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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 in Myanmar For the Diocese: The parish of the Trinity Church, Bradford Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Choir Parish Families: The Leverock Family, John & Marie-Louise Lister, Evelyn Mackie The sick or those in need: Freda Matthews, Betty Eley, 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 For immediate pastoral concerns, or emergencies, please contact Rev. Janet directly at 416-691-0449 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418. 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 October 6th , 2013 20th 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 4:00 p.m. Blessing of Animals Monday 7:00 p.m. Parish Council Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. Prayer Chain Meeting 7:30 p.m. Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Decorating Church Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 13th Harvest Thanksgiving Deuteronomy 26: 1-11 Psalm 100 Philippians 4: 4-9 John 6: 25-35 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. Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be next Sunday 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. 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 7:30 p.m., 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. LOOKING AHEAD….. The annual Advent Women’s Quiet Day this year is being led by our own Rev’d Janet. The date is Friday, December 6th, which coincidentally is St. Nicholas Day. As usual we will be at St. John’s Convent, 9:30 to 4. The new rate of $40 covers noon dinner and coffee breaks as well as our usual meeting space in St. Margaret’s Chapel. We always love to see new faces so don’t hesitate just because you’ve never come before. Please assist in the organization of this event by signing up well before the date (at the Manderley door). The convent now requires a list of names two weeks prior. Please call Rev’d Joan for further information, concerns, etc. Her number is 416 686 8620. 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 entrance. Acoustic Harvest Special Concert - Saturday, October 26th at St. Nicholas – (concert at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Acoustic Harvest and Patio Records/Terry Eagan are pleased to present The 3rd Annual Healing Garden Benefit Musicfest.For tickets ($25 each) or more information, please call 416-264-2235. Please see the Manderley bulletin board for more details. To all my wonderful friends at St. Nicholas' (i.e. all of you!) Thank you so much for your presence and your prayers last Sunday. I was very moved to look out into the congregation and see so many familiar faces. I appreciate your support more than words can say. With blessings and love, Alison+ LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Oct 12 Decorating of the Church for Harvest Thanksgiving Oct 17 Card Party Oct 18 Bus Trip – Stratford Oct 27 and throughout that week – Bazaar Set up Nov 2 The Bazaar Nov 9 Parish Breakfast Nov 12 Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Dec 6 Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet) Dec 7 Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance Bazaar News The Bazaar date is November 2nd from noon – 3pm. Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, Brian Jones – Bazaar Committee Now is the time to start think about the Bake Table!! Get out your favourite recipes and start getting your ingredients! We can sell just about everything that comes in, so please bake up a storm! Your baked goods can be brought in on the day of the Bazaar by 9:30am. For our very popular Tea Room, we need sandwiches and sweets. Barb Betts will be calling to ask what you’ll make, but it might be helpful to her, and save her some calls, if you speak to her and let her know what you’ll bring. The goodies need to be something that can be picked up with your fingers – not too gooey, if they’re squares, cut would be helpful please. For the sandwiches, we need to have the crusts cut off, and if anyone can make rolled sandwiches or have the bread coloured, (if they still do that) it adds and extra touch to our fancy plates! 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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