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
George Sares – Paul Sieben – Matt Simko
THIS WEEK’S MEMORIALS ARE FOR: Michael Yakumithis - 6 months
All Deceased Members of Philoptochos
Trisagion Prayers - Pete Morris – 4 yrs
May Their Memory be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED: Anonymously
THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY: The Yakumithis Family in memory of Michael. Please join them for coffee, refreshments, and fellowship after church in our community center.
EPISTLE READERS ARE: English: Kathy Chaka Greek: Basil Apostolou
PROSFORA OFFERED TODAY BY: The Yakumithis Family in memory of Michael and our Philoptochos Society in honor of Philoptochos Sunday and all their deceased members. Also appreciation to Dawn Anagnos for offering Artoclasia for today's service. Thank you and God bless you.
IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK: Yanula Stathulis (Toledo Hospital)
Parastika and Speedy Recovery
PHILOPTOCHOS WILL PASS A SPECIAL TRAY TODAY TO BENEFIT THE PATRIARCHATE
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Monday, November 8th: Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am, Philoptochos Board meeting 6:30 pm Regular meeting 7 pm
Tuesday, November 9th: Saint Nektarius the Wonderworker Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am Orthodoxy 101 6 pm, Cook Book Zoom meeting 7 pm
Wednesday, November 10th: Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm, Adult Greek School 6pm, Young Adults 6 pm
Thursday, November 11th: Men’s ministry 6 pm
Saturday, November 13th: Youth Greek School 9:20am-12:20
Today is Philoptochos Sunday. We thank the Philoptochos for all the work they do in our community and throughout the Archdiocese.
Hope and Joy Meeting today after Sunday School
Our Daughters of Penelope need your help. A nearby elementary school, Chase Stemm Academy, had a fire in their boiler room. It burned up all the toys hidden in there that were collected, so far, for underprivileged kids' Christmas gifts. Please help us bring some joy! Donate toys or gifts for elementary school kids. If your last name begins with A - M please bring something for K through 4th grade. If your last name begins with N through Z, please bring in something for 5 through 8th grade. Leave your gifts in the community hall after liturgy - or anytime you are near church you can drop them off with a note: Chase donation. Any kind of donation is welcome. Thank you.
Daughters of Penelope Dolmathes for the Holidays! Please see the order form for more information.
Holy Trinity Greek Kitchen is taking orders for Spinach Pie, Cheese Pie, Galatoborikou, Baklava, and Chocolate Baklava. Please see the order form for more details.
Attention parents! If your son age 8 to 18 is interested in serving in the Altar please visit www.holytrinitytoledo.com/altar-boys/ to register for the Altar. Father Larry will send out a schedule for the Altar boys.
*NEW*Pantry Update: Inventory was completed on November 1st and the Pantry items most needed are: peanut butter, jelly, Ritz and saltine crackers, hamburger helper, mac n cheese, cereal, dish soap, bar soap, toilet paper, shampoo and deodorant. Please know that we are so very grateful to all of our parishioners who continue to make monetary and food donations. Thank you all!
Warm Hand to Warm Hearts: We have started our Classes on Knitting and Crocheting with 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. Our next gathering will be November 30, 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.
ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP OBLIGATION? We have 2 months remaining in this year’s campaign. We need everyone’s 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 November & December. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at email@example.com
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR: April 3rd. 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- November 28th – Evangeline Sares 18 years; William Sares 20 years; December 5th – Stavroula Bekos – 40 days; Neocles Leontis – 1 year
Two Weeks Until Stewardship Sunday!
SAINT GEORGE LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS Is offering their annual Feather Party on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Please see the flyer for more information.
Attached please find the Greek Kitchen Fall order form!
Attached please find the Dolmathes for the Holidays order form!
The 70th Anniversary date has changed! Please see the flyer for details.
Ninth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:19-31
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them: "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him: "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe."
Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said: "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19.
Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
7th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:41-56
At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus' feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, "Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!" But Jesus said, "Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me." And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace." While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler's house came and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more." But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well." And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, "Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, "Child, arise." And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.
Our righteous Father Lazarus was born in 967 in Magnesia of Asia Minor, and passed through various regions of the East, visiting monasteries. He was tonsured a monk, and then ordained priest, at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in Palestine. In 1005 he returned to his homeland, and beginning in the year 1012, he built the monasteries that are on Mount Galesion. He raised up a pillar, on which he lived as a stylite for many years, enduring unspeakable hardships for the love of Christ, and reposed in the Lord in deep old age in the year 1053, during the reign of Constantine Monomachus (1042-1055).
These holy Martyrs confessed during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian in the year 290. Of them, Saint Hieron was from Tyana in Cappadocia, a husbandman, of great bodily strength and high nobility of soul. As he was at work digging in his field, certain soldiers came to impress him into military service. He, however, not wishing to keep company with the impious, refused, and with his wooden tool alone drove away the armed soldiers, who fled in fear because of his strength. Later, however, he went of his own free will, and confessed Christ before the governor. His right hand was cut off, and he was imprisoned with thirty-two others, whom he strengthened in the Faith of Christ. Together they were all beheaded outside the city of Melitene in Armenia.