29th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 4. Sunday of the Forefathers. Prophet Haggai (Aggæus—50 B.C.). Martyr Marinus of Rome (3rd c.). Bl. Empress Theophano (Theophania—893-4). St Sophia (1542).
Colossians 3:4-11 (Epistle) Luke 14:16-24 (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.
Last Sunday for Advent Appeals!
As Advent is now upon us, we turn our attention to helping to provide some basic needs for those in our community. There will be boxes in the narthex to collect items for the Christian Care Centre and for the Jasper Place High School breakfast club, UNTIL Sunday, December 16.
Here is what is needed:
For Jasper Place: juice boxes, granola bars, dry cereal (not oatmeal, please) and fruit cups.
For the CCC, we have a challenge for you! We would like to put together 50-60 large ziplock bags , each containing the following: sport socks (not white), gloves, toothbrush, small toothpaste, bus pass or tickets, deodorant, razor, kleenex, shampoo, bar of soap, gum, "hot shot," facecloth, granola bar, and juice box. If you can supply all of these items, that's wonderful. If not, feel free to supply what you are able to. The CCC also needs the following items: socks, men's underwear (S, M, L) canned soup, dry cereal, coffee, cheese whiz, sugar and sweetener, juice boxes, mayonnaise, jam, and mustard.
Anything of these items that you can donate will be most gratefully received.
There will be flyers provided that you can take shopping with you as a reminder.
It is traditional in the Orthodox Church for the priest to visit each parishioner's home during the time between the Feast of Theophany and the beginning of Great Lent, in order to bless their homes with Holy Water. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex. Please place your name, the date and when you are available for Fr. Vincent to bless your home. A sheet explaining the Feast of Theophany and how to prepare for your house blessing is located on the candle desk beside the bulletin.
Vespers Time Change
Starting January 5, 2019 Saturday evening Great Vespers will begin at 5 PM for the winter months.
2019 Parish Directories
The 2019 Parish Directories are available and are located on the display case in the narthex.
Christmas Eve Open House at the Perry’s
Callie and I have been looking forward all year to our favourite tradition! Our Christmas Eve open house! Feel free to stop by any time on the 24th. We aim to have hot food ready around 5:30 pm but there will be drink and appetizers/sweets all day long, and we stay open until people stop showing up. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food is available, but also lots of meat! We are located at 12272 132 Street NW. See you then ☺
Sing, Sing, Sing!
The next informal fun singing event is on Monday, December 17 from 7-9 pm at St. Herman’s. Please bring any songs you would like to sing and perhaps a drink or snack you would like to share. Even if you don't sing, come and join us and listen and visit if you would like. See you then! If you have any questions, please contact Matushka Roxanne.
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. Guests or hosts are invited to contact Fr. Vincent who will make the arrangements. Please remember to advise Fr. Vincent about the dates or occasions that you would like to meet (as guest or host).
Coming Soon: Theophany “Holy Supper” After Great Vespers And Blessing of Water
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Please share with us your family’s traditional meatless Christmas Eve dish. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Lil ☺