3 THE SHEPHERD • JULY 2020 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO SUNDAY, JULY 5: 4th Sunday of St. Matthew Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2 ✟ Gospel : Matthew 8:5-13 SUNDAY, JULY 12: 5th Sunday of St. Matthew Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Romans 10:1-10 ✟ Gospel : Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1 SUNDAY, JULY 19: Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Titus 3:8-15 ✟ Gospel : Matthew 5:14-19 SUNDAY, JULY 26: 7th Sunday of St. Matthew Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5 ✟ Gospel : Matthew 9:27-35 one. The team worked a to renovate the storage area ation started with demolition he supply roomwalls.Post that, as lined-up, creating a bigger, graded andmore economical helving and s/s tables.We still atwe plan to complete in the k to the following (yes,we took ks: Spero Tzathas,Mike Platis, d AnthonyKyriakidis. Finally,a effort tokeepourstorage room rying tonot leavepersonalstuff η ανακαίνηση της αποθήκης υ δούλεψε σκληρά ελπίζει να την τάξη, λειτουργικότητα, και , που όντως εξυπηρετεί όλους Dear Friends of the Choir, Happy Summer! e choir misses all of you and hopes to return to sing God’s praises some- time in the near future. We pray that you and your families are well and healthy. If any parishioner is in need of any- thing, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us. We will continue to pray for all our faithful and our Country! Be safe, be well! Singing His Praises, Katherine Loukatos Meck Choir Master DIVINE SERVICES DEATHS MAY 15: Ioannis Roger Pourteymour 78 years old NEWS LOFT FROM THE MEMORIALS On Sunday, June 21, our initial “Return to our Sanctuary” was dedicated to our high school graduates and their families and everything went very well without any di culty. Everyone arrived and departed safely and were thus able to enjoy a rewarding worship experience. ank you to our Return Committee and those “on the ground” who dedicated themselves to our health and safety. Congratulations to our high school graduates and their families. We invite you all now to make your reservation and to please join us for the divine services of the Church. Our reservation process is quick and easy and your opportunity begins each Monday and will close at the end of each ursday. is will allow time for our reservation team to plot everyone in their pew spaced apart at six feet of physical distance. So, until further notice, you can make your reservation to participate in the divine services of the Church by clicking on the “reservation” link on our website http://www.stspyridon.org Please arrive no later than 9:30 am on Sunday mornings to allow ample time for the “check-in process” so that everyone is in their assigned pew by 9:50 AM (the beginning of the Doxology). You may also arrive earlier (during the Orthos service) if you wish. Our Return team will be at the church by 8:30 to help you move quickly through our check-in process and to answer any questions you may have. only to see one another, but to see Christ in one another. At the Holy Pentecost service last month, during the kneeling prayers we heard how the Holy Spirit is the divine gi to the full diversity of humanity and a calm haven of the storm-tossed, and so we prayed to the physician and healer of our souls: “Encompass us with Your holy Angels; arm us with the weapons of Your righteousness; fortify us within Your truth; make Your strength our garri- son, spare us all adverse circumstanc- es and all assaults of the adversary.” May it be so for all of us! With Love in the Holy Trinity, Fa- ther, Son, and Holy Spirit, + e Women of the Word Bible Study Group 2 WOMEN OF THE WORD JUN 21: Ioannis Roger Pourteymour 40 days RETURN TO OUR SANCTUARY