Our Parish Picnic is here, at long last. This Saturday, July 19th, from 12noon to 4pm.
We’ll have food, games and fun on the front lawn, culminating with our 4:30 liturgy (weather permitting, we’ll worship outdoors). And, Little Boots Rodeo and Jack Groat will also provide some games and fun to share with one and all! St. Nicholas will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers. We ask volunteers and donors to bring side dishes, buns, snacks and some sweet treats, too.
Ah spring. At long last…winter has left us. Comfortable breezes and April showers bring us hope of even warmer and more pleasant days ahead. And, with spring comes our planning for the busy summer months; family gatherings, community events and parish ventures, too.
So, let’s start getting our calendars ready, let’s see where we can help out and how we can all make a difference:
May 25 – August 31: Walk For Your Neighbor. New to the houses of worship in the Village, this event raises revenue for the Housing Fund which provides services to those in need. While we walk we earn $$ which is pledged by family and friends. What a great way to stay in shape while providing much needed support to our less fortunate sisters and brothers. See Manny for more details.
June 7: Elk Grove’s Relay for Life. A family-community event sponsored by Elk Grove Village High School to raise funds for the continued fight against cancer. The Relay Race will take place at 11am on Saturday the 7th of June. For more information please contact our Lisette Rodriguez and/or Committee Member Eileen McWherter at 847-819-3850.
June 21 / 22: Little Boots Rodeo. St. Nicholas will again staff the “Pennies in the Hay” game, which was the 2nd most visited booth at last year’s event! We’ll need volunteers to staff the booth for both Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s theme for the Elk Grove Village Parade is “Under the Big Top.” So, what will St. Nicholas do for this parade? Calling all clowns. Stay tuned for exact date, time and what we’re going to do.
July 19th, Noon – 4pm: St. Nicholas Parish Picnic. We’ll gather for a day of fun, family, food and faith as we’ll conclude the day with our 4:30 Liturgy and weather permitting, we’ll gather for worship outdoors, too.
To my dear St. Nicholas community – my sisters and brothers in faith,
This is the feast which surpasses all feasts. This is the feast that brings us the fullness of joy and and the fulfillment of God’s divine promise to us, God’s children: the resurrection of Jesus the Christ from the grave brings us New Life and a share in Paradise.
I wish to share with you my fullest and deepest blessings and my love which, first and foremost, is rooted in Our Lord and graciously and willingly shared with each and everyone.
Happy Easter. Celebrate and rejoice, my friends . . . Jesus is alive and His reign shall last forever and ever.
Your brother and friend,
Vicar, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
[editor's note: this post was scheduled for 9pm Saturday April 19, during the Great Vigil of Easter when Christ's light is revealed to the world]