3 THE SHEPHERD • OCTOBER 2020 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4: 2nd Sunday of Saint Luke Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1 ✟ Gospel : Luke 6:31-36 SUN., OCT. 11: Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Titus 3:8-15 ✟ Gospel : Luke 8:5-15 SUN., OCT. 18: Sunday of Saint Luke the Evangelist Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Colossians 4:5-11, 14-18 ✟ Gospel : Luke 10:16-21 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25: 6th Sunday of Saint Luke Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 1:11-19 ✟ Gospel : Luke 8:26-39 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 DIVINE SERVICES DEATHS AUG 29: A.L. Sarantinos 92 years old SEP 1: Ted Platis 65 years old SEP 8: Voula Floros 89 years old SEP 11: Mary Gikas 87 years old SEP 16: Christine Harrison Schildmeyer 51 years old BAPTISMS SEP 5: Maria Ele heria Gozum Godparents: Kostantinos and Shauna Sarras SEP 5: Elias Emmanouel Haddad Godfather: Elias Sfakianakis MEMORIALS 40-DAY BLESSINGS OCT 4: Elias George Koutros Son of George and Kayte Koutros WEDDINGS SEP 20: Christina Vassos & Ryan Neillo Koumbara: Nicole Vassos 2 WOMEN OF THE WORD SEP 6: Tula Cavadias 1 year SEP 20: Litsa Panos 3 years SEP 27: Spyridon Lolis 6 months OCT 4: Stephanie Navrides 3 months Dear Friends of the Choir, is year our Archdiocese com- memorates National Church Music Sunday on October 4th, the Sunday a er the Feast Day of St. Romanos, patron saint of church musicians. is day is set aside to recognize the work of the church musicians in lo- cal parishes. is year we nd ourselves in un- usual circumstances and unusual re- strictions of celebrations due to the Pandemic. All our church musicians play a vital role in the liturgical life of our church. e ministry of music is an essential part of our religious life. rough our hymns, we worship the Lord, our God! We give thanks as we ask for blessings, we renew our faith, and we express the joy of Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Our parishioners who contribute to our year-round music program and who deserve our thanks for a job well done include: Our Adult Choir, Youth Choir, Chanters, Organist, our Deacon and Priest. When you see any of these people, please tell them how much you appreciate their gi to our parish. Here is a beautiful prayer I would like to leave our church musicians with: Bless us, O Lord, Your servants, who minister in Your Church; Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, we may practice and show forth in our lives. For unto You we o er glory, to the Fa- ther, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen! Singing His Praises, Katherine Loukatos Meck Music Master NEWS LOFT FROM THE to distinguish these from ones done out of self-interest. We are all grateful to God to be able to reconnect even “from afar” and know that nothing can “separate us from the love of Christ.” (Romans 8:35-39) If you would like to learn more about our group, contact (call or text) Susan Miserlis at 619-243-9864 or email susanmiser- lis@gmail.com . With Love in Christ, + e Women of the Word Bible Study Group Coming Soon! A Taste of Greek Christmas Let the Ladies of Philoptochos do your holiday baking while you support our many ministries. Stay tuned for information about pre-ordering delicious Greek pastries.