St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

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                                                                         THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

December 22 – Ministers – Advent 4

Celebrant:  The Rev. Kit Wang

Coffee Host:  Sue Hunnell

Eucharistic Minister:  Mark Bennett

Greeters:  Rod Dixon and Mike Ott

Lectors:  Mike Ott and Judy Pierce

Offering Teller: Nancy Agan

Everyone is welcome to help decorate (string the lights, etc.) after coffee hour on Sunday, December 22

                                                                                     ABOUT THE MUSIC

     The organ prelude for this Sunday is the Advent carol “All Bells In Paradise” by living English composer John Rutter (b. 1945).  The piano offertory is “On This Day, O Beautiful Mother” (Virgin Mary) by Belgian composer Louis Lambillotte (1796-1855).  The postlude is “People, Look East” by English composer Martin Shaw (1875-1958). 

     Don’t miss the special music for Christmas Eve.  It will begin at 4:15pm prior to the service.  Special guest Mia Bella D’Augelli, violinist, will play during the service as well as the St. Nicholas Chimers.

     A short rehearsal of the chimers will take place after Coffee Hour this Sunday.

                                                             ANNOUNCEMENTS_____________________________

We will be needing to hire a cleaning person the beginning of January.  A list of duties coming soon.  Please see Kelly or Cynthia if you or know of someone who is interested.

 Just a reminder when using the mic at the podium, please speak right into the mic.

Our dedicated St. Nick’s News editor would like to “hand over the keyboard” and step down from this mission.  If you are interested in taking on this important outreach mission, please let us know.

 

OUTREACH 

St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry

Long John Sunday Returns

 Once again, the crew from the St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center and Essentials Pantry is collecting brand new long underwear and socks to keep our neighbors who come from near and far warm this winter.   

 While supplies are fresh in local stores, please purchase a package or two of thermal or insulated tops and bottoms, or socks for women, children or men. Our Essential Pantry neighbors come in all sizes, so any size or gender are welcome!  Drop off your purchases at church during the next few weeks.  

 There are alternatives for you, too: 

*Donate by writing a check: made out to “St. Nicholas Church” with “Long Johns” written on the memo line or send a check made out to “St. Elizabeth’s” to St. Elizabeth’s Attn: Rev. Holly Hoffmann 143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101 and note “Long Johns” in the memo. 

*Order online from our Amazon Wishlist: http://a.co/eV6rZyn and have them shipped to you or to St. Elizabeth’s (same address as above) 

 We hope to have all Long Johns and socks donations collected / received by January 5, 2020, so they can be distributed at the start of the new year!

 If you have questions, please see Cynthia Nye or email jandcnye@earthlink.org 

Chocolate Bars 

Once again this holiday season, we will be selling Equal Exchange chocolate bars.  They are sustainably sourced and provide a living wage for Latin American farmers.  AND in this case since this is a fundraiser, the proceeds will also benefit the health work of Konbit Sante in northern Haiti.  They will be available in several varieties, and sell for $5 each or 3 for $12.  I also have a limited supply of Equal Exchange Baking Cocoa and Hot Chocolate Mix ($6/can).  Thank you in advance for your support!  Nancy Nickerson

LOOKING AHEAD

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service at 4:30

Celebrant:  The Rev. Roy Partridge

Eucharistic Ministers:  Jane Ducott (P) and Bill Sproull

Greeters:  Kelly Martino, Mike Ott and Mark Bennett

Lectors:  Dana Jensen, Will Ducott

Offering Teller:  Anna Hamilton

  

 December 29 – Ministers – Christmas 1

Celebrant:  The Rev. Graham Pierce

Coffee Hosts:  Mark and Cathy Bennett

Eucharistic Minister:  John Sutton

Greeters: 

Lectors:  Dorothy and John Sutton

Offering Teller:  Anna Hamilton

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