My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Christ is Risen!
I am so grateful to have celebrated such a meaningful Great and Holy Lent AND a wonderful Great and Holy Week with so many of you this year 2021. What a difference from last year's Great and Holy Week. Yes, there were some limitations but much better than staring at empty pews (from afar) as we did during Great and Holy Week 2020.
As we move toward some greater sense of normalcy in the coming weeks and month(s) ahead, and for the time being, we are still asking you to RSVP signup so that we can place you and/or your family in an assigned seat in our continued effort to keep everyone safe while we are seated inside the Sanctuary and/or our Church Fellowship Hall.
Thus, we have created a familiar RSVP signup link below for the divine services of the Church. This will allow us to exercise the six feet of physical distance required by San Diego county while inside our Sanctuary. We are hopeful that change is in the not-so-distant future but, for now, this is the best system that has worked very well for our parish as we continue to move in a very positive direction -
RSVP Signup Link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4EA8A92BA7FF2-stspyridon
As a reminder, you can also RSVP signup from the front page of our website - www.stspyridon.org
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, as you well know, we are currently, as a county, a parish, and a state in a much better position and in much better condition than we once were but we have just a little ways to go. Thus, let's continue to pray that our current condition continues to increase and flourish as we ALL look toward greater normalcy in our communal lives and in our personal lives as well.
Until then, your patience and understanding, your encouragement and support, and your love and concern have been, and continue to be much needed and much appreciated - Truly He has Risen, +A.
As we enter a new Paschal season and greet you with the customary “Christ is Risen,” I am reminded that this is a season of renewal for all of us – and all our neighbors – and thus this is a season of “hope.” My own faith and hope have been buoyed by how well we, the faithful of Saint
Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, have done over the last 13 months: we have mitigated the pandemic through good health and safety practices; we have continued to have weekly Divine Services and Liturgies, and we have been good and faithful stewards of the parish and of the Church.
And for that, we are blessed, and we are deeply appreciative as the Stewardship Committee. We as a community have much to be thankful for this Paschal season. So, again, we say “THANK YOU.”
We ask you once again to take a moment to reflect on what our beloved church means to you as a sojourner seeking illumination and nurturance from our faith community and the effort it takes to provide a “safe harbor” for each of you - and your family and friends – and to be as “lights” in the larger community.
So, take this opportunity to repledge yourself to the tangible wok of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church and refresh your pledge to stewardship so we, the Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council, can continue to support the many and varied ministries of the Church. You may go online at www.stspyridon.org to make or fulfill your pledge online or call the church office at 619.297.4165 for their assistance.
With God’s Blessing - The Stewardship Committee thanks you in advance:
John Kalas, Chairperson Fr. Andrew Scordalakis
Upcoming Memorials for May
Sunday, May 16th - Afendra Topoliati - 40 days
Sunday, May 16th - Stamo Constantine - 3 years
Sunday School Updates
In-person Sunday School is available for families attending Divine Services in-person! Please follow the direction of the church volunteers for in-person Sunday School. Online Sunday School will continue for the rest of the Sunday School Year. If you would like to lend a hand once or twice per month to help Sunday School, please contact email@example.com.
We are still in need of two teachers. Please email Julie Dennis directly if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a fun and fulfilling way to contribute to our church family. We will provide training and the curriculum. Join our Sunday School Team today!
Our last day of Sunday School will be Sunday, May 30, 2021. We will have fun class activities planned! Parents of graduating seniors, please email Julie Dennis at email@example.com so that we can properly honor their accomplishments!
Save the Date for Philoptochos Elections
Philoptochos elections will be held on Sunday, May 23rd. If you are interested in running for a Board position, please reach out to Marian Dougenis, 619-520-3660. More information to follow.
Director of Greek School - Position Available
- Paid position
- Established school and curriculum
- Accredited with the San Diego Unified School District
- Ages 4 - High School and Adults
- 9 active teachers
- Support staff
To apply or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Give Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We remind you to please participate in the AmazonSmile program. When you shop on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will give back 0.5% of your purchase price to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. That’s right, every eligible/registered purchase you or someone else makes at AmazonSmile 0.5% will be donated back to your parish!!!
It's quick and easy to 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 opportunity.
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.