Special Prayers: Please pray for the spiritual and physical health of the whole world, and especially Faye Peterson, Despina Xynidis, Betty Day, Jim Manos, Jane Anderson, Steve Sarris, Chresanthe Lemieux, and others in this community in need. Pray also for the recent repose of the souls of the stepfather of Father John, and of Pamela “Stormy” Cobbs.
Upcoming Services and Events:
Today, April 23rd The General Assembly will be held after Services! (Lunch will be served with fellowship items). All are encouraged to enjoy lunch while engaging in the internal matters and dialogue for The Good of the Parish! All attending must sign-in immediately after exiting the Narthex according to first initial of your last name!
Tuesday, April 25th, the Feast of St. Mark the Apostle & Evangelist Orthros will be chanted at 6:00 AM followed by Divine Liturgy at 7:00 AM. We welcome the Board of Directors of OCMC back to St. Augustine for their annual Spring Meeting. Having come to the Faith in Christ through the witness of the Apostle Peter, Mark followed him to Rome where he wrote the second Gospel in Greek. He then travelled to Egypt and preached, establishing the Church in Alexandria. His martyrdom came after idolaters bound him with ropes and dragged him through rocky streets until he gave up his soul in 68 AD. If April 25th falls on or before Pascha, his Feast is translated to Holy Tuesday. (Source: www.goarch.org)
Sunday, April 30th Philoptochos Meeting
Reminders about Approaching for Holy Communion:All Baptized/Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared to receive Holy Communion are asked to wait in their pews for the direction of the usher guiding Communicants row-by-row up the center aisle. Families with children are encouraged to Commune together. The usher will first guide from the back of the church those Newly Baptized/Illumined and Families with Infants, followed by the Sunday School Children processing with their teachers.
Holy Trinity Stewardship: Stewardship is an opportunity to examine our priorities and values, to express our thankfulness, to give of ourselves and to grow in grace. It allows us to participate in the work of God. Bearing fruit in the world is the visible result of our abiding in Christ, the True Vine. Please take the time to make your 2017 Holy Trinity Church Stewardship commitment and enable our Church to continue to enhance the spiritual growth of the Orthodox Christians entrusted to our care.
Weekly Offering:We support this church by sharing of our time, talents, and treasures. If each of us gives in proportion to God’s blessings upon us, our church will continue to flourish. Your offering can be made at the collection basket as you exit the service.
Do you have changes to your contact information? Please email any updates or changes to the church at email@example.com or leave a message at the church office, 904.829.0504.
Asterakia Dance Group: Practices are resuming for the Asterakia dancers. The children meet in the large Sunday school classroom during coffee hour. Lessons are 30 – 45 minutes long. New students are welcomed. For more information, please see Angela Lekos. The following are the upcoming dates for the practices:
Sunday, April 23rd
Sunday, April 30th
Sunday, May 7th
Do you yet need documentation of your 2016 contributions to Holy Trinity for tax purposes? Please contact HTGOC Treasurer Nicola Lykam at church office firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for her at the office (904) 829.0504.
Church Alarm Code & Password has been changed:Please ask an Executive Officer of the Parish Council or contact the office if you need access to the church outside of service and business hours.
On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, as neither death itself nor the power of the grave could hold our Savior captive. In this victory that came through the Cross, Christ broke the bondage of sin, and through faith offers us restoration, transformation, and eternal life.