Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 20, 2017
Services are at 9 & 10am
CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN THIS SUNDAY!
Confirmation classes will begin this Sunday, August 20th following coffee hour. Lunch will be provided. Please let Mtr. Leigh know about any dietary restrictions ASAP or if you would like to volunteer to provide lunch for our class. Here is our complete course schedule:
8/20: 11:30a - 1:30p
8/27: 11:30a - 1:30p
9/10: 12:30p - 2:30p (note time change due to acolyte and Eucharistic Minister training)
9/17: 11:30a - 1:30p
9/24: 11:30a - 1:30p
[9/27: 7p - 9p - make-up date if needed]
10/1: Bishop Glasspool's visitation with Confirmations, 10am service
PREPARATION FOR FALL "ROTA"
We have begun drafting the Fall ROTA. If there are Sundays that you know you will not be here, please let us know by contacting the church office.
SAVE THE DATES: UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. NICK'S
Youth Sunday School Begins - September 10th
Acolyte & Eucharistic Minister Training - September 10th
Read-A-Thon Closing Ceremony - September 17th
Parish Picnic at the Freeman's - September 17th
Bishop's visit with Confirmations - October 1st
Pig Pickin' - October 14th
Feast of St. Francis w/ pet blessing - October 15th
Rector Installation & Celebration of New Ministry - October 21st
St. Nick's Church Fair & Organ Recital - November 18th
SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES
Mark your calendars for Sundae Sunday and the start of Children's Sunday School on September 10th during the 10a service! There will be a special treat that Sunday during coffee hour: make-your-own ice cream sundae bar! It's Sundae Sunday!
ACOLYTE & EUCHARISTIC MINISTER (EM) TRAINING
Liz Pavelka will lead a training of both acolytes and EMs (who sometimes need to serve as acolytes) on Sunday, September 10th from 11:30 to 12:30. This training is an appropriate refresher for current acolytes and EMs and for those who are new to these roles. Age nine is the minimum age for acolytes. FALL "ROTA" We have begun drafting the Fall ROTA. If there are Sundays that you know you will not be here, please let us know by contacting the church office.
LOVE INC. PERSONAL CARE PANTRY
Let's help our neighbors in need! July and August are the months that St. Nick's makes our push for pantry supplies. It's as easy as picking up an extra tooth paste, dish soap, paper towels or anything on the following list while your already at the store. Items can be dropped in the LOVE INC. box at the back of the church. If we all give one item we can stock the shelves in no time!
Personal Pantry Supply List:
(family size) laundry/dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, feminine products, shampoo/conditioner, combs, brushes, toothbrushes/paste, bar soap, deodorant, razors and shaving cream.
SIGN-UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS
Did you know you can sign-up to have the altar guild buy flowers in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one? Just sign-up on the poster on the Sacristy door and we will make sure your memorial or thanksgiving is observed on the appropriate day. Suggested donation is $25, to be put in the plate (memo line "flower memorial/thanksgiving").
If you have concern for yourself, a family member or friend, please contact Mother Leigh Hall at 706-296-2759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"ROTA" THROUGH AUGUST IS HERE
Please remember if you cannot honor your commitment to serve, the list of available readers and servers is located at the beginning of the posted ROTA so you can find a replacement.
Interested in hosting coffee hour? It can be simple: Cookies, carrot sticks, crackers and cheese - whatever you can pick up at the store. The coffee is already made for you by the altar guild. Click HERE for instructions, ideas,and to sign up. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who continues to give to St. Nick's capital campaign. It is because of your generosity and time that has been dedicated to this project that we have been able to make a more firm foundation for our worship space. Anyone who would like to check their pledge status can contact Dana at email@example.com. Those of you who would like to make a payment towards your campaign pledge here are two easy ways to make a payment:
1. Put your payment into the big box in the back of the church which is marked "Capital Campaign". Please write "Capital Campaign" on all checks, this will help keep Sunday donations distinct from campaign donations.
2. Mail your payment to the St. Nick's at 37 Point St., New Hamburg NY. Once again please write "Capital Campaign" on all checks.
2016-17 ONLINE STEWARDSHIP DIRECTORY
Click here for the online version of the directory.
WHO'S ON THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 20th
Reader - Joe Haubrich
Server - Leeann Haubrich
Reader - Janine Gauzza
Reader - Colin Cuite
Server - Maria Wainwright
Acolyte - Jackson Wainwright
Altar Guild - Debra Evans
Alms Counters - Debra E. & Dale C.
Sunday School - No Sunday School
Coffee Hour - Needed