Welcome to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

The mission of our web site is to provide an instant and accessible forum of information about our parish, its families, our culture and our faith, Orthodox Christianity. It is intended to be educational, informative and spiritual, with the ultimate goal being the spreading of His Word.

We welcome all resident and non-resident Orthodox and non-Orthodox faithful to our church and invite you to join us for altar services, educational programs and events.

St. Demetrios Mission Statement

"To proclaim the Gospel of Christ in the Orthodox Christian Tradition while creating a vibrant, loving, compassionate and supportive community."  

A Simple Prayer from Fr. Zacharies

"Oh Lord my God, I am so ungrateful, yet I am thankful that You are merciful to me!"

Greek School News
Registration is OPEN
   
It is time to register for Greek School!  Children, youth and adult classes available! 
Wednesday Evening Classes Offered 6:30-8:00 pm:  PreK/Kindergarten Classes, Multi Age (7+) Classes and Teen/Adult Classes Levels 1 & 2

Sunday Afternoon Class 12:30-2:00 pm:  Multi Age (7+) only

Spots are limited! Please register here: Greek School Registration 2018-19
Papouthes Group News
Join us Thursday, August 9 at Bay Cafe
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Bay Cafe located at 1900 West Nickerson St at 12:00 noon. . Those that wish to carpool may meet at St. Demetrios at 11:00 am. Please RSVP so we can let the restaurant know how many seats to reserve. Thanks! 
For reservations or questions, please contact Manuel Tramountanas at 206-783-4466 or agapemom@hotmail.com
YAL & OCF Picnic 
Sunday, August 26 at Madison Park
   
All College Students and Young Adults are invited to a Picnic at Madison Park  on Sunday, August 26 from 4 pm to 7 pm.   A variety of sausages will be served along with chips and dip. Please bring your own water, soda and other food or beverages. 
RSVP on the St. Demetrios Facebook page or text 206-660-2779 to say your coming. Feel Free to invite Friends, Look for Us by the Greek Flag and join the Fun  
Volleyball Players Wanted 
Compete in San Jose, CA on October 20, 2018
   
On October 20, 2018, St. Nicholas church in San Jose, CA will host their 14th annual volleyball tournament and We want YOU to represent St. Demetrios. Anyone can play! 
We are looking to form 2-4 teams in the following categories: 
GOYA (14 - 18 years old); Young Adults (18 - 35); and Adults (35 and older) 
Contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504 to participate.
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Greek Dance News
Practice starts August 27 for returning dancers
   
All returning dancers will start practice on Monday, August 27th, in preparation for the st. Demetrios Festival.  There will only be 2 practices before the festival and returning dancers will dance with last years group.  If you are planning on dancing at the festival, its important that you attend both practices.  
New Dancers will start after the festival on Monday, September 24th.
Yiayias & Friends Luncheon
Thursday, September 6 location to be announced
   
The next Yiayias & Friends luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 6 location announced soon.  Time is 11:30 a.m.  
For reservations or questions, please contact Mary Damascus, preferably by email at mndamascus@comcast.net or 509-951-2975.
Everyone is welcome--you don't have to be a Yiayia to join us!!!
Sunday School News
Registration opens September 9, Classes begin September 23
   
Congratulations to our Outstanding Attendance Recipients for 2017-2018. 
Each child was recognized at the awards presentation on June 3, 2018 and received a certificate for $100 tuition to an Orthodox camp or $50 for the St. Demetrios Bookstore. 

Outstanding Attendance Recipients: 

Pre-School/Pre-Kindergarten: Will Goodrich, Dominic Karagiorgos, John SfekasKindergarten: Athena Manolopoulos 
1st Grade: Anastasia Karagiorgos 
2nd Grade: Xaviar Karagiorgos 
3rd Grade: Alexandra Karagiorgos, Stephen Sfekas 
4th Grade: Chloe Daoura, Anthony Sitaras 
6th Grade: Katerina Sitaras 
8/9th Grade: Noreen Bayouk 
High School: Christina Bayouk, Joseph Dumont 

Sunday School registration: September 9, 2018, small hall following Liturgy. Please note that a child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2018 to register this year.

  CLICK HERE for our Sunday School 2018/2019 Registration forms. 
Classes begin: September 23, 2018
PROMOTE the Festival on SOCIAL MEDIA 
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The Boutique needs Handmade Items
 
Attention all Crafters, Jewelry Makers, Knitters, Painters, Paper Crafters, Etc...
Its time to start thinking about the church festival.  The Boutique is low on handmade items and needs your help.
Contact Julie Legeros, Boutique Chair, at 206-790-0439 to help.
Youth and Teens needed to Volunteer for the Festival Youth Booth!
We Need YOU to sell candy, run games and have fun at the festival Youth Booth! 
The following shifts are available. 
  • Friday, September 14th: 11 am to 4 pm or 4 pm to 9 pm 
  • Saturday, September 15th: 9:30 am to 2 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm or 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Sunday, September 16h: 11 am to 3:30 pm or 3:30 pm to 8 pm 
Contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504 to volunteer for the Festival Youth Booth!
This & That Shop News
 
Preparations for Festival 2018 have begun!  Sunday School has wrapped up for the year, and  a big "Thank You" goes out to Paula Macris for arranging to have the chairs moved out of the back classrooms for us.

I would like to ask the different  groups that use room 110 to please store or remove items so they are out of the way and safely stored while we prep.

Having chaired the "This and That" Shop, for a few years now,  I have a delicate request to make.  I realize that our items come from a number of sources; when children were little, downsizing our homes,  and some from the estates of our parishioners and friends.  I recognize that many of these items represent fond memories.  I respectfully ask that if items are chipped, soiled, broken etc., please give those items a good thought, a kiss or even shed a tear, but then please dispose of them at your home.  I know it's easier to put items in a box and bring them to church, but please, the ladies spend so much time doing extra work already  and when the church dumpster sees me coming, it turns green!
 
 I wish you all good health, good humor and Kala Erga!
Contact Mary, This & That Chair, at msmaryxmac@aol.com to help.
 
Deli help needed before and during the festival
The Festival Deli is looking for help pricing items, bagging olives, and cutting cheese before the festival and Cashiers during the festival. 
Contact Steve Manos at 303-898-2591 to help. 
Price Items -Sunday, August 26 after church 
Bagging Olives - Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 am till done 
Cutting Cheese - Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 am until finished 
Cashiers - All Shifts and days during the Festival
Bookstore News
Volunteer at the Bookstore during the Festival

With the festival right around the corner, volunteers are needed to set up the bookstore which will be located in the Fr. Homer Library. This entails moving the library inventory to the bookstore and the bookstore inventory to the library. 
St. Demetrios Bookstore 
Family Focus - Saturday, September 29
A monthly meeting for our families with children 12 and younger

All Families with children 12 and younger are invited to an evening of Fun, Faith and Family Activities. Please join us in the small hall on Saturday, September 29th from 5 to 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend vespers at 5 pm then join us for dinner at 6 pm followed by a great family activity!
2018 Church Directory
Digital Version Available
 
A digital version of the 2018 Church Directory is available for all stewards. For more information, visit http://www.saintdemetrios.com/stewardship/directory
Complete your 2018 Stewardship Commitment ONLINE.

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Reminder:
ALL compostable coffee cups (see picture) need to be thrown away in the Compost Bins at our Church.   

Every Sunday the trash bin is filled with paper cups that can be composted.  It saves the Church loads of money to switch from garbage to compost.

Compost bins are GREEN.  Please throw paper towels, paper cups, paper plates and food leftovers in the compost bins.   If it isn't Plastic or Metal or Glass...we must compost it.