Full St. Nick's News for November 28, 2023 Dear Friends, It is common, in the…
I am excited to gather this Sunday for our Pentecost worship and Church Picnic. We will have two baptisms on Sunday. We will also have a Parish Picnic with yard games, art activities, bounce houses, and lots of food. You can bring your favorite drinks for Sunday. As always, you are welcome to invite family and friends to join us for such a fun occasion. Oh and don’t forget to wear Red!
In addition to all our fun we are also going to be putting together our Blessing Bags so we can spread joy and love to our community as the weather heats up. We have been collecting items for Blessing Bags over the last few weeks. Blessing bags are also known as Care Kits or Necessity Bags. They are bags filled with necessary items for those on the streets who need personalized toiletries, water, and food.
Making and distributing Blessings Bags is a way we can give back to the community. You can keep these bags in your car and hand them out when you see someone in need. We are filling them with basic supplies such as toiletries, water, and food. Blessing bags are tangible ways to help in a situation when you find someone in need. This Sunday you can pick up a bag and decorate it. Keep one or two bags in your car and when you are traveling, hand out your bags to people you see in need.
Some of the items left to bring –
- Small Water Bottles
- Small first Aid Kits
- Gum or Mints
- Personalized Tuna and crackers
- Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers
- Granola Bars or Energy Bars
- Fruit Cups or Applesauce cups
- Trail Mix
Thank you in advance for caring for our community as we prepare our Blessings Bags. And I commend to you this prayer from the Book of Common Prayer for our neighbors in need –
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God’s Peace, Love, and Blessings,