This Sunday's Memorials
George Platis - 40 days
Kalliope Xykis - 1 year
George Gonis - 5 years
Michael Joseph - 20 years
Holy Communion Reception Procedure
At the time of Holy Communion we ask that you approach the Cup from the center aisle and then return to your pew by the side aisle. Once again, we will allow the Sunday School children and their teachers to approach the Cup first, then the Choir and then you the faithful approach at the direction of the Parish Council. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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
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 sacrificial 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
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 this 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. 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!
Come browse our Christmas display table in the bookstore for a wonderful selection of children’s books including: The Nativity Story, Beautiful Christmas Icon coloring books, Saint Nicholas, Father Evangelos, and more. Come browse!
Philoptochos is hosting their annual Angel’s Christmas party this 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 and Luncheon
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 (1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego). Stay for the luncheon and help us congratulate this year’s Leon Balaban Award recipient Mr. Anthony Kyriakidis. Seating is limited so paid reservations must be received in the Church office no later than Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Adults: $40 and children under 12: $15. For questions please call the Church office at 619-297-4165.
DIVERS NEEDED: Please contact Christoforos Savvides at 619-709-6067 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 17th.
For more infomation please see the "Insert/Fliers" below.
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
Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and ministries that offer the fellowship and coffee hour every week. We kindly ask you to consider offering at least once per year, This should be a simple light menu, for example, bagels, cream cheese, fruit and cookies. Just a light snack to enjoy with family and friends following the Divine Liturgy.
The donations collected from the coffee hour support our many ministries unless you are offering as a ministry in which you keep the donations. Please visit https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0a4ea8a92ba7ff2-2020/17836667 or keep a lookout for an email with the link. Please contact Marian Dougenis with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-520-3660.
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.