The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 Nick’s News 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com Sunday February 3, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.com The Presentation of the Lord Prayers for the Week “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 yourself to the clergy, fill out the “Newcomer / Visitor” Information form (on the back page ofFor the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disaster. this bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsFor the Global Church: The Diocese of Lui – (Sudan) following the 10:30am service.The Diocese: St. Jude’s WexfordParish Ministries: The ministry of our Intercessors Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond to pastoralParish Families: Sheila & David Tait; Jack & Joan Taylor; The Thomas family. situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office 416-691-0449 ext. 223 orThe sick or those in need: Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris, Doug Goss, in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.Joan Wilson, Myrna Gray, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Barbara Donnelly;Marie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Vernon Smitz.Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. This Week at St. Nicholas’…For the departed: Helen Fice Tuesday 8:45 am Morning PrayerPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the Wednesday 8:30 am Staff Meetingprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily 10:00 am Holy Eucharistprayer for 30 days. Thursday 8:45 am Morning PrayerThe prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 1:00 pm Funeral Service for Helen Fice 7:30 pm Choir PracticeDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Sunday 8:30 am Said Eucharistof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief 10:30 am Sung Eucharistreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. Noon Vestry Meeting Newcomer / Visitor Form Scripture Readings for Sunday February 10th, The Last Sunday after EpiphanyIf you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this Exodus 34: 29-35 Psalm 99form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople 2 Corinthians 3: 12 – 4: 2 Luke 9: 28-36at the back of the church. Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pick You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit up a purple card from a sidesperson. With the purple card in your hand at the altar You wish to have Offering Envelopes rail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receiveName_________________________________________________________ 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.Address_______________________________________________________ Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our ChurchPostal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________ School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.e-mail address __________________________________________________
LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below Altar Flowers Each week the flowers on both Altars can be given in memory of aFeb 10 Annual Vestry Meeting loved one or in celebration of a significant life event. (Anniversary, Birthday, BaptismFeb 12 Pancake Supper etc.) If you would like to do this, please write your name and phone number on theFeb 13 Ash Wednesday Services 10:00am and 7:30 pm calendar at the back of the church. As the week approaches Iris Hogan will give you a Lenten Lunches begin at Noon call to see if you have any colour requests, and also to get the wording for the bulletin. Payment of $60.00 can be put in an envelope, clearly marked “For Altar Flowers” and placed on the collection plate. It’s OK for more than one person/familyOur Annual Vestry Meeting is on February 10 following to 10:30am service. Please to sign up for the same week.check the Vestry List on the Manderley bulletin board, to make sure you are listed aseligible to vote at the meeting. To be eligible, you must be 16 years of age or older,have been a member of and worshipper with this congregation for 3 months prior to the Coming in Lent…meeting, and not be voting at the Vestry Meeting of any other parish. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Come and enjoyWe will have a pot luck lunch during the meeting. Bring something to share, tea and the best pancakes and sausages (with real maple syrup!) in Birch Cliff !coffee will be provided. Only $5.00.St. Nicholas Bus Trips: The St. Nicholas’ Social Committee has planned a series of In preparation for Ash Wednesday on February 13, please bring in your palm crossesbus trips for 2013. Please contact Joan Alkerton at 416-691-4387 for more from last year to be burned to make the ashes for our services on Ash Wednesday.information or to book one of these trips. They can be left on the counter in the Sacristy.April 12th Shaw Theatre “Guys and Dolls”June 18th Penetanguishene “Oliver” Lent Lunches – begin on Ash Wednesday. As usual, we at St. Nicholas will beOctober 18th Stratford “Blithe Spirit” responsible for making sandwich fillings each week, and the church of the weeklyDecember 5th St. Jacobs “Legends in Harmony” speaker will bring the soup. On Ash Wednesday, as Rev. Janet is the speaker, we will do the soup as well as the sandwich fillings. Please sign up on the Manderley bulletinMinistry of Hospitality Opportunity- board. Speak to Sonia Halloran for more information.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 Stations of the Cross On Friday mornings beginning February 15, we will walk theafter the 10 a.m. service… stations of the cross at 9:00am. You are invited to join us for this meaningfulThere is a new Coffee Hour list posted on the Manderley Bulletin Board. Please devotion.consider taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’t have to be a bigspread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just fine. If Handel’s Messiah – Part II On Sunday’s during Lent following the 10:30 am serviceseveral people went together it makes it much easier, - and fun. All you have to do is we will continue our exploration of Handel’s Messiah looking particularly at thebring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee and sections about Christ’s Passion. All are welcome.tea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of the proceedsfrom the basket on the table. The Annual Women’s Lent Quiet Day, led by The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby, will be held at St. John’s Convent on Friday March 22. Reserve the date now, and watch forSt. John’s Norway is hosting and Ash Wednesday Event “JOURNEY TO LENT” for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in mid-February.Children on February 13. Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00am and the programincluding snack and worship will run from 9-11:30. Afternoon supervision is available PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE, THE INFORMATION IN IT HAS CHANGEDif required. Please pre-register with St. John’s at 416-691-4560. The education Act This past summer the City of Toronto began charging all churches and non profitof Ontario allows students to be absent from school for religious education and organizations for garbage pickup. At the beginning of this year we received a noticeobservation with no penalty to the student. There’s a poster on the bulletin board with from the city that we will not be charged for garbage pickup this year after all. Theymore information. are going to look into the impact of such charges on charitable organizations and then decide what course of action to take. So… while for this year sorting ourThe Vestry Report is available this morning. Please take one copy per household, garbage doesn’t make a difference to our costs, it is still an environmentallyand be sure to bring it back next week for the meeting. responsible thing to be doing, and it very well may again become a cost issue.