The Vicar’s Corner: Thanksgiving, My Favorite Holiday
Thanksgiving…to my beloved Community of St. Nicholas, my family near and far and all those who have blessed and gifted my life with their friendship and love, may I extend to each and all my warmest and most heart-felt blessings and well wishes.
Be assured my prayers are with you and in your name and honor.
Whatever your plans and with whom you are to spend this special day, make it a joyful and glad day. Be mindful of those who go without and ask God to sustain and give guidance and blessings. May we all be truly grateful and thankful for all we have and know, deep in our hearts and minds, that God truly loves us; for we are His children and He never waivers in His merciful care for us.
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Message of Support for Marriage Equality in Illinois from Bishop Jeffrey
The scriptures tell us to testify to what we have seen, and in communities and congregations across our diocese, we have seen that extending legal protection and respect to same-sex couples has created stronger, happier households and contributed to the common good. Now in Illinois, the respect afforded by civil unions has been extended to the dignity of true equality. I rejoice that it is now easier for our gay and lesbian sisters and brothers to order their lives together, to care for one another and to raise children in a stable home. Justice has been done. – The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Episcopal Bishop of Chicago
You Are Always Welcome at St Nicholas
Be a part of the Community of St Nicholas! Attend a support group meeting, volunteer at our twice-monthly food pantry, or come just as you are to worship Saturday evenings at 4:30PM (informal and friendly), or Sunday mornings at 10AM (somewhat more formal, but just as friendly).