The clergy and parish council of St. Herman Sobor would like extend to our Archbishop Irénée and all the faithful of our parish and their families on this Feast of Feasts the joyous greeting:
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!
Χριστός ἀνέστη!" Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη
Hristus A Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat!
Al Maset’h ahm! Hat’em ahm!
Cristo ha resucitado!Verdaderamente, ha resucitado!
Le Christ est ressuscité! En vérité Il est ressuscité!
Acts 1:1-8 (Epistle) John 1:1-17 (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, Apr. 24, 2016: $4,641.15
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Total received for April, 2016: $14,914.37
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, May 8, 2016
Monk Tikhon will be away from the office May 2 to May 6. If you have an item for the May 8 bulletin please email or call Father Vincent: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (780) 288-5347.
SPECIAL PASCHA OFFERING
St. Herman’s is blessed to have a variety of ministries and programs as part of our parish. To help with the ongoing life and ministries of our Church, we will be receiving a special Pascha Offering during the midnight services of Holy Pascha. A special envelope will be available for you, and a basket will be passed around during the service to receive your offering. Please come prepared to give a little bit above and beyond what you normally give. May God bless you for your generosity.
To assist Fr. Vincent in the blessing of the graves of your family members, please sign your name to the sign-up sheet in the narthex.
Christian Education Fun Day!
A Christian Education Fun Day will take place at St. Herman’s on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 3:30 pm with Vespers to follow at 6 pm. There will be games, food, and lots of fun for all Church School families. For further information, please contact either Lydia Fedor or Kristina Place.
Shoe Collection for Ukrainian Orphanages
Once again, we are supporting Holy Trinity Parish in a collection for Ukrainian orphanages. This year, as we have done previously, they are requesting new and lightly used shoes. As the children are all ages, anything from small to adult sizes are acceptable. There will be a collection box in the narthex for the shoes.
Lawn Mowing Season is Here!
A sign-up sheet for mowing the lawn is located on the bulletin board in the narthex. Please take time to put your name down to volunteer.
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Edmonton has asked us not to mow the lawn before 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays and before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
St Peter the Aleut Summer Camp
St Peter the Aleut Summer Camp is thrilled to announce the dates and location for 2016! Camp this year will be Sunday, August 7th through Saturday, August 13th, for campers (completed grade 2 – completed grade 9), with a training day for the volunteer staff on Saturday, August 6th. This year, camp will again be at Pioneer Bible Camp, Hanmore Lake, Alberta. Staff applications and camper registrations are now available and are located on the candle desk in the narthex. Staff applications are due Monday, May 22nd and camper registrations are due Sunday, July 17th. Register your child before June 26th and take $25 off your fee. It takes many volunteers to run camp, so please prayerfully consider how you can be involved in camp this year.
Notes from the children we sponsor in Chalice:
From Valeriy, age 14:
“I am sincerely grateful to you for your constant support and care about me. Now I know that I am not alone with my problems … unfortunately I am in hospital again, because the sore on the operated leg got open. I am not allowed to walk and have to take treatment. But I believe that I will get well if there are people who support me…”
From Viktoriya, age 16:
“I have decided that I want to work with children, so I am going to Teachers’ University to pursue a profession of a social worker… My granddad stays at home… He always cries when mom and I bring home sponsorship benefits. Every evening we pray and thank God for people like you.”
- The full letter and pictures are on the bulletin board beside the mailboxes.