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Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church Sunday, May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter 9:30 am Begin Anew! Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church Enjoying God by worshipping joyfully, engaging youth, experiencing community.
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  • SaintNicholasLutheranChurch

    Sunday,May7,2017FourthSundayofEaster

    9:30am

    BeginAnew!SaintNicholasLutheranChurchEnjoyingGodbyworshippingjoyfully,engagingyouth,

    experiencingcommunity.

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    SaintNicholasLutheranChurchPastorKenTaylor

    1450PlumPointRoad,Huntingtown,MD20639,410‐257‐5683www.saintnicholaslutheran.org

    We'regladyouareheretoday.WeinviteyoutoallthatisoursinChrist.Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleasespeaktoanusherandtheywillhelpyou.Orcontactusviaemail,[email protected],410‐257‐5683.Letusknowhowwecanhelp.

    Childcareisavailableduringworshipforinfantsandtoddlersinourstaffednurseryroomdownthehall.Allchildrenages2–10areinvitedtoattendTimeforChildrenintheNorthWingwheretheywillhearSunday’slessonpresentedthroughstory,songandprayer.ChildrenaredismissedwiththeadultleadersfollowingtheChildren’sSermonandreturntoworshipforHolyCommunion.Ourworshipalwaysincludesthesacramentofholycommunionandallpeoplearewelcometoreceive.Childrenarewelcometocomeforwardtoreceiveablessingfromthepastor.OnlineGiving:Wenowhavetheabilitytoreceivedonationselectronicallythroughourwebsite.Youcanvisitwww.saintnicholaslutheran.organdclickontheDonatebuttononthestewardshippageorscantheQRcodetobetakentooursecureonlinedonationpage.Onthispageyoucanmakeaone‐timegiftorsetuparecurringgift.GiftscanbemadeviaElectronicFundsTransferfromyourbankaccountorviacreditcard(MasterCardorVisa).IntroductionTodayissometimescalled“GoodShepherdSunday.”Jesusiscalledthe“gate”ofthesheepintoday’sgospel.TherisenChristopensthewaytoabundantlife.Heanointsourheadswithoilandguidesusbesidethestillwatersofourbaptism.EachSundayhespreadsafeastbeforeusinthemidstoftheworld’sviolenceandwar.WegoforthtobesignsoftheresurrectionandextendGod’stendercaretoallcreation.

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    Prelude:IKnowThatMyRedeemerLiveth(Handel,arr.Sanborn)

    WELCOMEStandCONFESSIONANDFORGIVENESSInthenameoftheFather,andofthe☩Son,andoftheHolySpirit. IconfesstoGodAlmighty,beforethewholecompanyofheaven,andtoyou,mybrothersandsisters,thatIhavesinnedinthought,word,anddeedbymyfault,bymyownfault,bymyownmostgrievousfault;whereforeIprayGodAlmightytohavemercyonme,forgivemeallmysins,andbringmetoeverlastinglife.Amen.ThealmightyandmercifulLordgrantyoupardon,forgiveness,andremissionofallyoursins.Amen.IconfesstoGodAlmighty,beforethewholecompanyofheaven,andtoyou,mybrothersandsisters,thatIhavesinnedinthought,word,anddeedbymyfault,bymyownfault,bymyownmostgrievousfault;whereforeIprayGodAlmightytohavemercyonme,forgivemeallmysins,andbringmetoeverlastinglife.AmenThealmightyandmercifulLordgrantyoupardon,forgiveness,andremissionofallyoursins.InthenameoftheFather,andofthe☩Son,andoftheHolySpirit. Amen.

    GATHERING

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    GATHERINGSONG:AllPeopleThatonEarthDoDwell(ELW883)

    PublicDomain

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    GREETINGThegraceofourLordJesusChrist,theloveofGod,andthecommunionoftheHolySpiritbewithyouall.Andalsowithyou.CANTICLEOFPRAISE

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    PRAYEROFTHEDAYLetuspray.(abriefsilence)OGodourshepherd,youknowyoursheepbynameandleadustosafetythroughthevalleysofdeath.Guideusbyyourvoice,thatwemaywalkincertaintyandsecuritytothejoyousfeastpreparedinyourhouse,throughJesusChrist,ourSaviorandLord,wholivesandreignswithyouandtheHolySpirit,oneGod,nowandforever.Amen.SitCHILDREN’SSERMON(PastorKen)TIMEFORCHILDREN(Toddlers–5thgradeareinvitedtohearSunday’slessonpresentedthroughstory,songandprayerintheNorthWing)

    FIRSTREADING:Acts2:42‐47AreadingfromActs.Today’sreadingisadescriptionoflifeinthecommunityfollowingPeter’ssermononthedayofPentecost,whentheSpiritwasoutpouredonGod’speople.Thisnewcommunityisfoundedontheteachingsoftheapostlesandsustainedinthebreakingofthebread.42[Thebaptized]devotedthemselvestotheapostles’teachingandfellowship,tothebreakingofbreadandtheprayers. 43Awecameuponeveryone,becausemanywondersandsignswerebeingdonebytheapostles.44Allwhobelievedweretogetherandhadallthingsincommon;45theywouldselltheirpossessionsandgoodsanddistributetheproceedstoall,asanyhadneed.46Daybyday,astheyspentmuchtimetogetherinthetemple,theybrokebreadathomeandatetheirfoodwithgladandgeneroushearts,47praisingGodandhavingthegoodwillofallthepeople.AnddaybydaytheLordaddedtotheirnumberthosewhowerebeingsaved.ThewordoftheLord.ThanksbetoGod.

    WORD

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    HYMN:ShepherdMe,OGod(ELW780)

    Continuedonnextpage

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    Allrightsreserved.ReprintedunderOneLicense.netA‐725597.PSALMPRAYERLetuspray.(abriefsilence)LordJesusChrist,ourgoodshepherd,yougiveusnewbirthinthewatersofbaptism,youanointuswithoil,andyounourishusatyourtablewithheavenlyfood.Inyourgoodnessandmercy,dispeltheshadowsofevilanddeath,andleadusalongsafepaths,thatwemayrestsecurelyinyouanddwellinthehouseoftheLordnowandforever,foryourname’ssake.GlorybetotheFather,andtotheSon,andtotheHolySpirit.Asitwasinthebeginningisnow,andforevershallbe,worldwithoutend.Amen.

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    SECONDREADING:1Peter2:19‐25Areadingfrom1Peter.Doingtherightthingsdoesnotguaranteethatonewillnotexperiencedifficulties,hardships,rejection,orevensuffering.HereChristispresentedasthemodelforourpathofenduranceandloyaltytoGod,particularlyinthemidstofadversity.19Itisacredittoyouif,beingawareofGod,youendurepainwhilesufferingunjustly.20Ifyouendurewhenyouarebeatenfordoingwrong,whatcreditisthat?Butifyouendurewhenyoudorightandsufferforit,youhaveGod’sapproval.21Fortothisyouhavebeencalled,becauseChristalsosufferedforyou,leavingyouanexample,sothatyoushouldfollowinhissteps.22“Hecommittednosin,andnodeceitwasfoundinhismouth.”23Whenhewasabused,hedidnotreturnabuse;whenhesuffered,hedidnotthreaten;butheentrustedhimselftotheonewhojudgesjustly.24Hehimselfboreoursinsinhisbodyonthecross,sothat,freefromsins,wemightliveforrighteousness;byhiswoundsyouhavebeenhealed.25Foryouweregoingastraylikesheep,butnowyouhavereturnedtotheshepherdandguardianofyoursouls.ThewordoftheLord.ThanksbetoGod.StandGOSPELACCLAMATION

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    GOSPEL:John10:1‐10TheholygospelaccordingtoJohn.Glorytoyou,OLord.Jesususesanimagefamiliartothepeopleofhisdaytomakeapointaboutspiritualleadership.GoodshepherdsbringpeopletolifethroughJesus,butthosewhoavoidJesusaredangeroustotheflock.[Jesussaid:]1“Verytruly,Itellyou,anyonewhodoesnotenterthesheepfoldbythegatebutclimbsinbyanotherwayisathiefandabandit.2Theonewhoentersbythegateistheshepherdofthesheep.3Thegatekeeperopensthegateforhim,andthesheephearhisvoice.Hecallshisownsheepbynameandleadsthemout.4Whenhehasbroughtoutallhisown,hegoesaheadofthem,andthesheepfollowhimbecausetheyknowhisvoice.5Theywillnotfollowastranger,buttheywillrunfromhimbecausetheydonotknowthevoiceofstrangers.”6Jesususedthisfigureofspeechwiththem,buttheydidnotunderstandwhathewassayingtothem. 7SoagainJesussaidtothem,“Verytruly,Itellyou,Iamthegateforthesheep.8Allwhocamebeforemearethievesandbandits;butthesheepdidnotlistentothem.9Iamthegate.Whoeverentersbymewillbesaved,andwillcomeinandgooutandfindpasture.10Thethiefcomesonlytostealandkillanddestroy.Icamethattheymayhavelife,andhaveitabundantly.”ThegospeloftheLord.Praisetoyou,OChrist.SitSERMON

    Silenceforreflection

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    StandHYMNOFTHEDAY:TheKingofLoveMyShepherdIs(ELW502)

    PublicDomain

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    APOSTLE’SCREEDWiththewholepeopleofGod,weconfessourfaith.IbelieveinGod,theFatheralmighty,creatorofheavenandearth.IbelieveinJesusChrist,God'sonlySon,ourLord,whowasconceivedbytheHolySpirit,bornofthevirginMary,sufferedunderPontiusPilate,wascrucified,died,andwasburied;hedescendedtothedead.Onthethirddayheroseagain;heascendedintoheaven,heisseatedattherighthandoftheFather,andhewillcometojudgethelivingandthedead.IbelieveintheHolySpirit,theholycatholicchurch,thecommunionofsaints,theforgivenessofsins,theresurrectionofthebody,andthelifeeverlasting.Amen.PRAYERSOFINTERCESSIONRejoicingintherisenlifeofChrist,letusprayforthechurch,theworld,andallwhoareinneed.Abriefsilence.Weprayforthechurch.Strengthenministersofword,sacrament,andservicewhoarecalledtoshepherdyourpeople.RenewyourchurchanduniteusthroughyourSpirit.Sendusouttoserveourneighborsandtoreceivetheircarewithgratitude.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Fortheearth.Forpasturesandprairies,riversandstreams,oceansandmountains.Forthosewhocareforlivestockandpets.Forallanimals,wildanddomestic,withwhomwesharethisworld.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Forthenations.Guideleadersintothepathofpeace.Upholdallwhogovern.Bringanendtoinjustice,warfare,andviolence.Protectthosewhorisktheirlivestoshieldothersfromdanger.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.

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    Forthoseinneed.Forthosewholacksafehousingandadequatefood.Forworkerswhosepay is insufficient tomeet theirdailyneeds. Comfort thegrievingandhealthesick.Weprayespeciallyfor....andforthosewenamebeforeyounow.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Forthisassembly.Forushers,acolytes,andgreeters.Forthosewhocleanandpreparethisspaceforworship.Givewisdomtoourcouncils,committees,andallwhoguidethiscongregation’sministry.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Withthanksgiving,werememberthosewhohavediedinfaith.Inyourgoodnessandmercy,bringustothefulfillmentofyourpromisetodwellinyourhouseforever.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Joiningourvoiceswithyourfaithfulonesineverytimeandplace,weofferourprayersinthenameoftheRisenOne,JesusChristourLord.Amen.PEACEThepeaceofChristbewithyoualways.Andalsowithyou.

    SitGATHERINGOFGIFTS/SETTINGTHETABLE ANTHEM:ShepherdWillSupplyMyNeed(Larson)

    MEAL

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    StandOFFERTORY:Lord,ILiftYourNameonHigh

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    OFFERINGPRAYERLetuspray.(abriefsilence)Beknowntous,OLord,inthebreakingofthebread,asyouweremadeknowntothedisciples.Receivethesegifts,andtheofferingofourlives,thatwemaybeyourrisenbodyintheworld.Amen.GREATTHANKSGIVINGDialogue TheLordbewithyou.Andalsowithyou.Liftupyourhearts.WeliftthemtotheLord.LetusgivethankstotheLordourGod.Itisrighttogiveourthanksandpraise.PrefaceItisindeedright,ourdutyandourjoy,thatweshouldatalltimesandinallplacesgivethanksandpraisetoyou,almightyandmercifulGod,forthegloriousresurrectionofourSaviorJesusChrist,thetruePaschalLambwhogavehimselftotakeawayoursin;whoindyinghasdestroyeddeath,andinrisinghasbroughtustoeternallife.Andso,withMaryMagdaleneandPeterandallthewitnessesoftheresurrection,withearthandseaandalltheircreatures,andwithangelsandarchangels,cherubimandseraphim,wepraiseyournameandjointheirunendinghymn:

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    THANKSGIVINGATTHETABLEHoly,mighty,andmercifulLord,heavenandeartharefullofyourglory.IngreatloveyousenttousJesus,yourSon,whoreachedouttohealthesickandsuffering,whopreachedgoodnewstothepoor,andwho,onthecross,openedhisarmstoall.Inthenightinwhichhewasbetrayed,ourLordJesustookbread,andgavethanks;brokeit,andgaveittohisdisciples,saying:Takeandeat;thisismybody,givenforyou.Dothisfortheremembranceofme.Again,aftersupper,hetookthecup,gavethanks,andgaveitforalltodrink,saying:Thiscupisthenewcovenantinmyblood,shedforyouandforallpeoplefortheforgivenessofsin.Dothisfortheremembranceofme.Remembering,therefore,hisdeath,resurrection,andascension,

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    weawaithiscominginglory.PouroutuponustheSpiritofyourlove,OLord,andunitethewillsofallwhosharethisheavenlyfood,thebodyandbloodofJesusChrist,ourLord;towhom,withyouandtheHolySpirit,beallhonorandglory,nowandforever.Amen.LORD’SPRAYEROurFather,whoartinheaven,hallowedbethyname,thykingdomcome,thywillbedone,onearthasitisinheaven.Giveusthisdayourdailybread;andforgiveusourtrespasses,asweforgivethosewhotrespassagainstus;andleadusnotintotemptation,butdeliverusfromevil.Forthineisthekingdom,andthepower,andtheglory,foreverandever.Amen.InvitationtoCommunionNowletusfeastthisEasterdayonChrist,thebreadofheaven.Hallelujah!Allarewelcometoreceivethesacrament.Todaywecommunebyintinction.Withintinction,thecommunionparticipantcomesforward,receivesawaferandthendipsitintothechaliceofwineorgrapejuicebeforeeatingit.Wealsoofferglutenfreewafersatcommunion.ChildrennotyetpreparedforHolyCommunionarewelcometocomeforwardandreceiveablessingfromthepastor.

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    SitDISTRIBUTION

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    COMMUNIONSONG:BreadofLifefromHeaven(ELW474)

    Allrightsreserved.ReprintedunderOneLicense.netA‐725597.

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    Stand POSTCOMMUNIONBLESSINGThebodyandbloodofourLordJesusChriststrengthenusandkeepusinGod’sgrace.Amen.NUNCDIMITTISNow,Lord,youletyourservantgoinpeace:yourwordhasbeenfulfilled.Myowneyeshaveseenthesalvationwhichyouhavepreparedinthesightofev’rypeople:alighttorevealyoutothenationsandthegloryofyourpeopleIsrael.PRAYERAFTERCOMMUNIONLetuspray.(abriefsilence)Life‐givingGod,inthemysteryofChrist’sdeathandresurrectionyousendlighttoconquerdarkness,watertogivenewlife,andthebreadofheaventonourishyourpeople.SendusforthaswitnessestoJesus’resurrectionthatwemayshowyourglorytoalltheworld;throughthesameJesusChrist,ourrisenLord.Amen. SitCOMMUNITYLIFESaintNicholasannouncementswillbereadbytheAssistingMinisterduringworship.PleasesubmityourannouncementstotheofficebynoononTuesdays.StandBLESSINGMayGodwhohasbroughtusfromdeathtolifefillyouwithgreatjoy.AlmightyGod,Father,☩Son,andHolySpirit,blessyounowandforever.Amen.

    SENDING

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    SENDINGSONG:TreesOfTheField(Repeat)

    Continuedonnextpage

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    CCLISONG#20546

    DISMISSALAlleluia!Christisrisen.Christisrisenindeed.Alleluia!YouarethebodyofChristraisedupfortheworld.Goinpeace.Sharethegoodnews.ThanksbetoGod.

    Pleasejoinusforcoffeeandfellowship.It’sawonderfultimetocatch‐upwithfriends,meetnewfaces,welcomeandcareforoneanother,andgetalittlerefreshmentafter

    worship.

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    ThealtarflowersaregiventotheGloryofGod.

    PrayerConcernsHealth:ChristineHogan,LauraWise,WandaMorat,RyanWatson,MattHickin,VioletWaldecker,PamEnrico,SusanVilcheck,RubenDangin,KathyClark,LauraOwens,NelsonandBeverlyDomerLongtermconcerns:DianeCulp,HeidiGault,AvayJaynes,TheSmith/BielloFamilies,AustinSmithSaintNicholasLutheranChurchhasaspecialPrayerTeamcommittedtointercessoryprayer.Yourrequestwillalwaysbetreatedwithimmediacy,care,[email protected]yerrequests.

    BirthdayBlessings

    Monday—JohnKrell,WalterMerzJr.Tuesday—AnnWolfgangWednesday—BettyAlexander

    Thursday—ReaganHolmesFriday—KenPuzey

    WorshipAttendance

    April30—85

    SAINTNICHOLASANNOUNCEMENTS&NEWSMay7,2017

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    Staff&[email protected]gErikaDemme,OfficeAdm./[email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected]

    TODAYATSAINTNICHOLASSunday,May79:30amWorship10:45amSundaySchool10:45amAdultBookStudy11:30amWomen’sMinistry11:30amWorshipandArtsMeeting5:30pmYouthGroup

    THISWEEKATSAINTNICHOLAS

    Monday–Thursday~9:00am–3:30pmOfficeHoursMonday,May8~6:00pmFinanceMeeting,7:00pmCouncilTuesday,May9~7:00pmScoutsThursday,May11~12:00pmLunchBunch 6:30pmChoirPractice 7:00pmStepstoSerenityFriday,May12~7:00pmFamilyandFriendsbytheFire

    NEXTSUNDAY,May14,2017

    Sunday,May149:30amWorship10:45amSundaySchool10:45amAdultBookStudy11:30amGuitarLessons5:30pmYouthGroup

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    SundaySchoolSundaySchoolisofferedfollowingtheworshipserviceat10:45forelementary,middle,andhighschoolyouth.OurSundaySchoollessonsincludemusic,crafts,andstoriesthatsharetheWordoftheLordinyouth‐friendlyterms.6ththrough8thgraderstakepartinConfirmationclassesduringtheSundaySchoolhour.Highschoolstudentsalsoengageinalessonthatstrengthenstheirfaithandfellowship.

    AdultBookStudyAllarewelcometoattendPastorKen’sbookstudytitled,TheHiddenJesusbyDonaldSpotolocatedintheconferenceroom.

    YouthGroupYouthGroupmeetseachSundayfrom5:30‐7:30pm,andwewilltrytoscheduleadifferenttypeofactivityonthefourthSundayofthemonth.Thismaybeamovie,bowling,lock‐in,beachevent,etc.Wearestillintheplanningphaseforthese,sowe'renotyetsurewhatthefirsteventwillbe.Pleasealsonotethatwetypicallycollect$3/childforpizzawhichisprovidedatthesegatherings.Ifyouhaveanyquestions,[email protected][email protected]

    Women’sMinistryWomen’sMinistrymeetstodaySunday,May7at11:30amintheconferenceroomforatimeoffellowshipandconversation.Weareb[email protected][email protected]

    WorshipandArtsMeetingAWorshipandArtsmeetingisplannedforSunday,May7afterSundayschoolintheNave.WerequestthatpeoplewhoareinterestedinbeinganUsher,aWorshipAssistant,aReader,orAcolytesplantoattend.AlsoifmembersoftheAltarGuildcouldattendthiswouldbehelpful.

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    LunchBunchSixsavvyLunchBunchersmetatPlazaMexicoonApril13forasavorypre‐siestameal.OurnextlocationwillbetheLighthouseinSolomon’sIslandonMay11at12:00pm.Ithasbeenayearsincewedinedthere,andit’stimetogoback.LunchBuncherswhoattendwillbeselectingthesummer’sdininglocations,soplanattendingtogety[email protected]comcast.netifyouareinterestedinattending.

    FamilyandFriendsbytheFireGrabyourroastingsticksands'moresingredientsandheadouttoSaintNicholasonFriday,May12at7:00aswegatherroundthefirepittosingcampsongsandgrowincommunity.Pleasebringyourlawnchairandmarshmallows,grahamcrackers,andchocolatetoshare.

    GuitarClassesGuitarclassesduringthemonthofMayarescheduledforthe14th,21stand28th.Allarewelcometoattend.

    YouthGathering2018Teenswhoareinterestedinattendingthe2018YouthGatheringneedtoletusknowbyMay14thsothatadvancedplanningcanbegin.

    OktoberfestPlanningMeetingOurnextmeetingforOktoberfestwillbeSunday,May21at11:30intheconferenceroomadjacenttothefellowshiphall.Wewillbereviewingthechecklistofitemstocompletedandestablishingouractionstepssothatourannualcelebrationisahugesuccess.TheeventisOctober7thandwilldefinitelybebiggerthanlastyear.Don’tmissoutonthefun.ContactBryanMullinswithanyquestions.

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    Men’sSoftballLastSunday'sdoubleheaderwithCalvertCountyBaptistdidnotgetplayedbecauseofaschedulingsnafu.Itwillbemadeuplaterintheseason.Theresultsoflastnight'sdoubleheaderwithFirstLutheranwillbereportednextweek.TheteamisoffMother'sDayweekend.TheweekendafterMother'sDayisabusy

    weekendfortheteamwithtwodoubleheadersscheduled.OnSaturdayMay20theteamplaysBattleCreekChristian,ateammadeupofplayersfromChurchbytheChesapeake,CrossroadChristian,andTrinityUMC.Thatdoubleheaderisat8:20PMonHallowingPoint#1.TheteamcomesrightbackSundayafternoonMay21at2:00PMalsoonHallowingPoint#1vsOurLadyStaroftheSea.Bothdoubleheadersshouldbefunforthefans,especiallythedoubleheaderwithOurLadyStaroftheSea.Historically,agoodtimeishadbyallwhenOLSSandSNLCplay,includingalotofcomicrelief(bothintentionalandunintentional!!).Comewatchtheteamplayintwoweeks!!

    SundaySchoolIceCreamSocialAllstudentsandtheirfamiliesareinvitedtoattendanIceCreamSocialonthelastdayofSundaySchool(June4)from10:45‐11:30intheNorthWing.Pleaseconsiderdonatingthefollowing:3largetubsofIceCream(2vanilla,1chocolate)WhippedCreamCherriesCandies2bottleofChocolateSyrup2bottlesofCaramelSyrup

    BloodDrive

    ThenextBloodDriveisSaturday,June10from7:30am‐12:30pm.Makeanappointmentat1‐800‐733‐2767orwwww.redcrossblood.org,toavoidlonglines.

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    VacationBibleSchoolNowisthetimetoregisterforVacationBibleSchool;registrationformsarelocatedonthetableintheNarthex.Thecostis$15perchildwithamaximumof$30perfamily.VBSisJune26ththroughJune30thfrom9:00AMto12:00PM.ContactElizabethTabyat [email protected]‐343‐3993.

    Tyler'sHousingFund

    Thankyoutoallwhohavegraciouslydonatedtoalocalfamily.Astheschoolyearcomestoanend,wewillconcludeourdriveonSunday,May21anddonateanymoniescollectedtothefamilythefollowingweek.PleasevisittheSaintNicholaswebsitetodonateontheGoFundMepage,ormakeacontributioninaseparateenvelopeduringtheoffering.PleasecontactBryanMullinsifyouhaveanyquestions.

    ProjectECHO

    ManythankstoPhyllisTolzmann,KrisWood,ErikaDemme,SueBrockman,andVickiSotoforpreparingtheAprilmealforProjectEcho.IfyouwouldliketohelpoutwiththeMaymeal,tobeservedon

    Sunday,May28th,pleasesi[email protected]live.com.

    SocialConcernsPeoplewhoarepassionateaboutadvocacyandsocialconcernspleasecontactthepastororJamieFlandersaswearebeginningtoorganizeoureffortsanddiscernthebestissuesinwhichtofocusforSaintNicholas.

    VolunteeringOpportunitiestoserveyourchurchandcommunity

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    TheFoodPantryDuringthemonthsofMayandJune,SaintNicholaswill

    becollectingcannedfruit,cereal,pudding/Jell‐O,andpastasalad fortheCalvertChurchesCommunityFoodPantry.CCCFPInc.isaChristianoutreachministryprovidingfoodfortheneedyinourcommunity.Please

    placeyourdonationsinthebasketintheNarthex.Thankyouforyoursupport!

    EagleProjectAdamHogensoniscurrentlyworkingonanEagleProjectwiththeCalvertCountrySchool.Theschoolislookingforgentlyusedbooksforkidsages3‐18,aswellasboardgames.Thereisaboxinthenarthextocollectthebooks/games.ThedeadlineisMay14.

    T.P.forP.E.

    Thankyoutoallwhogenerouslydonatedtoourfirstquartertoiletpaperdrive.Wecollectedanddelivered299rollsoftoiletpapertoProjectEcho.OurnextdriveendsonJune25th,sokeepthegenerosityrolling!

    NurseryVolunteersNeededDoyouhavethegiftofministeringtosmallchildrenANDtheirparentsbyspendingtimeplayingwithandnurturingthechildreninthenurseryduringworshipservices?Ifyouwouldliketogivethegiftoftimeformeaningfulworshiptoharriedparents,pleasecontactBarbaraHarris.

    FellowshipThankyoutoallwhoworktocreateaspecialtimeoffellowshiponSunday’sbyprovidinggoodiesandmaking/cleaningupthecoffee.Thereisasign‐upsheetonthebulletinboardforSundayHospitality.Ifyouareinterestedinhelpingset‐uporclean‐upthecoffeeonSundaymorningspleasecontactthechurchoffice.Thankyou!

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    VBSNeedsVacationBibleSchoolisjustaroundthecornerandweneedafewitemstomakeitasuccess!Pleaseconsiderdonatingthefollowing:Stressballs(willbereturned)2inchStyrofoamballsHeavyDutyHotKnifeShoeboxes2packagesofChenillepipecleaners(multi‐colored)1packageofgooglingeyes2FoamBoardsSeeBarbaraHarrisorCarolBlattformoreinformation.

    BuildingMaintenanceFundSaintNicholasisbeginningacampaigntoraisefundsforsometopprioritybuildingprojects.Wewillbemakingrepairstothesanctuaryroof,replacingtheprojectorsinthesanctuaryandthenorthwing,andrepairingmalfunctioningdoors.Wehavesetagoalof$3,000,sopleasemakeanadditionalcontributiondesignatedto“BuildingMaintenanceFund”inanyamountyouareable.Pleasehelpusexceedourgoal!

    Classof2017Doyouhaveahighschoolorcollegestudentgraduatingthisyear?Pleasesendyourstudent’sgraduatinginformationtothechurchoffice([email protected])bynextSunday,May7,sowecanplaceanannouncementintheweeklyannouncements.Thankyou!

    Announcements

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    HostYourEventHereIfyouareplanningabridalshower,graduationparty,babyshower,birthdaybash,wedding,musicrecital,banquet,orawardsceremony,thebanquethallinourNorthWingmaybeperfectforyourspecialoccasion!ContactErika,theofficeadministrator,[email protected]

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    WORSHIPPARTICIPANTS

    WorshipLeaders May7 May14AssistingMinster AndreDangin DeannaKekesi

    Bread PamWerner BarbaraHarrisAltarCare PamWerner BarbaraHarris

    ChristyMullinsLector SharonLeBrun HowardHoganUshers Kevin&Lauren

    WawroskiDawn&JohnHogenson

    OfferingCounters DaveHickinWaltMerz

    ColleenHylandChristyMullins

    CoffeeSet‐up Jim Felbinger VickiSotoCoffeeClean‐up SaraBowen RobFrick

    Nursery ElizabethTabyJackieSoto

    JackieSotoLaurenWawroski

    Hospitality VickiWilliams VolunteerNeededTimeForChildren VickiWilliams

    LizStarksDebbieBangDonnaNeri

    Copyright©2017AugsburgFortress.Allrightsreserved.ReprintedbypermissionunderAugsburgFortressLiturgiesAnnualLicense#SAS011585.NewRevisedStandardVersionBible,copyright©1989,DivisionofChristianEducationoftheNationalCounciloftheChurchesofChristintheUnited

    StatesofAmerica.Usedbypermission.Allrightsreserved.


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