AMAZON SMILE:  Shopping at Amazon can now help out St. Iakovos. Visit and choose St. Iakovos as the charity to benefit.  You then shop Amazon just like you normally do.  There is no cost to you, and after checkout a percentage of the sale will go to St. Iakovos.  What better way to shop and help the Church at the same time!

FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING: Please join us June 12th at 6:30pm for our next Festival Planning Meeting.  Please come with any ideas or suggestions.  This meeting will allow us to share what is being planned and to get our parish family’s input.  We will provide refreshments.  If you have any questions please see Fr. Jim or our Greekfest Chairman, Mr. Steve Bohn.

OLIVE OIL FOR ALTAR:  We are in need of Olive Oil for the Altar.  You can donate a bottle to the Church by dropping it off during office hours M-F from 9-2.  You may also drop it off at the candle stand to any council member during any Church service.

Recently Donated

Mr. & Mrs. Gus Gavrilos

Mrs. Mary Affeld in honor of her mother Emerald

Themi Gorman for the health and well-being of Elaine Girard


WINE FOR COMMUNION: We are in need of wine for Holy Communion. There are two types of wines available for purchase.  The cost of the bottles is $25 and $30.  If you would like to donate a bottle please call the Church Office or see a Council Member.

Recently Donated

Lou Halkias


BAKED GOODS NEEDED: Homemade baked goods(preferably Greek and ethnic) are needed for our Greek Fest on all three days June 29th & 30th, and July 1st.  All parishioners are asked to bring baked goods, to be sold at our Greek Fest in the bakery.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.  Baked goods may be brought any morning of the Fest directly to the Porter County Fairgrounds or may be brought to the Church on the Thursday before the festival.

EPTISLE READERS:  If you are interested in reading the Epistle during Liturgy please contact Fr. Jim for more information.

UPDATES FOR CHURCH DIRECTORY:  If you have recently moved, changed your phone number, or have a new email please let the Church Office know. You can call Monday-Friday from 9-2 with your updated information.  Thank you.

ST. JAMES FAITHWORKS/CAFÉ MANNA:  On Thursday, June7, we will once again be visiting Café Manna from 4pm-7pm to help serve meals to those in need. If you would like to volunteer for this event please see Fr. Jim or call the Church office.

LOFT SPONSORSHIP:  Each issue of our monthly Parish Journal “The Loft” has been sponsored for the last seventeen years!  We are currently accepting sponsors for our 19th year which runs from March 2018-February 2019.  Sponsorship is $135 for families and $200 for businesses.  Issues may be dedicated in honor of a special occasion, in memory of friends and family members who have fallen asleep in the Lord, or for those who just wish to support our monthly Parish journal.  If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming issue or future issues please contact Fr. Jim or call the Church Office at 462-4052.  We are in need of sponsors for: July/August, November, December/January ‘19, and February ‘19. 

SERVING YOU BETTER AT ST. IAKOVOS: In order to better serve our Parishioners we
now accept visa and mastercard for stewardship, bookstore, and donations.  For more info call the office at 462-4052.

2018 RAFFLE: Raffle tickets are now available for purchase.  The cost of each ticket is $100.00.  There are only 500 tickets available for purchase.  Drawing will be held at our Greek Fest on July 1st.  If you are interested in purchasing or selling tickets, please see a Council Member or Father Jim. You may also purchase tickets at the Church Office M-F from 9-2.

SPONSORING HOLY UNCTION:  During this sacrament we use 7 of the red vigil candles, if you would like to sponsor the service by purchasing the candles for the health and well-being of your family and/or loved ones the cost is $70. Our next Holy Unctions will be on Sept. 12th and Oct. 12th.

KOLIVA FOR MEMORIALS: Themi Gorman has so kindly offered to make Koliva for Memorials within the Church. The cost is $50 for the small and $75 for a large tray.  If you would like more information, please call the Church office or see Fr. Jim.

CHANGE FOR THE CHURCH:  We are still collecting piggy banks for our Change for the Church program.  All change collected will go into the building fund to help build our Church.



38TH Annual Greek Fest

Friday, June 29th-4-11pm (6:30pm-Crawpuppies)

Saturday, June 30th-11am-11pm(6:30pm-Together)

Sunday, July 1st-11am-6pm(1pm-4pm-Little Big Band)