…Like The Apocalypse!
On June 26 the adult education book club had an excellent discussion of the extremely thought-provoking book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks(which I still strongly recommend to anyone who hasn’t thought of reading it). At some libraries you will still have to wait.
We are now moving back from nonfiction to fiction, with the unusual novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett). This is, indeed, a (mainly) whimsical story of the Last Days leading up to Armageddon, featuring angels, demons, witches and witchfinders, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse, and an 11-year-old, curly-headed Antichrist. It is entertaining, thought-provoking, and (of course) surprising.
As an introduction, I recommend that those who are not fully up to speed on the Book of Revelations may want to take a look,especially Chapters 4-8 and 12. But don’t worry, it may not turn out that way. Come join us for our next meeting at Panera’s on July 24 at 9:30 to find out.
– Steve G
We’ll hold a parish meeting after the 11 a.m. liturgy. Rather than meet as a parish only for the canonically required annual meeting in January, we try to meet several other times during the year. This meeting will conduct a bit of business, include a potluck, and give us a chance to talk about how we can welcome newcomers to St. Nicholas — especially during the Fall season.
If you can bring a dish, we’d appreciate a meatless main dish, a side dish, salad, or dessert. St. Nicholas will provide the meats.
Now that our May celebration of mothers has ended, Manny is inviting us to celebrate fathers during June. If you’d like, bring a photo of your father — or of anyone who has been like a father to you — and place it on the table set aside for photos.
As the weather heats up, it’s nearly “Summer Time,” and we move to “Singles.”
That is, we have a single 10am service beginning July 4, as it starts to get warmer in the mornings. Weather permitting, we may move out onto the lawn to the outdoor altar (be ready to help carry folding chairs, or bring your own). The music will be a combination of the 1982 and Gather hymnals.
If the weather gets REALLY hot, the new Holy Innocents Hall is AIR-CONDITIONED, thanks be to God!