This Sunday's Memorials
George Dougenis - 6 months
Andrianos Kyriakidis - 1 year
Maria Gountanis - 3 years
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
St. Basil: Captain: Dimitri Gilpin, Manolis Andronikou, George Burrell, James Burrell, John Burrell, George Dougenis, Jack Dougenis, Andrew Kaitson
Stewardship - "Do A Good Turn Daily"
Two weeks ago I spoke to you from the solea on this coming summer and the importance of remembering two things as we enter the “summer season”:
- Make every effort to attend church regularly and participate in our Eucharistic Liturgy as you grow in faith as a part of your spiritual walk with Christ. Father Andrew reminds us regularly and I take this opportunity to remind you as well that this is the essence of whom we are and what we do – participate in the Divine Liturgy!
- And, remember, as the Boy Scout Slogan states, “do a good turn daily”: as Orthodox Christians every person who crosses our path is our “neighbor” while in our presence. Do a good turn- and assist him or her- as best you can with your resources and energy – and remember, the forty three (43) ministries of St. Spyridon GOC tangibly support each of us in being a “good neighbor” and “doing a good turn” – and your support of these ministries through your pledge is the best and most practical way to put a footprint to your words as you walk in faith with Christ.
In closing, I encourage you to fulfill your honorable pledge, made at the beginning of this calendar year, throughout the summer months. In doing so, you will help sustain these ministries and allow the parish to meet you in your moment of need. “Do a good turn daily.”
The Stewardship Committee thanks you in advance.
John T. Kalas, Chairperson Father Andrew Scordalakis
Save The Date - Festival Appreciation Dinner
Festival Appreciation Dinner, Thursday, July 11th at 6:00 PM in the Cypress Room. Please join us as we thank all who made this year’s 50th Anniversary Greek Festival such a great success.
Festival Deli Sale
Festival Deli Sale in the Church hall Sunday, June 23rd immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Please see Michael and Maria Platis.
Metropolitan Gerasimos - Save the Date for the YAL Conference August 29th -Sept. 2nd
Beloved in the Lord,
May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ be with you!
It is a joy and blessing for our Metropolis to be hosting the Young Adult League Conference over Labor Day Weekend 2019. Many of you will recall the vibrancy of the YAL movement in our Archdiocese, and it is our hope that events like this will inspire even more young adults in their faith, while forming bonds of fellowship with other Greek Orthodox Christians.
The YAL Conference will be a wonderful opportunity for the young adults ages 18 – 35 in your community. Please share the information found on our website, (www.sanfran.goarch.org/events), share the information electronically with your fellow parishioners, etc.
We are grateful for the inspirational leadership of over 50 young adults who are working hard to make this conference a success, but it will take the encouragement of our clergy and layity in our parishes to bring together hundreds of young adults at this event. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Beseeching the blessings of God upon this ministry, and asking for His watchful care over you and your parish, I remain,
With Love in Christ,
+Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco presents YAL Conference Long Beach, August 29 - September 2, 2019. Labor Day Weekend.
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Philoptochos and Fellowship
We hope you continue to enjoy the long standing tradition of gathering for fellowship in the hall following the Divine Liturgy throughout the year. Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and organizations that offer every week. We kindly ask others to consider offering fellowship 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. Lastly, the donations collected from the coffee hour support our many ministries so please consider this when offering your donation.
To see which dates are available and sign up online visit our SignUp Genius page. To sign up over the phone, by email, or in person, contact Christina Vassos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-818-6882. Thank you!
Philoptochos has started a new outreach program and is looking for parishioners who are able to either cook or deliver (or both) a meal to fellow parishioners who are facing a difficult or stressful time in their life (illness, new baby, etc). If you would like more information on how you can participate, please contact Stella Weil at (858) 694-0570 or email@example.com. Please join us as we come together as a community to help one another. Thank you.
Gift Ideas for High School Grads! Senior year is ending, and they are off on a new adventure, send them out with a gift that reminds them of their faith. Orthodox prayer books, prayer rope bracelets, small icons, and more!
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 is a perfect way to honor both your family member(s) as well as an important day in the life of the Church. A suggested donation of $75 is much appreciated.
Please contact Stella Weil at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 July and August and have icons that can be displayed:
7/17 - St. Marina
7/20 - Elias the Prophet
7/25 - Dormition of St. Anna
7/26 - St. Paraskevi
7/27 - St. Panteliemon
8/6 - Holy Trasfiguration of our Lord
8/15 - Falling Alseep of the holy Theotokos
8/27 - St. Phanourios the Great Martyr
8/29 - The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
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.
Receive Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We are pleased to announce that St. Spyridon GOCnow participates in AmazonSmile. 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).
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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.
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.