Services This Week
Tue. May 21, 8:30am Orthros/9:30am Liturgy: Ss. Constantine 8 Helen (SG)
Memorial prayers will be offered at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy today for the repose of the souls of the servants of God, John Giannoutsos (40 days) and Sarah Scopelitis (8 years). The Coffee Hour is being sponsored today in their memories by their families. May their memory be eternal!
Funeral Tomorrow: Marjorie Andromalos
Our sister in Christ, Marjorie Andromalos, has fallen asleep in the Lord. Viewing and Funeral services are as follows: Monday, May 20, 1:00pm-9:00pm Visitation - Brock Funeral Home, 1500 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Monday, May 20, 7:00pm Trisagion - Brock Funeral Home. Tuesday, May 21, 10:30am Visitation, 11:00am Funeral - Saint George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Road, Allison Park, followed by interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery. May her memory be eternal!
Church School Graduation Today
The Church School ministry will hold its graduation ceremony today following the Divine Liturgy. Thank you to all the support provided by the families throughout the year and especially to the dedicated offerings of love and talents made by the Church School staff. Following the dismissal today, there will be a picnic lunch celebration for the Church School students at the playground/park at the far end of the classroom wing. We look forward to re-convening in our new facility in September with a newly-formatted and energized teaching ministry. But, in the mean time, classes are over but worship goes one, so...SEE YOU ALL NEXT SUNDAY!
HOPE/JOY Horse Ranch Visit Today
Following Divine Liturgy and Church School Graduation today, the HOPE and JOY ministries will have a quick lunch at the church and then will visit the Pagonis family’s "C&G Ranch" in Evans City. The children will spend time learning about grooming, training and riding Arabian horses with a professional trainer. Thank you to the Pagonis family for this exciting opportunity.
Festival Meeting Today
The Holy Trinity 2013 Greek Festival committee will hold a meeting in the trailer meeting room today following the Divine Liturgy. All committee members and any parishioner interested in helping with the planning of the festival are welcome to attend because we will need more help than ever for the biggest festival in Holy Trinity history coming up in August. Thank you, good stewards!
Lunch Reservations Available and Required for Thyranoixia
The Thyranoixia Committee is pleased to remind everyone that even though the Saturday evening Gala has sold out, there are many other events happening that weekend, so please plan on attending them all: 1) The official "Thyranoixia" or "Opening of the Doors" starting at 8:30am on Saturday morning, June 22, including the Divine Liturgy and Saturday of the Souls Memorial; 2) The luncheon following the services - please note that a special lunch in a commemorative lunch is available, but pre-paid reservations ($12) are required to secure your lunch; 3) Pentecost Sunday 8:30am Orthros and 9:30am Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Service on Sunday, June 23, followed by a Community Feast Day Lunch hosted by Philoptochos (free-will offerings accepted); and finally 4) The Monday of the Holy Spirit Feast Day Liturgy and Coffee reception on June 24, starting with Orthros at 8:30am and Divine Liturgy at 9:30am. These all all "firsts" and "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences, so don`t miss out on any of them. Let`s all rejoice in the wonders God has worked in this community as we launch the next generation of Holy Trinity ministry at our new location!
Thyranoixia (Door Opening) Weekend Guide
The Thyranoixia (Door Opening) Committee will be publishing a "Weekend Guide" to be distributed during the entire celebration weekend June 22– 24. It will contain information about the weekend’s activities, Holy Trinity’s history and ads from parishioners, friends and local businesses. The Weekend Guide will also include a sampling of parishioner responses to the question: “What does moving into the new Church facility mean to you and your family?” Flyers for submitting ads and giving your response to this question can be found on the information table outside of Fr. John’s office. You may also contact Penny Tomalski (724-813-5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
May is Food Drive Month – Pick up Your Donation Bags Today
Holy Trinity Church is the sponsor community for FOCUS Pittsburgh Emergency Food Pantry. During the month of May, you can participate in a meaningful way by remembering the less fortunate, who have basic nutritional and personal care needs every day. There are be specially-marked bags available after church today for everyone able to help, so that we can fill them, bring back and place them in the marked bins around the church. Together, we can replenish the shelves of the emergency food pantry, so no one is turned away empty-handed. Thank you for your generosity. Questions? See our FOCUS Ambassador, Mike Kritiotis, or email outreach@HolyTrinityPgh.org.
Construction Project Reminder: Visits Not Permitted on Worksite - REALLY!
Things are progressing well with our new church project, but even though it looks like it's almost ready, it's not ready for us to visit yet! Our Building Committee and General Contractor once again remind us that it is an ACTIVE WORK SITE which is RESTRICTED to visitors. Though we are all excited to see the progress, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER the construction site at ANY period of the day or night (weekdays or weekends) or stop along Cumberland and Babcock to observe. There are many safety and liability issues that our contractor, Bridges & Company, has been asked to enforce and we must respect them. Our website will continue to be updated with photos and videos as construction progresses, so please check there for information and inside views. If you have any questions, please talk to Bill Fiedler or Jason Farmakis. Thank you for your understanding.
Keep Up With Final Construction Progress Online!
Keep up with the last weeks of progress on the construction of the new Holy Trinity Church by visiting our website, www.HolyTrinityPgh.org. There are photos and also links to up-close walking tour videos with descriptions about construction progress and features of the new facilities. Videos are also available on Facebook at Facebook.com/holytrinitypgh and now on our Holy Trinity YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/holytrinitypgh.
Calling All Spero’s Books: Please Come Home!
Attention Church School parents and students: if Spero needs your help! There are many books and DVDs missing from his library! Dozens of them. If you have any books out from the St. Spyridon Children`s Library, please return them bby the end of the month. The staff needs to begin packing up for the big move and would like to have all the materials back. If you cannot locate any books or materials, please see a library staff member about replacing them. Also, if a staff member contacts you about missing materials checked out by your children, please respectfully and responsibly fulfill their request to return or replace them. Many years of development have gone into our Saint Spyridon Library. It is a valuable community resource - let`s respect it and care for it properly. Thank you!
Greek Festival 2013 Information: August 28-September 1
Please mark August 28 through September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) on your calendar as the inaugural Greek Festival at our new Church location. The Festival Committee is reaching out to everyone to join in helping at what will be an unprecedented and historic event at our new Church, and our Parish Council has challenged us with the goal of holding our parish`s most successful festival ever! They are looking for parishioners to fulfill a variety of roles-there is something for everyone! To learn about how to help, please contact one of the following festival chairs:
Harry Athanasiou: 412-292-4205
Leo Loomis: 412-563-2323
Stephanie Sedor: 412-780-6183
Penny Tomalski: 724-813-5726
Gerri Valliant: 412-487-3977
More information regarding festival prep will be forthcoming. We look forward to welcoming and sharing our Holy Trinity hospitality with the North Hills in our new Church!
Welcome, Holy Trinity Guests!
We welcome all our guests to Holy Trinity Church today, whether as visitors from out of town, family members joining others here for worship today or even soon-to-be members here for the first time. No matter what the reason the Holy Spirit brought you here today, we welcome you with open arms and hearts filled with the love of Christ. Please help us welcome you by signing in at the hospitality table in the Narthex, where you will be presented with a yellow lapel Cross to help our Holy Trinity family know you're here. Please fill out an information card so we can contact youth with any information you may need concerning life here at Holy Trinity Church. And be sure to stop by Coffee Hour today, where our community members will be looking for you to welcome and introduce you to the people and ministries of our parish. It is good that you are here today. There is a place for everyone at Holy Trinity Church, so we look forward to seeing you again!
Attention Ministries: Email Addresses for Bulletin, Calendar and Herald notices
Attention all Holy Trinity ministries: Need to add an announcement to the Sunday Bulletin or Herald? Want to get a date on the Holy Trinity Calendar? Here is how to do it. For Sunday Bulletin announcements send an email to "bulletin@HolyTrinityPgh.org". For Herald announcements or news, send an email to "herald@HolyTrinityPgh.org". And to add dates to the calendar, send an email to "calendar@HolyTrinityPgh.org". These are independent functions, so if you want something listed in all three, send the email to all three addresses. This makes your requests clear to to the church office. Thank you!
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