A Celtic Service is planned for August 2nd at both services.
This is a good time to invite a friend to St Nicholas
Farewell Breakfast for the Dentlers
Fr. Bob and Charlotte Dendtler's
last Sunday at
St. Nicholas is
This summer has passed quickly. We are thankful for their involvement in and care of St Nicholas.
We will have a continental breakfast between services so you can visit with the Dendtlers on their last Sunday.
Please join us and show your appreciation.
|From Fr. Bob:
Dear People of St. Nicholas,
The three months I have spent at St.Nicholas have been a blessing. You have taken Charlotte and me in and made us feel a part of your family. St. Nicholas is a warm and welcoming parish. We have experienced that warmth and believe your future is bright.
We leave with a certain sadness but will always cherish the friendships we have made here. So this is not a goodbye but only until we meet again.
Fr. Bob and Charlotte
Vacation Bible School
This year VBS will be a
Friday, July 31- Saturday, August 1st.
Parents, please email Beth Evans if your children are planning on attending!
REGISTRATION FORM: Click on link to download & fill out!
What: VBS Lock-in
Where: St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
When: 6:00 pm Friday - July 31 - 12:30 pm. Saturday, August 1
Who: All are invited to attend. If you are younger than a rising 3rdgrader, you must be accompanied by your parent to spend the night.
What to bring: Sleeping bag and a pillow - completed release/parental consent form which can be obtained from the church by contacting Theresa Dorminy at 706-628-7272. St. Nicholas is located at 69 Mobley Rd., Hamilton.
Vacation Bible School
Dates Friday, July 31 - Saturday, August 1
Location St. Nicholas
Welome the Jacksons Home!
Worship Service and Parish Picnic at Blue Springs
August 9th - 10:00am
This will be Fr Jeff's first worship service after sabbatical.
Bring a friend. Casual dress - bring a chair or towel
to sit on. Lunch follows the service and then swimming
for those brave enough to jump into the beautiful
Blue Springs Swimming Pool.
Please bring cold side dishes, salads and desserts to go with the barbecue that will be provided.
The Outreach Committee has become involved in a new project for the upcoming school year. There are children in the county who go home on weekends and have little to eat until they are back at school Monday morning. The BackSnacks project is an attempt to show God's love and care by proving two healthful breakfasts, lunches, dinners on weekends to identified children's families. This is in cooperation with other county churches.
St. Nicholas has been asked to be responsible for the collection of snacks for 3-4 children. Through contributions of snacks and monetary contributions (that will be used to buy snacks), snacks can be sent home every Friday throughout the whole school year.
The Outreach Committee would like to begin this venture at the Blessing of the Backpacks on August 2.
Those wishing to contribute are asked to bring their contribution to the church and place them in the black container in the narthex by August 2nd.
Please see the list of single serving, nonperishable items below. There will also be a backpack for monetary donations. Checks should be made payable to St. Nicholas with "BackSnacks" noted on the memo line. Father Bob will bless our BackSnacks along with the other children's backpacks.
Food items needed: Individual macaroni and cheese, granola bars, fruit cups, individual boxes of cereal, and pop tarts.
As this will be an on-going project, please watch for new lists and chances to contribute throughout the year.
Why is there an
extra candle on our altar?
Father Jeff's family will be home soon from his sabbatical. All of us miss them but are regularly reminded they will soon return.
There is a lighted candle on the altar for every service they are away. Father Jeff also has a candle that we gave them to remind them of our bond to each other and our special prayer that they make a safe return home to us.
Please look for the candle at our next service and keep all their family in your daily prayers.
What a glorious day August 9th will be to celebrate our renewed commitment to each other and their safe return home.
Enjoy the convenience of electronic giving!
We've had an enthusiastic response to our electronic giving program. Thank you to all the parishioners who have signed up.
This is a way to automate your regular weekly offerings--and another way to reduce the stress in your life! Please sign up today--it's quick and easy.
Electronic giving is safe and convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our
congregation. When travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.
To set up a recurring giving schedule you, visit us online at stnicholashamilton.org and locate the blue Online Giving button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page.
Your information is held in strictest confidence and your check, debit or credit card information will be secure. Setting up your profile and your giving instructions can be completed in less than 10- 15 minutes.
I think you will find it very easy to get started, but please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Financial Stewardship Vestry Liaison
Cell: 706 594-2884
Pilgrimage on August 15th.
(March 20, 1939 - August 20, 1965) was an
seminarian and civil rights activist.
In 1965 he was murdered in
while in the act of saving a young woman, Ruby Sales, who was a civil rights activist with Johnathan and others.
In 1991 Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal church, and is recognized annually. He is memorialized in the Civil Rights Movement and other venues. The Diocese of Alabama and the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast organize an annual pilgrimage to Hayneville - this has been happening for at least 13 years. Many people from the Diocese of Atlanta go.
This year our area Episcopal Churches are arranging for our parish groups to go together. Rt Rev Michael Curry is scheduled to go - He is our new Presiding Bishop. It is a time of unity and remembrance. The city of Hayneville welcomes and embraces this pilgrimage as well.
More details will be posted about this trip as time gets closer.
CVEM will be taking reservations for travel to the Pilgrimage honoring the 50th Anniversary of Jonathan Daniel's Death in Hayneville on
Vans will leave from St. Thomas at 8:15 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.
Box lunches will be catered to All Saints Parish in Montgomery where The Rev. Matthew Grunfeld is rector. Lunches will be $10 for an option of a Hoagie Veggie or Hoagie Club with slaw, chips, cookie, a pickle & a drink (if you would like to purhcase lunch). Bring your $10 cash with you and pay when you check in.
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, September 25, 2015
at Sweet Home Plantation Pine Mountain
Tickets are Now On Sale!!!
Click on the link above
Steward of the Month for July
The vestry would like to recognize this month, our friend David, posthumously, for his extensive body of stewardship work at St. Nicholas. As we grieve with Barbara and their family, we recognize that David leaves a strong St. Nicholas legacy in the fields of diversity, hospitality, and service to the community.
A fearless recruiter, David enlisted the help needed to bring about our new monthly service program at Bright Way Personal Care Home in Pine Mountain. A believer in local community, David sought to strengthen St. Nicholas by sharing our gifts with those unable to come to us. Although David loved music, and sang with the choir, enjoyed planning and serving on the new building committee, and maintained a practical, no-nonsense attitude in his Vestry work, his passion was bringing others to church, or in the case of Bright Way, taking our church to others.
We celebrate David's commitment to those whose lives he reached and to St. Nicholas Episcopal, who was honored to call him a member.
" Well done good and faithful servant!"
Get to Know Your Parish Family
If she has asked you to send in your biography, please do so now so this column can continue.
FOCUS FOOD PANTRY
The FOCUS Food Pantry is in need of
Thank you for your donations!
If you would like to see the readings for Sunday,
For Fr. Bob and Charlotte Dendtler's
ministry at St Nicholas
For those who are ill, recovering or needing special prayers:
Members of St Nicholas:
Ashley and Nate Taylor
Linda and Mike Sawyer
For members with unspoken prayer requests.
Family members of members of the community:
The Harris Family
Prayers for all our veterans, those currently serving their country
away from home, for their safe return and for their families who wait for them.
For those with unspoken prayer requests.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
2 Bob Hamilton
3 Luke Townsend
6 Mike Perry
10 Don Baldwin
10 Katherine Johnson
11 Barbara Smith
12 Lou Baker
12 Susan Perry
13 Abby Brown
16 Dorothy Webster
27 Dexter Evans
27 Ingrid Cheshire
30 Norma Wolff
1 Patty Hamilton
6 Dick Wood
8 Bruce Clouser
10 Trish Wehrle
13 Danielle Whitworth
15 Kelly Dimon
20 Lexie Whitworth
26 Geoff Robertson
27 Leslie Cooling
3 Dave & Barbara Walker
11 Amy & Terry Buchanan
26 Sharon & Tom Cheatham
28 Carolyn Cox
Chris & Andy Butzon
5 Bill & Terry Caudill
16 Lynn & Kenny Hall
18 Jeff & Molly Jackson
29 Gene & Pat Demonet
31 Sammy & Kristy Hubbard
In This Issue
Celtic Service August 2nd
Farewell for the Dendtlers August 2nd
Message from Fr. Bob
Welcome the Jacksons home on August 9th at the Parish Picnic at Blue Springs
Why is there an extra candle on our altar?
Sign up for Online Giving
Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage
Tickets on sale for Lobsterfest
Steward of the Month
Get to Know Your Parish Family
Lay Ministry Schedule
June Vestry Minutes
FOCUS Food Pantry
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Thought of the Month
"Love is faith in action. The two most important questions we can ask ourselves are "Whom do I love?" and "Who loves me?" We put faith into action by extending our concern for people beyond ourselves. We show our concern for others in our actions and relationships."
Deadline for submitting news items is noon Monday.
Send news and photos to:
The Spirit of St. Nicholas
is published weekly by
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.
Parish Vacation Pictures
Molly and Fr. Jeff on the Irish coast
Thank you, St. Nicholas family, for your active involvement in our parish.
Please help Patty Hamilton keep the church directory as up-to-date as possible.
If you have not yet filled out a form, please pick one up in the cloister room and return to the church office. Or you can send your info via email to Patty Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please include:your names and the names of your minor children,
- email addresses,
- phone numbers (cell and home),
- birthdays and anniversaries.
If you need a new picture or a new name tag, indicate that as well. Feel free to use a favorite picture. Just send it in jpeg form to email@example.com.
Mobile App Installation Instructions
Church members can view the St. Nicholas Church Directory from their iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire by downloading the free Instant Church Directory Members App.
You may search for "Instant Church Directory" in the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Amazon Appstore, or use this link:
After installation, open the Instant Church Directory icon (it looks like a church). It will ask for your email address. If your email address is in our church directory, the program will generate a password for you and email it to you.
This worked great for most, but if you have any problems make sure you first check to see that your email address is in the church directory.