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 March 17, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Fifth 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 in Jerusalem; The Roman Catholic Church following the 10:30am service.The Diocese: The Parish of St. Mathew, Warsaw Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond toParish Ministries: The ministry of our Readers pastoral situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her viaParish Families: Claudia & Duncan Wood, Joan Wright, The Young Family email at email@example.com or by calling the church office 416-691-0449 ext.The sick or those in need: Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.Pound, Mary Harris, Doug Goss, Sheila Boutilier, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner;Marie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Vernon Smitz. This Week at St. Nicholas’…Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. Today 12:15 am Messiah – Lenten Study in Memorial Room Tuesday 8:45 am Morning Prayer Wednesday 8:30 am Staff Meeting 10:00 am Holy EucharistPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the NOON Lent Lunch Seriesprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily Speaker: The Reverend Judith Russo, Chaplain,prayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 Toronto East Detention Centre Thursday 8:45 am Morning PrayerDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back 1:00 pm Card Partyof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief 7:30 pm Choir Practicereflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. Friday 9:00 am Stations of the Cross 9:00 am Women’s Lent Quiet Day at the Convent Newcomer / Visitor Form Saturday 10:00 am Rehearsal for Servers, Sacristans for Holy Week Sunday 8:30 am Said EucharistIf you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this 10:30 am Sung Eucharistform. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeopleat the back of the church. Scripture Readings for Sunday March 24, Palm Sunday Isaiah 50: 4-9a Psalm 31: 9-16 You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit Philippians 2: 5-11 John 12: 12-16 You wish to have Offering EnvelopesName_________________________________________________________ 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 altarAddress_______________________________________________________ rail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receivePostal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________ Communion in the Anglican Church. If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine,e-mail address __________________________________________________ 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.
LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs below Bishop’s Company DinnerMarch 24 8:30 am Holy Eucharist The Bishop’s Company 52nd Annual dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Palm Sunday 10:30 am Palm Procession, Sung Eucharist It will be starting with a reception at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square,Monday March 25 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist followed by dinner at the Toronto Marriott, Eaton Centre.Tuesday March 26 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist The exciting guest speaker for 2013 will be Dr. Roberta Bondar, OC O.Ont FRCPWednesday March 27 7:30 pm Service of Tenebrae FRSC, Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space, and anThursday March 28, 7:30 pm. Institution of the Lord’s Supper Anglican!Maundy Thursday including Foot Washing and Stripping of Please e-mail or call Janet Baron in the church office to reserve a seat at the the Altars St. Nicholas’ table. This year please submit your payment of $150.00 to the 9:00 – 11:00 pm Gethsemane Watch church office. You will receive an income tax receipt from the Diocese, but theFriday, March 29 9:00 am Stations of the Cross Diocese is not receiving individual seat payment for a parish table.Good Friday 10:30 am Good Friday Solemn Liturgy with Children’s Program in Robinson HallSaturday, March 30 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil and Sung Eucharist Lenten Opportunities…Holy Saturday Followed by a Resurrection PartySunday, March 31 8:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Lent Lunches – continue each Wednesday in Lent. We begin with a short ServiceEaster Day 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist and special guest speaker at Noon. The guest speakers are members of the Birchcliff-Cliffside Ministerial (Ecumenical grouping of Churches). The Service is followed at 12:30 p.m. by a luncheon. As usual, we at St. Nicholas will be responsible for making sandwich fillings each week, the church of the weekly speaker will bringMarch is Outreach Month for the Church School. Our theme is homelessness and the soup. Speak to Sonia Halloran for more information.those in need; with our stories and crafts being based on this theme. We have twocraft projects planned. 1) Making Easter cards for our parishioners who are unable tobe at church on a regular basis (the cards will be delivered on Palm Sunday with their Stations of the Cross - Each Friday morning in Lent, we will walk the Stations of theEaster flower). 2) Making “Thinking of You” cards for the people who attend the Inter- Cross at 9:00am. You are invited to join us for this meaningful devotion.Faith Lunch Program). Handel’s Messiah – Part II After the session following today’s 10:30am service,There is a Bursary available from York Scarborough Area Council for those entering there will be a break until after Easter, when we will come back for the finalfirst year of post secondary education. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2013. installment on the ____________Chorus! on April 7th. All are welcome.Speak with Rev. Janet for more information.A Workshop on Christian Meditation Wednesday March 20 7-9p.m. Church of theHoly Trinity, Guildwood 85 Livingston Rd. The workshop will be led by The Rev. Found! We have acquired some assorted eye glasses, odd earrings a bracelet, andStephen Kirkegaard. His work on meditation has been featured on CBC Radio, WTN, some old photo’s in a card that someone, maybe you, has lost. If you think they mightand Vision TV. Stephen has taught over 2,000 people how to meditate and has been be yours please contact Janet in the parish office.studying and teaching meditation for over 40 years. All are welcome There is no cost tothe workshop Donations to support Holy Trinity’s ministry are gratefully received. On the Manderley Bulletin Board, there is a sign up sheet for the Resurrection Party following the Easter Vigil on Saturday March 30th. If you plan on being here, please fillPennies from Heaven – While the Canadian Mint may say “no” to pennies, we are in your name and indicate what you will bring to the party.saying “yes”! Pennies can bring blessings and we are collecting them for the ministryand mission of St. Nicholas! So go through your pockets, check the bottom of yourpurses, and bring in all those no longer needed pennies. There is a bucket marked“Pennies from Heaven” at the back of the church to collect them in. Thank you!