The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 Nick’s News – Please take this home 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com Sunday March 10, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Fourth Sunday in Lent 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 Church in South India; The Roman Catholic Church following the 10:30am service.The Diocese: The Parish of St. Mathew & St. Aidan, Buckhorn Rev. Janet will be away from the parish from Monday March 11th to Saturday MarchParish Ministries: The ministry of our Prayer Chain 16th. In the case of a pastoral emergency please call The Reverend Dr. AlisonParish Families: The Williams Family, Joan Wilson & Tom Naraindas, Roger & Falby at 416-841-5084.Wendy WintThe sick or those in need: Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack This Week at St. Nicholas’…Pound, Mary Harris, Doug Goss, Sheila Boutilier, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Today 12:15 am Messiah – Lenten Study in Memorial RoomMarie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Vernon Smitz. Tuesday 8:45 am Morning PrayerThanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. 9:30 am Prayer Chain Meeting Wednesday 8:30 am Staff Meeting 10:00 am Holy Eucharist NOON Lent Lunch SeriesPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the Speaker: Brian Elcombe, Birchcliff Bluffs Unitedprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily Thursday 8:45 am Morning Prayerprayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 10:00 am Service at Chester Village 7:30 pm Choir PracticeDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Friday 9:00 am Stations of the Crossof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief Sunday 8:30 am Said Eucharistreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. 10:30 am Sung Eucharist 12:15 pm Messiah – Lenten Study in Memorial Room Newcomer / Visitor Form Scripture Readings for Sunday March 17, The Fifth Sunday in LentIf you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this Isaiah 43: 16-21 Psalm 126form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople Philippians 3: 4b-14 John 12: 1-8at 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.Name_________________________________________________________ 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,Address_______________________________________________________ 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 ChurchPostal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________ School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.e-mail address __________________________________________________
LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below We plan on having a newsletter out before Easter, so please give any articles you mayMar 22 Women’s Lent Quiet Day have to Ken Campbell by March 16th. Ken’s e-mail address is email@example.com (probably the best option) or you can leave your submission in the file outside the church office.March 24 8:30 am Holy EucharistPalm Sunday 10:30 am Palm Procession, Sung Eucharist This morning, we offer the Rite of Healing at both services. For those who wish, this isMonday March 25 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist an opportunity to pray specifically for healing. Since Biblical times, this prayer has beenTuesday March 26 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist accompanied by anointing with oil. At 8:30am, please proceed to the chancel stepsWednesday March 27 7:30 pm Service of Tenebrae after you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St. Andrew’sThursday March 28, 7:30 pm. Institution of the Lord’s Supper chapel after you have received Communion.Maundy Thursday including Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altars Bishop’s Company Dinner 9:00 – 11:00 pm Gethsemane WatchFriday, March 29 9:00 am Stations of the Cross The Bishop’s Company 52nd Annual dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Good Friday 10:30 am Good Friday Solemn Liturgy with It will be starting with a reception at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square, Children’s Program in Robinson Hall followed by dinner at the Toronto Marriott, Eaton Centre.Saturday, March 30 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil and Sung Eucharist The exciting guest speaker for 2013 will be Dr. Roberta Bondar, OC O.Ont FRCPHoly Saturday Followed by a Resurrection Party FRSC, Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space, and anSunday, March 31 8:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Anglican!Easter Day 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Please e-mail or call Janet Baron in the church office to reserve a seat at the St. Nicholas’ table. This year please submit your payment of $150.00 to the church office. You will receive an income tax receipt from the Diocese, but theMarch is Outreach Month for the Church School. Our theme is homelessness and Diocese is not receiving individual seat payment for a parish table.those in need; with our stories and crafts being based on this theme. We have twocraft projects planned. 1) Making Easter cards for our parishioners who are unable tobe at church on a regular basis (the cards will be delivered on Palm Sunday with theirEaster flower). 2) Making “Thinking of You” cards for the people who attend the Inter- Lenten Opportunities…Faith Lunch Program). Lent Lunches – continue each Wednesday in Lent. We begin with a short Service and special guest speaker at Noon. The guest speakers are members of theSt. Nicholas Bus Trips: The St. Nicholas’ Social Committee has planned a series of Birchcliff-Cliffside Ministerial (Ecumenical grouping of Churches). The Service isbus trips for 2013. Please contact Joan Alkerton at 416-691-4387 for more followed at 12:30 p.m. by a luncheon. As usual, we at St. Nicholas will be responsibleinformation or to book one of these trips. for making sandwich fillings each week, the church of the weekly speaker will bringApril 12th Shaw Theatre “Guys and Dolls” June 18th Penetanguishene “Oliver” the soup. Speak to Sonia Halloran for more information.October 18th Stratford “Blithe Spirit” Dec. 5th St. Jacobs “Legends in Harmony” Stations of the Cross - Each Friday morning in Lent, we will walk the Stations of the Cross at 9:00am. You are invited to join us for this meaningful devotion.There is a Bursary available from York Scarborough Area Council for those enteringfirst year of post secondary education. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2013. Handel’s Messiah – Part II On Sunday’s during Lent following the 10:30 am serviceSpeak with Rev. Janet for more information. we will continue our exploration of Handel’s Messiah looking particularly at the sections about Christ’s Passion. All are welcome.Pennies from Heaven – While the Canadian Mint may say “no” to pennies, we are The Annual Women’s Lent Quiet Day, Friday March 22 led by The Reverend Dr.saying “yes”! Pennies can bring blessings and we are collecting them for the ministry Alison Falby, at St. John’s Convent. Please sign up on the form at the Manderleyand mission of St. Nicholas! So go through your pockets, check the bottom of your door by March 14. For details about the days format feel free to call Joan W-G atpurses, and bring in all those no longer needed pennies. There is a bucket marked 416 686 8620.“Pennies from Heaven” at the back of the church to collect them in. Thank you!