Bulletin

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church:
What’s Happening April 2020

"Let us not give up the habit of meeting together... Instead, let us encourage each other all the more,"
the earliest Christians said (Hebrews 10:25). So join us for worship and fellowship. To find us, click here: Find HTOC.
For a printer-friendly PDF version of our newsletter, click here: HTOC Newsletter.

Calendar

Sunday, April 5, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast: Saint Mary of Egypt
Worship and fellowship temporarily postponed
at our bishop's direction as a precaution against
Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sunday, April 12, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Palm Sunday
Worship and fellowship temporarily postponed
at our bishop's direction as a precaution against
Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sunday, April 19, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Pascha: Resurrection of Christ Jesus
Worship and fellowship temporarily postponed
at our bishop's direction as a precaution against
Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sunday, April 26, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Second Sunday of Pascha: Thomas Sunday
Worship and fellowship temporarily postponed
at our bishop's direction as a precaution against
Coronavirus (COVID-19).

News

Church Online: While we hunker down due to coronavirus precautions, church can come to us via the Internet. Watch worships services streaming live online from our diocese's cathedral by clicking this link: Live From Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Sunday Liturgy broadcasts at 9 a.m., Wednesday Moleben (Prayer Service) at 7 p.m., and Friday Presanctified Liturgy at 7 p.m.

In Case of Emergency: If an emergency puts you in immediate need of clergy on call while we are between resident presbyters, please call our neighboring presbyter, Father John Lazarek, at 412 310 0608. Also, if you, a loved one, or a fellow parishioner are hospitalized, please let your church and available clergy know. HIPAA federal medical privacy laws do not allow hospitals to notify churches or clergy that parishioners are there.

Milestones

"Rejoice with those who rejoice" (Romans 12:15). Best wishes to our brothers and sisters in Christ who are celebrating special milestones this month. Anniversaries: Father Bill and Presbytera Mary Mattis (April 23). Birthdays: Alex Onishenko (April 16) and Debbie Romanyak (April 24). God grant you many years!

"Weep with those who weep" (Romans 12:15). Our fellow parishioner and sister in Christ Joan Ratajczak died on March 12 and was laid to rest on March 16. Eternal memory and blessed rest to her!

We're Still Here: Encouraging Words Amid Trying Times

Keep Hope Alive

"'I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster — plans to give you a future filled with hope'" (Jeremiah 29:11). While coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions for public health and safety sure have put a crimp in our church life and may even preempt the possibility of full-fledged Holy Week and Pascha in church this year, we must not lose heart nor hope. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church has lived in Spring Hill, Florida for 41 years now, and it will keep on doing so, so long as we faithfully work with God and each other to nurture our life in Christ together, through thick and thin. So while we ride out these challenging times, let's pray together for our church with determined hearts: "Turn our way, God of power and might! Look down from heaven and see! Take care of this vine, this root your right hand planted!" (Psalm 80:14-15).

Keep Up With the Latest at HTOC

A lot is changing from day to day as we ride out these challenging times of coronavirus together. Our church wants to do its best to keep you informed and in touch as promptly as we can. To get the latest news about our worship schedule and church life, along with a dose of inspiration, sign up for our regular and special email updates by clicking this link: HTOC Updates.

Pray for A New Presbyter!

God, at this moment, our church is a family of faith in need of a steady father. Thank you for all the visiting presbyters who have been caring for us. Please help a new permanent presbyter come our way and make his home among us, to lead us faithfully and help us grow in spirit and numbers. We trust that you know our needs and will provide what is best for us, in your love for us.