19th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 2. Prophet Joel (ca. 800 B.C.). Martyr Varus, and with him six Monk Martyrs (ca. 307). Translation of the Relics of Ven. John, Abbot of Rila in Bulgaria (1238). Bl. Cleopatra and her son John, in Egypt (327). Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth), Bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him (342).
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.
Annual General Meeting TODAY!
Please plan to attend our parish’s AGM following the coffee hour.
ST. HERMAN’S COOKBOOK
Copies of the St. Herman's Cookbook are still available for sale at the bookstore. These would make a great Christmas gift idea for relatives and friends.
Icons For Sale From The Republic Of Georgia
The bookstore has just received seven hand-written icons from the Republic of Georgia. We think they are very special, and each one retails for under $100.00. Do come and have a look at them.
Holy Nativity Cards
The bookstore has a great selection of cards for the Christmas season.
Perohy Supper and Dance – November 15, 2014
Please plan to attend the Perohy Supper and Dance sponsored by the C.O.P. Social Club (representing our sister OCA rural parishes), on Saturday, November 15, 2014; serving at 6 PM at the Smoky Lake Agricom. Members are selling tickets in advance: Adults $30, Children 6-12 $10, 5 and under Free. Contact Sylvia and John Chinery for tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org. The evening will include a silent auction, live auction, draw for the Cash Raffle and a 50/50 Raffle. Good music! Good food! Good fellowship! Please come!! While this is not a St. Herman’s event, everyone is encouraged to support our OCA rural parishes by attending their fundraiser.
2015 Icon Calendars Are In!
The new icon calendars for 2015 are in, and they sell for $18.00 each. All of the icons feature the Theotokos.
Orthodox CDs for Children
For the first time, the bookstore has just received a good selection of Orthodox CDs especially for children. Do come and have a look at what we have.
CDs of Orthodox Music for Sale
The bookstore now has an excellent selection of gently used CDs of Orthodox music - some in English, others in Russian. They sell for $6.00 each with the money going to the general revenue of St. Herman’s. The CDs are donated by Greg Fedor.
2014 Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat
Guest Speaker: Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Savior Monastery
Where: Gardom Lake Bible Camp,
When: November 8-11, 2014
Deadline to register: November 1, 2014
Registration forms are located on the candle desk in the narthex.
Exploring the Feasts of the Church
Starting Wednesday, September 10, Fr. Vincent will be starting a series of weekly Bible Studies exploring the 12 major feasts of the Orthodox Church. Each week we will look at one feast (including its Scripture readings, icon, and hymns) and explore what it means to our lives today. This Bible Study will take place downstairs in the Church fellowship hall on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for these educational and inspirational studies.
Gobble, Gobble – Sunday, October 26
Our parish will hold its annual Thanksgiving/Harvest luncheon on Sunday, October 26 after Divine Liturgy. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Everyone is welcome. This date has been chosen to accommodate those who either have family commitments on or might be away for Thanksgiving, October 12. God bless you all! Lil :)
O Master, the wondrous Joel comes forth from Your house,
filled with divine eloquence,
like a stream of water giving life to the souls of men.
He lets fall on us the sweetness that delights our thoughts,
for he has been exalted by the Spirit
and raised by virtue to divine heights.
- Great Vespers sticheron from the Menaion for the Prophet Joel