Feast of the Annunciation, Mon., March 25

We will celebrate Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Annunciation on Monday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Following liturgy tomorrow evening , we will share a potluck meal with +NICHOLAS in St. Raphael Hall.  Some fried fish will be provided; please bring sides and a dessert to share.  It is a fish, wine, oil day…BYOB.

Family Game Night with the Bishop

Tuesday, March 26

Bring your family, desserts, and side dishes on Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy questions and games with +NICHOLAS. Everyone is invited!

Potluck dinner:  Caitlyn Maas will be providing the main dish, tortilla soup.

His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS visits St. John

His Grace will be visiting our parish Sunday, MARCH 24-27.  Find below the services and activities on our schedule for our time with him.

Sunday, March 24

Vespers for the Annunciation, 6:00 p.m.

Clergy & Parish Council dinner following Vespers

Monday, March 25

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Annunciation, 6:00 p.m.

Parish meal (F,W,O allowed) following liturgy.  Fish will be provided; all sides and desserts will be potluck.  (Please sign the board if you are able to set up or clean up.)

Young adult conversation with the bishop following dinner.

Tuesday, March 26

Men’s lunch at Dino’s with the Bishop, 12:00 p.m.

Parish meal, 5:30 p.m. – Q&A opportunity with His Grace and game night.  This evening is geared towards families with children.

Wednesday, March 27

Women’s Teaching, 10:00 a.m.

Presanctified Liturgy, 6:00 p.m.

Lenten Meal provided by Kh. Pamela and Sh. Margaret

Lenten Meals

During Lent each year, St. John has shared a meal offered by one or more parishioners following each Wednesday presanctified liturgy and on Holy Thursday.  Typically, one can count on feeding 70-75 people.  If you (or a group of your friends) would like to provide one of these meals, the dates are listed downstairs on the white board next to the elevator.

Dinner & a Show, Feb. 22



Date:   Friday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15/adults & $5/children 3+

Contact D&S Coordinator, Anne Castrodale, for tickets and questions.

Join us as for St. John’s annual talent show, dessert auction, and bake sale.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit St. Raphael Hall as well as the national Antiochian Women’s project, “Building Cathedrals.”

Volunteer Opportunities:    

  • Dinner: chefs, kitchen help (receive/set out food, clean up) – Thea Wallace, coordinator
  • Décor: set-up/take-down – Justin Bowles, coordinator
  • Auction/Bake Sale: donations, auction runner – Caitlyn Maas, coordinator
  • Talent – Bill Stanek, coordinator
  • Bartender

Examining the Telos of the Parish

“Telos” means fulfillment or completion.  This wonderfully timed parish retreat will focus on how the work of the parish is completed or fulfilled.  Our Church has different organizations and different age groups all doing different things.  How can they be brought together?  What is the focus of the parish?  What role do each of the groups play in the parish community?  Join us as we hear the answers to some of these questions from Kh. Jenny Mosher, the director of the Telos Project at Hellenic College.  Kh. Jenny is also a trained catechist in the Catechism of the Good Shepherd Program.

Don’t let childcare be a hindrance to your attendance, let us know and child care will be provided both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon!


Parish Retreat insert

Telos Team

Theophany House Blessings

There is a sign up list downstairs on the table across from the elevator for those who wish to have their homes blessed before Lent.  Please choose all times slots that are convenient for your family.  Fr. Philip will then schedule accordingly and contact you to confirm the actual date and time for your blessing.

Nativity Services

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!

Our special services for Nativity and Theophany may be found here

School Supply Drive

St. John is participating as a drop-off location for the Vollentine Evergreen School Supply Drive benefiting Vollentine Elementary School.  This is a great alms project to helps us stay active in and benefit the community which surrounds us.  Items may be dropped off in the library/classroom until Sunday, January 6.

Supply List

Parish Wish List

St. John has compiled a wish list of items that we would love to have for our community.  The list can be found below and in the bulletin.  If you would like to purchase and donate one of the items, please contact the office.  If you would like to make a monetary donation towards an item, please note on the check what you would like it used for.

Parish Wish List