Announcements 13 October 2013Presentation Transcript
The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas
1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7
To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.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
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
Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________
e-mail address ________________________________________________
Nick’s News – Please take this home
Sunday October 13th, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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’…
Thanksgiving Day – Parish Office Closed
Bus Trip - Stratford
Following coffee hour
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
Parables & Pints at Tara Inn
Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills
Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet)
Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance
Service of Lessons & Carols 4pm followed by Pot Luck Supper
Christmas Eve Services 5:00pm 7:00p.m 11:00pm
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.
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.