St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!
"The St. John Chrysostom Community Hall and related facilities are owned and operated as an integral part of the ministries of St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, and are subject to the traditions, dogmas and Holy Canons of the Greek Orthodox Faith. We reserve the right to reject any request for the use of any such facilities. In addition, any uses that violate any applicable laws, ordinances, regulations or statutes are expressly prohibited."
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ST. JOHN'S NEWS&ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUNDAY SERVICES ARE FROM 9 AM TO 11:15 AM
Orthros 9 am and Divine Liturgy 10 am
Sunday School is after Communion
GREAT LENT BEGINS MONDAY 2/27/2017
Saturday 2/25 is 2nd Saturday of Souls Service at 10 am
Friday 3/3 is First Salutations of the Holy Theotokos at 6:30 pm followed by pot luck dinner
IRENE CRIST OBITUARY - May her Memory be Eternal
Irene Crist, beloved, mother, grandmother and great grandmother of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22nd. She was 93 years old.
Irene was born, January 14th, 1924 in Weirton West Virginia, the daughter of Theodora and Louis Chaldares. On June, 27, 1948 she married Christo James Crist and they had four children. After moving to Florida they began Crist Construction. Together they became one of the original founding families of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Pierce, building the sanctuary in 1961. Soon after, Christo passed away, leaving Irene to raise their 4 children. She continued in the construction business successfully and became a prominent female business woman in the Fort Pierce area, a member of the Florida Realtors Association and Director of American Pioneer Bank. Irene served on the Board of the Salvation Army and the Red Cross and was President and an active member of the Saint Nicholas Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) throughout her life. Of all of her accomplishments, Irene was most proud of raising and educating her four children. Irene was best known for her beautiful smile which she wore until her last day.
Irene is survived by her children, Dr. Virginia Crist of Boca Raton, FL, Doris Menexis of Jupiter, FL and husband Mike, Denise Alman of Boca Raton, FL and husband Steven, and Jim Crist of Fort Pierce, FL and wife Linda. Her seven grandchildren are Christina Christakis and husband George, Jennifer Lipofsky and husband Steve, Stephanie, Ashley and Ryan Alman, Anthony and Nicole Crist, and two great grandchildren, John Christakis and Emma Lipofsky.
A funeral service will be held at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2525 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL on Saturday, February 25th
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2525 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or Alzheimer’s Association at Alz.org
ANNUAL FASHION SHOW SPONSRED BY PHILOPTOCHOS
Saturday, 3/18/17 at Mariner Sands, $40 person
SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 3/15 after Divine Liturgy
FESTIVAL DANCERS UPCOMING PERFORMANCE
Martin Memorial South Nursing Home, 2 pm
Next meeting TBD
Plentiful Harvest Ministry LAHIA
Please join in on serving in the near future.
Thank you to everyone that cooks, transports and serves our less fortunate neighbors at LAHIA. May God bless you all for the service you offer!
EXPLORING THE BILE
To be held at Mary Lavidas and Barbara's home 7:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday, 3/2
Classes will begin after receiving Holy Communion.
Our Philoptochos is participating in the ‘Blessings & Backpacks’ ministry. Every Friday, volenteers from St. John’s will meet to pack food for the weekend into backpacks for 35 students at Hobe Sound Elementary School every weekend. Please see Connie Monsma or Diana Palaskas to offer your time to this worthwhile ministry.
SEE ABOVE INFO
Our Philoptochos is offering RADA Cutlery and Kitchen products to raise funds for their Outreach & Philanthropy projects! Please see any Philoptochos member to view a catalog of these items.
Rada Cutlery is 100% American Made - raw materials and construction!
Please call Church office to schedule
YOUR PARISH COUNCIL OFFICERS
We are pleased to announce the Officers of our 2016 Parish Council:
President - Mary Parasco
Vice President - Perry Bakas
Treasurer - Kostas Palaskas
Secretary - Currently Vacant
Financial Secretary - Currently Vacant
CATECHETICAL (SUNDAY) SCHOOL UPDATE
Our Sunday School classes will be taught by:
Pre-K, K & 1st Grade
Grades 2-5 (Connie Monsma)
Grades 6-8 (Evi Deslis)
A sign-up sheet for teachers will be available after Liturgy. Please contact Jodie Reams to volunteer to help out with teaching our youth!
If you have not yet offered your Stewardship this year, we humbly ask that you bring your Stewardship Card with you to church and offer it to God as your commitment 2016.
Please pray and ask God to guide your heart as you make your pledge for the upcoming year. Your offerings make possible the work of the Church and pay for our operational costs and our mortgage. We need everyone's help to support our Church.
STEWARDS FOR 2016
(as of 09/29/2016)
64 Family Committments
We will have a sign up sheet in the Narthex for those in our community who would like to learn to read/intone the Epistle, in either Greek or English. Please contact Church office to sign up!
We are in need of prosfora bakers! Please sign up for a Sunday to provide the prosforo for our parish. If you would like to learn to bake prosfora, please contact Church office to arrange a lesson.
Please contact Evi Deslis if you have any questions.
Phone: (720) 840-1368
2016 ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL
Topics, Tips & Resources are now available!
Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level and is divided into three divisions:
Elementary Division (local festival only) for students in grades 4–6
Junior Division for students in grades 7–9
Senior Division for student in grades 10–12
For more information, please see Chairperson Maggy Tsouchlis or Church office.
District Retreat – “Training Camp” - was well atteded by our GOYA in 2015 at
St. Andrew, Kendall (S. Miami)
Please check with Church office for scheduling of Bible Studies.
Enhancing our Liturgical Life:
St. John's offers Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm. Great Vespers are not performed during the Summer. TBA.
This beautiful worship service marks the beginning of the 'Lord's Day' with the setting of the sun, and sets our hearts on a path of prayer and preparation for the coming of the Divine Liturgy which follows after the 'Son' rises!
We encourage you to attend services with us each Sunday:
Orthros - 9 AM - 10 AM
Divine Liturgy - 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Youth Sunday School dismisses after Holy Communion.
Join us after services for our Agape Hour where we would love to meet you!
With fear of God, faith and love, draw near!
SATURDAY VESPERS have resumed, St. John's Vespers are usually held Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Greek School and Sunday School are seeking Teachers. Please contact Evi Deslis for Greek School at 720-840-1368
Please contact Connie Monsma for Sunday School at 772-263-6764