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Parking: St. Nicholas Church is located in the beautiful Central West End Neighborhood of St. Louis City on the corner of Kingshighway and Forest Park Parkway. Park for free at the BJC parking garage.While travelling east on Laclede use the first entrance on the right. Then validate your ticket at St. Nicholas. We will have a tour/talk of the Greek Orthodox church. Father Michael will tell us about the church, the Greeks who came to St. Louis, and will also answer any theological questions about the Orthodox religion you might have. The tour/talk will follow services. We are also welcome to attend services. There is an 8am Orthros (Matins) service. "The Orthros Service precedes the Divine Liturgy on Sundays. This service consists of readings from the Book of Psalms, the Old Testament, and the Gospels. The beautiful hymns throughout the service are rich with profound theological meaning. " from http://www.sngoc.org/content/church-services I will probably not make the 8am portion. The "main" service begins immediately following the 8am service - probably around 9:15am. I would suggest getting there between 9am and 9:15am if you want to attend the "main" service. The priest I spoke to said people sometimes arrive late and not to worry about that if the service has already begun. Please note, ONLY Orthodox Christians can take communion at the church. If you are not an Orthodox Christian, you are welcome to share in the bread that is passed out at the end of the service, but NOT the communion. Roman Catholic is NOT Orthodox (I'm sure most of you know that, but just in case I thought I'd put it out there). Also, the priest told me that sometimes ushers will guide guests to the choir loft. That isn't to segregate people, its because you can see the church and service better up there. If you want to sit in the choir loft, do (I will). BUT, if you prefer sitting on the main floor, that is fine too. Finally, if you are not interested in attending any of the services, please come at 10:45am for the tour/talk afterwards.
I figure I will post two lunches. Some people want to go to the Bacon and Brunch Festival at Ballpark Village will takes place until 3pm. I'm going to start with that lunch spot. For those who don't want to do the Bacon and Brunch festival, I'm open to ideas for lunch after! Go here to buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bacon-and-brunch-festival-tickets-67507876877
For those who don't want to go to the Ballpark for The Bacon and Brunch Fest, Wildflower Restaurant has a brunch on Sundays. Go here for the menu: https://www.wildflowerstl.com/brunch/ Reservation is under my name.
Every year we do 2-3 small local historic society museums. One of our members forwarded information to me about the Chesterfield Heritage Museum. So, let's try this: A Celebration of CHESTERFIELD ANCIENT HISTORY Museum open house and book signing 1)...Chesterfield Heritage Museum Open House 2)...Meet local author Mark Leach and learn about his latest book- CAHOKIA IN CHESTERFIELD 3)...Meet Chesterfield's world renown artist Don Weigland and view his sculptures 4)...See Chesterfield's 1,000 year-old frog (Cahokian frog effigy pipe)! Chesterfield Mall - 2nd floor Near the old Dillard's store (one reference said southeast entrance, one said northeast - not sure which) Thursday, September 26,[masked]:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC Link: https://www.facebook.com/Chesterfield-Heritage-Foundation-239137780045960/