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SUNDAY                               MAY 19 – SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC

                                                YOUTH PROCLAIM CHRIST/CHILDREN IN THE LOFT

  8:15 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                          Rev. Fr. William S. Chiganos, Mary Anestos, Phillip Anestos, Athena Chechopoulos, Eftihia Fikaris, Nicholas Fikaris, Luke Fikaris, Chrisoula Gatses, Anna Kapolas, Chris Kapolas, Chris Kapolas, Harry Kapolas, Mary Kapolas, Victoria Lagges, Leo J. Pappas, Joanne Skoufis, Androniki Tellios, Athanasios Tellios, Marigo Tellios, Demetrios Thermos, Metaxia Thermos, Irene Tuntas, Athanasios Vasiliades, Gus Vasiliades, Sevaste Vasiliades, Vasilios Vasiliades, Gust Vlahos

                                              Fellowship Hour

Baptism:                               Daughter of Erica and Danny Tzoumas

12:00 p.m.                             Sponsor: Demetrios Kladis


  8:00 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy                                   

  4:30 p.m.                             Last Day of Greek School

WEDNESDAY                    MAY 22

  1:00 p.m.                             Adult Fellowship and Bible Study

  7:00 p.m.                             Choir Federation Meeting

THURSDAY                        MAY 23

  6:00 p.m.                             Greek School Graduation Program

  7:45 p.m.                             Greek Dance Adult Classes

FRIDAY                                MAY 24

                                                Jr. Olympics         

SATURDAY                         MAY 25

                                                Jr. Olympics

Baptism:                               Son of Alexandra and Nicholas Anos

10:30 a.m.                             Sponsor: Danielle Plesh

SUNDAY                               MAY 26 – SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

  9:30 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy


Epistle Reading: Acts 9:32-42 - Gospel Reading: Jn 5:1-15   Reader: Luke Ernst

Fellowship Hour is being hosted today in loving memory of Fr. Bill, by Parish Council.


In Loving Memory of Fr. Bill…With hearts filled with emotion from the loving memories of a life time we came today to pray to God and honor the memory of Father Bill, our beloved spiritual father whose blessings we will carry forever deep in our hearts as a valuable treasure! Memory Eternal!- “Αιωνία η μνήμη!”

We invite everyone to please remain afterwards for Fellowship Hour.


Axios! New Archbishop Elpidophoros of America...On May 11, 2019, the Holy and Sacred Synod, proceeded to fill the vacated seat of the Archdiocese of America following the voluntary resignation of its shepherd, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America.

The Holy and Sacred Synod unanimously elected as Archbishop of America His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Halki and Professor of the Theological School of the Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki. Axios!

For a full message of His Eminence, please visit our website.


Holy Apostles Happenings...Last week we wished Fr. Panayiotis and his family well and we thanked God for their fruitful ministry over the past two years. Today, we are excited to announce that John and Kahlee Tsikalas will be moving from Boston to join our Holy Apostles community. John will begin as our Associate Pastor on June 1st. John graduated from the Holy Cross School of Theology just yesterday. He will be ordained to the deaconate at his home church in Missouri on June 1st, and to the priesthood on June 15, at our Holy Apostles church. He and his wife have been blessed with a fifteen-month-old daughter, Aimiliane, who will soon be a big sister! We look forward to welcoming them to our church family.


Children in the Loft...We welcome them this morning and thank families for their support.


Youth Proclaim Christ...Today we recognize the youth of our church in a variety of assignments and gratefully thank them and their families for dedicating their time and participating throughout the year in our many Youth programs.


Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople...on Tuesday, May 28 at St. Spyridon’s Church in Palos Heights. The event is sponsored by our Metropolis and the featured speaker is Professor John Fotopoulos.


Graduate Sunday...will be Sunday, June 9. If you have a child who is graduating this year, please submit their name to the church office. Father will acknowledge them after the Liturgy and the Sunday School along with Philoptochos will hold a special coffee hour in their honor.


Holy Apostles Great Vespers and Feast Day Celebration...On Saturday, June 29th and Sunday June 30th, Philoptochos will be hosting the receptions following both the Vespers Service and Divine Liturgy. Volunteers are needed to assist as well as donations of Greek pastries or other baked goods. To help or contribute to the reception, please contact Emily Rehn at (708)369-9365/ platovalentine@hotmail.com or Maria Patt at (630)832-5614/mariapatt54@gmail.com.


Jr. GOYA Pizza and Putt Putt...Incoming 6th graders, all 7th graders, and outgoing 8th graders are invited to the last Jr. GOYA event of the school year, Pizza and Putt Putt, on Friday, June 14. Cost is $25.00 each. Please email jrgoya@holyapostleschurch.com to reserve a spot or ask a question.


Sunday School…Today is the last day of Sunday School classes. We want to thank our Sunday School teachers for being devoted to teaching and educating our children in our Holy Orthodox Christian faith.


Vacation Church School...June 17 to June 21. VCS is open to all children who turned 3 last September up to 5th graders who have completed their 5th grade year. Sign up in the multipurpose room today or on line: holyapostleschurch.com. We need volunteers! Anyone from completed 6th graders on up, please apply!

The White Sox...are celebrating Hellenic Heritage Night on June 11. AHEPA Lakeshore Chapter 205 is again selling $25 tickets. Part of the proceeds will be used to support Chapter 205’s philanthropic outreach which has included supporting Holy Apostles 5K, Camp Fanari and Focus’ back to school backpack project. If interested, please contact Spyro Demakis, spyro@cmvlaw.com or (630) 532-4000.