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:
December 17 9:00 am Liturgy in preparation for Christmas, Mother’s Morning Out
December 17 7:00-11:00 pm Vigil for Feast of St. Sebastian at Metropolis
December 18 8:30 am Liturgy at Metropolis for the feast of St. Sebastian
December 19 9:00 am Liturgy in preparation for Christmas
December 20 8:30 am Royal Hours and Vespers
December 21 9:00 am Liturgy in preparation for Christmas
December 23 9:00 am Liturgy in preparation for Christmas
December 24 6:30 pm Orthros and Liturgy of the Nativity of our Lord
December 24 8:30 pm Champagne Reception: Please bring finger foods, sparkling cider and/or champagne to share
December 27 9:00 am Liturgy St. Stephen the First Martyr
December 4th and 11th from 6:45 till 8:00 pm following church service.
Inquirer's Class is up and running. It's not only for those who becoming Orthodox but also for everyone to continue learning.
Mark your calendar, we will meet the following Wednesdays!
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.
Grief Support Group: Come and join this small group two Mondays a month.
Dec. 2nd and Dec. 16th at 7:00pm
Parish Council Training
Tues. Dec. 10th at 5:30-7:30 pm at St. Philothea.
Participation is mandatory for anyone sitting for election.
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.
Sunday School News
Council Of Ministries
Offering of Time and Talent - check out our Council of Ministries chart see if you would like to get involved in a ministry of St. Philothea Orthodox Church www.stphilothea.org/ministries/council-of-ministries
Sign up for 2020 Ministries during the Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 15th.
Bigger Vision... Be a Blessing
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.
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.
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.