People were bringing little children to Jesus in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
Almighty God, in your love you gave your servant Nicholas of Myra a perpetual name for deeds of kindness both on land and sea: Grant, we pray, that your Church may never cease to work for the happiness of children, the safety of sailors, the relief of the poor, and the help of those tossed by tempests of doubt or grief; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. ~ Holy Women, Holy Men
The following is a link to a page with a German children’s song for St. Nicholas (about half-way down the page), the English translation is there, also. And feel free to explore the whole website – LOTS of St. Nicholas information, customs, songs, stories, crafts, pictures, etc. from all over the world. https://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/lasst-uns-froh/
And remember that our high school youth are presenting a St. Nicholas skit at the end of the 10 am service tomorrow! All Sunday School classes will come into worship at the Peace. (Skit participants need to be at church by 9:30 to do a brief run-through).
Happy St. Nicholas Day!