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Holy Week and Pascha Services

Please try to attend as many Holy Week services as possible, thus making your spiritual journey to Pascha even more rewarding!  Father Peter and Cynthia, and the Parish Council take this opportunity to wish all of our parishioners and friends a Blessed Pascha! Please visit the Services section of our website.

Golf Outing – Saturday, June 7, 2014

The 14th Annual Golf outing hosted by Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church is Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Summertree Golf Club, 2323 E. 101st, Crown Point, Indiana.  Registration is 7 am with Tee Time at 7:45 am.  Entry fee – $75. Entry fee includes: green fees, golf cart, breakfast and beverages on the course, giveaways, prizes and our scrumptious BANQUET FEAST  featuring BBQ lamb, chicken and more.

Banquet will be held at the Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Center, 8600 Grand Boulevard, Merrillville, Indiana.

To register or sponsor a hole, or for more information, please contact Lara Richards at 219-942-5196 or Rich Svirha at 219-663-0916

We are in need of HOLE SPONSORS.  If you or a business you are affiliated with would like to sponsor a hole, please contact Lara or Rich at the numbers above. Thank you !

Lenten Food Drive for St. Innocent Orphanage (Project Mexico)

Help us get 20 twenty boxes filled by April 15 for FREE shipping to the boys at St. Innocent’s Orphanage (Project Mexico).  Our Church has signed up to be Pantry Partners for May, be we need your help!  Last year we shipped 24 boxes – let’s top that this year. This is good, Lenten almsgiving.  Be generous for others.  May God bless you in your generosity.  Please ask Monika if you would like a list of suggested items to contribute.  If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, see Monika and she take purchase the items they need most.  You can also purchase Scrip through our Church, and donate those grocery cards for the same purpose!

Cemetery Cleanup Volunteers Desperately Needed

Participating in pre-Pascha Church cleaning and pre-Memorial Day cemetery cleanup has been dropping off in recent years.  The Church desperately needs new energy brought to these endeavors by way of volunteer participation.  Many hands make faster work.  Please consider circling your calendar and helping to participate in any way you can, even just for an hour or two – your help is very much appreciated!

Church cleanup – Saturday, April 5, 9 am

Cemetery cleanup – Saturday, May 3, 9 am – ? [rain date - Saturday, May 10].  Please bring your garden gloves and rakes.

Scrip Shopping – Year Round

A wide variety of retailers participate in the scrip program, and if you’re looking for something special that’s not on the table, please ask.  In many cases, it can be ordered.  Many well-known stores and restaurants, for instance, participate.

Remember, you can use scrip for a number of day-to-day stops, like gasoline, groceries, pharmacies, and more, throughout the year. 

Scrip is still the most underused means of helping the Church.  The Church could be benefiting so much more if more were involved. Please consider seeing Lara Hughes after Church.  If you’re new to scrip, start small and find out how easy it is.  Thank you!

From the Bookstore

Our Bookstore has a wide variety of literature and gifts.  Please feel free to browse after Church on Sunday.

Add Your Voice to the Choir

Ever thought about joining the Choir? See Choir Director Rebecca Baskin.

Church School Underway September through May

Youth church school is in progress for ages 2 through 12 meets immediately following communion through May.  If you’d like to inquire, please see Becky McFadden.

If you are sick or in the hospital or know someone who is…

…please contact the Church and let us know [219-947-4748], or tell Father Peter directly.

Web/Email Adult Scripture and Study Program

We have started a web/email-based Adult Scripture and Study Program.  The goal is for those interested to be able to participate from home via the internet. If you are interested in joining the group, please submit your email address here: ptvmcalendar@gmail.com.

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