St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

September 24, 2017 Second Sunday of Creation Season


Sunday, September 24 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Anne Fowler

Coffee Hosts:  The Jensens and Nyes

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Pam Hillman

Greeters: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller: John Nye



Opening:  #9 – “Now Here For High and Holy Things”  (vs. 1-4)

Gospel:  #410 – “Praise, My Soul, the King Of Heaven”

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

Closing:   #541 – Come, Labor On”


We are pleased again this Sunday to have our Folk Music Ensemble sing throughout the service.  For prelude they will share “Down To the River To Pray”, a traditional 19th century American melody.

At the offertory they will sing “Near the Cross” by American composer William H. Doane (1832-1915 A.D.).  Soloists for this piece will be Nancy Nickerson and Nancy Agan.

For postlude, the ensemble will sing another traditional folk song “I’ve Got Peace Like A River”.

Accompanying the ensemble will be John Nye, Guitar, Mark Heels, Bass, and Cheryll Green, Tambourine.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, September 28 – A reminder that there will be NO morning Holy Eucharist service while David is on sabbatical.


Sunday, October 1 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. John VanSiclen

Coffee Hosts: Judy and Graham Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Dick Hamilton

Greeters: Mike Ott and Nancy Agan

Lectors: Nancy Agan and Mike Ott

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino


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.

Sunday, October 8 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. John VanSiclen

Coffee Hosts: Schedule coming soon.

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton(P) and Becky Buyers

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Carl Bredenberg

Lectors: Carl Bredenberg and Mike Ott

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

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.

Sunday, October 15 – 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!


The garden continues to yield much produce!

 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

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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