17th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. The Conception of the Honorable Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John. Ss. Xanthippa and Polyxena, disciples of the Apostles, who died in Spain (109). Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais, Raíssa) of Alexandria (ca. 308). Martyrs Andrew, John, and John’s children: Peter and Antonius, of Syracuse, martyred in Africa (9th c.).
2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 (Epistle) Luke 5:1-11 (Gospel)
Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347
is available Sunday morning at the Continental Inn parking lot – 166 St. and 100 Ave. If you expect to park there regularly remember to place a parking permit card on your dash. Parking permits are available on the candle desk in the narthex.
PARISH TITHING AND GIVING
(General budget income; does not include designated funds)
Amount received on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018: $3,002.55
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for September, 2018: $13,127.20
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
We now have a coffee grinder in our kitchen. If you are able, please donate some coffee beans (medium roast) for coffee hours. Thank you. Lil ☺
How to Follow the Service Books
We at St. Herman's are blessed to have a choir that leads our congregational singing in a variety of melodies each week so that we are not singing the same melodies over and over. However, trying to figure out which version of a hymn we're singing, or which tone of the week we're singing (there are 8), or where the hymn is to be found (in the Liturgy book or an extra sheet) can be a little confusing.
So, if you'd like to learn how to navigate through our service books, and to be literally on the same page as everyone else, you are invited to join Subdeacon Micah Friesen for a class on Sunday, September 30, during the latter end of lunch hour. Micah will go through the Liturgy and Vespers books with you, and teach you how to use them.
In preparation for our Annual Meeting October 21:
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS FOR 2018/2019
Please write the name of the person(s) whom you would like to nominate on the nomination sheet located on a bulletin board in the narthex. (Please be sure to have the person’s consent before writing their name(s) on the nomination sheet.)
Please send any resolutions you would like to have discussed and voted on to Fr. Vincent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
REPORTS FOR ANNUAL MEETING
All reports for the Parish Annual Meeting should be emailed to Monk Tikhon (email@example.com) by Friday, October 12 and will then be distributed to parishioners by email. A hard copy will be made available to those who do not have email capability.
Our annual Harvest/Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place on Sunday, October 14 after the Divine Liturgy. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES!
A Stewardship form has been placed in each of the mailboxes downstairs. Please fill out the Stewardship form for 2018/2019 and deposit the completed form in the wooden box labeled “Stewardship Forms” located on the table in front of the mailboxes. For those who do not have a mailbox forms are available on the table in front of the mailboxes.
Attention: Seniors – New Location!
Golden Age Gang – Time to Celebrate Again!!!
Summer & Fall Birthdays
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 12 Noon
WHERE: Yang Ming Buffet, 3414-118 Avenue (Inside the Travelodge-use East door)
All seniors welcome! Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank You! Lil ☺
Introductory Iconography Course
“Learn the ancient technique of egg tempera painting!”
Teacher: Igumen Vladimir (Lysak)
When: Monday to Friday (6:30-9:30 pm) September 24 – October 5, 2018
Where: St. Herman of Alaska Sobor
Cost: $650.00 (materials included)
To register or for more information please contact Fr. Vladimir at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MULL MONASTERY FUND RAISER
St. Stephen’s Supper
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Brad and Bonnie Zaworski are planning a St. Stephen’s supper to raise funds for the Mull Monastery in Scotland which was founded by Fr. Seraphim Aldea. The supper will be held at the Zaworski home. Tickets are $100 per person. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bonnie at 780-987-4933 or email@example.com
"How Does Our Orthodox Tradition Read the Scriptures Differently?"
Advent Retreat with Fr. Silviu Bunta
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Fr. Silviu is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, Ohio. He specializes in the study of Christian Origins. Retreat begins at 10:30 am and concludes with Great Vespers at 4:30 PM. Register Online at: sthermans.ca/retreat, or use a brochure registration form to mail in a cheque. Registration fee is $45 per person.