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

www.atlstrategicplan.org

 

 

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

 

 

2016 Valentine's Dinner Dance

February 13th 

We will be having a Silent Auction

Please R.S.V.P no later than Sunday, February 7, 2016.

$50.00 per person

$15.00 for children 7 to 12

Children 6 and under free


For information please call:

 Saadia Tsaftarides: (772) 287-2292        tsaftarides@aol.com  OR

Kostas Palaskas: (603) 858-1033            kpalaskas@comcast.net

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2016 Festival Dates March 3 - 6 (SEE FESTIVAL TAB FOR DETAILS) 

 



 

EVENING LITURGY

So that more of our Faithful will be able to attend services, His Eminence Alexios has given permission to offer weekday Liturgies in the evening. Please note that our next three weekday liturgies are:

Monday, February 1 - Presentation of our Lord

Tuesday, February 9 - St. Haralambos

These services will begin at 6:30 pm. Please come and join us for worship!

 

 

 

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

End-of-Year statements for 2015 were sent out on January 8, 2016.


Please support God's work within our Church community, and Outreach to our local community through a generous weekly commitment of your Time, Talents and Treasures to St. John's for the upcoming year.

Sunday, January 17 will be Stewardship Sunday, and we humbly ask that if you have not yet made your committment for this year, please bring your Stewardship Card with you to church and offer it to God as your commitment for 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.

 

PHILOPTOCHOS

Next meeting:

Saturday, January 16 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. 

 

 


 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

GOYA                          Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 pm

 

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.

 

 
  

PLENTIFUL HARVEST MINISTRY

Our next opportunity to serve will be Tuesday, January 19th, 6 pm. Please prayerfully consider helping to cook or to serve, and becoming a part of this life-affirming Ministry!        

As a gentle reminder, we are still collecting food goods (boxed and canned) in the box in our coffee hour service area!

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS / SAVE THE DATES  

 

Valentine's Dinner Dance                February 13

2016 Greek Festival                         March 3, 4, 5 & 6

Philoptochos Fashion Show             March 12, 2016

PARISH ASSEMBLY                          March 27

 

 

YOUR PARISH COUNCIL OFFICERS

We are pleased to announce the Officers of our 2015 Parish Council:

President - Steve Pappas

Vice President - Perry Bakas

Treasurer - Mary Parasco

Secretary - Mike Menexis

Financial Secretary - Currently Vacant

 
 

 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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