Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
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Community Announcements
Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 

+ Memory Eternal

Chris Heren fell asleep in the Lord suddenly this past Sunday, December 3, as he and his mother were getting ready to leave for liturgy. He had been diagnosed with cancer in January. A former graduate student at Luther Seminary, Chris was a member at Holy Trinity for several years, and a close friend of Emmy Maschke. Dan Bassett was his sponsor. Chris had been living in Peoria, Illinois. His visitation will be Monday, December 11, 4-7 pm (panikhida at 6 pm) at  Remmert Funeral Home (521 E Washington St, East Peoria, IL 61611), and his funeral Tuesday, December 12, 10 am at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church (1812 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603).  His obituary may be read here.

May God grant him rest in blessed repose with all of the saints and make his memory to be eternal!

December 9: Visit from St Nicholas

This Saturday, December 9, after Great Vespers at 5:00 pm, we will gather in anticipation of a visit from St Nicholas, along with a community potluck (Lenten fare; fish, wine, and oil permitted). Please contact Anna Dains if you can help with preparations for this visit; we are looking for a storyteller as well as other helpers for St Nicholas.

Christmas Hams: Giving Opportunities

This year we are continuing our tradition of giving Christmas hams or turkeys to families living in close proximity to our church. People have really appreciated this in the past and have even come to look forward to this for their family celebrations. There are multiple ways that you can give:
  1. Give monetary donations to purchase the hams or turkeys (before Dec 10)
  2. Volunteer: On Sunday, Dec 3, we will go out in teams of two to deliver flyers to nearby homes
  3. Volunteer: After Sunday, Dec 10, one or two people will use the donations to purchase the requested hams and turkeys
  4. Volunteer: On Sunday, Dec 17, we will hand deliver the turkeys or hams to homes that requested them 
Please consider helping out with this important ministry. You may contact Eric Saathoff or Jeff Dains if you have questions.

Christmas Service Schedule

Here is our 2017 schedule of services for the Nativity:
  • Dec 22 (Fri) - 9:30 am - Royal Hours 
  • Dec 23 (Sat) - 5:00 pm - Great Vespers:
  • Dec 24 (Sun) - 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy:
  • Dec 24 (Sun) - 7:00 pm - Compline & Matins for Nativity
  • Dec 25  (Mon) - 9:00 am - Divine Liturgy for Nativity

Christmas Decorations

Do You Enjoy Decorating for Christmas? Can You Help? We need a volunteer or two to help make our church beautiful for the Nativity; this  involves hanging greens and arranging poinsettias before our service on Christmas Eve. Can you help out? Speak to Barb Pentecost if you can help or have questions; thank you!

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! 

Church School

Sunday classes (9 am):
  • Saturday, December 9: St Nicholas event after Great Vespers (details above)

Adult Education

No adult education this Sunday (December 10)

Upcoming Services & Events
Friday, December 8
9:00 am - Matins

Saturday, December 9
3:30 pm - Choir rehearsal
5:00 pm - Great Vespers
St Nicholas event and Lenten potluck after Vespers (fish, wine, and oil allowed)

Sunday, December 10
No church school or adult ed
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

How to Find Us
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
956 Forest Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106

Contact Information
Call 651.771.5614 for:
• directions to Holy Trinity
• information on service times

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Father Jonathan Proctor, Rector
Phone: 651.644.4383

Father Thaddeus Wojcik (Retired)

Father Andrew Jaye

Deacon Kelsios Willis