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Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Returns

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast returns this month this Saturday (June 16). It is a terrific opportunity for men–young and old–to gather for breakfast and spiritual reflection. Members of the group will also help return the church to normal for Great Vespers that evening. Thank you in advance!

Daily Vespers Canceled for Church Repainting

Daily Vespers is canceled this Wednesday (June 13) so the altar and nave can be repainted this week. The soot buildup that has accumulated in the past few years will be removed and an oil-based primer will be applied to significantly limit future soot accumulation.

Stay Informed About Our Snyder County Outreach

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit has a new mailing list for communicating events and other Chapel news. Messages will typically be sent once or twice per week. To subscribe, send an email to chs-general-subscribe@holyspirit-oca.org and follow the instructions in the confirmation email. You can also complete the form on the brand new holyspirit-oca.org.

Archdiocese Sponsors Pirates Baseball Outing

Pirates LogoWatch the Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds with fellow Orthodox Christians from the Archdiocese on Monday, July 18, at 7:05 p.m.  The cost is only $19 and includes a Pirates Ball Cap! To order tickets or learn more, contact John Schultz at (304) 479-5071 or email jpswv@comcast.net by July 11. The event is being co-sponsored by the Archdiocesan Youth Committee and F.O.C.A.

 

Summer Schedule Changes

Please note the following schedule changes and additions to the following ministries this summer:

  • To accommodate our growing group of new catechumens now preparing for Holy Illumination, Orthodoxy 2.0 will join forces with Orthodoxy 101 this summer to offer specialized instruction. The combined group will meet on the second and fourth Saturdays in July and August at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
  • The Junior Orthodox Youth Association (Jr.OYA) for children in grades 5-8 will meet on July 24 this month; the high school group (OYA) is postponing its July meeting to plan an overnight August retreat.
  • Vespers is canceled on Wednesday, June 13 so the altar and nave can be repainted. An oil-based primer will be applied to remove and limit future soot buildup.

 

July is Chapel of the Holy Spirit Month

July is Chapel of the Holy Spirit month at Holy Trinity! A special edition of The Trisagion highlighting the Chapel’s remarkable next stage of growth–and how you can participate–will be mailed this week. Not yet a member of our newsletter mailing list? Contact Judy in the Parish Office (814-231-2855) and give us your address today.

Apostles’ Fast Begins

The Apostles’ (Peter and Paul) Fast begins today, Monday, June 20, and lasts through June 28. Omit meat and dairy through June 29; fish is permitted on the 24th, 25th, 26th & 29th.

If you are receiving Holy Communion weekly, the Apostles’ Fast reminds us of the need to go to Confession if not having already done so since Pascha.

Pool Party This Sunday

The Mirandas are hosting a pool party for the entire parish this Sunday (June 26) beginning at 2 p.m. Please RSVP by email or phone (639-0045) by Thursday, June 23. Bring a Lenten side dish to share and don’t forget your towel and sunscreen!

Community Garden Volunteers Needed

More helping hands are needed for weeding and general garden work at the Community Garden located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at the corner of Circleville and Valley Vista. Current work days are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and helpers of all ages are welcome. The food produced at this garden benefits our area food banks. For more information, contact Terri Finke. Please consider giving a hand.

Parish Picnic Fun for All

We had the largest group to date attend our parish picnic last Sunday! Many, many thanks to the cooks (Chris Reeves, Josh Cattell, and Bruce Haupt) who grilled wonderful hotdogs and burgers and to everyone who provided side dishes. The food was outstanding—and plentiful! A fun time for all!