Week of October 15 2017

If you wish to reach Rev. Tammy Hodge you may call 902-718-7642 or e-mail  For general information please contact the church office 902-826-1156 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

St Nicholas has a Facebook page! Please “like” us to stay up-to-date on activities and events happening within the  church, and to connect with other members of our community online. You can find us at or through the link on the website.

St. Nicholas  every Sunday, through liberal Anglican Liturgy at 9:30am, 10:30am and Sundays@5. Please take time to explore and find the right St. Nicholas program for you! After all you are why we do what we do.

9:30am Holy Eucharist Service: a straightforward Anglican liturgical worship that has the creed and Lord’s prayer that many have been missing at the 10am service, as well as a balance of traditional and contemporary hymns that have been missing in part from each of the 8:30 and 10 services. This service will host the St. Nicholas Adult choir and Kevin our musical director.

10:30am St. Nicholas Family pray ground: Specifically designed to provide Christian education to the whole family as a unit. This worship service will be developed for the whole family by the whole family through discussion and activities. This service will build self confidence, as families are encouraged to take on leadership with: reading, serving, contemporary Christian rock music and prayers. Eucharist will also be designed to feed the whole family.

Sundays@5: Come join us!  It will be for the whole family and will run from 5-6:30pm on Sunday Evenings.  This time will contain a meal, dramatic story telling, exploration of meaning, we will learn to pray through art, meditation and other creative approaches.  We will also be inspired by contemporary music.

Parent & Tots Program is returning!   Come join us Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30am.  Social time for the parent/guardian as well!   All are welcome.

St Nicholas Announcements

Take Out Meal – Would you like to skip cooking supper for a night? Let us cook for you on Thursday, October 26th. You’ll have your choice of our Haddock Chowder (no shellfish) or Lasagna (always a favourite) plus a tea biscuit and Apple Cake  for $10. Children’s portions are $5.  You may place your order on-line at or call the church at 902-826-1156 and leave a message. Meals can be picked up at the church between noon and 6:00pm.

All Aboard – St Nicholas Church Christmas Dinner Theater

Nov 17, 18, 24 & 25 Doors open at 5:30pm, $30 includes

chicken Christmas Dinner. Online ticket purchase:

Diocesan Youth Conference – Join us for a weekend of learning, exploring, and growing in faith with new and old friends. We’ll be learning about the work of the PWRDF and the importance of justice, kindness, and walking humbly with God for us and in the world – AND having a Hallowe’en party!  DYC is for youth in grade 7-12, and registration is NOW OPEN! The cost is $90 October 27-29

Parish Envelopes.  If you would like envelopes or be set up for PAR, (Pre-Authorized Remittance) call the church office at 826-1156 and leave a message or email 

Offering Counters, Greeters & Readers Needed! If you are interested in helping out with one of these ministries, please email the church email at

Community Announcements

Food bank needs – the St Margaret’s Bay Food Bank is in need of canned milk, coffee, soap, tea, deodorant, canned fruit and juice packs on an on going basis. Also there is currently a need for school supplies.

Baby Ministry – We are all aware of the cost of bringing a new baby home from the hospital, even the bare necessities are a huge expense. New babies need so many things! We have been made aware there is a great need for maternity kits for low income families. St. Nicholas is hoping you will once again help us support those in need by donating gently used or even new items to help make up these kits. Below is a list of items that make up each kit. Many of the items can be purchased at the dollar store such as soap, powder, baby bottles, bibs socks etc. Little ones outgrow their clothes so quickly as well as baby seats, high chairs, toys etc. and can be passed down when no longer needed.  Each kit contains: 1 knitted blanket, 1 cotton blanket, 3 receiving blankets, 2 dozen pampers (new born),   4 sleepers (0-6 mos.), 4 sleepers (6-12 mos.), 3 bath towels, 4-6 face clothes, 3 pkg. baby soap, 1 box Q-tips, 1 baby shampoo, 1 Vaseline, 1 baby powder, 1 pkg. baby wipes, 1 bottle peroxide, 1 bag of cotton balls, 1 baby lotion, 3 baby bottles, 3 bibs, 2 sweater sets, 4 outfits (0-6 mos.),4 outfits (6-12 mos.) They also give out soothers, small toys, hats, mittens, socks, shoes, coats, and teethers when they have them available. The Parents and Tots program has set up a baby bathtub on the table in the Narthex where you may leave any donations. If you prefer to make a small donation, you can give your donation to Carol Bowser or Charlotte Johnson. They will be more than happy to shop for you! Thanking you for your support in this ministry.

Volunteer at CNIB  Hubley Project “Are you interested in lending a hand – and eyes – for a couple of hours a week to help a person living with vision loss? Email for more information!”

Prayers of the People

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

The Reverend Chad McCharles and Dawn

St. James’, Mahone Bay

Christ Church, Maitland

New Dublin with Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia

The Reverend Oliver Osmond, Priest-in-Charge, and Rosalie

St. Peter’s, West LaHave

St. James’, LaHave

St. John’s, West Dublin

St. Michael’s, Petite Riviere

St. Mary’s, Crousetown

St. Alban’s, Vogler’s Cove

St. Mark’s, Broad Cove

St. John’s, LaHave Island

Pray for our whole St Nicholas family.