8th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 7. The Repose of St. Jacob (Netsvetov), Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska (1864). Hieromartyr Hermolaus and Martyrs Hermippus and Hermocrates at Nicomedia (ca. 305). Ven. Moses the Hungarian, of the Kyiv Caves (Near Caves—ca. 1043). Martyr Parasceva of Rome (2nd c.). Ven. Gerontius of St. Anne Skete (Mt. Athos). The “EMVOLON” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos in Constantinople.
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (Epistle) Matthew 14:14-22 (Gospel)
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 direct all inquiries to the church office.
*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347
Memorial Litya & Blessing of Vehicles will take place TODAY (Sunday, July 26) after Divine Liturgy!
Holy Unction, THIS EVENING (Sunday, July 26) at 6:00 p.m.!
The Friday night Food Bank is in need of volunteers, as we have lost some people. This is an easy commitment - it is at the church and takes about one hour of time on Friday night. Training is provided. You would have a turn every 6-8 weeks. Please consider this, as it really is a light burden if we have enough volunteers. Please speak to Rod or Louise if you would like to help in this ministry.
Garden Donations to Food Bank
This is the time of year when gardeners are starting to reap the rewards of their hard work. If you have more of something than you can use (lettuce, apples, rhubarb, etc.) please consider donating it to the Food Bank. It is very appreciated by the clients, as they don't get a lot of fresh vegetables in the boxes. It doesn't matter that you don't have enough for everyone.. We ask you to please wash and bag the items in individual portions and bring them along at 6:00 on Friday nights (Food Bank closes at 6:30).
August: A “Month of Feasts”
Please plan to attend the following feasts this August:
Wednesday, August 5 – Great Vespers @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6 – Divine Liturgy @ 9:30 a.m.
Glorification of St. Herman – Sunday, August 9
Divine Liturgy @ 9:30 a.m. followed by Blessing of Water
Great Vespers – Friday, August 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Divine Liturgy – Saturday, August 15 @ 9:30 a.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, September 19 – Super Saturday Christian Education Day (a monthly series of classes for the whole family)
October 5-17 – Iconography Classes with Fr. Vladimir Lysak
Saturday, November 7 – Fall Retreat with Frederica Mathewes-Green (Theme: “Living as an Orthodox Christian in a Secular World”)
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2015
“The Powers & Passions of our Souls”
Guest Speaker: Mother Melania
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre 242032 Range Road 40
When: September 18-20, 2015
Deadline to register: September 1, 2015
For more information please see the pamphlet/registration form on the candle desk in the narthex.
Starting on Wednesday, September 2 (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 class 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). Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. If interested, please place your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.