St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

August 20, 2017 Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost


Sunday, August 20 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts:  Volunteers needed, please.

Eucharistic Ministers: Dick Hamilton and Nancy Agan (P)

Greeters: Carl Bredenberg and Rod Dixon

Lectors: Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

Sunday, August 20 – Giving Sunday – On the third Sunday of each month we encourage members to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Scarborough Food Pantry.  During the summer, they especially appreciate items that kids like, since kids are out of school and needing to eat at home.



Opening:  #544 – “Jesus Shall Reign”

Gospel: #470 – “There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy”

Sanctus: #S130 – “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord”

Closing:  #539 – “O Zion, Haste”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Prelude In C Minor” composed in 1943 by Chicago organist and composer Lily Wadhams Moline (d. 1966).

The offertory is “Intermezzo” by German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897 A.D.).

The postlude is “Postlude In D Minor” by American composer Percy Wicker. MacDonald (1905-1963 A.D.).

Don’t miss the St. Nicholas Folk Ensemble who will sing throughout the service next week!  All singers report at 9am next Sunday please!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, August 24  – Holy Eucharist – 9:30am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


Sunday, August 27 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts:  Volunteers needed, please.

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton (P) and Pam Hillman

Greeters: Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Judy Pierce and Erik Jensen

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Sunday, September 3 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts:  Volunteers needed, please.

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Sproull(P) and Nancy Agan

Greeters: Nancy Agan and Kelly Martino

Lectors: Bill and Carol Pape

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh


This week over 36 pounds of produce was harvested from the garden and donated to families using the Scarborough Food Pantry.  36 pounds!!!

In that harvest were peaches, basil, kale, cucumbers, chives, tomatoes, beans, eggplant, parsley, bok choy, radishes and lettuce.  Wow!

Please contact Chris Taylor at or 615-5796 if you are interested in helping out with the garden.  Many different tasks are available!  Also, check out the garden website for more details ––updates.html

St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center is in need of cooking pots for our new Mainers’ starter kits.  If you have any extras to donate, they would be greatly appreciated.  Upcoming St. Nick’s volunteer date is August 22.  FMI see Terry Foster.

“Adopt a Preacher” :  We have launched “Adopt a Preacher,” to request your financial sponsorship for our guest preachers for 10 Sundays in the fall ($150/week) when our vicar will be on sabbatical.  This was not an anticipated expenditure.  Already 8 Sundays are filled in!  Thank you, St Nickers, for so generously stepping up as you characteristically do.  The sign-up sheet is on the Bolger Board.  Your help is much appreciated.

Our Mission

We seek to nurture a community that, inspired by the loving kindness of Jesus Christ, welcomes all people, worships God, discerns God’s will for us individually and collectively, and responds to the needs of the world through concern for hunger, peace, and social justice.


St. Nicholas Episcopal Church - Scarborough, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion