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Announcements 14 July 2013

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  • 1. 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 of the province of Central Africa For the Diocese: The parish of Holy Family, Heart Lake Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Pastoral Care Visitors Parish Families: The Flanagan Family, Stephanie Ford, The Francis Family The sick or those in need: Madge Snelling, Virginia Finlay, Joan Johnson, Anne Moir, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Jack Pound, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister. And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregivers Thanksgivings – We give thanks for the ordination to the Priesthood of The Rev’d Jo-Anne Billinger. 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. Prayer Chain Contact: From July 13–19, please call Freda Gearing 416-698-0015. From July 20–26, please call Mavis Hristow 416-690-6862. 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. Newcomer / Visitor Form Nick’s News – Please take this home Sunday July 14, 2013 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 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. This Week at St. Nicholas’… Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. St. Peter’s, at Arsandco, W. off Midland, S. of Lawrence. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer Friday Parish Office Closed Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Scripture Readings for Sunday July 21st The 9th Sunday after Pentecost Amos 8: 1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1: 15-28 Luke 10: 38-42 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. 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. You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit You wish to have Offering Envelopes Name___________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ Summer Notes Please note: for the months of July and August the Church Office will be closed on Fridays. The office will be open, as usual, Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Rev’d. Janet will be away from July 17th until August 7th, in case of a pastoral emergency, please call the Church Office. Please join us next Sunday, July 21st as we are blessed by the ministry of The Reverend Joan Waters-Garner as Celebrant and Ms Joan Wilson as Preacher.
  • 2. VACATION BIBLE CAMP RETURNS TO ST. NICHOLAS AUGUST 19 – 23, 2013 All young people, aged 4-12, are invited to Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park VBC- a five day adventure where we learn the most important survival skill of all: that we can always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope! For more information, or to volunteer please contact Rev. Janet at 416-691-0449 or via email at jrh@stnicholasbirchcliff.com The Rev’d. Jo-Anne Billinger will be ordained to the Priesthood this evening at 6:30pm at St. Mary’s Richmond Hill 10300 Yonge St. on the N.W. corner of Major Mackenzie and Yonge St. Deb Chapman, our Pastoral Associate, has undergone ankle surgery and will be on medical leave and recovering at home for approximately 3-4 months. Please uphold Deb in your prayers during this time. During her recovery period, please contact the church office for assistance Are you planning on attending Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s on Sunday September 22nd? St. Martin’s has contacted us, and they have limited parking, and are arranging for overflow parking (with a bit of a walk to the church). We are exploring the option of renting a school bus to take us all there and back with no parking concerns. We need to know how many would be interested in doing this, and it would need to be a fairly firm commitment. It could cost about $10.00 each. If you are interested in this, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the Manderley bulletin board before the end of July. Summer is here, and even though our regular church school program has ended; we will be providing a church school program during the summer months. As with previous years, instead of splitting into three classes, we will be offering one class for all ages and we will be using the "Seasons of the Spirit" curriculum. If you are interested in teaching a class for a week or two, please feel free to sign your name on the Church School sign-up sheet at the Manderley Door entrance or speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) during Coffee Hour. New teachers are welcome! 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. Ministry of Hospitality Opportunity- 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 after the 10 a.m. service… The Coffee Hour list posted on the Manderley Bulletin Board if quite empty! Please consider taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’t have to be a big spread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just fine. If several people went together it makes it much easier - and fun. All you have to do is bring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee and tea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of the proceeds from the basket on the table. Thank you to everyone who braved the closure of the Kingston Rd & Warden intersection to come to the Art Show and Sale last Saturday. Grace MacPherson. Farewell and Every Blessing to Carmine: Carmine Lappano, our Organist and Music Director, has submitted his resignation, effective September 1st. He will begin a new music ministry in partnership with his wife, Michelle in Bowmanville. While this news is sad for us, we are deeply grateful for the blessing of Carmine’s ministry over the past two years and wish him, Michelle, and their family every blessing on this new journey. Please join us on Sunday, August 25th following the 10:30 a.m. Service for a special celebration in honour of Carmine. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Aug 19-23 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible Camp Sept 9 Parish Council Meeting Sept 22 Bazaar Kick off Lunch Sept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pm Sept 28 Birch Cliff Art Show Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford Nov 2 The Bazaar Bazaar News Watch this space for information and ways you can help. Linens and Lace – This table sells fancy tablecloths, napkins, doilies, and other linens, as well as china cups and saucers and crystal. If you have any of these antique items, in good condition, taking up space in drawers, that you don’t want anymore, we can sell them on this table at the Bazaar. Jewellery and Accessories another opportunity for you to clear out some lovely old jewellery and make room for new! Donate it to the Jewellery and Accessories table and the ladies who work on this table will polish it up, display it beautifully and “turn your unwanted jewellery into cash. Oh Yeah” (sorry apparently I watch too much T.V.) Bazaar Committee: Julia Hanson, Brian Jones, Suzanne Lehtinen Bad jokes by Janet (B)