St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

December 24, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

Sunday, December 24 – Ministers for the 9:30am Service

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hosts: Volunteers needed, please

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton

Greeters: Mike Ott and Dana Jensen

Lectors: John and Dorothy Sutton

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton

SUNDAY’S HYMNS:
Opening:  #56 – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (vs. 1-6)

Gospel:  #81 – “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”

Offertory Hymn:  #115 – “What Child Is This” 

Closing:  #109 – “The First Noel”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude is “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen”

(a rose has sprung up).

The offertory is sung by the congregation.

The postlude is “Good Christian Friends Rejoice”, a German 14th century Christmas carol as harmonized by American composer Charles Winfred Douglas

(1867-1944 A.D.).

There will be a rehearsal of the St. Nicholas Chimers at 3:30pm this afternoon prior to the Christmas Eve service.

Don’t forget next Sunday’s pot-luck after church followed by a festive Christmas party featuring secular Christmas music, games, contests and lots of Christmas fun.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott and Bill Sproull

Greeters: Cathy and Mark Bennett, Rod Dixon

Lectors: Cathy Bennett, Kaitlyn Walsh, Will Ducott, Carolyn Bennett

Thursday, December 28 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, December 31 – 9:30 am Holy Eucharist Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hour Hosts: Please bring something to share for the Christmas party.

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton(P) and Becky Buyers

Greeters: Nancy Agan and Bill Pape

Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

Sunday, January 21 – 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!

SCARBOROUGH FOOD PANTRY THANKS

“Many, many thanks from the Scarborough Food Pantry for your continuous support of the Pantry.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness are much appreciated.  A Merry Christmas to all at St. Nick’s!”  from Karen Pierce

 

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!

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.

 

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