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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday of the Myrrh Bearers

Sunday of the MyrrhbearersApril 26, 2015

When You descended to death, O Immortal Life, then, the light of Your divinity destroyed Hades. When You raised the dead from the depths of darkness, all the   heavenly powers cried out, “Glory to You our Christ, the   Giver of Life.” Lowering Your pure body from the Cross, Joseph wrapped it in clean muslin with fragrant spices and laid it in a new tomb. Standing by the tomb the angel said to the Myrrh-bearing women:

“Myrrh is for the dead; but Christ has shown Himself stranger to death.”

Apolytikion in the Second Tone

Parish Council on Duty

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, Eleni Varvoutis, Mihali Haralambis, Michael Fossler, Juanita Antley, Marion Koliniatis

Shoe Box of Hope




The Children’s Home Society is a 100-year-old local organization that provides temporary shelter for children and helps to arrange foster situations and adoptions. It is dedicated to ending the suffering of local children.

Each Sunday from Oct 12, 2014 until November 20th 2014 we ask each child to bring items to fill a decorated shoe box. Children and adults can contribute items or a filled shoebox. If you fill a box, the box should NOT BE CLOSED OR SEALED because the organization needs to have access to the items.

Please give your box to the Sunday school office or teacher.


SUGGESTIONS: Coloring books, games, dolls, car toys, books, activity projects, bibs, girls’ accessories stuffed animals, puzzles, etc….

The age groups are newborns to 18 year olds

 Wish Lists


New clothing and shoes for infants, toddlers, youth, teens

Personal hygiene supplies

Bars of soap

Body wash



Hair brushes/combs

Hair dryers, curling irons and flatirons

Nail kits

Make-up Kits (for all ethnicities)

Hair Products (for all ethnicities)




Babies and children

Diapers (all sizes, including premie) Arts- and crafts kits

Coloring books Remote-control cars

Handheld video games (rated E) Video games (rated E)

Dolls (for all ethnicities) Books (age-appropriate)

Baby wipes Bottles

Baby wash Baby shampoo

Lotion Bibs

Baby Builders books/DVD sets Mobiles

Blankets Leap frog

Crib mirrors Bike helmets and knee pads


Tickets/admission passes (theme parks, movie theaters, etc.) Sports equipment

Gift cards (Local mall, Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, Walmart, iTunes, etc.) Photo albums/frames

Handheld CD players/MP3 players/iPod shuffles•Digital cameras Books (age-appropriate)

Popular CDs and DVDs (no parental advisory) Fashion Jewlery/Watches

Shoe Box of Hope

Please help our Sunday School Youth

Fill some shoeboxes for Kids in Distress!

Join us as we work to share the Joy of Giving and Christ’s birth with children from

“Kids in Distress”

Each Sunday school participant is asked to fill one shoebox with some of the suggested items. Bring the shoebox decorated, by Dec 5th to Sunday School, but NOT CLOSED, NOT SEALED…as the organization needs to have access to the items.

Adults are welcome to participate also. Just give your box to any Sunday School child or teacher.

Suggest Items: School Supplies, toys, hygiene items….


PAREA will be hosting a Bean Drive during this Lenten Season!  As we all know Almsgiving goes hand-in-and with prayer and fasting and our time as well as our talents can be used to serve the Lord and our neighbors all around. So please join us in this venture as we team up with Broward Partnership For The Homeless, Inc. to help put an end to homelessness in our community and be the change we want to see in the world through His Grace. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and all your families during Great Lent and may we all feel His triumphant resurrection in our lives together at Pascha =)

Who: PAREA (Our Young Professionals Group 21 – 40)

When: On Saturday April 20, 2013; 2pm-3pm

Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Hall

What: Please donate non perishable food only and drop off with the donation form, so that United Way may match your donation dollar for dollar doubling our giving!


Please fill out this Donation Form and include the estimated value of your donation so that United Way can match the dollar amount donated. Not only will they match the dollar amount but they will double the amount that each person donates! Bring this form with you when you drop off your donation!

For additional information and upcoming events view the Flyer and our Calendar.