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
Are You Ready for Some Football? We Are! Watch the Game in the South Wing - Bring Your Own Appetite!
Come spend the day with all your friends in the South Wing on SuperBowl Sunday. You'll have plenty of food and an open bar. Join us after Divine Liturgy for the Luncheon Buffet, and stay to watch the game on the Big Screen. Hunting Club is sponsoring this fun day, and all proceeds will benefit St. Sava Church. Menu includes spit-roasted Pig, Chicken, Pizza, and more! Lunch or Dinner Price is $10 per adult, KIDS EAT FREE! Bring the family. Details below:
Badnje Vece was a long night for Santa Claus. He listened to detailed toy requests from good children who assured him of their best behavior. Santa's many elves offered their assistance to move the line along and gave out candy canes and gift bags, Thanks, Santa!
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This Sunday, September 30th, please join us after Divine Liturgy and Sunday School for a delicious Luncheon Buffet in the south wing. Your hosts and chefs are Dynamic Duo in the Kitchen Dusko and Danica Pejnovic. Everyone's encouraged and welcome to attend these luncheons that benefit our church or it's organizations. Please choose a date to sponsor a luncheon - it can be a group of several families, and the menu should be kept simple. Contact the church office for available dates.
Divine Liturgy starts at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday School starts after Holy Communion. Please join us for a delicious luncheon buffet in the south wing after services. This week's hosts are Fr. Marko and Popadija Vesna. Please choose a Sunday to sponsor a luncheon - you can group with several families, and the menu can be simple.
After the luncheon, guest speaker Richard Soohey will speak to parents and grandparents about the 529 College Savings Plan. A lifetime resident of Northwest Indiana, Richard started in the life insurance and investments business with Prudential Life. After 10 years he changed his affiliation to Horace Mann Insurance Company, dealing primarily with insuring and helping educators with their retirement planning. In 1985 he graduated from the American College with a Chartered Life Underwriter designation, CLU. In 1987 he received his Chartered Financial Consultant, CFC, from the American College. After his association with Horace Mann he became an Independent Financial Adviser and now works with Creative Financial Designs, Inc., and CFD Investments, Inc., based in Kokomo, Indiana.
Meet a fun group of seniors in the south wing this Thursday, August 30th for the first Senior Luncheon of the season. Chefs Millie Kokotovich and Ann Rudman always prepare a wonderful meal, so bring a spouse or friend, everyone is welcome. Luncheon starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m.
A very important planning meeting for this year's Serb Fest will be held on Thursday evening, July 12th, at 6:30 p.m. in the south wing. Meeting is open to entire membership. Please know that volunteers are needed as always in all areas. We hope that we can count on all members to help with our biggest annual fundraiser.
All areas need volunteers:
Bake Sale, Bar, Kitchen, Ticket Sales, Set-Up / Clean-Up, Parking, Maintenance, Raffle, Fund Raising & Donations, Lambs, Signs, Events.
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE TO VOLUNTEER (219) 736-9191
Last month, at the end of the Sunday School year, St. Sava students competed in a short Bible Jeopardy quiz game, testing their knowledge from previous lessons. Game show host Sandy Shinovich challenged the teams with questions about Old Testament stories. All participants took away prizes. Everyone wished little Vaso Matic a very Happy Birthday.
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:
Reminder: Set Your Clocks Ahead - Sunday Luncheon Buffet and Monthly General Membership Meeting This Sunday
Families and friends of the Serbian Historical Society will host this Sunday's Lenten Buffet to raise funds for St. Sava Church. Please join us after Divine Liturgy for a wonderful meal. followed by the MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING, also in the South Wing Social Center. Your attendance is important, as well as your input and participation. Share your talents; there are many projects around the church and for the upcoming Serb Fest.
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour - it's that time of year.
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?
St. Sava Hunting Club Lovacko Drustvo
Invites you to
46th SUPER FOOTBALL PARTY
Sunday February 5, 2012
Noon – 11:00 P.M.
St. Sava South Wing Social Center
9191 Mississippi Street
Lunch & Dinner, Cash Bar
$20 for 2 meals, lunch & dinner
$10 dinner only
Come celebrate the Big Game Serbian Style!
Svi ste dobro dosli!
Proceeds will benefit St. Sava Church and Lifeline Humanitarian Organization
Club "Krajina" will host a New Yer's Eve celebration in the south wing starting at 7 p.m., until 1 a.m. Spit - roasted pig dinner with all the trimmings will be offered as well as a bottle of champagne for only $50 per person.
Live entertainment will be provided by:
Miodrag Stanojevic Zumbul
Reservations are limited, so please call the church office at 219-736-9191, or after 3 p.m. call Steve Kljajic at 219-741-0244.
Gary Emerson High School Alumni Class of 1959 celebrated their 52nd Reunion in St. Sava's South Wing Social Center at the suggestion of classmate and church member Pete Skorich. They were extremely satisfied with the homemade meal prepared by Donna Pejnovic and Nada Konjevic. About 50 attended the casual Friday afternoon event, and we hope to see them again when they're ready to celebrate other happy occasions
The Executive Board will host this Sunday's Luncheon, where you can eat in or take-out a delicious Lamb or Pig Dinner for only $12. Other items will be offered, so please join us on this Sunday as well as every Sunday during the summer for picnic-style food offerings. All proceeds will help the general fund.
Luncheons are always in the South Wing Social Center.
The weather was absolutely delightful for all Moms on their special day. Srbadija Folklore Group hosted the event, and some of the Dads helped with preparations and serving. Thanks to all the Kolo ladies for their dessert and salad donations.
Special Thanks to Borka Grimsgard for the lovely photos.
St. Sava Folklore Group is hosting this year's Mother's Day Luncheon in the South Wing after Divine Liturgy. What a great way to spend the day with Mom! Everyone is welcome.
A heartfelt Thank You! goes out to all the parishioners who attended the Bookcase Fundraiser Luncheon hosted by the Serbian Historical Society. In a Valentine themed setting, the highlight of the meal, of course, was the traditional "Serbian-Style" dessert table. Special Thanks go out to all the Kolo Sisters who baked elegant cakes and cookies and made delicious jello treats and salads. The ladies also helped in the kitchen. We couldn't have done this without all your help and support.
By the time Serb Fest arrives, the Cultural Room will have a new look, featuring 6 new oak bookcases and 5 elegant curios for displays. All donations received will help furnish this large room and pay for exhibit supplies. We'll soon be collecting books, old Srbobrans, Observers, photos, Serb Worlds, etc., so keep us in mind.
Remembering Robert (Bob) Nickovich:
Our dear church member +Robert Nickovich was remembered in our prayers on his one year Parastos, also held Sunday by his family Loretta, Lori, and Keith.
This Sunday, February 13, join us for a delicious Luncheon Buffet after Divine Liturgy. Relax and enjoy the day, as the weatherman predicts a milder weekend. Your donations will help purchase six new oak bookcases similar to the unfinished ones in the photo. Thank you for your continued support.
All teens, ages 13 to 18, are encouraged to attend this fun and educational casual evening and asked to bring a friend. A few changes have been made: all events will be held in the South Wing, including Vespers. Dress is casual. [Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.]
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Thank you to all who helped celebrate St. Varnava, the Slava chosen by St. Sava's Serbian Historical Society. St. Varnava is the first American-born Serbian Saint, who grew up in Gary, moved to Serbia, and suffered under and was imprisoned by Communist rulers. Special Thanks to those who generously support the efforts of the Historical Society. Paul Jancarich sang the Tropariaon written for St. Varnava (Barnabas), Bishop of Hvosno.
THE SERBIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ST. SAVA CHURCH
Warmly invites you and your family to our Krsna Slava Celebrating the first American-born Serbian Saint, also from St. Sava Church in Gary.*
St. Varnava The New Confessor
Sunday,October 31st South Wing Social Center
Bountiful Slava Luncheon Buffet and Cutting of Kolach will follow Divine Liturgy.
*When Ann Pamachena and Vojislav Nastich (St. Varnava) were growing up in Gary, she suspected he was something special because, even though the boy was impossibly smart, all the children loved him anyway.
Kathy Baroevich's commitment to our church comes from her heart. She has been a life - long member, a Sunday School teacher, and our choir director for many years. She has manned the cevap grill at every Serb Fest and helped at countless fish fry's. Regardless of the weather, she never misses church, stays for every Parastos, sings for every wedding and funeral Pomen Service. Her soprano voice is both beautiful and comforting. She has a rewarding career as an educator. Perhaps it's in her genes: every member of the Baroevich family has selflessly served our church. For all Kathy has done for us, it was time for us to show just how much we truly appreciate her. Saturday afternoon, many friends stopped by the south wing to show their support for her after she recently suffered a devastating fire that nearly destroyed her home and claimed the life of her dog. We wish her well as she rebuilds her home. Thank you to all the lovely ladies from Kolo for hosting and decorating, and to other organizations for their support of this event, and to everyone who baked "goodies" for the dessert table. Paul Jancarich composed and sang a song in her honor. Mismo Tamburitza Orchestra played for everyone's enjoyment. Thanks, guys!
(Kathy with her niece Caitlyn)
Please join us in this tribute to Kathy Baroevich, lifelong member of St. Sava Church and choir director of Karageorge Choir. Kathy suffered the tragic loss of her home and pet in a recent fire. Light refreshments and desserts will be served.
Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
St. Sava Church South Wing
9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville
(219)736-9191 for more info.
“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 BIG GAME will be much more fun to watch with your family and friends in the South Wing Social Center. Attend Divine Liturgy and a full Luncheon, all the pre-game festivities, and finally the BIG GAME on the big screen TV. Supervised activities are planned for the children. Sponsored by the Hunting Club. Cash Bar available. Starts at noon, ends at 11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!
Please take a turn at hosting a family-sponsored Sunday Pot-Luck Luncheon. October 19th is available, so please contact Verica Crnkovich at (219) 662-7367 by Tuesday evening. We ask that our member families join with 2-3 other families to host a luncheon. Remember that your Luncheon Donations directly benefit our Church. Paper goods and coffee are provided, and Simo will handle the Bar and soft drinks. Let's keep this going. The menu can be themed or simple, just be creative.
The following letter was recently sent to parishoners. The cost of each table is $250, and Chairs are $65 each, or you can make a General South Wing Donation. If you would like to make this contribution in Memory of someone, please indicate so. Donations can be mailed to the church or hand-delivered to the church office. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Dear St. Sava Member: January 4, 2008
We are delighted to inform you that the South Wing is progressing and very near completion. We anticipate having a fully functional beautifully remodeled Social Wing by mid to late January. The Social Wing will provide us with a place for our membership to gather as well as the opportunity to generate much needed revenue for our Church.
The Sunday School learning center on the lower level is also near completion and it too looks terrific. With individual classrooms, permanent storage units, new restrooms for both the boys and girls, and a refreshment area, the Sunday School learning center is a quality addition.
Thanks to the all-volunteer crews that have been working day in and day out, taking time out of their busy schedules and home life to make sure that our parishioners have a place to gather socially and a quality Sunday School area for our children! Their contributions of time and sweat cannot be measured.
Although the labor for the South Wing has been predominately volunteer labor generating thousands and thousands of dollars in cost savings, we are now incurring some costs for new carpeting, paint, wood flooring, tile, etc. We are also going to incur costs to purchase new banquet tables and chairs. As most of you know the majority of our banquet tables and chairs are very old and have seen their better days, as a result we must purchase new tables and chairs for the Social Wing.
We are asking our St. Sava members for your donations to be used for the purchase of tables and chairs for the new center. After careful consideration and on-going negotiations with vendors, we have selected tables that are durable, high quality, lightweight and easily stored. These tables and chairs alike will provide us with years and years of use.
At this time, we are calling upon the parishioners to consider making a donation that would cover either a table or chairs or both, so please consider donating. Following are the costs of the tables and chairs. We have included an envelope and ask that you complete the form below and mail in your contribution towards one of these items, if you are able.
In addition to your donation for the purchase of tables and chairs, we also will accept any donation directed to the renovation of the South Wing. All donations for the South Wing should be marked â€œSouth Wing Donationâ€ on your check and that donation will be deposited in the Restricted Account.
Thank you so very much for your kind consideration and donation and we look forward to your visiting and enjoying your new Social Wing for many years to come!
May God Bless You,
Dennis Svilar Father Marco Matic