Sunday Bulletin February 14th 2016
USHERS: Keith, John G., Cally & Ryan G.
 
TODAY’S ACOLYTE:Team 2
Dean- Captain, Michael K- Asst. Captain
Sebastian, Tino, Fred, Andreas, Alexander

 

COFFEE HOUR SPONSOR: Available

PLEASE WELCOME
FATHER POPTELECAN
& THANK HIM FOR FILLING IN FOR FATHER GARY

The Lord’s Prayer Schedule
As Well as in English & Greek
1st Sunday of the Month: Spanish—Nick Varnava
2nd Sunday of the Month: Arabic—Lucy Morcos
3rd Sunday of the Month: Romanian –Christina Burus
4th Sunday of the Month: Russian—Anya Zmed
5th Sunday of the Month: Only English & Greek




On behalf of the entire Parish Council, we’d like to wish Fr. Gary Kyriacou and our youth the best of luck at FDF as they partake in Folk Dance and Choral Competitions in Anaheim. We are all very proud of you and honored to have you represent St. Demetrios!

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▪Sunday, February 14th
Orthros 9 AM
Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Sunday School After Communion
Happy Valentine's Day

 
▪Monday, February 15th
President's Day

▪Tuesday, February 16th
Paraklesis 6 PM
Orthodox Study 7 PM

▪Wednesday, February 17th
Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts 6:30 PM
Choir 6:30 PM

▪Thursday, February 18th
AHEPA 7 PM


▪Saturday, February 20th
Choir Practice AM
St. Demetrios Clean Up Day 11 AM

 
▪Sunday, February 21st
Orthros 9 AM
Divine Liturgy 10 AM

 
2015 Stewardship Donation Statements
We apologize for the delay in sending 2015 Stewardship Donation Statements and understand their importance in preparing your tax returns. We experienced a vacancy in our Bookkeeper position in December which has been filled by a very qualified individual, Ingrid Poehler. With the much appreciated assistance of Nick Mirras and Ingrid’s hard work, we expect to have the Statements ready for distribution by the end of February. Please contact Dr. Bob Gonzalez, Parish Council Treasurer at 805-987-8895 or Nick Mirras at 818-913-1568 if you have an urgent need or problem. Thank you for your continued patience.

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II CORINTHIANS 6 : 16 — 18; 7:1

 
BRETHREN, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.
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MATTHEW 15 : 21 — 28

 
AT THAT TIME, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.

 

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Orthodox Study Series
NEXT MEETING Tuesday - February 16th
Paraklesis 6 PM & Orthodox Study 7 PM
Topic: The Book of Revelation
Studying Chapters 9 & 10


 
Donor Wall Mock-Up: George Joannou needs to know if there are any family name corrections needed on the wall in the Narthex (by the large Cross). If you need a correction in spelling, your family name is missing or you want to add your family please contact George Joannou by May 31. After that date, the names will be set and our Donor Recognition plaque will be professionally manufactured. Contact George at 805-231-8696 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 


Save the Date Sunday, March 27th
Independence Day of Celebration
Fish Luncheon
After the Divine Liturgy
Here at St Demetrios

Please contact Niki David at 805-444-2827 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
 
 
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Coffee Hour: Please join us for coffee today and greet Father Popelecan. Upcoming coffee hour dates available March 20, April 10 & 17. If you would like to host a coffee hour please contact Jody at 805 402-3696 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have a specific date please book early.

PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO CREATE KOLIVA AND BREAD FOR ARTOKLASIA FOR A PARISHIONER, ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE CONFIRMED AND PAID BY THE PRIOR TUESDAY OF THE DESIRED SUNDAY DATE OR THE REQUEST WILL BE MOVED TO THE NEXT AVAILABLE SUNDAY. COST IS $100 AND IS PAYABLE BY CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARD TO COVER THE LABOR & TIME INVOLVED. IF YOU MAKE AND BRING YOUR OWN KOLIVA THERE IS NO CHARGE. THANK YOU.

Project Mexico Pantry Partners Collection: As I am sure you can imagine when caring for 22 boys, there are many mouths to feed, clothes to wash, and bathrooms to clean to say the least! Please help ensure more than just the survival of these boys and young men. A donation box will be located in the church to collect items on an ongoing basis beginning February 21st. There will be a bulletin insert for supplies on February 21st or go St. Demetrios’ website at www.saintdem.org Please help support the boys by donating any of the items below or financially to this worthy cause! Please contact Tim McGuire at 818-522-8290 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. Thank you all for your generosity and all you do in building hope for these youngsters without families.


2016 St. Demetrios Directory is Coming!! In order to for us to capture your correct information please subscribe online or fill out the paper survey in February’s Myrrh-Bearer or this week’s bulletin insert. The deadline to turn in your information is March 1. Proofs will be available Sundays - April 3, 10 & 17  for review and directories will be available May 1st!

 
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Do you know of a parishioner who is ill that is in need of a visitation? Please contact Father Gary by calling the church office 805-482-1273 or his cell directly 805-443-3376 to notify him of a parishioner that needs a visit or a prayer!

2016 Bible Challenge: Join Father Gary by reading the bible this year! If you can’t be physically fit at least be spiritually fit. Pick up a Bible reading card in the Narthex.

2016 AHEPA Scholarship: Know a child or a grandchild entering college? The AHEPA Family of Ventura County is offering a scholarship! Applications are available in the Narthex. Contact Frank Gankas at 805-390-2909 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Call for Young Adult Singers: The Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Choir of Greater Los Angeles (POYAC) is auditioning new singers! The choir rehearses twice a month on Saturday afternoons at St. Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra. No sight-reading ability necessary, just a love for singingan audition. Auditions are being held by appointment from February 1—February 20. If you are between the ages of 18-35, and would like to schedule an audition, please contact POYAC director Jonny Bruan at 626-284-9100 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
NEXT WEEK-  (February 21st)
USHERS: Keith, John G., Cally & Ryan G.
 
TODAY’S ACOLYTE: Team 3
Gavin - Captain, Michael S. - Asst. Captain
Sean, Christopher, Austin, Myles & Michael
 
COFFEE HOUR SPONSOR: AHEPA

 
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