I Am St Nick: A Call To Share Your Story



We all understand and appreciate the gift of sharing. At St. Nicholas we do a tremendous job of offering time, talent and treasure to this community of faith and to the greater Church. We are blessed and in turn, we share our blessings.

We are inviting anyone and everyone to share a story…YOUR story. We are united but we are also very diverse and individually unique. Think for a moment of just how and why you came to St. Nicholas Church. Who or what moved you to become part of this community, a member of the Episcopal Communion. How about a story of church, an occasion that moved and perhaps changed you or some special “church person” who helped guide and develop your faith. So many of us come from other faith traditions and other churches, Episcopal or otherwise. We wish to know our sisters and brothers better. The sky is the limit as to what kind of stories are out there. The depth of our wishing to share and read these recollections is even greater!

We all love a story and there are no better stories than the ones we share with each other about ourselves, our faith, our journeys, spiritual or otherwise.

All are welcome to participate. No one is too young or too old. No such thing as a “generation gap” when it comes to stories celebrated and shared. In fact, I suspect we all have quite a few stories we could submit. This is YOUR time to do just that…SHARE. The more we have, the greater and richer our field.

Think…Pray…Write. When you have some thing to share, please submit your story (simply reply to any issue of News From Nick) and it will be posted in an upcoming edition of News From Nick.

Thank you for your consideration and willingness to share…we are all the more blessed.

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 tbegonja@earthlink.net 847.463.0146
Jennifer Brundige thehealingjourneyosl@gmail.com



Shout Outs: Hard Work or Hardly Working


Thank You125

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!