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St Nicholas Choristers



 
The St Nicholas Choristers is one of the best ways in the San Diego area to offer your child a world-class mu­sic education.  The chorister program is affiliated with St Peter's Church, the Royal School of Church Music America, and operates under the auspices of Music at St Peter's Church.

The St Nicholas Choristers are comprised of 12-15 mixed trebles (boys & girls) who form the treble line with support from the Parish Choir (ATB).

With a strong commitment from the church and from parents, our chorister program teaches discipline, consistency, and excellence. This program is much more than a typical after-school activity. It is an exceptional educational opportunity, and can be an essential part of a child's learning and development.  The St Nicholas Choristers are introduced to a world of great music: from traditional hymns and Gregorian chant, to Renaissance motets in Latin, Bach in German, and English cathedral music from among the most prized gems our of Anglican choral heritage.

Great emphasis is give to music-reading skills, basic vocal production, and overall musicianship. The program is modeled after the musical education a child might receive in an English cathedral and other similar choral foundations. After several years in our choir, boys and girls develop trained voices, refined skills of tuning and blend with other singers, and for many exceptional sight-reading abilities.
 

Teamwork, Leadership, and Skills for Life

  • We teach more than music skills.
  • Each boy and girl receives significant individual attention in a challenging, yet fun environment.
  • Leadership skills are an important part of our program.
  • A wide range of ages (7-14, boys, 7-18, girls) encourages teamwork.
  • Field trips and choir parties foster bonding and strong friendships.
Becoming a Chorister
  • Children may join at any time.
  • Visit us for a rehearsal or service; contact the Director of Music to arrange an informal interview.
  • No prior training or experience is expected or required.
  • There is a modest tuition fee, the strong commitment parents and children make is what is most required.
  • Children of any religious affiliation, or no affiliation, are warmly welcomed.
  • A small honorarium, based on leadership and performance, is paid to each chorister underscoring our commitment to each chorister.

The choristers sing 2-3 times a month, which includes a Choral Eucharist and a Choral Evensong.

Online Registration for the St Nicholas Choristers HERE:
Please click HERE to submit your payment to our donations page and indicate chorister
in the donations field and enter St Nicholas in the comments area. 


For further information on the St Nicholas Choristers please contact:
Mr Ruben Valenzuela, Director of the Music & Organist.
Weekly Rehearsal: Wednesday (4pm-5:30pm) Song Room (Music Center)
Worship this weekend! Sat. 5 p.m. (spoken), Sun. 7:45 a.m. (traditional, spoken), 9 a.m. Family Service (sung), 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. (organ and choir)
December 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 CPC Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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2 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Stillman Servicing HVAC
Location: Various
Time: 8:00am -10:00am

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Women's Cursillo Grouping
Location: Off Site
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Fellowship Planning Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Valerie Donoghue

BSA Troop 713 Meeting
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Set up at 6:30

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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3 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Advent Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:30am -11:30am

Outreach Ministry Team Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm

Parish Hall Decorations (Garlands et al.)
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -4:00pm

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Evening Advent Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Soup at 6:00, Program at 6:30

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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4 Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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5 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Christmas Dinner Set Up
Time: 11:30am -9:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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6 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Centerpieces for Christmas Dinner
Location: Godly Play Classroom
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

St. Peter's Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Advent Baby Shower Ingathering
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Parish Christmas Dinner
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

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7 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Advent Baby Shower Ingathering
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm

Alternative Christmas Market
Location: Patio
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm
Contact:  Alison Royle

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -10:55am

Forum: The Coming of Christ in Advent 1
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Advent Lessons & Carols with Reception
Location: Church & Reception
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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8 Stillman
Location: Office, Nursery & Library
Time: 8:00am -9:00am
Completion of HVAC service

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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9 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Judith Pipher Students Orientation
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 3:30pm -4:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Boy Scouts Troop 713 SMC/BOR
Location: Upstairs Classrom
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

Vestry Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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10 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Advent Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:30am -11:30am

DMCC Christmas Tea
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -5:00pm
Contact:  Mary Ann Emerson

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Evening Advent Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Soup at 6:00, Program at 6:30

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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11 Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

No Rotary Today
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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12 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

RCMDP Theory Exam
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Toastmasters Board Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:00am -10:00am
Contact:  Nick Alameddin

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Judith Pipher Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 5:00pm -7:00pm

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13 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

No Docents Today
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Del Mar Foundation Playgrooup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

RCMDP Theory Exam
Location: Library
Time: 1:30pm -5:00pm

Maxwell Memorial Service
Location: Church
Time: 2:00pm -3:00pm

Maxwell Memorial Reception
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 3:00pm -4:30pm

Advent Baby Shower Ingathering
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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14 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Advent Baby Shower Ingathering
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -10:55am

Forum: The Journey to Adulthood Youth Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Corby Stutzmann Piano Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 1:00pm -5:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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15 CPC Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

La Jolla Conservatory of Music Request
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm
Contact:  Kathleen Kranz

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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16 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Seniors' Lunch
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Luncheon begins at noon with set up at 10:00.

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Acolyte Training
Location: Church
Time: 5:15pm -6:15pm
Contact:  Woody Hays

BSA Troop 713 Court of Honor
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Set up at 6:30

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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17 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Advent Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:30am -11:30am

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Evening Advent Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Soup at 6:00, Program at 6:30

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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18 Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

Fellowship Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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19 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Igor's Violin Studio
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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20 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Reserved for Children's Ministry
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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21 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: The Coming of Christ in Advent 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Christmas Pageant & Concert
Location: Church
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Christmas Pageant Reception
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 5:00pm -8:00pm
Set up begins at noon.

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

(Click day to view main calendar)
22 Altar Guild Decorating
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -2:00pm

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

(Click day to view main calendar)
23 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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24 No Toastmasters Today

Christmas Eve Nursery Care
Location: Nursery
Time: 3:30pm -5:30pm

Family Eucharist
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Lessons & Carols with Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:15pm

Carols
Time: 10:30pm -11:00pm

Midnight Mass
Location: Church
Time: 11:00pm -11:55pm

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25 CHRISTMAS

Christmas Service
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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26 No Toastmasters Today
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

No Silver Yoga Today
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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27 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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28 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

No Forum Today
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Daughters of the King
Location: Library
Time: 11:15am -12:45pm
Contact:  Gail Carr

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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29 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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30 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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31 No Toastmasters Today

CPC Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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