St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox SoborSt. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor
Upcoming Services
May 30,
6:00PM Vigil

May 31,
Pentecost
9:10AM Hours
9:30AM Divine Liturgy followed by Kneeling Vespers (No Coffee Hour)
3:00PM Pan-Orthodox Picnic at Capilano Park

June 4,
7:00PM Kapella Kyrie Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, May 24

7th SUNDAY OF PASCHA

Tone 6. Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Afterfeast of Ascension. Ven. Simeon the Stylite (the Younger) of the Wonderful Mountain (596). Ven. Nikita the Stylite, Wonderworker of Pereyaslavl’—Zalesskii (786). Martyrs Meletius Stratelates, Stephen, John, and 1,218 soldiers, with women and children, including Serapion the Egyptian, Callinicus the Magician, Theodore, Faustus, the women: Marciana, Susanna, and Palladia, two children: Cyriacus and Christian, and twelve Tribunes—Faustus, Festus, Marcellus, Theodore, Meletius, Sergius, Marcellinus, Felix, Photinus, Theodoriscus, Mercurius, and Didymus, all of whom suffered in Galatia (138-161). St. Vincent of Lérins.

Acts 20:16-18, 28-36 (Epistle) John 17:1-13 (Gospel)

Additional Parking
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

Announcements:

Many Years!

Congratulations to Joel and Callie Perry on the birth of their new son, Arthur Paul Isaac, born Monday, May 18. God grant Arthur many years!

Singing Practice

Up-coming singing practices for the Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil:

1. Friday, May 29 @ 7:00 pm at St. Herman's (our choir)

2. Friday, June 5 @ 6:45 pm at St. Herman's (our choir with Kapella Kyrie Choir)

Mark your calendar!!!

The Kappella Kyrie choir from King's College, in collaboration with St. Herman's choir, will sing Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil (Op. 37) during our Saturday night Vespers service on June 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm. This is the first time in Canada that the Vigil will be sung during an actual church service rather than in a concert hall. Following the Vigil there will be a luncheon downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Please note that there will be a freewill offering. The proceeds will go to selected orphanages in western Ukraine. The service will be repeated one week later at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John.

Pentecost in the Park

The Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Edmonton will be hosting a pan-Orthodox Pentecost "Picnic in the Park" at Capilano Park, Site #1, Sunday, May 31 at 3 pm. All parishioners are invited to this time of celebration and fellowship with our Orthodox brothers and sisters from the other parishes. Please bring food, drink, soccer balls, lawn chairs and other picnic items/games.

It’s Time To Celebrate Our Golden Age Group Again!

(Senior’s spring birthdays: March 31 – June 31)

Luncheon will take place at 12 noon, Tuesday, June 9 at the Continental Inn. Buffet & gratuities is $18.00. See you there! Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Thank You! Lil :)

Coffee Hour Schedule

If you are interested in signing up for a coffee hour luncheon group please see Lil :) As well, napkins and decaffeinated coffee are needed for coffee hours. Thank you :)

Memorial Litya

Our next Memorial Litya will be following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 31. If you have any loved ones who have recently reposed, please call the parish office with their names, and Fr Vincent will pray for them during this service.

Lawn Mowing Season is Here!

A sign-up sheet for mowing the lawn starting Monday, May 4, 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.

ATTENTION GARDENERS

The gardening season is upon us, and once again we are calling for volunteers to look after the flower beds around the church.

This means donating, planting, watering and cultivating perennials and annuals in each of the beds to make our grounds attractive. Once a week care is required.

There are six beds, hanging baskets, and two urns at the entrance that need attention. Two beds and the hanging pots are already spoken for. We still need volunteers to care for each of the remaining beds or the urns.

Please contact Maria or Kyril Holden at 780-430-7668 / kyrilholden@shaw.ca, or let Fr. Vincent know if you can help us with this rewarding ministry.

St Peter the Aleut Summer Camp

St Peter the Aleut Summer Camp is thrilled to announce the dates and location for 2015! Camp this year will be Sunday, August 9th through Saturday, August 15th, for campers (completed grade 2 – completed grade 9), with a training day for the volunteer staff on Saturday, August 8th. This year, camp will 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 25th and camper registrations are due Sunday, July 19th. It takes many volunteers to run camp, so please prayerfully consider how you can be involved in camp this year.

Habitat for Humanity Build

Save the date: July 4 is the date for our annual Habitat for Humanity build. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to participate - we want to have a full team out this year! More information will be forthcoming closer to the time.

 
Contact Us
Phone: (780) 484-9804

9930-167 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5P 4W7

Church office hours:
12 - 4PM Mon - Fri

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St. Herman of Alaska
Words of Wisdom
From this day, from this hour, from this minute, let us love God above all.
- St. Herman of Alaska