Sunday Weekly Bulletin - St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church

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Parish Priest
Parish Council President
Sunday School Director
Philoptochos President
Choir Master
Acolyte Advisor
Senior Citizens
GOYA Directors
HOPE & JOY Directors
Women of the Word
Dance Groups Director
Greek Language School Director
Toddler Playgroup
Library and Bookstore
Welcoming Committee
Legacy & Gift Planning Chair
Papanicolaou Scholarship
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
3655 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103
Office (619) 297-4165
Fax (619) 297-4181
Fr. Andrew Scordalakis
Mrs. Vicky Ragousis
Mrs. Tina Kallas
Mr. Spero Tzathas
Mrs. Alina Kleinhenz
Mrs. Julie Karagianides
Mrs. Kathy Meck
Mr. Jim Leventis
Mrs. Sophia Mellos
Mr. Bill Navrides & Mrs. Stephanie Navrides
Mrs. Renee Maude & Mrs. Deanne Hormovitis
Miss Lauren Jury
Mrs. Susan Miserlis
Mrs. Sia Sooklaris
Mrs. Helen Gevas
Mrs. Julie Dennis
Mrs. Mary Mastorakos
Mrs. Janet Burgess, Ms. Maria Kelmis, Mr. John Burgess
Mr. Themis Gallanis
Mr. Dino Gougoulas
Mrs. Helen Mellos
SUNDAY, JAN, 18th, 2015
12th Sunday of St. Luke (Ten Lepers)
Orthros 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 13:7-16
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:12-19 Red Div Lit book pg. 112
St. Gregory: Co-cap. Sean Yeatts, Co-cap. Mihai Fratian, Stefanos Alexiou, Alexi
Alexiou, Andrei Fratian, George Fratian, Demetri Zouvas.
St. Spyridon: Spero Tzathas, Team Leader, Julie Karagianides, Anthony Kyriakidis,
Greg Balourdas, J Welker.
The Hymn of St. Spyridon: can be found on the back cover of the red Divine Liturgy book.
Pre-Communion Prayers: offered before receiving Holy Communion can be found on page 29 of the
red Divine Liturgy book.
Thanksgiving Prayers: offered after receiving Holy Communion can be found on page 40 of the
red Divine Liturgy book.
The Memorial Service: can be found on page 164 of the red Divine Liturgy book.
WELCOME - AND A FEW WORDS ABOUT COMMUNION... We warmly welcome all visitors and seekers in our
midst today, trusting that your experience here will be an uplifting and enriching one. The Greek Orthodox
Churches are the ancient and native communities of the biblical world, with centers in the Holy Lands,
Syria, Egypt and Asia Minor, and by extension in Greece, Cyprus and thoughout the world. Like the ancient
Christians, we engage the whole person, heart, mind and all senses in Divine Worship. This experience has
been so powerful to seekers in the past that it was often said “We knew not whether we were in heaven
or on earth. We knew only that there God dwelt among human beings.” That communion experience of
heaven on earth and God in our midst forms the heart of all Orthodox worship. It culminates in the sharing
of Holy Communion, which not only unites us with the Divine, but also expresses the deep unity in faith and
life between all Orthodox believers. Since Holy Communion expresses that deep unity in belief and practice
alike, it is reserved for observant Orthodox Christians. This does not mean, however, that non-Orthodox are
‘excluded’ - rather, the Orthodox choose not to make an external display of unity when actual unity does
not exist. While working to restore the full communion that did exist in antiquity, today we offer the sign of the
blessed bread at the service’s conclusion as a symbolic gift of hospitality and growing unity that is offered
to all present. If you would like to learn more about the Orthodox way of life, or have any questions about
worship or Holy Communion, please approach Fr. Andrew following services. We welcome you all.
wait to allow our Sunday School children and their teachers to be the first to receive so they can depart for
their lessons. Then, allow the choir to approach from the right side. Then, quietly, row by row, at the direction
of the Parish Council members. Those remaining in the pews are asked to move into the center aisle, receive
Holy Communion and return to their pew for the remaining Thanksgiving Prayers using the side aisles.
Wednesday, January 21st
St. Maximos the Confessor
Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Alexandru Dinescu - 17 years
Today’s fellowship and coffee hour is generously offered by the Preovolos family in honor
of the feast day of Agios Athanasios.
Stewardship 2015 Update - Your Stewardship Committee would like to thank all of you for your
overwhelming response as faithful stewards in 2014. Your generous and diligent efforts last year ensured that
we significantly reduced our budget deficit. It is both exciting and gratifying to see our community joining
hands to support the many services enjoyed by our parishioners. As of January 15th, we have already
received over 200 pledge cards for 2015 and we thank you all for doing so. If you have not yet mailed your
2015 pledge card to the office, please do so today. We respectfully ask that you accept the challenge
to increase your 2014 pledge amount by just 75 dollars from last year and submit your pledge card to the
church office. Finally, we ask each of our families to thoughtfully adopt a plan for regular monthly giving
to support and sustain the monthly obligations of our parish. As we prayerfully work to fulfill our financial
stewardship obligations, let us not forget that we are all equally called to minister to our brothers and sisters
in Christ. In doing so, you proclaim His Word and fulfill His commandments. The Stewardship Committee: Fr.
Andrew Scordalakis, Ben De La Riva, Stewardship Chair, Jim Gilpin, John Kalas, Greg Kostas, Bill Navrides,
Stephen Thiros and Spero Tzathas.
House Blessings During the Season of Epiphany - If you would like to have your home or business
blessed during the season of Epiphany, please call the church office and speak to Fr. Andrew. He will be
blessing homes up until the beginning of the Triodion season (Sunday, February 1, 2015). Thank you.
Ancient Wisdom & Modern Coffee - Sunday School class for adults taught by Michael Kallas, MDiv,
meets on January 25th in the Lounge immediately following the Divine Liturgy for our continued study of The
Roar of a Lion. Come and hear!
Membership Luncheon - You are invited to attend the Annual Philoptochos Membership Luncheon on
Saturday, February 7th at 11 a.m. in the Cypress Room, featuring guest speaker, Presvytera Joy Corona. Call
the church at (619) 297-4165 or email [email protected] for reservations. Contact Soula De La Riva
at (760) 521-0471 or [email protected] for more information.
GOYA – GOYANS please join us for Laser Tag at Ultra Zone (3146 Sports Arena Blvd., Suite 21, SD 92110) on
Saturday, February 7th. Arrive no later than 5:15 pm as the first game begins at 5:45 pm. Second game
will follow at 6:30 pm and then we will grab dinner. Please let us know by February 1st if you are coming as
spaces are limited for this event! GOYA will cover Laser Tag but please bring money for dinner at a nearby
restaurant. RSVP to Bill and Stephanie Navrides at 619-992-6775 or [email protected]
Godparent/Godchild Sunday - Please invite your Godparent or Godchild so you may worship together
next Sunday, January 25th.
Festival Committee Meeting - Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm
Philoptochos Board Meeting - Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 pm
Women of the Word Bible Study (W.O.W.) - Wednesday, January 21st following the Div. Lit.
Choir Rehearsal - Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm
HOPE/JOY Gathering - Friday, January 23rd at 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Today’s Sunday Bulletin is sponsored by Ana Rodica Dinescu, Dinescu-Bostick and Kleinhenz families
in memory of Alexandru Dinescu. May his memory be eternal.

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