33rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. Sunday of Zacchaeus. Ven. Maximus the Confessor (662). Martyr Neophytus of Nicæa (303-305). Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond (3rd c.). Virgin Martyr Agnes of Rome (ca. 304). Martyr Anastasius, disciple of Ven. Maximus the Confessor (662). Ven. Neophytus of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos). Ven. Maxim the Greek (1556).
1 Timothy 4:9-15 (Epistle) Luke 19:1-10 (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, Jan. 14, 2018: $4,534.70
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for January, 2018: $8,602.46
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
UNDERSTANDING SALVATION in the ORTHODOX TRADITION
Pre- Lenten Retreat
St. Herman's Orthodox Church is pleased to welcome Fr. Michael Gillis as our guest speaker for our Pre-Lenten Retreat on Saturday, February 3. Fr. Michael is the Priest of Holy Nativity Orthodox Church in Langley, BC, and hosts the popular Ancient Faith Radio podcast, "Praying in the Rain". Fr. Michael will be speaking to us on the topic, "Understanding Salvation in the Orthodox Tradition".
Registration is $40 per person. Brochures are available in the narthex. Register with the brochure registration form, or online at www.sthermans.ca/retreat
Baby Blanket Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of the hand-knitted baby blankets and thanks to all who bought raffle tickets! We made $82.00 on the sale of the tickets, which will go to the upcoming youth retreat.
2nd Annual St. Herman Ice Fishing Day
Saturday, February 17, 10 am - 3 PM Wizard Lake, near Calmar (in Golden Jubilee Park)
-- No fishing license required!
-- Hot Chocolate and snacks will be provided.
-- If you don't have an ice-fishing rod, fishing gear and bait will be available.
-- Bring the whole family for a fun parish day!
-- Dress warm, and bring your lawn chair
-- Come and enjoy the great outdoors!
Celtic Monastery Being Established
On Tuesday Feb. 6, we will be having a special visit from a Romanian Monastic who is re-establishing a monastic community on the island of Mull in Scotland.
Although these Scottish islands used to have a strong Celtic monastic presence (St. Columba, St. Cuthbert, St. Ninian, etc.), there has not been an Orthodox monastic presence in these islands for over 1000 years.
Fr. Seraphim Aldea will be joining us to talk about his work in re-establishing a monastic community there. He has frequently hosted pilgrimages to the island, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the work there.
The evening begins with a Moleben at 6:30 PM, with Fr. Seraphim beginning his talk around 7 PM. There is no cost to this event, but a love-offering will be received to help support the work of Fr. Seraphim and the new monastic community.
FUNERAL PRE-PLANNING MEETING
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 PM, St. Herman's will be inviting a representative from Serenity Funeral Home to provide some much-needed information on funeral pre-planning.
Things you will learn at this meeting:
1. Discover how you can reduce funeral expenses
2. Six facts about the Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit that you didn't
3. How you can save your estate (and surviving family) thousands of
dollars in unnecessary expenses and taxes
4. What happens when death occurs away from home
5. Why pre-planning is so important
6. Much, much more …
Everyone is invited to this free 45-minute seminar. Feel free to invite your family and friends. However, each person must pre-register with Serenity Funeral Homes. To register, call (780) 988-2929, or go to www.PrePlanYourFuneral.ca and click on 'Upcoming Events'
Gift Card Fundraiser
St. Herman's has a Help Fund to provide assistance to those in our parish in times of need. Along with financial donations (which are non-receiptable) we would like to boost the Help Fund by adding gift cards from grocery stores as further aid to our fellow parishioners. Please give your grocery store gift cards to Fr. Vincent, Louise, or Melanie. Thank you for your generous support!