A Thank You to Our St Elizabeth Family
The palms that our volunteers so expertly wove this year were, this year again, a paschal gift from our brothers and sisters at St Elizabeth Church on the West Side, who graciously include us in their annual palm order …. They know what palms are needed for the Egyptian palm weaving we learned all those years ago from Paul Boulos, of blessed memory. Thanks also to our weavers of crosses small and ornate, which make the Palm Sunday procession a festive and beautiful one.
Egg Dyeing Help Wanted
We need helpers to dye our red eggs on Holy Thursday (after the morning Liturgy) -- a great activity for children (accompanied by their adults); if you have questions or can sign up to help, contact Emily (Johnson) Broderson (952-252-0459; firstname.lastname@example.org). (Note that you don’t have to bring any eggs -- all the supplies will be ready for you.)
April 26-27: Vigil at the Tomb
We will again “watch and pray” by keeping a vigil at the tomb
between the end of Matins for Holy Saturday (ie, around 9 pm Friday
night April 26) and the beginning of the Vesperal Liturgy at 10 am on
Holy Saturday (April 27). The vigil involves nothing more than reading
the Psalms out loud by the tomb. We will start with Psalm 1 after
Matins, continue in order through Psalm 150, begin again with Psalm 1,
and so on until the beginning of the Holy Saturday service. We aim to
have at least two people for each one-hour time slot. Mike Lotti will
have a sign-up sheet at church, but you can also call or email
(651-402-0810; email@example.com) if you'd like to participate.
Holy Trinity Food Shelf
Thank you so much to the parishioners who have been regularly contributing to Holy Trinity's food shelf. At this time of year, it is such a blessing to have such an abundant supply of the foods recommended in our guidelines on hand -- in particular canned full meals like stews and hearty soups that include meat, vegetables, and a starch. The folks who regularly walk to Archangel Michael Hall in the cold on Sundays to receive a bag of groceries have expressed how grateful they are for our food shelf and for those meals. If you shop for the food shelf this week, keep in mind that we are currently running low on canned vegetables of all kinds, as well as uncooked pasta and rice. Thank you!
(Please contact Ronda Wintheiser with any questions or suggestions.)
Church SchoolSunday classes: May 5, 19, 26
Saturday class: May 11
Adult EducationNo adult education this week (PASCHA!).
May 11: Meet the Franciscans! - Saturday, May 11, at 4 pm is a special adult education hour. We will be welcoming the East Side chapter of the Francsican Brothers of Peace to learn about their ministry. They will join us for Vespers and a potluck afterwards. There will probably be about 8 brothers in the group, so please bring bring some extra food to the potluck!