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Announcements 11 Nov 2013


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Announcements 11 Nov 2013

  1. 1. The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 To contact the wardens directly, email: 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 the Philippines For the Diocese: Memorial Church, Oshawa Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Lay Anointers Parish Families: Doreen & Malcolm Moffat, Anne & Frank Moir, Vicky Morgan The sick or those in need: Sarah Brown, Shirley Walker-Aman, Freda Matthews, Betty Eley, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; MarieLouise 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. VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO ST. NICHOLAS If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, please complete this form and place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople at the back of the church. Thank you for your presence. Newcomer / Visitor Form Yes, I would like more information about St. Nicholas Yes, I would like to receive a call / visit from the Clergy Yes, I would like to financially support the ongoing ministry of the Parish □ □ □ Name___________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ Nick’s News – Please take this home Sunday November 10th, 2013 Remembrance Sunday 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 of this bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshments following the 10:30 am service. A Very Special Announcement and Welcome It is our honour to welcome Han Mi Kang as our new Director of Music. Han Mi has her Doctorate in Music (Organ Performance) from McGill University and most recently served in Montreal as Interim Music Director at St. John’s Lutheran and as organ scholar and librarian at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (Presbyterian). Since arriving in Toronto, Han Mi has shared her gift of music at special services at The Church of the Redeemer. Welcome Han Mi! This Week at St. Nicholas’… Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday 8:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11am – 1p.m. 7:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Prayer Chain Meeting Community Lunch Program Parables & Pints Holy Eucharist Morning Prayer Retirement Suites Choir Practice Holy Eucharist with Speaker: Chris Wittaker Sung Eucharist with Speaker: Chris Wittaker . Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 17th 26th Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 65: 17-25 Canticle 3 (Isaiah 12) 2 Thess. 3: 6-13 Luke 21: 5-19 . 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. The Offertory: During the Offertory, we offer many things to God. We offer the bread and wine of the Eucharist. We also offer ourselves—our cares and concerns, our joys and our sorrows, our time, our talent, and our treasure. Special requests for a visit, or for information, can be placed in the Offertory Basket by filling in the form on the back page of this bulletin. Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.
  2. 2. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Nov 12 Nov 12 Nov 23 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 15 Dec 24 Dec 25 Adult Lunch and Fellowship Program (also on Nov. 26 & Dec. 10) Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills Service of Holy Baptism at 10:30 a.m. Advent Wreath Making Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet) Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance Service of Lessons & Carols 4pm followed by Pot Luck Supper Christmas Eve Services 5:00pm 7:00p.m 11:00pm Christmas Day Service 10:30a.m. Today is our special Remembrance Sunday Service. To help us in our act of remembrance, please place any photos or keepsakes of your family members or friends who have served, or are serving, in the Armed Forces on the table in the East Transept. Please note the name of the individual and their relationship to you on the index card provided. Sharing the spirit of St. Nicholas, it’s time to fill a shoe box with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys for a boy or girl in need through Samaritans Purse. Boxes and instructions are at the back of the church. The deadline for returning the boxes is November 17th. 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, December 1st at Noon – The Making of Advent Wreaths: The candles of an Advent wreath provide a visible symbol of God’s light increasingly breaking through the darkness as Christmas draws near. On December 1st, following the 10:30 a.m. Service, families and individuals will have an opportunity to make their own Advent Wreath which may then be taken home. Home resources for the lighting of the Advent Wreath will also be made available. To help ensure that we have enough craft supplies and resources, please add your name to the sign-up sheet if you would like to participate. 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. Bazaar News THANK YOU! From all of us, a very big and sincere thank you to Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, and Brian Jones our Bazaar Committee, and to everyone who has worked to ensure another successful Bazaar. There is a great deal of planning and work done by many parishioners throughout the year, the result of which we saw here yesterday, not only a successful fundraiser, but fellowship, and the welcoming of the wider community. Parables & Pints: The next installment of Parables & Pints will take place on Tuesday, November 12th 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’ parables. This month’s parable is The Parable of the Great Banquet: Luke 14:16-24 Our next Service of Holy Baptism will take place on Sunday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. (The Reign of Christ the King). If you, or someone you know, is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Rev. Janet. New Outreach Initiative Pilot Project: The Outreach Committee is organizing an Adult Community Lunch and Fellowship in Robinson Hall on Tuesday, November 12th, Tuesday, November 26th and Tuesday, December 10th. The program will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all adults are welcome to attend. We are particularly hoping to reach out to those in need within the wider Birchcliff community. If you are interested in helping with this new initiative by providing food or providing oversight, please contact Sonia Halloran at or the Church Office by email at or by calling 416-691-0449. Donations to Outreach – at our Annual Vestry meeting in February 2013 the people of St. Nicholas made a wonderful commitment to support our ongoing Parish Outreach ministry. Since February, donations to Outreach have supported the Churches by the Bluffs Foodbank, The Alzheimer’s Society Cooking and Support Group, and an InterFaith Lunch Program. Direct donations to Outreach may be made using the blue envelopes at the back of the Church. Thank you for your continued support and for making a difference in the lives of others. 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 or by calling the church office at 416691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.