Sunday, February 23, 2020 – Last Sunday After Epiphany

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

Ash Wednesday

Lent starts this coming week with Ash Wednesday, February 27th.  There will be a service here at 5:30 with the Rev. Claudia Smith as our celebrant.  Please join us.

__________________________THIS WEEK AT SAINT NICK’S______________________________
February 23 – Ministers – Epiphany 7

Celebrant:  The Rev. Graham Pierce

Preacher:  Dr. Terry Foster

Coffee Host:  Nancy Agan

Eucharistic Minister:  Nancy Agan

Greeters:  Mike Ott and Erik Jensen

Lectors:  Cynthia and John Nye

Offering Teller:  Nancy Agan

                                                                                  ABOUT THE MUSIC

This Sunday we welcome Helen Strout who will sing throughout the service.  Helen is from Cape Elizabeth and has been singing since a child.  A fine musician, Helen not only sings but plays piano and flute.  Not long ago she performed the lead role in Cape Elizabeth High’s production of “Footloose”.  

For prelude she will sing “In My Father’s House” by American gospel music composer Aileene Hanks Williams (1933-1997). 

For offertory she will sing “Up To the Mountain”.  This song was composed by living American composer/singer Patty Griffin (b. 1964) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.  It is appropriate for two reasons: 1) It compliments our gospel lesson and 2) This is “Black History Month”.   

For postlude, Helen will sing “Come To Jesus” by American singer Mindy Smith (b. 1972).  Please welcome Helen to St. Nicholas.

     The St. Nicholas Chimers will have a short rehearsal after Coffee Hour today.  Please join us!

Terry Foster, Church Musician

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Newsletter Editor

John Sutton would like to hand over “the keyboard” as editor of the newsletter.  If you are interested in this once-a-month project, please speak to either John or Kelly Martino.

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

OUTREACH

Thank you to those who purchased Equal Exchange chocolate bars on February 9.  We raised and donated $101 to support Konbit Sante’s work in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Equal Exchange chocolate bars will be back on sale on Sunday, February 23rd, in recognition of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday!) next week — $5/bar or 3/$12  Thank you, Nancy Nickerson

St. Elizabeth’s Pantry

Our next scheduled date to serve at St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry is Tuesday, March 10th from 9:00 – 11:00 at the Cathedral.  Please speak to Terry FMI.

Logan Place

Our next scheduled date to make and serve supper to the residents of Logan Place is Thursday, March 12th.  Please see Nancy Nickerson FMI or if you wish to help.

  Our next Giving Sunday is March 15th.  Nonperishable food can be brought in at anytime, however, and placed in the basket in the entry.

LOOKING AHEAD

March 1 – Ministers – Lent 1

Celebrant:  The Rev. John Van Siclen

Coffee Host:  Nancy Nickerson

Eucharistic Minister:  John Sutton

Greeters:  Mike Ott and Rod Dixon

Lectors:  Mike Ott and Judy Pierce

Offering Teller:  Kelly Martino

March 8 – Ministers _ Lent 2

Celebrant:  The Rev. David Robinson

Coffee Host:  Erik and Dana Jensen

Eucharistic Minister:  Jane Ducott

Greeters:  Nancy Agan and Kelly Martino

Lectors:  Bill Sproull and Nancy Agan

Offering Teller:  Anna Hamilton