St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

September 17, 2017 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, September 17 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Roy Partridge

Coffee Host:  Nancy Nickerson

Eucharistic Ministers: Mark Bennett(P) and Bill Sproull

Greeters: Graham and Judy Pierce

Lectors: Chris and Sarah Taylor

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Sunday, September 17 – 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.  Thanks for your generosity!



Opening:  #390 – “Praise To the Lord, the Almighty”

Gospel:  #674 – “Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive”

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

Closing:  #336 – “Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus”


The prelude for this Sunday is ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd”, by English composer and organist Samuel Liddle (1867-1951 A.D.).

The offertory is “O Saviour, Hear Me” by German composer C. W. Von Gluck (1719-1787 A.D.).

The postlude is “Festal March In C” by English composer and organist J. Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905 A.D.).

The St. Nicholas Folk Ensemble (anyone who likes to sing folk music) will have a short rehearsal this Sunday after Coffee Hour to prepare for singing in church next Sunday, September 24.  Please join us!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, September 21 – A reminder that there will be NO morning Holy Eucharist service while David is on sabbatical.


Sunday, September 24 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Anne Fowler

Coffee Hosts:  Volunteers needed, please.

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Pam Hillman

Greeters: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller: John Nye

Sunday, October 1 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. John VanSiclen

Coffee Hosts: Judy and Graham Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Dick Hamilton

Greeters: Schedule coming soon

Lectors: Nancy Agan and Mike Ott

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

Harvest Fest 2017 will take place on October 14th from 10-2.

This is our 3rd annual event held to celebrate the Community Garden.

We will have Gardeners and Crafters from the community and St Nick’s has a craft table, raffles, music, bratwurst and soups, and baked goods.

We will need donations for our tables and congregation help “personing” the fair.

Contact Nancy Agan, Kelly Martino, or Jane Ducott with any questions.


This week we harvested over 57 pounds of veggies!!

Our Scarborough Food Pantry friends received Swiss chard,
basil, bok choy, green beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, wax beans, garlic, carrots, and celery. Please contact Chris Taylor at or 615-5796 if you are interested in helping out with the garden or the Harvest Festival.    Many different tasks are available!  Also, check out the garden website ––updates.html


St. Nicholas is responsible for volunteers every six weeks at the St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center (essentials pantry) which takes place on the lower floor rear of St. Luke’s Cathedral on State Street in Portland.  St. Nicholas has been involved in the diocese with this most needed service for many years.  Our next date is Tuesday, October 3.  Our commitment is from 9-11am.  The first half hour is spent putting out the donations.  At 9:30am, folks enter the center about 15 at a time.  Since we serve upwards to 250 on most Tuesdays, they are limited to about 15 minutes to peruse the items that have been donated.  At 11am all items not taken are stored.  Terry Foster always serves there.  We need other volunteers from St. Nicholas.  See him for any details not mentioned above.

ENTERING ST. NICK’S DURING THE WEEK – If you are stopping by St. Nick’s during the weekdays, you may ring the front doorbell to get in (unless it is naptime from 11:30am to 2:30pm).  If you don’t have a key, and don’t want to use the front door, please use the kitchen door when coming in to St. Nick’s during the week.  This way we don’t disrupt the Sandpiper classroom which is in session Monday through Friday from 7am to 5:30pm.  If you need the code, please check with Kelly, Erik, Cathy or Anna.


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