Announcements 8 Sept 2013

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Announcements 8 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 Kenya For the Diocese: The parish of St. John, Rosedale Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Worship Committee Parish Families: Brian Todd & Karen Inselsbacher and their family, Joan Johnson, Brian & Betsy Jones The sick or those in need: Virginia Finlay, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister. 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 8th, 2013 The 16th 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 This Week at St. Nicholas’… Monday 7:00 p.m. Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m Prayer Chain Meeting 7:30 p.m. Parables & Pints at Tara Inn 2365 Kingston Rd. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 10:00 a.m. Service at Chester Village 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 15h The 17h Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 4: 11-21, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1: 12-17 Luke 16: 1-13 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 ________________________________________________ This morning, we offer the Rite of Healing at both services. For those who wish, this is an opportunity to pray specifically for healing. Since Biblical times, this prayer has been accompanied by anointing with oil. At 8:30am, please proceed to the chancel steps after you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St. Andrew’s chapel after you have received Communion.
  2. 2. 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. Parables & Pints: The next installment of Parables & Pints will take place this Tuesday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Tara Inn, 2365 Kingston Rd (near Midland). Please join us as we share a pint (or soft drink) and discuss Jesus’ parable on the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46). All are welcome to attend. THANK YOU!!! TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED, AND ALL THOSE WHO HELPED WITH, VACATION BIBLE CAMP! From August 19-24th, we welcomed 15 young people to Vacation Bible Camp. It was an exciting and action packed week as we learned about Jesus and how Jesus brings true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope! Special thanks to all those who helped with this ministry by sharing their time, talent and energy especially: Maureen Rose Everatt, Lynelle Forscutt, Freda Gearing, Jay Hanson, Julia Hanson, Sonia Halloran, Jan Main, Sue O’Leary, Vivienne Radford, Andrew Reeves and Joan Mary Spencer and Heather Wickenden. Join us on September 18th for the 10am Wednesday service when our guest preacher will be The Reverend Jo-Anne Billinger. Jo-Anne was a parishioner and choir member here at St. Nicholas for many years before following the call to ordained ministry. Are you planning on attending Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s on Sunday September 22nd? St. Martin’s has contacted us, and they have limited parking, and are arranging for overflow parking (with a bit of a walk to the church). We will be renting a school bus to take us all there and back with no parking concerns. If you would like a spot on the bus, please sign up on the bulletin board. We expect the cost to be about $10 per person. Why has the response to the readings changed? Through the season of Pentecost, the Reader’s proclamation “The Word of the Lord” has been changed to “Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.” The phrase “Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches” comes from the Book of Revelation. It serves as a reminder and witness to the power of the Spirit at work in our life calling us to new awareness of God’s word, activity and salvation. 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. Toward Healing and Reconciliation: Three evenings of Listening and Learning at the Church of The Redeemer (162 Bloor St. W) Wednesday September 25, Thursday, October 3rd, Thursday October 10. The Aboriginal Issues Working Group invites you to participate in three powerful evenings of learning to deepen our understanding of the issues of Residential Schools, that hopefully will lead to a place of healing and reconciliation. Flyers are available on the Manderley bulletin board. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Sept 15 Outreach Committee Meeting Sept 22 Bazaar Kick off Lunch Sept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pm Oct 6 Blessing of Animals Service Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford Nov 2 The Bazaar Bazaar News Watch this space for information and ways you can help. The Bazaar is set for November 2nd from noon – 3pm. There will be a book table/room at the Bazaar, so if you’re thinking of getting rid of some books, please hold on to them until closer to the Bazaar date. We’ll let you know when to bring them in. Stephanie also plans to sell CD’s as well as books, so if you want to make space for new music, here is your chance to clean out that CD shelf. 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. A note from Carmine Lappano To the congregation of St. Nicholas. My wife and I would like to thank you all for such a wonderful send-off the other day. We thank you again for your warmth and support during our time here. God bless! The Lappano family.

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