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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday before Nativity

Holy NativityDecember 21, 2014

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and

A Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year!!!

Καλά Χριστούγεννα κάι Έυτυχισμένο tό Νέο Έτός 2015!

Parish Council on Duty:

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin 11th Sunday of Luke

St. EleftheriosDecember 14, 2014

O venerable One, we all praise and entreat you, Eleftherios, Priest-Martyr, comeliness of Priests and exaltation of champions. Deliver from   diverse dangers those fervently honoring your memory, interceding unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion in the Second Tone
St. Eleftherios– December 15

Parish Council on duty:
John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Kathy Ziegler

Announcements – Sunday Before the Nativity

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40 Day Blessing

Katerina Tsakiri and Antonios Marcellos are proud to present their son Elias for the traditional baby blessing.

Philoptochos

The Philoptochos will be selling Vasilopita on Sunday, Dec. 16. Dec, 23 and Dec. 30. Please support the Philoptochos and purchase one for $10.00.

2013 Grand Raffle

Last Minute shoppers– the perfect stocking stuffer!!Purchase a raffle ticket for $25.00 for a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz!! Ticket price is $25.00 and our goal is to sell 5000 to win a new 2013 Mercedes Benz C-250 Sport.

To All Choir Members

Judy Jimokas is the director for the Pan Orthodox Choir at the Feast of Epiphany on January 12, 2013. She invites all choir members to join in one harmonious voice for this event. Please call Judy for more info at 954-629-5697 or pick up a flier in the south narthex.

Volunteer Photographers

In an attempt to better document our parish’s active life on our website, we are seeking photographers to volunteer their services to take digital pictures and video clips of upcoming events, activities and liturgical services. This is an important ministry as YOU will be the “eyes” of our parish to the world! For further instructions, please contact Fr. John at 954-467-1515 or Email frjohn@stdemetrios.org.

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.

Festival News

We are looking for volunteers to be part of our Festival Leadership Team: We need volunteers to act as hosts/hostesses at the Taverna. If you like to welcome guests and make them feel at home and know Greek food, please see Jim Carras or Anna Merkel.

O C N Cruise– February 16-23, 2013

Come along for inspiration, fun and sun with OCN and St. Demetrios on a Caribbean Cruise. Please contact Stephen Solos at 954-290-0549 for more information.

Iconography Project

Donations are coming in daily for our upcoming project. Fr. Chris will soon be updating everyone of our progress. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor please call and speak to Fr. Chris. Thank you for all those who have come forth.

A Journey of Faith May 22-May 31, 2013

A Pilgrimage to Turkey, Constantinople and Cappadocia -Smyrni with Fr. Chris. For more information please contact Fr.Chris.

Poinsettias

Poinsettias on the Solea are donated by Dr. Kay Hampares and Dr. Nelly Santos and son in memory of A James Hampares and by Mantha Mehalis and son Spero and wife Rocio in memory of Mantha’s mother Stella Vlahos. Flowers on the altar table are donated by Katherine Kourakos in loving memory of her husband, son and grandson.

Announcements – St. Ignatius of Antioch

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Annual Christmas Pageant

Sunday School Christmas Pageant and Family Night Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm In the Community Center.

Philoptochos

The Philoptochos will be selling Vasilopita on Sunday, Dec. 16. Dec, 23 and Dec. 30. Please support the Philoptochos and purchase one for $10.00.

Holy Confession

Fr. Chris will be hearing confession for the Christmas Lenten season on Friday, December 21 from 4 pm-6 pm… Please call the church office to make your appointment.

Attention Choir Members

Judy Jimokas is the director for the Pan Orthodox Choir at the Feast of Epiphany on January 12, 2013. She invites all choir members to join in one harmonious voice for this event. Please call Judy for more info at 954-629-5697 or pick up a flier in the south narthex.

The Cancer Chapter

The Cancer Chapter would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s generous support during the recent Cancer Fighting Sunday event. Your contributions go toward funding important research in the war against cancer.  We want to wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season!

2013 Grand Raffle

Tickets have been mailed to our parishioners. If you need more tickets, a table is set up every Sunday from now until the festival. You may turn in your tickets stubs and pick up more tickets to sell. Ticket price is $25.00 and our goal is to sell 5000 to win a new 2013 Mercedes Benz C-250 Sport.

Volunteer Photographers

In an attempt to better document our parish’s active life on our website, we are seeking photographers to volunteer their services to take digital pictures and video clips of upcoming events, activities and liturgical services. This is an important ministry as YOU will be the “eyes” of our parish to the world! For further instructions, please contact Fr. John at 954-467-1515 or Email frjohn@stdemetrios.org.

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.

Festival News

We are looking for volunteers to be part of our Festival Team Sign up Sheets are available in the south narthex. Please see Anna Merkel or James Carras.

O C N Cruise– February 16-23, 2013

Come along for inspiration, fun and sun with OCN and St. Demetrios on a Caribbean Cruise. Please contact Stephen Solos at 954-290-0549 for more information.

Iconography Project

Donations are coming in daily for our upcoming project. Fr. Chris will soon be updating everyone of our progress. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor please call and speak to Fr. Chris. Thank you for all those who have come forth.

A Journey of Faith May 22-May 31, 2013

A Pilgrimage to Turkey, Constantinople and Cappadocia -Smyrni with Fr. Chris. For more information please contact Fr.Chris.

Youth Stewardship Program

All youth program participants ages 12 years, in 7th grade through 18 years, are reminded to log their activities and to get the proper signatures.  Youth stewardship logs are available in the Narthex, Sunday school and  Language & Culture.  Dance & GOYA will include the form in emails to you.  Turn in your form each Sunday by placing it in one of the colorful the youth stewardship mailboxes.  A mailbox is located in the hall and there is one on the desk in the South Narthex as you exit the church. Please direct any questions regarding the youth stewardship program to akmerkel@bellsouth.net.