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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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Lectors: Dorothy and John Sutton
Offering Teller: Anna Hamilton