St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

January 21, 2018 Third Sunday After the Epiphany


Sunday, January 21 – Ministers

Guest Celebrant:  Rev. Lin Peyton

Coffee Hour Host: Kelly Martino

Eucharistic Ministers:  Nancy Agan(P) and Marci Robbins

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Nancy Agan

Lectors: Nancy Agan and Jane Ducott

Offering Teller: Dorothy Sutton

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!


Opening:  #539 – “O Zion Haste, Thy Mission High Fulfilling”

Gospel:  #652 – “Dear Lord and Father Of Mankind” (vs. 1-3)

Closing:  #600 – “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Children Of Our Heavenly Father”, a traditional Swedish melody as arranged for organ by living composer Laurel Hunt Pedersen.

The offertory is “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” by English composer William Williams (1875-1701 A.D.), as arranged for piano by living composer Jennifer Fink.

The postlude is “Grand Choeur Dialogue” by French composer of organ music Eugene Gigout (1844-1925 A.D.).

The St. Nicholas Chimers will rehearse after Coffee Hour this Sunday.

Please join us!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Prayer for St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

O God, look graciously on Saint Nicholas Church as we find ourselves at a turning point: may we, with calm minds and discerning hearts, see a way forward. Guide us to know your will, so that we may serve you and your people with ever greater love and compassion; through Jesus Christ our Savior. AMEN

Thursday, January 25 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


Sunday, January 28 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Courtesy of Hazel Davis and Suemi Clark

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Dick Hamilton

Greeters: Rod Dixon and Bill Pape

Lectors: Cathy and Mark Bennett

Offering Teller: John Nye


At the Annual Meeting, the major activities of the parish are summarized, the budget is reviewed and elections are held for open positions on the Bishop’s Committee, officers of the parish and delegates to the Diocesan Convention.

Sunday, February 4 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Lorna and John Kerbel

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Sproull(P) and Nancy Agan

Greeters: Cheryll Green and Anna Hamilton

Lectors: Becky Buyers and Rod Dixon

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

Thursday, February 8 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee

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

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

St. Nick’s next day at the St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center is Tuesday, February 13th, at the cathedral (9-11am). Please speak with Terry Foster for more details.

St. Nicholas Church – Our Future
To benefit ongoing conversations, and to prepare for the next St. Nicholas Congregational Meeting on February 11th to discuss our financial status and future in this building, we encourage you to send along emails (or phone calls) to Kelly or Erik.  We want your thoughts and ideas along the way!
In addition, anyone who would like to serve on a task force for these discussions please contact Kelly.



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. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center has notified us of their need for gently used woolen or cotton blankets or comforters.  They can be dropped off at St. E’s/St. Luke’s on Monday or Tuesday mornings or in the basket in our entryway.  Please no lightweight throws.

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