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!"

 

GOYAns celebrate Mom at annual Mother's Day Breakfast

Our GOYAns made and served breakfast for our moms as well as distributing roses to our mothers as they entered church. We hope everyone enjoyed the day!
 
Thank you to our wonderful teens for a job well done!  Thank you to Nicholas Babington, Christina & Noreen Bayouk, Joseph Dumont, Emily Raissis, Henry & Michalis Shinas and Demetre Teodosiadis.  Thanks also to Steve Stanos for cooking pancakes!  
St. Demetrios Auction Meeting
Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm in the Fr. Homer Library 
2018 St. Demetrios Auction 
Donate an Item - Register for the Event!
 
Item Donation.  We are looking for donated items for the silent and live portions of the 2018 Twilight Auction.
Can you donate Seahawks tickets, a week at your vacation home, your specialty dinner or party hosted in your home, concert tickets, or airline tickets? These are just a few of the big money makers we have had in our live auction.  We are also looking for fun smaller items for the silent auction like restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets (garden, kids fun, happy hour), jewelry, and spa/salon services.  Paper donation forms are available at church or you can you enter your donation item info here with our easy online form: https://saintdemetrios.ejoinme.org/items Thank you!
Registration.  Invitations have been mailed, but you can register online at  https://saintdemetrios.ejoinme.org/registration
  • Stargazer Sponsorship: $1,250 for Table of 8, VIP seating 4 bottles of wine, chocolates, advertising on auction webpage and in event catalog 
  • Eventide Sponsorship: $1,000 for table of 8, 2 bottles of wine, chocolates, advertising on auction webpage and recognition at the event
  • Tickets: $80
  • Registration closes June 1st - so don't delay! It is going to be a terrific night! Raffle, games, wine pull, dessert dash, photo booth!
Questions? Want to know more?  
Check out our FAQ:Contact Auction Chair, Margo Christophilis  (206) 963-5525 or 
or Vicky Christianson at vasilikixc@comcast.net.
Dance Group News
Folklife Festival, May 25-28
 
The dance ministry is partnering with AHEPA at Folklife Festival this year. What a fun way to bring our community together and share our Greek culture with others, in addition to raising some funds to support both organizations. AHEPA has been doing this for many, many years, but this is the first time we are doing it together. Let's all work together to support each other ..... we need lots of hands helping during this fun event (and what a great way for kids to get community service hours for school). Please sign up now and reserve your spot:  http://signup.seattleahepa.com/
Orthodox Missions News
Thank You Coin Box Collectors
 
The funds collected by OCMC Coin Boxes will help...
  • Send 24 short-term mission teams to 9 countries that we hope will minister to the needs of nearly 7,000 people;
  • Support 24 long-term missionaries that are teaching in schools and seminaries, leading youth groups, providing family and substance abuse counseling, translating liturgical texts, and teaching the Faith in 7 countries;
  • Administer over 30 philanthropic projects that will provide classrooms, homes for orphans, healthcare, and opportunities for self-support in 12 countries;
  • Support 376 Orthodox clergy in 16 countries who dedicate themselves to providing pastoral leadership to their communities and take Orthodoxy to new ones;
  • Support Orthodox seminaries and theological schools around the world train new priests, catechists, and future Church leaders.
It's not too late to support the Orthodox Missions with your spare change; feel free to
pick up a coin box at the OCMC table (located in the hallway just outside the Church
Bookstore); boxes can be returned to the Sunday School Office anytime this year.

For more information on the work of the OCMC, visit www.ocmc.org  or call 
877-GO-FORTH (877-463-6784) 
Festival News
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.
 
2018 Festival Dates:  September 14, 15, 16
 
All Saints Camp 2018 
Registration closes on June 1.  Register Here
Family Paint Night
 Saturday, June 2

All families are invited to our next Family HOPE & JOY Event, FAMILY PAINT NIGHT!

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd in the small hall at 5 pm.  Cost is $10 per person and includes snacks and all painting supplies.

All ages are welcome and 
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Please RSVP!  Contact Lefteris Sitaras to participate.
Sunday School Carnival & Last Day of Classes
 Sunday, June 3

Our last day of classes are Sunday, June 3rd.  Get ready for another fun day of food, games, pony rides and more at our annual Sunday School Carnival!

Volunteers needed for the carnival!  Contact Lefteris Sitaras to help out!
Mommy & Me
Next meeting Sunday, June 3
Orthodox Connections
Next Meeting Sunday, June 3 at Holy Apostles, 4:30 pm.
Follow Orthodox Connections on Facebook, a ministry for our teens and young adults.
Yiayias & Friends Luncheon
Join us on Thursday, June 7
   
The next Yiayias & Friends luncheon will be on Thursday, June 7 at Voula's Good Eats.  The restaurant is located at 4306 228th St. SW in Mountlake Terrace.  Time is 11:30 a.m.  The restaurants appreciate knowing how many to expect so they can adequately accommodate us. 
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!!!
 
Fantastic Opportunity for Greek-American Students 
Heritage America Application Deadline, June 8

NHS Heritage America Program

 Eligibility:
  • Enrolled undergraduate college student of Greek-American descent
  • Age 18-26
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Provision of physician's letter confirming ability to participate
How to Apply:
For more information about Heritage America and to apply, please click here.
Bookstore News
Celebrate Dads and Grads with a special gift

Get your grad ready for the new chapter of their life with a variety of small, practical items that easily fit in purses, backpacks and dorm rooms and are suitable for busy lifestyles. Ideas include Hear Me: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Young Adults, a St. Demetrios or Guardian Angel prayer card or one of the many colored komboskini, handmade in Greece. 
The bookstore has a variety of items that your dad, godfather or grandfather will enjoy.  Our books cover a variety of topics such as spirituality, social issues and teachings about saints and elders.  There are also new keychains and diptychs, which are great for the dad on the go. 
Whether you're staying home or traveling this summer, it's a great time to relax with a good book.  Our teen and children's sections have been refreshed with an assortment of books including Diamonds on the Bosphorus and We Pray.  There are also activity books and coloring books to help little ones learn about the Orthodox faith.

St. Demetrios Bookstore 
Contact Auction Chair, Margo Christophilis  
(206) 963-5525 or margomba@hotmail.com
or Vicky Christianson at vasilikixc@comcast.net.
Papouthes Group News
Join us Thursday, June 14
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Acropolis Pizza and Pasta located at 500 central way Kirkland , WA 98033 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
Father's Day Breakfast
Sunday, June 17
 
Join our GOYAns as they celebrate DAD with a brand new tie for our dads as they enter church and a homemade breakfast following Liturgy.

Join our GOYAns on Sunday, June 17th as they celebrate DAD with ties for our Fathers as they enter church and a homemade breakfast following Liturgy. Free Will Donations Accepted. 

Join us after breakfast for a Father/Son or Daughter Pinball Tournament at Another Castle Arcade located at 23303 Highway 99 in Edmonds.  Cost for the tournament is $5 per team of 2 plus quarters for games.  We will play a special split flipper tournament where each team member plays on a flipper.  Please  RSVP for the Tournament.
 
Visit St. John's Monastery in Goldendale
Sunday, June 24

Plans are in the making for a trip to St John's Monastery in Goldendale, WA on Sunday, June 24th and everyone is invited to join us!
 
 
The bus would leave church at 6:00am and return late in the afternoon. If enough people sign up we hope to get the cost around $40/person. The trip will only take place ONLY IF we get enough participants. 
 
If you would like to go please contact Vicki Pallis at 206-948-2922 or Vicki@pallis.net
 
For more information about St. John's visit https://stjohnmonastery.org/
2018 Church Directory
Digital Version Available
 
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.
H e l p  u s  C o m p o s t  a t  S t .  D e m e t r io s

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.