16th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 7. Ven. Chariton the Confessor, Abbot of Palestine (ca. 350). Synaxis of the Saints of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves). Ven. Kharitón of Syanzhémsk (Vologdá—1509). Ven. Herodion, Abbot, of Iloezérsk (1541). Prophet Baruch (6th c. B.C.). Martyrs Alexander, Alphius, Zosimas, Mark, Nicon, Neon, Heliodorus, and 24 others in Pisidia and Phrygia (4th c.). Martyrdom of St. Wenceslaus (Viachesláv), Prince of the Czechs (935). Schema-monk Kirill and Schema-nun Maria (parents of Ven. Sergius of Rádonezh).
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.
Donations to general revenue: $16,478
Expenses from general revenue: $16,600
Church Expense Claims at Year End
The annual meeting is coming up, and we have to close the books for last year and put together a budget. If you still have expenses to claim for 2013-14, up to the end of August, please give the receipts to Moira Calder or Lawrie Hignell as soon as possible and let Moira or Lawrie know on Sunday. Thank you.
In Preparation For Our Annual Meeting, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
Please fill out a “Declaration and/or renewal of Parish Stewardship 2014-2015” form and deposit the completed form in the wooden box labeled “Stewardship Forms” located on the display case in the narthex.
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS FOR 2014/2015
Please write the name of the person whom you would like to nominate on the nomination sheet located in the narthex. (Please be sure to have the person’s consent before writing their name on the nomination sheet.)
REPORTS FOR ANNUAL MEETING
All reports for the Parish Annual Meeting should be submitted to the Church office by Sunday, October 5.
2015 Icon Calendars Are In!
The new icon calendars for 2015 are in, and they sell for $18.00 each. All of the icons feature the Theotokos.
Orthodox CDs for Children
For the first time, the bookstore has just received a good selection of Orthodox CDs especially for children. Do come and have a look at what we have.
CDs of Orthodox Music for Sale
The bookstore now has an excellent selection of gently used CDs of Orthodox music - some in English, others in Russian. They sell for $6.00 each with the money going to the general revenue of St. Herman’s. The CDs are donated by Greg Fedor.
Last Sunday to Purchase Safeway Grocery Cards!
The only “no-discount closing out sale” of grocery cards (Safeway only) will be sold for the month of September and will then end.
Church Sunday School Teachers Needed!
Church Sunday School is looking for teachers and teacher's aides. Please contact Kristina Place or Rachel Friesen if you are willing and able to help with this ministry. Parents will be contacted about the parent helper rotation.
2014 Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat
Guest Speaker: Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Savior Monastery
Where: Gardom Lake Bible Camp,
When: November 8-11, 2014
Deadline to register: November 1, 2014
Registration forms are located on the candle desk in the narthex.
Exploring the Feasts of the Church
Starting Wednesday, September 10, Fr. Vincent will be starting a series of weekly Bible Studies exploring the 12 major feasts of the Orthodox Church. Each week we will look at one feast (including its Scripture readings, icon, and hymns) and explore what it means to our lives today. This Bible Study will take place downstairs in the Church fellowship hall on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for these educational and inspirational studies.
NB: Classes are cancelled for the first two weeks of October.
Gobble, Gobble – Sunday, October 26
Our parish will hold its annual Thanksgiving/Harvest luncheon on Sunday, October 26 after Divine Liturgy. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Everyone is welcome. This date has been chosen to accommodate those who either have family commitments on or might be away for Thanksgiving, October 12. God bless you all! Lil :)
Collection for Ukraine and Jasper Place Wellness Centre
Holy Trinity parish is collecting items to meet the basic needs of children at the ZMIIV orphanage in northeastern Ukraine. The items needed are: new and gently used CLEAN warm winter clothing (indoor & outerwear) parkas, boots, hats, scarves, toques and mitts & gloves. They also have an imminent need for socks (boys black only please) and underwear (boxers) for boys & girls ages 6-18 and brassieres for the girls. Two boxes, one for footwear and one for clothing items are located in the narthex. If you are also able to include one medium size stuffed toy we would like to gift every child one for Christmas. Collection will begin Sept. 7th thru Oct. 5th and we will also gratefully accept cash donations or cheques payable to Holy Trinity to help with shipping costs and purchasing of items not received through donations. Envelopes for these donations are located on the candle desk in the narthex and are labeled: “Orphanage”. Thanks once again for your generous support!
Our parish is also collecting adult clothing for the Jasper Place Wellness Centre: any outer winter clothing, pants, socks (new), underwear (new), sweaters, etc. for men or women. A box will be placed in the narthex for these donations.