Dozens of Holy Trinity parishioners came together on Saturday, June 30 to serve our community a variety of fine homemade entrees, baked goods, and crafts at the first ever State College Ethnic Food Fest. In addition to the many people who prepared the excellent fare that filled the Parish Hall, several others posted signs, passed out flyers Downtown, and spread the word on radio stations and social media. And everyone had a tremendous time over the weekend raising the more than $2,100 that will help the Men’s Mission Team travel to Marshall, Alaska to finish construction of the Orthodox church there.
Please pray for the health and well-being of our ten missionaries: Nikita Fedkin, Michael Haupt, Samuel Leathers, Ed Miranda, Jonathan Miranda, Michael Stickles, Darren Torbic, Deacon Alex, Deacon Mark, and Father John. (Michael Pelikan, Mark Radomsky, and David Swisher, who planned to participate earlier this summer, are actively supporting the effort from here in State College.)
Immediately after being sent off by the entire parish following Matins and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 22 (which are being celebrated one hour earlier at 8 and 9 a.m., respectively) the team begins their 12-day journey, returning the evening of Friday, August 3. Updated information will be available at holytrinity-oca.org/mission/ where online donations are being accepted. All funds raised beyond the $1,195-per-person tuition will go directly to fund additional projects in the Yukon River region.
Thank you for your support!