Sunday, January 5, 2020 – Christmas II and Epiphany


January 5 – Ministers – Christmas 2

Celebrant:  The Rev. Lin Payton

Coffee Hosts:  Erik and Dana Jensen

Eucharistic Minister:  Nancy Agan

Greeters:  Erik and Dana Jensen

Lectors:  Alice and Brad Wellman

Offering Teller:  Dorothy and John Sutton


The organ prelude for this Sunday is a meditation on “In the Bleak Midwinter” by English composer Gustav Theodore Holst (1874-1934).

The piano offertory is “There’s A Star In the East”, a traditional Christmas carol from the African-American tradition.

The postlude is a medley entitled “The Three Kings” utilizing melodies by French composer George Bizet (1838-1875) and American composer John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891).  Hopkins was an Episcopal rector whose father was the first bishop of Vermont and the eighth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the USA.


Finalizing the Appeal Drive and 2020 Budget:

The response to our annual appeal and “Fund the Future” campaign has been very robust.  If you have not yet provided your pledge, kindly complete a form at church on Sunday and place it in the office or in the collection basket or email Vicki LaQuerre at or call (207) 450-1033 with your pledge.

Thank you all for your continued and consistent support.

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

Thursday, January 9 – 6:30pm – Bishop’s Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the

governing body of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

Sewists 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 883-1561



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: 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

Note:  St. Nick’s next scheduled time to volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s is Tuesday, January 14th.  Please speak to Terry if you are interested in this ministry.

Logan Place

St. Nicholas Church will be providing dinner for the tenants of Logan Place on January 16.  Thank you to whoever donated a Hannaford gift card to help with the dinner expenses!  If others wish to cook, provide part of the dinner, or assist with serving on January 16, please contact Nancy Nickerson at 899-9382 or  Many thanks!


January 12 – Ministers – Epiphany 1

Celebrant:  The Rev. Claudia Smith

Coffee Hosts:  Lorna and John Kerbel

Eucharistic Minister:  Bill Nixon

Greeters:  Nancy Agan

Lectors:  Nancy Agan and Rod Dixon

Offering Teller:  John Nye

January 19 – Ministers – Epiphany 2

Celebrant:  The Kit Wang

Coffee Hosts:  Erik and Dana Jensen

Eucharistic Minister:  Bill Sproull

Greeters:  Kelly Martino and Rod Dixon

Lectors:  Cathy and Mark Bennett

Offering Teller:  Kelly Martino