Altar Server Team for Sunday, October 14, 2018
St. Basil: Captain: Dimitri Gilpin, Manolis Andronikos, George Burrell, James Burrell, John Burrell, Eric Dahl, George Dougenis, Jack Dougenis, Andrew Kaitson
Attending college or university is something a lot of young adults look forward to. Here at St. Spyridon Philoptochos we want to make sure that our college students, whether staying here in San Diego or going away, don’t lose their connection to St. Spyridon. With that in mind, we have created “College Connection”.
College Connection will reach out to our college students a couple of times per year with inspiring notes, care packages, etc. to let those students know that we are cheering them on from home.
If your son or daughter will be attending college (including community college, undergraduate or graduate school), we would like to reach out to them with some love from their St. Spyridon Philoptochos family. Please send their postal mailing address and email address while they are in college, as well as the name of the school they are attending to Michelle Defelippi at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle at the above email or (858) 695-9772.
Philoptochos and Fellowship
We hope you continue to enjoy the long standing tradition of fellowship throughout the year. Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and organizations that offer every week. We kindly ask that you consider offering at least once per year, so think of name days, celebrations, memorials, fundraisers, etc. Offering fellowship should be kept simple (bagels, cream cheese, fruit and cookies) as it is a light snack to enjoy with family and friends following the Divine Liturgy. Therefore, the cost of fellowship should be approximately $100-$150 . You are also more than welcome to share your fellowship hour with another family or friend. Lastly, the donations collected from the coffee hour support our many ministries so please consider this when offering your donation.
Please contact Christina Vassos at 619-818-6882 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see which dates are available. There is also a calendar in the hall. Thank you!
Metropolis Young Adult Fall Retreat
Metropolis Young Adult Fall Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center, October 12-14, 2018. This retreat is open to all Orthodox youngadults ages 18-30's from across the Archdiocese.
Our speaker will be George Papageorge LMFT, the Director of our Metropolis Family Wellness Ministry, speaking on the theme of "Life-Giving Relationships".
We will spend time having discussions and fellowship at St. Nicholas Ranch, as well as visit and help the Sisters at the Monastery of the Life-Giving Spring with a work project. On Saturday evening, we will enjoy some festive fall activities such as square dancing with a live dance caller, carving pumpkins, roasting s'mores, and popping popcorn over a campfire. You won't want to miss out!
DATE: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
LOCATION: St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center, Dunlap, CA
$140 for a Dorm Room (cabins with multiple bunk beds)
$180 for Double Occupancy Lodge Room (hotel style room with two queen beds)
$250 for Single Occupancy Lodge Room (hotel style room)
ONLINE REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://gosfyouth.org/young-adult-fall-retreat
AGES: College Students & Young Adults, ages 18-30's
ARRIVAL TIME: Arrivals begin at 4:00pm on Friday and continue throughout the evening.
DEPARTURE TIME: 12:00pm on Sunday
Ancient Wisdom & Modern Coffee
Sunday School class for adults (taught by Dn. Michael Kallas, MA, MDiv). Please join us as we follow the bible readings from Pascha to Pentecost to study the gospel according to St. John (this Sunday, October 14th, and October 21st). We meet in the lounge following the Divine Liturgy. Please bring your bible.
Bookstore: EIKONA CD’s
For those of you who missed the Eikona Concert or who want to relive the Concert, the Bookstore is now selling a variety of their CD’s. A favorite seller is “Paraklesis: The Mother of Light." Come visit!
GOYA Laser Tag & Dinner
Please join us at Laser Tag at Ultra Zone (3146 Sports Arena Blvd., SD 92110) this Saturday, October 13th. Be there by 4:00 pm SHARP as the first game starts at 4:15. Dinner will be after Laser Tag in the GOYA room. In order to make reservations please RSVP to Mrs. Angel Gilpin by October 6th at 619-972-0703 email@example.com.
Saturday, October 27th “OXI” Dinner/Dance. AHEPA is sponsoring our Greek school and other church ministries with this event. Enjoy the appetizers, cash bar, full dinner and dessert with table wine, auction, raffle and LIVE GREEK MUSIC! Starts at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $40 per person. Children 12 years of age or older are welcomed to the event. We will be honoring Spero Tzathas at the Dinner Dance.
NEW Mature Orthodox Singles Group
Those 30 years & older are invited to join for monthly Vespers and Potluck. Our next event is on October 27th at 5:00 p.m. at St. Katherine Mission Church. 2720 Loker Avenue W., Ste. C, Carlsbad. Please contact Sandi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hellenic Fairways Golf Tournament
Hellenic Fairways 2018 Registration is now open! This year’s golf fundraiser is Friday, November 2nd at Willowbrook Golf Club and part of the proceeds will benefit Veteran’s Village of San Diego. Register online at HellenicFairways.com or contact Rhad Brown at HellenicFairways@gmail.com.
GOYAns Save The Date
Saturday, November 3rd – please join us in the GOYA room for dinner/discussion with St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camp Boys Director Connor Kruse. We are excited to have Connor with our GOYAns for the 3rd year in a row. After dinner, Connor will be with the high schoolers and Mrs. Navrides will lead a discussion for the middle schoolers (7th and 8th grades) in the Sunday School room. Meet at GOYA room at 5:00 pm. PLEASE RSVP by November 1st at email@example.com or 619-992-6775.
Philoptochos - Race For The Cure
Race for the Cure. Please join Team Anthousa on Sunday, November 4th at Balboa Park as we walk to help support family and friends that have been affected by Breast Cancer. We will attend church after the walk since the event is over by 10 am. See Christina Vassos for registration information.
Calling All Military Veterans!
One of our parishioners will be hand-stitching a new military service banner to honor Post-WWII veterans. If you, or a loved one, would like to be included in this banner, please submit your full name and branch of service, with a phone number or email address to Soula De La Riva at (760) 521-0471 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to join us as we celebrate on Military Appreciation Sunday - November 4, 2018.
Philoptochos - Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thanksgiving Luncheon - November 11th after Divine Liturgy. Please join us as our Ladies prepare a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal. Tickets sell out every year so make your reservations with payment soon. Prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Make your reservations at www.anthousa.org, or with the reservation form, or call the church office at 619-297-4165.
Please see the "Insert and Fliers" Section below for more information.
Decorated Feast Day Icons
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. Please contact Stella Weil at email@example.com or (858)694-0570 to reserve your icon/date or if you have any questions. Thank you.
The following Saints and Feast Days will be celebrated during November and have icons that can be displayed:
11/13 St. John Chrysostom
11/21 Entrance of the Theotokos
11/25 St. Katherine
11/30 Andrew the First Called Apostle
Body Basics Parking Spaces
Please be reminded that one of our tenants, Body Basics, has been given permission to use two parking spaces off the alley near Park Blvd. on Sunday mornings. Please be respectful of that agreement and do not park in these two marked spaces on Sunday mornings. Please know that we are working diligently and moving forward to provide more parking for our church members. In the meantime, please pay attention to the signs marking the two spaces for Body Basics and do not block their customers from using those two designated spaces. Thank you.
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.
Youth & Young Adults Social Media
Program Description: Connect with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries through social media to stay current with all the most recent news & events. We are all living and working in the mobile age, and the Metropolis Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is committed to building its presence on the internet. These sites serve as a unified place to connect our youth, young adults, clergy, youth workers, and parents throughout our very geographically diverse Metropolis. It will also be a place for everyone to share their ideas. Please be sure to check out these sites!
Receive Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We are pleased to announce, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego now participates in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of millions of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. That’s right, every eligible purchase you or someone else makes at AmazonSmile 0.5% will be donated back to our parish!!!
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). Amazon will remember your selection and each time a purchase is made AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% back to our parish.
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 program. It takes little effort and with our collective participation and God’s continued blessings, our parish can benefit from this program.
A short video will be available on the parish website demonstrating how to select St. Spyridon GOC as your charity in your Amazon user account.
Live Stream Broadcast
If you know someone who may be in the hospital or home bound or for whatever reason just cannot get to church, don’t forget about the Live Stream Broadcast of our Divine Services. You can watch our Live Broadcast by going to our parish website and clicking on the “Live Broadcast” tab on the top tool bar. Remember, our Live Stream Broadcast is for those who absolutely cannot physically make the divine services of the church and is not a substitute for being present. Also, please be aware that conversations, crying babies, etc. can be heard on the broadcast. We have a wonderful cry room facility, which is located off the Narthex behind the candle stand, and is comfortable and provided for your convenience.
The Live Stream divine services of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego, CA may not be recorded, retransmitted or reproduced without the express written consent of the Parish Council of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego, CA. Thank you for your consideration.
Donations toward the digital ministries of the parish are warmly welcomed. If you would like to help support the ministries of Saint Spyridon please contact the church office. Again, thank you.