The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com Nick’s News – Please take this home To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.com Sunday March 24, 2013 Prayers for the Week Palm Sunday “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12 We warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. Please introduce yourselfFor the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disaster. to the clergy, fill out the “Newcomer / Visitor” Information form (on the back page ofFor the Global Church: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem this bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsThe Diocese: following the 10:30am service.Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Sacristans & ServersParish Families: Audrey Young, Nita Zachary, Joan & Bill Alkerton This Week at St. Nicholas’…The sick or those in need: Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack Monday 7:30 pm Holy EucharistPound, Mary Harris, Doug Goss, Sheila Boutilier, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning PrayerMarie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Vernon Smitz. 7:30 pm Holy EucharistThanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Noon Lenten Lunch: The Rev. Leslee Alfono 7:30 pm Service of Tenebrae Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning PrayerPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the 10:00 am Service at Retirement Suites by the Lakeprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily 7:30 pm. Institution of the Lord’s Supper with Footprayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 Washing and Stripping of the Altars 9 –11:00 pm Gethsemane WatchDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Good Friday 9:00 am Stations of the Crossof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief 10:30 am Good Friday Solemn Liturgy withreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. Children’s Program in Robinson Hall Saturday, March 30 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil and Sung Eucharist Newcomer / Visitor Form Holy Saturday Followed by a Resurrection PartyIf you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this Sunday, March 31 8:30 a.m. Sung Eucharistform. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople Easter Day 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharistat the back of the church. Scripture Readings for Sunday March 31, Easter Day You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit Acts 10: 34-43 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 You wish to have Offering Envelopes 1 Corinthians 15: 19-26 John 20: 1-18Name_________________________________________________________ Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pickAddress_______________________________________________________ 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.Postal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________ 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.e-mail address __________________________________________________ Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.
LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below Please join us for the Journey of Holy Week This week marks the last week of Jesus’ earthly life. All of the events that unfoldedAll Holy Week services are listed on the cover. led the early Church to call it ‘Holy Week’ and it is a journey unlike any other. Please join us for these very important observances.April 3 7:30 pm Outreach Meeting Monday of Holy Week: We celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 7:30pm, and hear theApril 7 12:15 pm Final “Messiah” Study on the H…..h Chorus! All welcome! Gospel story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet. During this Service, members of the AltarApril 8 7:00 pm Parish Council Guild are commissioned.April 9 9:30 am Prayer Chain MeetingApril 10 7:30 pm NCD Meeting Tuesday of Holy Week: We celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 7:30pm and hear JesusApril 12 Shaw Bus Trip speaking about his death.April 13 9:00 am Parish BreakfastApril 14 12:15 pm Worship Committee Meeting Wednesday of Holy Week At 7:30 in the evening, we have a sung service ofApril 18 1:00 pm Card Party Tenebrae. The word “Tenebrae” comes to us from the Latin word for “shadows” or 5:30 pm Executive Meeting “darkness”. The purpose of Tenebrae is to recreate the sense of betrayal andApril 27 6:00 pm Dinner & Games Night abandonment within the story of Jesus’ passion. The choir will sing, interspersed with readings from Scripture. During the service, candles are gradually extinguished until the Church falls into almost complete darkness.March is Outreach Month for the Church School. Our theme is homelessness and Maundy Thursday: The word Maundy comes from the latin word mandatum,those in need; with our stories and crafts being based on this theme. We have two ‘command’, and refers to Jesus telling his disciples "A new command I give to you:craft projects planned. 1) Making Easter cards for our parishioners who are unable to Love one another. As I have loved you," John 13:34. Jesus said this the night before hisbe at church on a regular basis (the cards will be delivered on Palm Sunday with their death, the same night he celebrated the last supper and washed his disciples’ feet.Easter flower). 2) Making “Thinking of You” cards for the people who attend the Inter- The Maundy Thursday Service will take place at 7:30 p.m. At the end of the serviceFaith Lunch Program). the church will be stripped of all its adornments, recalling how Jesus will be stripped on the next day. Following the service, the chapel will be set aside as a place of quietThere is a Bursary available from York Scarborough Area Council for those entering prayer and meditation for a Gethsemane Watch. Please plan to join us for all or partfirst year of post secondary education. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2013. of this Watch. It concludes at 11:00pm.Speak with Rev. Janet for more information. Good Friday On this day, we remember our Lord’s passion and death on the cross.Pennies from Heaven – While the Canadian Mint may say “no” to pennies, we are Join us for “The Way of the Cross” at 9:00am and then the Solemn Liturgy ofsaying “yes”! Pennies can bring blessings and we are collecting them for the ministry Good Friday at 10:30am. Children are invited to a Children’s Program in Robinson Hall, also beginning at 10:30am.and mission of St. Nicholas! So go through your pockets, check the bottom of yourpurses, and bring in all those no longer needed pennies. There is a bucket marked Holy Saturday Once the sun has set on Holy Saturday, we are ready to celebrate the“Pennies from Heaven” at the back of the church to collect them in. Thank you! resurrection of Jesus. In this service, we light the new fire of Easter, reminding us that the risen Christ is the light of the world. This Eucharist also includes the Renewal ofEaster Flower Offering: Each year, as we prepare to celebrate Easter, we have the our Baptismal Covenant. Bring a bell along with you and ring it joyfully during theopportunity to make a special flower donation in memory of, or thanksgiving for, specific singing of “Glory to God in the Highest!” Following this service, please come to theindividuals.These flowers are then used to decorate the Church on Holy Saturday and Resurrection Party in the Memorial Room. (A sign up sheet for the ResurrectionEaster. If you would like to make a special flower donation this year, please Party is available on the Manderley Bulletin Board)contact Janet Baron in the Church Office by Wednesday, March 26th and fill in anEaster Flower Memorial Envelope which is available at the back of the Church. Easter Day: This is our main celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, so be sure to join us for the Holy Eucharist at 8:30am and 10:30am. Both services will be sung celebrations with hymns. As usual, there will be a Sunday School program for children at the 10:30am service. We also have Refreshments in Robinson Hall following both services, so please be sure to stay for some fellowship.