St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

July 29, 2018 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost



Sunday, July 29 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Host: Mike Ott

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Pam Hillman

Greeters: Dana and Erik Jensen

Lectors: Dana and Erik Jensen

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan


Opening:  #304 – “I Come With Joy to Meet My Lord”

Gospel:  #455 – “O Love of God, How Strong and True”

Closing:  #414 – “God, My King, Thy Might Confessing”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Ricercar” by German organist and composer Johann Pachebel (1653-1706 A.D.).

The offertory is a meditation on “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” by English hymn writer Isaac Watts (1674-1748 A.D.)  It is played particularly this Sunday since our gospel is about Jesus meeting the needs of hungry followers.  The words are printed below in case you wish to peruse them as the song is played.


My shepherd will supply my need; Jehovah is His name.

In pastures fresh He makes me feed beside the living stream.

He brings my wandering spirit back when I forsake His ways;

and leads me for His mercy’s sake in paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death thy presence is my stay.

One word of thy supporting breath drives all my fears away.

Thy hand in sight of all my foes doth still my table spread.

My cup with blessings overflows.  Thy oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God attend me all my days.

Oh, may thy house be mine abode and all my work be praise.

There would I find a settled rest while others go and come—

no more a stranger or a guest, but like a child at home.

The postlude is the English folk song “Come, Come Ye Saints” as arranged by living American composer James. C. Kasen (b. 1956).

After Coffee Hour, singers will rehearse “Let Everything That Hath Breath”.  Please join us!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Tuesday, July 31 – St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry

Volunteers are needed to help distribute items to local residents.  Please see Terry Foster if you can help out.  We have a donation basket in our entryway.  Items that are most needed at this time are: summer clothing for adults and children, individually packaged toothbrushes, soup pots of 4 quarts or larger, footwear, new socks for adults and children, new underwear for adults and children, all eating utensils (dishes, cups, mugs, glasses, forks, knives and spoons), bedding (blankets, sheets, pillowcases), towels, backpacks for adults and children, and children’s strollers.

Thursday, August 2 – 9:30am – Holy Eucharist

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


Sunday, August 5 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Kelly Martino and Marci Robbins

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Sproull(P) and Nancy Agan

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Mike Ott

Lectors: Kelly Martino and Bill Nixon

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh

Sunday, August 12 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Carol Brown and Nancy Agan

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott and Bill Nixon(P)

Greeters: Anna Hamilton and Bill Sproull

Lectors: Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton

Sunday, August 19 – Giving Sunday

Once a month, we encourage members to bring food items for donation to the Scarborough Food Pantry.


Be sure to look over the beautiful garden that is feeding our neighbors!

Last week’s delivery report: Chives and garlic scapes – 1 pound; cilantro, basil and dill – 1 pound; broccoli – 3 pounds, peas – 1 pound; lettuce and greens – 1 pound; beans – 1 ½  pounds; beet greens – 1.5 pounds; nasturtiums – ¾ pound.  Weeders welcome!  If you have free time and would like to weed, we would be happy to have help.  (Bring bug spray and wear long sleeves and pants, though!)

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