St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

December 31, 2017 First Sunday after Christmas Day

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

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: Nancy Agan

SUNDAY’S HYMNS:

Opening:  #89 – “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”

Gospel:  #101 – “Away In A Manger”

Closing:  #99 – “Go Tell It On the Mountain”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude is “The Birthday of a King” by American composer William Harold Neidlinger (1863-1924 A.D.).  He was the church musician for many years at historic St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City.

The offertory is a piano arrangement by living American composer Jenifer Cook (b. 1963) of “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Theodore Holst (1874-1935 A.D.).

The postlude is “Good Christian Friends Rejoice”, a German 14th century carol as harmonized by American composer Charles Winfred Douglas” (1867-1944 A.D.)

Terry Foster, Church Musician

We will have a pot luck coffee hour followed by a festive Christmas party featuring secular Christmas music, games, contests and lots of Christmas fun.

Thursday, January 4 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, January 7 – Ministers

Celebrant:  Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hour Hosts:

Eucharistic Ministers:

Greeters: Sarah and Chris Taylor

Lectors: Sarah and Chris Taylor

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh

After church we will have an important congregational meeting to discuss St. Nick’s financial status and how that might impact our future. The Rev. Michael Ambler, pastoral assistant to the Bishop, who facilitated our recent Mutual Study of Ministry, will be joining us for the conversation.

Thursday, January 11 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee

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

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

Sunday, January 14 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts:

Eucharistic Ministers:

Greeters: Bill Sproull and Cheryll Green

Lectors: Alice and Brad Wellman

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton

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!

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!

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