St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, December 10, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent

 

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

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

SUNDAY’S MUSIC

HYMNS:

Opening:  #76 – “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry”

Gospel:  #343 – “Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless”

Sanctus:  #S129 –“Holy, Holy, Holy Lord”

Closing:  #65 – “Prepare the Way, O Zion”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude this Sunday is “Be Still My Soul” by Jean Sibelius.  It is played by the St. Nicholas Chimers.  The offertory is the traditional song “Amazing Grace”. The postlude is “Postlude in D Major” by Henry Elwood.

The St. Nicholas Chimers will practice today after coffee hour.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, December 14 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, December 17 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Host: Marci Robbins

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Mark Bennett

Greeters: Chris and Sarah Taylor

Lectors: Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

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 – 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: Watch this space…

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton

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.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

For those wishing to donate Christmas flowers, please write a check to Jane Ducott and include the names, memorials/thanksgivings you want printed in the Christmas Eve bulletin. I will be at church the next two Sunday mornings. Thanks!

 

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!

 

SANDPIPER GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER

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.               The final deadline is December 11.

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.

CHOCOLATE BARS

Looking for a tantalizing and tasty gift idea for Christmas?  For the next two Sundays—Dec. 10 and 17, we will be selling Equal Exchange Fair Trade Chocolate Bars (back by popular demand!).  These sell for $5/bar or 3/$12.  Proceeds from these sales will benefit the work of Konbit Sante in Cap Haitien, Haiti…AND will support fair wages for Latin American farmers, sustainable agriculture, and Episcopal Relief and Development (receives a portion of all our Equal Exchange purchases).  FMI—Nancy Nickerson

 

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