26th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 1. Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia (250). Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phædrus (ca. 274). Ven. Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in The Ladder (6th c.). Ven. Nectarius the Obedient, of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves—12th c.). Hieromartyr Abibus (Avíva), Bishop of Nekresi in Georgia (6th c.).
Ephesians 5:9-19 (Epistle) Luke 13:10-17(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.
Molebin for Healing
A molebin for healing will be served after Great Vespers on Saturday, November 28. You are encouraged to invite your friends who are in need of healing to join us for this healing service.
CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE
There will be a Christmas bake sale the weekend of December 12th and 13th in the basement hall. It is the same weekend that His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée will be with us to celebrate our feast day. The sale will take place on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday after liturgy and will be located beside the bookstore. Please mark all of your baking with an ingredient list and a price. If you would like to help or have any questions, please contact Matushka Roxanne Isaac: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (780) 221-0881
Thank you very much, dear members of St. Herman’s parish, for helping us with the donations of tea, hot oatmeal and cash for the St John’s Children Program (SJC) ZMIIV Orphanage, Ukraine. We received two boxes of loose tea (whomever donated the tea, please let me where you found it, I cannot find large boxes of loose tea anywhere); 15 kgs. of oatmeal and $245.00 in cash donations. I have purchased cocoa, walnuts, coconut, raisins and vanilla for making cookies with the quick oats donated. I am presently inquiring on a bulk purchase order of cereal from P & H Foods in Lethbridge and will use the remaining monies towards the purchase of additional cereal and offsetting shipping costs. For those of you unaware, we do receive a considerable discount when shipping through ORBT. Heartfelt thanks, May God bless your kindnesses and generosity and grant a fruitful Lenten journey. Love in Christ, Rhonda (for SJC).
St. Nicholas Day Party & Adult Bible Study
St. Nicholas Day party is Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Herman's. Children of all ages are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex. Parents will need to provide a snack and to assist with supervision and clean-up. Donations are needed for treat bags for the St. Nicholas Day party - if you are able to contribute (or have any questions) please contact Kristina Place or Rachel Friesen.
*The regular Super Saturday Christian Education Day Adult Bible study will take place at 4:00 p.m.
Snow Removal Schedule
A sign-up schedule for snow removal has been posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Please volunteer to keep the church accessible on weekends AND during the week for daily mail delivery. Thank you! There are still several weeks that we need a volunteer to shovel.
On Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. we need volunteers to come and clean the church in preparation for the Holy Nativity feast. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.
We are asking members of the congregation to again help feed the hungry during this Advent season. There are two projects this Advent: as usual, we will be collecting breakfast foods for the Jasper Place High School breakfast program: granola bars, juice boxes, healthy cereals are all welcome. Perhaps every time you shop you could pick up one item for this program? This Advent we have an additional project for Dickensfield Elementary School where a member of our congregation is a teacher. School funds are being used to feed the children breakfast in this school where there are many poor families. We will have a "change for change" box available every Sunday where we would ask you to donate your change to go toward this breakfast program. Safeway grocery cards can also be donated to this box. In this time of fasting, we are called to heed the needs of the poor. Thank you for your contributions to these projects.
Canadian Badlands Passion Play 2016
St. Herman’s Sobor is planning a trip to the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller Alberta next year. The date will be July 16, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. If we have 15 or more people we can get a 10% discount on tickets. Ticket prices for the play are as follows: Green section – Adult $57.00, Senior (65+) $52.00 and Youth $39.00. (Bus prices and dinner prices are to follow.) All those who would be interested in going should call Don Fushtey at 780-436-9793 or go on line at:
or call 1-888-823-2001.
A sign-up sheet will be posted later. Last year’s program and brochures are on the candle desk.