Readings: Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

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Exodus 33:12-23
Psalm 99
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22

Saturday lector: Ellen Whalen
Sunday lectors: Jennifer Garcia, Laura Lampe
Sunday intercessor: Connie Nicholason
Sunday chalice bearers: Colleen Davy, Sandra Glos

Shout Outs: Hard Work or Hardly Working

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To Neal Setchell for cutting up those nasty Juniper bushes into manageable pieces…way to go, brother, great work.

To Ron Malecek who will haul away the bushes and shrubs that have been pulled out of the south side gardens.  Your kindness is so appreciated.  Thanks!

To the Dynamic Duo of LaWayne and Earl Williams who cleaned the Hall, Gathering Space and facilities until all was shinning bright.  You two are blessed…thank you a million times over!

To Connie Nicholas who was at it again…hands deep in the soil, pruning and weeding those amazing gardens at church…your green thumbs are awesome!

To everyone who endured the chilly temps and loud music and enjoyed the Mt. Prospect Oktoberfest.  Special thanks to our Claudia Boyle who organized this St. Nicholas gathering…great work and a great time had by all!  Prost!

Prayers Of and For The People of St Nicholas

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Prayers for the repose of the soul of Anna H. Perpetual light shine upon you Anna and blessed, eternal life be granted unto you. Amen.

Prayers for Tony B. May your vision be crystal clear and you heal quickly.

For all the creatures of this world: that we care for their safety and survival.

Thanksgiving for answered prayers for Penny and Hank’s son Jason.

For all St Nicholas community members in need of healing, and anyone else in need of our continued prayers and well wishes.

For members of the support groups at St. Nicholas who endure, “one day at at time,” in their daily battles against addiction.

Also for “the members of the Support Groups who have lost so many of their members…peace and comfort be granted unto them.”

And last, for those whose struggles with their addictions are ongoing, that they may see that the help they need is so close at hand. Lord, that they may take heart of grace, and find the courage to walk through the door, we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.