This Week’s News: St Nicholas August 5-15, 2010

I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
or of lambs, or of goats…
bringing offerings is futile;
incense is an abomination to me.
Your new moons and your appointed
festivals my soul hates…
When you stretch out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even though you make many prayers,
I will not listen…
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your doings
from before my eyes;
cease to do evil, learn to do good;
seek justice, rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
plead for the widow.

— from the Book of Isaiah

August 14: sample Saturday worship and/or a movie

Join your fellow parishioners on Saturday, August 14 to get a sneak peak at the Saturday liturgy and for dinner and a movie.

Worship begins at 4:30.

A light dinner follows immediately — just bring yourself, nothing else is necessary. Our movie — to be announced! — will begin about 6:15. Come for worship, dinner, and the movie — or for any part of the evening.

Launching the Saturday liturgy

Marketers say that it takes multiple “touches” to get someone to respond to an advertising initiative. That’s why we are going to visit the same 3,600 households nearest St. Nicholas three times with three different doorhangers in the month before we begin the new liturgy.

The distribution weekends are set for

  • August 21-22
  • August 28-29
  • September 11-12

Besides the leaflets, we are also putting together a very simple web site for the Saturday community. (It will also lead visitors to the main St. Nicholas site.)

It’s still under construction, but you are welcome to take a sneak peek. You’ll find it here.

An Important Bulletin

We are looking for some volunteers to format and copy the bulletin for the Saturday liturgy. The more people involved the easier it will be. (It is not necessary to attend the Saturday liturgy to take advantage of this opportunity.) If you are interested, please contact Mary Anne O’Rourke at


Bread Bakers Arise !

As we prepare on September 18-19 to begin our new worship schedules of 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 am Sunday, we are planning to use baked bread for both of the services. We recently started to use a new recipe. It is easy to follow, and makes four loaves in one baking.

Baking a batch of communion bread is a wonderful — and easy — way to participate in the life of St. Nicholas. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteer bakers, please contact Hal Stratton

Gluten-free wafers…

are also available each Sunday for those with allergies to the wheat in our communion loaf.

Worship Schedules Changing In Fall

They will be Saturday at 4:30, Sunday at 10 beginning September 18.

Air-conditioned worship…

is available all summer in Holy Innocents Hall. We’ll also try to get outside if weather permits.

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