Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


We thank the 338 stewards who have pledged for 2015.

Giving is an act of worship in response to the generosity of God. You are to give, Paul says, “as God has prospered you.” II Corinthians 8 and 9 teaches, “He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” God blesses those who give with generosity.”

Donate Blood

Donate blood on OneBlood’s* BigRedBus
9am-2pm Sunday, September 20th

Ministry Parent Meeting

All parents of children enrolled in any youth programs should attend a short meeting next Sunday, Sept. 13, in church, immediately after the Divine Liturgy.

Gyro Sunday

Our youth ministry GOYA will be hosting a GYRO luncheon on Sunday, Sept.13. Gyro sandwich, a bottle of water and a bag of chips for $10. Please help support our youth.

Visiting Angels

The Visiting Angels is a group of loving people who visit those who are shut in or in the hospital. They meet with Fr. John on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am to plan their visits  If you want to be part of this wonderful ministry, please call the office or come to the meeting on Sept. 15.

Agape Seniors Group

Ready to kick off another year, our young 50 years and over crowd is meeting next Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 11am in our Community Center.
If you wish to become a member of the Agape Club join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month for fellowship and fun. Please contact Maria Jordan for more information at 954-927-5109. No membership fee required.

Feast Day of Saint Sophia—September 17

Celebrate the feast day of Saint Sophia and her three daughters, Faith, Hope and Love,
at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Miami.
Vespers will begin at 7pm on Wednesday evening followed by refreshments in the community center. Thursday morning services will begin with Matins at 8am and the Divine Liturgy celebrated at 9am.

Pita Sunday– September 20, 2015

Please support our Philoptochos $10.00 Lunch plate includes  two pieces of pita and a salad.

A Devoted Heart

Hello my beautiful brothers and sisters in Christ!
I pray you all are well.  It is with great delight in my heart and spirit to announce that “A Devoted Heart” Bible Study will be starting up again on Sept. 20th!
How I have missed our time together in God’s precious Word, studying and searching for how the Lord wants to speak His love, guidance and encouragement into our everyday lives through scripture.
I would like to honor and thank Fr. John for the blessing and opportunity to continue this ministry the Lord laid on my heart.
It has truly been my privilege to have you come along side me and listen to me share my passion of the LOVE of God the Father and Jesus Christ for all of us.
Jesus said to him, “…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…” John 14:9
Throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus, the nature of God in action.   Christian and I would love to welcome and invite you back to study God’s Word in action with us.We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 12:30-1:30 upstairs in the church.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and we can’t wait to hear how The Lord has been moving mightily in your lives since we last met!
In His service for His Glory alone,
Helena and Christian

The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents:

Preparing for The Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church

Saturday, September 12, 2015  from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Hosted by: Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation at 12250 NW 2nd Ave. North, Miami, Fl. 33168

To better serve you…

Most of you are familiar with Father John’s weekly phone messages. We will be adding cell phone numbers to our calling list; both for the weekly voice messages and for text messages. The text messages will be brief. In order for us to send you text messages, we will need your permission. Please text the word ALERT to 22300. This will opt you in. You will also be able to Opt out at any time.
If you do not wish to receive voice messages on either your home phone or your cell phone, please call the office.

If in error you opt out of the voice messages, just call the office.

Greek School at St. Demetrios

Class Times:
A’ and B’ will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:15-6:00 PM
An Advanced Class will meet on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 PM

Greek School Staff:
Principal: Stavroula Christodoulou,Ph.D.
Teacher: Malvina Protogerou Currie
Teacher: Sophia Polikandriotis Litsas

If interested in more information, please reference our website stdemetrios.org or contact our Principal Stavroula Christodoulou by emailing her at isapaul@aol.com.

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 call the church office at (954)-467-1515.

Acolytes – Altar boys serve in the Altar during the Divine Liturgy. Boys ages 6 years and up interested in serving in the altar are welcome. Call church office at (954) 467-1515.

Adult Choir – New members, men and women, are welcome.

AGAPE Seniors– Senior group for men and women over 50 years. Luncheons are scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month, as well as other social events, and fund raisers. Call Maria Jordan at 954-927-5109

BIBLE STUDY– Devoted Heart Bible Study scheduled on Sundays please contact Helena Ioannou

BYZANTINE CHANT– learn to chant Byzantine, please contact Fr. John

Cancer Chapter – Meetings on the 4th Thursday of every month and other fundraising activities. Contact Stefanie Pavlakis at 954-590-8763

GOYA – Greek Orthodox Youth of America is a group for youth ages 13-17 years. They have meetings the first Sunday of each month to plan social events, fundraisers, and retreats.

Greek Dance Troupes: There are four Dance groups Palazakia Jr., Palazakia & Palazakia Sr. and Kamaria – Youth Greek dance troupes are grouped by school grade from kindergarten to 12th. Practice is every Sunday at 1pm.

Greek School – Offers instruction for A’ (beginner), B’ (Intermediate) on Mondays and Thursdays 4:15pm-6:00pm and an Advanced Course on Mondays from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

JOY AND HOPE: Holy Orthodox Primary Education (HOPE) ministers to children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) ministers to children from the 3rd through 6th grade. Register Online to join HOPE/JOY at stdemetrios.org.

LOVING STITCHES – Learn to crochet and knit with our talented group who meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at 11:30am. Fellowship and luncheon follows.

Philoptochos – A national philanthropic organization for women/men supporting various social events, luncheons and fund raisers incl. St. Basil’s Academy. Meet 1st Thurs. of every month. Call Marion Koliniatis at 305-632-1415

Sunday School – A religious educational program for children between the ages of 3 – 18 years every Sunday. Visit our website to register your children!

Visiting Angels-An organization that keeps in contact with shut-ins and those in long term care facilities. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Call Fr. John.

Other Organizations:

AHEPA- Meet on the first Tuesday of every month, please contact Garry Paxinos at954-655-7453 or pax@ahepa394.com

Daughters of Penelope – Meet on the second Wednesday of every Month, call Nina McGuirk at 954-537-2710