The Order of St Luke: Healing Prayer and Presence

On Friday night, September 6, the Order of St. Luke the Physician gathered in Holy Innocents Hall of St. Nicholas Church. All were welcome to come, share and join in the conversation.

The topic for the evening’s gathering was “The Healing Miracles of Jesus.” In October and early November the Order will be gathering at St. Nicholas, for three consecutive Saturdays. More details will be posted in an upcoming News From Nick edition.

Previously, we had offered congratulations and many blessings to the new members of the Order of St. Luke the Physician who were “invested” and “received” into the Order in mid August.


Shown are:
Thelma and Ray Malecek
Penny and Hank Mandziara
Jennifer Brundige, who was received several months ago
Kent Farbelow, a member of a Lutheran community in Crystal Lake, Illinois

May your ministry flourish and the blessings you share come back to you ten-fold.

God bless. We are all so very proud of you.

PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Volunteer Training Ongoing

The PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) program, providing overnight shelter for the homeless in NW suburban Cook County from 10/1/2013 to 4/30/2014, will be conducting training and orientation for the 2013-2014 season starting the week of September 2. The training/orientation lasts for 2 hours, and it is held at the Journey’s the Road Home (the parent organization of the PADS Program) office at 1140 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine. There are quite a few training and orientation sessions available during both daytime and weeknight hours from September through February. There are approximately 23 churches in NW suburban Cook County that participate in providing overnight shelter through the PADS program.

For more information about PADS, the web site is and the phone number is 847-963-9163, Hope Center, Ext. 17.

If anyone has questions about being a PADS volunteer, talk to Laura Lampe at church, send her an e-mail, or call her (check at the church for the latest directory). She has been a PADS volunteer since 1992, and would be glad to speak about her experiences.