Divine Liturgy and Other Services
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Fellowship Hour 11:30am
Week Day Liturgies:
Regular Vespers/Paracleseis Wednesday at 6:00pm unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
Feast Days for the Month: In addition to Wednesday services we will also celebrate Divine Litergy
Nov. 8th at 9:00 am for Synaxis of the Archangels
Nov. 13th at 5:45 pm for St. John Chrysostom
Nov. 20th at 5:45 pm for Entrance to the Temple
Nov. 25th at 9:00 am for St. Katherine the Great
“Chew and Chat” is scheduled for:
Tuesday, November 5th Place TBD Tuesday, November 19th and Fri - Sunday, Nov. 22-24 Work Days at the Diakonia Center.
Fr. Michael Tishel will be speaking on “The Spirituality of St. Porphyrios” where the focus is on the spirituality of love.
Fr. Anthony is on campus on Thursday’s from 11:00-3:00 pm at Tate Center Plaza painting icons and talking with students. Come on by.
Inquirer's Class is up and running. It's not only for those who becoming Orthodox but also for everyone to continue learning.
Time is from 6:45 till 8:00 pm following church service.
Mark your calendar, we will meet the following Wednesdays!
November 6th, 13th and 20th
December 4th and 11th
Spaghetti Dinners and Live Entertainment 6-7:30 pm :
Thursday, November 7th with Johnny Crash and Patsy Cline
Thursday, November 21st Dixie Land Dawgs.
Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. Marinara sauce is available once the fast begins.
Please join us and bring your friends. Adults $8.00/Children-$4.00
For more info visit http://stphilothea.org/events/festival-and-dinners
Archangel Michael Awards
Congratulations to Stephen Paninos and Paul Cramer, our Archangel Michael Honorees, taking place Saturday, November 9th at the Cathedral. Please join us for the festivities at the banquet to show our gratitude for all of their heartfelt service. Tickets are $65 each. Indicate on the reservation to sit at the St. Philothea table. Vespers will take place at 5:00pm Saturday before the banquet.
Fall General Assembly Sunday, November 10th following the Divine Liturgy.
The agenda includes the follow:
- Make nominations for Parish Council
- Vote on the 2020 budget
- Report on Marswood Hall.
Anyone sitting for Parish Council Elections must participate in a Parish Council Training Seminar ahead of elections on Tuesday Dec. 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Church. Kate McClain, Steve Demos and Tracey O’Malley will be coming off. (They can always be re-nominated) Anyone who is a member at St. Philothea for at least 3 months and current on their pledge is allowed to vote. Anyone who has been Orthodox for a year at St. Philothea and is in good standing with the Church can be nominated for Parish Council.
Sunday School News
Bigger Vision... Be a Blessing
Monday, Nov. 25th 5:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve) 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dates in the New year Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 23, Apr. 27
Please consider lending a hand, a little or a lot, for providing dinners to the homeless this holiday season.
A group of 6 people is needed to serve and volunteers to plan and cook a meal. Donations of protein, starch, vegetable and fruit/dessert are needed for the holiday meals!
Please contact Kate and Mike McClain if you would like to join the team.
Parish Council Meeting: Wednesday, November 20th at the church at 7:00 pm.
Marswood Hall Committee Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 21st at 7:00 pm
Store is open for business: Offering books, CD’s, prayer ropes, gift items, Orthodox Study Bibles and more. Stop by and shop every Sunday after church.
Sunday Diakonia - Volunteer Schedule
Thank you to our Coffee Hour Host and as we are a little short-handed, a friendly reminder to for the hosts to come in a little earlier to help set up and stay a little afterwards to help clean up.
ACTS Food Bank
St. Philothea has one remaining date to volunteer this year are:
Tuesday, December 3rd 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Let Fr. Anthony or Roy Stamey know if you are able to help out, a little or a lot. Any and All help is always appreciated!
As we head into the holiday season, the Food Bank is in desperate need of non-parishables to fill the shelves. Calling all faithful extreme couponers, penny pinchers, BOGO and freebie opportunities. If you are thinning out your stockpiles please consider sharing with the Food Bank.
Holiday Bake Sales Help
Philoptochos Holiday Bake Sale:
Their major fundraisers will be at the OCAF Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 6th - Sun, Dec 8th.
Pastry Packaging for Philoptochos Fundraiser Dec. 2 Tues 3:00 -8:00 pm. Volunteers needed to make up variety boxes. Men, women and children are all welcome. Bring a snack to share; come for a little or a lot.
Kurt needs help picking up bread from Publix and delivering it to the Salvation Army every Sunday.
Please see Kurt if you would like to participate in this important ministry.
StewardshipSunday, Parish Council Elections, Nativity Pageant and Pancake Breakfast will take place December 15th — Prayerfully consider your family’s contribution of time, talent and treasurer for your 2020 Pledge Card to be turned in that day. It is a great help in planning our budget for 2020 if you turn your card in on time and indicate which ministries you would like to participate in.