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  • The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com To contact the wardens directly, email: wardens@stnicholasbirchcliff.com Prayers for the Week “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12 For the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disaster For the Global Church: The Church in Nigeria For the Diocese: Christian-Jewish Dialogue, Toronto Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Church School Teachers & Children Parish Families: The MacPherson Family, The Main Family, Julia Fisher, and Noah & Samantha Martin The sick or those in need: Freda Matthews, Betty Eley, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister, Vern Howarth. And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregivers Special Prayer: We offer thanks for the life of Virginia Finlay and pray for her children Alan Randy and Karen and all of her friends and family who mourn Thanksgivings: Prayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the prayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily prayer for 30 days. The Prayer Chain Contact: Elaine Fisher 416-281-9659 For immediate pastoral concerns, or emergencies, please contact Rev. Janet directly at 416-691-0449 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418. Daily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back of the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief reflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople at the back of the church. Newcomer / Visitor Form You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit You wish to have Offering Envelopes Name___________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ Nick’s News – Please take this home Sunday October 13th, 2013 Harvest Thanksgiving 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 of this bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshments following the 10:30am service. Please note: LARGE PRINT bulletins and Announcements sheets for the 10:30 a.m. Service are available at the back of the Church Due to our much improved sound system, the technician who installed it has suggested that people who wear hearing aids may need to turn them down or even off during services. Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond to pastoral situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her via email at jrh@stnicholasbirchcliff.com or by calling the church office at 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418. This Week at St. Nicholas’… Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Thanksgiving Day – Parish Office Closed 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 1:00 p.m. Card Party 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Friday Bus Trip - Stratford Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Instructional Eucharist Following coffee hour Bazaar Set-up Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 20th 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 31: 27-34 Psalm 119: 97-104 2 Timothy 3: 12 – 4: 5 Luke 18: 1-8 Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pick 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. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receive Communion in the Anglican Church. If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine, 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.
  • LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Oct 27 and throughout that week – Bazaar Set up Nov 2 The Bazaar Nov 9 Parish Breakfast Nov 12 Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Nov 23 Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills Dec 6 Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet) Dec 7 Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance Dec 15 Service of Lessons & Carols 4pm followed by Pot Luck Supper Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services 5:00pm 7:00p.m 11:00pm Dec 25 Christmas Day Service 10:30a.m. Thank you to everyone who donated produce, and to the Altar Guild who have decorated the church so beautifully. After the service all of the produce will be taken to a local women’s shelter. Do you have questions about why we do what we do in the service? If you do, please submit your question into the box at the back of the church, and plan to join us on Sunday October 20th, when we will be having an Instructional Eucharist at the 10:30 a.m. service Choir practice has begun, and we would love to have some new members! If you’ve thought you might like to join, but are not quite sure about it, here’s an opportunity to give it a try. We’d like to have a few more singers for the Service of Lessons and Carols on December 15th. If you would like to be a part of that one service, come to choir practice on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and we’ll start practice by working on the pieces for the Carol Service. We’ll finish up with the music for the coming Sunday, and you’re welcome to stay, or you could leave at that time. If you find that you really enjoy being part of the group, you might like to join us on a regular basis! For more info, speak to Bill Goodfellow or call the Church Office. 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 been accompanied by anointing with oil. At 8:30am, please proceed to the chancel steps after you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St. Andrew’s chapel after you have received Communion. Bazaar News The Bazaar date is November 2nd from noon – 3pm. Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, Brian Jones – Bazaar Committee BAZAAR FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY please take as many as you need to distribute to your neighbourhood, friends and relatives, as well as to post in local stores, libraries and condo announcement boards. Sometimes the notice boards in stores and condos have a size limitation, so there are two sizes of notices. Please help us to “Get the Word Out”. The flyers are available for pick-up at both doors of the church, and some will be downstairs at coffee hour after the 10:30 service. Now is the time to start think about the Bake Table!! Get out your favourite recipes and start getting your ingredients! We can sell just about everything that comes in, so please bake up a storm! Your baked goods can be brought in on the day of the Bazaar by 9:30am. For our very popular Tea Room, we need sandwiches and sweets. Barb Betts will be calling to ask what you’ll make, but it might be helpful to her, and save her some calls, if you speak to her and let her know what you’ll bring. The goodies need to be something that can be picked up with your fingers – not too gooey, if they’re squares, cutting them would be helpful please. For the sandwiches, we need to have the crusts cut off, and if anyone can make rolled sandwiches or have the bread coloured, (if they still do that) it adds a special touch to our fancy plates! LOOKING AHEAD….. The annual Advent Women’s Quiet Day this year is being led by our own Rev’d Janet. The date is Friday, December 6th, which coincidentally is St. Nicholas Day. As usual we will be at St. John’s Convent, 9:30 to 4. The new rate of $40 covers noon dinner and coffee breaks as well as our usual meeting space in St. Margaret’s Chapel. We always love to see new faces so don’t hesitate just because you’ve never come before. A note from the Bazaar Committee: Items can be brought to the church Grace MacPherson,October 27th and grand-daughter will be showing their art at the beginning Sunday her daughter annual Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour & Sale. The show will be on Saturday and Sunday October 19 & 20th. From 10 am – 5:00pm. For more information, visit stouffvillestudiotour.com There is also a flyer on the Manderley Bulletin Board. Please assist in the organization of this event by signing up well before the date (at the Manderley door). The convent now requires a list of names two weeks prior. Please call Rev’d Joan for further information, concerns, etc. Her number is 416 686 8620. Acoustic Harvest Special Concert - Saturday, October 26th at St. Nicholas – (concert at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Acoustic Harvest and Patio Records/Terry Eagan are pleased to present The 3rd Annual Healing Garden Benefit Musicfest.For tickets ($25 each) or more information, please call 416-264-2235. Please see the Manderley bulletin board for more details.