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Dear friends,

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope you will read through the newsletter and take note of all the great things coming up - Tree Lighting and Nativity this Friday, our Advent ArtReach Day for all ages this Sunday, and our Bishop's visit on December 3rd to name a few.

Thanksgiving week, I always take stock of the past year and set aside time to thank God for all the challenges and the joys from the year. I am especially thankful for the last two weeks. Jeremy's crazy idea (which really was someone else's crazy idea - you know who you are! ha ha ha ha!!!) of adopting trees has been so fun. It has given us a chance to chat with one another, laugh, and help each other. We have had neighbors help us set up lights and spend time with us too. What an unexpected blessing.

In addition to time together, the President of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber expressed her gratitude for our church caring so much about the Tree Lighting. She shared that she was encouraged by our joy, love, and energy. Isn't that great! Our neighbors being encouraged by our joy, love, and energy!!!

I hope you enjoy some of the pictures of the trees here in the newsletter and I hope you will come out to soak in some of the joy and light they give off. Every time I look out in our church yard, I can't help but give thanks for our life together.

As you spend time with family and friends, I pray you have a blessed thanksgiving day. I also want to share The General Thanksgiving with your from our Book of Common Prayer. It a favorite and full prayer of thanks for the Thanksgiving holiday and, well... everyday.

 A General Thanksgiving (2007 Version)

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have

done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole

creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life,

and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for

the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best

efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy

and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures

that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the

truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast

obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying,

through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life

again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and

make him known; and through him, at all times and in all

places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

God’s Peace, Love, and Blessings,




This Sunday at St. Nick's

Sunday Worship

8:30 am worship - if it rains we are in the Sunday School room.

9:30am worship - in the Sanctuary.

We also live stream at 9:30 to Facebook, Youtube, Twitch, and

Sunday, November 26: Christ the King Sunday, Proper 29

Sunday Scriptures (click here to see the full Scripture texts): Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

Collect for Proper 29:

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

This Week

Thanksgiving Week!

No regular programming Wednesday or Thursday.

 Join us this Friday for the Bulverde Tree Lighting and Live Nativity (see below for info on participating in the live nativity.)

Live Nativity

Nativity and Tree Lighting!

We are so looking forward to our time together on Friday at the Village of Bulverde Tree Lighting. Here is what you need to know...

  • The event officially begins at 5:30 - we are offering a live nativity - come help and dress up as a nativity character and have fun - The costumes will be in the sanctuary. We have shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph, sheep, and wise men costumes.
  • There will also be live animals from Winding Branch Ranch, cookies from our congregation and from Maggie Mae's, a Prayer Tree activity, hot cocoa and Christmas music playing.
  • The event will have food trucks, vendors, snow area, dancers, tree lighting and Santa comes at 6:30pm.
  • Roads close at 4:30 - be at the church by 4pm and park at the church parking lot. You can leave at anytime but must go right on Bulverde Road to exit. If you are helping and the roads are closed - tell the traffic directors/officers "you are helping St. Nicholas church and the Tree lighting event."
  • We will have snacks and drinks for us in the church.
  • Enjoy the beautiful trees decorated by so many folks for this event and for this Advent/Christmas season. They are awesome!
  • Text or call Rev. Beth at 214-213-0739 with any questions.

Name That Garden!

It's time to select a name for the St. Nicholas' Community Garden. Our Garden Growers working group has suggested a few and we want to hear from you. Use the link below to vote on your favorite name, or suggest your own!


Will we have a Good News Garden? Genesis Garden? Third Day Garden? We'll collect votes and names for the next two weeks.

Next week - Weekly Small Groups and Events

Join for an in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew.

Kids ages 3 to 5th grade, come and join Jena our Family Minister on Wednesdays! Learn stories from the Bible, create, play, and laugh.

All teens 6th grade on up are invited to a midweek bible study and time of prayer with Rev. Beth.

Invite your friends and enjoy prayers, fellowship, and food.

All are welcome to come to our mid-week healing eucharist. Prayers for healing, anointing, and communion are offered.

Join Rev. Beth for lunch and learning. Bring your lunch (there will also be a salad offered) and join in on a discussion on the upcoming Sunday reading.

Upcoming Events

December 3rd St. Nick Day and Bishop Visit

Sunday December 3rd at 9:30am

Remember we will only have one service on the 3rd to celebrate St. Nick's day, our bishop's visit and our four year anniversary.

On December 3rd during our 9:30am Worship The Right Reverend Gary Lillibridge will join us to preach and celebrate. We will also be able to have Coffee and Conversation with him beginning at 8:45am. He is a wonderful teacher and preacher - I hope you can join us!

After the service of confirmation and reaffirmation, we will have a reception to celebrate with food from Grate Graze Charcuterie Company and from Maggie Mae's Fresh Eats Catering.

We will also gather to make presents (see the cups in the picture) for people in our neighborhoods and live into the generosity that St. Nicholas (our patron saint) set for us.

Galentine's Planning Meeting

Wednesday, November 29 9:30am @ St. Nick's

Interested in helping out with our annual “Galentine’s” women’s ministry event in February? We had so much fun putting this event together last year and it’s a great way to get connected and make some new friends! Come out to our planning meeting at the end of November.

Questions or want to learn more? Feel free to reach out to Katy Boortz (404.234.9195)

Morning Men's Group

Morning Men's Group Starting

Been hoping to connect with other men and grow in faith? Join Roger and Jeremy for an early morning time of devotion and study.

Beginning December 1st, the men's group will meet at 6:30am for a time of Advent devotions and prayer. Contact Roger or Jeremy for more information through

Save the Date

  • November 23rd - Happy Thanksgiving! (no Healing Eucharist or Lunch and Learn)
  • November 24th – Bulverde Christmas Tree Lighting – St. Nick’s live nativity – all ages welcome to help.
  • November 26th – Christ the King Sunday – ArtReach and Faith Formation Sunday – All Things Advent: Come and prepare for Advent. After worship we will be making wreaths and ornaments for ourselves and our assisted living neighbors. Bring your favorite wreath making items and greenery from your yards.
  • November 29th – Galentines Planning Event 9:30am at St. Nick’s
  • December 3rd - St. Nicholas Day Celebration and 4 year anniversary with a visit from Bishop Lilliibridge and his wife Catherine.
  • December 16th – workday at St. Nick’s 8am to 11am
  • December 17th - Youth Group Christmas Party @ Rev. Beth’s house after 9:30am Worship
  • December 17th - Jazz Lessons and Carols at 6pm
  • December 22nd Communion Workshop 10:00am in the sanctuary
Church and Diocesan Information

Investiture of Bishop Read

Come Celebrate -

“I will give you a shepherd after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

The Bishops of the Diocese of West Texas request the honor of your presence at the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. Dr. David G. Read on Friday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. during an Evensong service at St. Mark's, San Antonio. During the service, the people of West Texas will recognize and receive Bishop Read and promise to uphold him in this ministry. In the Diocese of West Texas tradition, Bishop David M. Reed will pass the diocesan crozier to Bishop David G. Read, signifying his new role as Bishop Diocesan.

For more info visit this link.

Sign-Ups for Sunday Ministries

Help out at Church this Winter!

All ages can sign-up at this link

Hospitality - bring snacks

Greet - say hello

Teen Acolyte - help Rev. Beth with worship

Reader - Read and Chalice

Altar - help set-up the altar


AV/TECH helpers talk with Jeremy and/or Mark directly after church.

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2265 Bulverde Rd.
Bulverde, TX 78163
Phone: 214-213-0739
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