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Announcements 22 Sept 2013

  1. 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 in Melanesia For the Diocese: The parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Bazaar Committee Parish Families: Mary Kennard; The Kennington Family; Betty & Ron Kimball The sick or those in need: Betty Eley, Sarah Brown, 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 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. 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 22nd , 2013 The 18th 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 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. This Week at St. Nicholas’… Today Bazaar Kick-Off Lunch 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alison Falby’s Celebration of New Ministry Service at St. Martin’s Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 29th St. Michael & All Angels Genesis 28: 10-17 Psalm 103: 19-22 Revelation 12: 7-12 John 1: 47-51 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 ________________________________________________ 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 jrh@stnicholasbirchcliff.com or by calling the church office at 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
  2. 2. 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. 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! 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 jrh@stnicholasbirch.com. The time commitment would be once every 3 or 4 weeks. "Sacred Stitches: 100 Years of Embroidery" Join the Toronto Diocesan ACW Ecclesiastical Needlework Committee for a month-long exhibit of embroidery to mark their 100th anniversary. A celebration service will be held at St. James Cathedral on September 28 at 11:00am followed by refreshments and a tour of the display. The exhibit will continue to be on view Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, 12:30pm- 4:00pm until October 31 in the St. James Archives & Museum (65 Church Street). 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 7:30pm, 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 or call the Church Office. Did you sign up to take the bus to Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s this afternoon? 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. Sunday School Update: This summer, we saw a 27.5% increase in the number of children attending this year's Summer Church School program compared to last summer's program. We want to thank our church school teachers for teaching classes during the summer: MaryLynn Reddon D'Arcy, Sarah Brown, Maureen Rose Everatt and Angela McCullock. As we start the new Church School year, we look forward to dividing back into our 3 classes (Toddler, Multi-Age and Senior) and having another fun-filled year. You will also notice that a piano has now moved into the Church School area and we look forward to incorporating more music into the program this year. We would love to add new teachers to our program, so if you have experience working with children and would like to share this special gift with our Church School, please speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) before or after the 10:30am service or through the Church Office (Email: office@stnicholasbirchcliff.com or by phone at 416-691-0449). The 2013/14 sign-up sheet for teachers is at the Manderley Street entrance. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Oct 5 Parish Breakfast Oct 5 Meat Pie Making Workshop for the Bazaar Oct 6 Blessing of Animals Service Oct 8 Parables & Pints at the Tara Inn Oct 12 Decorating of the Church for Harvest Thanksgiving Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford Nov 2 The Bazaar Bazaar News The Bazaar date is November 2nd from noon – 3pm. Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, Brian Jones – Bazaar Committee 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 Parish Breakfast. Time to Declutter Yes, it’s that time of year to clean out your book shelves, your home entertainment centre and those corners where the extras pile up. St. Nick's Book Room is expanding and we need your donations for this year's Bazaar. We want your hard cover and soft cover books, your CDs, DVDs, games, magazines, book ends, in fact anything we can sell. Please leave your donations at the bottom of the Manderley Road stairs. Got a lot to donate -call Stephanie Ford at 416 392 02024 or 416 690 0213 and arrange a convenient time for pick up. Thank you and every donation is appreciated. A note from the Bazaar Committee: We are only taking in items for the book room at this time because Stephanie is taking them home to sort and categorize. Please don’t begin to bring in any other items until the week before the Bazaar. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the space to store them.

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