The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 Nick’s News – Please take this home 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com Sunday February 10, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Last Sunday after Epiphany Prayers for the Week “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12 We warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. Please introduce yourself to the clergy, fill out the “Newcomer / Visitor” Information form (on the back page ofFor the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disaster. this bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsFor the Global Church: The Church of South India following the 10:30am service.The Diocese: St. Ninian’s (Scarborough)Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Intercessors Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond to pastoralParish Families: Edna Tilley; Elvis, Cheryl and Noah Tjok -A-Tam; Ed Treadway situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her via email at email@example.com or by calling the church office 416-691-0449 ext. 223 orThe sick or those in need: Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris, Doug Goss, in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.Joan Wilson, Myrna Gray, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Barbara Donnelly;Marie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Vernon Smitz. This Week at St. Nicholas’…Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. Today Noon Vestry Meeting Tuesday 8:45 am Morning Prayer 9:30 am Prayer Chain MeetingPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the 5:30-7 pm Pancake Supperprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily Ash Wednesday 8:30 am Staff Meetingprayer for 30 days. 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Imposition of AshesThe prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 NOON Lent Lunch Series Begins 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist with Imposition of AshesDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Thursday 8:45 am Morning Prayerof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief 7:30 pm Choir Practicereflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. Friday 9:00 am Stations of the Cross Sunday 8:30 am Said Eucharist Newcomer / Visitor Form 10:30 am Sung EucharistIf you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this 12:15 pm Messiah – Lenten Study in Memorial Roomform. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeopleat the back of the church. Scripture Readings for Sunday February 17th, The First Sunday in Lent Deuteronomy 26: 1-11 Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16 You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit Romans 10: 8b- 13 Luke 4: 1-13 You wish to have Offering Envelopes Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pickName_________________________________________________________ up a purple card from a sidesperson. With the purple card in your hand at the altar rail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer.Address_______________________________________________________ All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receivePostal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________ Communion in the Anglican Church. If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine,e-mail address __________________________________________________ please come to the Altar, and cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing. Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.
Altar Flowers Each week the flowers on both Altars can be given in memory of aOur Annual Vestry Meeting is today in Robinson Hall, following to 10:30am service. loved one or in celebration of a significant life event. (Anniversary, Birthday, Baptism etc.) If you would like to do this, please write your name and phone number on the calendar at the back of the church. As the week approaches Iris Hogan will give you aLOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below call to see if you have any colour requests, and also to get the wording for the bulletin. Payment of $60.00 can be put in an envelope, clearly marked “For AltarFeb 21 Card Party Flowers” and placed on the collection plate. It’s OK for more than one person/familyMar 2 Woman’s Breakfast to sign up for the same week.Mar 22 Woman’s Lent Quiet Day This morning, we offer the Rite of Healing at both services. For those who wish, this is an opportunity to pray specifically for healing. Since Biblical times, this prayer has beenSt. Nicholas Bus Trips: The St. Nicholas’ Social Committee has planned a series of accompanied by anointing with oil. At 8:30am, please proceed to the chancel stepsbus trips for 2013. Please contact Joan Alkerton at 416-691-4387 for more after you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St. Andrew’sinformation or to book one of these trips. chapel after you have received Communion.April 12th Shaw Theatre “Guys and Dolls”June 18th Penetanguishene “Oliver” Income Tax Receipts for 2012 are at the back of the church. Please pick up yourOctober 18th Stratford “Blithe Spirit” receipts – lets save some postage!December 5th St. Jacobs “Legends in Harmony”Ministry of Hospitality Opportunity- Coming in Lent…In the letter to the Romans, Paul encourages us as a community to practice hospitality.If you would like to participate in the ministry of hospitality by helping with Coffee hour Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Come and enjoyafter the 10 a.m. service… the best pancakes and sausages (with real maple syrup!) in Birch Cliff !There is a new Coffee Hour list posted on the Manderley Bulletin Board. Please Only $5.00.consider taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’t have to be a bigspread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just fine. If In preparation for Ash Wednesday on February 13, please bring in your palm crossesseveral people went together it makes it much easier, - and fun. All you have to do is from last year to be burned to make the ashes for our services on Ash Wednesday.bring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee and They can be left on the counter in the Sacristy.tea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of the proceedsfrom the basket on the table. Lent Lunches – begin on Ash Wednesday. As usual, we at St. Nicholas will be responsible for making sandwich fillings each week, and the church of the weekly speaker will bring the soup. On Ash Wednesday, as Rev. Janet is the speaker, we will do the soup as well as the sandwich fillings. Please sign up on the Manderley bulletinSt. John’s Norway is hosting and Ash Wednesday Event “JOURNEY TO LENT” for board. Speak to Sonia Halloran for more information.Children on February 13. Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00am and the programincluding snack and worship will run from 9-11:30. Afternoon supervision is available Stations of the Cross On Friday mornings beginning February 15, we will walk theif required. Please pre-register with St. John’s at 416-691-4560. The education Act stations of the cross at 9:00am. You are invited to join us for this meaningfulof Ontario allows students to be absent from school for religious education and devotion.observation with no penalty to the student. There’s a poster on the bulletin board withmore information. Handel’s Messiah – Part II On Sunday’s during Lent following the 10:30 am service we will continue our exploration of Handel’s Messiah looking particularly at the sections about Christ’s Passion. All are welcome.Snowtubing Day is being planned for Sunday February 24, speak to Rev. Alison formore information. The Annual Women’s Lent Quiet Day, led by The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby, will be held at St. John’s Convent on Friday March 22. Reserve the date now, and watch for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in mid-February.