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Come and join in what's happening this month at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Spring Hill, Florida — the little church with a big heart and room for everyone! We're all works in progress in God's eyes, so come grow in Christ with us!
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The Great Fast (March 11 through April 27): The Great Fast, our preparation for the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection on Pascha (April 28), runs from March 11 through April 27 this year. It is a season for reinvigorating our spirituality as followers of Jesus through enhanced effort at almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. It is also a good time to take stock of our lives and clear our consciences in the sacrament of confession, available after any church service or by appointment with our parish presbyter, Father Michael Shuster.
Put Compassion Into Action: Jesus said how we treat those in need is how we treat him (Matthew 25:31-46). Practice the love of neighbor he commanded in his gospel (Mark 12:31) by bringing your weekly gifts to church on Sunday to help disadvantaged children, women and men locally through the Dawn Center and Westside Elementary School. Items needed: canned and nonperishable food, personal hygiene products, baby care supplies, school supplies, children's arts and crafts supplies, new or gently used and clean clothing. Also needed: greeting card front covers, Campbell Soup labels and Box Tops for Education coupons (found on many nonperishable food packages) for Saint Jude's Ranch for Children, which rescues children of all races and religion from abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Birthdays: Best wishes to Father Bill Mattis (March 2), Emily Kubak (March 3), Katie Brumett (March 12), John Gorechlad (March 13), David Craighead (March 14), and Nicholas Panagopoulous (March 14).
God grant them many, blessed years in health and salvation!
"Let your light shine..." (Matthew 5:16). This month's vigil candles in front of the icons noted are prayerfully offered for the people and intentions listed by the donors named. Please remember all of them in your prayers.
In front of the icons on the iconostasis (icon screen):
Icon of the Lord Jesus Christ: Offered for the health and salvation of Father Bill and Presbytera Mary Mattis by Mary Ann Richards.
Icon of the Virgin Mary, Birthgiver of God: Offered for the health and salvation of Mary Ann Richards.
Icon of the Holy Trinity: Offered for the health and salvation of Father Michael and Paňi Karen Miklos.
Icon of Saint Nicholas: Offered in memory of the Boich family by William "Bill" Boich.
Icon of Saint John the Baptist: Offered for the health and salvation of Katie Brumett by Mary Ann Richards.
Icon of Saint Olga: Offered in memory of Alvin and Mary Bowe.
Don't forget! Sign-up sheets for prayer and memorial service requests, vigil candle sponsors, bulletin sponsors, website sponsors, coffee hour hosts and help with the church building and grounds are in the loose-leaf binder in the back of the church. Please lend a hand and volunteer some time in keeping this house of the Lord ready to welcome one and all.
Thanks to everyone who gives, works and prays for the upkeep of our church. May the Lord reward you for your care of his holy house in Spring Hill, Florida!
Thanks be to God for everything!
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