St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

Sunday, January 27 – Ministers

Celebrants: Rev. David S. Heald and Rev. Roy Partridge

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Bill Nixon

Greeters: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Lectors: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Offering Teller: John Nye

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

We will have a pot luck coffee hour.  Please bring something to share.

SUNDAY’S HYMNS

Opening:  #120 – “There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit” (LEVAS Hymnal)

Gospel:  #135 – “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”

Closing:  #533 – “How Wondrous and Great”

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The prelude for this Sunday is the organ classic “Adagio in Sol Minore” by Italian composer Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751 A.D.).

The offertory is “A Hymn To God the Father” by American composer John Ness Beck (1930-1987 A.D.).

The postlude is an improvisation on “The Spacious Firmament On High” by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809 A.D.).

Next Sunday, February 3, we will be graced by the presence of Olivia Crupi from Portland who will be singing throughout the service.  Her appearance is made possible by the Barbara MacDougall Fund.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, February 3 – Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting, the major activities of the parish are summarized, the budget is reviewed and elections are held for open positions on the Bishop’s Committee, officers of the parish and delegates to the Diocesan Convention.

Sunday, February 3 – Ministers

Celebrant: Rev. Sara D’Angio White

Coffee Hosts: Mike Ott and Bill Sproull

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Nancy Agan

Greeters: Kelly Martino and Bill Sproull

Lectors: John and Dorothy Sutton

Offering Teller: Kelly Martino

Sunday, February 10 – Ministers

Coffee Host: Nancy Agan

Eucharistic Ministers: Mark Bennett and Jane Ducott(P)

Greeters: Carl Bredenberg and Nancy Agan

Lectors: Alice and Brad Wellman

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Sunday, February 17 – Giving Sunday

On the third Sunday of the month, we collect non-perishable food items for donation to the Scarborough Food Pantry.  Please leave your items in the basket in the entryway to the church.  Thank you for your generosity.

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 February 3, we will hold our annual Souper Bowl of Caring (to coincide with the annual American holiday, Super Bowl Sunday). We welcome your cash or check donations, into one of 2 soup pots (one in the entryway, and one in the back of the sanctuary), to be given to a local project fighting poverty and hunger.  Checks can be made out to St. Nicholas, with “Souper Bowl of Caring” in the memo.  Past recipients have included Project Grace, Logan Place, and the Essentials Pantry, among others.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

SPRUCING UP ST. NICK’S

We would like to get a “team” together to start to repair/paint the small “chapel room” for Sunday school (Sara would like to bring her children and Michael Dill is also interested in a Sunday school space).  Hopefully we will only need to get together for a few nights. We need to patch small holes, spackle the screw holes and paint. We can get together Friday or Saturday afternoon or Saturday nights for maybe a couple hours at a time. Anyone interested in helping??   Please let Kelly or Cynthia know.  Thanks!

The Green Power monthly sign-up sheet for 2019 is posted on the Bolger Board (thank you to several of you who have already signed up!).  As a reminder, this is an invitation to folks who want to volunteer to provide the monthly fee ($36 additional per month) on our CMP electric bill that supports generation of electricity from Maine-based renewable resources.  This helps reduce our portion of fossil fuel use.  Thank you for your generosity.

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