Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
August 4, 2019
Services are at 9am & 10am
Vacation Bible School Begins Monday, August 5th
It's not too late to register. Grab registration forms from church on Sunday and bring them with you to Zion Church Monday morning. Potluck supper and open house on Friday, August 9th
Registration forms are HERE and are available in the narthex.
PASTORAL MINISTRY Mtr. Leigh is away until this Sunday, August 3rd. If you have a true pastoral emergency, please contact Janine Gauzza, Senior Warden, at 845-264-0006, and she will contact the priest on call.
ALTAR FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY have been given by the Haubrich family in loving memory of Dolly Guerriero.
FINANCE COMMITTEE Next meeting is on Tuesday, August 13th.
VESTRY Next vestry meeting will be on Wednesday, August 14th.
SAVE THE DATE AND DON'T MISS...SUNDAE SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 8TH
Please plan to be here on September 8th for the kick-off of Sunday School and the closing celebration of our Summer Read-a-thon. We will celebrate with our traditional ice cream sundae bar!
FOYER DINNER GROUPS Brochures and sign up sheet for our parish dinner groups are located in the Narthex.
FAITH BUILD - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
St Nicholas New Hamburg and our fellow congregants in Dutchess County have collaborated with Habitat Dutchess and Thrivent Financial to support a Faith Build in the Village of Wappingers. St. Nick has ambassadors who communicate between our church and Habitat Dutchess, our Outreach Committee has made a monetary donation of $1,000 to the build and we actively lift the project in prayer on Sundays in our Prayers for the People. We can help in so many other ways too! Please follow this link to the website to sign up to volunteer or just read about the project. http://habitatdutchess.org/portfolio/faith-build-2019/
ZION FOOD PANTRY NEEDS DONATIONS Help your neighbor in need! It’s as easy as buying an extra box of cereal, peanut butter etc. while you’re already at the store. Bring your donations anytime during the week or to church on Sunday.
SAVE THE DATE: For the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mtr. Leigh's ordination to the priesthood, which will be on 8/25. We will have one service that Sunday at 10am.
Where is Ol' Flat Nick?
Flat Nick is still hangin' around in the Pacific. Here he is with Liz Pavelka visiting the lava fields in Maui :) HOW DOES IT WORK? Just pick up one of the Ol' Flat Nicks from church and bring him along for your vacation, day trip or even an event and take a picture with him. Then, send us your photo so we can post it in our newsletter and keep up with you. Or upload to your own social media platforms with the hashtag #olflatnick. We can't wait to see where our patron lands this summer!
Don't forget to drop Flat Nick back in the narthex for another family to take him along .
If you missed Mtr. Leigh's 6/2 sermon about the Summer Read-a-thon, never fear - you can still participate. We invite adults and children to start reading this Summer to benefit Friends of Darbonne. Our goal as a church is to raise $1500, which will sponsor 5 children for one year as their tuition to the Holy Spirit School. It's easy to do! Grab a yellow brochure and start reading. Track the books you read, and designate a dollar amount for each book or 50 page increment. Adults can sponsor themselves. Children should ask most any adult in the parish to be their sponsor. More information is in the yellow brochure. Many thanks to our Outreach Committee for their help in organizing the Read-a-thon year after year.
NURSERY AVAILABLE During the summer months at the 10am service. Our nursery worker, Kim Steuber, will be downstairs at 9:30a in our "pop up" nursery for care during the 10am service.
SUMMER PLANS AND FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS TO ST. NICK'S
As you begin to make your summer travel plans, we ask you to be faithful to your financial commitments to St. Nick's, especially as attendance fluctuates significantly during the summer months. We are grateful for your continued support of our parish and look forward to seeing you when you are here.
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 STEWARDSHIP 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
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.
SUNDAY PARTICIPANTS The Summer ROTA is available. Find it on the downstairs bulletin board, our weekly email HERE and on our website. If you would like to sign-up to be a participant, please contact Dana in the office at email@example.com.
WHO'S ON THIS SUNDAY August 4th
Reader - Joe Haubrich II
Server - Polly Myhrum
First Reader - Derek Reis-Larson
Second Reader - Fred Jackson
Eucharistic Minister/Server - Alex Reese
Acolyte - Open
Altar Guild - Liz Pavelka
Alms Counters - Deb E. & Ted O.
Sunday School - Out for Summer
Coffee Hour - Open
NEW SERVERS WANTED: The Summer is a great time to step into a ministry role that interests you. We are looking for new folks to serve as readers, Eucharistic Ministers ( serve the chalice on Sunday), and acolytes. If you would be interested in filling one of these roles for worship, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get you trained.
In Our Prayers
Those for whom prayers have been asked:
Kristina & Pete + Ray John + Kelly + Will + Violet + Felice + Sandra + Dawn + Gary + Beverly + Chris + Noel + Diane + Santiago + John + Kelli + Larry + Lorraine + Kathryn + Monica + Gayle + Dan + Those who hate + Joe + Bea + Cindy
Our Celebrant Fr. Kevin Bean
The altar flowers are given
Those who have died. Or whose anniversary of death falls this week:
Michael + Matt + Debbie