St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, January 13, 2019 First Sunday after the Epiphany


Sunday, January 13 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Lorna and John Kerbel

Eucharistic Ministers:  Dick Hamilton and Mark Bennett(P)

Greeters:  Anna Hamilton and Rod Dixon

Lectors: Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton


Opening:  #616 – “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”

Gospel:  #510 – “Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove”

Sanctus: #S129 – “Holy, holy, holy Lord”

Closing:  #141 – Shall We Gather At the River” (LEVAS Hymnal)


The prelude for this Sunday is a meditation on “Veni Creator Spiritus”, an ancient Gregorian chant, composer unknown.

The offertory is a medley of songs about the Holy Spirit including “Spirit of Gentleness”, “Spirit of the Living God” and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”.

The postlude is “Spirit of God, Unseen As the Wind”.  This piece is scored for piano.  It is based on an old Scottish folk song as arranged by living American composer Mike Magatagan (b. 1960).

The St. Nicholas Chimers will resume rehearsals on Sunday, January 20, immediately following Coffee Hour.  Join us in ringing chimes!  It’s fun!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Thursday, January 17 – 9:00am – Holy Eucharist

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


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 20 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Graham and Judy Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers:  Nancy Agan and Bill Sproull(P)

Greeters:  Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Judy Pierce and Bill Sproull

Offering Teller: Dorothy and John Sutton

Sunday, January 20 – 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.

Sunday, January 27 – Ministers

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, 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.

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 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 volunteers who would like to make up the church bulletin each week, as well as keep up the church website and social media sites.  More than one person could take on just one or two of these tasks, and they could possibly be done from home.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board, or talk with Cathy, Kelly or Cynthia if you are interested.

I am seeking a small table & chair set, something suitable to use with preschoolers.  When Sarah D’Angio White begins joining us in February as our Steady Supply clergy, she will likely be bringing her children, ages 3 and 5, with her, and has asked if I can hold an informal Sunday School class with them.  Any leads would be much appreciated.  Thanks!  Nancy Nickerson

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.

Memorial Service for Harold (Hoppy) Hopkins will be held on Saturday, April 6 at

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Yarmouth.


A belated “thank you” to all of you who supported the pre-Christmas chocolate bar sale….over $300 was donated to Konbit Sante, and many others benefited from this enterprise as well.  Thanks again for your willingness to buy and eat Equal Exchange chocolate!     Nancy Nickerson

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