Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 11th Sunday of Matthew



We thank the 330 stewards who have pledged for 2015.

Stewardship – What it’s all about? If we believe that we come into this world with nothing and leave this world with nothing, then we must admit that all we have during our lifetime belongs to someone else. That someone is God – to whom belongs everything. We have only been entrusted with it to manage it here on earth to the best of our ability. A closer look at the parable of the talents tells us very clearly that a good manager and a good steward will earn both success on earth and favor with God. As members of an Orthodox Christian parish, we have, by our own choice, undertaken a responsibility to become managers or stewards of this parish. That is, to love it, care for it, be concerned about it, support it and promote its Christian work and mission. How well we accomplish these acts of Stewardship will determine our success as Christian Stewards. In order to successfully manage the spiritual and material aspects of the parish, we have to give of our time, our talents and our material wealth. There is nothing else we can give. We must give enough of all three to assure the smooth operation of the parish so the spiritual, educational, cultural, social and philanthropic needs of our parish are met. Please remember that in order to register for any of the youth or adult programs, you must be a pledging member of St. Demetrios Church.

Youth Ministry Registration is Now Open

We hope everyone had a great Summer! We are beginning our Youth Ministry Year here at St. Demetrios in Fort Lauderdale September 13th, 2015. The EYCC together with all the Ministry Leaders have been working hard over the summer in planning the upcoming year. We have a wonderful year planned out that include two additional ministries: HOPE/JOY and Greek School Program. Please visit the ministry section of our website at stdemetrios.org to fill out our registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Sampson Kasapakis at sampson@stdemetrios.org or by calling the church office at (954)-467-1515.

St. Demetrios Greek School

St. Demetrios Greek School program will begin this Fall and will offer three classes, please attend the Greek School Parents Teachers Meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6pm AGENDA Tuition Fee Schedule by Sampson Kasapakis, Youth Director The Greek School: Its Mission and Organization by Stavroula Christodoulou Goals and Curriculum of Class A’ by Sophia Polikandriotis Litsas, Goals and Curriculum of Class B’ by Malvina Protogerou Currie Goals and Curriculum of Class Γ’ and Adult Class by Stavroula Christodoulou Open Forum: Questions and Discussion over coffee

Volunteers needed for Sunday School

Sunday school is looking for classroom volunteers. If you have a desire to share your faith with young people and help guide their spiritual lives, fill out a volunteer application on the St. Demetrios website. If you have questions speak to Presvytera Abigail Codis or Paula Kirifides


The Education, Youth and Cultural Committee is now accepting applications for the various ministries for the 2015-2016 calendar year. Please consider sharing your talents with our church family. You may visit our website and fill out the Volunteer Application Form. Fr. John and the Committee are looking forward to a new year of vibrant programs for our Parishioners. You may also pick up a form in the south Narthex.