Weekly Sunday Bulletin-January 17




  • A Devoted Heart

In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, Amen.

Words that roll off our tongues without hesitation and/or thought. But who is The Holy Spirit? We know of God, we know of Jesus, but do we really know of The Holy Spirit?

There are many misconceptions about the identity of the Holy Spirit.  Some view the Holy Spirit as a mystical force.  Others understand the Holy Spirit as the impersonal power that God makes available to followers of Christ. But most importantly, what does the Bible say about the identity of the Holy Spirit?   The Bible declares that the Holy Spirit is God.  The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, a being with a mind, emotions, and a will.

Join us this Sunday for “A Devoted Heart” as we study John 14:16  “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.”

As Orthodox Christian’s we have been given a Helper, do you KNOW Him?

For God’s Glory alone,

Helena and Christian


  • Daughters of Penelope Wine Tasting & food pairing ~ Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00pm

Annual Daughters of Penelope fundraising event to be held in the St. Demetrios Community Center

Enjoy a wine tasting seminar featuring four vintage wines from various regions of Greece and indulge in the flavors of a perfectly paired menu.  Tickets are $35 per person.

For reservations contact any of these ladies:

Katina Loukakis:  katina.loukakis@att.net or  (754) 581-2227

Effie Kirkiles:  egpo7@msn.com or (727) 534-7474

Nina McGuirk:  (954) 537-2710

  • Bookstore

2016 Wall Calendars still available. Only a few left!

New Bookstore Items   

Food, Faith and Fasting

Reclaiming the Atonement                  

New Children’s Book include:

H is for Holy

Heaven Meets Earth

Sweet Song (The Story of St. Melodios)



Festival Announcements

  • Help Needed: are you social media savvy?

We are looking for three or four people who are actively involved with social media (especially Facebook and Instagram) to post selected items on our parish Facebook page weekly, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please call us at (954) 467-1515.

  • Festival Ad Book

As you are aware, St. Demetrios Church offers a number of ministries, programs and events to its parish and local community. To support these ministries and share our Orthodox faith and Hellenic culture, we hold our annual Festival.

This year, the Fort Lauderdale Greek Festival will be held on February 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2016.

Help support this event by purchasing a quarter, half or full page ad in our Festival Ad Book to wish the Church well on its upcoming festival, congratulate a loved one on a special occasion, or celebrate an anniversary.

For pricing, refer to the Sponsorship Form and return it to the office, or visit www.stdemetrios.org where you can purchase your ad and upload any photos. All donations are tax deductible. Forms and artwork must be submitted by January 25, 2016. If you have friends or family members who would also be interested in this opportunity, please forward this information to them.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call (954) 467-1515. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • FESTIVAL Volunteers 2016…BEST FESTIVAL EVER!!!

Thursday, February 11th through Sunday, February 14th  Pick your spots now.     Join any of the many talented teams that make our festival ONE OF THE BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS OFFERED.

We have a spot for everyone:  Ad Book Sales, Admissions, Appetizers/Mezedes, Pre-Festival Baking, Bakery, Baklava Ice Cream, Bar Tenders, Cashiers, Church Narthex & Candles, Decorating, Food Line Servers, Greek Coffee, Gyro, Pre-Festival Food Prep, Loukoumades, Festival Set Up & Take down, Saganaki, Taverna,  Volunteer Processing and more!

Come see us in the narthex after Divine Liturgy!


Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi