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Holy Trinity Orthodox Church:
What’s Happening January 2022

"Let us not give up the habit of meeting together... Instead, let us encourage each other all the more,"
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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is the little church with a big heart and room for all, where Jesus nourishes modern lives through ancient roots! With our priest Father Alexis Woytek on board and common-sense pandemic precautions in place, we continue to gather safely for Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. and share groceries with hungry neighbors through our friends at People Helping People in Hernando County.

Keep Looking Forward!

"Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by. Look, I am about to do something new!" (Isaiah 43:18-19).

Those words of God voiced through his prophet Isaiah are quite fitting for New Years Day (January 1), which kicks off a whole new year this month.

It's all too easy to get bogged down by the past instead of living in the present or looking forward toward the future — but if we keep staring into our rearview mirrors, we risk missing out on that "something new" God is setting right in front of our faces or just down the road ahead of us.

So as we start 2022 together, let's keep our eyes peeled for God hand's at work in our shared life in Christ — and for opportunities to work hand in hand with him on "something new" for our church family and our neighbors all around us.

Mark Your Calendar!

Sunday, January 2 · 9:30 a.m.
Twenty-Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday Before Theophany
Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 9 · 9:30 a.m.
Twenty-Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday After Theophany
Sunday Observance of Theophany
Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water

Sunday, January 16 · 9:30 a.m.
Thirtieth Sunday After Pentecost
Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 23 · 9:30 a.m.
Thirty-First Sunday After Pentecost
Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 30 · 9:30 a.m.
Thirty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
Divine Liturgy

Milestones

"Rejoice with those who rejoice" (Romans 12:15). Best wishes to our kinfolk in Christ celebrating special milestones this month! Birthdays: Svetlana Palmer (January 1), Michael Narancich (January 8), Stephen Butko (January 9), Joann Kuzmiak (January 21), and David Palmer (January 28). God grant you many years!

News and Notes

Thank You! Thanks to all the helping hands on deck and behind the scenes who made Christmas come together for our church family. God bless you richly for so generously putting your time, talent, and treasure at his disposal for the good of his church and the spiritual nurture of your kinfolk in Christ!

Remembering and Reciprocating

"Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty (2 Corinthians 8:9). In Jesus, God gave us his all, so it's only right that we give something back to him to show our thanks. Christian stewardship is about more than just funding our church — it's about remembering God's generosity and reciprocating (behaving likewise in return and in kind). Please drop your expressions of Christlike generosity in the collection plate at church or mail them — as checks payable to "Holy Trinity Church" (no cash, please!) — to our treasurer: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, c/o Lydia Pinkowski, 7431 Glasgow Rd, Weeki Wachee FL 34613. Thank you!

Two-for-One Deal!

"Don't forget to do good and share with others in need, for such sacrifices please God" (Hebrews 13:16). Whenever we give alms, our single endeavor yields two results: it helps fellow human beings, and it pleases God our Father in heaven. Why? Because when we do charity for his children who are down on their luck, he sees us honoring his behest voiced by Christ Jesus: "Love others as much as you love yourself" (Mark 12:31). Please help to keep that two-for-one deal going by putting nonperishable groceries in our parish charity bin, for sharing with hungry children and grown-ups locally through our friends at People Helping People in Hernando County. Thank you!

Safe Church Regathering: Parish Pandemic Precautions

Keeping our church open amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means we must adjust familiar churchgoing habits for the safety of one and all. Please join us in following these wise and common-sense precautions:

If you are feeling ill, please stay home, follow doctor's orders, and take good care of yourself.

Wearing face masks and using hand sanitizer is recommended and encouraged.

Please practice physical distancing, respect personal space, and ensure safe leeway between each other.

Please do not kiss icons, crosses, or the hands of clergy — until less contagious days return, a simple bow is ample sign of reverence and respect.

Please drop any offerings in the collection plate set in the entryway of the church, so we do not have to pass it hand to hand.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our church experience as safe as possible amid these challenging times. It's simply part of doing what Christ Jesus told us to do: "Love others as much as you love yourself" (Mark 12:31).