St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Third Sunday of Advent

 

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

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’S MUSIC

HYMNS:

Opening:  #539 – “O Zion Haste”

Gospel:  #59 – “Hark!  A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding”

Closing:  #640 – “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude for this Sunday is “From Heaven Above To Earth I Come” by German composer Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748 A.D.).

The offertory is “People Look East” by English author and composer Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965 A.D.).

The postlude is “And the Glory of the Lord” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 A.D.).  Handel was born in Germany but spent much of his professional life in England.  This piece is from his most famous choral work “The Messiah”.

The St. Nicholas Chimers will rehearse Christmas music today after Coffee Hour.  Come play a chime to the glory of God!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

 

Thursday, December 21 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

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 Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Eucharistic Ministers:

Greeters: Anna Hamilton, Kelly Martino, Rod Dixon

Lectors: Cathy Bennett, Kaitlyn Walsh

 

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.

 

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.

 

CHOCOLATE BARS

Looking for a tantalizing and tasty gift idea for Christmas? Today 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

 

 

 

 

 

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