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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 883-1561
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.
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. Non–perishable food can be brought in at anytime, however, and placed in the basket in the entry.
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