Prayers of the People: At Christmastime


For Bob D., that he may recover fully from the surgery to his foot/ankle and is ‘up and around,’ pain free and mobile in no time at all. Stay strong, Bob.

For an end to the senseless violence and destruction we commit against one another…may peace reign now and forever.

For the beloved creatures we are called to care for: pray that all animals are treated with dignity and love.

For those who experience depression and sadness during the holiday season: may light, peace and happiness fill their hearts and minds and guide them to a better place.

For all our St. Nicholas community members who are under the weather and in need of healing and prayers: may they find peace and be blessed with sound and better health: Joanne M., Connie N., Vernon F., Richard and Mary G., Eunice D., Dick D., Cerna R., Dale R., Tony B., Paula O., Jim L., Jackie, Chris, Cathy W., Ed B., Carrie, June, Harry and any one else in need of our continued prayers and well wishes.

*** “Pray for the Support Groups that meet at St. Nicholas.”

(**written prayer requests)

Prayers Of and For The People of St Nicholas

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Anna H. Perpetual light shine upon you Anna and blessed, eternal life be granted unto you. Amen.

Prayers for Tony B. May your vision be crystal clear and you heal quickly.

For all the creatures of this world: that we care for their safety and survival.

Thanksgiving for answered prayers for Penny and Hank’s son Jason.

For all St Nicholas community members in need of healing, and anyone else in need of our continued prayers and well wishes.

For members of the support groups at St. Nicholas who endure, “one day at at time,” in their daily battles against addiction.

Also for “the members of the Support Groups who have lost so many of their members…peace and comfort be granted unto them.”

And last, for those whose struggles with their addictions are ongoing, that they may see that the help they need is so close at hand. Lord, that they may take heart of grace, and find the courage to walk through the door, we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

From The Mail Bag: Love One Another

Love One Another John 13

On occasion, an email is received that makes for sharing. Here is one such email.

Enjoy and know this is a reflection of ALL the Community of St. Nicholas:

Mom and Dad,
It’s been a while since I’ve experienced a church service that was truly meaningful to me. This morning was that!

And how cool and awesome it is to have that feeling again, a feeling of . . . I’m not sure how to say . . . a feeling of belonging, sharing, caring, more importantly a feeling of commitment to being . . .

I am better myself when I can do more for others . . .My burden is lightened by lightening the same of others, and so on, my burden is no heavier nor lighter than any others, it’s only if . . . I can do something . . .

I am probably not explaining myself very well. I was emotional, with tears of joy during our service today . . .

I am so happy for it.

My fave was probably when Mom fixed Manny’s collar, after Eucharist, Manny had a funny look on his face 🙂 it was too cool.

I enjoyed the young man coming up to lead the prayers

I enjoyed the congregation leading the prayers in 1 or 2 (or more)

I enjoyed Manny’s sermon

I enjoyed the open and free attitude of optimism

I enjoyed Timmy and Noah actually reading with Papa (had not seen that before)

Love you!!! Please pass this on to Manny… I don’t have his email address

Nice job all!!!

Loving son,


How wonderful and how blessed it is to have friends come and encounter such a positive experience at St. Nicholas. Consider inviting family and friends who may be searching for a house of worship that truly has a ‘family’ feel. There is always room for more at St. Nicholas and we welcome all God’s people…period!