1st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. All Saints. St. David of Thessalonica (ca. 540). St. Dionysius, Archbishop of Suzdal’ (1385). Translation of the Relics of St. Tikhon of Lukhov (Kostromá— 1569). St. John, Bishop of the Goths in the Crimea (8th c.). Appearance of the TIKHVIN Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos (1388). The “SEDMIYEZERSKAYA” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos (17th c.).
Hebrews 11:33-12:2 (Epistle) Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30 (Gospel)
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
PARISH TITHING AND GIVING
(General budget income; does not include designated funds)
Amount received on Sunday, June 12, 2016: $2,551.30
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Total received for June, 2016: $6,786.23
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
Fr. Vincent will be on holiday from July 1 – July 25 Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
Singing Practice, TODAY, Sunday, June 26
There will be a singing practice at Sheri and Dan Buhler’s home (9907 – 179 St) on Sunday, June 26 @ 7 pm. Please bring a snack to share in agape love. Thank you!
Baby Jonah’s Baptism
Everyone is invited to attend the baptism of the newest member of St. Herman's parish, Jonah Martin Isaac. Protodeacon Jesse, Matushka Roxanne, and their boys would be overjoyed if you would join them on this day to witness the blessed sacraments of baptism and chrismation. It will take place on Saturday July 2 at 3 pm. There will be refreshments to follow downstairs. Please pray for little Jonah and his family and godparents in anticipation of this joyous occasion.
Starting on Wednesday, September 7 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another group study on the book “Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life” by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. This class 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 (provided at the first meeting). Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board.
Church Flower Beds
Volunteers are needed to fertilize, water, weed, and do general maintenance of all flower beds. Please choose a flower bed and sign your name on the sheet located on the bulletin board in the narthex.
2017 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly
Our parish has been chosen by Archbishop Irénée and the Archdiocesan Council to host the 2017 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly. This week-long event will take place July 25-28, 2017. As you can imagine there is a lot of work that will need to be done by our parish during the next year in preparation for hosting all the clergy, as well as lay delegates, observers, and special guests from across our country (and some from the U.S.) Please keep this assembly in the forefront of your prayers, and as the various committees are developed to get all the necessary work accomplished, prayerfully consider how you can be involved in helping prepare for this special occasion.
Habitat for Humanity Days
We have dates for our annual Habitat for Humanity days! This year we will not be working on the build site, but doing landscaping. The dates are Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. Five people each day are needed. There is a sign-up sheet on the narthex bulletin board - please add your name if you would like to participate. More details will be available in July. Also, we are looking for a small team (or two) who might be willing to provide lunch for the build site on one or both of those dates. If you would like to organize this, please contact Louise by email: email@example.com.
St Peter the Aleut Summer Camp
St Peter the Aleut Summer Camp is thrilled to announce the dates and location for 2016! Camp this year will be Sunday, August 7th through Saturday, August 13th, for campers (completed grade 2 – completed grade 9), with a training day for the volunteer staff on Saturday, August 6th. This year, camp will again 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 immediately and camper registrations are due Sunday, July 17th. Register your child before June 26th though and take $25 off your fee. It takes many volunteers to run camp, so please prayerfully consider how you can be involved in camp this year.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2016
This year’s topic: Seeing the World as an Icon
Guest Speaker: Father Michael Gillis
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre 242032 Range Road 40
When: September 16-18, 2016
Pamphlet/registration forms and deadline to register will be provided at a later date.