Tue, 1 Sep 2009

Message from Saint Stefanos Outreach Ministry

Dear friend of Saint Stefanos,

This is the second email from Saint Stefanos’ Outreach Ministry. We hope you find value, faith and love through these communications. Please share with your friends and encourage anyone interested in being added to our email list to send a request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Attached is an audio file of Rev. Fr. John Bociu’s Sunday sermon. Please bear with us as the quality of the recording suffered some "technical difficulties". We should have issue resolved on Sunday. Click here for the sermon.

Please keep in mind, many on this email have children, Godchildren, nieces, nephews and friends off away attending college. If you would like to have them added to this email, please let us know. You can reach us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This could be a great way to keep them in touch with our faith.

And we would like to welcome the many newcomers whom we've added to our distribution list. Thanks to those who have shared this communication with others.

Lastly, if you have any news you would like to share with the St. Stefanos community, or ideas and opportunities for the Outreach Ministry to improve, we welcome your suggestions. Thanks and have a wonderful week.

We hope to see you this coming Sunday,
Saint Stefanos Outreach Ministry


  • Sunday Services - 8:15AM Orthros, 9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • Wednesday, September 2nd – Adult Bible Study resumes
  • Sunday, September 13th – Sunday School/Youth Ministries registration
  • Sunday, September 20th – Sunday School begins
  • Sunday, October 4th – Flu Shots provided by Walgreen’s after Divine Liturgy in Doncedy Hall
  • Saturday, November 7th – St. Stefanos’ Fall Dance/Silent Auction

Sunday, November 8th- Godparent's Sunday

For specific information on the above events, contact the Church directly or reply back with your question.

DID YOU KNOW...You can receive the Daily Epistle and Gospel Reading each day via email or even on your Facebook page? Simply visit www.goarch.org to learn more.

Gospel Reading from Sunday, August 30th, 2009


The reading is from Matthew 19:16-26

At that time, a young man came up to Jesus, kneeling and saying,” Good Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" And he said to him, "Why do you call me good? One there is who is good. Ifyou would enter life, keep the commandments." He said to him,” Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself." The young man said to him, "All these I have observed; what do I still lack?" Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." When the disciples’ heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

(C) 2009 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Outreach Ministry - Saint Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church
Rev. Fr. John Bociu, Presbyter

3600 76th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: 727-345-8235
Fax: 727-345-8286

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Web: www.ststefanos.org