This Sunday's Memorial
Haralambos Panagiotou - 3 years
St. Spyridon Ministry Leader Retreat – Saturday, September 21st
This Retreat is specifically for ALL Ministry Lay Leaders of our community but ALL are encouraged to attend.
Our Retreat will begin this Saturday with the Paraklesis service for health and well-being at 8:30 a.m. in the church Temple.
I am looking forward to being with you all, +A.
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
St. John: Captain: Michael Angeles, Luke Billings, Luke Georggin, Theo Huntalas, Konstantino Mellos, Alexios Savvides, John Savvides, Nektarios Sissons
Parish Youth Safety
Recently, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America issued new Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth in parishes. The policies are designed to ensure that all of our youth ministry environments are physically and spiritually safe and healthy. Covered programs and events include everything from youth groups (like HOPE, JOY, and GOYA) to educational programs (like Sunday School) to athletic programs, to cultural programs (like Parish Greek school or Greek dance programs), in addition to youth retreats and camping programs.
Under the policies, all Youth Workers, anyone who participates in Youth Ministry Programs and Events, will be required to register with the Parish, complete annual training, and pass a background screen. We are working with our youth lay leaders to help them comply with the Policies.
On behalf of our Parish Council along with Fr. Andrew, we thank you for your participation and support.
Philoptochos Munchies, Mimosas and More!
Philoptochos will once again host this fun-filled and informative event on this Sunday, September 22nd immediately after Divine Liturgy in the Cypress Room. Please come and join us!
The Pan Arcadians
The Pan Arcadians will be hosting a Greek Glendi Sat, Oct 5th at Sts. Constantine and Helen at 5:30 PM. It will feature appetizers , chicken and hilopites(noodles), salad vegetables and dessert. Music and dancing provided by Takis Gryparis combo. Arcadian of the year Alex Rigopoulos and our scholarship winners to be honored. Tickets are $45.00. For reservations please call Angie Georggin at (858)748-9188.
SAVE THE DATE - GOYA
GOYANS join us on Saturday, October 12th at the UTC Mall for Amazing Race GOYA Style. Meet us at Starbucks in the UTC Mall at 4:00, ready to solve clues, complete roadblocks and race to the finish line. Bring money for dinner during the race. Parents pick your kids up at 8:00 pm at the mall. Please RSVP by October 8 at email@example.com or 619-825-6750.
OXI Dinner Dance
Saturday, October 19th 6:00 PM in the Cypress Room. Live music and a four course dinner. For more information contact John Georges at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 951-536-1217.
SAVE THE DATE! Hellenic Fairways Golf Tournament 2019
Hellenic Fairways Golf Tournament 2019 is Friday, October 25th at Willowbrook Golf Club in Lakeside. A portion of this year's proceeds will go to benefit the Senior Group of St. Spyridon and The Center for Community Solutions. Please see Rhad Brown, Maria Platis, Christina Frangos or Spero Tzathas if you would like to register, volunteer, or be a sponsor.
Military Appreciation Sunday
Calling all active-duty military and veterans for Military Appreciation Sunday on November 3, 2019. To submit your name and branch of service or to make an offering for fellowship, contact Soula De La Riva at email@example.com or (760) 521-0471.
For more information see "Inserts and Fliers" below
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 loose 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, email address while they are in college, cell phone, 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.
Philoptochos Table in the Cypress Room
Please come by our table to pick up latest information about Philoptochos. We also ask that you please do not remove the table but if you need to move it for an event, please return back as it was. Thank you!
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 email@example.com or 619-818-6882. Thank you!
Philoptochos has an outreach program where people can cook or deliver (or both) a meal to one of their fellow parishioners who may facing a difficult or stressful time in their life (illness, new baby, etc). If you would like more information on how you can participate, or know of someone in our community who could use a meal or two, please contact Stella Weil at (858)694-0570 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us as we come together as a community to help one another. Thank you.
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 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 October, November and December and have icons that can be displayed:
10/23 - St. James the Apostle
10/26 - St. Demetrios
11/1 - Sts. Cosmas and Damianos
11/8 - Synaxis of the Archangels
11/9 - St. Nektarios
11/13 - St. John Chrysostom
11/21 - Entrance of the Theotokos
11/25 - St.Katherine the Great
11/30 - Andrew the First Called Apostle
12/4 - St. Barbara
12/6 - St. Nicholas
12/12 - St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
12/25 - Holy Nativity of the Lord
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).
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.
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.