Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
January 5, 2020
Sunday Before Theophany
Councilors: Stavredes, Ryan, Avramidis, Hicks*;
Altar Group: All Groups
Ambassadors: Frank Nixon, Zeina Hanna
Broadcast Team: Nicholos, McEnteer
2020 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Happy New Year! We launched our 2020 Stewardship Campaign titled
“A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: The Stewardship of Time” on Sunday, December 22nd. If you were unable to pick up your packet (including your 2020 Ecclesiastical calendar) during the Kick-Off, please plan to do so when we distribute them again in the church hall after the Divine Liturgy today, January 5th. Thank you to those of you who have already pledged your stewardship support to Holy Trinity for our 2020 campaign!
As always, you can submit your pledge via one of the methods listed below.
*Website / Online Giving: https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?id=188
*Place stewardship form (or check) in the Stewardship Drop Box located in the Narthex
*Give stewardship form (or check) to a Parish Council Member
*Take stewardship form (or check) to the Church Front Office
*Mail stewardship form (or check) to the Church:
5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 (Attn: Church Office)
**When sending/dropping off your checks, please put “stewardship” in the Memo line**
Questions? Stewardship Co-Chairs:
Angela Georgallis (firstname.lastname@example.org / 919-339-3169)
George Georgallis (email@example.com / 773-251-8127)
MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TODAY!
Today Fr. Paul will invite all members who have submitted their 2020 campaign stewardship commitment cards to the altar for a special blessing and to receive their holy water bottle.
BABY PICTURES NEEDED FOR TALENT SHOW
FOR HOLY TRINITY’S ANNUAL TALENT SHOW AND GLENDI!
We will be showing baby pictures of our community members around the Glendi/Talent Show for people to guess who is who. Come show us that you still got your baby face! Please bring/send photos to the church office so that we can make a copy for the Glendi. Htraleighoffice@gmail.com
NEED TO FINISH YOUR 2019 PLEDGE?
2019 stewardship will be accepted for 2019 tax year end through January 12, 2020. Anything received after 1/12/20, will be credited to 2020 tax year. Please date your check for 2019 and write 2019 stewardship in the memo line."
GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER
FOR HOLY TRINITY’S ANNUAL TALENT SHOW AND GLENDI!
Sunday February 23rd. Last chance to eat meat before lent begins!
Plenty of gyro-gyro all around! In the Holy Trinity Fellowship Hall!
ANNUAL PHILOPTOCHOS VASILOPITA LUNCHEON
Philoptochos' 4th Annual Vasilopita Auction will take place on Sunday, January 12th, after the Divine Liturgy. All commitments/proceeds from this auction will go directly to Saint Basil Academy's operating expenses. *Saint Basil Academy is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese home for children in need. The Academy provides a loving Christian environment where resident children are nurtured to adulthood. If you are interested in baking a vasilopita for this auction, please contact Toula at 919 810-2903 or firstname.lastname@example.org All vasilopitas should be in the kitchen prior to that Sunday's Divine Liturgy.
HOUSE BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR
If you would like to have your house blessed for the upcoming year please contact Fr. Paul directly at the church or via email email@example.com
ST ANTHONY’S GROUP
Saturday, Jan 11th from 1:30 to 2:30pm Multi-Purpose Room Chair exercises lead by Lily.
Saturday, Jan 18th from 11- 2pm: Annual Charity Raffle Multi-Purpose Room
Please bring to Toula by Jan. 12th any re-gift items for the raffle. Nothing used will be raffled.
Charity to receive the ticket donations will be determined that morning. Lunch will be provided.
Saturday, Feb. 8th at 3pm Multi-Purpose Room Bob Krantz's Movie: Faith Hope & Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbiVRYDCKDU
Movie description: FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE is a heartwarming romantic comedy about two vulnerable, lost souls who have each suffered deep losses and have their guards up, as a result. When they enter a dance contest, their lives connect, and they begin to discover new perspectives on life, love, and faith. Pizza and Salad provided
Saturday, Feb 15th 1:30 to 2:30pm Multi-Purpose Room Chair exercises lead by Lily.
Saturday, March 14th 1:30 to 2:30pm Multi-Purpose Room Chair exercises lead by Lily.
March - Day trip to Troy's Monastery
April - Sylvan Heights Bird Park (http://www.shwpark.com/
HOLY TRINITY BLOOD DRIVE SUCCESS!
Holy Trinity's blood drive was a huge success! Thank you to all of our church family who participated. We were also joined by several neighbors and friends in the community. Thirty units of blood were collected--what a wonderful way to start the New Year, by saving lives. Thank you all for your support. Stay tuned for information on our next blood drive in 2020. Zoe Pusic at 646-591-5132 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
SECOND TRAY FOR ST BASIL’S ACADEMY SUNDAY JANUARY 12TH
Saint Basil Academy is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese home for children in need. The academy provides a loving Christian environment where resident children are nurtured to adulthood.
PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OPPORTUNITY
The application is currently available on our website https://www.panhellenicsf.org/apply/ , and the deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2020. The scholarships will be distributed at our Awards Ceremony and Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation awards are available to all undergraduate students of Hellenic descent. They are offered to recognize students of high scholastic achievement for their accomplishments, and to provide support to those in financial need.
$200,000 are awarded to 20 students based on financial need and academic achievement. $50,000 are awarded to 20 students based solely on academic achievement. $20,000 are specifically awarded to music and arts majors.
The Foundation strives to promote education which, combined with the values of our Faith and Heritage, encourages and guides our scholarship recipients to become significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to society.
HARRIS TEETER REWARDS HEL OUR PRESCHOOL
Please re-link your VIC card for Harris Teeter to number 5692
Our preschool earns money when you purchase any
Harris Teeter brand products or fill a prescription.
Thank You!!!! https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education
HOLY TRINITY INTERNET MINISTRY
We are looking for some assistance with our online presence. Please email our Parish Webmaster, John Dombalis, at email@example.com.
HOLY TRINITY BROADCAST MINISTRY
Broadcast Ministry is seeking two individuals to work on the audio aspect of our weekly broadcast. The service opportunity will only require one Sunday a month. The Broadcast Team will provide the necessary training. Please contact Chris Pappas via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 919-369-9118 if you are available.
EXAPOSTEILARION OF THE FOREFEAST MODE 2
How can the river's streams receive You, Lord who loves humanity?
For You brought the seas and rivers to being from non-existence. Also how can
the Forerunner dare to extend his hand and touch Your immaculate head,
O Word. With fear and awe, O Master, we hymn Your poverty's grandeur.
STICHERA OF THE FOREFEAST MODE 2
God, having taken flesh, is seen by those on earth now; the light appeared and was seen by those who sat in darkness; and unto all has grace shone forth.
DOXASTICON OF THE FOREFEAST MODE PL 4
O Baptist John, who recognized me as the Lamb when you were still in the womb: serve me now in the river, and with Angels minister. Reach out with your hand and touch my immaculate head. And when you see the mountains trembling and the Jordan turning back, cry out with them, "O God incarnate of the Virgin for our salvation, glory to You, O Lord."
HYMNS FROM THE GREAT BLESSING OF THE WATERS
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters, crying out and saying, "Come all, and receive the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of understanding, the Spirit of the fear of God, yes, of Christ, Who has come in His epiphany."
Today the substance of water is made holy, for the Master is washed in the Jordan. When the River sees Him, it stops its flow and bursts forth.
You have come to the River as a man, O Christ our King; and You urgently request to receive a Baptism befitting a servant, at the hands of the Forerunner, all because of our sins, O good Lord who loves humanity.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY
SUN JAN 5TH
SUNDAY BEFORE THEOPHANY
1ST BLESSING OF THE WATERS AFTER LITURGY
12:15PM: AHEPA (MP)
2:00PM: HELLENIC DANCE PRACTICE
MON JAN 6TH
9:30AM: LITURGY AND GREAT BLESSING OF THE WATERS
TUES JAN 7TH
SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
WED JAN 8TH
5:15PM: AHEPA/GOYA MEN’S SHELTER
THURS JAN 9TH
7:00AM: MEN’S GROUP
9:15AM: WOMEN’S GROUP
SUN JAN 12TH
SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY
MEMORIAL: ELISABETA CORNEA (3 YEARS)