This Sunday's Memorials
Mary Gikas - 1 year
Christiana Harrison - 1 year
Christos Spyridonidis - 7 years
CDC and the County of San Diego Covid Mask Wearing Reminder
Just a reminder as the reported cases, etc. of the coronavirus continues to surge - the most updated and current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the county of San Diego recommend that those who are fully vaccinated wear a face covering while indoors.
For those who have not yet been vaccinated the CDC and County of San Diego still require those who are unvaccinated (for whatever reason) should continue to wear a mask while indoors, i.e. - inside the Sanctuary, in an attempt to help stop the spread of the (very contagious Delta) coronavirus. We are still following the "honor system" and respectfully ask that if you have not been fully vaccinated to wear your face covering while in the Sanctuary and fellowship hall.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration, understanding, and patience as we continue to safely navigate our way through this concerning time once again.
Sunday School has Started but it is Not too Late to Join Us
Sunday School meets immediately after Holy Communion each Sunday in the Education Building. Follow the signs to your classroom. If you haven’t registered your student for Sunday School yet, it is not too late! Registration form is available on the Church website stspyridon.org and in the Sunday School Classrooms. Looking to give back to our youth community? Volunteer now!
Please email Julie Dennis at email@example.com for more information.
Please see the Sunday School Registration Form in the "Inserts & Fliers" section.
Attention College Students: St. Spyridon Philoptochos wants to keep you connected with your faith and home church. Send us your information so that we can may stay in touch. Please email Erika Couris at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, college address, and year of graduation.
Philoptochos Beautifully Decorated Icons for Veneration Inside the Church
Philoptochos invites you and your family to commemorate a special Feast Day by offering a donation towards the cost of a beautifully decorated icon which will be displayed in the church Narthex for all to venerate. This offering, a floral adornment around the blessed icon, is a perfect way to honor both your family member(s) as well as an important day in the life of the Church. Throughout the liturgical year there are many opportunities to select a decorated icon, so please reserve your dates now. A suggested donation of $75 is much appreciated. To reserve your date, please contact Soula at the office: 619-297-4165 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Come and Join us for Coffee Hour and Fellowship Following Sunday's Services
Weekly Fellowship Hour has resumed, but we need your help in providing the refreshments that we share during this time of fellowship. Please consider sponsoring with your friends and family. Let's keep it simple by providing cookies or donuts and juice. To sign-up to sponsor Fellowship Hour on a particular Sunday, please contact Sofia Samouris at 619.518.4537.
As the summer season comes to an end and as our community enters into a new season full of God’s Blessings and Favor, the Stewardship Committee would like to remind all of you that there are many new promises of change and improvements on our horizon this coming fall season as we continue to “return.”
Therefore, we ask you, faithful sojourner, to join us in the most honorable and tangible manner in which you may give back to God and His Church: fulfill your annual stewardship pledge by making your monthly offering and/or monthly contribution to your parish.
Please remember to remain faithful stewards of your parish and make your weekly and/or monthly stewardship contribution. For your convenience, you may do this online at www.stspyridon.org or pay through ACH or call the office at 619-297-4165.
As Father Andrew has reminded us “everything flows from the Divine Liturgy.” Your support of our Stewardship Program allows us to robustly provide this sacred blessing and all that it entails for our spiritual well-being.
Have a wonderful September and let's continue to stand shoulder to shoulder in our stewardship efforts.
Thank you in advance - The Stewardship Committee of Saint Spyridon - John Kalas, Chairperson.
Armatus Youth Protection Training
This is a reminder for all Youth Workers of Saint Spyridon (Sunday School, Greek School, GOYA, Dance & Choral) to complete their required annual Archdiocese Youth Protection Training online.
An email has been sent to you directly with your login credentials. For any questions, contact the Parish Youth Safety Administrator, Soula De La Riva, at the church office - 619-297-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping to keep our youth safe and protected!
GOYA Family Movie Night is Next Saturday
GOYANS join us on Saturday, September 25th at 6:00 pm for GOYA family movie night outside in the Church parking lot. GOYAns bring your chairs, blankets, and families as we watch a movie outside on the BIG screen. Dinner will be provided by GOYA for everyone in the Education Building. Remember we WILL hold elections for officers BEFORE the movie starts on September 25th so if you would like to run for a GOYA office for the 2021-2022 year please plan on attending. RSVP at email@example.com by September 20th. For questions call Mr. Navrides at 619-825-6750.
Philoptochos Save the Date - September 26th
Philoptochos invites you to our annual Munchies, Mimosas, & More event in the Hall on September 26th after the Divine Liturgy – we can’t wait to share with you what we have planned for this coming Fall and Holiday Season and the New Year! You will have an opportunity to learn more about Philoptochos and our Ministries, become a member, and enjoy the sisterhood of your fellow Ladies of Philoptochos.
We believe the good works of our Anthousa Philoptochos “Friends of the Poor” Chapter are vital and noble – to aid the needy and the poor, to promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and much more. Our work will provide you with many gratifying opportunities to serve your parish and community.
Please join us as we continue to put our faith into action through our ministry. We welcome your participation in Philoptochos, no matter how much time you can commit. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 26th – please bring a friend.
Melanie Anastopulos and Kelly Samouris
Please see the Munchies, Mimosas & More flyer in the "Inserts & Fliers" section.
Dance and Choral School Fundraiser
Do you like Soccer? St. Spyridon Dance and Choral School present Greek Night with the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club on Saturday, October 9th. The game will be at USD at 7:30 pm.
Help your Dance and Choral School rebuild their treasury and enjoy a night of fun. See the flyer for a link to order your tickets. For more information, contact Kathy Meck at 760-390-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Greek Night Soccer Club flyer in the "Inserts & Fliers" section.
Give Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We remind you to please participate in the AmazonSmile program. When you shop on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will give back 0.5% of your purchase price to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. That’s right, every eligible/registered purchase you or someone else makes at AmazonSmile 0.5% will be donated back to your parish!!!
It's quick and easy to register by visiting AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and select “St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church” before you make your first purchase (be sure to select St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church - San Diego, California).
For more information about AmazonSmile, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about
We hope you’ll consider this easy way to support your beloved parish. Everyone is eligible to participate so tell your friends and relatives and spread the word about this wonderful opportunity.
Your Legacy and Your Church
...to whom much is given; from them much more is required (Luke 12:48).
Please remember to include your Saint Spyridon parish in your estate plan and bequest.