The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas
1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7
To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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.
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.