Second Sunday of Advent &
The Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra
December 8, 2019
Services are at 9am & 10am
THIS SUNDAY, THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA
St. Nicholas will be at St. Nick's during the 10am service for his annual visit to his namesake parish! You won't want to miss this special event in our church year. Be sure to invite your family and friends.
MANY THANKS to all who participated in the Thanksgiving Basket charity. With your help, Zion Food Pantry gave out over 60 baskets to local families.
CHRISTMAS ANGELS Thank you for all that haven taken a Christmas family. Please know that you can drop off gifts, clearly labeled, any time before December 22 (due date). We will keep them safe until delivery :)
STEWARDSHIP 2019' We are so blessed for all the ways you support our beloved parish. We couldn't be more grateful. To date, we have 41 pledges totaling $142,060 of the $145,000 we need. If you haven't received a pledge card but would like to pledge , pledge cards are available in the Narthex.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES at ST. NICK'S
Advent II - Sunday, December 8
9a Holy Eucharist
10a Holy Eucharist with St. Nick’s visit
Advent III - Sunday, December 15
9a Holy Eucharist
10a Holy Eucharist & Sunday School Play
Advent IV – Sunday, December 22
9a Holy Eucharist
10a Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
2p Holy Eucharist
4p Holy Eucharist
10p Candlelight Holy Eucharist
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25
10a Holy Eucharist
CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATIONS Envelopes for Christmas flower donations will be in the back of the church. Write the name of someone you’d like to remember or give thanks for and then place any amount in the envelope and place it in the offering plate. Names will be included in the Christmas Eve bulletins.
NEW! ST. NICK’S APPAREL We are now accepting orders for St. Nick’s apparel. Check out our items by visiting: https://stnicholas.itemorder.com/sale or CLICK HERE
Want to lead a helping hand around the church?
Check out our Property to do list.
Greg Freeman, our Jr. Warden, has created a property to-do list for things to do around the parish, such as spring weeding, and the like. Each item has a contact person and a space for a volunteer's name. Please take a look and consider how you might help with these tasks around the parish. We appreciate you everything you do! Click HERE to view the list.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ST. NICK'S is for kids ages 4-12 and takes place in the undercroft from 10- 10:30. All are welcome! Nursery care is available during the 10am service.
SIGN UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS ANY SUNDAY 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”).
AA GROUP MEETINGS Are held in St. Nick's undercroft every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm.
ONLINE DIRECTORY Click here for the online version of the directory.
INTRA OFFICE DEADLINES Want to put an announcement in the bulletin or weekly e-news? Here are our deadlines:
Sunday Bulletin - Tuesdays, 12 noon
Weekly e-news - Thursdays, 12 noon
PASTORAL MINISTRY If you have concern for yourself, a family member or friend, please contact Mtr. Leigh Hall, at 845-432-HOLY, or email email@example.com. The Rector observes Friday as her Sabbath. Please emergency calls/texts/emails on Fridays.
COFFEE HOUR is a great time for fellowship! 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 will do.
AGING NEWS: SENIOR RESOURCES Click on this link for the recent enews from Dutchess County Department For The Aging: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Aging/OFA-Golden-Living-News-for-Senior-Citizens.htm
SUNDAY PARTICIPANTS / ROTA The ROTA schedule through February is now available. You can find it HERE on the downstairs bulletin board or on our website. To signup for open roles in the upcoming Advent and Christmas services, please see the signup sheet in the Narthex. Anyone who would like to be added to our list of Sunday Participants contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Ushers are a critical need for Advent/Christmas services. Whole families can sign up to usher.
WHO'S ON THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH
First Reader - Joe Haubrich II
Server - Polly Myhrum
First Reader - Fred Jackson
Second Reader - Gena Beairsto
Eucharistic Minister/Server - Maria Wainwright
Acolyte - Jackson Wainwright
Altar Guild - Leeann Haubrich
Alms Counters - Janine G. & Dorothy J.
Sunday School - TBA
Coffee Hour - Brannen/Lackaye
In Our Prayers
Those for whom prayers have been asked:
Catherine + Mother Leigh + Kristina & Pete + Peggy & Tom + Kelly & Paul + Ray John + Henry & Sue + Will + Felice + Violet + Anne + Steve + Randie + Bob + Cyndee + Josephine + Russell + Ray & Diane + Tommy + Joanne + Robin + Isabella + Diane + Larry + Santiago + Michael + Leah + Robert + Jack + Tex + Lorraine + Paul + Dan + Christopher + John + Those who hate + Linda + Bea + Barbara + Joe + John
For all volunteers at St. Nicks, especially those who helped with the church fair.
Those who have died. Or whose anniversary of death falls this week:
Olga + Leslie + Jack
The altar flowers this past Sunday were given to the glory of God by the Mazzutos