Due to the disruption of the pandemic and its associated quarantining requirements, our Parish, along with the entire world, has been disrupted as never before during most of our lifetimes. This disruption brings the many challenges we see, but we believe it also brings many opportunities. In order for the STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE to determine how St Nicholas can better serve you and our community, we are asking each adult member of your household to complete a short 7 minute survey. Please give serious thought to your answers and complete by AUGUST 31,2020.
CHEESE BREAD ORDERS
In place of this year’s Middle Eastern Dinner, we are baking and pre-selling cheese bread. What a great opportunity to stock your freezer with these delicious mouth watering treats. All orders must be received no later than September 16 with a limit of four dozen per household. The cost is 20.00 per dozen and you can pay online by visiting the link: [Cheese Bread]
TITHES & OFFERINGS – GIVING
We encourage everyone to tithe and give generously to support the ongoing ministry of St. Nicholas. Donations can be mailed to St. Nicholas or made electronically through the parish donation page or through Venmo.
HOLY OBLATION FORM
Please use this form to submit a Holy Oblation for the health and blessings of a loved one or in memory of a departed loved one. [Submission Form]
Every Christian feels a natural yearning of the heart towards God, a true desire to taste the sweetness of communion, of being with Him as He created us to be. This longed-for inner peace comes to us through the Mystery of Repentance, Holy Confession. Confessions are heard after Saturday Vespers or by contacting Fr. Michael for an appointment Tuesdays-Fridays. Booklets to assist you in preparing for confession are available on the Parishioners’ table or by visiting [Confession Guide].
THE CULTURAL CENTER
Did you know that you can support St. Nicholas by “liking” and sharing The Cultural Center’s Facebook page? If every parishioner assisted, together we could increase the business that comes to The Cultural Center. Click here to learn how: [Cultural Center].
SMALL GROUP CORNER
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP CORNER
MONEY COLLECTION LEDGER
GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT – (Ministry/Committees)
Houses are traditionally blessed with Holy Water each year bringing the blessings of The Waters sanctified on the Feast of Theophany, the celebration of our Lord’s baptism. The priest brings this Water into the home to personally bless each family member by renewing the awareness of God’s presence in our homes. A house can be blessed at any time, but the usual season for annual blessings is immediately following Theophany.
The house blessing should be scheduled when the entire family will be present, if at all possible. Your priest understands that this will often be in the evening hours which is not considered an inconvenience to him. For further information, please visit [House Blessings].