25th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. Martyr Platon of Ancyra (ca. 306). Martyr Romanus the Deacon, of Caesarea, and the youth Barulas (303). Martyrs Zacchæus the Deacon, and Alphæus, of Cæsarea in Palestine (303).
Ephesians 4:1-6 (Epistle) Luke 12:16-21 (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, Nov. 11, 2018: $5,607.90
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for November, 2018: $12,450.10
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Parish Telephone Directory 2019
Final Sunday to check your entry!
A draft copy of the church directory will be located on a display case at the bookstore. Please place a check mark by your entry in the directory if it is correct. Anyone needing to make changes in phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc., should do so by correcting their entry. Those who would like to be added to the directory may place their information in the “Additions” section located at the back of the directory provided – PLEASE PRINT your entry. For those who would like their entry removed please place “remove” on your entry. *This parish directory is, as usual, for in-house use only and therefore should only contain the names and information of stewards and regular attendees of St. Herman’s.
St. Nicholas Day Party
St. Herman's families! Our annual St. Nicholas day party will be on December 8, at 3 pm in the church basement.
Children of all ages and their families (and any others who would like to come!) are welcome to attend this fun-filled event - complete with a special visitor! There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex - please sign your child up soon! Also, there is a sign-up sheet for parents to please bring a dish to share for our meal.
The Church School committee invites you to show your appreciation for the children of our parish in the spirit of Saint Nicholas!
We are looking for:
-Volunteers for set up and clean up, and kitchen help
-Treat bag goodies for Saint Nicholas' visit
For more information, or if you're able to help, please contact Kristina Place by December 1. Thank you!
2019 Icon Calendars are now available in the Bookstore!
The bookstore has received a shipment of the new calendars for 2019. This year, the icons feature angels, especially as they appear in events in the Gospels. As always, the calendars are beautiful. They always identify feast days and fast days. They also announce the saints that are especially commemorated on each day of the year. The calendars retail for $19.00 each. If all are sold, approximately over $400.00 will be raised for our parish.
Sing, Sing, Sing!
The next informal fun singing event is on Monday, November 26 from 7-9 pm at St. Herman’s. Please bring any songs you would like to sing and perhaps a drink or snack you would like to share. Even if you don't sing, come and join us and listen and visit if you would like.
The Empty Chair
It is a Christmas tradition to have an empty chair at our table for the unknown guest. Some of us have, in recent years, invited guests to our homes for Christmas dinner or other holiday occasions to the delight of guests and hosts. Fr. Vincent has asked the Social Action Committee to urge us to fill the “empty chair”. Guests or hosts are invited to make contact by: a) let Fr. Vincent know; b) or a member of the Social Action Committee; c) or, fill out the information on the hand-out sheet and drop it in the “Visitor Card” box by Father’s office. All the information will be gathered by Fr. Vincent who will make the arrangements. Please remember to advise about the dates or occasions that you would like to meet (as guest or host).
Bottle drive fundraiser for the Youth Winter Retreat 2019!!
We will be holding our 3rd annual youth winter retreat at the end of February 2019 after the past 2 successful retreats! The youth have eagerly come up with the idea to do a monthly bottle drive to help cover the costs of running the retreat. On the last Sunday of each month before the retreat, they would kindly ask that people bring their bottles to church to be collected after Liturgy. (By Fr. Vincent's request, please DO NOT bring your bottles into the church. We don't want to create a smell/sticky floor in the church!)
The youth will be outside in the church parking lot on the last Sunday of each month leading up to the retreat to collect your bottles!
100% of the proceeds from these monthly bottle drives will go towards the St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Youth Winter Retreat 2019.
If you have any questions, please speak to/contact Katherine Bessette. Thank you on behalf of the youth group!