THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA
Sunday, May 2nd
GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA
11:00am Children’s Egg Hunt
11:30am Agape Service and Vespers for St. George
This is a FAST-FREE WEEK
BRIGHT MONDAY – May 3rd
St. George the Great Martyr
9:00am Divine Liturgy
BRIGHT WEDNESDAY – May 5th
St. Irene the Great Martyr
9:00am Divine Liturgy
BRIGHT THURSDAY – May 6th
7:00pm Bible Class
BRIGHT FRIDAY – May 7th
Theotokos the Life-Giving Font
9:00am Divine Liturgy
10:30am Bible Class
BRIGHT SATURDAY – May 8th
Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.
Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.
During this Holy Resurrection Season and for the next 50 days till Pentecost there is no kneeling during the Divine Liturgy.
Please join us in congratulating Fr. Aaron and Presvytera Kyriaka Gilbert on the birth of their third child, Panagiotis Nikolaos Gilbert, who was born 4/24/21. He joins older brother Matthew and sister Maria. Na sas Zissi.
We are live streaming on our new You Tube Channel. Go to YouTube and search for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Camp Hill (or copy/paste the link provided below). Click on the Channel and press the "Subscribe" button. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwzf0w5hAbtY35zJUJw_6Lw. You can also access the live stream from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityCampHill.
DRIVE-THRU PASTRY BAKING on Saturday, May 8th in the Church hall. We will be making Baklava. Please come and help. We need all volunteers!!! The Drive-Thru will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 14th and 15th to the public from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Instead of our Festival this year, we will be having a Drive-Thru. Also, we have made Pastitsio and Mousaka that are for sale now to our parishioners on Sundays after Church. The cost is $25 per frozen pan. We will also be selling what we have left at the Drive-Thru. Make sure you buy yours for Pascha.
GOYA PICNIC after Church service on Sunday, May 16th on the Church property.
STEWARDSHIP. We ask that you please fill out your Stewardship Pledge for 2021 with careful and prayerful consideration and please return it to the Church Office.
Stewardship 2021. Before completing and mailing the 2021 Pledge Commitment Card to the Church Office, please give the matter of your Christian Stewardship Commitment your most serious and prayerful consideration. The financial level at which you arrive should be a spiritual expression of gratitude and love to God for all you have received. Your Stewardship Commitment is a testimony of your dedication to enhancing your personal spiritual life. We thank you on behalf of the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Stewardship Pledges for 2021: We would like to thank all those who generously have responded with their stewardship contribution to the Church. We thank our 65% families who up to April 28th, 2021 have pledged and contributed for 2021 year bringing to a total of actual contributions to $185,580. This is great news for the first four months of 2021. Great progress for a good Stewardship year. May the blessings of the Lord always be with all of you and with our families keeping all safe, healthy, and spiritually strong. Thank you.
The Agape Service will be held on Sunday, May 2nd at 11:30am. The Gospel will be read in many languages. If you wish to read the Gospel in a different language, please speak with Fr. Michael. If you do not have the reading, Father has a pamphlet with many languages of this Gospel. Also, before the Service the Egg Hung will be held for the small children.
Bookstore news: The Bookstore is open every Sunday after church. This is a special ministry in our Cathedral. There are many wonderful books, icons and other items that you may wish to buy for your home or give as gifts. Please come by and see our bookstore.
Graduation Sunday and Scholarship Sunday will be held this year on SUNDAY, AUGUST 1st, 2021. Please look at the Church’s website for all the Scholarships that are available. Scholarships are also available on the ledge outside of the Office. Please take advantage of these wonderful scholarships. Also please fill out the Graduation Form that was sent with the MAY Source.
When you enter in the Church please make sure you are wearing a mask, or one will be provided for you. Make sure you cover your nose and mouth. Please no shaking hands, no hugging, no embracing, we will keep social distancing etc. Also, please use the hand sanitizer that is available to all at the entrance. Children that are 10 years old and younger, may not wear masks. You may venerate or kiss the icons OR if you wish to only bow.
An Important Note: Many of our parishioners do not get these mass emails. If you are aware of them who do not, please call them and read to them what these announcements say. Also please notify Fr. Michael at email@example.com for their email addresses and we will add them to the list. Thank you to those who have responded to add them on our email list.
If you need any help, please call Fr. Michael at 717-818-1160 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep the Clergy, the Parish Council members and all the parishioners at Holy Trinity in your prayers, as well. Please also pray for the health of the medical personnel, emergency personnel and all the front-line health providers and workers during this difficult time. Please pray for the families that are sick, the families who have lost loved ones and especially please pray for the entire world to be rid of this virus.
Our Church Office is still closed. For emergencies, especially, please call the clergy directly, email us or text us to reach us. We are communicating via email concerning the Church activities. We hope and pray that everyone will be safe and healthy.
GOMOP SUMMER CAMP 2021!
JOY Campers: This summer we will be offering one week of an online experience for our JOY campers. During this week, our JOY campers will interact with their friends and experience their Orthodox faith with fun activities led by our trained Staff members! God willing, our JOY program will resume its usual programming in the summer of 2022.
GOYA Campers: This summer we will be offering an in-person program for our GOYANS! We remain committed to keeping our camper’s safety a priority. Adaptations, such as the ones listed in the paragraph below, will be implemented in order to be compliant with the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the American Camping Association, Camp Nazareth Administration and various medical professionals, whom we have consulted regarding the best practices to operate Summer Camp 2021.
*Please Note: Summer Camp at the campsite will accommodate half the normal capacity of campers for each session, due to safety protocols. Each week of camp will begin Sunday and conclude Friday before noon, to allow for proper cleaning and sanitizing in between sessions. We remain in constant communication with various medical professionals and the Camp Nazareth facility and are committed to offering a Christ-centered program that is safe, healthy, and fun for all of our campers!
Registration for all campers will open this spring! Camper registration for our JOY campers will operate as normal. Camper Registration for our GOYANS will open for one camping week at a time, starting with Week 3 and moving backwards. Once that week is full, registration will close and the prior week will open. Registration will be open on grade-level basis, allowing our 12th grade campers the opportunity to register first, then 11th graders, then 10th graders, then 9th graders and so on. Typically, we offer the choice to our 7th graders to attend a week with older or younger campers. Although not a guarantee, it is our hope that 7th graders, along with 8th and 9th graders will attend camp in-person this year. If the camp fills up for any age group, we are prepared to offer another session of alternative, online programming!
Week 1: Sunday, June 20 – Friday, June 25 (GOYA)
Week 2: Sunday June 27 – Friday, July 2 (GOYA)
Week 3: Sunday July 4 – Friday July 9 (GOYA)
JOY Week: Sunday, August 1 – Friday, August 6 (online)
This summer will be a unique opportunity to gather more personally at the camp, and maintain elements we love about our program for those not physically on-site. We continue to work diligently toward gathering to know Christ better, being safe and having fun! More safety information regarding this summer will be updated on our website in the coming days. Please look out for our next email with information regarding our upcoming parent informational webinar!
All Oratorical Festival Speakers will be receiving a scholarship for Camp. You will each get $50 scholarship for Camp. Our 4 finalists in both the Junior Speakers(2) and Senior Speakers(2) will each get $100 scholarship for Camp. Camper registration will be opening in April! Summer Camp 2021 for our GOYANS will cost $650/camper, and for our JOY campers will cost $50.
Our Cathedral will provide half of the registration fee to each participant.
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To all parents and Sunday School Teachers: News from the Department of Religious Education Religious Ed @ Home: https://www.goarch.org/educators-articles
Each week, a variety of discussion questions, activities, lessons, and crafts arranged by general age groups is posted for use on Sunday.
More have been posted here also: https://pittsburgh.goarch.org/religious-ed
On the Archdiocese website use this link and find activities and programs for all ages for your children. https://www.goarch.org/departments/family. This is done by the “Center of Family Care”.
Once you get on that website, you will find many different programs that you may like. One program for younger children is "Soak Up the Son - The Wonder of God's Creation." This 10-week series will explore various themes from Genesis, with new content released each Monday. You can access past videos, handouts, and additional content. You can also view past weeks’ videos about the first day of creation and accompanying handout and activities!
Also, another one is “Comfort Food for Families”. It has different topics for all ages. This is also very interesting with different persons speaking on a specific topic about our faith.
Please look into these different apps and also other topics that they have. It is a highly informative section that I believe most parents would like to see with their children.
I hope these are helpful to you and your family.