This Sunday's Memorials
Nancy Burgess - 2 years
Peter Diamond - 9 years
Mary Hanson - 10 years
Efrosini Mangel - 15 years
James Mangel - 60 years
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
St. Basil: Captain: Dimitri Gilpin, Manolis Andronikou, George Dougenis, Jack Dougenis, Demetri Maude, Luka Maude, John Merziotis, Yianni Trakas, Philipa Trakas
The Divine Services for our Parish Feast Day of St. Spyridon the Wonderworker - Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th
The Divine services for our parish feast day are as follows: Wednesday evening Vespers - 7:00pm Thursday morning Orthros - 9:00am with the Divine Liturgy to follow at 10:00am.
Also, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos will be with us to lead us in our feast day prayers. Please make your plans from now to join us in celebrating OUR parish feast day and to receive his hierarchal blessing, +A.
The Stewardship Committee would once again like to thank you for your robust and generous support for our parish's 2019 Pledge Campaign. We also respectfully remind you to finish 2019 “Spyridon Strong” and fulfill your honorable and sacricial pledge. And, once again, make sure that you complete and send in your 2020 pledge card to the church office before year end.
We thank you in advance!
The Stewardship Committee - John Kalas, Chairperson
Our next get together will be this 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.
Choir Christmas Concert
St. Spyridon Youth Choir and Greek School present “A Night Of Christmas Splendor Concert”. Friday, December 13th at 7:00 PM in the Cypress Room. Come support these two ministries and enjoy a beautiful evening of music! Reception to follow. Donation at the door.
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.
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!
Great for Christmas giving gifts. How about giving your friends our St Spyridon cookbook: Lemon, Loaves, & Honey. 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.
Philoptochos Membership Luncheon
Please join us for our annual Philoptochos Membership Luncheon Saturday, January 25, 2020. St. Spyridon Cypress Room. Please make your reservations with the church office. 619-297-4165.
For more information see below "Inserts and Fliers"
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:
12/25 - 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.