The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas
1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7
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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
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
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Nick’s News – Please take this home
Sunday November 10th, 2013
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’…
11am – 1p.m.
Prayer Chain Meeting
Community Lunch Program
Parables & Pints
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.
LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below
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
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.
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 email@example.com or the Church Office by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or by calling the church office at 416691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.