Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
November 18, 2018
Services are at 9am & 10am
From the Rector: So Much Gratitude
As I sat down to get quiet and and centered in the midst of this very busy season, I felt deeply grateful for all that is happening at our church - and it is a lot. No sooner did we finish our fall workday with Rebuilding Together Dutchess than we started our work on this weekend’s Church Fair in earnest. And in the midst of that: finishing the undercroft renovations, baptisms, stewardship season, recruiting new Vestry members, diocesan convention, and more. In all of these events and activities, we have dedicated laypersons who are integral planners and players in the work. Many of them are quietly behind the scenes, but all of them are essential to the ministry of St. Nick’s. I consider gratitude and saying “thank you” a spiritual discipline, and so I try to say these words a lot. But as Thanksgiving approaches, it seems like a good time to say it again here: THANK YOU to all who, with God’s help, make our church run. I couldn’t do this without you!
Please come see us tomorrow from 9a to 4p for the Church Fair. Eileen Doherty, Edie Palm, Jennifer Klein, Joan Freeman, and others have been working tirelessly to implement this wonderful opportunity for fellowship and fundraising. I hope to see you there.
Thank you to all who have decided to help our neighbors in need.
Thanksgiving baskets are due this Sunday, November 18th. Following is a list of items to be included in the baskets:
10-12 lb. frozen turkey
1 bag of stuffing mix
5 pounds of potatoes
1 can turkey gravy
1 can cranberry sauce
2 cans of fruit/applesauce
1 cake mix & frosting or 1 pie
Apple juice or juice
4-6 apples /oranges
ADVENT WREATH MAKING is next Sunday, November 25th during coffee hour. This is a fun time for kids and adults of all ages. This year is BYOG: Bring Your Own Greens. Suggested donation to off-set costs is $5.
STEWARDSHIP 2019' UPDATE
Thank you to everyone who has already handed in their pledge cards for 2019. To date, we have received 34 pledges totaling $101,648 of the $140,000 we need. If you have not yet returned your card you can drop them in the plate on any Sunday or send them to us at:
37 Point Street + New Hamburg, NY + 12590
Make sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss out on these seasonal events!
November 25 - Advent wreath making & Christmas Angels assignments
December 2 - Feast of St. Nick's at the 10am service & Advent Evensong at 4pm
December 23 - One service at 10am, Lessons & Carols
SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School is for kids ages 4-12 and takes place in the undercroft during the first half of the 10am service. If you would like to receive our weekly email with children's news, please contact Jennifer Klein at email@example.com
AA GROUP MEETINGS Are held in St. Nick's undercroft every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm.
COFFEE HOUR is a great time for fellowship! Thinking about hosting? The sign-up sheet is HERE, there are always slots available so please consider signing up. We like to keep it simple so Munchkins, cheese and crackers, or even some veggies. 😊
ONLINE STEWARDSHIP DIRECTORY Click here for the online version of the directory.
PASTORAL MINISTRY If you have a concern for yourself, a family member or friend, please contact Mother Leigh Hall, at 845-432-HOLY, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ROTA for FALL/WINTER is available HERE
Being a Sunday participant is a great way to be involved in the services at St. Nick's. If there is anyone that would like to sign up to get onto the ROTA for future services please contact Dana in the office at email@example.com.
WHO'S ON THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18th
Reader - Jack Parry
Server - Needed
First Reader - Edie palm
Second Reader - Sue Blodgett
Eucharistic Minister/Server - Paul Conrad
Acolyte - Joshua Klein
Altar Guild - Joan Freeman
Alms Counters - Edie P. & Jack P.
Sunday School - Alex R. & Jennifer K.
Coffee Hour - The Parry's
ALTAR FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY
have been donated in loving memory of Thomas Cuite by the Cuite-Mesler Family