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 & ANNOUNCEMENT
Please make plans to be here on Sunday, November 13 for our Fall Parish Assembly, which will follow after Divine Liturgy.
Sunday School for Pre-K through 2nd Grade will begin on Sunday, September 18. Students are asked to sit in the front row and class will begin after receiving Holy Communion.
Catechism and Bible Study for our older children (Grades 3-12) takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
Fr. Gregory will be out of town from Tues, Oct. 18 – Thurs, October 20 attending the Metropolis Clergy Syndesmos at the Diakonia Retreat Center.
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.
No Catechism Class
There will not be Catechism Thursday evening, October 20, as Fr. Gregory will be out of town.
Making A Differenece
Joining the National Philoptochos Society initiative to ‘Make A Difference” in our local communities. During the month of October, they plan to ‘Make a Difference’ in our community by holding a dry dog and cat food drive and donating this pet food to our local animal shelters.
Drop off any donations of dry dog and cat food, blankets and pet toys here at St. John’s by October 22. Please direct any questions to Jodie Reams.
Plentiful Harvest Ministry
Thank you to everyone who helped cook, transport and serve at LAHIA this past Tuesday.
2017 GREEK FESTIVAL
St. John’s 2017 Greek Festival will be held January 19-22, 2017!
Chairperson: Steve Pappas.
Sales of advertisements in our 'Visitor's Guide' has begun... Please see Saadia Tsaftarides to pick up Advertising/Sponsorship forms. this is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure for our parish and provide advertising for our friends and neighbors!
AHEPA CHAPTER 479
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner
Saturday October 15th
6 PM - 1OPMClarion Hotel 1200 South East Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994 Telephone 888-942-5786
Price -$25 * Under 15 yrs old - $15 * Under 7 yrs old -free
Price includes: Salad, Pork Gordon Bleu or Baked Haddock with lobster bisque. Served with, green beans, rice pilaf. Soft drinks desert and coffee.
Our guest of Honor and this year’s recipient is:
RSVP by October 9th 2016 by contacting:
Kostas Palaskas at 603-858-1033 or John Tsouchlis at 772-263-1561.
There will be auctions and all the proceeds will go towards our scholarship fund.
If you cannot make the dinner but would still would like to support the cause
Please make check or money order to AHEPA 479 and send to:
Nicholas T. Siggelakis 102 Goldfish Lane, Jupiter, Fl 33477 [Cell 561-512-2024]
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!
Fr. Gregory will be visiting parishioners’ homes and business to bless them. To schedule a day and time, please contact either:
Fr. Gregory: Connie Monsma:
(Cell) 772-475-4639 (Cell) 772-263-6764
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 (Presbytera Tara)
Grades 2-5 (Connie Monsma)
Grades 6-8 (Evi Deslis)
High School (Fr. Gregory)
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 Fr. Gregory 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 Fr. Gregory 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 Fr. Gregory.
District Retreat – “Training Camp” - was well atteded by our GOYA in 2015 at
St. Andrew, Kendall (S. Miami)
Please check with Fr. Gregory 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!
The Holy Protection of the Theotokos; Holy Martyrs Terrence and Eunice; Our Righteous Father Steven the Sabbaite; Arsenios and Athanasios of Androusa in Messenia, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Angelis, Manuel, George, & Nicholas, New Martyrs of Crete; Rostislav, the Great Illumined Duke of Moravia
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