25th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. Sunday of the Forefathers. Ven. Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople (489-490). Ven. Nikon the Dry of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves—12th c.). Martyrs Mirax, Acepsius and Aithalas, of Egypt (7th c.). Ven. Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon (ca. 970-980).
Colossians 3:4-11 Luke 14:16-24
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, Dec. 4, 2016: $4,330.27
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Total received for December, 2016: $4,330.27
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
Snow Removal Volunteers
* Please remember to shovel the city sidewalk when it is your turn to remove snow.
How can you help your community this Advent?
Our Advent social action project this year will benefit the Christian Care Centre, where some of our parishioners volunteer, and which provides refreshments and some basic needs for homeless and low-income people in our neighbourhood. Please see the poster on the bulletin board (or the flyers on the candle desk) for the items we are collecting. We are also asking you to lighten your pockets a little and drop your change into the change jar located on the coffee hour buffet table. This will also be donated to the CCC to help purchase supplies for coffee and snacks at the drop-in centre. Thank you for your generosity! Both collections will go until Dec. 19.
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale
There will be a Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Saturday, December 17th from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, December 18th after the Divine Liturgy. The sale will take place beside the bookstore in the fellowship hall.
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale addendum
Please bring your crafts and baking down the back steps into the board room on Saturday morning (December 10th). Rod be there from 9 am onward and will have that door open. If you need to drop off on Friday evening, you can call Rod at the office up to 5 pm at 780-428-1593 to arrange. Those who don’t get it there on Saturday will have to bring on Sunday.
Serve on a Mission's Team
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center is looking for volunteers to join their Mission Teams in 2017. There are openings in Albania, Guatemala, Kenya, Indonesia, Alaska and Mexico. Details are available on the OCMC website www.ocmc.org. Please consider these opportunities to serve in missions. It will change your life!
Support Local Missions
In addition to the opportunity to become part of a Mission's Team in another country, you also have the opportunity to help financially support our own local mission efforts in Canada. Our Archdiocese is in the process of starting three new missions in Kamloops (BC), Verdun (QC) and Toronto (ON). On Sunday, December 25, please consider giving a little extra to our Archdiocese Annual Missions Appeal. Write check to St. Herman's, and write "Missions" on envelope. If you include your offering in the same envelope as your regular tithe, please be sure to write on the envelope how much is to go to Missions, and how much is for your regular offering to your home parish.
Golden Age Gang
On Tuesday, December 13 at 12 Noon there will be a Lenten Christmas potluck (fish is permitted) for seniors in the fellowship hall of the church. All seniors are welcome. Bring a friend! A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank You! Lil :)
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all those who donated to the St. Nicholas day party. The children (and adults!) had a wonderful time!
Winter Family Fun Day
The church school is sponsoring a “St. Herman’s Family Winter Outing” at Rundle Park on December 29 from 1 –3 pm. This outing is for all parishioners. Activity options include skating and sledding. We have rented a room at the complex as a place for fellowship. Parishioners are asked to bring healthy food choices for everyone to share in agape love. Beverages will be provided.”
On Friday, December 30th, for your enjoyment, we will board a (chartered) city bus to tour Edmonton’s festive Christmas lights. We will leave the church at 6:00 p.m. and return by approximately 8:00 p.m. The city bus accommodates 35 people. Included in the tour will be Candy Cane Lane, the Legislative Buildings, etc. Hot Chocolate and snacks will follow the tour. Join us for carols and fellowship. Please sign up early! There will be no fee for the tour but a gratuity for the bus driver would be appreciated. Thank you! Lil :)