23rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 6. Prophet Nahum (7th c. B.C.).
Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor (792). Martyr Ananias of
Church School cancelled until flooring is completed
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 Ė 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.
On Sunday, December 15, we will be having a Thanksgiving Moleben following the Divine Liturgy.
Parish Telephone Directory 2014
For the next three weeks two copies of the church directory will be placed on a display case at the bookstore for everyone to check to see if their entry is correct. Anyone needing to make changes in phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc. should do so by correcting their entry in the directories provided or by contacting Monk Tikhon in the office.
*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. Hermanís.
Breakfast Club at Jasper Place High School
Once again this year during Advent we are asking the congregation to support the Breakfast Club at Jasper Place High School. It seems unbelievable that many high school students in this part of town go to school hungry; most of these children have insecure housing or are not having their basic needs met at home. Having a good meal at the beginning of the day helps them to succeed at school, leading to a better future. We have been told by the people at the school that our contributions are making a big difference!
Most needed items are granola bars, fruit cups and juice boxes. Boxes of cereal are also good. If you would like to make a cash donation, that is also very helpful, as these donations are used to purchase milk, fruit, etc. Please place your donation into an envelope and mark it for "Jasper Place High School."
Please consider picking up one extra item every time you go shopping, and know that you are really making a difference in a young person's life! The box will be in place downstairs this Sunday.
Volunteers are needed to provide and serve light lunches for our flooring workers the week of December 2 Ė December 6 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. (Clean up will be required.) If you are able to volunteer please see Lil :)
Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board downstairs.
Dumpster Key Missing (Again)!
The dumpster key from the bulletin board at the side entrance of the church is missing. Please return ASAP. Thank you.
St. Hermanís Feast Day is on Friday, December 13, 2013. Divine Liturgy will be at 9:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the narthex. It is our ďHramĒ day. Hope to see many, many! :)
Fr. Nicholai's honey from this summer's crop has arrived at the bookstore. Each container costs $4.00.
The new icon calendars for 2014 are in, and we are selling them at $16.00 each. This 2014 calendar features icons of the miracles and parables of Christ.
ST. HERMANíS COOKBOOK
The new St. Herman's Cookbook has been sent for publishing and will be available next month (end of Nov. or beginning of Dec). Please consider buying one for yourself and as a Christmas gift for relatives and friends. The Ways and Means committee will be giving a dinner gift certificate ($50.00 value) to the person that sells the most cook books before Jan. 1, 2014.
St. Nicholas Day Party
St. Nicholas Day party is Saturday, December 7, from 1 to 4 pm. 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.
ST. HERMAN STEWARDSHIP MEETING
On Sunday, December 8, 2013 there will be a meeting of the parish stewards towards the end of our lunch hour. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the iconography of our parish, and to have the stewards vote on a recommendation from parish council.
After researching several iconographers during the past year, and receiving estimated costs and timelines (details of which will be provided at the meeting) the parish council recommends that St. Hermanís parish commissions Fr. Vladimir Lysak to do the iconography in our dome.
RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that the parish of St. Hermanís Orthodox Church commissions Fr. Vladimir to do the iconography in our dome.