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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 Central America For the Diocese: The Church of the Advent Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Prayer Chain Parish Families: Joan & Bob Garner, Freda Gearing, Marien (Tom) Lynelle & Amaya Gehrels The sick or those in need: Virginia Finlay, Joan Johnson, Anne Moir, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Jack Pound, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister. And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregivers 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. Prayer Chain Contact:. 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 21, 2013 The Ninth 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. This Week at St. Nicholas’… Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. Christ Church/St. Bede, at Arsandco, W. off Midland, S. of Lawrence. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist The Reverend Joan Waters-Garner 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 28th The 10th Sunday after Pentecost Hosea 1: 2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2: 6-19 Luke 11: 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 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 until August 7th, in case of a pastoral emergency, please call Janet Baron 416-690-3858. Please join us next Sunday, July 28th as we are blessed by the ministry of The Reverend Joan Waters-Garner as Preacher and The Reverend Lee McNaughton as Celebrant.
  • 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! Registration forms are available on the Manderley Bulletin board. Please return completed forms to the office. 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! 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. A Thank you from Jo-Anne Billinger On July 14th, I was Ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Mary's Church in Richmond Hill where I am serving as Assistant Curate. I was so happy to see several St. Nicholas Parishioners attend and celebrate that day with me along with Rev. Janet. Many individuals were also there with me in their thoughts and prayers. The music for the service was wonderful as several of the St. Nicholas choir members came out to join the choir that day. Thank you to Janet Baron, Vicky Morgan, Suzanne Lehtinen, Michael Braley and Bill Goodfellow and also to Pauline Glasgow who led the Psalm reading and Janet Baron who presented the gifts at the Altar. A great big thank you to the people and Parish of St. Nicholas for all of your encouragement and support over these years, as I studied as a theological student and moved toward Ordination. The Parish also provided a cash gift to me, which I will use to purchase a pix and a cross for home communion. Best wishes and Blessings. Jo-Anne+ 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 is 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. In response to the suggestion from some of the 11 people in attendance in July, the August Parables and Pints will be at Bluffers Park on August 13th. We'll meet at the western parking lot (when you get to the bottom of the hill, keep right). Rain location will be the pub overlooking the marina. We'll be talking about the parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Aug 13 Parables & Pints Aug 19-23 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible Camp Aug 28 Farewell Reception for Carmine Lappano 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. The Bazaar is set for November 2nd from noon – 3pm. Our Bazaar Committee this year is Julia Hanson, Brian Jones, Suzanne Lehtinen. Speak to any one of them if you have ideas, or suggestions, or would like to help in any way. If you’re new to the parish, this is a fun way to help out and meet some of the other parishioners, and we’d love to get some new people and their ideas involved in the process.