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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!

Volunteers Needed to Return Home to Livable Condition

If the Amish can raise a barn in a day, can the Orthodox re-build a house in a weekend or two?

Shane and Maria Stevens had to gut much of their house because of asbestos. They are asking for volunteers to spend a few hours helping over the next few weeks to rebuild its interior. This weekend, they will be focusing on installing drywall. Contact Shane if you are able to help get the Stevens’ back into their home. Thank you!

Benefit Breakfast to Support Upcoming Mission Trip

Be sure to join us after the Divine Liturgy this Sunday, May 29 and enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast prepared by Christopher McNulty. A freewill offering will be collected during the meal. All proceeds from the benefit breakfast will help support Christopher on his upcoming mission trip to Ukraine. Thank you!

Congratulations, Graduates

Join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduates this month. Nicholas Reeves will receive a Doctorate in Music Ed. from the Manhattan School of Music and Willis (Mark) Mwangola will receive a Masters degree from Penn State. Also graduating from Penn State with a Bachelor’s degree are Lara Haluszczak, Marina Johnson, Samuel Leathers, Stasia Roberts, and Shane Stevens. Many years!

 

Volunteers Needed to House Visitors

Shane and Maria Stevens are seeking volunteers to house family members attending Shane’s college graduation the weekend of May 14. If you have some extra space for his parents, one of his 3 siblings, or his sibling’s fiancée, your help would be greatly appreciated. Their guests are arriving the evening of Friday, May 13 and leaving Saturday, May 14. Please contact Maria if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

New Arrival at Holy Trinity

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Heidi Elizabeth Wagner, newborn daughter of Andre and Megan Wagner! She was born April 30 at 1:22 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 2 oz., and measuring 17.5 inches tall. Many years!

Sunday School to Hold Easter Egg Hunt

This Sunday, May 1 (Thomas Sunday), the Holy Trinity Church School will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt! This fun hunt is planned for kids fifth grade and younger, although older children are welcome and will also receive some sweet nourishment. For more information, please contact Dn. Mark.