SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
Tone 2. St. Nicholas, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Archbishop of Japan (1912). Martyrs Pamphilius—Presbyter, Valens—Deacon, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrius, Julian, Theodulus, Elias, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel, and Daniel, at Cæsarea in Palestine (307-309). St. Maruthas, Bishop of Martyropolis in Mesopotamia (422). Persian Martyrs in Martyropolis in Mesopotamia (4th c.).
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (Epistle) Luke 15:11-32 (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.
Cloak Room Clear Out!
Jackets, sweaters, scarves, etc. along with articles that are in the Lost and Found box have been left in the cloak room for weeks.
Please remember that the cloak room is not meant to be a storage space.
All articles will be removed from the cloak room NEXT WEEK and will be donated to Goodwill.
Sunday Morning Parking Issue
The church has been receiving phone calls from a neighbour saying people are obstructing her driveway when parking their cars on Sunday morning. Please be aware that your vehicle may be ticketed or towed away as she will notify the city by-law enforcement office if this happens again.
2019 Charitable Tax Receipts Are Ready!
Tax receipts have been issued for donations made during 2019 to St. Herman's. Please check your church mailbox downstairs for your receipt.
Those who don’t have a mailbox at the church have had their receipts mailed to their home address on Tuesday, February 11.
If you give online through Canada Helps, they will email your tax receipt directly. Any questions can be directed to the Treasurer, Elena Isayeva.
After 22 years of faithful service to this parish, it is time for our current chairs to be retired. We are planning on purchasing 200 new chairs. To do this, we will need to raise $11,000 in the next three months. Please support this fundraiser by contributing a little more than your usual tithe/offering. On the Offering Envelope, where it says, “Special Offering”, please write “Chairs”.
As of last Sunday just over $6,000 has been raised toward our goal. Thank you for your generosity!
Introductory/Intermediate Iconography Course
“Learn the ancient technique of egg tempera painting!”
Teacher: Igumen Vladimir (Lysak)
When: Weeknights (6:30-9:30 pm) February 17-28, 2020
Where: St. Herman of Alaska Sobor
Cost: $650.00 (materials included)
For more information see pamphlet located on the display case in the narthex.
Who: Anyone 16 years of age and over
Where: St Herman Sobor, Church Basement
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 1-4pm
Are you interested in becoming a better singer? Do you want to join in the congregational singing at St Herman's to the glory of God? Are you part of the choir already and want to improve your foundational singing skills? Did you answer 'yes' to any of these questions? PERFECT! This workshop is for anyone (and everyone!) who wants to learn how to sing out and practice some basic techniques. Renowned choral conductor, Jamie Burns, is a versatile, enthusiastic clinician who will be working with us.
Please contact Jennifer Fedor (780-298-9720) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information and to register.
REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1, 2020
Pre- Lenten Retreat
St. Herman's Orthodox Church is pleased to welcome Fr. Lawrence Farley as our guest speaker for our Pre-Lenten Retreat on Saturday, February 22. Fr. Lawrence is the Priest of St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, BC, and hosts the popular Ancient Faith Radio podcast, "Coffee Cup Commentaries". Fr. Lawrence will be speaking to us on the topic, "In the Beginning: A Fresh Look at the Early Chapters of Genesis ".
Registration is $45 per person ($25 for those eighteen and under). Brochures are available in the narthex. Register with the brochure registration form, or online at www.sthermans.ca/retreat
17th Annual Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist
April 3-5, 2020
Sanctum Retreat Centre
Theme: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image
Guest Speaker: Very Reverend Dr. John Behr (Director of the Master of Theology program and Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir's Seminary)
Registration forms are available in the narthex.
Brothers, our purpose is to know the power of God’s goodness. For when the Prodigal Son abandoned his sin, he hastened to the refuge of his father. That good man embraced him and welcomed him; he killed the fatted calf and celebrated with heavenly joy. Let us learn from this example to offer thanks to the Father, Who loves all men, and to the glorious Victim, the Savior of our souls!
- Sticheron from Great Vespers for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son