The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas
1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7
To contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregivers
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
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
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 email@example.com or by calling the church office at 416-691-0449
ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.