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.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
On September 21, His Grace Bishop Longin presided at Hierarchical Divine Liturgy along with about two dozen priests from various Orthodox Chicagoland and NWI Churches celebrating the Slava at Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery in New Carlisle, Indiana. Lenten Luncheon was prepared and served by KOLO Sisters from St. Sava and St. Elijah parishes. Several hundred faithful worshipers attended the Service and blessing and cutting of the Slavski Kolach. Bus transportation was provided for a nominal fee. Please feel free to visit the Sisters at the Monastery for a quiet place to reflect and worship. The Sisters maintain the buildings and grounds themselves. The Monastery is located at 32400 Early Road, New Carlisle, IN. You may want to call ahead for a schedule of services and activities.
Reserve a seat on the chartered bus early! Call the church office 219-736-9191 for reservations - only $10 round trip. Bus will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. promptly and return at 4:30 p.m. central time.
The Monastery Community of The Nativity of The Mother of God Slava
FRIDAY, September 21st - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Followed by Blessing and Cutting of Kolach and LUNCHEON served by
St. Sava and St. Elijah KOLO Sisters of Merrillville
(Thursday evening Vigil at 6:00 p.m.)
Pre-Serb Fest Clean-Up
We need HELP !!!!!
We need all able-bodied Young parents, school-age children to help clean up the grounds prior to Serb fest !!!!!
Friday, July 20th 4:00pm
Our older members cannot do all the work and we need the younger families and members to step up and also touch up the landscaping.
We will provide Pizza and Music after we finish cleaning up… we ask you to bring desserts. WE will provide and sign the necessary paperwork for the school kids to get the community service credits.
Support our Srbadija Folklore Groups by attending their great and never ending Lenten pasta buffet on Friday, April 6th in the south wing from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also available are Bakalar dinners sold individually, not all-you-can-eat. Details below:
Save the date! Help support our friends in Lansing by attending this fun event filled with great Serbian food, music, and dancing.
Several local priests, representing area Orthodox Churches, celebrated Vespers to commemorate St. Varnava. In attendance were V. Rev. Peter Bodnar, Rev. Aleksandar Savic, Rev. Sasa Nedic, Rev. Sergii Alekseev and our own Very Rev. Marko Matic.
After the service, everyone gathered in the conference room for light refreshments, hosted by our Serbian Historical Society, which celebrates St. Varnava as their Patron Saint.
Friday, April 8th
Srbadija Folklore Group hosts All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the South Wing Social Center. Lenten choices are also available, as well as Bakalar Dinners and Palachinke sold separately. Adults $10, Children under 12 $5.
Saturday, April 9th
Camp Kick-Off Luncheon and Children's Style Show fund raiser hosted jointly by St. Sava and St. Elijah's Kolo Sisters. Vendors, martini bar, silent auction, door prizes, and fun. Yes, bring the family or a guest for a wonderful afternoon. Adults $20, Teens 13 - 18 $10, Children 12 & Under $5.
Sunday, April 10th
9:00 a.m. - Confession
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School
10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
12:00 Noon - Lenten Luncheon in South Wing Social Center hosted by Mike Suvajac and his son Dan Suvajac.
1:00 p.m. - General Membership Meeting
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. - Portage Youth Commission hosts Cultural Festival 2011
By invitation from Mayor Olga (Galich) Velasquez, the Serbian Historical Society will have a display highlighting Serbian customs and traditions. Everyone is welcome.
Sycamore Hall; Woodland Park
2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN
No Admission Charge, $1 donations accepted
6:00 p.m. - Eastern Time - Vespers and Lenten Dinner at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in South Bend
When: Friday November 26th
Where: St George Serbian Hall
Time: 7:00pm until 12:00am
Admission: $5.00 / 16 and under free
Serbian & American Music
Food Will Also Be Served
All proceeds will go towards the St George Basketball fund!
TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS
Reserve a foursome and become a Sponsor for the popular 2010 Serb Fest Golf Classic on Friday, July 30. Download and print the Registration and Sponsorship forms here. Golf with your Serbian friends at Summer Tree Golf Course in Merrillville. Your fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, refreshments on course, and a fabulous Serbian Luncheon Buffet at the church grounds. Non - golfers can attend the luncheon for $25. Live tamburitza music is always part of the celebration. This year's entertainment will be provided by PRAZNA FLASA Tamburitza Orchestra from Milwaukee! Join us, everyone is welcome!
We thank our Sponsors for supporting St. Sava Church and encourage our parishioners to patronize these local businesses. Sponsors will have names listed on course and banner on display at Serb Fest for thousands to view over three days. Hurry, golf reservation deadline is soon. Details on printable forms below:
“Join us for
St. Sava Srbadija Folklore Group
Invites you to join them for their
1st Annual All-You-Can-Eat
Friday, May 21, 2010
St. Sava South Wing
9191 Mississippi Street-Merrillville
Featuring an Assortment of Pastas and Sauces
Salad ? Bread ? Dessert
Palacinke Sale too!
Cost: 10 and under $5.00 and Adults $8.00
"THE STIMULUS GOLF PACKAGE"
Friday, July 31, 2009
8:30 a.m. Shot Gun Start - Scramble Format
SUMMER TREE GOLF COURSE, 2323 E. 101st Ave., Merrillville, IN
ENTRY FEE $100 / Person or $400 Foursome
18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Continental Breakfast, Refreshments on Course
Longest Drive (Men / Women) Contest
Longest Putt (Men / Women) Contest
Closest to the Pin Contest
Serbian Buffet Luncheon (Split - Roasted Lamb, Pig, Cevaps, Salad, Dessert)
7:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Buffet Luncheon & Prizes
St. Sava Church Grounds, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville
SPONSOR PACKAGES AVAILABLE:
FEATURED SPONSOR $500
COGNAC CART SPONSOR $200
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST PATRON $200
CLASSIC SPONSOR $100
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
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Barb (Borka) Grimsgard (219) 617-1645 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jovan Djokic (219) 241-7750 email@example.com
After a day at the beach or pool, choir members enjoyed a casual dinner cruise aboard the StarLite Majesty. The Gulf Coast is famous for dramatic sunsets, and Friday evening was no exception. The sunburned singers danced the night away; kolos, cacak, electric slide, and slow dancing. Amazingly, they all made it to the concert Saturday in time. These photos were provided by Jelena Mulin.........Thanks! More photos have been submitted by Daniella Mancich and Karen Christoff, and will be up in a couple days. Check back soon.
St. Sava's new Learning Center is hosting an Enrichment Program for Pre-Schoolers, an extension of our Sunday School. The facility has bright new classrooms and a kitchenette, and is supervised by Lela Damnjanovich, experienced in early childhood education. Also volunteering their talents are Darlene Sever and Ljubica Popovich. Parents, grandparents, or caretakers are encouraged to participate in this classroom setting. Classes are well organized and include music, story time, arts & crafts, and indoor & outdoor activities. Children are encouraged to participate, share, and socialize, and they'll learn something too. It's never too late to join these 10 week sessions: Friday morning classes from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. More classes will be added in the future as the need grows. For additional information call (219) 736-9191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Click photo to enlarge)
The large dance floor just wasn't big enough for the crowd at Friday night's dance. Great music by Srbija Orchestra from Phoenix, Arizona provided endless hours of entertainment for the SerbAerobic dancers. How do they dance in those flip-flops?
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Where were you Friday night? St. Elijah Church sure put on a great event for all who attended. So many celebrated being Serbs by showing off those kolo dance moves this weekend. Srbija Band from Arizona, and local bands Ti Roma and Dunav entertained the huge crowds. The kitchen offered tasty plates of sarma, lamb, and cevaps and a bake sale with endless choices. You still have two days left to enjoy the games and evening festivities, so don't miss out!
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