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.

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Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Four in Three


Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We find classic lines like, “To everything there is a season,” or “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” Taken as a whole, the Book of Ecclesiastes is full of wonderful wisdom. During my time at the seminary, a beloved priest professor would encourage us to read the entire book from beginning to end whenever we felt overwhelmed with the pressures of life. This tool served me well as a student, and has become a valuable tool in my ministry to Christ’s Church. A Priest witnesses all the emotions of life. You rejoice at the birth of a child and you mourn with the passing of a loved one. Ecclesiastes verbalizes this sentiment well.


In the past three weeks, I have participated in four funerals. Four beloved individuals left this world in the hope of the resurrection. Two funerals were for 30 something year old’s and two funerals were for 80 something year old’s, yet their loved ones shed the equal number of tears at each of the funerals. All four individuals left behind the same thing, a lasting memory of the relationships developed. Their grieving loved ones mourn their physical losses.


In late February, we lost Kevin, a 33 year old loving husband, father of two, son and good friend. Kevin battled stage 4 oral cancer for 16 months before leaving this life. During his last days, as he prepared to die, he taught those around him how to live! His love for baseball inspired a road trip, with his father, to San Francisco to see his beloved Giants play, and the holidays gave him the opportunity to express his love for his family and friends as they showered him with their loving sentiments. I stood, in rapt amazement, watching his beautiful young wife, with her their two year old child in her arms, sharing cherished memories. She made us laugh and she made us cry, but she reminded us that our hope as Christians is in our Lord’s Resurrection.

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