Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Stewardship


Rev. Fr. Gary Kyriacou

2018 St. Demetrios Parish Council

Joanne Mirras Knauss - President

Ted Sidiropoulos - Vice President

Patrice Wheeler - Secretary

Nick Mirras - Co-Treasurer

Chris Pulos - Co-Treasurer

Bo Halamandaris

Cally Pantages

Jenny Nelson

Linda Peters

Lynn Mikelatos

Mandee Sanderson

St. Demetrios Philoptochos Irini Chapter Board Members

Pam Gonzalez - President

Susan Valle - 1st Vice Pres

Nancy Jassak - 2nd Vice Pres

Deb Greanias - Recording Secretary

Nathalie Habbash - Corresponding Secretary

Cally Pantages - Assistant Corresponding Secretary

Monique Joannou - Treasurer

Mary Freeth - Asst Treasurer

Martha Poulos - Advisor

Jody Brown - Member

Lisa Hartley - Member

Danka Schmidt - Member


Agape Building Campaign Committee

George Joannou - Chairman

Sandra Arline

Minos Athanasiades

Mary Freeth


Office Staff

Candice Schaefer - Administrative

Ingrid Poehler - Parish Bookkeeper



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Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Sanctify Sundays


We need to sanctify Sunday mornings. We have allowed other entities to sneak in and snatch the sacredness of Sunday mornings from us. When Divine Liturgy is not the priority on Sunday morning, and we allow sporting events, science projects, and undone chores from earlier in the week keep us from worshipping, we are sending the wrong message to our youth.


The Church community and the weekly practice of liturgy is to strengthen and encourage us to face the challenges that lay ahead. It would be great if no one endured pain or suffering in life. If only we could wrap ourselves in bubble wrap to never scrap a knee, twist an ankle, or suffer other tragedies. Truth be told, none of us sit and wait for the storm to hit, it just comes. How prepared will we be?


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