Morning Prayer 12.6.14, Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342 | The Daily Office

Happy Feast of St Nicholas! We will celebrate tomorrow at the Sunday morning service at 10am, with the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D Lee, Bishop of Chicago, presiding. Come and be welccome, and “be St. Nick” with us!

St Nicholas of Myra, by Fr. Tobias Haller BSG

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The Daily Office site is an incredibly rich resource for prayer, spirituality, and the inner life for people of faith. Each day they post the prayers and readings of the day, and the offer webcasts and sometimes live webchats. I’ve managed to attend one (they’re held during my work day, so it was a day I was off for some reason) and it was very interesting and uplifting to share that with people from all over the country and the world. The daily posts also include beautiful images and photographs to illustrate the holy persons who are commemorated that day, gathered from many sources (many from Episcopal churches who have commissioned art or submitted photos for use by the site).

The icon at the top of this post is a particular favorite of mine, as it’s by a blogger whose work I’ve read for years, Fr. Tobias Haller BSG. He writes poetry and posts icon sketches at his site “In A Godward Direction.”

Another icon of St Nicholas that is new to me is this one from an Episcopal Church in Ohio:

St Nicholas of Myra, by Kelly Latimore, icon at Grace Church, Pomeroy OH

St Nicholas of Myra, by Kelly Latimore, icon at Grace Church, Pomeroy OH

Thie one depicts Biblical images of sailing ships – Jesus walking on the water, and also in the boat with His friends. St Nicholas holds a modern riverboat tug, because Pomeroy’s position on the Ohio River means that the sailors under the saint’s protection are on our inland waterways and not just at sea.

Although there will be no Saturday evening service today, the Feast of St Nicholas is “transfered” to tomorow, so that the whole community of St Nick can gather and celebrate with Bishop Jeffrey. You are most welcome to join us, tomorrow and always!

Oktoberfest Saturday, October 11 in Mount Prospect

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OKTOBERFEST!!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 11th- it’s time for some St. Nicholas Family Fun!

Mt. Prospect’s Fall Festival/Oktoberfest is a wonderful annual event with activities for children from 1pm to 4pm and a BIG Oktoberfest party from 4pm to 11pm.

Let’s get together for brats, schnitzel, German beer, strudel, polkas, sing-along, chicken dancing and some good old “Gemutlichkeit” : )

We’ll have balloons and/or banners to help you find our “Stammtisch” (special table) and we’ll invite our friends from St. John’s to join us there.

We can meet up at the fest around 6:00pm and we’ll have Sign-Up Sheet for a carpool that will leave St Nick’s after the 4:00 mass if anyone is interested.

PROST!!

St Nick’s Knacks, A Rummage Sale August 15 and 16 – We Need You and Your Stuff

St Nick's Knacks Rummage Sale August 15-16

Well, good people, the rummage sale is now just over a week away! There is much to do. With this being our largest fund raiser of the year, we really, REALLY need everyone to help out as they can and when they can.

A sign-up sheet is posted in the Gathering Space. Please consider sharing an hour or two of your time with setting things up during the week of Aug. 10 through the 14th and during the two days of the sale on Aug. 15 and 16.
It is crucial we have plenty of our parish family involved in this. If you’re able to sit for a few hours, you are welcome to do so at the check-out tables. There’s plenty of volunteer opportunities for everyone.

This Sunday, Aug. 10th, we will move the chairs and other items out of the Hall and place them in the Noah’s Ark Space. All the rummage items in the Noah’s Ark Space along with everything already in the Hall will be placed on tables and areas for display and purchasing. We need plenty of help. We need YOU.

Also, we need:
1) The donation of your clean, sell-able items (PLEASE NO electronic equipment such as televisions, computers and monitors)
2) Clean newspaper for wrapping glass and fragile items
3) Clean plastic and/or paper bags
4) More folding tables

These items can be brought in any time. Place these items near Manny’s office. Please remember to mark your tables with your name.

This is going to be a great event…share in the fun and excitement by sharing in the work and effort! God bless us, one and all and may this year’s sale be a smashing success.