36th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. Afterfeast of the Meeting. St. Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont (4th c.). Ven. Luke of Hellas (ca. 946). The 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia (303).
1Timothy 1:15-17 (Epistle) Matthew 15:21-28 (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, January 31, 2016: $3828.55
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Canada Helps contributions for January: $2,991.50
Total received for January, 2016: $20,126.35
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
Canadian Badlands Passion Play 2016
The trip to Drumheller for the Passion Play (July 16, 2016) is cancelled due to a lack of people interested in attending. Thanks
Golden Age Gang – Time to Celebrate Again!!!
Winter Birthdays, December 21 to March 21
WHEN: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12 Noon
WHERE: Continental Inn
Buffet & gratuities: $18.00. See you there! Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank You! Lil :)
Parish Mardi Gras, Friday, February 26
Our parish is planning to hold a Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, February 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church hall. If you are interested in serving on the organizing committee please contact Fr. Vincent. More details TBA.
Silent Auction – Mardi Gras Fun and Fundraiser
We are hosting a silent auction during our Mardi Gras festivities this February 26. Several volunteers are needed to make this auction a success. Please consider getting involved by
contacting Stella at 780-722-4100.
Donations Requested for the Silent Auction:
1. Items of your choice: (All items welcome: business products, accounting/tax
services, legal services, editing, etc.)
2. Your time: (Babysitting, housekeeping, rototilling, hauling, moving,
3. Your talents: (Baking for the auction, baking for occasions, catering services, party
4. Books sale: Donate slightly used books along with a suggested price. (Bring your
book donations to church on Sundays and place them on the designated table.)
5. Make this a family affair. Invite friends and family to this fun event.
6. If you have questions regarding the auction, please call Stella at the above number.
It is traditional in the Orthodox Church for the priest to visit each parishioner's home during the time between the Feast of Theophany and the beginning of Great Lent, in order to bless their homes with Holy Water. During the next couple of weeks, Fr. Vincent will be contacting you to make arrangements to come and visit with you. Please see the bulletin insert to help you prepare for this House Blessing.
Troparion & Kontakion for the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace! From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God. Enlightening those who sat in darkness! Rejoice, and be glad, O righteous elder; You accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, Who grants us the Resurrection.
By Your nativity, You sanctifie the Virgin’s womb, and blessed Simeon’s hands, O Christ God. Now You have come and saved us through love. Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of man!