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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year

It should be noted that to the present day, the Church has always celebrated the beginning of the New Year on September 1. This was the custom in Constantinople until its fall in 1453 and in Russia until the reign of Peter I. September 1 is still festively celebrated as the New Year at the Patriarchate of Constantinople; among the Jews also the New Year, although reckoned according to a moveable calendar, usually falls in September. The service of the Menaion for January 1 is for our Lord’s Circumcision and for the memorial of Saint Basil the Great, without any mention of its being the beginning of a new year.

Parish Council on Duty

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, Michael Haralambis,  Medon Michaelides, Delcho Ogorelkoff,  Eleni Varvoutis

Announcements – 5th Sunday of Matthew

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Flowers for the Icon of the Panagia

The Icon of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos is adorned with flowers for the Paraklesis  Services . If anyone wishes to make a donation for the health of their loved ones, please call the church office at 954-467-1515. The flowers will cost $35.00 and the garland is $175.

PAREA

We are looking for young professionals between the ages of 21-40, single or married to join our PAREA Group. If you are not part of the group join us! Fill out the form  to receive email notifications about events and gatherings. If you have signed up for PAREA previously please do so again by using this form as we are updating our communication with all. We will meet this Thursday, August 1st at 7p.m. at the Wine Chill Lounge on Sunrise. Need more information? No problem! Here you go!

Executive Assistant

OCN is currently seek an experienced part-time assistant for the Executive Director. The successful applicant will have excellent telephone manners, the ability to meet deadlines with a minimum of supervision, and solid organizational skills. Tasks will include, but not be limited to, assisting with correspondence, interacting with the OCN Board of Directors, making telephone calls, compiling mailings, and completing administrative projects of various types. The Assistant will work three mornings per week at the Network’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing pertinent work experience to frchris@myocn.net.

Donor Relations Team Assistant

OCN is currently seeking a confident self-starter with excellent telephone manners to assist in the area of Donor Relations. The Assistant will work three mornings per week at the Network’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The primary function of this position is to make 20-30 telephone calls per working day, keep detailed records on the results of each call, and perform follow-up as directed. To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing pertinent work experience to frchris@myocn.net.

Lavery Land Purchase

We would like thank those who have given towards the Land Purchase.   A letter and donation card are included in the Bulletin.  Please, help us reach our goal of $260,000.00 by giving today.

Anonymous Mehallis, Stephen & Martha
Antley, Juanita Merkel, Ken & Anna
Argiropoulos, John & Monica Metropulos, Fr. Christopher & Presv. Georgia & Family
Carras, James & Alicia Michaelides, Medon & Paula
Christos, Nick & Helen & Family Nichols, George & Alexandra
Clidas, Malama Ogorelkoff, Delcho & Helen
Cockrell, Timothy & Valerie Owen, Mary
Codis, Fr. John & Presv. Abigail Paxinos, Garry & Diane
Columbus, Faye Peters, Bette
Daskos, Manny Pieri, Costas & Mary
Demetriou, Victor Politis, Chris & Cally
Faturos, John Rapanos, Demetrios & Chrissoulla
Georgakakis, Dr. George Sotirhos, Michael & Estelle
Gerakas, Ethel Synoyannis, Peter
Gerakas, Evans Tangalakis, Xenia
Grisafi, Charles & Mary Tzikas. Lorraine
Haralambis, Michael & Irene Varvoutis, Ernest & Eleni
Ioannou, Jr., John Vezos, Anne & Family
Karachalias, Dimitra Yatrousis, Steve & Barbara
Maheras, Constantine & Evangeline Ziegler, Katherine

Bobby Gianos:  $26,000 First Matching Challenge gift in honor and memory of his parents,  Theodore & Fotini.

The Ioannou Family:  $26,000 Second Matching Challenge gift.

Announcements – 4th Sunday of Matthew

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Loving Stitches

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:30am for their monthly workshop.

Join our wonderful ladies, as you learn to knit, crochet and enjoy a delicious lunch.

PAREA

We are looking for young professionals between the ages of 21-40, single or married to join our PAREA Group. If you are not part of the group join us! Fill out the form to receive email notifications about events and gatherings. If you have signed up for PAREA previously please do so again by using this form as we are updating our communication with all.

General Donation

For your convenience we have created a button in the left margin on the home page of our website. Simply click on the button when you wish to make a general donation. This does not take the place of stewardship. We will be offering online stewardship very soon.

Property to the South of the Church

We have wonderful news to share with all. Please take the time to read this very important letter which marks a milestone in our parish history.

Odyssey Scholarship Recipients

We are very proud of our youth who were the recipients of the Odyssey Scholarship.

Caitlin Hogan, Katie Merkel, Arielle Louvaris, Tony Foskolos, Lana Metropulos and Victoria Angelakos are now in Greece participating  in workshops while seeing the beautiful country.

40 day baby blessing

Bob and Gladys Vlahos are proud to present their son Leonidas for the traditional baby blessing.

With God All Things Are Possible

URGENT AND WONDERFUL NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU!

 

Dear faithful of St. Demetrios,

 

The property to the south of the Church is now ours!  This is a multigenerational dream that has now become a reality.  Our collective prayers have been answered. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we have reached out to you in love and respect so we could act upon this long-awaited opportunity as one united family and you responded in a huge way. Thank you! Now we need everyone to assist in the fund raising drive.  

The $260,000 purchase price was a far cry from the original asking price of $1,000,000.  Thus far as of August 14,  we have raised $103,682.  thanks to the generosity and forward thinking of our faithful.  A list of those who have committed themselves thus far is included below. Now we need everyone in the parish to give what they can.  An anonymous donor has stepped forward and provided a bridge loan to the parish to cover the remainder of the funds needed to purchase the land until we can finish our Fund Raising Drive to meet the cost of the full purchase price. 

We appeal to you now to join and stand with us with your tax-deductible contribution.  If each family contributes a minimum of $600, we will be able to pay for the new property in full.  Many parishioners will clearly be able to donate more and we welcome your commitment and we value your support. 

 Please join us, the Parish Council and those who gave so much for the establishment of our community and do your part to complete our vision providing a safe and completed spiritual home for the generations to come.  We thank you for your continued support of our amazing parish.  We are one family…this is our Church, this is our spiritual home.

 

In His Service,

 

Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos             John Ioannou, Jr.

Proistamenos                                      Parish Council President