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Dear <<First Name>>,
Blessed Feast & Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the giving thanks, we are happy to announce our "11-27-2018 Giving Tuesday Campaign"!

On 11-27-18 please consider contributing to St. John's "Giving Tuesday Fundraiser" which will be matched dollar for dollar by Facebook & PayPal :) And share with your friends. Click Image Below.


2019 Annual Budget Pledge Announcement:
To help Parish Council prepare next year's 2019 Annual Budget we are requesting that  EVERYONE make a Pledge via Realm (online or via app) for 2019   by November 30th 2018.

Our hope is that we will have 100% of all our members pledging for 2019 as we did last year :-).

Your continued support is vital as we continue grow our beautiful mission community.

The "Pledge" is just the amount that you plan to give for 2019, and then in January of 2019 you can start giving towards your "Pledge" via Realm (online or through the Realm App).

"2019 Annual Meeting" will take place Sunday, January 20th, 2019.

 
EVENT CALENDAR:
Tuesday 11/20
Festal Vigil Presentation of Theotokos, 6pm

Wednesday, 11/21
Festal Liturgy, 9am
Daily Vespers & 15 mins Jesus Prayer, 6pm
Inquirers & Catechumen Class, 7-8:30pm

Thursday, 11/22
Thanksgiving Liturgy, 9am

Saturday, 11/24
Great Vespers, 5:00 pm 

Sunday, 11/25
Choir Practice starts at 8:30am
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Class at 8:30am
Hours 9:30am
Divine Liturgy at 10:00am 

SAVE THE DATES:
November is Stewardship Month

11/27 Giving Tuesday
11/30 Christmas Craft Night
12/2 St. Nicholas Visit to St John
12/27 Feed My Starving Children
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Attention Inquirers & Catechumens:

Below is the schedule for the first 9 classes. All classes are 1 hour lectures or audio visual presentations with 30 minutes of Q&A. Members are also welcome to attend :-)
Wednesday 11/21, 7-8:30pm: Class 7: The Holy Spirit
Wednesday 11/28, 7-8:30pm: Class 8: The Church and the Virgin Mary
Enjoy the "40 Day Nativity Challenge" with your family.
Click here for PDF and see below for the daily reading schedule.

                Date      Reading
1              November 15    Matthew 1-7
2              November 16    Matthew 8-12
3              November 17    Matthew 13-18
4              November 18    Matthew 19-24
5              November 19    Matthew 25-28
6              November 20    Mark 1-4
7              November 21    Mark 5-8
8              November 22    Mark 9-12
9              November 23    Mark 13-16
10           November 24    Luke 1-3
11           November 25    Luke 4-7
12           November 26    Luke 8-11
13           November 27    Luke 12-16
14           November 28    Luke 17-21
15           November 29    Luke 22-24
16           November 30    John 1-5
17           December 1       John 6-10
18           December 2       John 11-16
19           December 3       John 17-21
20           December 4       Acts 1-6
21           December 5       Acts 7-10
22           December 6       Acts 11-16
23           December 7       Acts 17-22
24           December 8       Acts 23-28
25           December 9       Romans 1-8
26           December 10     Romans 9-16
27           December 11     1 Corinthians 1-9
28           December 12     1 Corinthians 10-16
29           December 13     2 Corinthians 1-13
30           December 14     Galatians - Ephesians
31           December 15     Philippians - Colossians
32           December 16     1-2 Thessalonians
33           December 17     1 -2 Timothy
34           December 18     Titus - Philemon
35           December 19     Hebrews 1-10
36           December 20     Hebrews 11-13 & James
37           December 21     1- 2 Peter
38           December 22     1 John - 3 John
39           December 23     Revelation 1-11
40           December 24     Revelation 12-22
 
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Golf Tournament
Second Annual ASC Golf Invitational: Three Weeks Away!  


To help support our Orthodox summer camp ministry, Assumption Church will be hosting the Second Annual ASC Invitational at Starfire Golf Club, Saturday, December 8! Check-in is at 7 am, and the Shot-Gun Scramble will start at 8 am. Registration is $125 before December 1, or $150 after the date.  A luncheon and raffle is included at 1 pm (to attend the luncheon and raffle only, the cost is $25). Sponsor opportunities are also available! Click here to sign up

Christmas Craft Night 11-30-18

Come join us on Friday November 30th at 5:30 to make festal icon ornaments for our Christmas trees amongst other Nativity crafts. Elaine Dafnis will furnish the supplies and lead the activities, with assistance from Stacey Wisnieuski. There will be something for everyone, of all ages! 🎄

A $5 donation is welcomed per family. All contributions will be put aside for festal flowers for the Feast of Nativity.

Love, Mat. Samantha Anna

 
Maggie's Place & Feed My Starving Children Service Opportunities

We have the tags with wishlists for mother and children gifts. They will be on the corner table in the bookstore area. Please consider adopting a family for holiday gifts which will be collected on Saturday December 11th.
 

Feed My Starving Children Service Opportunities

This is a wonderful opportunity during the Nativity season for us to come together as a Church and prepare food for children around the world.  We have 30 spots so please register :-)
Your Event Details
Group name St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Christian Church
Group size 30 spots reserved
(0 spots filled, 30 available)
Location 1345 S. Alma School Road
Mesa, AZ 85210
Date Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time 06:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

 

Are you looking for our St. John Church Directory?
Please download "The Connect" app by Realm. To find fellow parishioners' contact information, follow these steps:

1) Click on Groups, then select "Worship Divine Services."
2) Click on "Participants."
3) Click on the name of the person whom you are wishing to contact. 

Additionally, when posting to the church, please post to "Worship Divine Services" group. Thanks!
God Bless,
Fr. Andre Paez, Rector



   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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