Welcome and thank you for worshiping with us.
How Do We Abide in Jesus? We abide in Him when we follow His example and love, serve and support the Church which is His Body. When we abide in Jesus, we express this through generosity and devotion, especially in our stewardship and acts of personal generosity. Bearing fruit in the world is the visible result of our abiding in Christ.
Whether you were married here or have had your children baptized in this parish; If you relocated because of work; Happened to come to St. Nicholas one Sunday and felt like you were home; This is the goal of our Parish…to grow closer to Christ through the Mysteries and as one of our family members said at the Stewardship Brunch to “always have a great memorable experience every time we step on the premises!”
In the past two years we initiated or enhanced ministry programs in the areas of Youth, Agape (Seniors), Health/Awareness and Outreach (Lexington Food Pantry, Lexington Interfaith Garden, I.O.C.C. etc.). In the coming year we expect to restart or launch the following ministries: Lectures/Presentations/Discussions, Parish Family Retreats (at the St. Methodios Retreat Center), Parish Family photo directory, mentoring buddies for kids, Counseling discussion for every stage of life (for those that are single, married, widowed).
We ask you to support these worthy ministries. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace and generosity. Many of you give your time and talent to the Church…whether leading Ministries, helping with events or improving our buildings and grounds. What about financial support you might ask? The question is not, “How much do I give to stay in the club?” or “What are the dues?” but “How, in addition to prayer, can I thank God for my many blessings?”
Here are just two examples of financial support:
1.) Increase your stewardship by 2%.
2.) Commit to giving $2.85 a day to help our parish to thrive.
If Stewardship could support the operating budget then there would be…no tray at the end of the Divine Liturgy; no asking for Christmas card donation; no asking for Christmas donation, no asking for Pascha donation, no candle money offering in the Narthex. Many of you go over and above through your support of our parish and its ministries and we thank you for love and commitment and we hope you are able to continue your generous donation. We do not want to “nickel and dime” you…our family, or have you feel that we are always asking for money. A robust stewardship program will eliminate many smaller requests!