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Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts  
Divine Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts will be served Wednesdays at 9am and Fridays at 6:30pm. For confession please come one hour earlier.

Sunday, April 17  
St. Sava Cathedral Lenten Dinner & Loyal Order Scholarship Awards Presentation will be held after Divine Liturgy in the Cultural Center. Please come and support your church and let us show how proud we are of our students. Thank you in advance. Everyone is Welcome!

Holy Week and Easter Services  
April 23, Lazarus Saturday (Vrbica)
8:00 a.m. Cutting of Slavski Kolac
8:30 a.m. Confession
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy and Communion
4:00 p.m. Procession with the willows, with Vespers and Holy Confession

April 24, Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. Holy Confession
8:30 a.m. English Divine Liturgy
10:00 a.m. Holy Confession
10:30 a.m. Church Slavonic Divine Liturgy

April 27, Great Wednesday
8:30 a.m. Holy Confession
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Holy Unction Service-host & visiting clergy will serve

April 28, Great & Holy Thursday
8:30 a.m. Holy Confession
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy & Communion
7:00 p.m. Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

April 29, Great & Holy Friday
9:00 a.m. Royal Hours
5:00 p.m. Vespers, Carrying out of the Holy Shroud
7:30 p.m. Matins - Procession around the church & Confession

April 30, Great & Holy Saturday
8:30 a.m. Holy Confession
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy & Communion

May 1, RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST - EASTER
5:00 a.m. Easter Matins
8:30 a.m. Divine Easter Liturgy in English
10:30 a.m. Divine Easter Liturgy in Church Slavonic

May 2, Easter Monday
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

May 3, Easter Tuesday
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Board Update  

ENERGY ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

Dear brothers and sisters,

Our federal government has an energy assistance program to help offset high winter bills. The program is based on your household income, and if you qualify you could receive a substantial amount toward your energy bills.

If you are interested or you know of someone that may qualify, there are flyers in the back of the church with income guidelines and locations where you can apply. Those that qualify MAY also qualify to have their home weatherized through a state run program. If qualified, a state authorized contractor will contact you at a future date. THE DEADLINE IS May 15, 2016.

A FRESH LOOK

One of the greatest strengths of our Serbian Community is individuals and groups who jump in to help in any way they can. A big thank you goes out to Rudy Vuckovic for painting large areas of the new expanded portion of the Cultural Center, including the rest rooms, large multi-purpose room and bar, and hallways from the lobby to the board room. This has improved the appearance of our facility and saved the church the expense of hiring a contractor. Thank you, and well done, Rudy!


WOULD YOU LIKE INFORMATION VIA EMAIL?

Over the next few months the Board will begin to use email more often to get news to our parishioners. If you’d like to receive information this way please give us your email address so you may be included. Provide it by email to the church office at saint.sava@att.net or on paper to the office or to any board member.


TAX DEBT UPDATE

As you may know, the church incurred debt to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (WDOR) related to St. Sava Orthodox School (the School) employees’ unpaid federal and state payroll taxes over a period of several years. The total federal and state tax liability was $236,626, with additional legal fees of $28,395 and accountant fees of $3,400, bringing the grand total to $268,421.

The church has paid everything back to the IRS and the WDOR and has received letters from both agencies stating that the liability has been satisfied and that cases were closed. A total of $43,135 was contributed by the school and the remainder has been paid back by the church. The church used $40,000 from the Humanitarian Fund, contributions from several parishioners, and borrowed approximately $125,000 from the diocese, with a pledge to repay the loan over the next few months.

In addition to the $43,135 noted above, the School also contributed $12,500 towards the legal fees, making their total contribution to the situation $55,635.

The church and the school boards have already put in place measures to prevent this from happening again. Some of these measures include outsourcing both church and school payroll to a reputable third-party payroll provider. To ensure transparency and accountability, the school also presents its financials to the church board on a monthly basis and the church board liaison is periodically present at the monthly school board meetings.

Members and organizations wishing to help the church repay the loan to the diocese are welcome to make donations through the church office or any board member.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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