Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday of the Paralytic


We thank the 286 Stewards who have pledged for 2015.

From God every family in heaven and on earth is named. Ephesians 3:15

Renew your commitment of time, talent and treasure today!

As Orthodox Christians, we are stewards of our Church family – those with whom we worship, fellowship and serve the community. In the same way that we care for our immediate family, we also care for our Christian brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters.

You may do so by filling out a pledge card, visiting our website,

www.stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/ or calling the office at (954) 467-1515.

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.

We welcome today, Markella Balasis from OCMC

OCMC is the official missions agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States it is OCMC’s mission to make disciples of all nations by bringing people to Christ and His Church.  Every year, Orthodox communities, organizations, and individuals offer their prayerful support to fund mission projects that are geared at strengthening the infrastructure of newly emerging, or reemerging, Orthodox Churches around the world. OCMC uses these funds to provide grants for specific mission projects that help the Church offer a loving witness to Her own people. These projects include the establishment and support of philanthropic ministries and the construction of churches, water wells, and housing, to name a few.

Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is sponsored by Mary and Sam Kantzavelos   in loving memory of Angeliki Vitogiannis

A Devoted Heart—Bible Study

Please join Helena and Christian today…

One must ask him/herself what does God’s love for me look like in my life today?

Allow yourself to ponder and reflect that answer.

Breathe in His goodness, because YOU are outrageously loved by God!

Dates to Remember

  • May 12 5pm       EYCC Meeting
  • May 12 6:30pm Ministry Heads calendar planning meeting
  • May 14 6pm       Festival Review Meeting
  • May 15 to May 17 District GOYA Olympics
  • May 24           Last Day of Ministry Programs
  • May 31           End of Year Celebration with all Youth Ministry Participants

Now Accepting Applications!!

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 mail the Volunteer Application Form to the church or fax it to us at 954-467-0212. Father Chris and Fr. John and the Committee are looking forward to another year of vibrant programs for our Parishioners. You may pick up a form in the south Narthex, or visit our website at www.stdemetrios.org

Summer Camp

This camp is offered as a way for our young people to further engage their faith and build relationships with others. There are many activities and workshops that will imprint the Christian ethos on their minds and hearts. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity for our youth to experience Christ and our Orthodox faith alongside their friends, peers, and mentors.

*NOTE* There are scholarships available for St. Demetrios parishioners who are in need of financial assistance.
Registration is now OPEN. Please register your 1-7th grader as a camper. If you have a child that is in 8th-12th grade they can be registered as a Jr. counselor. For more information visit our website or speak with Fr. John or Sampson.

District Pre-Marital Seminar

Saturday, May 9th from 9:30am to 4pm

The Clergy of the South East District with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios have implemented a new marriage Seminar designed for the newly married and soon to be married. If you are planning to marry in the Church in the near future it is essential that you take this course. This is a prerequisite to marriage in the Metropolis.

The seminar will be held at St. Catherine in WPB, please call the church office for more information.

2015 St Stephen’s Summer Camp

Youth entering grades 6th – 12th in the fall are eligible to “ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE” and join us for a week!

Are YOUr teens ready to ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE of a week of faith, fellowship, fun, and friendship at St Stephen’s Camp?
Review the information below to discover our new medical enhancements, payment procedures, dress expectations, and registration links.  We’re “laying down the law” and learning about the Commandments this year!  When: Week #5 July  26th – August 1st  –  Fr Spiro, Where: Diakonia Center- Cost: $400.00