11th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 2. Afterfeast of the Dormition. Prophet Samuel (11th c. B.C.). Hieromartyr Philip, Bishop of Heraclius, and with him Martyrs Severus, Memnon, and 37 soldiers in Thrace (3rd c.). Martyr Heliodorus (380).
1 Corinthians 9:2-12 (Epistle) Matthew 18:23-35 (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, August 13, 2017: $1,169.55
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for August, 2017: $8,782.30
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, August 27, 2017
Monk Tikhon will be away from the office August 18 to August 27. If you have an item for the August 27 bulletin please email or call Father Vincent: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (780) 288-5347.
Golden Age Gang – Time to Celebrate Again!!!
Summer Birthdays, June 21 to September 21
WHEN: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12 Noon
WHERE: Continental Inn
See you there! Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank You! Lil ☺
Smell the Coffee!
Our coffee hour lunches are in need of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee (coarse grind, if possible). Thank you! Lil ☺
Your Help is Needed!
A new coffee hour schedule is being prepared. Please let Lil know if you are interested in joining a coffee hour group. We need many new people to help out! ☺
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2017
This year’s topic: Sharing the Faith Heart to Heart
Guest Speaker: Carole Buleza
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre
242032 Range Road 40
When: September 15-17, 2017
For more information please see the pamphlet/registration form on the candle desk in the narthex.
You are Invited!
…to St. Herman’s Ecclesial (Church) New Year Picnic at 50316 Range Road 255, Leduc County (hosted by the Fedor and Chichak families) on Sunday September 3rd commencing at 2 pm.
Ham and Kubasa will be supplied along with tea, coffee and flavoured water (mint & lemon).
Please bring a dish to share for the late afternoon lunch, along with a lawn chair, and ball and gloves for a game of “catch”.
Horseshoe pit and bocce ball available!
A barbecue is available for those who want to barbecue their own meat.
A map will be available in the church narthex.
Starting on Wednesday, September 20 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another group study on the book “Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life” by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. This class is ideal not only for Orthodox who would like to deepen their understanding of their Orthodox Faith, but is also a great introduction to the Faith for any non-Orthodox who would like to understand a bit more about the Orthodox Church (what it believes and teaches, and why). There will be a fee of $20 to cover the cost of your book (provided at the first meeting). Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. If you would like to take the class, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board, or talk to Fr. Vincent.
Congratulations to Dn. Sebastian and Matushka Helen Scratch on the occasion of Dn. Sebastian's upcoming ordination to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination will be taking place during the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, September 24, at Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut parish in Calgary. On the following Sunday, October 1, the "newly-minted" priest, Fr. Sebastian, will be serving Divine Liturgy here at St. Herman's. Axios, axios, axios!