Prayers of the People: Church and community of St Nicholas

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For our Connie N.: Pray that her upcoming hospital visits and surgery are successful and she is soon back to her healthy way of life.

For Dick D.: Pray he continues to recover from his recent surgery and experiences no setbacks.

For those who are new to the Support Group meetings at St. Nicholas: In thanksgiving they have found a place of support and recovery.

For those who are homeless and without shelter: Pray all are cared for and protected from the harshness of the elements.

For the people of upstate New York who are undergoing severe winter weather: Pray all are safe and secure.

For all our St. Nicholas community members who are under the weather and in need of healing and prayers: may they find peace and be blessed with sound and better health: Joanne M., Vernon F., Richard and Mary G., Eunice D., Dick D., Cerna R., Dale R., Tony B., Paula O., Jim L., Jackie, Chris, Cathy W., Ed B., Carrie, June, Harry and any one else in need of our continued prayers and well wishes.

*** “For Josh, Catlyn and family.”

(**written prayer requests)

P.A.D.S Community Meal September 19 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church

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“Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter,” more commonly known as P.A.D.S., not only serves the area’s poor and homeless with safe and clean overnight shelter, P.A.D.S. also provides fun and filling meals.

On September 19th, St. Nicholas will be part of this ministry for the first time. We will provide the meal which will be served at Christus Victor Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The menu: mostaccioli with sausage or meat balls, green salad, dinner roles and/or French bread, cookies and/or brownies, chips and lemonade. St. Nicholas will supply the green salad while Vince and Jeff will bring the chips. Who is ready for some baking and cooking?

Our own Vince Ortero and Jeff Westerheide will coordinate this event. Jeff, Vince and our Laura Lampe have long been involved in this very important and necessary ministry. There is always room for more helping hands!

The sign-up sheet is in the gathering space at church. All are welcome to come and be part of this village-wide gathering.

God bless us, one and all.

manny@stnicholasepiscopal.org

Manny

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Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad, for Christ is Risen

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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,

manny@stnicholasepiscopal.org

Manny

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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]