TODAY - 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:
Food for Thought Sunday

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

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP MEETING: All ministry leaders are asked to attend this meeting on Wednesday, March 9 at 7PM in the chapel. We will discuss fundraising protocols for the rest of the year, expectations for Lent and Pascha plus a few other topics. An email invite has been sent. If you cannot attend please send a representative in your place Please RSVP to Kim. Thanks!
 
Forgiveness Vespers
Monday, March 14
7pm


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UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS

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

Sunday School After Communion

▪Monday, March 7th
F.I.R.E. Dinner 6 PM & Activity 6:30 PM
 
▪Tuesday, March 8th
Paraklesis 6:00 PM
Orthodox Study 7:00 PM

▪Wednesday, March 9th
Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts 6:30 PM
Choir 6:30 PM
Ministry Leadership Meeting 7 PM

▪Thursday, March 10th
NO Parea Dance This Week


▪Saturday, March 12th
SATURDAY OF SOULS
Orthros 9 AM
Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Ivy Lawn/Ventura 11:30AM

Choir Practice 11 AM

 
▪Sunday, March 13th
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 8 : 13, 9 : 1 — 2

 
BRETHREN, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
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MATTHEW 25: 31 — 46
 
THE LORD SAID, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Orthodox Study Series
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 Christian faith not only involves a relationship and communion with God but also with fellow believers. St. Demetrios supports this not only through our weekly worship but also though other ministry's. Each Sunday after Liturgy many members and friends gather for coffee hour. This time also provides an opportunity to to learn about programs that are available to the community. AHEPA and Philoptochos are offering scholarships to our youth. Donations are needed for Project Mexico. So as you have your coffee look around the Assembly Room and see what other ministry's can offer to your family and what you can offer to those in need. 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 are 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!! 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 13th)
USHERS: John G, George M., Keith & Tim
TODAY’S ACOLYTE: Team 2
Dean - Captain, Michael K. - Asst. Captain
Sebastian, Tino, Fred, Andreas & Alexander
 
COFFEE HOUR SPONSOR: The Mallakis Family
MEMORIAL: Chris Mallakis ~ 1 Year
Eugenia Zissou ~ 40 Days Lynn Runkle smith ~ 40 Days
May Their Memory Be Eternal
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