12th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 3. Afterfeast of the Dormition. Martyr Andrew Stratelates and those with him (2593 soldiers) in Cilicia (4th c.). St. Pitirim, Bishop of Perm (1456). Martyrs Timothy, Agapius, and Thecla, of Palestine (304-306). Ven. Theophanes of Docheiariou (Mt. Athos—16th c.). The “DONSKAYA” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos (in commemoration of the deliverance of Moscow from the Tatars in 1591).
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (Epistle) Matthew 19:16-26 (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, August 12, 2018: $4,948.10
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for August, 2018: $7,915.96
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Saturday, August 25 Singing Practice Update
The singing practice originally scheduled for Saturday, August 25 has been cancelled.
Call for expense claims
Our fiscal year-end is August 31, so if you have any expenses to claim, we treasurers would appreciate it if you could get the receipts in to us before the end of the month. It helps us wrap up the year but also gives parish council a more accurate assessment of what the parish expenses were. We need this information for the budget meeting in September.
When you submit your receipts, please fill out an expense form, which you will find on the desk by the window in Fr Tikhon's office. Once the expense form has been filled out please staple the receipts to the expense form and place in the drawer marked “Treasurer”. This helps us categorize the expenses. Thank you, Moira Calder
Church New Year Picnic
Sunday, September 2, 2018
4:00 pm @ #50316 RR 255 Leduc County (Fedor Farm)
Everyone is welcome to attend this pot-luck event!
Please bring ready to serve salads and entrées. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided.
Bouncy castles for the children. Horseshoes for the adults!!!!
Parents, please bring any other games/balls you wish for your children.
Also, please bring lawn chairs. Warmer clothing is advised for a campfire later in the evening.
All the St. Peter the Aleut campers and the Camp Board would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped in some way to make camp possible this year. Whether you volunteered as staff, lent us a canoe or canoe trailer, baked cookies and treats, donated money to send a camper to camp, or did anything else that helped make camp happen, we are so thankful for you. It was a great week at camp which couldn’t have happened without your time and efforts. We feel very blessed. Thank you!
Sign-up to serve for Coffee Fellowship
One of the most important things our parish does each week, other than the Divine Services, is to have a coffee hour every Sunday following Divine Liturgy. It is an opportunity for the parish family to visit together, catch up on news, find out what needs we each have so we can continue to pray for one another, and a place to establish and build relationships. It is also a great place for newcomers to talk to other Orthodox Christians, and to get questions about the Faith answered. The value of this weekly meal must not be underestimated.
It is now time to put together a new Coffee Hour Schedule. This is a great opportunity for everyone to be involved in the life of the parish. You would be a part of a team that would be responsible for providing food, along with set-up and clean-up, once every two months. There are usually 5-8 people on each team.
Every St. Herman parishioner should be on a team and take your turn in showing hospitality to everyone else. If you have been blessed by the wonderful food and hospitality of our coffee hour teams, here's your chance to provide that same good food and hospitality to others.
To sign up, please contact Lil Trefan on Sunday, or call her at (780) 476-4529.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2018
This year’s topic: Becoming a Healing Presence
Guest Speaker: Dr. Albert S. Rossi
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre
242032 Range Road 40
When: September 14-16, 2018
For more information please see the pamphlet/registration form on the
display case in the narthex.
"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.