St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday in Lent


Sunday, March 18 – Ministers

Guest Celebrant:  Rev. Lin Peyton

Coffee Hour Hosts: Jane Ducott and Carl Bredenberg

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Bill Sproull

Greeters: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Lectors: Judy Pierce and Bill Sproull

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh

Sunday, March 18 – 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:  #473 – “Lift High the Cross”

Gospel:  #441 – “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”  (vs. 1-3)

Closing:  #495 – “Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Meditation on ‘Heinlein'” by German composer Martin Herbst (1674-1748 A.D.).

The offertory is “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, by English composer Isaac Watts (1678-1748 A.D.) as played by the St. Nicholas Chimers.

The postlude is “Postlude In C Minor” by English composer Edmondstoune Duncan (1866-1920 A.D.).

Please welcome Rev. Dr. Peter Stickney as organist for Palm Sunday and Easter.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Sunday, March 18 – Congregational Meeting after Coffee

Please plan to stay after church to continue our discussion about what’s next for us as St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.  We will hear updates and there will be an opportunity to voice our ideas and thoughts.



Donations for Easter Flowers are now being accepted.

Please acknowledge whom the flowers are in memory or in thanksgiving for and your names.  Checks can be made out to Jane Ducott and the beautiful flowers will be arranged by Carol Brown.   Also, if you have flower choices or plants that are special to you, request them. I will try to have plants purchased prior to leaving for Florida.  —Jane Ducott

Ecumenical Lenten Luncheon at St Maximilian Kolbe
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Once again, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church will host the Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons sponsored by the Scarborough Clergy Association.  A half-hour Liturgy of the Word (singing scripture, silence, and reflection) will begin in the church at noon, then we move to the large hall for soup, bread, and fellowship.  This week’s presenter will be Deacon Mark Tuttle of St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church.

Thursday, March 22 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

Thursday, March 22 – 10 to 11:30am – Lenten Book Study Group

For our Lenten book study this year, we will read John Dominic Crossan’s “The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer.” Crossan is arguably the foremost scholar of the historical Jesus. A former Roman Catholic priest and professor emeritus of religious studies at DePaul University, his twenty-sixth book looks at the Lord’s Prayer. He argues that this “greatest prayer” is undervalued in today’s society, despite our recitation of it Sunday after Sunday, if not daily. We will meet on five Thursday mornings at the church.  Please read chapters six and seven this week.



Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Susan Tully-Young and the Bennetts

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Marci Robbins

Greeters: Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Tuesday, March 27 St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry 9 to 11am

It is St. Nick’s turn to help with distributing clothing and other essentials at St. Luke’s.  Please contact Terry Foster for more info.

Maundy Thursday – March 29 – 6pm

As is our custom, we will gather for a pot luck supper of soup, salad and bread.  Please bring something to share.  This will be immediately followed by a service and stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

Good Friday – March 30 – 7pm

A quiet, meditative service of readings and prayers

Thursday, April 12 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee

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

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

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