5-13-23 Bulletin

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!

Happy Mother’s Day
to all of our Mothers, Grandmothers,
and all those who are like Mothers to us!
May God grant you all many years!


 St. Luke 2023 Strategic Plan 

St. Luke Strategic Plan Tally
(Fill out the form in order to prioritize action steps). 


  • Sunday, May 14th, No Matins; 9:30am, Divine Liturgy for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman followed by Church School and Coffee Fellowship.
  • Saturday, May 20 – No Great Vespers
  • Sunday May 21, No Matins, 9:30 Divine Liturgy followed by Church School and Coffee Fellowship
Congratulations and Many Years
to Genet and the Pamphilis Family on the grand opening of:
Genetti Bistro (pictured above!)
12240 South Harlem
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Stop in for some delicious treats and support our St. Luke Family!


ST. LUKE LAMB ROAST – POTLUCK DINNER: On Sunday, June 4th, our parish will honor both our Mothers & Fathers with a traditional LAMB ROAST dinner in the downstairs parish hall. Bring a side dish!

JUNIOR OLYMPICS 2023! St. Luke Parish will participate again this year in the Orthodox Junior Olympics program on Friday and Saturday, 5/27 & 5/28. Registration forms are here: https://chicago.goarch.org/junior-olympics-registration/. For more information please contact Diane Nikolaou nickolaou3@yahoo.com .

ST. LUKE STRATEGIC PLAN: Our St. Luke Strategic Plan report is ready to be viewed and the tally sheets for our Action Items are now available. If you have NOT filled out a tally sheet please take the time to do so.

Fr. Paul will be gone from Thursday, May 4th, to Thursday, May 24th, teaching in Romania on a Mission Trip and then participating in the Holy Land Pilgrimage. For emergencies, please contact Fr. Danial Doss: 630 960 3150. Pray for us!

EXPANDING ELIJAH’S CHARIOT MINISTRY:  It has come to the attention of the parish council that there are some families and elderly in our Church who are no longer able to drive to Church on a regular basis because of  high gas prices. We are looking, therefore, to expand our Elijah’s Chariot Ministry so that it will include the gift of gas cards for those who need help. (Please consider donating?) Also, if you would like to help us drive our elderly to Church for services please let Tammy Tsiones know. Click here to sign up: DRIVERS FOR ELIJAH’S CHARIOT SIGN UP.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN: The Sunday school children and their families are invited to participate in a fun charity event on June 10, 2023, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.  We will meet at the “Feed My Starving Children” packing  facility, located at 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, 60504. Feed My Starving Children” is a Christian non-profit organization that works together with partners around the world, providing meals for undernourished children.  Monetary donations fund the meal ingredients and volunteers pack the meals.  While donations are not required at this session, feel free to make a donation if you wish.  We can only pack meals at the pace that they are funded. Please email Mary Vlahos at mvgalinski@gmail.com by May 15, 2023 with the names of the participants so that we can be registered as a group.

THE FEAST OF HOLY ASCENSION: Our St. Luke parish community will celebrate the Feast of Holy Ascension this year on Wednesday, May 24th (Vespers – 6pm) and Thursday, May 25th (Liturgy 9:30am) at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Burr Ridge.

LUBA’S KITCHEN ANNOUNCEMENTS: The signup for weekly coffee hour hosts can be found on the whiteboard in the kitchen.  Please sign up!

MAY MONTHLY CHARITY: Our Monthly Charity is for IOCC. Please be generous!

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