St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Second Sunday after the Epiphany


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 Mark Bennett(P)

Greeters:  Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Judy Pierce and Cathy Bennett

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.



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

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

Closing:  #533 – “How Wondrous and Great”



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 a medley of African-America spirituals and modern day compositions in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday.

After Coffee Hour, the St. Nicholas Chimers will have a brief rehearsal.  Please join us in ringing in the new year with joyous music.

Terry Foster, Church Musician


Thursday, January 24 – 9:00am – Holy Eucharist

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.



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.


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


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.


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