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 April 14th, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.com The 3rd Sunday of Easter 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: For the Church in Sudan following the 10:30am service.For the Diocese: The Parish of St. Luke, CreemoreParish Ministries: The ministry of our Sidespeople This morning, we offer the Rite of Healing at both services. For those who wish, thisParish Families: Bill & Wendy Barber, The Baron Family, Chris Bartha 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 chancelThe sick or those in need: John Aman, Anne Moir, Michael Braley, Doug Goss, steps after you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St.Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris, SheilaBoutilier, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister; Vernon Smitz. Andrew’s chapel after you have received Communion.Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving.Prayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the This Week at St. Nicholas’…prayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in dailyprayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 Today 12:15 p.m. Worship Committee Meeting (Memorial Rm) 12:15 p.m. Screening in Faith Workshop (Small Hall)Daily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayerof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharistreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 1:00 p.m Card Party Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist complete this form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople at the back of the church. Scripture Readings for Sunday April 21, The 4th Sunday of Easter Newcomer / Visitor Form a Pastoral Visit Acts 9: 36-43 Psalm 23 You are a Newcomer You wish Revelation 7: 9-17 John 10: 22-30 You wish to have Offering Envelopes 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 Name_________________________________________________________ rail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer. Address_______________________________________________________ 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, Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ 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 e-mail address ________________________________________________ School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.
LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below There is a Bursary available from York Scarborough Area Council for those entering first year of post secondary education. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2013.April 18 1:00 pm Card Party Speak with Rev. Janet for more information.April 27 6:00 pm Dinner & Games NightMay 2 5:30pm Executive Meeting Pennies from Heaven – While the Canadian Mint may say “no” to pennies, we areMay 4 9:00 am Parish Breakfast saying “yes”! Pennies can bring blessings and we are collecting them for the ministryMay 6 7:00 pm Parish Council and mission of St. Nicholas! So go through your pockets, check the bottom of yourMay 7 7:00 pm St. Nick’s Knights season opener purses, and bring in all those no longer needed pennies. There is a bucket markedMay 16 1:00 pm Card Party “Pennies from Heaven” at the back of the church to collect them in. Thank you!May 19 12:15 pm Outreach MeetingMay 26 12:15 pm Kitchen Shower Found! We have acquired some assorted eye glasses, a jacket, odd earrings aJune 2 Rev’d Alison’s last Sunday at St. Nicholas’ bracelet, and some old photo’s in a card that someone, maybe you, has lost. If youJune 18 9:00 am Bus Trip – “Oliver” think they might be yours please contact Janet in the parish office.June 23 3:00 pm Bach Children’s Chorus Foodbank Fundraiser The St. Nick’s Knights softball season begins on May 7th. We play every Tuesday night through May, June, July and August ending with an all-day tournament on Saturday August 17th. If you are 13 or over (even way over!) you are invited to join theThank you to Angela McCullock, the Sunday School Teachers and members of the team. There are no try-outs, everyone qualifies - great skill is not necessary, if you canSunday School for all of their wonderful work in making the Sunday School’s March hit, catch and throw the ball, you’ll fit in just fine! Perhaps just as enjoyable as playingOutreach month such a blessing to others! on the team, is being a spectator. St. Nick’s Knights have the largest following of fans of any team in the league, and what fun we have! If you don’t want to play, just comeSpecial Outreach Parish Breakfast focusing on Alzheimer’s – May 4th The out and cheer for our team. If you’d like to join the team, be in touch with the churchoutreach committee invites you to a special parish breakfast on May 4th at 9:00am. Our office.speaker is George Torys from the Alzheimer’s Society, who will be raising awarenessabout this disease. Alzheimer’s has touched many lives so if you know anyone who is We have received an invitation to the Episcopal Ordination of the Venerable Dr.a caregiver or wants to learn more about this disease, please invite them to this Michael Pollesel on Sunday May 26, at 10:30 am in the Holy Trinity Cathedral inbreakfast. This is the first initiative in our partnership with the Alzheimer’s society. Montevideo, Uruguay. For those of us not travelling to Uruguay for the event, we’ll include a special prayer for Michael in the prayers of the people on that day.Donations to Outreach – at our February Vestry the people of St. Nicholas made awonderful commitment to support our Parish Outreach ministry which includes A little closer to home……The Ven. Peter Fenty, Archdeacon of York and thesupporting the Churches by the Bluffs Foodbank and a weekly Inter-Faith Lunch executive officer to the Bishop of Toronto, was elected Suffragan Bishop in theProgram. Direct donations to Outreach may be made using the blue envelopes at the Diocese of Toronto on April 6. The service of consecration will take place June 22.back of the Church or through pre-authorized giving. Thank you to all those who aresupporting this ministry, your response has been very encouraging. Kitchen Shower- What is that you say??!! Our kitchen is in desperate need of new utensils, pots, oven mitts and knives (thatThe Bus Trips are fully booked, but if you are still interested in going, let Joan Alkertonknow, and your name will be placed on a waiting list. actually cut) etc. A wish list has been developed. So----we will be having a Kitchen Shower. A list of the items needed with corresponding prices will be posted at coffee hour from April 21st. until May 19th. How you can donate items will be explained onKeep the Date - Saturday April 27 Dinner and Games night.. Tickets are $20.00 the April 21st. The Outreach Committee will be sponsoring a special coffee hour oneach and available from Reg McRae and Bill Alkerton. Please come and support thechurch at this fun fundraising event. There is also a sign up sheet on the Manderley the 26th of May to thank everyone for their donations. At this time all the donatedbulletin board for desserts. items will be on display. If you have any questions please speak to Pauline Glasgow, Sonia Halloran or Deb Chapman.