St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, October 1 Creation Season


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: Sean Walsh



Opening:  #450 – “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (vs. 1-3 and 6)

Gospel:  #339 – “Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness”

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

Closing:   #344 “Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Bright Morning Stars Are Rising, Day Is Breaking In My Soul”, a Kentucky folk hymn.

The offertory is “When Rooks Fly Homeward” by English composer Arthur Baynon (1899-1954 A.D.).

The postlude is “Grand Choeur In C” by French composer Theodore Salome (1834-1896 A.D.).

Don’t miss next Sunday, October 8, when Quentin Wu, a young violinist and pianist will be sharing his talent during the morning service.

Plan to join me as we play melodies on our church choir chimes beginning Sunday, October 15.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, October 5 – A reminder that there will be NO morning Holy Eucharist service while David is on sabbatical.


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: 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.


Hello church family,
Friends of Harvest fest are looking for bakers! There will be a sign-up sheet on the wall in the meeting room. Please sign up with what pie or pies you are donating with a description.  Thank you!      Jane

Sunday, October 15 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Roy Partridge

Sermon by Connie Dube

Coffee Hosts: Schedule coming soon.

Eucharistic Ministers: Mark Bennett(P) and Carl Bredenberg

Greeters: Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Erik and Dana Jensen

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh

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!


This week 27.75 pounds of green beans, chives, basil, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, parsley, celery, tomatoes and eggplant were harvested and donated to our neighbors who use the Scarborough Food Pantry!

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.


As we honor and give thanks for the creation all around us during this liturgical Creation Season, I am hoping we can all try to be extra attentive to the resources we use at St Nicholas. During coffee hour, let’s be judicious about how many disposable items we use, and continue to recycle organic waste (like our watermelon rinds, etc. and coffee grounds) in the compost heap and recycle our minimally soiled paper goods waste.  Many thanks!  Please speak with Nancy Nickerson with any questions.


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