20th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Abercius, Bishop and Wonderworker of Hieropolis (ca. 167). The Holy Seven Youths (“Seven Sleepers”) of Ephesus: Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian (Constantine), and Antonius (ca. 250). Martyrs Alexander the Bishop, Heraclius, Anna, Elizabeth, Theodota, and Glyceria (Glykéria), at Adrianopolis (2nd-3rd c.). The “KAZAN” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos (commemorating the deliverance of Moscow and Russia from the Poles in 1612
Galatians 1:11-19 (Epistle) Luke 16:19-31 (Gospel)
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, Oct. 15, 2017: $5,523.84
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for October, 2017: $15,093.96
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Parish Annual Meeting TODAY after coffee hour
Copies of the 2016 AGM Minutes and 2017 AGM reports are available to those who have not received the reports by email and are located on the candle desk in the narthex.
Bookstore Announcement: New Icon Calendars are in!
The new icon calendars have arrived, and as always, they are beautiful. For the year 2018, the calendar features icons of Christ and His Parables. The bookstore is charging $19.00 per calendar. The sale of these calendars is a fundraiser for St. Herman's. We have 45 calendars, and they go pretty quickly.
Snow Removal Schedule
A sign-up schedule for snow removal has been posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Please volunteer to keep the church accessible during the week and for daily mail delivery. Thank you!
Bottle drive fundraiser for youth winter retreat 2018!
We will be holding our 2nd annual youth winter retreat early next year for youth grades 7-10 after last year's successful retreat! The youth have eagerly come up with the idea to do a monthly bottle drive to help cover the costs of running the retreat. On the last Sunday of each month before the retreat, they would kindly ask that people bring their bottles to church to be collected after Liturgy. (By Fr. Vincent's request, please DO NOT bring your bottles into the church!)
The youth, along with Christie Oswald and Katherine Bessette, will be outside in the church parking lot by the camp trailer on Sunday October 29th to collect your bottles!
100% of the proceeds from these monthly bottle drives will go towards the St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Youth Winter Retreat 2018.
If you have any questions, please see Katherine Bessette. Thank you on behalf of the youth group!
40th Anniversary Photo Book
Please don't forget to schedule a photo for the 40th anniversary photo book. The completion has been a bit delayed because there are so many people missing in terms of photos. You can call, text, or email Mtk. Roxanne to schedule a time and day. We would love to have as many people included as possible!
Christian Education Classes
Attention Church School Families! Christian Education Classes are Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm, with a light snack to share before Vespers at 6 pm. This is for all children, so come out and have fun!
Please bring a healthy dish (some examples: veggies and dip, cut-up fruit, muffins, yogurt, pita & hummus, sandwiches, casseroles, etc.) to share for 5:30 pm. Please contact Kristina Place for any further information and/or questions.
On Saturday, Nov. 18, we will be having our annual Advent Retreat at St. Herman's. Our guest speaker this year will be Presvytera Dr. Jeannie Constantinou, who does the Ancient Faith Radio Podcast, "Search The Scriptures". Our topic for the retreat is: "CSI: Canon of Scripture Investigation -- Uncovering the Bible’s Past"
Where did the Bible come from? Who wrote the Bible and when? Why are certain books in the Bible and not others? Who decided what would be in the Bible? What did Bibles look like in the ancient Church? What about claims that are made about the existence of secret books, as in "The Da Vinci Code" or the Gospel of Judas? How do Orthodox Christians understand and interpret the Bible (especially the Old Testament)? What about the parts of the Bible that seem to conflict with science? Are some parts of the Bible more authoritative than others? Does the Bible contain errors? Should we read all the stories of the Bible as real history?
Registration cost is $50. Brochures are located on the candle desk. Please fill out the registration form in the brochure then remove it and place it along with your payment in an offering envelope designating: “Retreat” in the special offering blank. Online registrations are also being accepted on our church’s website: www.sthermans.ca
Christian Care Centre Donations
Several parishioners from St. Herman's are active at the Christian Care Centre, a local initiative located on Stony Plain Road that serves local homeless and low-income people, providing them with food, clothing and a social environment. They are in need of men's and women's socks and underwear, winter clothing, and food items, including cereal, soup, coffee, peanut butter, etc. A collection box will be in the narthex from Oct. 1. Please refer to the hand out located on the candle desk for more details. Thank you for your support!