14th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 5. Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinopè (117). Prophet Jonah (8th c. B.C.). St. Jonah the Presbyter (9th c.), father of Ss. Theophanes the Hymnographer and Theodore Graptus. Ven. Jonah, Abbot of Yashezérsk (1589-92). Martyr Phocas the Gardener, of Sinopè (ca. 320). St. Peter the Tax-collector (6th c.).
2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4 Luke 5:1-11
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.
Food Bank Leftovers
From time to time perishable food is left over from Food Bank client’s hampers. This food will be available on Sundays to anyone who would like it. Please leave the table by the piano empty for distribution of this leftover food. The Food Bank Co-ordinator would request that, if there is any food left on this table at the end of coffee hour, the coffee hour group include it with the garbage collected at the end of coffee hour. Thank you!
Our annual Harvest/Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place on Sunday, October 20 after the Divine Liturgy. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Sign-up sheet is on the narthex bulletin board. Any questions please see Lil :)
PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES!
A Stewardship form has been placed in each of the mailboxes downstairs. Please fill out the Stewardship form for 2019/2020 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.
Green Light Awareness Society
Unmasking the Truth of Human Trafficking
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Kinisky
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Cocktails: 4:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm
Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex
Tickets: $75.00 (Tymofiy 780-437-2116)
Proceeds go to: WIN House, Edmonton & Maple Leaf House in Ukraine
Perohy Supper and Dance – Saturday, November 16, 2019
Please plan to attend the Perohy Supper and Dance sponsored by the Century Orthodox Parishes Social Club (representing our sister OCA rural parishes), on Saturday, November 16 at the Andrew Community Centre. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults $40, Children (6-12): $15, (5 and under) free. Contact Ron & Gloria Rosychuk for tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org/780-416- 0390. Great food, great prizes, and good fellowship!
"Apocalypse Now and Ever” The book of Revelation on Christian Life & Liturgy
Advent Retreat with Fr. Matthew Francis
Saturday, November 23, 2018
Fr. Matthew is the Priest of the Holy Apostles Mission in Chilliwack, BC. Fr. Matthew completed his Master of Arts degree at the University of Manchester (U.K.) in 2001 with a Dissertation entitled, The Apocalypse of Sacred Space: Christian Conceptions in the Book of Revelation. Retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes with Great Vespers at 4:30 p.m. Register Online at: sthermans.ca/retreat, or fill out a registration form which is contained in the retreat brochure located on the candle desk. Tear the form out of the brochure and place it with your payment in an offering envelope. Mark “Retreat” in the special offering category then place the envelope in the offering slot in the candle desk. Registration fee is $45 per person.
The Holy Prophet Jonah lived in the eighth century before the birth of Christ and was a successor of the Prophet Elisha. The Book of the Prophet Jonah contains prophecies about the judgments on the Israelite nation, the sufferings of the Savior, the downfall of Jerusalem, and the end of the world. Besides the prophecies, the Book of Jonah relates how he was sent to the Ninevites to preach repentance (Jon. 3: 3-10).
Our Lord Jesus Christ, addressing the Scribes and the Pharisees who demanded a sign from Him, said that no sign would be given except for the sign of the Prophet Jonah, “As Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so also shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights” (Mt. 12: 40). From these words the Lord shows clearly the symbolic meaning of the Book of the Prophet Jonah in relation to Christ’s death on the Cross, descent into Hell, and the Resurrection.
Reproaching the lack of penitence and recalcitrance of the Jews, the Lord said, “The Ninevites shall rise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and one greater than Jonah is here” (Mt. 12: 41).
- Feasts & Fasts (OCA website)
Membership vs. Stewardship What’s the Difference?
It is that time of year again where each of us who consider St. Herman’s as their home parish is encouraged to fill out a Stewardship Pledge Form. However, there is sometimes a little confusion as to what the difference is between a “Member” and a “Steward”.
A member is simply someone who is baptized or chrismated and who considers this parish as their home parish. This person attends and receives the Holy Sacraments on a regular basis, and gives financially as they are able to, but, for whatever reason, would prefer not to fill out a Stewardship Pledge Form.
A steward is someone who has made a commitment to the parish, has been attending St. Herman’s parish for a period of twelve months and has declared his/her willingness to accept responsibility for the ongoing life and work within the parish, including voting on various issues that affect the life of the parish community. This commitment is signified by filling in a Stewardship Pledge Form. This person not only supports the parish each month with his/her tithes and offerings, but also by regular participation in the various aspects of parish life (including being involved in appropriate ministries as the various needs arise). Only stewards may vote, stand for election, or hold a ministry in the parish.