for the Second Sunday in Lent
February 28, 2021
"He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, 'If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'" Mark 8:34
Worship this Sunday
STREAM: One service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 9:30am streaming live from St. Nick's to our YouTube Channel and
our Facebook page.
FOLLOW: Participate in the liturgy by using this bulletin.
SERVE: Please sign up here if you would like to help lead worship as one of a small team including AV people, readers, and prayer leaders. For the safety of all, please attend the service only if you have signed up for a role in the liturgy.
PRAY: Submit a prayer request. We clear the prayer list at the beginning of each month. Please feel free to resubmit your prayer requests.
SOCIALIZE: Join us in for Coffee Hour in Zoom immediately following the service (around 10:30-ish). Use the link to join with your computer, or dial in by phone using this number: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York); Meeting ID: 89674050025
- Watch last week's service or any of our streamed services.
Knight, Leonard, 1931-. Salvation Mountain, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54150 [retrieved February 25, 2021]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mexicaliblues/2193121903/.
Children's Sunday School in Zoom
This Sunday at 10:45am
Click here to join Sunday School this Sunday
Meeting ID: 834 8440 0315
We're VERY excited to announce that Dorothy Jackson will serve as volunteer Sunday School Coordinator for this year! Dorothy has decades of experience in Christian Education, much of it in the areas of youth and children's ministries. She brings warmth and compassion to her work and wants to help our children's ministry grow. Dorothy also serves on the Vestry and has been a faithful and effective Clerk for over two years. Thank you, Dorothy, for stepping into the coordinator role!
Children's Sunday School continues this Sunday in Zoom with Treasures of the Heart, StoryMakers' Lent curriculum for Year B. The focus this week is on Baptism.
The lesson will be 20 to 30 minutes in length; teachers are
Joan F. & Michelle O.
A 'Zine is available for each child; if you have not received your 'Zine, please email the church office. If you don't have a 'Zine in time for this Sunday, not to worry: our teachers will guide students through the lesson. Your child only needs basic materials: paper, crayons, markers, and the like.
Parents: Please Send us Information on Your Child
As part of our Sunday School reboot, we are doing some information gathering on all young people at St. Nick's, ages infant to high school senior. We are doing this so that we can get a complete picture of our young people, which will help us to better meet their needs.
Please use our Google form to send us information on your child.
This information will be kept carefully in the church office and shared only with Sunday School leaders. Thank you for your help in this important effort!
Eggs available for pickup at church, any time during the season of Lent. Log your weekly totals anonymously on our shared spreadsheet. Learn more about ER-D Gifts for Life. Thank you for your support!
Virtual Morning Prayer
Mondays - Thursdays in Lent, 8am
In Zoom and streaming on our Facebook page
Click here to join in Zoom.
Or join by phone - dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York); ID 826 6021 8598
Bookgroup Meets Four Wednesdays in March
Beginning Wednesday, March 3rd, at 7pm in Zoom
Lent is a season for reading and meditating on God's holy Word. Our book for study this year will be Lent in Plain Sight: a Devotion Through Ten Objects by Jill J. Duffield. From the cover: "God is often at work through the ordinary: ordinary people, ordinary objects, ordinary grace. Through the ordinary, God communicates epiphanies, salvation, revelation, and reconciliation. It is through the mundane that we hear God’s quiet voice.
In this devotion for the season of Lent, Jill J. Duffield draws readers’ attention to ten ordinary objects that Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns, and stones. In each object, readers will find meaning in the biblical account of Jesus’ final days. Each week, readers encounter a new object to consider through Scripture, prayer, and reflection. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Lent in Plain Sight reminds Christians to open ourselves to the kingdom of God."
Order your book online now; devotions began on Ash Wednesday. You can purchase through a local bookshop or your preferred online retailer.
Book group will meet in Zoom at 7pm for four sessions: March 3, 10, 24 & 31. Please come to the first session having read all the dated material in the book up to that date.
Click here to join in Zoom.
Or join by phone - dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York); ID 813 3542 9394
New Hamburg Fire Department Fish Frys
Fridays in Lent
Take outs only
4pm to 8pm
15 Channingville Rd., New Hamburg, NY 12590
2021 Pledgers: please pick up your ceramic ornament at the church
To close out a very difficult year, and as a thank you to those households who promised to support St. Nick's in 2021, we're offering this handmade ceramic ornament to all who filled out a pledge card. The ornaments, along with pledge envelopes for those who have requested them, are available now for pick up in the church. Lovingly crafted by our own Polly Myhrum, each ornament measures approximately 3.5" and features an imprint of our rose window. If you haven't made a pledge for 2021, there's still time. Please use our online pledge form, and once you submit your card, we will respond to confirm your pledge. Thank you so much for your support in this year. We are truly grateful.
St. Nick's uses Vanco for online giving. Some of you have been using PayPal to make donations during the pandemic, and we appreciate it! Online donations have been crucial (and safe!) for us so far. We have begun to fully transition over to Vanco (which takes a smaller cut for transaction fees and even allows the giver to cover them) for our online giving. We will soon introduce the Vanco app, but for now, you can follow this link for instructions to set up your online giving (good for one-time donations or regular monthly payments from checking or credit card). If you had formerly been using the diocesan e-pledge system or PayPal, please set up your payments for 2021 using the above instructions.
ZOOM Office Hours with Mtr. Leigh are...
Tuesdays 3p to 5p
Wednesdays 10a to 12p
Thursdays 11a to 1p
Schedule appointments through Mtr. Leigh's online scheduler:
Please note that the Rector observes Sabbath on Fridays and is not available for calls or texts that day.
On any other day, texting or calling the Rector's cell - 845.432.HOLY - will always receive a faster reply than an email.
Trash & Treasure Tag Sale
Saturday, May 15, 2021
We will have our annual Trash and Treasure Sale on Saturday, May 15, 2021 with a rain date of May 22. We hope that holding the event in the spring will encourage more interest as well as help us to handle the Church Fair and the T & T Sale separately with greater success for both events. It will be held outside. Please keep the T & T Sale in mind during your spring cleaning! We will enlist helpers and have more information in the early spring. For questions contact Eileen Doherty at (914) 474-5564 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Pantry & Personal Care Pantry
We have so many families hurting in Dutchess County. Your donations go a long way. The food pantry always needs cereal, peanut butter, mac & cheese, tuna, etc. The linens pantry needs gently used blankets, towels and new pillows. For more information Please call Liz at 297-4907.
ZOOM Lectionary Bible Study
Mondays @ 2pm
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.
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Odds & Ends
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. Please complete the forms to the best of your ability, then 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)
A CALL TO PRAYER FROM OUR BISHOPS From time to time, Bishop Dietsche writes letters to the Diocese, and we are required by canon to share them with the parish. To read the Bishops' call to prayer following the riots at the Capitol on Epiphany 2021, please click here.
2021 CALENDAR OF VESTRY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS To see a complete list of dates for these meetings, please click here.
THE 2020 ANNUAL REPORT Available here. Includes the Treasurer's Report, Rector's Report, and links to a slide presentation.
STAY IN TOUCH DURING THE PANDEMIC For Buddy Groups and captain contact information please click HERE.
PARISH DIRECTORY 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 Coronavirus 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: Tuesdays at 12pm
AGING NEWS: SENIOR RESOURCES Click on this link for the recent enews from Dutchess County Department For The Aging.
A HEAD'S UP: CHURCH PO BOX TO CLOSE JUNE 2021. Please go back to using 37 Point St., New Hamburg for all your mailing to St. Nick's. The PO Box in Hughsonville never caught on, and we check the mail frequently at the church. If sending a check, please consider using Vanco, our online giving platform.
In Our Prayers
This list is cleared at the end of every month. Please feel free to resubmit your requests using our online form.
Those for whom prayers have been asked:
For the aged and infirm; for the widowed and orphans; for the sick and the suffering, especially those with Covid19; and for nursing home staff and residents.
For Kyle; the Miller Family; the Telban Family; Martha; Bernice; Steve; Dean; Ann Marie; Donna; Eleanor; Suzette; Randie; Adrienne; Melonie; the Dougherty Family; Connor; Amelia; John; Helen; Sharon; Sandy; Diane; Judy; Devin; Marlene; Evelyn; Bert; Joe, Sr; Christopher; Jennifer; Teddy; Christina; Alice; James; for teachers, parents, and students; for all healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers; for a safe and effective vaccine, and for its efficient distribution; for all who are trying to make an appointment for vaccination; and for the people of Texas who are suffering through water and power crises.
For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute; for all who struggle; for the disappointed; for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them.
In thanksgiving for:
- our Sunday School teachers
- our new Vestry members, Leslie, Bob, and Kristy
For the departed:
- all who have died of Covid-19
-Donald D., whose anniversary of death was last week
The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of the Diocese of New York
The Rev. Leigh Hall, Rector
Steph Mortimer, Senior Warden (2023);
Joe Haubrich II, Junior Warden (2022)
Dorothy Jackson, Clerk & Volunteer Sunday School Coordinator (2022); Ted Obligado (2022); Bert Mazzuto (2023); Jack Parry, Ass't Treasurer (2023); Leslie Batta (2024); Bob Dyson (2024); Kristy Tilley (2024)
Carolyn Norman, Treasurer
Daniel Fannon, Organist
Dana Rowinski-Weber, Parish Administrator;
Carolyn Mangini, Bookkeeper
Kimberly Steuber, Nursery Attendant; Jane Landon, Cleaner