This Sunday's Memorials
Konstantinos Goundanis - 3 years
Sonja Eleni Umberson - 7 years
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
St. Demetrios: Captain: William (Vasilios) Gilpin, Theo Couris, Will Kalas, Nikos Kapetanios, Petros Kapetanios, Tasos Kapetanios, Milton Kromydas, Dean Lahanas, Dimitri Salim
The Divine Services for the Feast Day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - Friday, December 6th
The Divine services for the feast day of St. Nicholas is as follows: Orthros - 9:00am with the Divine Liturgy to follow at 10:00am.
With the close of the 2019 year upon us the Stewardship Committee respectfully asks that you check your records to make sure you are on track to fulfill the pledge you made at the beginning of the 2019 calendar year. We also ask that you give prayerful consideration to your 2020 pledge.
The Stewardship Committee thanks you in advance.
Parish Council Candidate UPR Seminar
The Parish Council Seminar required by the Unified Parish Regulations (UPR) of our Archdiocese has been scheduled for Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm in the church temple. All those candidates running for the 2020/2021 Parish Council must attend this seminar to run for the Parish Council.
Thank you for your dedication and concern.
Dance & Choral Presents See's Candies Holiday Fundraiser
Get your holiday shopping done early and help us raise funds for our Dance & Choral ministry at the same time.
Selling from Nov 4th to Dec 1st
For more information please contact Kathy Meck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the "Insert and Fliers" section below for more information.
Our next get together will be Tuesday, December 10th at 11:00 am. Guest speaker’s topic will be “Scams aimed at Seniors.” We will also collect toys for children 10 years old and younger. Lunch will be provided so please call Cynthia Samarkos at 619-582-4109 or email@example.com to plan accordingly.
Sunday School Christmas Pageant
Please mark Your Calendars for Sunday, December 22nd for the Sunday School Christmas Pageant. There will be a Lenten Luncheon in the hall following the Pageant.
Philoptochos Christmas Luncheon
Come enjoy a festive afternoon on Sunday, December 8, at 12:30 pm, at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. Make your reservations soon, using the form in the Shepherd Newsletter. Contact Stella Pappas at 619-850-8076 for more information.
Please see the "Insert and Fliers" section below for more information.
GOYA Christmas Gathering
Please join us for the GOYA Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14th 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 10th to Navridesfamily@gmail.com or (619) 825-6750 to let us know you’re coming and bring your families!
For your Christmas giving gifts: Bibles, children’s coloring books, icons, small stocking stuffers such as prayer rope bracelets, prayer books, lovely icon tree ornaments and more! Come browse!
Philoptochos is hosting their annual Angel’s Christmas party on Monday, December 16th. This year, we are doing something new and inviting the Camp Agape families to join us and have a special reunion! Please contact Christina Vassos at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteers or providing a donation.
Save The Date!
Philoptochos Membership Luncheon Saturday, January 25 , 2020. Details to follow.
Save The Date -- 2020 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive
2020 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive , Sunday, January 12th. Join your fellow parishioners at the 42nd Annual Epiphany Cross-Dive Luncheon taking place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Please purchase your tickets today (adults $40 and children under twelve $15) as this event sells out EARLY every year. Paid reservations must be received in the Church office no later than Tuesday, January 7th. For questions please call the Church office at 619-297-4165.
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). Confirmation for divers must be made by Sunday, December 22nd.
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 Sign Up Genious Page at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0a4ea8a92ba7ff2-2020/17836667. 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!
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 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 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 December and January and have icons that can be displayed:
12/4 - St. Barbara the Great Martyr
12/6 - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
12/12 - St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
12/25 - Holy Nativity/Birth of the Lord
1/1 - St. Basil The Great
1/6 - Holy Theophany / Epiphany
1/17 - St. Anthony The Great
1/18 - Sts. Athanasios (And Cyril)
1/20 - St. Euthymios the Great
1/25 - St. Gregory The Theologian
1/30 - Three Hierarchs
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.