St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday in Lent


 Sunday, March 11 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Nancy Nickerson

Eucharistic Ministers: Carl Bredenberg(P) and Bill Nixon

Greeters: Anna Hamilton and Rod Dixon

Lectors: Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller: John Nye


Opening:  #339 – “Deck Thyself, My Soul With Gladness”

Gospel:  #302 – “Father, We Thank Thee Who Has Planted”

Closing:  #690 – “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”


The prelude for this Sunday is “Prelude in E Minor” by Polish composer

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 A.D.)

The offertory is “For Lent” by French composer and organist

Alphonse Schmitt (1875-1912 A.D.).

The postlude is “Jubilate in A MInor” by Mary C. Doige.

There will be chime choir rehearsal after coffee hour today.  All are invited to participate.

Terry Foster, Church Musician

Tuesday, March 13 St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry 9 to 11am

It is St. Nick’s turn to help with distributing clothing and other essentials at St. Luke’s.  Please contact Terry Foster for more info.

Ecumenical Lenten Luncheon at St Maximilian Kolbe
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Once again, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church will host the Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons sponsored by the Scarborough Clergy Association.  A half-hour Liturgy of the Word (singing scripture, silence, and reflection) will begin in the church at noon, then we move to the large hall for soup, bread, and fellowship.  This week’s presenter will be Rev. Margaret Sheffield of West Scarborough Methodist Church.

Thursday, March 15 – Holy Eucharist – 9:00am

Join us for a quiet start to your busy day.


Thursday, March 15 – 10 to 11:30am – Lenten Book Study Group

For our Lenten book study this year, we will read John Dominic Crossan’s “The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer.” Crossan is arguably the foremost scholar of the historical Jesus. A former Roman Catholic priest and professor emeritus of religious studies at DePaul University, his twenty-sixth book looks at the Lord’s Prayer. He argues that this “greatest prayer” is undervalued in today’s society, despite our recitation of it Sunday after Sunday, if not daily. We will meet on five Thursday mornings at the church.  Please read chapters six and seven this week.


Sunday, March 18 – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Jane Ducott and Carl Bredenberg

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Ducott(P) and Bill Nixon

Greeters: Mark and Cathy Bennett

Lectors: Judy Pierce and Bill Sproull

Offering Teller: Sean Walsh

Sunday, March 18 – Giving Sunday – On the third Sunday of each month we encourage members to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Scarborough Food Pantry.  Thanks for your generosity!

Sunday, March 18 – Congregational Meeting after Coffee

Please plan to stay after church to continue our discussion about what’s next for us as St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.  We will hear updates and there will be an opportunity to voice our ideas and thoughts.

Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday – Ministers

Coffee Hour Hosts: Susan Tully-Young and the Bennetts

Eucharistic Ministers: Bill Nixon(P) and Marci Robbins

Greeters: Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Thursday, April 12 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee

All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the governing body of

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.


Donations for Easter Flowers are now being accepted.  Please acknowledge whom the flowers are in memory or in thanksgiving for and your names.  Checks can be made out to Jane Ducott and the beautiful flowers will be arranged by Carol Brown.   Also, if you have flower choices or plants that are special to you, request them. I will try to have plants purchased prior to leaving for Florida.  —Jane Ducott

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