St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

July 8, 2018 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, July 8 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. John VanSiclen

Coffee Hour Hosts: Terry Foster

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and John Sutton

Greeters: Nancy Agan and Carl Bredenberg

Lectors: Nancy Agan and Carl Bredenberg

Offering Teller: Dorothy Sutton


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

Gospel:  #635 – “If Thou But Trust In God To Guide Thee”

Closing:  #530 – “Spread, O Spread, Thou Mighty Word”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Prelude In D” by French organist and composer Alphonse Schmitt (1875-1912 A.D.).

The offertory is “A Gaelic Blessing” by living English composer John Rutter (b. 1945).

The postlude is “Praise the Lord” by German/British prolific composer George Frideric Handel (1689-1759 A.D.).

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

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, July 12 – 9:30am – Holy Eucharist

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


Sunday, July 15 – Giving Sunday

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

Sunday, July 15 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hour Hosts: Graham and Judy Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Bill Sproull

Greeters: Judy and Graham Pierce

Lectors: Becky Buyers and Rod Dixon

Offering Teller: John Nye

Sunday, July 22 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hour Hosts: Volunteers appreciated, please.

Eucharistic Ministers: Dick Hamilton and Nancy Agan(P)

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Rod Dixon

Lectors: Jane Ducott and Vicki LaQuerre

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

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.


The vines are growing taller than the fence around the garden!  And this hot weather has been great for the tomato plants!  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!)


Three bags of food were delivered to the Scarborough Food Pantry last Sunday.

Thank you to all who donated food items.  Foods that families can use for breakfast and lunches now that school is out are greatly appreciated.


Thank you from Nancy Nickerson for the donations of small toiletries for Haiti.  The basket in the hallway seems to get replenished each time I empty it!  These will go to a women’s microenterprise project that is part of the Center for Nutrition & Education for Women & Children (C-NEW-C), and will be on a cargo container Konbit Sante is sending to Cap Haitien in late July.  Thank you for your ongoing thoughtfulness!

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