FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Tone 1. Sunday of Orthodoxy. Ven. Aleksy (Alexius) the Man of God (411). Ven. Macarius, Abbot and Wonderworker of Kalyázinsk (Tver’—1483). Martyr Marinus. St. Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Enlightener of Ireland (ca. 461).
Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 (Epistle) John 1:43-51 (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.
Children’s Procession with Icons
Since today is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the children will be doing a procession with icons during the Little Entrance. Parents: the children can either bring icons from home, or use one from the parish. After the procession, the icons will be placed on the bottom of the iconostasis.
Great Lent is traditionally a time when Orthodox Christians, in the spirit of repentance, make an extra effort to go to the Sacrament of Confession. Although many people like to have the Priest hear their Confession on Sunday morning before Divine Liturgy, this is not always possible in our parish because of the responsibilities of the Priest before the Liturgy begins. The best time is before or after Great Vespers each Saturday evening. If there is a second Priest serving, then Confessions can be heard Sunday morning, and during Great Vespers. You may also book a time for Confession during the week.
Widynowski Sausage Fundraiser for Summer Camp
It is time again for our annual St. Peter the Aleut Summer Camp Fundraiser. James Samaroden will be available during coffee hour today, Sunday, March 17 to collect your orders.
There will be a Presanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity parish on Friday, March 22, at 6 PM. Everyone is invited to attend.
Plastic Grocery Bags
Food Bank volunteers desperately need plastic grocery bags. For more information please contact Rhonda Hamans.
NEW GIVING OPTION: DONATE ONLINE
St. Herman's has now placed a special donation page on its website, so that you can arrange to give your tithes and offerings online. You may give one-time donations through our website, or arrange monthly donations. If you've already set up your online giving through CanadaHelps, you don't need to change anything.
JOIN US FOR A FOUR-WEEK LENTEN STUDY
Mark your calendars, and join us for our Lenten Study series on the Lives of the Saints, starting Thursday, March 28. Each week we will watch a video on the life of a Saint, have a short discussion, and conclude by having a prayer service (Akathist or Moleben) to the Saint. See poster on bulletin board for details.