This Sunday's Memorial
Theodore Papas - 40 Days
Altar Server Team for Sunday, November 11, 2018
St. Basil: Captain: Dimitri Gilpin, Manolis Andronikos, George Burrell, James Burrell, John Burrell, Eric Dahl, George Dougenis, Jack Dougenis, Andrew Kaitson
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 email@example.com to see which dates are available. There is also a calendar in the hall. Thank you!
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 in the fall (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle at the above email or (858) 695-9772.
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, branch of service, phone number or email address to Soula De La Riva at (760) 521-0471 or email@example.com.
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!
Our next get together will be Tuesday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. You must call Cynthia Samarkos at ( 619 ) 582 - 4109 OR email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan.
The Pan Arcadians cordially invite you to their annual Christmas party to be held Wednesday, December 5th at the Admiral Baker Field Officers Club; 7:00 - 11:00 PM. This event is jointly sponsored with the Hellenic Cultural Society, the Choir and the Greek School. It will feature appetizers, a dinner buffet with a choice of a beef or fish entree and dessert. We will also be collecting new or gently used men’s clothing for the homeless at Gods Extended Hand. The price is $45.00 per person prepaid. No money can be accepted at the door. For reservations and further information please contact Pam Limneos at (858)344-4138.
St. Spyridon Adult and Youth Choirs
St. Spyridon Adult and Youth Choirs present "A Festive Christmas Flourish!" Friday, December 14th at 7:00 PM in the Cypress Room. Complimentary admission. Opportunity Drawing for a live decorated Christmas tree. Shop by Chance. Dessert reception.
Please see the "Insert and Fliers" Section below for more information.
Please join us for the GOYA Christmas Party on Sat, Dec 15th at the home of William and Dimitri Gilpin (6677 Maycrest Ln San Diego, 92121 858-457-2723), from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. We will share a potluck dinner so please keep an eye out for the email with a sign-up sheet. This year we will again be stuffing Christmas stockings for the Philoptochos Angels Christmas dinner. Please RSVP by December 12th to Navridesfamily@gmail.com or (619) 825-6750 to let us know you’re coming and bring your families!
SAVE THE DATE! - 2019 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive
2019 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive– Sunday, January 6th – join your fellow parishioners at the 41st Annual Epiphany Cross-Dive Luncheon taking place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. 2019 Leon Balaban Volunteer of the year honorees are Patricia Kouris and Maria Terris. Please purchase your tickets today (adults $35 and children under twelve $10) as this event sells out EARLY every year. Paid reservations must be received in the Church office no later than Monday December 31st. DIVERS NEEDED: Please contact Bill Navrides 619-992-6775 or email@example.com to participate (divers MUST be GOYA age and stay for the luncheon) diver confirmations must be made by Wednesday, December 12th.
Dance & Choral News
Practice continues! Providing lunch did not prove to be productive with the different food preferences and allergies so we ask that parents please provide something for your children if they are hungry after choir from 1:10-1:30 pm. Youth Choir (3rd-12th grades) - 12:20-1:10 pm; Limani (3rd-5th grades) - 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Goya Room; Ionians (6th-8th grades) - 2:30-4 p.m. in the Goya Room; Aegeans (9th-12th grades) - 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Church Hall;We hope to see everyone there!
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 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 December and January and have icons that can be displayed:
12/4 St. Barbara
12/25 The Holy Nativity Of The Lord
1/1 St. Basil the Great
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.