April 10, 2020
HOLY WEEK AT ST. NICK'S
While we aren't gathering together for in-person worship, we are continuing to worship together virtually via Facebook and YouTube. All times are when services go live on our YouTube Channel and our Facebook Page. We will send Zoom links to your email via Mailchimp 15 minutes prior to the start time.
VIRTUAL WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Good Friday - April 10 - 12pm
Stations of the Cross - April 10 - 3pm
The Great Vigil of Easter - April 11 - 8pm
Easter Sunrise Watch Party via Zoom/Facebook - April 12 - 5:45am
Pre-game Zoom Coffee Hour - April 12 - 10:15am
Easter morning service from Washington National Cathedral with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry - April 12 - 11:15am
Maundy Thursday service HERE
For additional supplementary resources to observe the Holy Triduum at home, please click here for a PDF guide.
TO ALL ST. NICK'S PEEPS:
please send us videos of you and your family making a big Easter noise! Bang on pots and pans, get out the instruments, and yell
"Alleluia, Christ is risen!!!!"
send your videos to:
We are editing them into our video for the Easter Vigil! Thank you!
A Video Message from Bishop Dietsche to the People of the Episcopal Diocese of New York HERE
CONTINUE YOUR PLEDGE OR DONATION ONLINE
DURING THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS
We are grateful for each and every dollar we receive here at St. Nick's, and each one of those dollars goes to good use. We keep a lean budget, and our finance committee carefully monitors every line.
While we are not meeting in person for worship on Sunday mornings, we expect that plate donations will drop. And with so much economic uncertainty, we know that home budgets might change. In order to facilitate continued giving, we have reactivated our church PayPal account. Using the button below, you can make your pledge or donation online.
Additionally, you can also set up auto-draft from your own bank account using your online banking. This will cause a paper check to be sent to our mailbox at 37 Point St., which we are checking each day. The Vestry are doing the normal count, and our parish administrator, Dana, continues to record pledges in our system.
ZOOM OFFICE HOURS Mtr. Leigh will offer office hours each Wednesday, 10am- 12pm via Zoom Conference call. These will be one on one meetings with Mtr. Leigh. An alternate option to replace Groundhog office hours for now. The links for these conference calls will be sent in a later email on the corresponding day so keep a look out for them in your inbox. For those using the phone, there will be a call-in option as well.
ST. NICK'S ZOOM HAPPY HOUR Join your St. Nick's community weekly for Happy Hour via Zoom conference call. Grab your favorite beverage -- coffee, tea, beer, wine, seltzer, whatever -- and hang out with us for an hour. There is no agenda! Zoom Happy Hour begins on Thursday, 4/2, from 4:45pm to 5:45pm and will continue throughout the coronavirus crisis. Hope to see you there!
Art by: Sophia Gauzza :)
Storytime with Mtr. Leigh
A special invitation for our young ones and those who are young at heart:
Join Mtr. Leigh each week as she reads a children's book via Zoom conference call. She does all the voices!
Next up, on Wednesday, April 15th at 2:30pm, is When God Made You, By Matthew David Turner and illustrated by David Catrow.
A link to join the next storytime will be found in your inbox 15 minutes prior to the time on the corresponding day.
BUDDY GROUPS Our parish has been broken up into nine groups of six or seven households and assigned parishioners to be captains of those groups. The captains are a mix of vestry and other lay leaders in the parish. They will be in touch with you to check in and to make sure all is well with you. They will also help me to know what your needs are, be they pastoral or logistical. While you should feel free to call any member of the parish now, Buddy Groups will ensure that no one slips through the cracks, and that our elders, in particular, are getting the care they need right now.
For Buddy Groups and captain contact information
please click: HERE
LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP OUT?
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.
SAVE THE DATES: Vacation Bible School 2020 will on June 29th - July 3rd. Our theme this year is
"Big Fish Bay: Jonah and the Whale"
Get hooked on God's mercy!
AA GROUP MEETINGS St. Nick's does have regular AA meetings but due to the Corona Virus restrictions they are currently on hold until further notice.
ONLINE DIRECTORY Click here for the online version of the directory.
INTRA OFFICE DEADLINES Want to put an announcement in the weekly e-news? The deadline for submission is: Thursdays @12pm
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.
AGING NEWS: SENIOR RESOURCES Click on this link for the recent enews from Dutchess County Department For The Aging:
2020 Annual Report HERE
PRAYER REQUESTS I am doing several worship services each week and am including prayers at each one. You can choose to submit a general request for the public parish prayer list or a confidential request for me only. You can submit requests using this online form.
In Our Prayers
For those for whom prayers have been asked:
Jean + Lori + Aunt Totsie + Stu + Paul + Cathy + Friends + Michael + Jake + Ashley + Teresa + Norma + Dale + Cara, Bob & Charlotte + Alex & Alison + The Howes Family + Rick + Bea + Jenn & Becky + Kim + Ashley + Tony + Christopher + Kristina & Pete + Ray John + Henry & Sue + Peggy & Tom + Kelly + Violet + Will + Those who have COVID-19 & those who have passed from COVID-19
-For the rapid end to this virus and
for compassion and empathy to others
For the departed:
Felice Mauro + Richard + Lori Williams Minchew