Transfiguration

8-2-16 Newsletter St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

Fr. Andre Paez Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

SPIRITUAL PROFIT 
Feast of Transfiguration is this week (Friday Aug 5th and Saturday Aug 6th)

Discourse on the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ of Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica

For an explanation of the present Feast and understanding of its truth, it is necessary for us to turn to the very start of today’s reading from the Gospel: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and led them up onto a high mountain by themselves” (Mt.17:1).
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUN FOR THE KIDS THIS SUNDAY 8-7-16

Please bring a change of clothes for the kids, that they can get wet or dirty in, during activities after Church this Sunday.
Rebekah Hart will be directing the fun :-)

DORMITION FAST BEGINS 8-1-16 TO 8-15-16


We have entered the fast. Please set aside time for prayer, silence, good works and spiritual reading during this holy fast. We do this so that we can receive the grace that God’s wants to give us, and so we can purify ourselves in emulation of our Lord’s most pure mother.

This year we will join our orthodox brothers and sisters at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale to celebrate their patronal feast day.
Sunday 8-14-15 Great Vesper at 6pm followed  by a reception.

We will celebrate Festal Liturgy at St John’s at 9am on Monday 8-15-16.

FEAST OF TRANSFIGURATION 8-5-16 to 8-5-16

We will celebrate Festal Vigil Friday 8-5-16 at 6pm
and Festal Liturgy Saturday 8-6-16 at 9am at St John’s.

1. CALENDAR
Tue 8-2-16 | 7 – 8am St John’s Men’s Group Ncounter Cafe

Weds 8-3-16 | 6pm Vespers Followed by Class: Q&A with Fr. Andre

Thurs 8-4-16 | 7pm Choir Practice

Friday 8-5-16 | 6pm-8pm Festal Vigil of Transfiguration

Sat 8-6-16 | 9-9:30am Hours 9:30am Festal Liturgy of Transfiguration
5-5:45pm Great Vespers
4:30-5pm Prosphora Baking with Teri Johnson

Sun 8-7-16 | 9-9:30am Hours, 9:30-11:15am Divine Liturgy

Tue 8-9-16 | 7 – 8am St John’s Men’s Group Ncounter Cafe
6pm-9pm Women’s Group at Paez home

Weds 8-10-16 | 6pm Vespers Followed by Class: Q&A with Fr. Andre

Thurs 8-11-16 | 7pm Choir Practice

Sat 8-13-16 |5-5:45pm Great Vespers
4:30-5pm Prosphora Baking with Teri Johnson

Sun 8-14-16 | 9-9:30am Hours, 9:30-11:15am Divine Liturgy
At Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 6pm Festal Great Vespers followed by reception

Mon 8-15-16 | 9-9:30am Hours 9:30am Festal Liturgy of Dormition

2. ST JOHN IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN

We need people to help  in the following areas:
1. Land Acquisition and Building Development
We are now positioned to grow our parish in our new remodeled space! But simultaneously we need help keeping an eye out for land, and potential church property in the surrounding area for us to build our permanent church. Also keep your eyes and ears open for people who may want to donate property and funds to help us achieve our goal.

Further, we just opened a Wells Fargo brokerage account where people can donate their appreciated stock to the Church. It is a WIN-WIN!  The donor gets the full value of the transaction as a deduction on his taxes, and does not have to declare the capital gains as income, and the Church gets the funds.

2. Flowers and Decorations

We need someone to help lead the decorating of the temple for our wonderful feasts etc.

If any of you have an interest in the above please see Fr. Andre

3. “I AM THE VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES” FAMILY TREE IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
We have a spectacularly beautiful mural of Christ as the vine adorning our fellowship hall and we would love to put your picture on the wall.  Please email me a digital photo of you/your family that I can print as a 5×7 color photo and I will have it printed and framed.

God Bless,

   Fr. Andre Paez, Rector
St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church
916 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Cell: 925-367-9648
E-mail: frandre@stjohnaz.org
Website: www.stjohnaz.org

– Confessions: After Saturday Great Vespers and by Appointment.
– Office Closed Mondays.
– Emergencies: I am on call 24/7

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