Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 11/21/2014

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

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Welcome to the St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County website

Church Photo"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!


 Congratulations!

CONNIE MONSMA AND  LUCAS COTRONAKIS  

For receiving  the Metropolis of Atlanta St. Michael Archangel awards this year. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

A GREAT, BIG, FAT 'THANK YOU' to the men of AHEPA Chapter 479 for the delicious breakfast prepared for our community on November 9 to raise funds for our Youth Activities!

And, another GREAT, BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to our Ladies Philoptochos for the beautiful and delicious offering of food and refreshments that were provided following the Feast Day Vespers Service for our beloved St. John Chrysostom! 

Bible Study:

Fr. Gregory will offer a Bible Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, starting Thursday, October 30, 2014. Our theme will be an examination of the Advent of Christ, looking not only at the biblical account as offered in the New Testament, but also relating this Mystical event to the prophesies of the Old Testament. Please bring your bibles with you!

Classes as follows:

Thursday, Nov 20 - The Advent in Hymnology

Thursday, Nov 27 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving

Thursday, Dec 4 - Celebrating the Nativity

 

Enhancing our Liturgical Life:

St. John's will offer Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm.

This beautiful worship service marks the beginning of the 'Lord's Day' with the setting of the sun, and sets our hearts on a path of prayer and preparation for the coming of the Divine Liturgy which follows after the 'Son' rises!

Ministry Update:


This year we have two classes: 8th grade and older meets on Mondays 6:00 -7:30 pm and our younger ones meet every Thursday  6:00-7:30 pm.

  • We have 6 regular students per class.
  • The Monday night class successfully completed the first chapter of their book.
  • The Thursday night class is almost done reviewing lessons 1-13 of their book and our two new students will have completed Units 1-7 by the end of October.
  • This week we are discussing OXI day and some of the students will participate in the celebration on October 26th.

However, I will not accept any new students after the end of this week due to the fact that I have several levels in each class and I will not be able to assist properly anyone if new students arrive.

Services Schedule

We encourage you to attend services with us each Sunday:

Orthros - 9 AM - 10 AM
Divine Liturgy - 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Youth Sunday School dismisses after Holy Communion.

Join us after services for our Agape Hour where we would love to meet you!

With fear of God, faith and love, draw near!

Announcements

Sunday School has commenced. Please have your children here at 10:00 AM for the beginning of class.

MEMORIAL FOR REV. FR. GREGORY CHAMPION A memorial service for Fr. Gregory is being offered this Sunday, November 23 by our Ladies Philoptochos. Fr. Champion fell asleep in the Lord on September 27, 2014. May his memory be eternal.

ST. CATHERINE'S FEAST DAY - NOVEMBER 25 Our sister parish, Saint Catherine's will celebrate the Feast of their patron Saint with a Vespers service on Monday evening, November 24 at 7:00 pm and Divine Liturgy the following morning, Tuesday, November 25 at 9:00 am.

GOYA -Our next GOYA meeting will be on Monday, December 1 at 7:30 pm. We anticipate election of officers and setting our calendar for the remainder of this year and for 2015. Please make every effort to attend! Pizza and drinks will be provided!

VESPERS - SATURDAY EVENINGS St. John's will offer Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm.

COFEE, CONVERSATIO & SPIRITUAL BOOKS - Join Fr. Gregory for coffee on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm, starting November 11. We will gather for fellowship, with the goal of choosing a spiritual book to read and discuss. 

Philoptochos meeting this Saturday. They are held monthly, usually on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. We welcome all women from our Parish to join our Philoptochos.  We welcome new ideas to help establish a successful Philanthropic Philoptochos at St. John Chrysostom.

OFFICE HOURS FOR FR. GREGORY: Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and by appointment

GREEK SCHOOL  meets for 8th grade and older class will be on Mondays from  5:30 PM TO 7:00 PM  Thursday evening class 5:30 to 7:00 PM will be for the younger children.   Please contact Evi Deslis for registration and any  questions you may have. Evi's  cell phone number is 720-840-1368   and email address is edeslis@gmail.com

Church Directory SAVE THE DATE - Barbara Livadas Fript has set up dates for the Lifetouch Pictures to be taken on Tuesday January 27, 2015 and Wednesday January 28, 2015 for our Church directory. Sign up for your appointment as soon as possible.   The sign up sheet is at the table next to the coffee.