THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S
Sunday, December 23 – Ministers
Coffee Hour Hosts: Terry Foster
Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Mark Bennett
Greeters: Anna Hamilton and Kelly Martino
Lectors: Kelly Martino and Vicki LaQuerre
Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton
Opening: #56 – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
Gospel: #265 – “The Angel Gabriel”
Closing: #66 – “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”
ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
The prelude for this last Sunday of Advent is “Sing of Mary” by living American composer, Robert Hebble (b. 1934).
The offertory is “Mary Did You Know” by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, contemporary composers.
The postlude is “Glory to God” from “Handel’s Messiah” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 A.D.).
Shannon Allen, cellist, will play throughout our Christmas Eve service as well as our chimers. The chimers practice after Coffee Hour today.
Terry Foster, Church Musician
Monday, December 24 – 4:30pm – Christmas Eve
We will celebrate Christmas on Monday, December 24 at 4:30pm. Our chimers will play, and we will have a guest cellist! Join us for this festive Eucharist.
Christmas Eve Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Bill Sproull
Greeter: Kelly Martino
Lectors: Kelly Martino
Thursday, December 27 – 9:00am – Holy Eucharist
Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.
Holiday Party – Friday, December 28 – 6:30pm
There will be lots of popular and sacred music at our St. Nicholas Holiday Party this coming Friday night, December 28th, at 6:30pm. The event is a pot-luck with pizzas and drinks provided. Please bring accompaniments (salad, dessert, snacks, etc.—whatever) to share. There will be games, prizes and lots of Christmas and New Year fun. Don’t miss it! Bring your friends!
Sunday, December 30 – Ministers
Coffee Hour Hosts: Erik and Dana Jensen
Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and John Sutton
Greeters: Erik and Dana Jensen
Lectors: Jane Erik and Dana Jensen
Offering Teller: Kelly Martino
Sunday, January 6 – Ministers
Coffee Hour Hosts: Schedule coming soon.
Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Jane Ducott
Greeters: Nancy Agan and Kelly Martino
Lectors: Bill Nixon and Mike Ott
Offering Teller: Nancy Agan
Chocolate to Benefit Konbit Sante
Chocolate bars, hot cocoa mix and baking cocoa will be for sale after church today and next week. Proceeds after cost benefit Konbit Sante’s work to improve healthcare in northern Haiti. 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 the information on the bulletin board and online at www.episcopalmaine.org
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.
Volunteer Opportunity – Church Office
Cathy Bennett is retiring from her office duties as of the end of January. We are looking for someone who would like to make up the church bulletin each week, as well as keep up the church website and social media sites. Please see Cathy, Kelly or Cynthia if you are interested.