St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

November 12, 2017 23 Pentecost

 

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

Sunday, November 12 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Roy Partridge

Coffee Host: Nancy Nickerson

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and John Sutton

Greeters: Cheryll Green and Nancy Agan

Lectors: Cheryll Green and Nancy Agan

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

TODAY’S MUSIC

HYMNS:

Opening:  #57 – “Lo!  He Comes, With Clouds Descending”

Gospel:  #596 – “Judge Eternal, Throned In Splendor”

Closing:  #721 – “Signs of Ending All Around Us”  (Wonder, Love and Praise)

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

This Sunday we are pleased to have the St. Nicholas Chimers playing in our service.  For prelude they will be play “Be Still My Soul” by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957 A.D.).

For offertory, five from the Chimers will play the traditional song “Amazing Grace”.

 The organ postlude will be “Cortege” by English composer Edward d’Evry (1869-1951 A.D.)

A chime rehearsal will take place after Coffee Hour this Sunday.  Please join us!  They are easy and fun to play.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

LOOKING AHEAD

 

Sunday, November 19 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Roy Partridge

Coffee Hosts: Jane Ducott and Carl Bredenberg

Eucharistic Ministers: Becky Buyers(P) and Mark Bennett

Greeters: Chris and Sarah Taylor

Lectors: Cathy and Mark Bennett

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Ingathering Sunday will be November 19. We hope you will be present to bring your pledge envelope to the altar during the service. If you can’t attend, please mail or deliver it to be included in the ingathering. As always, love and thanks to all who worship at Saint Nick’s!  Please see Cynthia Nye or any member of the Bishop’s

Committee with any questions about pledging your financial

support to St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

Sunday, November 19 – 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!

We welcome all women of the church to join us for a soup and salad dinner at Jane’s home on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30 pm. Donna Libby, our treasured friend and past warden, who now resides in Brandenburg, Kentucky will be joining us.  Looking forward to breaking bread with all of you.
RSVP Jane, wpaug@aol.com

FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

Thanksgiving Scarborough is a free community meal on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) at Wentworth School.  The dinner with all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal is hosted by Scarborough School Nutrition Program, Scarborough Community Services, Project GRACE and many neighbors and friends in Scarborough.  All are welcome to attend this community celebration.  To learn more, and reserve your seat at the table, go to ThansgivingScarborough.org or call 730-4000.

Sunday, November 26 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts: Erik and Dana Jensen

Eucharistic Ministers: Nancy Agan(P) and John Sutton

Greeters: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Lectors: Vicki LaQuerre and Dorothy Sutton

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh

GREEN POWER AND CLYNK BAGS

Don’t forget you can help our Green Power effort at St Nicholas by using our Clynk account to recycle your returnable bottles.  Tagged bags are in a box by the front entry (on the bookshelf).  This money helps defray the extra cost of supporting renewable sources for our church electricity use.  So when you DRINK, THINK CLYNK!

 

SANDPIPER FUNDRAISERS – GIFT CARDS, WREATHS AND POINSETTIAS

Sandpiper is having its annual gift card fundraiser for the upcoming holiday season.  You may purchase gift cards from dozens of businesses through Sandpiper and Sandpiper will get a percentage of the money!  This is an excellent way for you to get your Christmas shopping done early and benefit Sandpiper at the same time.  Buy some as gifts and some to keep for your own spending!  Information is on the table near the entrance, or speak with Lorna, Jane or Cathy.

Wreaths and poinsettia plants are also available.

MAKING HOLIDAYS BRIGHTER FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

                Project GRACE and its partners in the community are coming together to make the holidays brighter for all this season.  Christmas gifts for children, grocery gift cards, and gifts to the fuel assistance fund are needed.  To learn more, please visit projectgracemaine.org.

BISHOP’S COMMITTEE MEETING

The next Bishop’s Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 6:30pm here at church.  All are welcome to attend the meeting.

 

 

 

 

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