9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. Afterfeast of the Dormition. Apostle Thaddæus of the Seventy (ca. 44). Martyr Bassa of Edessa and her sons Theogonius, Agapius, and Pistus (2nd c.). Ven. Abramius, Archimandrite and Wonderworker of Smolensk, and his disciple, Ven. Ephraim (13th c.). Ven. Abramius the Lover-of-Labor, of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves—12th-13th c.).
1 Corinthians 3:9 – 17 Matthew 14:22 – 34
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.
Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347
PARISH TITHING AND GIVING
(General budget income; does not include designated funds)
Amount received on Sunday, August 14, 2016: $2,695.20
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Total received for August, 2016: $6,836.76
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
Fr. Vincent will be on holiday from August 22 -August 29. Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
Golden Age Gang – Time to Celebrate Again!!!
Summer Birthdays, June 21 to September 21
WHEN: Tuesday, August 23, 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 :)
Our next music practice will be on Thursday, Aug 25/16 at the Fedors’ home (611 Henderson Street). We will commence with a BBQ at 6:00 pm. Meat will be supplied so please bring a salad or dessert as well as lawn chairs. Thanks!
Starting on Wednesday, September 7 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another group study on the book “Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life” by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. This class is ideal not only for Orthodox who would like to deepen their understanding of their Orthodox Faith, but is also a great introduction to the Faith for any non-Orthodox who would like to understand a bit more about the Orthodox Church (what it believes and teaches, and why). There will be a fee of $20 to cover the cost of your book (provided at the first meeting). Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2016
This year’s topic: Seeing the World as an Icon
Guest Speaker: Father Michael Gillis
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre 242032 Range Road 40
When: September 16-18, 2016
For more information please see the pamphlet/registration form on the candle desk in the narthex.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, September 7 – Orthodoxy 101
Friday, September 16 – Youth Group Activity Pizza Night
Saturday, September 17 –Christian Education Classes K – Grade 6
The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
In giving birth you preserved your virginity,
In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos.
You were translated to life, O Mother of Life,
And by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.
Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos,
Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions.
For being the Mother of Life,
She was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.