Sunday, January 19, 2020 – Epiphany 2

                                            THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S

January 19 – Ministers – Epiphany 2

Celebrant:  The Rev. Kit Wang

Coffee Hosts:  Kelly Martino

Eucharistic Minister:  Bill Sproull

Greeters:  Kelly Martino and Rod Dixon

Lectors:  Cathy and Mark Bennett

Offering Teller:  Kelly Martino

                                                                                  ABOUT THE MUSIC

     The prelude for this Sunday is “The Tree Of Life My Soul Hath Seen”, an Epiphany carol by English composer Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987). 

    The offertory is “Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart” by Irish composer George Croly (1780-1860).  In our Gospel lesson, God’s spirit descended on Jesus at His baptism.  May God’s spirit descend on our  hearts this day.  As the song is played, please read the words below in meditation. 

     The postlude is “Worthy Is the Lamb” from “The Messiah” by German-English composer George Frideric Handel” (1685-1759 A).                                 Terry Foster, Church Musician

                                                           SPIRIT OF GOD, DESCEND UPON MY HEART

                                                                   Spirit of God, descend upon my heart.  

                                                                    Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move.

                                                                  Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art

                                                                     and make me love Thee as I ought to love.

                                                                  Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love—

                                                                      one holy passion filling all my frame;

                                                                   the kindling of the heaven descended dove,

                                                                    my heart an altar and Thy love the flame.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Annual Meeting following the service January 26th. Hope to see you there. Important information from The Rev. Michael Ambler.

 

If you are interested in representing St. Nicholas Church at the Diocesan Convention later this year, please speak to Kelly.

.Sew-ists at St. Nick’s

On Thursday mornings we have a sewing group here.  Anyone is welcome to join us with any portable handcraft you enjoy.  It’s fun to create, confer, and visit together.  All are welcome – no need to be a church member!  FMI Nancy Agan nancyagan@gmail.com 883-1561

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

 

OUTREACH 

Thank you to Nancy Agan and Anna Hamilton for being our volunteers at St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry last Tuesday.  Please speak to Terry Foster if you are interested and would like more information on this mission. 

St. Nicholas Church provided a lasagna dinner with vegetable and dessert for the tenants of Logan Place on Thursday.  Preparing and serving were Nancy Nickerson, Kelly Martinoand Dick and Anna Hamilton.  Please speak to Nancy Nickerson for more information on this mission. 

Chocolate Bars

Thank you to all who purchased chocolate bars, cocoa and papier mache hummingbirds last month…$236 (proceeds from these sales) is being donated to Konbit Sante, to continue its health work in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Munch On!

Next Candy Bar sale will likely be near Valentine’s Day. —Nancy Nickerson