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Jesus said:
"As you go, proclaim the good news, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment."
Matthew 10:7-10
Prepare for Sunday
SCRIPTURE*
"Way of Love" Sermon Series
Sunday, October 21.
"Bless"
(Mother Nancy is back this Sunday)

(*Readings from St. Barnabas)

Isaiah 42:5-12
Psalm 112
Acts 11:19-30;13:1-3
Matthew 10:7-16


Collect

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Week of October 16, 2018
Wednesday, October 17
7:00AM Men's Breakfast @ Brew Street Bakery
5:30PM Evening Prayer (Holy Eucharist & Healing-next Wednesday) in the Chapel
6:00PM Supper in the Parish Hall
Handbell Rehearsal in the Church
6:30PM The Bible in 90 Days - child care provided
7:00PM Choristers' Rehearsal in the Church

Thursday, October 18
5:30PM Vestry Meeting

Friday, October 19
Parish Office Closed
10:00AM Bible Study

Saturday, October 20
Parish Office Open 9-12noon

Sunday, October 21 - Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
8:45AM Chorister Rehearsal
9:30AM Holy Eucharist
Godly Play for Children & Children's Choir
10:45AM Fellowship & Ministries in our Community
11:00AM Bible in 90 Days in the Parlor


Where is Mother Nancy?

Dear St. Nicholas' Family
I just wanted to let y'all know my son and daughter-in-love had a baby girl, Ophelia Michelle, born October 9, 2018! I'll head for Houston after Diocesan Convention ends on Saturday, October 13. I'll resume the sermon series on the Way of Love Sunday, October 21.
 
The Bible in 90 Days will still meet Wednesday the 17th at their usual time and there will be Evening Prayer in the chapel at 5:30pm on the 17th in place of the Holy Eucharist.
 
God's peace,
Mtr. Nancy+
Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Discover how we can all participate with existing ministries to serve and love the Midland community:
The Jubilee Center food pantry
3:11 Ministries
Dress for Success
Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed ministry
Child Advocacy Center
The Field's Edge
... and others!
During Fellowship hour following the 9:30 worship service.
All Saints’ Eve Parish Dinner
Wednesday, October 31st 6PM
Linda Jordan, RN, will have FLU Shots,
Pneumonia & Shingles shots, too.
Insurance is accepted.
The main entrée will be that famous fried chicken .
Please bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert to share.
Fun for the Kids, and Prizes for “Saintly” Costumes!

All Saints' Sunday
Remembering the Departed on
Sunday, November 4th
Please add your loved ones to the
All Saints' Departed List to be read on
All Saints' Sunday, November 4th.
You may find the list on the NARTHEX Table or Welcome Center. Thank you.
Stewardship In-gathering
is Sunday, November 11th
(Please call the Parish Office (694-8856),
if you did not receive a Pledge Card. Thank you)
The Bible in 90 Days Continues!
Sundays @ 11am through December 16, 2018
or
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm through December 19, 2018 w/
Supper @ 6pm and childcare!
St. Nicholas' Announces Online Giving!
You can make a one time gift or set up recurring giving using the GIVE button on our besties or by downloading the Tithe.ly app to your tablet or smart phone.
The Bishop is Coming!
Bishop Scott Mayer will be at St. Nicholas' for his annual visitation on
Sunday, December 9, 2018.
If you wish to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, please contact Mother Nancy as soon as possible.
If you'd like to talk about being Baptized, either when Bishop Scott is here,
or another time, please contact Mother Nancy.
Website Updates
The Sermon page on our website is up to date with pdf files of all sermons going back to Holy Week of this year. Stay tuned for the upcoming audio files as well.
Weekly Outreach Plate Offering
Each Sunday, the undesignated cash and coin in the offering plate
will go to the following:
1st Sunday - Rector's Discretionary Fund
2nd Sunday - Outreach
3rd Sunday - Deacon's Discretionary Fund
4th Sunday - Episcopal Relief and Development
5th Sunday - Fellowship
Family and Individual Pictures
A NEW St. Nicholas'
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
Sittings will be
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 th & 14 th   
from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Please sign up in the Parish Hall today for your appointment. Thanks!
Missing your Monthly Newsletter?
In September, we debuted a digital edition of Letters from St. Nicholas' with handy links to the Church Calendar, Sermons, and the Diocese of Northwest Texas. If you prefer a paper version mailed to you, please contact the parish office at 694-8856.
The Pastoral Care Committee is building a database of people who might be willing to help other parishioners for the short-term when the need arises. If you are willing to help with any of the following should the need arise, please email
Nancy Hart at nhart1954@icloud.com
Categories are:
Meals, Transportation, Pets, Errands, Light Chores (such as taking out the trash or watering plants), and Telephone Check-ins. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Hart by email or text or call her at 432-413-8587.
Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellow Parishioners.
The Men's Breakfast Group meets every Wednesday at 7:00am at the Brew Street Bakery @ 4610 N. Garfield St. (off the loop, next to Jason's Deli).
Serving this Sunday , October 21
Lector, Chris Newman; LEM’s, Beth Rubin, Patrick Street;
Altar Guild, Nicole & Jonathan Jordan; Acolytes, Dusty Ellis;
Fellowship, Rebecca & Jim Nicholson; Flower Guild, Norma Viney;
Godly Play, Jonathan Jordan, Megan Buck; Greeter, Norma Viney;
Prayer Minister, Cindy Manley; Newcomer, Jane Wolf; Sound, John Todd;
Ushers, Chris Buck, Robert Whitt; Vestry, Chris Newman, Joan Whitt.
 
  Parish Prayer Requests

Will, Tommy, Jerry, Jo, Tina, Elisabeth, Jonathan, Noel, Karen, Sue, Derrill, Ross, Jimmy, Jenny, Robbie, Joy, Fran, Victorio, Kim, Glenda, Ray, Troy, Fred, Fr. Slayter, Becke, Joan (Jo-ann), Dylan, Wanda, Ben, Cynthia, Rachel, Daniel, Ann, Nancy, Brandy, Gregg, Isaac, Tisha, Wells Family, Ronnie, Linda and Family, Janie, Kathy, Colleen, Chalfant Family, Charlie, Alexandria, Chris, Kaylene, Gary, Addison, Bobby, Donna, Vivian, Sarah, Kellie, Marge, Ernest, Peggy, Jane, Maryann, Susan, Gwen, Sydney, Kathey, Dean, Coral, Sandra, Nikki, Clyde, Shirley, Latonya, Lani-Sue, Margaret, Timothy & Family, Raymond & Family, Craig, Tanya, Kalee, Debbie, Jenn, Richard, Terry, Kellie, Hazel, Tomasine, Sharon, Jessica, Don, Cathey, Elizabeth, Qanna, Emmory, John, Jennifer, Kellie, Carol, Lisa, Kati, Pamela, Jim & Family, Denise, Frankie, Doug, Adriana & Family, Darla, Jessie, Hall Family, Riddle Family, Joshua, Kellie, Rebekah, Barbara, Sam, Shannon & Family, Harold and Family, Dymond, Paul, Andrea, Greg, Tom, Gray, Skyles Family.
 
For those in the Armed Forces
Jordan, Robert, Stephen, Karen, Gabriel, Isaac, David, Daulton, Charlie, Luke, James, Mika, Tres, Josh, Jacob, Christine, Noah, Jackson, Aaron, Nicholas, Adam, Margarito, Kenton. 
 
For the Departed Kevin Kendall Skyles "Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. Amen.

Prayer Ministers pray every Sunday with any member of the congregation who has special prayer requests. They are found at the back of the church near the double doors during Communion. The Prayer Ministers also pray during the week for the congregation, our clergy, for our church, and parishioners in need.

St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church
4000 W Loop 250 N, Midland, TX 79707
432-694-8856
Church office hours:
M-Th 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12noon
(closed on Fridays)
The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer
The Bishop of Northwest Texas

The Rev. Canon Mike Ehmer
Canon to the Ordinary

The Rev. Nancy Springer
Rector
The Rev. Tom Burns
Deacon

Mr. Darryl Knapp
Organist/Choirmaster &
Lay Ministry Coordinator

Ms. Sharon Gerald
Bookkeeper
Vestry
Mr. Joe Cobb, Jr.
Sr. Warden
Mr. Robert Norrgard
Jr. Warden
Ms. Joan Whitt
Clerk
Ms. Sydney Bryer
Dr. Michael Jordan
Dr. Pamela Howell
Ms. Chris Newman
Ms. Beth Rubin
Ms. Sally Stafford

Mr. Matt Maguire
Treasurer
Mr. Jeffrey Hewett
Chancellor