Special Prayers: Please pray for the spiritual and physical health of the whole world, and especially Cynthia Markos Nichols who is recovering from surgery. In addition, we have ongoing prayer requests for Jane Anderson, Betty Day, Chresanthe Lemieux, Jim Manos, Faye Peterson, Steve Sarris, Despina Xynidis, the work of our parish, missionary families, and catechumens.
Upcoming Services and Events:
•Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM Bible Study
•Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd & 4th Pentecost Festival
•June 25th St. Photios Shrine Greek Landing Day Sunset Cruise
Pentecost Foodfair Festival:Sign-ups have begun for all to take part in our parish-wide festal celebration on June 3rd & 4th. All ministries and groups will be showcased so please begin planning your creative display. Save the dates and join in preparing to welcome the greater surrounding community to come to the Church to explore Orthodox Christianity and delight in plenty of tasty foods! Though not yet held annually, this is a popular local event, billed as the “Spirit”, “Mini”, or “June” Festival. With the participation and manpower of all members, together we will showcase Church services, ministries, organizations, and life fueled by Sharing in The Spirit!
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.
April 30, 2017 Offerings: Candles $xx, Tray $xx, Stewardship $xxx
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 have resumed for the Asterakia dancers. The children are practicing for the upcoming Greek Night on Saturday, June 10th. For more information please see Angela Lekos.
These are the upcoming dates for the practices:
- Sunday, May 7th
- Sunday, May 21st
- Sunday, May 28th
- Sunday, June 4th
Visiting the Church Outside of Office Hours:Though at this time we do not have volunteers coordinated to assist in receiving visitors to the Church outside of Office Hours (M-F 9am-1pm), we hope to always welcome parishioners and the many visiting out-of-towners to the best of our ability. Please call the office to arrange a visit. If there is no answer, call the emergency number on the voicemail, (602) 617-2467, to discuss options that may exist.
Ministries & Committees: All are welcome and encouraged to apply common interests, skill sets, and life experience to the many areas of service in the life of the Church.
St. Photios National Shrine
Facilities & Maintenance
June Festival/Spirit Fest
Contact the Church office to add your e-mail address and phone number to the ministry/committee contact list(s), or even to seek Father John’s blessing to begin a new ministry beneficial to church members involved or in need.