God calls us to serve the Church, our St. Nicholas Church in many ways. One such ministry is our Bishop’s Committee.
If you feel you are called to serve and would consider a role in our church leadership, we have room for you. Please consider, ponder and pray whether you are being called. Submit your name to Penny Mandziara or Manny. Official ‘election’ of new members takes place at our January 29th Annual All Church Meeting.
God bless us, one and all and in advance to those who have answered the call to serve…Thank You.
This is from the week after the election. Thankfully, no further stories have come out about vandalism at Episcopal churches, or at other “liberal Christian” houses of worship.
Content Warning: racist, antisemitic, and homophobic language used in vandalism. Episcopal churches in Maryland and Indiana were vandalized with pro-Trump, racist messages last night.
Read at Pocket: IFTTT
In better news, an Islamic mosque was hit with messages of love and support.
Diana Butler Bass published a piece in the Washington Post about how this Advent feels quite blue, rather than red and green or purple and pink. And she points out that blue is a color of both night and day.
We begin Advent with our hopes high, but in hopeful blue rather than penitential purple. And perhaps we’ll begin to bring them into clearer focus as we go towards the Nativity. Keep hope burning brightly, as we journey toward the Nativity in a somewhat “blue mood.”
Our Annual Meeting will take place this Sunday, February 7th after the 10AM service. All are invited and encouraged to attend. We’ll enjoy a potluck lunch as part of the meeting, so if you are able, bring along a dish to share.
In preparation for the meeting, please read the 2015 Annual Report by clicking the link below.