You are the Voice of Christ in a Changing World
“As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You”
John 20:21 and the theme of the 2016 Clergy-Laity Congress
Orthodox Christian Stewardship Program
Saint Spyridon Orthodox Church
12307 South Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, Illinois
Dear Saint Spyridon Steward,
The base from which we serve as the Voice of Christ in a Changing World is the parish. A strong parish provides opportunities for sharing the Good News of Christ, for welcoming those that are searching for a spiritual home, and a base from which we are sent out into the world. The parish also provides a place for worship, community and education in the faith. To be stewards of the Gospel, we need to be stewards of our parish. This requires the vision and inspiration to see the parish, not as it is, but as it could be. We are called to offer ourselves and our treasure to make our local church all that is can be.
This is our 100th Anniversary year and we will honor the generations of faith and tradition that have bestowed upon us our beautiful parish. We will celebrate this milestone with a variety of events culminating with the Anniversary Banquet on October 15th, 2017. We hope that with your loving support it will be a memorable and inspiring centennial celebration.
In the meantime, we seek your continued support for all our worthy ministries. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace and generosity. Before completing the enclosed Commitment Card and Information Form, please give prayerful consideration to the commitment you are making. We hope and pray that this year’s stewardship and commitment to our parish will stand worthy of our parish history and the blessings of our patron Saint Spyridon.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Fr. Tilemahos Alikakos, Protopresbyter