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
Update from Anna Pavichevich regarding Jelena's bone marrow transplant donor:
United in Faith – United in Love - United in Action
Urgent Appeal to Serbian-Americans!
DUE TO THE TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR OUR SERBIAN SISTER, JELENA, NEW BONE MARROW REGISTRY DRIVE DATES AND LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED:
• Sunday, March 27th and April 3rd - Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N. Redwood Drive, Chicago, (after English and Serbian Liturgies) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Sunday, March 27th - St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 4021 Elm Street, East Chicago, IN (After Liturgy) 1 p.m – 4 p.m.
• Sunday, March 27th - St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18550 Stony Island Ave., Lansing, IL (after Liturgy) noon- 2 p.m.
• Sunday, March 27th - St. Ilija’s Serbian Orthodox Church, 8700 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN (after Vespers) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and Cultural Center, 3201 South 51st Street, Milwaukee
o Thursdays, March 24th and March 31st – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
o Sundays, March 27th and April 5 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thus far, we have collected approximately 170 swabs to be analyzed for a match for Jelena. OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT 1,000 SWABS! WILL YOU HELP US ACHIEVE THAT GOAL WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS?
In an extremely urgent appeal, the Serbian Community has pulled together to rally fellow Serbs to be tested to be a match for bone marrow transplant. Jelena Stojakovich, a 31 year old college student from Trbinje, is working on her P.H.D. at the University of North Carolina. She is suffering from Lukemia. A Serbian donor gives her the best chance for survival. The testing is simple - a cheek swab. The current testing schedule is posted below. Please watch the videos for more information.
Anna Pavichevich wrote: They are keeping Jelena in remission with chemotherapy. They are making arrangements to take her to Seattle to do a transplant with cord stem cells that are not a match. This is very risky and does not have a high chance of success. WE HAVE TO FIND THE MATCH quickly!
Schedule of drives:
* St. Basil of Ostrog, 27450 N Bradley Rd, Mettawa-Lake Forest, IL 60045 – Sunday, March 20, after Divine Liturgy from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
* Old Holy Resurrection, 3062 W Palmer Sqr, Chicago Sat, March 19, 3 – 8 p.m.
* Holy Resurrection Cathedral, 5701 Redwood Dr, Chicago Sunday 3/20, 3/27, April 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
You can also partner-up with other churches in your geographic area!
Milica Jankovic was a St. Sava Sunday School student and is currently in her final year with Srbadija Folklore Group. This past school year she has been busy setting a course for her career path. Nursing is an area she’s been interested in for several years, so she decided to take part of a Health Occupations program through her high school (Kankakee Valley High School) and Jasper County Hospital, to see if she’s making the right choice. The answer is yes! This past December, she obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) state license and currently works at Autumn Hills Retirement Home in Roselawn. Milica will be attending Indiana University Northwest following high school graduation this spring and will continue her studies toward obtaining a nursing degree, with a focus on pediatrics. Milica is the daughter of Lela and Keith Jensen, sister to little brother Alex, and granddaughter of Sreten and Slobodanka Vasiljevic.
* Submitted by Borka Grimsgard. If you have wonderful news about one of our students, please submit and we'll be happy to share!