September 18, 2020
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
Sunday's service will be livestreaming to our YouTube channel from the churchyard as we gather for in-person worship.
If you plan to attend worship in the churchyard, you must sign up here. We are limited to 25 people. If you are person 26 or higher, you will be given first dibs on the sign up next week.
Our service begins at 9:30am from St. Nick's, and those participating from home can click here to access the service online.
Download the service bulletin HERE (opens a PDF in Google Drive). To see the readings beforehand you can always visit The Lectionary Page. To access the prayerbook online, please click here.
Masks are required. Please bring your own. A limited number of single-use masks will be available should you forget. Hand sanitizer will be available for all. The building, including the bathroom, is off-limits. Please plan accordingly. Please bring your own chair, and maintain a six feet distance from those not in your family. The lawn is marked to help with this.Dan Fannon will provide organ music before the service. Please keep your distance from Dan, who has a compromised immune system.There will be no coffee hour following the services. We have plans to phase back in some kind of gathering, especially for our folks worshiping from home, at some point in the future.
Now that we are meeting for in-person worship we need volunteers to read the weekly lessons and prayers. Readers, please sign up to participate this Sunday or for an upcoming Sunday on our Worship Rota. NOTE: Readers must also sign up for in-person worship on the coinciding day HERE.
WHO'S ON THIS SUNDAY
September 20, 2020
First Reader: Gena Beairsto
Prayers of the People: Michael Batta
Second Reader: Joe Haubrich
Thank you for signing up in advance to participate!
PRAYERS To submit a prayer request, please use our prayer request form. Our new practice for prayers will be to start fresh with a new prayer list at the start of the new month. Please feel free to resubmit your prayer requests.
ICYMI If you weren't able to watch last week or would like to seer any of our previously streamed services, you can watch them HERE.
The Feast of St. Francis & The Blessing of the Animals
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
Note: There will only be one service. If you would like to attend please sign up HERE
- A NOTE FROM MTR. LEIGH, THE VESTRY & THE REOPENING COMMITTEE -
Dear St. Nick's Community,
Thank you for all you have done to make it possible for us to gather for in-person worship again, and then to add the Holy Eucharist back into our life together. As the Reopening Committee has met to do its work, we have carefully monitored infection rates in Dutchess County, and we, along with the Vestry, feel that it is time to consider moving back inside for Sunday services. We are hoping to do that on Sunday, October 11.
At first, that will simply mean moving what we are doing outside, inside, following all the same precautions (except for bringing your own chair). We know that our church does not have a large seating capacity, so we will be limiting our number to 20 people per service. Doing the math, you will quickly realize that we need to add back in a second service, and we want to get your opinion on that. We will preserve the YouTube streaming option for one of the services for those who need to continue to worship from home.
To fill out our September 2020 Covid Check-in Survey, please click here. We look forward to hearing your feedback. Until then, please know that you are in our prayers, and that we look forward to seeing you soon.
Mtr. Leigh, together with the Vestry and Reopening Committee
LETTERS TO THE PARISH For those of you that would like to take a look back at the processes we have taken to re-open St. Nick's, you can click on the following links to view our correspondence.
Reopening Opening Letter
In-person Worship w/ Communion Letter
Join Mtr. Leigh in Zoom for a lectionary based bible study on Mondays. Each Monday we'll read and study together the lessons for the upcoming Sunday. To find out what the lessons are, please visit The Lectionary Page. We generally use the first option of the two listed for the first reading.
Topic: Lectionary Bible Study
Join Zoom Meeting
- COMING THIS NOVEMBER -
ST. NICK'S CHURCH FAIR
To all crafters, bakers, & chili makers
sign up sheet is HERE
St. Nick's Church Fair flyer HERE
Stewardship Campaign for the 2021 year kicks-off on October 11th. Its never too soon to start thinking about Stewardship, especially during this unique time we are in. Look for a Stewardship Letter in the mail next week.
EPISCOPAL NY READS ONE BOOK
Join us as we study How to be an Antiracist by
Ibram X. KendiTopic: How to be an Antiracist Book Group
Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM (come having read Chapters 7 - 9)
Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM (come having read Chapters 10 - 12)
Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM (come having read Chapters 13 - 15)
Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM (come having read Chapters 16 - 18)
Join Zoom Meeting by Clicking here:
Click here to learn more about Ibram X. Kendi
Click here to learn more about the Diocese of New York's author event on 10/22
2020 SUMMER READ-A-THON is WRAPPING-UP
Big thanks to everyone for your support and enthusiasm this year!
Mother Leigh will be recognizing the St.Nick's youth participants this Sunday 9/20. If you can't make our in-person service we have a small completion package which we will be happy to deliver to you. Joan Freeman and Marcy Wagman will be in touch.
Donors, there is still time to make your donations...
Donation Checks can be mailed to:
Friends of Darbonne
c/o Marcy Wagman
50 Old Troy Rd.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Or Donate on-line:
Pay your Friends of Darbonne Read-a-Thon donation HERE
NOTE: Please include in the note field "Friends of Darbonne Read-a-Thon"
Congratulations and Thank you again to all participants!
Questions? Joan Freeman 845-897-2404 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Marcy Wagman 845-298-0634 email@example.com
2020 GENERAL ELECTION
The 2020 General Election is upon us, and no matter your political affiliation, it is important to VOTE. Per the US Postal Service, there are three ways to vote in this year’s General Election: Mail-in Voting, Early Voting, and Election Day Voting. To read more about how to do that in Dutchess County, please click here .
-The USPS recommends that you request an Absentee Ballot no later than October 12, 2020, though the official deadline October 27, 2020. You may apply in person up to November 2, 2020.
-Early Voting Period is October 24, 2020 - November 1, 2020.
-Election Day Voting is November 3, 2020 from 6am to 9am.
CONTINUE YOUR PLEDGE OR DONATE ONLINE
DURING THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS
We are grateful for each and every dollar we receive here at St. Nick's, and each one of those dollars goes to good use. We keep a lean budget, and our finance committee carefully monitors every line.
While we are not meeting in person for worship on Sunday mornings, we expect that plate donations will drop. And with so much economic uncertainty, we know that home budgets might change. In order to facilitate continued giving, we have reactivated our church PayPal account. Using the button below, you can make your pledge or donation online.
Additionally, you can also set up auto-draft from your own bank account using your online banking. This will cause a paper check to be sent to our mailbox at P.O. Box 490, Hughsonville, NY 12537 which we are checking each day. The Vestry are doing the normal count, and our parish administrator, Dana, continues to record pledges in our system.
END OF LIFE PLANNING The Coronavirus pandemic has likely made us aware of our own mortality in new and profound ways. It is the responsibility of the Church to assist its members in preparing for death "while they are in health," which often entails the preparation of a will, or, at the least, the preparation of a plan in the event of a member's death. We have prepared a funeral planning form that will help you begin to think through and to plan your funeral, and we encourage you to begin this process seriously if you haven't already. After you complete the forms contact Mtr. Leigh for planning.
From the Book of Common Prayer: "The Minister of the Congregation is directed to instruct the people, from time to time, about the duty of Christian parents to make prudent provision for the well‑being
of their families, and of all persons to make wills, while they are in health, arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, not neglecting, if they are able, to leave bequests for religious and charitable uses." (p. 445)
BUDDY GROUPS For Buddy Groups and captain contact information
please click: HERE
PARISH DIRECTORY Dana, our parish administrator, has created a new Parish Directory with the most updated contact information we have for all of you. If you would like a digital copy of the directory, please email the church office.
AA GROUP MEETINGS St. Nick's does have regular AA meetings but due to the Corona Virus restrictions they are currently on hold until further notice.
INTRA OFFICE DEADLINES Want to put an announcement in the weekly e-news? The deadline for submission is: Wednesdays 12pm
AGING NEWS: SENIOR RESOURCES Click on this link for the recent enews from Dutchess County Department For The Aging:
In Our Prayers
For those for whom prayers have been asked:
Kyle + Toni + Jo + Kay + Irv + Lee Ann + Howie + Joshua + Jack + Serena + Adam + Matthew + Tony + Maureen & Paul + John & Dan + Murphy + Sean + Sandy & Joe + Donna + Bob & Sandie + Scott + Eliot + Lorraine + Barbara + Helen + Diane + Al + Bea + Janet + Denise + Erika + Steve + Bob + Danny + Donna + Christopher + Kristine & Pete + Henry & Family + Peggy & Tom + Ray John + Kelly + Will + Charman + Eric + Nicholas + Mike + Sonny & The Halvey/Catalano Family + Christine + Rita & Larry + Mike + The William Beausoleil Family + Helen + Joe + Joanne + Jackie + Aaron + Devra + Donna + Christina + Labibe as she travels + Martha + Erin + Lauren + Eva + Linda +
- for all healthcare workers and first responders
- for those in prison and for prison workers
- for nursing home staff and residents, especially Jackie
- for the sick, especially those with Covid-19
- for all who struggle
- for the unemployed
- for the disappointed
- for the oppressed
- for all who work for peace and justice
- for teachers and parents and all who are making hard decisions about schooling this fall
- for those affected by the wildfires in the western states
In Thanksgiving for:
- for this, your church, and its members, wherever they are; for periods of rest and sabbath time; for grace
For future mailings to St. Nick's please use:
P.O. Box 490
Hughsonville, NY 12537