St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

January 7, 2018 First Sunday After the Epiphany


Sunday, January 7 – Ministers

Celebrant:  Rev. David S. Heald

Preacher: Rev. Michael Ambler

Coffee Hour Hosts: Volunteers needed, please.

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott (P) and Mark Bennett

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.



Opening:  #616 – “Hail To the Lord’s Anointed” 

Gospel:  #141 – “Shall We Gather At the River” (LEVAS)

Closing:  #339 – “Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness”


The prelude for this Sunday is “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” by German organist and composer Gustav Merkel (1824-1885 A.D.).

The offertory is “Epilogue on ‘St. Anatolius'” by English composer Charles Joseph Frost (1848-1918 A.D.).

The postlude is “Alleluia” by French organist and composer

 Clement Loret (1833-1909 A.D.).

Join me this afternoon at the cathedral for the wonderful annual celebration:  “Lessons and Carols”, a truly beautiful service.

Please don’t miss next Sunday when the Sea Change Chorale will be our guests under the direction of Dr. Deirdre McClure.

The St. Nicholas “Chimers” will resume rehearsals on Sunday, January 21 after Coffee Hour.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, January 11 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

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: Schedule coming soon.

Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton (P) and Bill Sproull

Greeters: Bill Sproull and Cheryll Green

Lectors: Alice and Brad Wellman

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton

Sunday, January 21 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Schedule coming soon.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Nancy Agan(P) and Marci Robbins

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Nancy Agan

Lectors: Nancy Agan and Carl Bredenberg

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!

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.



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.

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