3 THE SHEPHERD • OCTOBER 2021 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3: 2nd Sunday of St. Luke Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Corinthians 4:6-15 ✟ Gospel : Luke 6:31-36 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10: 3rd Sunday of St. Luke Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Corinthians 6:1-10 ✟ Gospel : Luke 7:11-16 SUNDAY, OCT 17: Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Titus 3:8-15 ✟ Gospel : Luke 8:5-15 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24: 6th Sunday of St. Luke Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Corinthians 9:6-11 ✟ Gospel : Luke 8:26-39 TUESDAY, OCT 26: St. Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer At Saint Spyridon G.O.C. Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Timothy 2:1-10 ✟ Gospel : John 15:17-27; 16:1-2 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31: 5th Sunday of St. Luke Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Corinthians 11:31-33;12:1-9 Gospel : Luke 16:19-31 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 2 WOMEN OF THE WORD 1 FR. ANDREW Greetings Friends of the Choir, Happy Fall Ya’ll, as they say. I can’t believe another year is almost over. Where does the time go? Choir is up and running, so stay tuned… We will be with you this month. We are making sure that we are following all guidelines from the Parish, County and the CDC to keep everyone safe. For more than 20 years, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has designated the rst Sunday of October as National Church Music Sunday. On this day we honor and celebrate the contributions of church musicians from throughout the par- ishes of our Archdiocese. I want to personally thank our choir members, both adult and youth, psalti, Deacon Michael, and Fr. An- drew who serve our parish through the hymnology of our church. Please take a moment and thank everyone for their hard work, love and sup- port. ank you Michael H . and Mi- chael B . for your countless hours of chanting during this pandemic. We appreciate you! We want to wish everyone a very Happy Fall and may our Lord con- tinue to keep us safe. In Harmony, Katherine Loukatos Meck Choir Master NEWS LOFT FROM THE 40-DAY BLESSINGS SEP 19: Giorgia Niurka Daughter of Dimitrios & Niurka Harocopos SEP 26: Nikolaos Son of Emmanuel & Reyhaneh Sifakis DEATHS AUG 6: William (Billy) Nicholas Demos 58 years old MEMORIALS SEP 19: Christos Spyridonidis 7 years OCT 3: William (Billy) Nicholas Demos 40 days OCT 24: Maria Giannos 6 months John Giannos 15 years STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE We, the Stewardship Committee of Saint Spyridon, rst and foremost, would once again like to say “thank you” for your continuing support of our stewardship ministry. As we near the end of 2021 we are on a strong nancial footing because of your generosity stewardship giving. So, again, THANK YOU! And further, as we enter the month of October 2021, we all face the same political, economic and health issues which can roil us emotionally, spiritually and physically: but, in this moment, our beloved church, St. Spyridon, continues to be a beacon of hope and an ark which shepherds us to calmer seas every day. us, we are thankful and blessed to have one another com- munally and spiritually week in and week out. is is precious and irreplaceable gi to each of us. You know this intuitively when you attend the divine services of the Church: little else provides the sense of peace and encouragement following the celebration of the morning Orthros, the Divine Liturgy and time in fellowship with fellow members in our church hall. e Stewardship Committee respectfully reminds you to once again to take a moment to ful ll your pledged com- mitment for 2021 so we can continue to move forward in a strong nancial position to meet the new year with all of its challenges and joys. On behalf of the Parish Council, the Stewardship Committee once again says “thank you” and God bless you during this extraordinary time. Sincerely, John Kalas, Fr. Andrew Scordalakis Stewardship Chair Parish Priest shoe from your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy.’” (Jos.5:15) Just as He guided them, so we pray that He may also guide us in our dai- ly walk in Christ. Amen. If you would like to learn more about our group, contact (call or text) Su- san Miserlis at 619-243-9864 or email susanmiserlis@gmail.com With Love in Christ, + e Women of the Word Bible Study Group WEDDINGS SEP 4: Michelle Cunnane & Alexander Kazes Koumbaros: James Mitsios Koumbara: Elaina Kazes – at the very least – to the Sunday Orthros and Divine Liturgy, which allows us to press upon Christ and to hear His word . en, upon hear- ing His Word responding according- ly to it in praise and worship with a thankful heart and mind within the Ekklesia / the Church / the body of Christ all together as one. +A e choir wishes Bill Demos, John Kiriazi, George Scarvelis, and Akrive Stathakis a very blessed birthday. We love you! Να τα εκατοστίσετε!