Candlemas: Pizza, Praise and Healing MOVED to Friday February 6 at 6pm

The Healing Journey Chapter  of the Order of St. Luke presents
Vigil of Candlemas, Pizza, Praise and Healing

MOVED to Friday February 6th, 2015
Pizza Supper at 6pm

Praise/Worship, Eucharist and Healing at 645pm

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
1072 Ridge Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Presiding: The Very Rev. Tony Begonja & The Rev. Fran Begonja
Area Co-Directors for IL & MO, Region 4, The Int’l Order of St. Luke the Physician

Bring your own candles to be blessed.  Learn about the Order of St.Luke and the Christian ministry of Healing.  Receive healing prayer and blessings.  RSVP if you will be joining us for the pizza supper.
For more information, email or call:

Fr. Tony Begonja 847.463.0146
Jennifer Brundige


5th Annual St. Nick’s Chili Supper and Raffle Saturday February 14 at 6pm

Hard to believe but this year will be our 5th Annual Chili Supper and Raffle event. And, we’re hoping this is our best one yet! Miss Jessica is hard at work making this year’s event better than ever!

Mark your calendars and make sure to get your seats at this year’s event scheduled for Saturday night, February 14th at 6PM. Consider attending the 4:30 Saturday service and then, mosey on over to Holy Innocents Hall and join in the fun and a chance at some super-duper prizes.

Just follow your nose to the tantalizing aroma of chili simmering away atop the stove, pick up some raffle tickets, grab a seat and enjoy. Bring the whole family and round up the neighbors and friends…all are welcome.

Shout Outs: Annual Meeting and Commitees


Thank You125
To Val and Steve Gruenwald...Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa! We all celebrate the birth of Finley Isobel Meyer Gruenwald on Jan. 24, 2015. Blessings to the proud parents Seth and Sarah Meyer Gruenwald. God bless you all. To EVERYONE who contributed to this year's Annual Meeting: all who baked and cooked, picked up donated food and loving put together an amazing spread, submitted material and cleaned the Hall: what an fantastic effort and all for God's greater glory. To Steve Raftery, Jessica Tamaski and Bob DeHaven who successfully and selflessly served as our Senior Warden, Junior Warden and Bishop's Committee Member for the past few years. Your dedication and guidance have been much appreciated and valued. Thank you and God grant you many blessings. To Katie Black, Colleen Davy, Laura Lampe and Hal Stratton who have been voted onto the Bishop's Committee...welcome aboard good people. To Randy Drolen and Hal Stratton who will represent St. Nicholas as delegates to the 2015 Diocesan Convention come November and to our alternate delegates, Thelma Malecek and Jennifer Brundige. Thank you and God bless you for your service and early commitment. To Pat and Bob Kalicki who served on the Building Committee with such grace and courage though now have stepped down: your efforts will go a very long way in helping to make our church stronger and more enduring. To Thelma Malecek who served as Recorder at our Bishop's Committee Meetings and now steps down: your notes will live on history, literally! Thank you, dear Thelma. To Douglas VanHouten who helped with the creation of the Annual Report and lovingly put together the wonderful DVD presentation. Great going and what a beautiful video! To Jack Groat of Little Boots Rodeo who brought much relief to our food pantry with a huge donation of much needed cookies and crackers...thanks a million, Jack.