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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 17

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Join us this evening at 6:30PM for a wonderful Pancake Supper. The men of the community are your cooks, servers, and clean-uppers.

Let’s enjoy another opportunity for fellowship as we prepare to journey together this Lent.


Ash Wednesday Nature has four seasons, all of which are very distinguishable, one from another. So it goes with the Church as the calendar is broken up into a number of “seasons.” Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day period of Lent. This is a wonderful opportunity made gift to us for deeper, more intimate personal prayer and reflection.

All are invited and encouraged to attend our Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm Wednesday evening, February 18. Let us begin this most holy of seasons with the mark upon our forehead and the Spirit deep within our hearts. All are certainly welcome.

The Vicar’s Corner: One Amazing and Uplifting Gathering

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To reiterate something I wrote last week: ‘no one really likes having to attend a meeting.’ Then again, last Sunday’s St. Nicholas Annual All-Parish Meeting was not your “run-of-the-mill” meeting. Absolutely not. What we had was one amazing and uplifting gathering. When all was said and done and the closing prayer was said, truthfully, I hated to see everyone leave. There is a comfort, a sense of belonging when we’re gathered together; as a community, as a family of believers. What a joy it is for me to have this divine opportunity to serve such a church and such a wonderful community.

Read more at The Vicar’s Corner

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.

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

To read Bishop Jeffrey’s statement in full, visit Episcopal Diocese of Chicago: Bishop Lee on Marriage Equality in Illinois

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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