Sunday May 24,2020 please join us this Sunday for the celebration of the Orthros 9:00 am and Divine Liturgy 10 am as we "reopen" following the guidelines of our Metropolis and of our State of Mississippi.See the guideline details below. If you cannot join us the Liturgy will be streamed "live and in color".Divine Liturgy (Streaming at 10:00 am). If you can't join in person you may still want to light a candle, or make an offering and watch.
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Ushers: ALL available Parish Council Members are asked to be here to help
Epistle Reader: Miles Alex Graham (English) Theo Mavridoglou (Greek)
Prophoro: Father Andrew
Please Note - Our guidlines for "worshiping in person"
There will be limited access to the church proper - the door by the Church offices will be unlocked please use this one, please not that one or both of the double doors to the Church proper will remain open, so please enter quietly. We ask that when you enter or leave please wash your hands in the appropriate rest rooms or use the hand sanitizer provided by the door as you enter the Church proper. A limited number of disposable masks will be available.
Per the guidelines - all persons are asked to wear a mask or face covering in church.
The offering tray will be on the bench as you enter the nave - you may leave your offerings as you enter or leave the Church proper.
You may proceed to the back of the church to light a candle - for now we ask that you refrain from kissing icons, priest's hand, etc. Bowing is another way to show our reverence to icons etc. etc.
Pews have been marked with a green cross so that the proper social distancing of 6 feet between people. Members of the same family may sit together.
Distribution of Holy Communion - row by row and stand six feet apart in line. You may remove your mask to receive Holy Communion - allow the servers to hold the Communion cloth under your chin. But please refrain from "touching the cloth" to your lips. Please understand that our Metropolis guidelines have insisted that all priests and their adult servers that help with the distribution of Holy Communion wear face masks while doing so.
Antidoron will not be offered after Holy Communion but will be available when you leave Church and will be offered in plastic zip lock baggies. As we leave the Church please follow the directions of the ushers so that we leave in an orderly fashion and still observe the six feet rule of social distancing.
Since we are asked to avoid "gatherings" of people we ask that you avoid, at least for the time being, "the temptation" to socialize as you enter or leave the Church proper and building.
We of course will continue to live stream We hope that this will unite us as we pray, will calm our souls and bring us closer to Christ. Stay well. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Congrtulations to:Katina and Brandon Hutson on the birth of their second child, Hayes Hutson, weighed in at 9lbs and 20 1/2 inches long. Older brother Bennet is so proud to welcome his new sibling. The proud grandparent are Paula Fowler and James Fowler.
Looking ahead - mark your calenars
Church to "re-open" Sunday May 24th
Church to "re-open" Sunday May 24th
The Church has made preparations to make our worship space "safe to all" - these guidelines will include-entry by one door only (the one by the office) - upon entering an leaving sanitize or wash your hands - you are urged to wear a mask while in church - all pew books have been removed- seating the church has been marked so that there is safe distancing between worshipers- members of the same family may sit together- no weekly paper bulletins will be available - the singers do not have to wear masks - the priest and adult servers must wear masks during the distribution of Holy Communion - if you are going to receive Holy Communion you can remove the mask for that purpose and please DO NOT USE the Red Communion Cloth to wipe your lips - Antidoron will be placed in plastic zip lock baggies for you to take as you leave the Church proper. Access, for your safety is limited to the Church proper - please note that the parish hall, kids playroom and other places are closed till further notice- No coffee hours or after church socials till further notice. These are just a few of the guidelins we have been issued by our Metropolis. They may not be ideal but at least we can all worship together again.
Our Holy Trinity-St. John the Theologian Prayer List:
"Remember Lord, those whom each of us calls prayerfully to mind" Chuck Odom, Nicholas & Dianna Psaris, William Abihider, John Botes, Christ Castanis, George V. Pinchuk, Chris Grillis, Lambryne Angelo, Jane Kountouris, and Callie McDole, Malissa and Pat Zouboukos have asked that we pray for their friend Bill Hardin, Paula Fowler, Victoria Lepsa (Cristina Nica's mother in Romania), Tatianna Koufopoulos Quick of Phoenix Arizona, Please keep Costa Glennis's daughter Wanda Parker in your prayers, Miles "Alex" Graham has asked us to pray for his friend Alena Nasianceno, Please remember to pray for our Doctors, Nurses, and all those on the fronlines during these times and for all those who may be suffering or in hardships from this pandemic.
Emilia Burnham-May 2nd, Leslie Zouboukos-May 3rd, Tatianna Koufopoulos Quick-May 8th, Betta Marodis Miller-May 9th, Dos Thompson-May 10th, Christopher S. Cora-May 10th, Mike Kountouris-May 10th, Zion Wood-May 11th, Toula Odom-May 12th, Collin Applewhite-May 12th, Katie V. Broome-May 14th, Jack Kaler-May 15th, John Hontzas-May 18th, Lios Nikolis-May 21st, Elizabeth Petersen-May 22nd, Morgan Cora-May 22nd , Jonathan Hontzas-May 24th, Domina Cox Kaler-May 31st
June Birthday Celebrations:
Lauren Hontzas-June 2nd, Maria Grillis-June 3rd, Tommy Hontzas-June 4th, Michael Crechale-June 8th, Zoe Valsamakis-June 9th, Adayah Wood-June 9th, Sarah Chandler Fowler-June 11th, Emma Efstratiou-June 17th, Lio Nikolis-June 21st, Zoe Efstratiou-June 22nd, Frank Sturgon-June 24th, Cohen Fowler-June 25th, Greyson Fowler-June 25th, Mena Applewhite-June 26th, Paxton Cora-June 28th