THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S
Sunday, December 2 – Ministers
Coffee Hour Hosts: Dana and Erik Jensen
Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Bill Sproull
Greeters: Nancy Agan and Kelly Martino
Lectors: Nancy Agan and Carl Bredenberg
Offering Teller: Sean Walsh
Opening: #73 – “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns”
Gospel: #57 – “Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending”
Closing: #616 – “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”
ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
This Sunday we welcome Kenneth Geon of Portland who will be singing throughout the service. Please welcome him warmly.
Today at 4pm the choir of St. Luke’s, Portland, will sing Choral Evensong. All are invited and encouraged to attend this beautiful Advent service. Join me and others for the service and supper at Becky’s afterwards.
In preparation for Christmas Eve, the St. Nicholas Chimers will rehearse after Coffee Hour next Sunday, Dec. 9.
Terry Foster, Church Musician
St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry News
Our next turn at St. Elizabeth’s is Tuesday, December 4. See Terry Foster if you are available to help out.
Also, winter coats are greatly needed at the pantry, especially men’s sizes large and extra-large. Donations may be left in the basket in our entryway, and thank you!
Thursday, December 6 – 9:00am – Holy Eucharist
Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.
Sunday, December 9 – Ministers
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Michael Ambler
Coffee Hour Hosts: Cathy and Mark Bennett
Eucharistic Ministers: Mark Bennett and Jane Ducott(P)
Greeters: Cathy and Mark Bennett
Lectors: Cathy and Mark Bennett
Offering Teller: Dorothy Sutton
Michael Ambler will be joining us for a congregational meeting directly after church to discuss our future. All are encouraged to attend and bring questions.
Thursday, December 13 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee Meeting
All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the governing body of
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.
Sunday, December 16 – Giving Sunday
Once a month, we encourage members to bring food items for donation to the Scarborough Food Pantry.
Sunday, December 16 – Ministers
Guest Celebrant: Rev. Sara D’Angio White
Coffee Hour Hosts: Marci Pobgee and Kelly Martino
Eucharistic Ministers: John Sutton(P) and Dick Hamilton
Greeters: Rod Dixon and Marci Pobgee
Lectors: Becky Buyers and Rod Dixon
Offering Teller: John Nye
Christmas Eve Service
We will celebrate Christmas on Monday, December 24 at 4:30pm.
Now accepting donations for Christmas Eve flowers. Please include names of loved ones being remembered and or gratitude offerings. Checks can be made out to Jane Ducott or cash is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Chocolate to Benefit Konbit Sante
As has become a December custom, I will be selling delicious Equal Exchange chocolate bars—organic, sustainably sourced, milk and dark chocolate, 6 varieties—for 2 Sundays in December. These sell for $5/ bar, or $12/ three bars. I will also have cans of Hot Cocoa Mix and Baking Cocoa ($6/can). Proceeds after cost benefit Konbit Sante’s work to improve healthcare in northern Haiti. I will be selling them during Coffee Hour on Dec 2 and Dec 16 (and 23, for late shoppers!). A percentage of all we purchase from Equal Exchange is also donated to Episcopal Relief & Development. FMI—Nancy Nickerson
Candidates for the Next Bishop of Maine
Candidates for Bishop have been presented. Please thoughtfully review and present your choices to Kelly & Jane. We will be representing St Nick’s at the election in February. On Sunday, January 20 we will host candidate Rev. Kenneth Brannon and his wife as part of the selection process.
Attention Lay Ministers
Lay ministers, please review email sent by Kelly. There is a two-part Safe Church class to be completed by mid-January that is required to be certified.
Sandpiper Children’s Center Fundraiser
Again this year, Sandpiper has wreaths and poinsettias for sale. They also are selling gift cards which can be used at dozens of different businesses – great for gifts or for your own use. Lorna Kerbel will have a sign-up sheet and can answer any questions you may have.