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Announcements 15 September 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 Korea For the Diocese: The parish of St. Peter, Maple Lake Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Altar Guild Parish Families: Susan Hogan, Keith & Audrey Jones, Diane Jones, Jennifer Jones & Kirsten Kerr The sick or those in need: Virginia Finlay, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise 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 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 15th , 2013 The 17th 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’… Today Outreach Committee Meeting Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – The Rev’d Jo-Anne Billinger Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 1:00 p.m. Card Party 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Following the 10:30am service Memorial Prayers for Vernon Smitz Noon Bazaar Kick-off Lunch 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alison Falby’s Celebration of New Ministry Service at St. Martin’s Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 22nd The 18h Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 8: 18 – 9: 1 Psalm 79: 1-9 1 Timothy 2: 1-7 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 Name___________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ 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 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
  2. 2. 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. Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be on October 13th, and the Altar Guild will be decorating the church with fruit and vegetables. After the service on Sunday, all of the produce will be taken to a local women’s shelter. If you would like to contribute some fruit and/or vegetables, please bring them Saturday morning, October 12, by 9:30a.m. Thank you very much. Join us this coming Wednesday, September 18th for the 10am 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 ordained ministry. Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre offers a number of special programs and activities. There are several flyers on the bulletin board listing programs that are being offered: a euchre and games afternoon, some cooking classes and a 6 week workshop on living with chronic pain. If you think you might be interested in any of these, have a look at the flyers for more information. The Blessing of the Animals Service, in Honour of St. Francis of Assisi, will take place on Sunday, October 6th at 4 p.m. All creatures great and small, and their owners, are invited to attend this special service! The monthly Card Party begins this coming Thursday at 1:00p.m. in Robinson Hall. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of cards, fellowship and refreshments. WHEN WOMEN READ THE BIBLE is the topic of the Women’s Breakfast at Wycliffe College (5 Hoskin Avenue) on Saturday September 21st from 9:30-11:30 a.m.. They would be glad to welcome all women from St. Nick’s for breakfast and conversation with Mama Rhoda, Priest of the Anglican Church of Kenya and Prof. Marion Taylor. Please see the poster on the Manderley bulletin board for more details. Did you sign up to take the bus to Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s on Sunday September 22nd? If so please see Janet Baron to pay the $10.00 per person fee. There are 8 seats left, so it’s not too late to join us. Speak to Janet also about that. 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 The time commitment would be once every 3 or 4 weeks. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below 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 Bazaar News Watch this space for information and ways you can help. The Bazaar date is November 2nd from noon – 3pm. MEAT PIE MAKING WORKSHOP This year the Bazaar is adding a new item. Meat Pies. We are looking for people to help make them. If you would like to attend a workshop and help make the meat pies please sign up on the Manderley bulletin board. Date: Saturday October 5th @ 10:30am in the church kitchen following the Parish Breakfast. Choir practice has begun, and we would love to have some new members. If you’ve thought you might like to join, but are not quite sure about it, here’s an opportunity to give it a try. We’d like to have a few more singers for the Service of Lessons and Carols on December 15th. If you would like to be a part of that one service, come to choir practice on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, and we’ll start practice by working on the pieces for the Carol Service. We’ll finish up with the music for the coming Sunday, and you’re welcome to stay, or you could leave at that time. If you find that you really enjoy being part of the group, you might like to join us on a regular basis! For more info, speak to Bill Goodfellow.