St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, December 30, 2018 First Sunday of Christmas

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

 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’S HYMNS

Opening:  #82 – “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

Gospel:  #27 – “Away In A Manger” (LEVAS Hymnal)

Closing:  #100 – “Joy To the World”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude for this Sunday is “Gesu Bambino” by Italian-American organist and composer Pietro A. Yon (1886-1943 A.D.).

The offertory is the Catalonian folk carol “Carol of the Birds”, composer unknown.

The postlude is “Noel Toccata” by American composer Gordon Young (1919-1998 A.D.).  The piece is based on the old French carol “Noel Nouvelet”, (“Sing We Now of Christmas”), composer unknown.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, January 3 – 9:00am – Holy Eucharist

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, January 6 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Becky Buyers and Nils Johnson

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Jane Ducott

Greeters:  Nancy Agan and Kelly Martino

Lectors: Bill Nixon and Mike Ott

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Thursday, January 10 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the

governing body of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

Sunday, January 13 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Schedule coming soon.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Dick Hamilton and Mark Bennett(P)

Greeters:  Anna Hamilton and Rod Dixon

Lectors: Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton

Sunday, January 20 – Bishop Candidate Visiting!

On Sunday, January 20 we will host candidate Rev. Kenneth Brannon and his wife as part of the selection process.

Sunday, January 27 – David’s last service with us before his retirement

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.

Thank You

Thank you to all who took part in our lovely and festive Christmas Eve service, and thank you to those who donated the flowers!

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church - Scarborough, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion