Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 28, 2017
Services are at 9 & 10am
Officiant: The Rev. Janet Vincent
ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE is this Sunday, following the 10am service at the New Hamburg Yacht Club. This is a moving way to honor the day. Prayers will be said by the Rev. Fredrik Jackson.
A NOTE FROM THE INTERIM...
To the members of St. Nick’s parish:
Thank you for the warmth and hospitality you extended to me over the past nine months. I greatly enjoyed serving as your interim priest. The people of St. Nick’s convey both friendliness and a deep commitment to the welfare of the parish community. You are most fortunate to have one another’s support in a way that gives real meaning to the phrase “parish family.” I was blessed to have been received into that family and I feel certain that your new Rector, the Rev. Leigh Hall, will experience that same blessing—in fact, no doubt she already has! You at St. Nick’s will remain in my prayers as you enter upon a new ministry and continue to share the joys and responsibilities of God’s Kingdom. -Peter Sipple
NEW VESTRY MEMBERS Thank you and farewell to three of the Vestry members that have completed their terms after the election of our new rector. We have since elected three new members whom will serve on the Vestry for terms that will conclude in 2020. The new members are Christine Ackerly, Jack Parry & Debra Evans. Thank you all for agreeing to serve in this important ministry.
PRAYERS FOR THE RECTOR ELECT Prayers are a good idea for our Rector elect and her former community. Leigh is currently in the midst of moving out of her home in Albany, Georgia while under some severe weather including tornado watches. We wish her a safe trip in the coming days and look forward to welcoming her next weekend.
HAITI READ-A-THON is off an running! Thank you to our special guests, our Sunday School teachers and the Outreach Committee for making this such a fun and enjoyable time. The Read-a-Thon helps to support the ministry of The Friends of Darbonne by helping to provide scholarship money to children attending the St. Esprit school on Darbonne, Haiti. If their is anyone that wasn't able to attend the kick-off but would like to participate in the Read-a-Thon you can pick-up a packet at Sunday School, please see Jennifer Klein.
DATE CHANGE: LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL & TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY will be on Sunday, June 11th. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fun celebration.
SAVE THE DATE: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be from July 17th - July 21st. We are still looking for volunteers to help make this a special time for the children to get together during summer break, if your are interested you can contact Jennifer Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Dana in the office. Save the date and help to spread the word!
ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
St. Kateri Catholic Church, Lagrangeville; Sunday, June 4th, 3:00 PM
This year's celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity commemorates the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation and is entitled, "Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us" (2 Cor. 5:14-20). All are invited to participate in this celebration of the Word of God and to listen to the message delivered by the Rev. Margay Whitlock, interim pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. Special music will be provided by St. Kateri's parish choir. A time for conversation and refreshments will follow the service. ALL are invited to celebrate our desire to answer the Lord's prayer for his followers, "that they may all be one" (John 17:21)
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS Thank you to everyone who continues to give to St. Nick's capital campaign. It is because of your generosity and the 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.
COFFEE HOUR The sign-up sheet through July is now available for those who would like to host. 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!
2016-17 ONLINE STEWARDSHIP DIRECTORY Click here for the online version of the directory.
PASTORAL MINISTRY If you have concern for yourself, a family member or friend, please contact one of the five members of the parish that have been serving as pastoral liaisons between members of the parish and clergy. They are, Liz Pavelka (297 4907), Polly Myhrum (297 5681), Rachel VanDerStuyf (896 2137), Melanie Hexel (297 3114), or Paul Curran (914 844 0894).
WHO'S ON THIS SUNDAY MAY 28th
Reader - Vicki Kolb
Server - Melanie Hexel
Reader - Janine Gauzza
Reader - Jack Devine
Server - Needed
Acolyte - Tyler Jornov
Altar Guild - Leeann Haubrich
Alms Counters - Sue & Jack
Sunday School - Jennifer & Joshua
Coffee Hour -