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 February 17, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.com The First 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 of the Sudan following the 10:30am service.The Diocese: All Saints Church Community CentreParish Ministries: The ministry of our Lay Anointers Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond to pastoralParish Families: Mark Trumpour and his family; Joan Vincent; Dan, Stacey, Logan, situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her via email atXander & Riley Wagnell. firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.The sick or those in need: Mabel HoganCassandra Brake, Jack Pound, MaryHarris, Doug Goss, Joan Wilson, Myrna Gray, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; This Week at St. Nicholas’…Barbara Donnelly; Marie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Vernon Smitz.Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. Tuesday 8:45 am Morning PrayerSpecial Prayer – We uphold William Andrew Reeves and William Andrew Davison as Wednesday 8:30 am Staff Meetingthey receive First Communion. 10:00 am Holy Eucharist NOON Lent Lunch SeriesPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the Speaker: The Rev. Paul Neary, St. Paul’s 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 7:30 pm Choir Practice Friday 9:00 am Stations of the CrossDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Sunday 8:30 am Said Eucharistof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief 10:30 am Sung Eucharistreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. 12:15 pm Messiah – Lenten Study in Memorial Room Newcomer / Visitor Form Scripture Readings for Sunday February 24th, The Second Sunday in Lent Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this Philippians 3: 17 – 4: 1 Luke 13: 31-35form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeopleat 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.Postal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________ Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.e-mail address __________________________________________________
Income Tax Receipts for 2012 are at the back of the church. Please pick up yourLOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below receipts – lets save some postage!Feb 21 Card PartyFeb 24 Snow Tubing Adventure Thank you to our Sidespeople who hosted our Shrove Tuesday Pancake SupperMar 9 Women’s Breakfast and to all those who attended and contributed to last Sunday’s Annual VestryMar 22 Women’s Lent Quiet Day Meeting. Your presence and support makes a difference St. Nicholas Bus Trips: The St. Nicholas’ Social Committee has planned a series of Lenten Opportunities… bus trips for 2013. Please contact Joan Alkerton at 416-691-4387 for more information or to book one of these trips. Lent Lunches – continue each Wednesday in Lent. We begin with a short Service April 12th Shaw Theatre “Guys and Dolls” and special guest speaker at Noon. The guest speakers are members of the Birchcliff- June 18th Penetanguishene “Oliver” Cliffside Ministerial (Ecumenical grouping of Churches). The Service is followed at October 18th Stratford “Blithe Spirit” 12:30 p.m. by a luncheon. As usual, we at St. Nicholas will be responsible for making December 5th St. Jacobs “Legends in Harmony” sandwich fillings each week, and the church of the weekly speaker will bring the soup. Speak to Sonia Halloran for more information. Ministry of Hospitality Opportunity- In the letter to the Romans, Paul encourages us as a community to practice hospitality. Stations of the Cross - Each Friday morning in Lent, we will walk the Stations of the If you would like to participate in the ministry of hospitality by helping with Coffee hour Cross at 9:00am. You are invited to join us for this meaningful devotion. after the 10 a.m. service… St. John’s new Coffeehosting and Ash Wednesday Event Bulletin Board. LENT” for There is a Norway is Hour list posted on the Manderley “JOURNEY TO Please Handel’s Messiah – Part II On Sunday’s during Lent following the 10:30 am service Children taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’tand the be a big consider on February 13. Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00am have to program we will continue our exploration of Handel’s Messiah looking particularly at the including snack and worship will run fromcheese and crackers, would be justavailable spread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or 9-11:30. Afternoon supervision is fine. If sections about Christ’s Passion. All are welcome. if required. Please pre-registermakes it much easier, - and fun. All The education Act several people went together it with St. John’s at 416-691-4560. you have to do is of Ontarioand cream, and whateverabsent from school for religious education and bring milk allows students to be food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee and The Annual Women’s Lent Quiet Day, led by The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby, will be observation with no take what you student. There’s a you brought out of theboard with tea are here. Then penalty to the spent on the items poster on the bulletin proceeds held at St. John’s Convent on Friday March 22. Reserve the date now, and watch for morethe basket on the table. from information. the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in mid-February. Snow Tubing Day is planned for Sunday February 24. Following the 10:30 a.m. Service, we will enjoy a pizza lunch and then head to Lakeridge to Snow Tube! Please add your name to the sign up sheet in the Manderly entrance or speak to Rev. Pennies from Heaven – While the Canadian Mint may say “no” to pennies, we are Alison for more information. saying “yes”! Pennies can bring blessings and we are collecting them for the ministry and mission of St. Nicholas! So go through your pockets, check the bottom of your Altar Flowers Each week the flowers on both Altars can be given in memory of a purses, and bring in all those no longer needed pennies. There is a bucket marked loved one or in celebration of a significant life event. (Anniversary, Birthday, Baptism “Pennies from Heaven” at the back of the church to collect them in. Thank you! etc.) If you would like to do this, please write your name and phone number on the calendar at the back of the church. As the week approaches Iris Hogan will give you a There is a Bursary available from York Scarborough Area Council for those entering call to see if you have any colour requests, and also to get the wording for the first year of post secondary education. They must be actively involved in ministry at bulletin. Payment of $60.00 can be put in an envelope, clearly marked “For Altar their parish church, and be recommended by the incumbent. There is a application to Flowers” and placed on the collection plate. It’s OK for more than one person/family be filled out which includes the question “What my Faith means to me?”. The deadline to sign up for the same week. for submission is May 15, 2013. Speak with Rev. Janet for more information.