September 17: HT Serves FOCUS MealThank you to all who signed up to cook for the FOCUS meal. Please keep in mind that we need volunteers to work in the kitchen, serve the meal, and clean up afterward. Volunteer set-up is from 4 to 5 pm, and dinner is served from 5 to 7; we meet in the kitchen at 4:45 pm to assign jobs and to pray. See you there!
A Note from Terri Melnychenko...To all of the wonderful people at Holy Trinity who helped me through the most difficult days of my life, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation and love. When I thought I couldn't bear any more sadness, someone always stepped in to lift me up. When I felt completely alone, someone would give me a hug.
Thank you all for everything you did. With all of your help I was able to get through the funeral with the feeling of love surrounding me. Thanks to the clergy, the choir director and singers, those who prepared and served the delicious luncheon, those who stood by me at Bohdan's grave, and all of you who enveloped me with love and support.
I know that many people at Holy Trinity had deep affection for Deacon Bohdan. I would like to ask for your continued prayers for both Bohdan and me. Thank you so very much.
Love and blessings, Terri Melnychenko
September 23: Fall Garden Cleanup DayFrom Abby Hansen: Everyone is welcome to help us put the community garden to bed for the season (I won't say which season, but you can guess), on Saturday, September 23 (9 am to 12:30 pm, including soup lunch). Tasks will include turning compost, pulling spent plants, mulching beds, winterizing our irrigation system - and more! Abby will make a big pot of soup for lunch for those who can stay. Please bring a little something to fill out our meal or a snack item to nourish those who need to leave early for the Payne Avene parade. Please RSVP to Abby for lunch planning purposes (email@example.com or 612-871-6066); thanks!
Harvest Festival ParadeFor the second year in a row Holy Trinity parishioners will march in the Payne Avenue parade. This is a great way for our church to participate in the life of the neighborhood. Please join us on September 23. The parade route is less than 1 mile and slopes downhill. For more details please contact Eric Saathoff.
Adopt-a-ProjectFrom Fr Jonathan: Click here to check out a couple of tasks the church needs doing… thank you for any help you can offer!
Holy Trinity Food Shelf
As you shop this week, please consider picking up a few items for our food shelf, to help our neighbors in need (food shelf guidelines). Contact Ronda Wintheiser with any questions or suggestions. Thank you!
Our fall church school schedule begins this Sunday, September 17, with classes at 9 am; classes meet in the church basement.
Our adult education schedule also resumes this Sunday; adults gather at 9 am in Archangel Michael Hall.
September 17 - Cultivate International
Elaine Tymchak, founder and executive director, will discuss the work of Cultivate International - a local nonprofit organization that empowers immigrant, minority, and indigenous leaders in the Twin Cities and worldwide so that they can become the changemakers their communities need in order to fight poverty and injustice, equipping its partners with the foundation that they need to lead long-term, sustainable community development efforts.
Currently Cultivate International's partners come from Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique, India, Haiti, the Congo, and Somalia, launching projects such as schools, job training centers, and feeding programs and reaching out to the poor, marginalized, and hurting in their societies. The Somali partner is working with Somali youth in North Minneapolis, giving them needed training; connecting them to mentors, volunteers, and supporters; and offering assistance and a platform for fundraising. (Our own Jennifer Freeman serves on the Cultivate board.)