St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County

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"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!

Please Note:

"The St. John Chrysostom Community Hall and related facilities are owned and operated as an integral part of the ministries of St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, and are subject to the traditions, dogmas and Holy Canons of the Greek Orthodox Faith. We reserve the right to reject any request for the use of any such facilities. In addition, any uses that violate any applicable laws, ordinances, regulations or statutes are expressly prohibited."  

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http://stewardshipcalling.com/atlanta-metropolis-strategic-plan/

And to follow the progress of the Atlanta Metropolis Strategic Plan please visit:

www.atlstrategicplan.org

 

LITURGY SATURDAY

This Saturday, at 9:00 am we will celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Sts. Constantine and Helen. Please note that there will not be an Orthros.

Chronia Polla/Χρόνια Πολλά to all Konstantinos, Kostas, Constantinas, Constances, Connies, Helens and Elenis!


 

GREEK SCHOOL GRADUATION

Sunday, May 22, following Divine Liturgy, we will present certificates to our two Greek School students who have successfully completed their studies for this year.

Congratulations to our 2016 Greek School graduates, George Sofikitis and Anna Tsikerdanos.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GOYANS

Congratulations to St. John's Goyan's for their participation in the SE District 2016 GOYA Olympics this past weekend. As a church family, we are proud of the way you all repesented St. John's, in your participation, enthusiasm and sportsmanship.

Representing St. John's this years were:

 

Eleni Deslis, GOYA President

Anna Karavangelos

Zoe Karavangelos

Johnny Laskaris

Anna Laskaris

Maki Laskaris

Lexie Palaskas

Alexis Reams

Caitlyn Reams

George Sofikitis

Arlette Tsouchlis


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, June 14 - Community Lunch

Shipwreck Restaurant, Tequesta

 

 Sunday, June 19th - Father's Day Luncheon

 Following Liturgy

 

 

 

June 16th-27th - Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Holy and Great Council

The delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Holy and Great Council which will be held in Crete next month (June 16-27, 2016).  All parishioners of the Metropolis are encouraged to pray individually and collectively for the safe travel of the hierarchs, advisors, and stewards who will be participating, and moreover for the successful completion of the Council for the benefit of the global Church.  A website has been created for the Holy and Great Council, which contains information and resources for parish use.  In addition to documents, press releases, and videos, the website includes downloadable bulletin inserts. website: www.orthodoxcouncil.org

 

 

 

PHILOPTOCHOS FUNDRAISER

RADA Cutlery

Our Philoptochos is offering RADA Cutlery and Kitchen products to raise funds for their Outreach & Philanthropy projects! Please see any Philoptochos member to view a catalog of these items. 

Rada Cutlery is 100% American Made - raw materials and construction! 

 

 

 

 

ST. STEPHENS CAMP REGISTRATION

2016 Camper registration is OPEN!

Recognized as the highlight of the summer for many of our youth throughout the Metropolis, St Stephen's Summer Camp offers teens entering 6th through 12th grades when school begins in the fall, an opportunity to spend a week at our Diakonia Retreat Center


Our St Stephen's Summer Camp has a rich tradition, dating back to the 1980's, and is grounded on the principals of living a true Orthodox lifestyle with twice daily liturgical services, opportunities for reflection, community living and meals, athletics, arts & crafts, and nightly social activities.

2016 Fee Schedule: $400.00 / Cost per Camper

Week #1    June 26 - July 2                   
Week #2    July 03 -  July 9            
Week #3    July 10 - July 16                  
Week #4    July 17 - July 23
Week #5    July 24 - July 30

PLENTIFUL HARVEST MINISTRY

Thank you to everyone that contributed to cooking and serving for this worthy effort!

Our next opportunity to serve will be on TBA. Please prayerfully consider helping to cook or to serve, and becoming a part of this life-affirming Ministry!

Also remember that we are still collecting food goods (boxed and canned) in the box in our coffee hour service area!

HOUSE BLESSINGS

Fr. Gregory will be visiting parishioners’ homes and business to bless them. To schedule a day and time, please contact either:

Fr. Gregory:                                       Connie Monsma:

(Cell) 772-475-4639                           (Cell) 772-263-6764

Fr.gregory.tsikerdanos@gmail.com      connie_monsma@hotmail.com

 

 

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YOUR PARISH COUNCIL OFFICERS

We are pleased to announce the Officers of our 2016 Parish Council:

President - Mary Parasco

Vice President - Perry Bakas

Treasurer - Kostas Palaskas

Secretary - Currently Vacant

Financial Secretary - Currently Vacant



 


2016 Festival HUGE SUCESS!

Thanks to all our volunteers and patrons for making our Annual Greek Festival such a wonderful event. This Festival is our most important outreach and fundraising event of the year!

Pictures coming soon.

 

 

 

CATECHETICAL (SUNDAY) SCHOOL UPDATE

This week our Sunday School classes will be taught by:


 

This week our teachers will be:

Pre-K, K & 1st Grade (Presbytera Tara)

Grades 2-5 (Connie Monsma)

Grades 6-8 (Evi Deslis)

High School (Fr. Gregory)

A sign-up sheet for teachers will be available after Liturgy. Please contact Jodie Reams to volunteer to help out with teaching our youth!

 

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

If you have not yet offered your Stewardship this year, we humbly ask that you bring your Stewardship Card with you to church and offer it to God as your commitment 2016.

Please pray and ask God to guide your heart as you make your pledge for the upcoming year. Your offerings make possible the work of the Church and pay for our operational costs and our mortgage. We need everyone's help to support our Church.

STEWARDS FOR 2016

(as of 05/04/2016)

58 Family Committments

Totalling: $65,210


 

 

READER'S MINISTRY 

We will have a sign up sheet in the Narthex for those in our community who would like to learn to read/intone the Epistle, in either Greek or English. Please contact Fr. Gregory to sign up!

 

 PROSFORA MINISTRY

We are in need of prosfora bakers!  Please sign up for a Sunday to provide the prosforo for our parish. If you would like to learn to bake prosfora, please contact Fr. Gregory to arrange a lesson.

 

 
   

 

GREEK SCHOOL

Greek School has begun! 

Please contact Evi Deslis if you have any questions.

Phone: (720) 840-1368

Email: edeslis@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

2016 ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL

Topics, Tips & Resources are now available! 

Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level and is divided into three divisions:

Elementary Division (local festival only) for students in grades 4–6

Junior Division for students in grades 7–9

Senior Division for student in grades 10–12

For more information, please see Chairperson Maggy Tsouchlis or Fr. Gregory.


 

 

GOYA NEWS

District Retreat – “Training Camp” - was well atteded by our GOYA in 2015 at

St. Andrew, Kendall (S. Miami)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 Bible Study

Please check with Fr. Gregory for scheduling of Bible Studies.

 

Enhancing our Liturgical Life:

St. John's offers Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm. Last Great Vespers for the Summer, Saturday, 5/30

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!

 

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!

     

SATURDAY VESPERS have resumed, St. John's Vespers are usually held Saturdays at 5:00 pm

Greek School and Sunday School are seeking Teachers. Please contact Evi Deslis for Greek School at 720-840-1368

Please contact Connie Monsma for Sunday School at 772-263-6764


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