St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, October 8 Creation Season


Sunday, October 8 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. John VanSiclen

Coffee Host: Kelly Martino

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton(P) and Bill Nixon

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Carl Bredenberg

Lectors: Carl Bredenberg and Mike Ott

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino


Opening:  #546 – “Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve”

Gospel:  #495 – “Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus”

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

Closing:   #594 – “Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam’st To Earth”


This Sunday we welcome Quentin Wu of Scarborough who is an eighth grade student at Scarborough Middle School.

For prelude, Quentin’s piano selection will be “The Raindrop Prelude” by Polish composer Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 A.D.).

For offertory, his violin selection will be “Gavotte” by German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750 A.D.).

For our postlude, his violin selection will be the 3rd movement from “Concerto In A Minor” by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741 A.D.) as arranged by Hungarian violinist Tivadar Nachez (1859-1930 A.D.).

Please welcome this fine young musician of outstanding ability!

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

Terry Foster, Church Musician


Thursday, October 12 – Bishop’s Committee Meeting – 6:30pm

All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the governing body of

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.



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


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 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Roy Partridge

Sermon by Connie Dube

Coffee Hosts: Lorna and John Kerbel

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!


Sunday, October 22 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Steve Smith

Coffee Hosts: Randi and Jude Hogan

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Becky Buyers

Greeters: Judy and Graham Pierce

Lectors: Becky Buyers and Judy Pierce

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton



This week we harvested all of the carrots and celery, since we have some cold weather in the forecast.  These veggies, along with kale, tomatoes, eggplant, chives and parsley were delivered to our neighbors who use the Scarborough Food Pantry.  There was a total of 30.75 pounds!

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



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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