We thank the 366 stewards who have pledged for 2014.
Who is a Steward?
A steward is one who manages another’s property or resources; the Christian therefore, is a steward of everything he is and has, including his own body and soul, for according to the mystery of salvation, we possess nothing from ourselves, not even our own life and being; all belongs to God and is given to us by the Father through His Son because of the richness of His love and mercy.
From The Theology of Stewardship in Light of Orthodox Tradition by Fr. Paul Wesche
(Light and Life Publishing)
We hope that your children are enjoying the youth programs here at St. Demetrios Church!
It is going to continue to be a great year with many new offerings.
If you have not registered your children, please have them register.
We are happy to have them involved and we hope they have a fun, productive school year
OXI Day Celebration
In observance of October 28th, OXI Day , the children have prepared a small presentation in the sanctuary following the Divine Liturgy.
Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy
On Saturday, October 25, Great Vespers will be at 6pm followed by our dinner dance in the community center. Please note there will be no coffee reception after vespers because of the dinner dance.
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios will be celebrating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 26 for the feast day of St. Demetrios. Please join us after the liturgy in our community center for brunch.
Fr. Chris, Fr. John and the Visiting Angels visit those who are in the hospital and those who are home bound. If you or a loved one would like a visit from Fr. Chris or Fr. John or companionship from the Visiting Angels, please call the office at (954) 467-1515.
Women’s Bible Study
“A Devoted Heart” is humbled and thrilled to announce that we will now be meeting every first and third Sunday of the month. We had such a tremendous presence of the Holy Spirit moving in our hearts, a thank you to all that attended our first study.Join us today at 1pm in the choir loft.
Cancer Chapter — Annual White Elephant Sale October 31 & November 1, 2014
Its time for our annual White Elephant Sale on Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1, 2014. The event will be held in the main hall between 8AM – 4PM on Friday and 8AM-2PM on Saturday. All proceeds support cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
We are accepting donations of gently used items, interesting collectibles, vintage items and artifacts. Used clothing will not be sold this year. If you are interested in donating articles to the sale please see me, Stephanie Pavlakis, (or any member of the Cancer Chapter) after church during the coffee hour.
Please bring your donations Sunday, October 26th after St. Demetrios Feast Day.
It is a blessing to see everyone in church now at the start of the new ecclesiastical year. We are in need of prosphora. If a few parishioners would each make one it would be appreciated by many on Sunday.
St. Demetrios Feast Day Dance – October 25
Join us in celebration beginning with vespers at 6pm followed by a cocktail reception at 7pm and dinner at 7:30pm. Dance to the music of Demetri and the Islanders!
Tickets for adults are $45.00 pre-sale until Oct. 19th and $30. for children 12 & up. Please contact Marion Koliniatis at 305-632-1415 or Kathy Ziegler. at 954-564-3379 for reservations.But your tickets today in the community center. View Flyer.
St. Demetrios New Years Cruise!
Book your cabin today with Stephen Solos 954-290-0549 for a one week cruise aboard the MSC Divina. Set to sail Dec. 27 with stops in St. Maarten, San Juan and Gr. Stirrup Key and back Jan. 3. A fully refundable deposit of $100. per person is due upon booking with final payment due Oct. 3. Please watch for more details.
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops has designated October 19 as Orthodox College Student Sunday in support of Orthodox Christian Fellowship in its work with our college students as they deepen their own faith in Jesus Christ while sharing the Orthodox Tradition with love and humility to their peers on campus.
We ask you to share the work of OCF with your parish by:
Sharing the Orthodox College Student Sunday encyclical with your parish on October 19.
Supporting the mission of OCF by taking a special collection on College Student Sunday –gifts received before November 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 by a generous donor!
Including information on OCF in your Sunday bulletin on October 19. We have prepared bulletin-ready information available on our website at: ocf.net/college-student-sunday
Your parish’s gift is vital to our ministry to serve our young people and actively engage them in their faith.
Thank you for welcoming OCF as a part of your parish family; we greatly look forward to serving our young adults together in Christ.
Andrew N. Abboud
Student Leadership Board Chairman
P.S. Please help us take advantage of this exciting opportunity to make your support go twice as far! Gifts received before November 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000.
The St. Demetrios Endowment Program
This program has been established in order to secure the future of our church. Individuals, families, businesses or corporations may give to the Endowment fund and designate these funds to be utilized within the following areas, Educational Programs, Land Acquisition, Building Maintenance, New Building Construction and Social Ministries. Your gift would have an immediate impact with 50% being held in the endowment fund thereby securing growth for the future and the other 50% going immediately for use in the area you have chosen. This giving can be done during your lifetime or designated in your will. We are available to discuss these options and others with you at your convenience. Please contact Fr. Chris for additional information.
Save the Date
October 25 St. Demetrios Dinner Dance … A Night at the Plaka
December 12 White Dream… a Holiday Celebration
December 27 New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard the MSC Divina
February 6-8 Fort Lauderdale Greek Festival
2015Grand Raffle 1st Prize 2015 Mercedez Benz CLA250
March 2015 Anchors Away.. Gala Event