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 – Steve Jenkins – Greg Cook
THIS WEEK’S MEMORIAL IS FOR: John E. Melas – 10 years
TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR: Maroulla Louka – 40 days Virginia Grevis – 5 years
May Their Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Gene & Faye Haberman in loving memory of John E. Melas. May His Memory Be Eternal
The Prosfora, Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful, was offered this week by the Melas & Haberman Families and Dawn Anagnos Thank You and God Bless You
CONDOLENCES to the family of Bessie Bellas whose funeral was this past Wednesday. May Her Memory Be Eternal
CONDOLENCES to the family of John Vardinakis who passes away on Tuesday. May his memory Be Eternal
CONDOLENCES to the family of Neocles Leontis who passed away on Wednesday. May his Memory Be Eternal.
In the Hospital last week. Alex Tokles (Flower). Perastika and a speedy recovery.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY All meetings are On line:
Monday, December 14th- Philoptochos Board Meeting 6 pm
Philoptochos General Meeting 7 pm
Tuesday, December 15th-Saint Eleutherios Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am
“100 Christmas Blessing” Zoom Presentation 7 pm
Wednesday, December 16th-Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm
Adult Greek School via Zoom
Thursday, December 17th- Men’s group 7 pm via Zoom
Friday, December 18th- Paraklesis 7 pm
As in years past our Sunday School kids will be collecting hats, gloves, and scarves for those less fortunate. Please help our kids and their families donate these much-needed items. Please bring your donation to Church with you during the Sundays of December. There will be two small trees on the solea one by the Icon of Christ and the other by the Icon of the Virgin Mary. You may hang your offering on one of the trees.
Special presentation on the Cathedral 100th year Anniversary
It is my great pleasure to announce that on December 15th, via Zoom, our own Chris Zervos will offer a presentation and discussion on the Cathedral’s 100th year anniversary. The Title of the presentation is "100 Christmas Blessings". As many of you know the first service was held on Christmas day 1920. As we prepare to remember and celebrate this day let us gather via Zoom to hear how special this Christmas is for our community.
GOYA, HOPE, and JOY Christmas Zoom Discussion: On Sunday December 13th Our Hope and Joy kids will have a Zoom Discussion about Christmas at 3 pm. They will also make ornaments together as well. The GOYANS will have their discussion on December 20th at 3pm. Their Discussion will include the GOYANS from Ann Arbor.
Christmas Pageant: As all of us can imagine this year's pageant will be different. The children will put together a "Video Collage Pageant" for you to view in Church on Sunday December 20th. This video will also be on YouTube!
The Philoptochos Collection Tray today is for the St. Spyridon Fund which supports our Metropolis ministries. Thank you for your support.
ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE?... With a few weeks left in this campaign... Have you paid this year’s commitment? If you haven’t paid – Please do. Thank you to everyone who has paid their pledge in full. We appreciate it!
PHYLLO FOR SALE – 2 for $5.00 – Call the Church Office
GREEK KITCHEN Christmas orders and DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE Dolmathes orders are due Monday, December 14th – Pick up is December 18 & 19th 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
PHILOPTOCHOS VASILOPITA SALE - Let’s continue our tradition and purchase your Vasilopita from Philoptochos! The Vasilopita Sale is in lieu of our annual Vasilopita Dinner. Benefitting our many charitable ministries A sweet, moist, fluffy, yeast bread Ten inches round, weighs two pounds, with a New Year’s coin Mail your completed Order Form with payment (checks payable to Philoptochos) by Thursday, December 10, 2020 to Pattie Senerius 7001 Leicester Road Toledo, OH 43617 Pre-paid order pick-up at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior St. (Use Summit St. entrance) Sunday, December 27th, After Church (11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.)
JANUARY 2021 ECHO ARTICLES are due this Tuesday, December 15th.
HOLY TRINITY PANTRY - Due to the growing use of our Pantry, our needs are constantly changing. In addition to the items listed in the November Echo, the Pantry is now in need of: laundry detergent, jelly, shelf-stable milk, pasta meat sauce, crackers, hand sanitizer, and hand soap. We would also like to start collecting new or gently-used hats, scarves, and mittens. And as always, we happily welcome any nonperishable food items. Thank you!
Phase 2: Please remember that we have entered into phase 2 of reopening. Phase 2 means that we are allowed to have more people in Church. The number has increased to 60 people. All of the other restrictions and directives contain to be in use. Please see the revised protocol for more information.
Reminder and Thank you! We would like to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to open up our beloved Cathedral. We thank you for doing your best to follow the rules that we have been asked to put into place. We would also like to remind you to please keep your mask on even after you find your seat. The only time you may take off your mask is when you receive communion.
ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS: ***PROSFORA NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF December & January. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at email@example.com
ALTAR FLOWERSD ARE NEEDED FOR May 16th 20201. 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: December 27th Georgia Karahalios – 6 months; Despina Rossopoulou – 40 days; Harry Hartford – 8 years May Their Memory Be Eternal