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Dear <<First Name>>,

Come celebrate the Mother of Life's Birthday this Friday and Saturday 9-7 to 9-8!!!
 

Troparion — Tone 4

Your Nativity, O Virgin, / Has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / Has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.

Kontakion — Tone 4

By Your Nativity, O Most Pure Virgin, / Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness; / Adam and Eve, from the corruption of death. / And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you: / The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life!

EVENT CALENDAR:
Tuesday 9/4
Women's Night at St John 6pm

Wednesday, 9/5
Daily Vespers & 15 mins Jesus Prayer, 6pm

Friday 9/7
Festal Vigil Nativity of the Theotokos, 6pm

Saturday, 9/8
Festal Liturgy Nativity Theotokos, 9am
Parish Council 3-4:30pm
Great Vespers, 5:00 pm

Sunday, 9/9
TIME CHANGE: 
Choir Practice start at 8:30am
1st Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Class at 8:30am
Hours at 9:30am
 and Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

SAVE THE DATES:
-Thurs 9/13 & Fri 9/14 Exaltation of the Cross
-Sat 9/15 St John Choir Practice 2pm
-Sun 9/16 Business Blessing for Mike and Alanna Pierce's "Empower Chiropractic", 2pm
-Sat 9/22 One Day, One Hymn, One Church, 10-3pm
-Wed 9/26 Akathist to our Patron St. John, 6pm
-Sat 9/29 and Sunday 9/30 Visit from Archbishop Benjamin for our Patronal Feast

 
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

St. John's New Vestments (Gold, Red & Blue):
Beloved, we have a wowonderful opportunity to purchase new needed vestments.:-)
We have had several donors generously provide funds to kick us off.

If you would like to contribute, please feel free to give our treasurer Dave a check or give on-line. The total cost for three sets is $2,892.

The picture here shows exactly how our gold set will look for the altar servers. (I don't have a picture of the priest set, but it will match of course). The solid Red and Blue sets will also be made using the same crown fabric pattern.

Each color we will be getting will include:a full priest set, 2 Adult servers, 1 child server, chalice covers, altar table cover, and 3 analogion covers! All for just under $930 with shipping included for each color. (Note: we will be getting 3 adult in the Gold since this will be the set we us the most often throughout the year.)

St. John's Choir: Calling all Talent
Peggy Robinson, our dedicated choir director, is looking for more sopranos to join the choir. If you can help beautify the Church services by lending your beautiful voice and talents, please see Peggy to learn more. P.S.: If you can sing other parts and are interested please see her as well :-)
 

Save the Date! Saturday, September 22nd, from 10am - 3pm

Love to sing?  Join your brothers and sisters from Orthodox parishes throughout the Valley for "One Day, One Hymn, One Church," the first-ever Arizona pan-Orthodox Choral Fellowship event, to be held at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10am - 3pm.
 
The day will include singing, fellowship, lunch, more singing, and finish with an audio/video recording of the world premiere of Psalm 23, a choral arrangement by Fr. Michael Pallad, which will be posted on social media.  If you love to sing, you're going to want to be part of this awesome event!
 
Information about the event and registration can be found on the attached flyer, at the Orthodox Christian Choral Fellowship website (www.occfellowship.org) and on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/occfellowship).
 
Online registration will begin August 1st at the website.  The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students/children (8 -17), and $5 for additional children.  Lunch is included with your registration.
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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