruitful discussion of the Scriptures!

Stock up the Food Pantry for Great Lent!

Help us feed those less fortunate this Lent by donating to the St. Brigid Food Pantry.  Our small pantry is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Orthodoxy Sunday, February 25

We will worship at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland along with St. George in Bartlett.  Orthros will begin at 8:45 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.  At the conclusion of the liturgy, children from all three parishes make the procession with the icons.  Have your children bring their favorite icon with them for the procession.

  • We are asked to contribute to the coffee hour following liturgy.  Please bring fast friendly items if you are able and leave them in the parish hall at Annunciation before liturgy.
  • Church School reminder for parents: We will not have church school on Orthodoxy Sunday.  Please continue to remember us in your prayers, as we strive to create a time and space for children to draw nearer to our Lord.

 

Great Lent begins February 19

Great Lent begins on Monday, February 19th!

As a reminder, remember the traditional fasting discipline is observed during the Great Fast which lasts from Pure Monday through Great and Holy Saturday (with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturdays and Sundays [except on Great and Holy Saturday when oil is not permitted], and for fish, wine and oil on the Annunciation [March 25th] and Palm Sunday).

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Sign up to provide Lenten Meals following Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesdays during Lent.

Lenten Booklet – 2018

Meatfare Potluck

Sunday, February 11, we will have a Meatfare Potluck following Divine Liturgy.  Please bring a dish or dishes large enough to share and enjoy the fellowship of your St. John family as we continue to prepare for Great Lent.

Pre-Lenten Retreat

Save the date!

February 9-10, Paul Finely, Executive Director of St. Herman House in Cleveland, OH will be offering a lively retreat on the Beatitudes.  All are welcome to attend and be encouraged as we prepare for Great Lent!

Theophany House Blessings

If you have not signed up for a house blessing, please do so!  There is a short window this year in which to complete them and we would like to schedule everyone who would like one.

Special Services for Theophany

Friday, January 5

9:00 a.m. – Royal Hours

6:00 p.m. – Vesperal Divine Liturgy followed by First Blessing of the Water

Saturday, January 6

9:00 a.m. – Orthros

10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy

12:30 p.m. – Blessing of the MS River with Annunciation GOA

Lunch at the parish following blessing

MS River blessing Memphis

Service Opportunities

We are in need of coffee hour hosts and people to pick up (or make) Wednesday dinner in the first quarter.  These are both wonderful opportunities to server your parish.  Additionally, if you are able to help clean up following our Theophany lunch, please do so.

1st Quarter Coffee Hour

1st Quarter Wednesday meal pick up

 

Parish Business Meeting January 7

On Sunday, January 7, we will have our annual parish meeting.  Along with all of the annual updates, the parish will be voting on the purchase of the neighboring property.  Mark your calendars and plan to be present for this important event!