The date of Manny’s installation as Vicar of St. Nicholas has been set. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 13 at 7PM, when we’ll gather to celebrate a new shared ministry.
We look forward to a joyful celebration, but it wouldn’t be complete without YOU!
Time to decorate the worship space for Christmas!. After the 10am Liturgy on Sunday, December 18th, we will remove all that is Advent and decorate with all that is Christmas. We have lots to do, so we’ll need lots of active hands.
What a wonderful family opportunity…bring the kids and some extra adult strength, too. We’ll have plenty of coffee and sweets to keep us motivated and energized. FA LA LA LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA!
This is what ‘church’ is all about: getting involved and active, being part of what’s happening, being a vocal voice, a pair of hands engaged in ministry. It’s a very real way of being true stewards of our church and for our church, this wonderful place, this St. Nicholas Church.
On December 17th, we will venture to the Rehabilitation Center of Alexian Brothers Hospital and sing carols and holiday songs to the patients. All are welcome. We will meet at the Rehabilitation Center, which is located across the street from the hospital on Biesterfield Road at around 12 noon. See article below for additional information.
Make a Joyful Noise!
Please join us in a St. Nicholas Caroling Event on Saturday, December 17th. We will be raising our voices in song and praise, as we help make this holiday season a little brighter for patients of Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital. Let’s demonstrate to the community that St. Nicholas is alive and well within our hearts, as we show kindness and service to others.
You do not have to have a fantastic singing voice to join in on the fun. I certainly do not! These will be simple, familiar carols. Keep in mind, we will not be judged by the quality of our voices, but by our joyful presence and gifts of love and compassion.
Below are all the details. Please call to let me know if you will be joining us for caroling.
We look forward to Making a Joyful Noise with our brothers and sisters of St. Nicks!
Who: All St. Nicholas members are welcome. If you don’t want to sing – come and spend time visiting with patients. Bring family members or friends. The more the merrier! And please wear something festive!
What: Caroling first in the dining area and then down the halls and into some of the patients’ rooms to sing and visit. Hal Stratton will be leading us.
Where: Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital 955 Beisner Road, Elk Grove Village 847-981-5929 (Directly across from the hospital.)
When: December 17th. at 12:00 Someone will be at the door to direct you.
Rehearsal: For all those who will be caroling – There will be one rehearsal tentatively scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16th at 7:00 at St. Nick’s. I will contact all who are participating beforehand to confirm. This will just be to familiarize ourselves with the selections and hear how we sound together. I encourage you to attend this rehearsal, but if it’s not possible, we still want you to participate.
-Jan Tossman and The Community Outreach Team — Ginny Gibbs, Paul Swanson, Bob DeHaven, Hal Stratton