TODAY - FEBRUARY 28th
USHERS: George M, Tom, Deb & Bo
 
TODAY’S ACOLYTE: Team 4
Jacob - Captain, Nicholas - Asst. Captain
Alex, Andreas, Alexander, Peyton & Zachary
 
COFFEE HOUR SPONSOR:
Walt Zmed & Anya Zemliakova

Memorial: Walt Zmed & Anya Zemliakova Family

Walt's Parents
Presbytera Persida Zmed - 1 Year
Very Reverend Father George Zmed

Anya's Grandparents
Valentina Zemliakova and Vasiliy Zemliakova

Anna Galanis Alexiades’ Mother
Eleftheria (Liberty) Galanis ~ 4 Years


May Their Memory Be Eternal



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





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            UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS           

 
?Sunday, February 28th
Orthros 9 AM
Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Sunday School After Communion
 
?Tuesday, March 1st
NO Paraklesis
NO Orthodox Study

?Wednesday, March 2nd
Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts 6:30 PM
Choir 6:30 PM

?Thursday, March 3rd
Daughters of Penelope 7 PM
Festival Meeting 7PM


?Saturday, March 5th
SATURDAY OF SOULS
Orthros 9 AM
Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Conejo Mountain Cemetery 11:30AM

Choir Practice 11 AM

 
?Sunday, March 6th
Orthros 9 AM
Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Sunday School After Communion
 
2015 Stewardship Donation Statements
HAVE BEEN SENT
We apologize for the delay in sending 2015 Stewardship Donation Statements and understand their importance in preparing your tax returns. If you have not received your statement or if you have an urgent need or problem, Please contact Dr. Bob Gonzalez, Parish Council Treasurer at 805-987-8895 or Nick Mirras at 818-913-1568. Thank you for your continued patience.

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I Corinthians 6 : 12 — 20

 
BRETHREN, "all things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be en-slaved by anything. "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food" -- and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, "The two shall become one flesh." But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body and in your spirit which belong to God.
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Luke 15: 11 — 32
 
THE LORD SAID THIS PARABLE, "There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the property that falls to me.' And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.' And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry. Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.' But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, 'Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!' And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"
 
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                     ANNOUNCEMENTS                   
 
Orthodox Study Series
NO MEETING THIS WEEK
NEXT MEETING Tuesday - March 8th
Paraklesis 6 PM & Orthodox Study 7 PM
Topic: The Book of Revelation
Studying Chapters 13 & 14


 
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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                      ANNOUNCEMENTS                    

Coffee Hour: The coffee hour is a traditional perk of going to church. It means getting to talk to some folks you’ve missed all week and guzzling some caffeine, and if we are especially blessed, a snack or two! We can take for grant that once a week community of people who might be different from ourselves, but still family enough to guarantee good conversation. That opportunity to gather should not be missed! We invite you to join us for coffee hour today. If you would like to sponsor a coffee hour please contact Jody (805) 402-3696 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Upcoming available dates March 6, April 10 and 17.

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: Please place your items in the donation box located upstairs TODAY. Please help support the boys by donating items from their wish list or financially to this worthy cause! 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. Please visit the St. Demetrios’ website at www.saintdem.org 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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                    ANNOUNCEMENTS                   
 
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!

 
NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
CLOSED MONDAYS
TUESDAY—FRIDAY 8AM—12PM (NOON)
THANK YOU!

 
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.

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.


St. Demetrios is on Facebook! Join in the conversation or catch up on the latest happenings here at St. Demetrios at https://www.facebook.com/SDGOCCam

 
NEXT WEEK-  (March 6th)
USHERS: George J., John P., Ari & Joanne
TODAY’S ACOLYTE: Team 1
Leo- Captain, Peter - Asst. Captain
Dean, Cody, Christos, Demetri & Lucas
 
COFFEE HOUR SPONSOR: Open
 
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