Sunday Services Orthros 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Church School Following Holy Communion Week Day Divine Liturgy Orthros 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Evening Services Consult Echo Calendar or Weekly Bulletin for times.
Holy Trinity’s Mission Statement: To worship and glorify God, by promoting the teachings, of the Greek Orthodox Faith. To encourage all members' participation through our Greek culture, educational programs, community outreach and fundraising activities while serving God, our community and humanity
PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS USHERING TODAY
Kathy Chaka – Greg Cook – Dr. Dean Kopan
THIS WEEK'S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Linda, Michael, Gregory & Christopher Cleveland in honor of Catherine H. Chengges’ Birthday which is today. May God Continue to Bless Her Always
PROSFORA OFFFERED TODAY BY: Despina Apostolou Thank you and God Bless You.
COFFEE HOUR SPONSORED ANONYMOUSLY
EPISTLE READERS ARE: English: Dr. Susan Sieben Greek: Pete Kanios
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Wednesday, September 22nd- Bible Study 10 am and 7pm, Adult Greek School begins!
Thursday, September 23rd – Pan Orthodox Fellowship 6pm
Friday, September 24th- Young Adults
Thank you!!!! Holy Trinity's Trek4 Missions team would like to thank everyone for their help and generosity! Through your love and generosity the team raised $1,300 for missions! May our Lord continue to bless our parish, OCMC, and those in the mission field.
Tray for Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology: Today the Philoptochos will pass a tray for Holy Cross. Thank you for your generosity!
Welcome Back Sunday School! It is a blessing to have our children and teachers back in class! Parents, please remember the kids go next door after communion. After class there will be a Fair! There will be face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, a clown, and hotdogs! Please join us and if you have not registered yet you can do that as well.
Welcome Back Choir! We would like to welcome back our wonderful Choir! It certainly is a blessing to have them singing again.
Pantry Update: The Holy Trinity Pantry has had so many generous donations! We also have had many neighbors in need of food assistance. We are so grateful to all of you who have made donations. At this time, the following items are most needed: Cereal, jelly, hearty soups and chili, canned meals like beefaroni and spaghettios, canned chicken, tuna and ham. Thank you.
Warm Hand to Warm Hearts: Our First Gathering of those who want to learn how to Knit & Crochet and those that know how to Knit & Crochet. We will be meeting the last Tuesday of the month, in the Church Hall. Starting September 28, 2021, at 7 p.m. Bring with you a size 8 or 9 pair of Knitting needles and size K or 6.50 Crochet hook. Yarn and directions will be provided. Come no matter whether you know how to or are advanced yarners. We will have a good time together helping one another. For questions Dorothy Yakumithis 419-867-0734 or Phyllis Manton 419-290-2527.
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITES ARE STARTING UP! Bible Study resumes this week with our Wednesday morning and evening studies. On September 19th Sunday School is back and in person!!! Please join us on the 19th for the “Welcome back Fair”. Please see the flyer for more information. Greek School resumes on the 22nd for adults and the 25th of September for our kids. On line registration is now available.
Pan-Orthodox Game Night! Pan Orthodox Fellowship of Toledo invites you to Game Night. Our community will be hosting on Thursday, September 23rd at 6 pm. Vespers followed by potluck dinner and games! This is open to everyone! Please bring a side dish to share. Please see the flyer for more information.
ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP OBLIGATION? We hope you're enjoying your summer so far. Due to changes in routine and vacation, we would like to remind you that if you haven't paid or pledged, please do so. We need all your participation to reach our stewardship goal for this year!.. Thank you to everyone who has paid and pledged!
Sunday Coffee Hours – As we begin to open, we are once again allowed to have Coffee hour. There are many Sundays available and it is a great way for your family, or a few families together, to offer fellowship and refreshments to our community. Please let Carole know which Sunday you would like to offer Coffee Hour.
ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS: ***PROSFORA NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF September & October. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at email@example.com
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR: April 3rd and 10th. The cost is $50 for 2 beautiful vases. It’s a great way to show your support in honor or memory of someone and beautify our altar too! Call the Church office if you’re interested.
UP-COMING MEMORIAL SERVICES- September 26th – Melpomeni Vourvoulia – 6 months - October 10th George A. Dedes – 40 Days-October 17th – Roger Worley 1 year
Come and join us on September 19th for the first day of Sunday School. You can register your child for Sunday School and Greek School and have lots of fun.
On Thursday, September 23rd at 6 pm We are hosting a Pan Orthodox game night! There will be Vespers followed by potluck dinner and games!
The 70th Anniversary date has changed! Please see the flyer for details.
Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who made fisherman all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them, drawing all the world into Your net. O Loving One, glory be to You.
Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
In 278, during the reign of Probus, Saints Trophimus and Sabbatius came to Antioch, and seeing the city celebrating the festival of Apollo at Daphne lamented the blindness of the people, and presented themselves as Christians to Atticus the Governor. Saint Trophimus was stripped of his clothing, and was stretched out and beaten until the earth was red with his blood. Then he was hung up, scraped on his sides, and imprisoned in torments. Saint Sabbatius was tortured so savagely that he gave up his spirit in his sufferings. Trophimus was sent to Synnada, wearing iron shoes fitted with sharp iron nails within; he was further tormented without mercy, then cast into prison. Dorymedon, a counsellor, and a pagan, came to the prison and cared for Trophimus. When a certain feast came, Dorymedon was asked why he did not sacrifice to the idols; he proclaimed himself a Christian, for which he was imprisoned, pierced with heated spits, frightfully punished, and finally beheaded with Saint Trophimus.