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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ST. JOHN'S NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENT

 
 

Catechism/Sunday School

Sunday School for Pre-K through 2nd Grade will begin on Sunday, September 18. Students are asked to sit in the front row and class will begin after receiving Holy Communion.

Catechism and Bible Study for our older children (Grades 3-12) takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

New Sound System

Our church family is truly blessed! And, when needs arise, we find many in our community that step forward to make sure these needs are addressed.

As many of you are aware, an integral part of our sound system has not been working, and many in church have had difficulty hearing all, or part, of our services.

The replacement component, and upgraded sound board, are anticipated to run approximately $1,600. These new components are designed to be capable of growing with us into the future.

One of our families, Bill and Diana Mihaltse, have generously offered to donate $2 for every $1 donated from other parishioners, up to a total of $1,000.

The Parish Council and Fr. Gregory humbly ask you to consider making a donation toward this new equipment.

Fr. Gregory and the Parish Council

Philoptochos News

Our Philoptochos has begun a new philanthropic endeavor, ‘Blessings & Backpacks’, which provides nutritional foods for 30 children from Hobe Sound Elementary every week. Please see Connie Monsma to find out what you can do to support his worthwhile ministry.

 

Plentiful Harvest Ministry

Thank you to everyone who helped cook, transport and serve at LAHIA this past Tuesday.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 2017 GREEK FESTIVAL

St. John’s 2017 Greek Festival will be held January 19-22, 2017!

Chairperson, Steve Pappas has set our first Festival meeting for Sunday, September 25 following Divine Liturgy. Everyone is welcome and participation is encouraged!

 

 

AHEPA CHAPTER 479

 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner

 Saturday October 15th

 6 PM - 1OPM

Clarion Hotel

1200 South East Federal Hwy,  

Stuart, FL 34994

Telephone 888-942-5786

Price -$25 *  Under 15 yrs old - $15 * Under 7 yrs old -free

Price includes: Salad, Pork Gordon Bleu or Baked Haddock with lobster bisque. Served with, green beans, rice pilaf. Soft drinks desert and coffee.

Our guest of Honor and this year’s recipient is:

 MARIA SOFIKITIS

RSVP by October 9th 2016 by contacting:

Kostas Palaskas at 603-858-1033 or John Tsouchlis at 772-263-1561.

There will be auctions and all the proceeds will go towards our scholarship fund.

 If you cannot make the dinner but would still would like to support the cause

 Please make check or money order to AHEPA 479 and send to:

 Nicholas T. Siggelakis 102 Goldfish Lane, Jupiter, Fl 33477 [Cell 561-512-2024]

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!

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

Our Sunday School classes will be taught by:

 

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 06/29/2016)

59 Family Committments

Totalling: $65,610


 

 

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

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. Great Vespers are not performed during the Summer. TBA.

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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