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July

Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

This month the Food For The Christian Soul Ministry met at Bonfire Steak House in Homer Glen.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

Group photo.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

This month was sponsored by St. John's Chapel to commemorate St. John Birthday.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

We also celebrated the 41st wedding anniversary of two of our parishioners.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

Photo of Fr. Andrew and Deacon John with the new icon of St. John of Chicago.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

Caesar Salad.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

Lamb Chops.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

Sea Bass.

Scene from Food For The Christian Soul Visits Bonfire Steak House.

Last but not least, Prime Rib. Once again our thanks for our ministry leader Matt who does such a wonderful job.

A Blessing Of Graves

Scene from A Blessing Of Graves.

To celebrate the birthday of the patron Saint of the Chapel St. John of Chicago. Fr. Andrew and supporters of St. Luke South Chapel blessed Graves in Streator Illinois.

A Chrismation At The Chapel

Scene from A Chrismation At The Chapel.

Father Andrew conducts a Chrismation at St. Luke's Chapel.

Mission To The Bahamas

Scene from Mission To The Bahamas.

St. Luke's team of 6 joined with IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) and their partner - Bahamas Methodist Habitat - in Nassau, Bahamas, July 1 - 8.

Scene from Mission To The Bahamas.

We demolished a roof, filling a 12,000 # dumpster with shingles & debris, and then put on a new roof.

Scene from Mission To The Bahamas.

Scene from mission trip.

Scene from Mission To The Bahamas.

Scene from mission trip.

Scene from Mission To The Bahamas.

Even missionaries need a rest now and then.

Scene from Mission To The Bahamas.

Ebenezer Baptist Church gave us a place to sleep and eat, and the local Greek Orthodox Church community fed us and took us snorkeling and fishing. Our last night there we helped the church cook for 814 people in their weekly program called The Lord's Kitchen in which they feed those in need.

Garden Center Visit For July

Scene from Garden Center Visit For July.

Fr. Andrew started our visit with the story of creation. He said God created everything out of nothing and everything He made was very good.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For July.

Fr. Andrew brought a icon of St. John of Chicago. St. John helped establish several churches in America. He returned to Russia in 1907 and became the first martyr of the Bolshevik revolution. Fr. Andrew said that saints spread good seeds in the world.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For July.

We gathered together for a group picture to celebrate 17 years of visiting the Garden Center clients. The faces have changed through the years, but the warmth and smiles we receive with each visit remains the same, radiant. May God grant us many years with the Garden Center.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For July.

Our celebration ended with a beautifully decorated chocolate cake that Christine brought. Chocolate smiles were seen everywhere.

Mission To Guatemala

Scene from Mission To Guatemala.

On part 1 of our trip- The team spent time at the Orthodox Monastery, San Miguel Del Lago interacting with the teen girls who live there with the nuns.

Scene from Mission To Guatemala.

We also spent time at the Hogar Rafael Ayau in Guatemala's intercity with the teen boys and Father Antonio and Father Ignacio. Father Andrew and Edgar, one of the boys of the Hogar Rafael Ayau our mission teams have interacted with during the past years.

Scene from Mission To Guatemala.

Two of our team members provided dental care.

Scene from Mission To Guatemala.

Part 2 of our trip - Our mission team worked in the Mayan village, Momostenago, in the mountains in Guatemala assembling a pharmacy, putting the finishing touches in a new medical clinic and at a school.

Scene from Mission To Guatemala.

Scene from mission trip.

Scene from Mission To Guatemala.

Scene from mission trip.

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