LOTS of Upcoming Events! Little Boots Rodeo, Rummage Sale, Parish Luau, 50th Anniversary!

We have quite a few big events coming up in the next several months. It is no secret: but when we gather as a community, we do have a good time. After all, that’s what happens when family and friends gather and spend time with one another. And, we all want our events to be successful both socially and financially.

So, we have a list of what’s happening at St. Nicholas. These particular events, along with other activities, will provide plenty of opportunities for our entire community to "pitch in" and share time, talent and ideas. What a wonderful way to get to know one another better, too.

Sign-up sheets will soon be posted in the Gathering Space outside the worship space and Holy Innocents Hall. Please, consider dedicating some time with us and helping make these St. Nicholas events wonderful and pleasing events.

Little Boots Rodeo

Little Boots Rodeo, Elk Grove Village IL

Little Boots Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd and will be held on the grounds of Prince of Peace Methodist Church located at the corner of Arlington Heights Road and Devon Avenue. The Rodeo will run from noon to 6pm on both days. A very limited supply of blue, St. Nicholas T-shirts are still available and we’d ask our parish family members to wear these shirts. St. Nicholas will host a table and help staff one of the games. What a wonderful way to get to know our neighbors in the Village and help spread the good will and name of the Community of St. Nicholas. For additional information, please see Manny and/or refer to the posted material at St. Nicholas.

Hawaiian Themed Parish Picnic

(editor’s note: it’s a luau!)


Once again, St. Nicholas will throw a community wide Parish Picnic, complete with games, food, lots of laughs and plenty of good fun. Weather permitting, we will conclude this July, Saturday event with an outdoor Liturgy. St. Nicholas will supply the burgers and hot dogs. We ask the community to provide and share salads, buns, deli trays, desserts, chips, condiments and beverages. In spite of the occasional rain showers last year, a great turn out was had. We hope to better last year’s attendance…bring your friends and the whole family…all are welcome. If a dunk-tank is secured, our vicar promises to "sit and take it" Please see Jessica Tamaski, our Junior Warden for additional information.



St. Nicholas will once again sponsor our annual "St. Nick’s Knacks Rummage Sale." We’ve had plenty of success with our previous endeavors and we certainly hope such will be the case this year. And, with some heavenly intervention, even greater success will be had. The sale is schedule for the 3rd weekend in August, the dates being Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Hours for the sale are from 9am to 3pm. We need lots of help the entire week leading up to the "opening bell" on Friday morning. We’ll get the hall cleared after Sunday Liturgy on August 10 in order to get tables set up and ready for all the sale items that will be displayed, priced and sold! items for donation can be brought to the church starting in late July. If you have a special need to move some thing out sooner, please let us know and we’ll make arrangements. See Manny for additional information.

Our Fiftieth Anniversary Year!


This year, 2013, the current church building of St. Nicholas will celebrate 50 years of life in Elk Grove Village. It is agreed that this is certainly cause for celebration and rejoicing. So, we will do just that and in true St. Nicholas style…as a family firmly rooted and centered in faith and in our Lord Jesus Christ. The actual anniversary date is July 14. However, an exact date for a Saturday Liturgy and Parish Pot Luck Supper will be decided soon, most likely, later in the very late summer or early autumn season. It is our hope that both former and current members of St. Nicholas will gather as one, raise our voices in worship and settle in for a wonderful evening of music, food and fun. Please see Steve Raftery, our Senior Warden, for additional information.

See more items at the newsletter page: News from St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

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