4th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John . Ven. Anthony, Abbot of Dymsk (Novgorod—1224). Righteous Youths John and Jacob (James) of Meniugi (Novgorod—1566-69). Seven Martyred Brothers: Orentius, Pharnacius, Eros, Firmus, Firminus, Cyriacus, and Longinus, in Georgia (4th c.).
Romans 6:18-23 (Epistle) Matthew 8:5-13 (Gospel)
Romans 13:11-14:4 (Epistle, Forerunner) Luke 1:1-25, 57-68, 76, 80 (Gospel, Forerunner)
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, June 17, 2018: $4,615.25
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for June, 2018: $16,289.47
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Fr. Vincent will be on holiday from Monday, June 25 – Saturday, July 21. Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
Prison Ministry Collection
For many years the Archdiocese has been holding fundraising projects throughout the year in support of Orthodox education, monasteries and new missions. This Sunday, June 24, 2018, has been chosen as the date to collect funds for the Archdiocese Prison Ministry. When placing your donation in an offering envelope please write “Prison Ministry” in the “Special Offering” space.
This Sunday is the final Church School class until mid-September. Thank you to all Church Sunday School Teachers and Parent Helpers and Christian Education Saturday Teachers for all your hard work and involvement in this important ministry!
Habitat for Humanity Build Day FRIDAY, July 27
Our annual Habitat for Humanity Build Day is coming up on July 27. We have been asked to go to the build in Fort Saskatchewan this year, as they are in need of some extra help there. If you would like to participate, please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board and take an information package. Each individual is asked to register online; instructions are in the package. (If you have previously volunteered with Habitat, you won't need to do the online sign-up; please just indicate beside your name that you have previously volunteered.) If you would like further information, please contact Louise at:
Please note: you must be 16 to participate; 16-17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent.
It's a very fun day, lunch is provided, no prior skills are required, and everything you need is provided. Best of all, it helps a deserving family move into a home of their own!
St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Summer Camp
2018 Camp registration forms are available on the display case in the narthex. The deadline for registrations is July 15th but if you register before June 24th you can take $25 off the registration fee.
If you have any questions about volunteering as staff or sending your child to camp, please see Christie Oswald or Fr. Daniel Friesen.
Starting on Wednesday, September 5 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another Orthodoxy 101 group study. This class is our 9th time offering this class, and it is ideal not only for Orthodox who would like to deepen their understanding of their Orthodox Faith, but is also a great introduction to the Faith for any non-Orthodox who would like to understand a bit more about the Orthodox Church (what it believes and teaches, and why). There will be a fee of $20 to cover the cost of your book and materials. Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex.
Mark Your Calendars!
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, our parish will be having Fr. Silviu Bunta as our guest speaker for our Advent Retreat. Details about registration will be available soon, but you’re going to want to reserve this date on your calendar. Fr. Silviu’s topic will be: “How does our Orthodox Tradition read the Scriptures differently?”
Fr. Silviu Bunta is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, Ohio. He holds a B.A. degree in theology from the University of Sibiu (Romania), a M.A. degree in biblical studies from the University of Oradea (Romania), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Marquette University. Fr. Silviu specializes in the study of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins. He is a Romanian Priest with the Bulgarian Diocese of the OCA.