St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County

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Xhristos Anesti!  Alithos Anesti!

 

Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!

 

Christos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!

"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!


 PASCHA 'PANAGYRI' PICNIC

Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη!

What a beautiful thing it is to celebrate Pascha together as a parish family!Through the hard-work and participation of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we had a beautiful and fun-filled event. And, through the generosity of our parishioners, we had a total ‘Free-Will’ offering of $ 578! Thank you to all who organized, worked and assisted in making this event a great success!

Truly He is Risen! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

 

STEWARDSHIP OFFERINGS

Thank you to those who have offered their pledge cards for this year! If you have not, we humbly ask you to offer your 2015 stewardship.

As of April 23, we have a total of 67 Stewards who have committed for a total of:

$74,875! 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

UPCOMING MEETINGS! 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING - Sunday, April 26th (after Liturgy)

Parish Council - Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm.

 

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(John Laskaris assisting)

Secretary - Mike Menexis

Financial Secretary - George Jimokas

 

GOYA NEWS 

GOYA would like to offer thanks to everyone who took part in the Pancake Breakfast following Divine Liturgy on the Saturday of Lazarus. This event raised $251 toward sending our Middle and High School youth, ages 12-18 to attend St. Stephen's Summer Camp at the Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC.

A great big Thank You to our GOYA, who met this past Saturday to bake prosforo. Through their efforts, love and prayer, a total of 20 loaves of proforo were prepared and offered to St. John's for our liturgies!
 

 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

 

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

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

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 have meetings, typically on Saturdays mornings. Please confirm schedule. 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 has resumed!  Classes for our 8th grade and older class will be on Mondays from  6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM  Thursday evening class 6:00 to 7:30 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