The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.comTo contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.comPrayers for the Week“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12For the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disasterFor the Global Church: The Church in NigeriaFor the Diocese: Suffragan Bishop Elect, Peter FentyThe Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, Meadowvale WestParish Ministries: The ministry of our GreetersParish Families: Joan Douglas, Brian & Brenda Dow, Diane DrakeThe sick or those in need: Karen Evans, John Aman, Anne Moir, Doug Goss,Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Jack Pound, Vivienne Radford, Beverley Spencer;Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister.And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregiversThanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving.Special Prayer - We offer thanksgiving for the gift of fathers who model the love ofGod, and pray for any who grieve the loss of their fathers, the gift of fatherhood orwho find this day difficult due to memories or experiences.Prayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact theprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in dailyprayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659Daily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the backof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a briefreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week.Newcomer / Visitor FormNick’s News – Please take this homeSunday June 16, 2013The Fourth Sunday after PentecostHappy Father’s Day!We warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. Please introduce yourselfto the clergy, fill out the “Newcomer / Visitor” Information form (on the back page ofthis bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsfollowing the 10:30am service.Please note: LARGE PRINT bulletins and Announcements sheetsfor the 10:30 a.m. Service are available at the back of the ChurchThis Week at St. Nicholas’…Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer9:00 a.m. Bus Trip to Penetang – “Oliver”11:00 a.m. Alzheimer’s Society Men’s Cooking Group7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. Calvary Baptist atArsandco, W. off Midland, S. of Lawrence.Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy EucharistThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning PrayerSaturday 10:30 a.m. Consecration of Bishop Elect Peter Fenty atSt. James’ CathedralSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist3:00 p.m. Foodbank Fundraiser The Bach Children’s ChorusScripture Readings for Sunday June 23rd, The 5th Sunday after Pentecost1 Kings 19: 1-15a Psalm 42 Galatians 3: 23-29 Luke 8: 26-39Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pickup a purple card from a sidesperson. With the purple card in your hand at the altarrail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer.All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receiveCommunion 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 ChurchSchool Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you tocomplete this form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to oneof the Sidespeople at the back of the church.You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral VisitYou wish to have Offering EnvelopesName___________________________________________________Address_______________________________________________________Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________e-mail address ________________________________________________Please note: for the months of July and August the Church Office will be closed onFridays. The office will be open, as usual, Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to12 noon. In the case of a pastoral emergency, outside of office hours, pleasecontact Rev. Janet directly at 416-648-1418.
Thank you to Brian & Betsy Jones for organizing the Golf Tournament yesterday, andthe BBQ that followed at their home.VACATION BIBLE CAMP RETURNS TO ST. NICHOLAS AUGUST 19 – 23, 2013All young people, aged 4-12, are invited to Gospel Light’s SonRiseNational Park VBC- a five day adventure where we learn the mostimportant survival skill of all: that we can always depend on Jesus andHis promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and truehope! In order to continue building on this important ministry we needyour help whether it is providing supervision, leading, helping with crafts or a host ofother opportunities. For more information, or to volunteer please contact Rev. Janetat 416-691-0449 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgParables & PintsThanks to Andrew Reeves and Tom Gehrels for starting this new sociable,conversational and educational study group, watch here for a July date.The Rev’d. Jo-Anne Billinger will be ordained to the Priesthood on July 14th at 6:30pmat St. Mary’s Richmond Hill 10300 Yonge St. on the N.W. corner of Major Mackenzieand Yonge St.Deb Chapman, our Pastoral Associate, will be undergoing ankle surgery at the end ofJune. Following the surgery, Deb will be recovering at home for approximately 4months. Please uphold Deb in your prayers during this time.Why has the response to the readings changed? Through the season ofPentecost, 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 whatthe Spirit is saying to the Churches” comes from the Book of Revelation. It serves asa reminder and witness to the power of the Spirit at work in our life calling us to newawareness of God’s word, activity and salvation.See Janet Baron at coffee hour for tickets to the Bach Children’s ChorusConcert for the Foodbank – June 23rd at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and will beon sale today and through the week from the church office.The Alzheimer’s Society and St. Nicholas’ are hosting a special Men’s Cookingand Support Group. The group is a free, four week beginner’s cooking class andsupport group for male partners caring for someone with dementia. It runs eachTuesday in June from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will have a hands on cookingexperience, prepare a simple easy to learn recipe, enjoy lunch together and takehome two heart healthy meals.Summer is approaching and even though our regular church school program will endon June 30th; we will be providing a church school program during the summermonths. As with previous years, instead of splitting into three classes, we will beoffering 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 feelfree to sign your name on the Church School sign-up sheet at the Manderley Doorentrance or speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) during CoffeeHour. New teachers are welcome!LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs belowAug 19-23 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible CampSept 9 Parish Council MeetingSept 22 Bazaar Kick off LunchSept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pmSept 28 Birch Cliff Art ShowOct 18 Bus Trip - StratfordNov 2 The BazaarRev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond topastoral situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact hervia email at email@example.com or by calling the church office 416-691-0449ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.Bazaar NewsWatch this space for information and ways you can help.Ontario Strawberries will soon be available. If you’re making jam, pleaseconsider putting aside a few jars for “Cathy’s Kitchen” our preserves and jamstable at the bazaar. We always sell out quickly, and many of our patrons comespecifically to purchase those wonderful homemade goodies. Whatever you’remaking this summer and fall, zucchini relish, dill pickles, jams, preserves, oranything else, please remember this popular table.Bazaar Committee: Julia Hanson, Brian Jones, Suzanne Lehtinen