Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 1/26/2015

Monday of Publican and Pharisee

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

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

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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!


 

 

ELECTION - PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council election that was originally scheduled for December 2014 has been rescheduled for February 15 following Divine Liturgy.

 

GREEK DANCERS!

Calling all Greek Dancers

With our Festival rapidly approaching, our Greek Dance Troupe is finalizing their program for this year. If you would like to participate with the group this year please contact:

Kosta Sofikitis - (772) 201-6087

Maria Sofikitis - (772) 828-0264

All are welcome, however, to offer the best performance, practice is key!

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. Also, please see link:
https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/stjohnchrysostomgreekorthodoxchurch/index.php?page=10

 Bible Study:

Fr. Gregory will offer a Bible Studies on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. 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!

Due to the upcoming Greek Festival, and Fr. Gregory's schedule, we will begin our Bible Study on Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 pm. Fr. Gregory is willing to offer a second class for those who cannot attend the 6:30 pm classes on Thursday evenings. Please contact Father if you are interested in attending.

 

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.    

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

FESTIVAL BAKING - KOURABIEDES The women will be preparing delicious kourabiedes for our festival this Tuesday, Jan 20th starting at 9:30 am. 

House Blessings   Fr. Gregory will be visiting parishioners' home and business to bless them. To schedule, please contact Fr. Gregory at 772-475-4639, f.gregory.tsikerdanos@gmail.com or Connie Monsma at 772-263-6764, connie monsma@hotmail.com

GOYA  GOYA Meeting - Monday, February 17 at 6:30pm, Dinner and drinks provided!

SPRING FASHION SHOW The Simplicity of Spring

Our Women's Philoptochos will be offering a Fashion Show on Saturday, March 14 at the Mariner's Sands Country Club in Stuart. Gather your friends and family for our famous Fashion Show! We will delight you and your guests with the latest fashions, delicious food, fellowship and amazing Chinese Raffles, Door Prizes & MORE!

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

PHILOPTOCHOS MEETING   Philoptochos will have a meeting soon, typically on Saturdays. We welcome all Ladies, Young and Seasoned, to come and help us continue our Philanthropic work for the good of our Community and St. John's. Please check for date and time.

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.