First Sunday of Advent
December 1, 2019
Services are at 9am & 10am
BIG THANKS to everyone who donated to and volunteered at this years Church Fair. With all your help St. Nicks earned $2300.00. Special thanks to Eileen Doherty who headed this successful fundraiser and congrats to Mary Conrad for winning the Chili Cook-off. Bravo!
ADVENT WREATH MAKING is tomorrow during coffee hour. This is a fun time for kids and adults of all ages. Please plan to join us downstairs following the 10am service. This is a BYOG (Bring Your Own Greenery)
activity and if you have clippers bring those along too. Suggested donation to off-set costs is $10.
CHRISTMAS ANGELS CHARITY Assignments will be given out tomorrow for those who would like to adopt a family for this popular outreach charity. Please see Liz Pavelka or Paul Curran for your assignment. Gifts should be returned wrapped and labeled to St. Nick's on December 22nd.
FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA
is next Sunday, December 8th at the 10am service. St. Nicholas is looking forward to 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.
ADVENT AT ST. NICK'S
December 15th - Sunday School Play Performance
December 22nd - Lessons & Carols, No Sunday School
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 40 pledges totaling $129,060 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.
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.
Groundhog Office Hours
While covering from hip pinning surgery, Groundhog Office hours will be suspended until further notice.
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 1ST
First Reader - Jack Parry
Server - Leeann Haubrich
First Reader - George Hemroth
Second Reader - Eileen Doherty
Eucharistic Minister/Server - Paul Conrad
Acolyte - Lyndsey Conrad
Altar Guild - Polly Myhrum
Alms Counters - Edie P. & Eileen D.
Sunday School - Deb E. & Jennifer K.
Coffee Hour - Church Fair Goodies
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