20th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. Holy and Glorious Greatmartyr Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica (ca. 306). Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople in 740 A.D. St. Theóphil of the Kyiv Caves, Bishop of Novgorod (Far Caves—1482). Martyr Lupus (ca. 306). Ven. Athanasius of Medikion Monastery (ca. 814). Monk Martyr Joseph of Dionysiou (Mt. Athos—1518).
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.
Thank you very much to all who donated clothing, time and financial resources to help support the children of ZMIIV Orphanage. We have shipped 156 kg. of clothing thus far and have two more shipments (Oct 20th & 27th) approximately 100 kg. As a result of your generosity, every child will receive a warm hat, mitts and scarf. Also donated were several pairs of boots & coats, many sweaters & fleece tops & vests, underwear and socks.
Monetary donations went towards the purchase of much needed items such as; underwear for boys and girls, warm hooded sweat tops, sweaters, jeans, gloves and toques and 40 pairs of new socks. In total, 30 boxes will be received at the orphanage over the next month. Again, our grateful thanks; we could not have achieved this without your love and support of these forgotten children.
For a chronological history of our recent activities, as well as a few photographs of the children please go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Johns-Children-ZMIIV-Orphanage-Ukraine/1557680704455555
ATTENTION: Coffee Hour Groups!
All groups are reminded to leave the kitchen and eating areas clean after each luncheon!!! Left-over food should be taken home, dishes and coffee pots washed and put away. Floors in the kitchen and eating areas should be washed. Lately we have been slacking off. Inspection of the kitchen and hall is due soon. Talk to Lil if you have any questions
Holy Nativity Cards
The bookstore has a great selection of cards for the Christmas season.
Perohy Supper and Dance – November 15, 2014
Please plan to attend the Perohy Supper and Dance sponsored by the C.O.P. Social Club (representing our sister OCA rural parishes), on Saturday, November 15, 2014; serving at 6 PM at the Smoky Lake Agricom. Members are selling tickets in advance: Adults $30, Children 6-12 $10, 5 and under Free. Contact Sylvia and John Chinery for tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org. The evening will include a silent auction, live auction, draw for the Cash Raffle and a 50/50 Raffle. Good music! Good food! Good fellowship! Please come!! While this is not a St. Herman’s event, everyone is encouraged to support our OCA rural parishes by attending their fundraiser.
ST. HERMAN’S COOKBOOK
Copies of the St. Herman's Cookbook are still available for sale at the bookstore. These would make a great Christmas gift idea for relatives and friends.
Icons For Sale From The Republic Of Georgia
The bookstore has just received seven hand-written icons from the Republic of Georgia. We think they are very special, and each one retails for under $100.00. Do come and have a look at them.
2015 Icon Calendars Are In!
The new icon calendars for 2015 are in, and they sell for $18.00 each. All of the icons feature the Theotokos.
2014 Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat
Guest Speaker: Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Savior Monastery
Where: Gardom Lake Bible Camp,
When: November 8-11, 2014
Deadline to register: November 1, 2014
Registration forms are located on the candle desk in the narthex.
Exploring the Feasts of the Church
Fr. Vincent continues to present weekly Bible Studies exploring the 12 major feasts of the Orthodox Church. Each week we will look at one feast (including its Scripture readings, icon, and hymns) and explore what it means to our lives today. This Bible Study will take place downstairs in the Church fellowship hall on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for these educational and inspirational studies.
ST. HERMAN'S MEMORIAL FUND
The St. Herman's Memorial Fund is a way to remember the faithful departed by family and friends who want to pay tribute to a life well lived. You may donate funds to a specific parish project, or to the general memorial fund. Funds donated to the general memorial fund ensures that the legacy of our loved ones will live on, as the money will be used to help fund various ministries of the parish, and to help provide training for our leaders. Please consider donating to this fund in memory of your loved ones. You are also encouraged to remember our parish in your estate planning.