2 Timothy 3:10-15 (Epistle) Luke 18:10-14 (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.
January Income Statement
January income amount: $6,500.00
Average monthly income needed: $15,000.00
A Church Sunday School family TODAY!
Church Sunday School Family Fellowship
fellowship is being held at James & Melanie Samaroden’s home, Sunday, February 1 at 2 pm. Please bring a snack (or two!) to share. For more information, please contact either Kristina Place or Rachel Friesen.
Dumpster Key Missing
The dumpster key (along with its green cloth ribbon) is missing from the side entrance of the church. Please return ASAP and place it on the hook located on the bulletin board at the side entrance. Thank you!
Sunday of Orthodoxy
St. Herman Sobor is hosting this year’s Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. A committee is being set up to plan this event. If you would like to serve on this committee please contact Fr. Vincent or Lil. Thank you :)
Singing practice for the Sunday of Orthodoxy will take place at St. Herman of Alaska Sobor Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Parable of the Publican & Pharisee
The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee begins the Lenten Triodion, the liturgical book used in the services of Great Lent. It is the Sunday after the Sunday of Zacchaeus and Sunday before Sunday of the Prodigal Son. This is the pre-Lenten start of the Paschal cycle of worship in the Orthodox Church.
The focus this Sunday is on the Gospel of Luke 18:10-14, in which two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, an externally decent and righteous man of religion, and the other was a publican, a sinful tax-collector who was cheating the people.
Though the Pharisee was genuinely righteous under the Law, he boasted before God and was condemned. The publican, although he was truly sinful, begged for mercy, received it, and was justified by God.
On this Sunday in the preparation for Great Lent, Orthodox Christians are to see that they have not the religious piety of the Pharisee, but the repentance of the publican. They are called to think about themselves, in the light of Christ's teaching, as they really are and to beg for mercy. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 18:14)
Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee! And learn humility from the Publican's tears! Let us cry to our Savior, have mercy on us, only merciful One!
- Article taken from Orthodox Wiki article, Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee