St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

September 30, 2018 Creation Season

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

 

Sunday, September 30 – Ministers

Celebrant: The Rev. Roy Partridge

Coffee Hour Host: Nancy Nickerson

Eucharistic Ministers: Nancy Agan(P) and John Sutton

Greeters: Dana and Erik Jensen

Lectors: Jane Ducott and Vicki LaQuerre

Offering Teller: John Nye

SUNDAY’S HYMNS:

Opening:  #178 – “Sweet Hour Of Prayer” (LEVAS Hymnal)

Gospel:  #177 – “It’s Me, O Lord” (LEVAS Hymnal)

Closing:  #609 – “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude for this Sunday is “Jesus Once of Humble Birth” by German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer (1790-1864 A.D.).

The offertory is “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” by Canadian-American lyricist Cavilla D. Martin (1866-1948 A.D.) and American composer Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932 A.D.).  The lyrics are inspired from the Psalms and from the Gospel of Matthew.  Below are the words which you might peruse as the song is played.

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

Why should I feel discouraged?  Why should the shadows come?

Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home

when Jesus is my portion?  My constant friend is He.

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

CHORUS:  I sing because I’m happy.  I sing because I’m free

for His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear

and resting on His goodness I lose my doubts and fears.

Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.  CHORUS

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,

When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,

I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free for

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.  CHORUS.

The postlude is “Postlude in C Minor” as arranged by living American composer Gilbert M. Martin (b. 1941).  The tune is based on a 19th century song from “The Southern Harmony”.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, October 4 – There will be no Holy Eucharist while David is on vacation.  It will resume on October 11.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, October 7 – Ministers

Celebrant: The Rev. Sara D’Angio White

Coffee Hour Hosts: Erik and Dana Jensen

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Sproull(P) and Jane Ducott

Greeters: Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Erik and Dana Jensen

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

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.

Sunday, October 14 – Ministers

Celebrant: The Rev. David S. Heald

Coffee Hour Hosts: Graham and Judy Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers: Dick Hamilton and Bill Nixon(P)

Greeters: Mike Ott and Kelly Martino

Lectors: Mike Ott and Bill Nixon

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Our next meeting will be on October 14 after coffee hour.  Please plan to attend.  Thank you.

OUTREACH

St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center

St. Nick’s next turn at the Jubilee Center at St. Luke’s Cathedral is Tuesday, October 23.  FMI see Terry Foster.

As part of our support for the Essentials/ St Elizabeth’s Pantry, St Nicholas usually makes a cash donation each year, in addition to the items we collect.  We have a generous donation of $100, as a challenge match for other donors.  Consider this an invitation:  No Pressure.  But if you believe in the Ministry of Essentials Pantry–helping provide essential non-food items to those in need (largely an immigrant population in Portland) —YOU are invited to make a financial contribution to this worthy cause.  Watch for the designated Donation Box on the next 3 Sundays, and thank you in advance for your generosity.

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