Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
8th Sunday of Matthew
August 11, 2019
Councilors: Maria Hicks, John Constantelos*, George Georgallis, Jim Riley
Altar Group: All Groups
Ambassador: Don McEnteer, Kaeli McEnteer
No Sunday School
New members or visitors, please stop by the Welcome Table across from the candlestand.
Orthros and The Divine Liturgy are broadcast live online each week
COLLEGE STUDENT BLESSING THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 11TH
Fr. Paul will be offering a blessing on Sunday, August 11th following liturgy for the students who will be traveling to college. Bring the college students to church! Please contact Marika LaSorsa if you would like to donate baked goods for the coffee hour: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-906-9560
BLESSING OF THE Grapes for the transfiguration
Grapes donated by capetanos family
The blessing of grapes, as well as other fruits and vegetables on this day, is the most beautiful and adequate sign of the final transfiguration of all things in Christ. It signifies the ultimate flowering and fruitfulness of all creation in the paradise of God’s unending Kingdom of Life where all will be transformed by the glory of the Lord .This is an ancient Christian custom. In the first weeks of August, the farmers use to gather the early fruits of their summer harvest (grapes, figs etc.) and present them in the Church to be blessed and to give them for free to congregation. These fruits are called the “beginnings”.
HELLENIC DANCE FESTIVAL MEETING
This Sunday August 11th, following liturgy, there will be an HDF parent’s interest meeting where we will discuss the estimated number of parents and children going to the Hellenic Dance Festival over MLK Weekend in January. Please meet in the library following Divine Liturgy so we can get an accurate number of who wishes to attend the Festival.
CELEBRATING THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Please join us in this joyful season where we celebrate the Dormition of the Pure, Most Blessed Theotokos and Mother of Our God. Please submit names at the candlestand
of your living loved ones so we can pray for them during services!
Friday, August 9th 6:30pm: Paraklesis to the Theotokos
Monday, August 12th 6:30pm: Paraklesis to the Theotokos
Thursday, August 15th: THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
8:30am: Orthros; 9:30am: Liturgy
CELEBRATING GREAT VESPERS WITH BISHOP SEBASTIANOS AT
THE DORMITION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN GREENSBORO, NC
The Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Greensboro, NC is celebrating their Feast day on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00pm! There will be a Great Vespers service followed by a reception in preparation for the Feast Day of the Dormition of the Theotokos.
Fr. Paul looks forward to seeing you there!
Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church,
800 Westridge Road, Greensboro, NC 01234 Phone: 336-292-8013
FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE!
Pre-sale Festival Admission tickets are going on sale this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall!
50 tickets for $5.00
SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION AUGUST 11TH, 18TH, AND 25TH
Please register your children for the 2019-2020 Sunday School year Sunday August 11th, 18th, and the 25th. Fall in love with learning about the Church!
Please see Christina Demos or Shae Noffsinger in the Fellowship Hall to get registered!
Sunday School will begin August 25th
It is not your Yiayia's_Philoptochos!
Please join us on August 18th for a social to learn about Philoptochos today and all the wonderful charities we support. Get involved and make a difference. It is an exciting new chapter. 815 Marlowe Road, House 12 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Please park around the square. RSVP to email@example.com.
HOLY TRINITY BLOOD DRIVE
Holy Trinity is sponsoring a blood drive later this fall! If you are interested in donating, please contact Zoe Pusic at 646-591-5132, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the sign-up located on the candle stand. Thank you for your support and helping to make a difference in someone's life.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO HOLY TRINITY GAME SHOW
Saturday, August 17 from 7 to 9 pm, Presented by Your Parish Council
Come be a part of our “studio audience” and cheer your favorite players to victory as we look to crown champions in Family Feud, Pictionary, Holy Trinity’s Funniest Home Videos, and the Great Greek Bake-Off. Are you more of a player than an observer? Fantastic – come on down! We will draw contestants for our Pictionary challenges from the audience, so come in your most attention-grabbing garb if you want to have your chance at fame, glory, and the title of CHAMPION. If art isn’t exactly your thing, don’t worry! Does your family have what it takes to win the Feud? Or perhaps you’ve got comedy gold on your phone? Maybe you’re the baker of the best cookies in the 9-1-9? We need you! If interested in playing Family Feud or entering the Bake-Off, contact Leslie Dombalis at email@example.com or 919-274-8303. You can send your funniest videos, Tik Toks or Boomerangs to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s sure to be a fun-filled time for all ages.
THANK YOU FROM FESTIVAL!
Thank you to EVERYONE who signed up over the weekend! We filled almost 100 time slots!!! We're down to 620 so let's get rolling. :) Hop on the website at http://timecounts.org/greek-festival-raleigh and sign up. If you signed up last year, your username and password are the same - should make it much easier!
Thank you for all you do!
Dori, Stacey, and Frances
FESTIVAL SIGNS UPDATE
If you have a sign advertising the 2018 Greek Festival, please bring it to the front office or call the church office so we can update the dates to the 2019 Festival. We will take count of all the signs and return them to you. Thank you so much for promoting our Greek Festival!
"NEW" 2019 Greek Festival Cooking Schedule
It's that time of year where we are asking the Holy Trinity community to help in making our wonderful pans of Pastitsio and Moussaka for the upcoming Festival. Please consider coming to help for at least one of the Monday evenings.
We need your help! The dates are:
Monday August 12th: 5pm, 6:30pm, Paraklesis, 7:30pm finish assembly-
Assemble 110 pans of Pastistio Need 50 People
Monday August 19th: 5pm-8p Assemble 80 pans of Moussaka Need 40 People
Please contact George Pappas or Jason Kekas if you have any questions
Mark your calendars to help make the pastries for the 2019 Greek Festival!
The more hands the faster the work goes!
Tuesday August 27 – Kourambiethes
Christians Caring for Creation Ministry (CCCM) Events
Family Garden Fun: After Divine Liturgy every Sunday through September, except September 1. Everyone is invited to join us in the Church garden.
August 25: CCCM meeting in the Library after Divine Liturgy. All are welcome to attend.
September 1: Observance of Orthodox Day of Prayer for the Creation
ST ANTHONY’S GROUP
Sunday, August 11th at 3pm Cast Camp 9 to 5 (Musical Comedy Play)
NRACT off of Lead Mine Road more information forthcoming
Sunday, August 25th at 3pm Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (Comical Play)
Raleigh Little Theater RSVP to Toula by August 4th
September 22nd at 4pm St. Anthony's Group will be sponsoring the Orthodox Family Night more information to follow
September 27th - 29th St. Anthony's Group will be going to Myrtle Beach.
Leaving Friday am and returning after Church services Sunday.
Greek Festival/ outlet shopping/ touring (2 overnight stays). More information to follow
Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4pm Jeanie Robertson - The Rocking Chair Tour (Carolina Theater in Durham)http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/jeanne-robertson-2
Transportation will be available
Sunday, Dec 8th at 3pm Fruit Cakes (Comedy Play) NRACT off of Lead Mine Rd
more information forthcoming http://www.nract.org/shows#/be-more-chill-1/
Friday, Dec. 27th at 9am Christmas Brunch at Café Creedmoor RSVP to Toula by Dec. 20th.
2019 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Please submit your stewardship commitment form today. Every pledge counts! We are inching closer to reaching our goal of $422,000 this year, with just five short months to go in this year’s campaign. Thank you! As of June 30th, we have received $312,000 in pledges from more than 242 members.
You can submit your pledge via one of the methods listed below:
*Website / Online Giving: http://www.holytrinityraleigh.org/ministries/stewardship-ministry/online-giving
*Place stewardship form in the Narthex Stewardship Form Drop Box
*Give stewardship form to a Parish Council Member
Take stewardship form to the Church Front Office
*Mail stewardship form to the Church:
5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 (Attn: Church Office)
Angela Georgallis (email@example.com / 919-339-3169)
George Georgallis (firstname.lastname@example.org / 773-251-8127)
This Week at Holy Trinity
SUN AUG 11TH
8TH SUNDAY OF MATTHEW
BLESSING OF THE GRAPES
40 DAY BLESSING: ALICIA AND BABY CHRISTOS (DAD NIKO)
12:30PM: GREEK FESTIVAL COOKING
12:30PM: YOUTH B (FH)
12:30PM: YOUTH A (MP)
1:30PM: TEENS (FH)
MON AUG 12TH
5:00PM: FESTIVAL PREP: PASTITSIO
6:30PM: PARAKLESIS TO THE THEOTOKOS
TUES AUG 13TH
9:00AM: FESTIVAL PREP: PASTITSIO
7:00PM: ADULT GREEK DANCE
WED AUG 14TH
9:00AM: FESTIVAL PASTRIES
5:15PM: AHEPA/GOYA MEN’S SHELTER
7:00PM: GREAT VESPERS FOR DORMITION
(AT THE DORMITION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN GREENSBORO)
THURS AUG 15TH
THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
6:00PM: PHILOPTOCHOS BOARD MEETING
SAT AUG 17TH
1:00PM: BOYS BBALL
2:00PM: ST. ANTHONY’S GROUP
7:00PM: GAME SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA!
SUN AUG 18TH
9TH SUNDAY OF MATTHEW
MEMORIAL: LENICA CELA (40 DAY)
12:00PM: GREEK SCHOOL TEACHERS MEETING
12:30PM: GREEK FESTIVAL COOKING
12:30PM: YOUTH B (FH)
12:30PM: YOUTH A (MP)
1:30PM: TEENS (FH)
2:00PM: PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL MEETING