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SAVE THE DATE – Annual Rummage Sale August 14 and 15

St Nicholas Episcopal's Nick's Knacks, a Rummage Sale

Let’s make this sale even better than our previous sales. Friday, August 14, 9am – 7pm and Saturday, August 15, 9am – 3pm. 4:30pm Eucharist Service follows in church. Ready, set….


Road Work Near St. Nicholas

Don’t let it keep you away! Easy detours are in place

Detail of road work and detour near Ridge Avenue

More information about the crosswalk improvements near St. Nicholas may be found at this link on the Elk Grove Village website.


What a wonderful weekend we had at St. Nicholas.  Our first “Open Sermon” was a joyful success.  The fact is, we all have questions, inquiries and concerns regarding the nature of our church and why we do the things we do.  This Open Sermon provided us all the opportunity to ask those questions that have weighed on our minds and hearts.  What better place to ask a question about church and faith than in church, during our Liturgy where and when we are celebrating our faith?  Exactly.

 

The questions covered plenty of topics.  The size of heaven?  Only God knows that though our faith assures us, and Jesus promised us there is a place for us all.  Jesus said, “in my Father’s Kingdom there are many mansions.”  (John 14:2)  For me, I’ll always take Jesus at His word!

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Read more at The Vicar’s Corner


The Right Reverend Michael Curry

The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, has been elected the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry will be the fifth southern bishop and the first African-American leader of the church.

Meeting at St Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church on 27 June 2015 elected Bishop Curry on the first ballot and received 121 votes, defeating the Bishop of Connecticut, the Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas who received 13 votes and the Bishop of Southern Ohio, the Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal who received 19 votes; and the Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of Southwest Florida who received 21 votes.

Born in Chicago and reared in Buffalo, New York, Bishop Curry was educated at Hobart College and trained for the ministry at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Ordained deacon in June and priest in December 1978 in the Diocese of Western New York, Bishop Curry served as deacon in charge, then rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem in the Diocese of North Carolina from 1978-1982. He served as rector of St Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church in Lincoln Heights, Ohio from 1982-1988; and from 1988 to 2000 as rector of St James African Episcopal Church in Baltimore–the oldest African-American Episcopal parish in the South. (Author: George Conger)

Congratulations and know that the Church and all the faithful shall raise your name in prayer and wish you well in your new and challenging ministry.

More information via The Episcopal Cafe

Marriage Equality – The Law of the Land, Soon A Liturgy In The Church

Episcopal Church Supports Marriage Equality

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) By an overwhelming majority in both of its legislative houses, the Episcopal Church made history Wednesday (July 1) by making marriage for same-sex couples available throughout the church.

The actions on marriage equality came after decades of progress toward fully including LGBT Episcopalians in the work and witness of the church.

Meeting in Salt Lake City for its 78th General Convention, the House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops to approve a canonical change that eliminates a written definition of marriage as between a man and a woman and authorizes two new marriage rites for same-sex or opposite-sex couples.

Taken together, these actions make marriage — which the Supreme Court ruled last week is a “fundamental right” for all Americans — equally available for all Episcopalians.

Read More at Religion News Service and ThinkProgress.

Online Calendar Supports iCal and has an RSS feed

Check out the ONLINE Calendar! Not only can you see what’s on the horizon, you can request email reminders for events and subscribe to a live feed of the calendar with any product supporting the iCal format. It’s also available on our Calendar page, along with a “This Week at St Nick’s” item in the left margin.

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).


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