20th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council. Martyrs Nazarius, Gervase, Protase, and Celsus, of Milan (1st c.). Ven. Paraskeva of Serbia (11th c.). Ven. Nikóla Sviatósha, Prince of Chernigov and Wonderworker of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves—1143). Hieromartyr Silvanus of Gaza (4th c.).
Galatians 1:11-19 (Epistle) Luke 8:5-15 (Gospel)
Hebrews 13:7-16 (Epistle, Fathers) John 17:1-13 (Gospel, Fathers)
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. 7, 2018: $4,665.35
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for October, 2018: $4,665.35
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
TODAY, Sunday, October 14th, 2018
As was decided at the last Archdiocesan Council meeting an appeal for all parishes/communities to collect funds for Theological Education, Seminaries and Seminarians is scheduled for Sunday, October 14th, 2018.
Please write "FOR SEMINARIES" in the “Special Offering” blank on your offering envelope.
TODAY, Sunday, October 14, 2018
Our annual Harvest/Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place on Sunday, October 14 after the Divine Liturgy. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
2019 Icon Calendars are now available in the Bookstore!
The bookstore has received a shipment of the new calendars for 2019. This year, the icons feature angels, especially as they appear in events in the Gospels. As always, the calendars are beautiful. They always identify feast days and fast days. They also announce the saints that are especially commemorated on each day of the year. The calendars retail for
In preparation for our Annual Meeting October 21:
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS FOR 2018/2019
Please write the name of the person(s) whom you would like to nominate on the nomination sheet located on a bulletin board in the narthex. (Please be sure to have the person’s consent before writing their name(s) on the nomination sheet.)
Please send any resolutions you would like to have discussed and voted on to Fr. Vincent (email@example.com)
REPORTS FOR ANNUAL MEETING
All reports for the Parish Annual Meeting should be emailed to Monk Tikhon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 12 and will then be distributed to parishioners by email. A hard copy will be made available to those who do not have email capability.
Thank you to all the big hearts and willing hands who came out this last week to the Bluffton monastery to assist the nuns in house repairs and preparing for their upcoming feast day. And many thanks to those who donated food last Sunday. Everything was received with much gratitude!
PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES!
A Stewardship form has been placed in each of the mailboxes downstairs. Please fill out the Stewardship form for 2018/2019 and deposit the completed form in the wooden box labeled “Stewardship Forms” located on the table in front of the mailboxes. For those who do not have a mailbox forms are available on the table in front of the mailboxes.
Do You Have a Key to the Church?
The alarm system at our parish has just been updated. If you have a key to the parish, please call Fr. Tikhon during office hours (Monday - Friday, noon - 4 PM) at (780) 484-9804, or Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347 to get your new codes for the alarm.
*** Please do not attempt to enter the Church without these new codes, or the alarm will go off.
"How Does Our Orthodox Tradition Read the Scriptures Differently?"
Advent Retreat with Fr. Silviu Bunta
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Fr. Silviu is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, Ohio. He specializes in the study of Christian Origins. Retreat begins at 10:30 am and concludes with Great Vespers at 4:30 PM. Register Online at: sthermans.ca/retreat, or use a brochure registration form to mail in a cheque. Registration fee is $45 per person.
You were the precise guardians of the Apostolic Tradition, O holy Fathers;
for when you set forth the Orthodox doctrine of the Holy Trinity, one in
essence, you overthrew the blasphemy of Arius, and expelled with him Macedónius, the enemy of the Holy Spirit.
You condemned Nestórius, Eutýches, Dioscórus, Sabéllius, and Séverus the Mindless.
Pray that we may be delivered from their error, and that our life be preserved pure in the Faith, we beseech you!
- Sticheron from the Litya verses for the Holy Fathers