12th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. The Placing of the Cincture (Sash) of the Most-holy Theotokos (395-408). Hieromartyr Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage (258). St. Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople (471).
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.
Special Parish Meeting of Stewards TODAY
A vote to determine who will represent our parish at this year’s Archdiocesan Assembly will take place at a special meeting following the Divine Liturgy.
In Preparation For Our Annual Meeting, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
Please fill out a “Declaration and/or renewal of Parish Stewardship 2014-2015” form and deposit the completed form in the wooden box labeled “Stewardship Forms” located on the display case in the narthex.
Membership vs. Stewardship – What’s the Difference?
One of the questions that I’m sometimes asked as a Priest is, “What is the difference between being a member of St. Herman’s, and being a steward?”
A member is simply someone who is a baptized/chrismated/confessing Orthodox Christian and who considers this parish their home parish, and who attends and receives the Holy Sacraments on a regular basis, and gives financially as they are able to.
A steward is someone who has made a commitment to the parish and has declared his/her willingness to accept responsibility for the ongoing life and work within the parish. This commitment is signified, not only by supporting the parish each month with our tithes and offerings, but also by regular participation in the various aspects of parish life. Both of these demonstrate a willingness to be seen as one who can be called upon to help the community when requested and to undertake an appropriate ministry within the parish (as the various needs arise). Only stewards may vote, stand for election, or hold a ministry in the parish.
Church Sunday School starts September 7!
Each Sunday a 15-20 minute class for children 3-8 years of age will take place during the sermon. Please note: children 9 years of age and older are expected to stay upstairs. A Church Sunday School family fellowship (potluck) is being planned for mid-October. Date & details are to follow. For more information regarding Church Sunday School, please contact Kristina Place or Rachel Friesen.
Church Sunday School Teachers Needed!
Church Sunday School is looking for teachers and teacher's aides. Please contact Kristina Place or Rachel Friesen if you are willing and able to help with this ministry. Parents will be contacted about the parent helper rotation.
Camp Lost and Found
All lost and found items from St Peter the Aleut Camp this summer will be at St Herman's this Sunday and next. If your child was at camp, please take the time to go through the lost and found bin and retrieve any items that belong to your child. The remaining lost and found items will be shipped to Calgary in two weeks.
Exploring the Feasts of the Church
Starting Wednesday, September 10, Fr. Vincent will be starting a series of 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. St. John of Kronstadt once said: “We should not allow ourselves to celebrate any Christian feast without seriously considering: what is its meaning and what is its purpose; what is our responsibility toward it? … Then the feast will become profitable for our soul’s salvation.” 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.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2014
“The Bible, Our Book”
Guest Speaker: Father David Hovik
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre
242032 Range Road 40
When: September 19-21, 2014
Deadline to register: September 1, 2014
For more information please see the pamphlet/registration form in the narthex.
Please pray for the Archdiocesan Assembly that will be taking place Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Ottawa. The purpose of this one-day assembly will be to vote on whether or not our Canadian Archdiocese approves of the nomination of His Grace Bishop Irénée to become our ruling Bishop.