Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday of the Holy Cross

Stewardship

We thank the 223 Stewards who have pledged for 2015.

From God every family in heaven and on earth is named.

Ephesians 3:15

The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great includes beautiful silent prayers expressing the Church’s concern for the family: “…remember, Lord, the people here present and those that are absent with good cause. Have mercy on them and on us according to the multitude of your mercy, fill their store-houses with every good thing; maintain their marriage-bonds in peace and concord; nurture the infants; instruct the young, strengthen the aged, encourage the faint-hearted, gather together again those that are scattered; bring back those who went astray and unite them to Your holy, catholic and apostolic church; defend the widows; protect the orphans…”

Giving Opportunities at St. Demetrios and Interacting

Stewardship Commitment

Commit your Time, Talent and Treasure- If you are a member of our parish, reach out and bring in one new family or reactivate a family you know by asking them to join you at Church .If you are new to our parish, please visit our website for more details about our parish family. Come and worship with us each Sunday.

Iconography Project

Sacred Murals adorn the walls of all Orthodox Churches. Our Parish offers the opportunity for you to donate an icon in honor of a loved one or in memory of someone. Call our church to discuss. 9 Medallions and 1 Standing Saint, 3 Murals of Miracles, 2 dome icons, glass railing on balcony, glass doors to narthex are still available to be dedicated to a loved one. Contact our clergy.

Land Purchase

Throughout the past two decades we have sought to expand our church campus to allow for our growth. You may donate for the property to the South of the Church- half of the funds have been raised for this long awaited accomplishment.

Church Roof Renovation

Our greatest project this year is the completion of our dome restoration. Raising funds to complete the roof and then renovate the interior of the Church damaged by water over the years. Be a part of creating this landmark building in South Florida.

Endowment Program

Individuals, families, businesses or corporations may give to the Endowment fund and designate these funds to be utilized within the church. This giving can be done during your lifetime or designated in your will.

 

Celebration of Greek Independence Day Saturday, March 21

You are invited to a Celebration of Greek Independence Day on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Community Center of St. Demetrios. Lecture by Mr. Petros Tsingelis  followed by a light Lenten Repast generously offered by the Greek Islands Restaurant and the Greek Spices Corporation. Please see flyer.

A Devoted Heart Bible Study

Due to an overwhelming love for Christ , Helena Ioannou ,welcomes both men and women on the first and third Sundays of every month. The class is held upstairs in the choir loft from 1pm to 2pm.

This week “A Devoted Heart” will be reading from John 11:1-45,The Raising of Lazarus.

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, shall live: And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25

Philoptochos pre-orders for Pascha

Please place your order with Philoptochos for Easter Tsourekia, Eggs and Koulourakia today in the community center. Philoptochos is also in need of empty egg cartons

Palm Sunday Luncheon– April 5

Please join us on Palm Sunday for a delicious fish luncheon in our   community center. Lunch will be hosted by our youth group GOYA. More information to follow.

Good Friday– Myrofores

This year, all girls registered in Sunday School who are interested in being a myrofora (flower girl) for Good Friday, call Effie Vasil at 954-773-5455 after 5pm.

Agape Service

If you would like to read the Holy Gospel in any language other than English or Greek ie Spanish, French, Latin, German , Russian, Arabic etc., please call the church office.

 

Clergy Education Fund (Papouli)

The Philoptochos is collecting money to help the education of our future priests. It is suggested that we give $10 per person or $20 per family. Please see Dee Hopwood in the community center– next 2 Sundays.

 

Visiting Angels

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.

Orthodox Christian Network OCN

Please visit myocn.net and see why OCN has experienced an amazing growth of 2,500% in 2014.  There is something for everyone to listen, read, watch, learn and interact with Orthodox Christians throughout the world. Make sure you visit their Facebook page.  If you would like to volunteer to assist in this growth please contact the office at 954-522-5567 and speak to Seraphim. OCN reaches millions of people worldwide and it all has started here at St. Demetrios.

Schedule of Services

For more information about the Schedule of Services for Holy Week and giving opportunities during Lent please refer to the flyer.

Youth News and Scholarships

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival– Juniors and Seniors March 15
St. John Chrysostom oratorical festival will take place Sunday immediately following dismissal.The purpose of the festival is to give teenagers an opportunity to learn, write and speak about their Orthodox Faith, Church, and Heritage. To honor and recognize students for their participation, Hellenic College has created the Chrysostom Scholarship, which will be awarded to each Senior and Junior division first, second and third place finalist at the parish, district, metropolis and national levels. This scholarship has been amended in 2015 to provide awards ranging from $2,500 up to $30,000 per year.

Daughters of Penelope Scholarship applications are now available. Please call Nina McGuirk at 954-537-2710 for more information.

AHEPA Scholarship

Ahepa will once again be offering $2,000. worth of scholarships. If your father or grandfather is in Ahepa and you are graduating high school or already in college, please call Garry Paxinos for more information at 954-973-8478

Summer Camp June 15 to June 19

Campers, counselors, parents, mark your calendars and save the date for June 15 to June 19.

Fr. John, Presv. Abigail and Sampson are all excited about this year’s camp. More information to follow.