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Strudel, Nutroll, and Sarma Sale at St. Sava Church – Merrillville, Indiana

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The Kolo Sisters at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana have been busy preparing for the spring Strudel and Nutroll bake sale with the special addition of Sarma available for pre-order through March 29.

Orders placed by March 29 will be available for pick-up Saturday, April 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Limited quantities available while they last. See the order form for prices and information about placing your order.

Click Here to View and Download the Flyer – Strudel & Nutroll Sale Order Form in Adobe .PDF Format

Daily services throughout Lent at St. Sava Church – Merrillville, Indiana

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During Lent there are services taking place every day at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana. A complete schedule with daily times is listed below.

During the past year there has been much disruption in daily life schedules and routines. We encourage members, parishioners, and community members to continue following health guidelines.

Please join us during this season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter at the daily services offered below:

  • Mondays 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – Presanctified Holy Liturgy
  • Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – Presanctified Liturgy
  • Fridays, 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Saturdays, 6:00 p.m. – Canon of Repentance to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy

Menu and Prices, Fish Frys Begin March 19 at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana

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Fish Fry Fridays will begin at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana beginning Friday, March 19 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Social distance dining will be available along with carry-out options.

  • Soup – $2.00
  • Fries – $2.00
  • All dinners include Soup bread coleslaw and Fries
  • Perch dinner – $13
  • Cod dinner – $13
  • Combo: Perch/Cod $13
  • Shrimp dinner – $14
  • Combo: Cod or Perch w/ Shrimp – $14
  • Combo: Cod/Perch & shrimp – $16
  • Desserts priced by item

Check back to www.saintsava.net/blog or the church Facebook Page for more updates.

No pre-sale tickets. Cash only for food, in-person ordering only available at this time.

Fish Frys begin March 19 at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana

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Fish Fry Fridays will begin at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana beginning Friday, March 19 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Social distance dining will be available along with carry-out options.

A full menu and pricing will be announced in the coming days. Check back to www.saintsava.net/blog or the church Facebook Page for more updates.

No pre-sale tickets. Cash only for food, in-person ordering only available at this time.

Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle – Tickets Now Available at St. Sava, Merrillville, IN

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Don’t miss out on the upcoming “Early Bird” drawings for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle! We’ll pick a $1,000 winner on May 30 and another $1,000 winner on June 27!

Winners are still eligible for the $15,000 Grand Prize picked the last day of SerbFest 2021.

$100 donation per ticket, only 700 tickets sold. Winner need not be present.

Call the church office at 219-736-9191 to find out how to get your tickets.

Updating your contact information can save the church thousands of dollars

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CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

For our members and parishioners on our monthly paper newsletter mailing list, did you know on average it costs around $3 in materials alone each month, every time you receive the newsletter in the U.S. Mail?

The paper, the printing on the paper, the mailing labels, staples, little sticker tabs to keep the pages together, the postage. We haven’t even calculated in the labor to put it all together in that cost.

You can make a BIG difference saving the church thousands of dollars each year and choose to receive that same monthly newsletter in digital format sent directly to your e-mail address.

All you have to do is visit www.saintsava.net/update and update your contact information that includes a question about how you would like to receive the newsletter – in digital or print format. You’ll even be able to add contact information for everyone in your household so everyone will get their own digital copy of the newsletter.

We’ll ask you some simple questions about your contact information including your e-mail address, home phone, and mobile phone numbers. We also ask for an update on your mailing address because there are still some times when we’ll need to send you something and we want to make sure we’re up-to-date.

You may still choose to receive the monthly newsletter in paper format as you update your contact information. We just know there are many people who may prefer the digital copy and choosing the digital copy saves the church thousands of dollars annually.

The Executive Board is making better communication a priority this year and with your help updating contact information, we’ll build a stronger community together.

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Vendor space still available for Bridal Show Gala at St. Sava – Sunday, Sept. 10

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Vendor spaces are still available for the Bridal Show Gala in the Pavilion & Events Center at St. Sava taking place Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The show is a chance for everyone in the community, particularly prospective brides, grooms, and wedding party members, to see the latest trends and meet vendors face-to-face for planning the ultimate wedding.

Vendor booth fees and applications are available by calling the Church Office at 219-736-9191. Admission to the show is free for bridal party guests with pre-registration before the event by calling the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

At the show guests will experience one of the newest event venues in Northwest Indiana and see a fashion show featuring Dunhill Tuxedos from St. John and Elegance Wedding and Eveningwear of Highland beginning at 3:00 p.m. with emcee and music provided by Zanes DJ Service.

Beginning as early as 1:00 p.m. guests at the show will be able to meet all the vendors with some offering deals only available at the Bridal Show Gala that will make the big wedding day extra special.

Representatives from Pavilion & Events Center at St. Sava and caterer will be on hand to give Brides/Grooms taste-testing and information for booking the venue for your wedding, meeting, or other special event.

Each Bride/Groom will be given a complimentary bag with a free copy of the latest edition of the magazine Weddingmag.

Vendor space remains available. Brides/Grooms are asked to please pre-register for free admission.

Contact the St. Sava Church office at 219-736-9191 or sending an email to hr4me2000@yahoo.com to register or for more information.

Historical Society Exhibit: Serbs in Arts and Entertainment

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Visit the exhibit during Serb Fest 2017 to learn about the Serbian connection with this famous Hollywood classic.

“Serbs in Arts and Entertainment” is the theme of this year’s special exhibit by the St. Sava Serbian Historical Society that will be featured throughout Serb Fest 2017 (www.serbfest.org).

The exhibit features the talents and accomplishments of modern day and historic Serbs in the arts.

For centuries Serbian artists, poets, Pulitzer Prize winning authors, composers, and actors have made their contributions to society by sharing their talents.

Some of these special individuals have unique connections here with St. Sava Church that has been serving the Northwest Indiana community for more than 100 years.

Visit the exhibit located in the North Wing of the main Church building throughout the festival. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Raffle tickets available for $50,000 in prizes to be awarded to 18 winners for Serb Fest 2017

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Now is the time to obtain your tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival takes place August 4, 5, and 6 at St Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

There are a total of 18 cash prizes worth a total of $50,000 cash. $25,000 will be going to the Grand Prize winner.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

There are only 1,000 tickets sold for the entire raffle. Tickets are a $100 donation and the winner need not be present.

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2017 by visiting www.serbfest.org and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

  • Grand Prize – $25,000
  • 2nd Prize – $10,000
  • 3rd Prize – $5,000
  • 4th – 6th Prize – $1,000
  • 7th-16th Prize – $500
  • 17th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded July 23rd
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded June 4th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 144550. The license is on file with the Church Office.