24th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 7. Prophet Obadiah (Abdia—9th c. B.C.). Martyr Barlaam of Cæsarea in Cappadocia (ca. 304). Ven. Varlaam, Abbot of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves—1065). Finding of the relics of Monk Martyr Adrian of Poshekhónsk (Yaroslavl’—1625). Martyr Azes of Isauria and with him 150 soldiers (3rd c.). Martyr Heliodorus in Pamphylia (ca. 273). Ven. Hilarion, Monk and Wonderworker of Thessalonica (Georgian—875). Repose of St. Philaret (Drozdov), Metropolitan of Moscow (1867).
Ephesians 2:14-22 (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. 12, 2017: $2,624.58
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for November, 2017: $7,890.38
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Parish Telephone Directory 2018
Final Sunday to check your entry!
A draft copy of the church directory is 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. 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 2, at 3:00 pm in the church basement. Children of all ages and their families 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!
The Christian Education committee invites you to show your appreciation for the children of our parish in the spirit of Saint Nicholas!
We are looking for:
-Donations of prepared food for our Saint Nicholas Day dinner
-Volunteers for set up and clean up, and kitchen help
-Treat bag goodies for Saint Nicholas' visit
If you're able to help or for more information please contact Kristina Place by November 25. Thank you!
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale
There will be a Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Saturday, December 9th from 10 a.m-3 p.m. Bonnie Zaworski will be coordinating the sale.
Items needed are: cookies, cakes, squares, pies, muffins, cupcakes, bars, chocolates, buns, sweet breads, bread, loaves, rolls, jams, jellies, pickles, preserves, perogies, jewelry, woodworking, pottery and other assorted crafts! The sale will take place beside the bookstore in the fellowship hall.
If possible, please bring non-perishable items and anything that can be frozen Sunday, December 4. Any very fresh items can be dropped off on Friday, December 8th between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Please label all of your baking with an ingredient list.
If you have any questions please contact her at: 780-987-4933 or by email: email@example.com.
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).
#GivingTuesday, November 28
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are huge shopping days. But #GivingTuesday, November 28, allows us to give online to our favorite charity. Please consider donating to St. Vladimir’s Seminary that day: a generous benefactor will match whatever you give, up to $50,000. Also the Seminary will donate 10% of your gift to Pro Vita Association for the Born and Unborn in Romania, an organization that provides healthcare and education to family units being torn apart by economic stress and that often prevents the heartbreaking decision by a desperate mother to abort her unborn child. Donate online:
*Please be aware that a charitable donation receipt cannot be used by Canadians for donations given to an American charity.