24th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 7. Afterfeast of the Entry Into the Temple. Repose of Rt. Blv. Great Prince Alexander Nevsky, in schema Aleksy (1263). St. Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium (394). St. Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum (6th-7th c.). St. Metrophán, in schema Makáry, Bishop of Vorónezh (1703). Martyr Sisinius, Bishop of Cyzicus (3rd c.). Martyr Theodore of Antioch (4th c.).
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.
Please fill out an offering envelope when giving a donation by cheque or debit and then place the cheque or debit slip inside the envelope. Also, if you have given a donation in the past it is not necessary to put your address on the envelope as it is already on file.
We need approximately $16,000 in general revenue every month to cover our parish's operating expenses. Although we have met that target most months, in October we received only about $11,000. Please remember: “Honor the Lord with your wealth…” – Proverbs 3:9
Parish Telephone Directory 2014
For the next two weeks two copies of the church directory will be located on a display case at the bookstore. Please place a check mark by your entry in the directory if it is correct. Anyone needing to make changes in phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc. or who would like to be part of the directory should do so by either correcting their entry or adding new contact information in the “Additions” section of the directories provided.
*This new parish directory is, as usual, for in-house use only and therefore should only contain the names and information of stewards and regular attendees of St. Herman’s.
It’s Celebration Time Again!
Senior’s fall birthdays: September 21 – December 21. Luncheon is at 12 noon, Tuesday, December 2 at the Continental Inn. Buffet (including tax & gratuity) - $18.00
See you there! Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank You! Lil :)
St. Nicholas Day Party
St. Nicholas Day party is Saturday, December 6, from 1- 4 pm at St. Herman's. The party will begin with a short service for St. Nicholas in the nave with activities and snack to follow in the basement. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex. Children of all ages are welcome. Parents will need to provide a snack and to assist with supervision and clean-up. (Any food provided for the party should be stored in the kitchen. Thank you!)
Donations are needed for treat bags for the St. Nicholas Day party - if you are able to contribute (or have any questions) please contact Kristina Place or Rachel Friesen.
Jasper Place High School Breakfast Club Advent Appeal
The Social Action Committee will be collecting breakfast food items for the Jasper Place High School breakfast club again during Advent. Most needed items are: cereal, granola bars, juice boxes and fruit cups. They are also running a modest lunch program, so canned meat and fish and canned chicken noodle soup are also welcomed. Please place your donations in the box in the narthex. Financial donations are also welcome. Please fill out an offering envelope and indicate the donation is for “Jasper Place”. Thank you for your ongoing generosity to this very important program.
On November 30 we will have a basket on the food table to collect money for Valeriy and Viktoriya, the children we sponsor in Ukraine. This will go toward gifts for their birthdays, Nativity, and Pascha, $25 per event, or $150 total. Any money we receive beyond that amount will help defray the basic sponsorship costs.
Chalice gives the birthday money to the child to buy clothing, school supplies, and a few extras. Often the money helps fund a small party so that the gift can be shared with other children in the project. One year Valeriy wrote to thank us for this extra money. It had been a cold winter, and he had been able to buy an extra blanket. The Nativity money is shared among all the children in the project. The Pascha money is given to the family if the child has one.
Vigil Refreshments Needed
On Friday December, 12th, we will be having a vigil for the Feast Day of St. Herman as well as a talk in the fellowship hall. Refreshments and coffee/tea will be served. There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for food and set up/clean up. Please keep in mind, that if you are bringing food items we are in the season of Advent which is a fasting time. If you have any questions, please talk to Matushka Roxanne. Thanks!
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale
On Sunday, Dec. 14, our parish will be having a Christmas Craft and Bake sale during the lunch hour. This will be a great way to pick up some last minute baked goods, and have some snacks ready to go for your Christmas and New Year's Eve gatherings.
If you are able to bake some goodies, or donate some crafts that you've made, please let Rod or Blagica know ASAP.
Please include a list of ingredients with each baking item.
Starting on Wednesday, January 7 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another group study on the book “Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life” by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. This is the fourth time that this study is being offered, and is offered to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox. If you missed out on the last three sessions, here’s your chance to have some wonderful group discussions. This study is ideal not only for Orthodox who would like to deepen their understanding of their Orthodox Faith, but is also a great introduction to the Faith for any non-Orthodox who would like to understand a bit more about the Orthodox Church (what it believes and teaches, and why).
There will be a fee of $20 to cover the cost of your book (provided at the first meeting).
This group will be limited to 15 participants. Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. Please place your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board located in the narthex.