FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Tone 7. Leavetaking of the Annunciation. Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. St. John Climacus (of The Ladder). Hieromartyr Irenæus, Bishop of Sirmium in Hungary (304). Martyrs Bathusius and Bercus—Presbyters, Arpilus—Monk, Abibus, Agnus, Reasus, Igathrax, Iscoeus (Iskous), Silas, Signicus, Sonirilus, Suimbalus, Thermus, Phillus (Philgas)—laymen, and the women: Anna, Alla, Larissa, Monco (Manca), Uirko (Virko), Animais (Animaida), Gaatha and Duklida, in the Crimea (375).
Hebrews 6:13 – 20 Mark 9:17 – 31
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, Mar. 19, 2017: $2,079.63
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Total received for March, 2017: $15,629.27
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
Lenten Hunger Lunch, TODAY, Sunday, March 26
We will be having our annual Lenten hunger lunch on Sunday March, 26 in place of the usual spread at coffee hour. Lunch will be simple; just soup and bread. We would ask that you donate what you would spend if you are going out for lunch that day. The proceeds will go to the Jasper Place High School breakfast club for purchase of milk, yogurt and fruit. Thank you in advance for your generosity to this very important program in our community.
Soul Saturday Divine Liturgy – April 1
The Divine Liturgy will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Memorial Litya. Many of our parishioners have previously given the Church a list of names of their reposed loved ones to be added to our parish Memorial Books. If you have not yet given a list of names to be commemorated, or would like to add to your list that we already have, you can either email them to the Church office, or bring them with you on April 1.
Parish Semi-Annual Meeting – Sunday, April 2
Pre-Pascha Clean-up Sessions
Please save the dates of Saturday, April 1st and Monday, April 3rd, 2017 on your calendars as a major clean-up of the church building is being organized. A list of duties for volunteers to sign up for is posted on the Narthex bulletin board.. The work bees will be from Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5:00 pm on Monday.
“CanadaHelps” – An Easier Way to Give to St. Herman’s
To make your financial support of our parish a little easier, in addition to giving your weekly donations here at the Church, you can also give online through CanadaHelps (www.canadahelps.org). This will enable you to give your tithes and offerings if you are unable to be in Church for some reason (vacation, etc.). For your convenience, you can also arrange for regular giving through them as well. When you go to give to “St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church”, be aware that there will be two listed: ours and our sister parish in Langley. Make sure you choose the Edmonton one!
CanadaHelps is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to increase charitable giving, and it’s critical to their mission that they pass along as much as possible out of every dollar they collect. Just 1.8% of your donation goes to CanadaHelps as a processing fee. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of the value of your donation directly from CanadaHelps, and St. Herman’s will receive the amount of your donation minus the small processing fee.
EXTRA!! EXTRA!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!
It is time again for our annual St. Peter The Aleut Summer Camp Fundraiser. This year we are offering some new items as well as our extremely popular classic. We will be offering from Widynowski's: FRESH Pure Ham Rings, Kubbie Burgers (~ 1 lb pkg.) as well as Pepperoni Sticks (~ 1 lb package). These are all either $9 each OR 3 for $25!! We are pre-ordering again this year. All meats are MSG FREE and GLUTEN FREE! We will be available after Liturgy for about 20-30 minutes to collect your orders. If you have any questions you can reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at home 780-453-5946. All meat will be available for pick up as early as Sunday, April 2nd during coffee hour. Please come and see us as soon as possible so that you don't miss out on these amazing deals for a great cause! SUNDAY, MARCH 26 IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER KUBBIE BURGERS AND PEPPERONI STICKS!! (Pure ham rings will still be available after this date) - Rebecca and Katherine Bessette
Jasper Place High School Breakfast Club
Now that we are in Lent, we will be starting our annual collection for the Breakfast Club at Jasper Place High School - a program that feeds high school students who do not have access to reliable meals at home. The breakfast club serves about 50 people a day and our support in the past has enabled hungry kids to continue attending classes. The collection box will be in the narthex starting this weekend; we welcome contributions of healthy breakfast cereals, juice boxes, fruit cups and granola bars. If you would like to donate a grocery card please see Louise.
Assembly of the Archdiocese of Canada
“Refreshment for the Journey”
Our parish of St. Herman's has been chosen by Archbishop Irénée and the Archdiocesan Council to host the 2017 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly. This event will be taking place July 26-28, with a parish BBQ on the evening of Tuesday, July 25.. We are excited to be hosting all the clergy, as well as lay delegates, observers, and special guests from across our country (and some from the U.S.) Please keep this assembly in the forefront of your prayers. If you would like to attend this assembly as an observer, or part of the assembly, please pick up a registration form located on the candle desk in the narthex.