St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

September 16, 2018 First Sunday in Creation Season



Sunday, September 16 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Pam and Ralph Hillman

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Carl Bredenberg

Greeters: Rod Dixon and Anna Hamilton

Lectors: Becky Buyers and Rod Dixon

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton


Opening:  #525 -“The Church’s One Foundation”

Gospel:  #136 – “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”  (LEVAS Hymnal)

Closing:  #523 – “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” by living American composer James C. Kasen (b. 1956).

The offertory is “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, a traditional African-American gospel song.  The words are printed below if you would like to read them as it is played.


I am weak but Thou art strong.  Jesus, keep me from all wrong.

I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Just a closer walk with Thee—grant it, Jesus, is my plea.

Daily walking close to Thee—let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

When life’s sun sinks in the west, Lord, may I have done my best.

May I find sweet peace and rest in that happy home of the blest.

Just a closer walk with Thee—grant it, Jesus, is my plea.

Daily walking close to Thee—let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

The postlude is “Postlude on the hymn tune ‘Kingsfold'” by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958 A.D.).

    Terry Foster, Church Musician

Sunday, September 16 – Giving Sunday

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


Logan Place

Our next dinner night for Logan Place will be Monday, September 17th.  Anyone interested in helping, please speak with Nancy Nickerson.


Thursday, September 20 – 9:00am – Holy Eucharist

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


Sunday, September 23 – Ministers

Guest Preacher – The Rev. Larry Greer

Coffee Hour Hosts: Volunteers needed, please

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Pam Hillman

Greeters: Cathy and Mark Bennett

Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller: Dorothy Sutton

Sunday, September 30 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Roy Partridge

Coffee Hour Host: Nancy Nickerson

Eucharistic Ministers: Mark Bennett(P) and John Sutton

Greeters: Dana and Erik Jensen

Lectors: Jane Ducott and Vicki LaQuerre

Offering Teller: John Nye

Thursday, October 11 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee Meeting

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

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

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