St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church, Merrillville, IN, was established in 1914 in Gary, IN. Divine Liturgy Sundays 10am, Fr. Marko Matic officiating. Liturgical responses by Karageorge Choir. Sunday School starts after Holy Communion (around 11:15) until 12:15. Serbian School will be incorporated into Sunday School. Vespers served Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. Join us, everyone welcome! Folklore dance group and choir always accepting new members. Attend Sunday Luncheons after Liturgy, hosted by families or organizations, serving delicious homemade food and desserts.
South Wing SOCIAL CENTER NOW AVAILABLE for hosting social events, newly renovated and tastefully decorated. Showers, graduation parties, business meetings, Skup Svatova, wedding receptions, baptisms, birthdays, and retirements can all be accommodated. For more info, call (219)736-9191.

phone (219)736-9191
9191 Mississippi St. Merrillville, IN 46410

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Hristos Voskrese! Christ Is Risen!

posted by dorothyp on Apr 20th, 2014 at 8:20 am



Divine Liturgy starts at 10:00 a.m. Confession starts at 9:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children during Sunday School hours.



Solemn Good Friday Services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

posted by dorothyp on Apr 17th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Royal Hours Friday service starts with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

Vespers with Laying of the Shroud and Funeral Service starts at 6:00 p.m.

Images below are from St. Sava church on 1300 Connecticut Street in Gary before the fire in 1978.


Canvas, Cupcakes, and Cocktails Just in Time for Mother's Day

posted by dorothyp on Apr 15th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Please attend this fun evening and take home a gift as unique as you are just in time for Mother's Day. Artist Kathy Eckert will guide you through the easy steps as you learn painting skills. Proceeds benefit St. Sava's Youth Group. All supplies are furnished and you'll be treated to one complimentary cocktail, appetizers, and cupcakes. Only $40!

Friday, May 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm - St. Sava's South Wing

Contact Lela Jensen at 219-314-8848 or Nevena Djurdjevic at


Fundraiser for Our SNF Basketball Teams Sunday, April 27th

posted by dorothyp on Apr 14th, 2014 at 12:19 am

Sunday April 27th, a fundraiser luncheon will be held for the SNF Basketball Teams.  This year the tournament will be held in Canton, OH, June 6th-June 8th.  The deadline is April 24th to enter a team roster.  As of this time, we have two teams of boys that are interested in playing.  If your child is an SNF member and would like to play, please send me an email.

Last year with all the donations we were able to pay for the gym practices, and provide dinner and lunch for our traveling teams and their parents. King Peter Lodge also was generous enough to pay for all SNF entry fees.  In addition, we have used the donations to help start up the St. Sava Soccer Camp.
Last year's fundraiser was a great success. We were able to have all the food and drink items donated.  I am asking if you can once again help out with donations that are needed below:
10 people to donate $30 each so that we may buy boxes of cevaps
10 lbs. of cole slaw
10 loaves of sliced vienna bread
A case of  pop, or water
A side salad ( fruit salad, vegetable tray, etc...)
A Dessert (cookies, brownies, etc...)
Thank you so much for your generosity for the St. Sava Sports Teams, we appreciate your help!!!  If you have any questions, please contact me at

Video - Tesla Exhibit - Open by Appointment through May

posted by dorothyp on Apr 6th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Nikola Tesla,The Great Inventor Exhibit was a huge success at this year's Serb Fest. If you missed a chance to see the display, you can make special arrangements for a private showing through May. Simply call the church office at 219-736-9191 or Paul Jancarich at 219-465-1795. Sunday School groups, seniors, students, and small groups are all welcome. The free exhibit highlights the personal story and accomplishments of the under-appreciated genius whose inventions were 100 years ahead of his time. Free Tesla tattoos to all visitors. The exhibit was presented by St. Sava Church's Serbian Historical Society.


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