Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
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We hope it is helpful. If you are
contemplating a first or return visit to
an Orthodox Church, or if you are
travelling and looking for a home
away from home, we sincerely hope
you will join us where two or three are
gathered in His name, in one place.
Community Announcements
Updated: Sept. 5, 2018

September 15: September Garden Work Day 

From Abby Hansen: All are welcome to toil with us in the September garden this Saturday, from 9 am to 12:30 pm. This time of year gives us plenty to do as we start to clear our plants at the end of their life cycle and prep the ground for *winter*. Don't worry though, there are still plenty of flowers to pick and fruits to harvest, and the cool autumn air makes it thrilling to be outdoors. Please RSVP (abbyshansen@gmail.com) for a sandwich potluck, at noon including slow-cooked meats and pickled sandwich slaw. (Maybe some chips, too!)

Equipment Needed for Icon Installation

We would save ourselves some equipment rental costs if anyone in the parish could lend us
  1. a basic scaffolding unit
  2. a mortar paddle and the power tool to use it
Installation is on  September 20-21. Contact Fr Jonathan if you can help!

September 22: Payne Avenue Parade

Clear your calendars for our neighborhood parade! On Saturday, September 22, we will again have a Holy Trinity unit in the Payne Avenue parade. This will be our 3rd year in a row. It's a great way to see many of our neighbors. The parade route is about one mile (downhill!) and begins at noon.

Following the parade is something new, called the "Taste of Payne," from 1 to 6 pm; you can read more about it here and here. Please let Eric Saathoff know if you can make it, he'll send our detailed meet-up time and location as soon as it's known (ericsaathoff@gmail.com, 651-771-0210).

October 6: Pan-Orthodox Tea

This fall's pan-Orthodox tea will be hosted by Holy Trinity and held at Archangel Michael Hall. The tea will begin at 2:30 pm, followed by a presentation at 3:30 and Vespers at 5 pm. Contact Vera Proctor for more information (651-324-2705; vsproctor@gmail.com).

Save the Date! October 14 at the Carpenter Nature Center

The time for our annual excursion to the Carpenter Nature Center is approaching. Look for details in next week’s bulletin.

FOCUS Clothing Donations on Hold

Please remember that FOCUS is not accepting clothing donations at this time.

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: September 16, 23, 30; October 7.

Family Corner
Attendance at last week's church school was robust and enthusiastic.  Thank you, families, for taking time out of your Saturday afternoon to allow your children to come listen, respond, work, play and feast with us!

This week  we will sing "Before Thy Cross" and review  prostrations before we go to our individual classes. We will be in the post-feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. The festal color is red for those who like to dress in it.

We hope to see you at 9 am on Sunday! 

Adult Education

September 16: Adult Education Begins

Adult education kicks off this Sunday at 9 am in AMH with a discussion of three poems by 19th-century Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins. Mike Lotti will lead the discussion.

The three poems can be found online if you'd like to read them ahead of time:

Upcoming Services & Events
Friday, September 14 -
Elevation of the Cross
8:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Saturday, September 15
3:30 pm - Choir practice
5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, September 16
9:00 am - Church school and Adult Ed
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, September 18
7:00 pm - Parish Council meeting 

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

To subscribe to the Holy Trinity weekly e-mail bulletin, e-mail .

Father Jonathan Proctor, Rector
Phone: 651.644.4383

Father Thaddeus Wojcik (Retired)

Father Andrew Jaye

Deacon Kelsios Willis