Weekly Announcements

 

 
 
THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday,  August14th , 2022
Forefeast of the Dormition
 
Sunday, August 14th
Forefeast of the Dormition
8:15am Orthros
9:30am Divine Liturgy
6pm Great Vespers at the York Chapel
 
Monday, August 15th
The Falling Asleep of the Virgin Mary
8:15am  Orthros
9am  Divine Liturgy
 
Saturday, August 20th
6pm Vespers
  
One-Year Memorial Service for Evangelia Spanos with Flowers and Coffee Hour
on behalf of her children Kathy (John) Doulgeris, Nick (Laura) Spanos, Crisa (Everette) Hamilton, Mary (William) Wallenmeyer, George (Beth) Spanos and their families.
May her memory be eternal.
 
One-Year Trisagion for Mila Glessner with Flowers and Coffee Hour
on behalf of her grandparents Angelo and Debbie Athanasatos and Family.
May her memory be eternal.
 
Stewardship Pledge:  Everyone was mailed a Stewardship Package for 2022; we ask that you please fill out your Stewardship Pledge for 2022 with careful and prayerful consideration and please return it to the Church Office. As of 7/31/22 - 348 families have pledges which is 69% of our families. The actual contributions & pledges are $284,128 at 59%. We thank all the families that have pledged so far for 2022 and may the blessings of the Lord always be with you and all in your families.
 
Church Committees - we are looking for volunteers to serve on various committees of our church including Building & Grounds, Security (alarms, cameras, doors, etc...), and Technology (Wi-Fi, office network & computers, sound & streaming).  Ours is a large facility, with many moving parts and supporting systems, and we need to do a better job keeping the facility beautiful, clean, secure and functioning effectively - inside & out.  Contact George Spanos at gjsholytrinity@gmail.com.
 
Bookstore news:   The Bookstore is open on Sundays after church. This is a special ministry in our Cathedral. There are many wonderful books, holy icons and other items that you may wish to buy for your home or give as gifts. Please come by and see our bookstore. Two new books are in“Return, Repentance and Confession, Return to God and His Church”.  This book give us a correct approach to the great and philanthropic mystery of repentance and confession. The other book:  “St. KallinikosMetropolitan of Edessa, Pella and Almopia”. He was the previous Metropolitan of Edessa, Greece. St. Kallinikos lived ascetically in a manner pleasing to God. A new book on Fr. Ephraim of Arizona has come in.    Please come by our Bookstore and see. Also, other new books in stock.
 
Icons for sponsorship.  If you want to sponsor one or you know of someone who would like to sponsor one, please let me know asap because it is first come-first serve.  Please call me at 717-818-1160 or email me at frmichael@holytrinityhbg.org Our Church is adorned with these beautiful Holy new icons. It looks spectacular!  Please see the list of icons that are ready to be sponsored in the Narthex.
Announcement:
Our Christmas Musical for 2022 is back!! The Musical is titled “Faith Endures, A Nativity Story of Hope”. Auditions have been held. This musical is open to everyone in the Community ages 2 and up. We are looking for actors, singers, dancers, instrumentalists and behind the scenes help.  Please direct questions to Connie (717) 571-9066 cgkokos1495@comcast.net or Ann (717) 379-6350 annariano@pa.net.
 
Helping Women, Period! Summer Drive: Helping Women, Period! is a club at Hershey High School that works to combat period and hygiene poverty through collecting and donating feminine and general hygiene products and educating our local community about such issues. From June 20th – August 20th, we are hosting a drive for these kinds of products. All donations will go to the Lancaster YWCA and the Sunday Pantry for hygienic kits. If you wish to donate, the church foyer will have a collection bin for in-kind donations. With any questions or concerns, please contact Kristina Chroneos at kchroneos@hershey.k12.pa.us Thank you for all the support!  This is the last week to bring in your items.
 
We have listed the products below that are needed:  Please let Kristina know if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration! 
Acceptable Donations:
● Brand new bras/bralettes/sports bras/bikini tops
● Menstrual pads/tampons/pantiliners
● shampoo/conditioner/body wash
● Hair products for natural hair
● Hair color/hairspray/styling products
● Deodorant
● Lotion
● Dental care
● Perfume
● Travel-size Toiletries
● Masks
● Hand sanitizer/Lysol wipes
● Baby Wipes
● Diapers
● Socks
● Over the counter medications
● Trash bags
● New, unopened makeup/makeup remover/nail polish/beauty supplies
● Other menstrual/general hygiene products
 
PLEASE PUT YOUR ITEMS IN THE COLLECTION BIN IN THE HALL FOYER. These items will be delivered to women in different shelters.  Thank you and God Bless you.
 
VOTER ELIGIBILITY FOR PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS In order to be eligible to vote in the Parish Council Elections, an individual must be a member in good standing of the Parish, as defined in the Uniform Parish Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. In Chapter One, Article 18, Section 1, of these regulations, a parishioner in good standing is defined as: "Any person, eighteen years of age or over, who was baptized and chrismated according to the rites of the Orthodox Church and lives according to the tenets of the Orthodox faith." The Uniform Parish Regulations also provide that a member in good standing is one who has met his or her stewardship obligation to the Parish. Under Article VI, Section 1, of our Parish Bylaws, this stewardship obligation is defined as follows: "For purposes of voting in the annual election of Parish Council members, a parishioner in good standing is defined as any member of the Parish who submits a completed stewardship pledge card on or before the end of the Ecclesiastical Year, August 31, prior to the elections on the third Sunday in November of each calendar year."
 
Dates to Remember:
 
1.     Neohoriton Panygiri on Sunday, August 28th at the York Chapel.  Services will begin at 11am.
 
2.     Senior Citizens’ Gathering on Tuesday, September 6th at 11am. All persons 55 and up are welcome to attend. Please come join our fellowship.
 
3.      GENERAL ASSEMBLY will be held after Church on Sunday, Sept. 11th.  Please make plans to attend. We will also be voting for delegates for the Metropolis Clergy-Laity.
 
4.     Sunday School begins on Sunday, September 11th. All the teachers are waiting for the children to come back and teach them about our faith.
 
5.     GOYA “Kick Off” meeting/picnic on Sunday, September 11th at the home of John & Lia Mazias. The festivities will begin at 4:30pm.
 
6.     Greek School will begin on Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30pm. We ask that all children from Kindergarten to 7th grade to please come and join our Greek School program. The Greek School teaches the children about the language, faith, culture and traditions. Please don’t let this opportunity pass for your children.  
 
7.     Couples Retreat on Saturday, September 17th at Holy Trinity Cathedral from 9am – 2:30pm. All couples are invited to attend; married and/or engaged. Please see enclosed flyer.
 
8.     Altar Boy Orientation and forming of new Captains and Teams will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 5pm in the Church. We ask that all past Altar Boys and boys 8 and up to please consider to come.
 
9.     2022 Metropolis Clergy-Laity, Philoptochos, and Youth Worker Assembly Saturday, September 24th  8am—5pm Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 985 Providence Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

10.    CALLING ALL GOLFERS:  Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 25th at the Carlisle Barracks. Get your golfing buddies together.  See the table in the Hall for information to register and to give a sponsorship.
 
11.     Metropolis YAL Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on October 7th – 9th.
 
THIS WEEK'S ATTACHMENTS
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