Get Your “OPA ON” With A Gyro Lunch!


Join us next Sunday, September 27th (The first day of Sunday School and Greek School) to support our award winning dance groups by purchasing a gyro lunch! A bargain at $7 gets you a delicious gyro, chips, and water bottle. Bring your friends and family and come hungry.

Thank you for your love and support!

Gyro

Dinner and A Movie Night!

 


Come join the Boy Scouts Wednesday, September 30th at 6pm upstairs in the Great Hall for a great time. Bring dinner & drinks for your family. Popcorn will be provided. The movie featured will be UP! Scouts, uniforms are optional. Call Lou at 805-479-8766 for more details.

The Boy Scouts are one of our many Ministries Groups. Check here for some other Groups you might be interested in joining or learning more about.

Boy Scouts of America

Religious Education

 

Sunday School Kick Off Party! A Sunday School Kick Off party will be held on Sunday, September 20th at 5pm in the Chapel. Our activity will be Dinner and watching Despicable Me 2. Contact Mandee via phone 805-484-7756 or email man- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Kids are welcome to bring blankets, pillows or sleeping bags if they want to watch the movie from the floor. Please see the extra form located inside the bulletin for further details. Greek School Begins September 27: Know what it means to be Greek! Cost is $100 per student. Classes times are as follows: Kids 12-12:30 pm and Adults 12:30-1:30 pm in the upstairs Library. Contact Niki Rozou for more infor- mation by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-444- 2827.


Greek Heritage

Event THE GREEK HERITAGE SOCIETY OF SO CAL is cele- brating its 30th anniversary with two events: Saturday, Octo- ber 3rd at 10 am – 3 pm will be a Greek Historical Bus Tour beginning at St. Sophia Cathedral and ends at Elysian Park with a box lunch. Sunday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m. Re- betiko Retrospect Concert at the Barnsdall Gallery Thea- ter. For more information email greekheritagesocie- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 310-528-8214. Bulletin Announcements: All bulletin announcements should be submitted by 12pm the prior Monday for the next Sunday Bulletin. Please contact Kim at 805-482-1273 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

ALL SERVICES ARE NOW IN THE 

ST DEMETRIOS AGAPE CHAPEL:

5575 Santa Rosa Road

Camarillo, Ca 93012


MAILING ADDRESS:

P.O. BOX 1970

Camarillo, CA  93011

 

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

God’s Holy Word


A great benefit of spending time at summer camp is the opportunity to disconnect from technology. Not having a phone or internet connection gets you excited to receive mail. A great joy is receiving a (good old fashioned) letter from home. The delight in holding an envelope with the familiar handwriting of a loved one is a highlight for all the staff, counselors and campers. Everyone gets electrified when they get mail (real, handwritten, stamped envelope mail).

One afternoon at St. Sophia Camp, the Director handed me a small envelope sent to me from Christie. I took it, looked at it and put it in my pocket. “You gonna read it?” He asked. I nodded, smiled and walked to the chapel to prepare for evening vespers. I placed it on the altar and put my vestments on for the service.

Vespers ended and the kids were excited to go up the hill to mail call, anticipating their own letters and packages. Prior to their leaving the chapel I shared with them the unopened envelope from my wife. I asked, “What if I just set this letter from my wife on my night stand and never opened or read it?” The responses were touching and hilarious.

One little guy said, “I think you should read it, it will make you happy!” Another jokingly said, “You might end up sleeping on the couch if you don’t.” An older teen girl said, “That’s just coldhearted, what if...

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