The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas
1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7
To contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Korea
For the Diocese: The parish of St. Peter, Maple Lake
Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Altar Guild
Parish Families: Susan Hogan, Keith & Audrey Jones, Diane Jones,
Jennifer Jones & Kirsten Kerr
The sick or those in need: Virginia Finlay, 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
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
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 September 15th
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’…
Today Outreach Committee Meeting
Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – The Rev’d Jo-Anne Billinger
Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer
1:00 p.m. Card Party
7:30 p.m. Choir Practice
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist
Following the 10:30am service Memorial Prayers for Vernon Smitz
Noon Bazaar Kick-off Lunch
4:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alison Falby’s Celebration of New
Ministry Service at St. Martin’s
Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 22nd The 18h Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 8: 18 – 9: 1 Psalm 79: 1-9 1 Timothy 2: 1-7 Luke 16: 1-13
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
Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________
e-mail address ________________________________________________
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 email@example.com or by calling the church office at 416-691-0449
ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
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.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be on October 13th, and the Altar Guild will
be decorating the church with fruit and vegetables. After the service on Sunday, all
of the produce will be taken to a local women’s shelter. If you would like to contribute
some fruit and/or vegetables, please bring them Saturday morning, October 12, by
9:30a.m. Thank you very much.
Join us this coming Wednesday, September 18th for the 10am service when
our guest preacher will be The Reverend Jo-Anne Billinger. Jo-Anne was a
parishioner and choir member here at St. Nicholas for many years before
following the call to ordained ministry.
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre offers a number of special
programs and activities. There are several flyers on the bulletin board listing
programs that are being offered: a euchre and games afternoon, some cooking
classes and a 6 week workshop on living with chronic pain. If you think you might
be interested in any of these, have a look at the flyers for more information.
The Blessing of the Animals Service, in Honour of St. Francis of Assisi, will
take place on Sunday, October 6th at 4 p.m. All creatures great and small, and
their owners, are invited to attend this special service!
The monthly Card Party begins this coming Thursday at 1:00p.m. in Robinson Hall.
Come out and enjoy an afternoon of cards, fellowship and refreshments.
WHEN WOMEN READ THE BIBLE is the topic of the Women’s Breakfast at Wycliffe
College (5 Hoskin Avenue) on Saturday September 21st from 9:30-11:30 a.m.. They
would be glad to welcome all women from St. Nick’s for breakfast and conversation
with Mama Rhoda, Priest of the Anglican Church of Kenya and Prof. Marion Taylor.
Please see the poster on the Manderley bulletin board for more details.
Did you sign up to take the bus to Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s on
Sunday September 22nd? If so please see Janet Baron to pay the $10.00 per
person fee. There are 8 seats left, so it’s not too late to join us. Speak to Janet
also about that.
Why has the response to the readings changed? Through the season of
Pentecost, the Reader’s proclamation “The Word of the Lord” has been changed to
“Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.” The phrase “Listen to what
the Spirit is saying to the Churches” comes from the Book of Revelation. It serves as
a reminder and witness to the power of the Spirit at work in our life calling us to new
awareness of God’s word, activity and salvation.
Have you ever wished you had the opportunity to be a Server, Crucifer or
Torchbearer? If this is something you have always wanted to do, or even if you haven’t
really thought about it before, this is an invitation to any parishioners to speak to Rev’d
Janet by phone or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The time commitment would be
once every 3 or 4 weeks.
LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below
Sept 22 Bazaar Kick off Lunch
Sept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pm
Oct 6 Blessing of Animals Service
Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford
Nov 2 The Bazaar
Watch this space for information and ways you can help.
The Bazaar date is November 2nd from noon – 3pm.
MEAT PIE MAKING WORKSHOP
This year the Bazaar is adding a new item. Meat Pies. We are looking for people
to help make them. If you would like to attend a workshop and help make the
meat pies please sign up on the Manderley bulletin board.
Date: Saturday October 5th @ 10:30am in the church kitchen following the
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 7:30pm, 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.