Updated: May 20, 2020
Guidance from the Assembly of BishopsIn
last Sunday’s sermon Fr Jonathan referred to a reflection on the
feeding of the five thousand, from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox
Bishops, who have published a toolkit to provide guidance on the
nationwide staged reopening of churches during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The document is available here, with an accompanying letter here.
Garden Plants (Camp Fundraiser)
From the Purmans: We do still have plenty of tomatoes and basil
available for gardeners, and a few peppers. Brussels sprouts are gone.
Pick up can be arranged for any day or evening by contacting either
Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul (email@example.com).
From Ronda Wintheiser: If you know anyone in need of food
assistance, our church food shelf has stock available. We would like to
help you help them if we can. Just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Remembering the Church
During this period when we will not be worshipping together in church,
you may mail your financial support to: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church,
956 Forest St, St Paul, MN 55106, Attention: Treasurer. Donations
will be gathered and deposited weekly.
Another convenient way to donate is to talk to your bank about "automatic bill pay" (this goes by different names at different institutions). On a set date, the bank sends a check from your account for a set amount and mails it to the church. In my case, the bank emails me each time the check is about to be sent. Arrangements like this can be started, changed, or discontinued at any time.