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

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The Parish Council meeting originally scheduled for August 19 has been postponed until Wednesday evening, September 2 at 6:30 pm.

 

PHILOPTOCHOS

The first Philoptochos meeting for the upcoming year will be held on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 am. 

THANK YOU, MISS CONNIE!

After many years of serving as the Director of our Sunday School, Connie Monsma has decided to step down. While she will be serving the community in many other capacities, her service to our youth will be sorely missed. A GREAT BIG 'THANK YOU' for your love and concern for the spiritual education of the youth of St. John's!

 

PLENTIFUL HARVEST MINISTRY

St. John’s will prepare and serve a meal to those less fortunate at LAHIA (Love and Hope in Action) on Tuesday, September 15. Please prayerfully consider helping to cook or to serve, and becoming a part of this life-affirming Ministry!

 

CATECHETICAL (SUNDAY) SCHOOL

St. John's is looking for a Director, and for teachers, for our Sunday School. Fr. Gregory has been working diligently to develop a suitable and age-appropriate curriculum for every age, so that the lessons for each class are planned out for the year. If you have an interest in donating your time and talents to benefit our youth, and our community, please contact Fr. Gregory at (772) 475-4639.

GREEK SCHOOL

We are excited that our Greek School will begin on Wednesday, September 16, when we will have registration followed by a Sorbet (non-dairy ice cream) Social!

Classes for High School and older will be on Monday evenings.

Classes for the younger students will be on Wednesday evenings.

Please contact Evi Deslis if you have any questions.

Phone: (720) 840-1368

Email: edeslis@gmail.com

 

ADULT EDUCATION CONFERENCE

            Where:           Antiochian Village

                                    Ligonier, PA

            When:             November 5-8, 2015 

For more information, please see Fr. Gregory.

2015 ST. PHOTIOS SHRINE ESSAY CONTEST

An invitation to ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine invites all High School Students to participate in the 11th Annual Essay Contest. In your 1,000 word essay, you will compare and contrast the immigrant story of one of the Greek colonists who came to America in 1768 and a person you know – a family member or a friend of the family. Certificates of participation will be sent to all participants and the top three ranked essayists will receive:

First Prize      $500

Second Prize   $250

Third Prize     $100

For more information, please see Fr. Gregory.

 

GOYA NEWS

 

The first meeting for the upcoming year will be held on Sunday, September 13 following Divine Liturgy. We will establish meeting dates and talk about upcoming events and plans for the 2015-16 year!

 

 

 

 


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 August 19th, we have a total of 72 Stewards who have committed for a total of:

$77,345! 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS / SAVE THE DATES 

September 19

Talent Show - St. Katherine, West Palm Beach 

September 26

District Retreat - St. Andrew, Kendall (S. Miami)

Saturday, October 17

Harvest fest, Yiayia's Attic & Bake Sale

Saturday, November 7

St. John Chrysostom Annual Name Day Dinner Dance


 

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!

Announcements

SATURDAY VESPERS Through the summer months, St. John's will not be celebrating Saturday Vespers. We will begin again Saturday, 9/12 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