St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

November 26, 2017 Last Sunday After Pentecost

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

 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

SUNDAY’S MUSIC

HYMNS:

Opening:  #494 – “Crown Him With Many Crowns”

Gospel:  #609 – “Where Cross the Crowded Ways Of Life”

Closing:  #555 – “Lead On, O King Eternal”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

This Sunday we are pleased to welcome Clarissa Brown as our guest organist.  Please afford her a hearty welcome.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, December 3 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts: Pam and Ralph Hillman

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Bill Sproull

Greeters: Carl Bredenberg and Bill Sproull

Lectors: Kelly Martino and Becky Buyers

Offering Teller: Dorothy Sutton

Sunday, December 10 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts: Susan Tully-Young and the Bennetts

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton (P) and Pam Hillman

Greeters: Rod Dixon and Kelly Martino

Lectors: Bill Nixon and Rod Dixon

Offering Teller: John Nye

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.

Sunday, December 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!

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

We will have a service at 9:30am for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, and then our Festive Christmas Eve Eucharist at 4:30pm.

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.

INTERFAITH CHORAL CONCERT

Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church is organizing an interfaith concert, to be held on Saturday, December 9.  All interested singers are invited to participate.  There will be rehearsals scheduled – only necessary to attend one rehearsal.  More info on the table by the entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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