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 Ireland
For the Diocese: The parish of St. George, Sibbald Point
Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Social Committee
Parish Families: Janet Hendershot, The Hendy Family, Sue Hill
The sick or those in need: Virginia Finlay, Joan Johnson, Doug Goss, Mabel
Hogan, Jack Pound, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister.
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: for August 17th – 31st is Mavis Hristow – 416-690-6862.
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 August 18th
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.
This Week at St. Nicholas’…
Mon-Friday 9am-12:30pm Vacation Bible Camp
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Thursday 10:00 a.m. Retirement Suites by the Lake Service
Friday Parish Office open this week due to V.B.C.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist
Scripture Readings for Sunday August 25 The 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 1: 4-10 Psalm 71: 1-6
Hebrews 12: 18-29 Luke 13: 10-17
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
Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________
e-mail address ________________________________________________
Please note: for the months of July and August the Church Office will be closed on
Fridays. The office will be open, as usual, Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to
HURRAY!! VACATION BIBLE CAMP BEGINS TOMORROW!! All young people, aged 4-
12, are invited to Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park VBC- a five day
adventure where we learn the most important survival skill of all: that we can
always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power,
true love and true hope! Registration forms are available on the Manderley
Bulletin board. Please return completed forms to the office.
Are you planning on attending Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s on
Sunday September 22nd? St. Martin’s has contacted us, and they have limited
parking, and are arranging for overflow parking (with a bit of a walk to the church).
We are exploring the option of renting a school bus to take us all there and back
with no parking concerns. We need to know how many would be interested in doing
this, and it would need to be a fairly firm commitment. It could cost about $10.00
each. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you’d like to take the bus.
Summer is here, and even though our regular church school program has ended;
we will be providing a church school program during the summer
months. As with previous years, instead of splitting into three classes, we will be
offering one class for all ages and we will be using the "Seasons of the Spirit"
curriculum. If you are interested in teaching a class for a week or two, please feel
free to sign your name on the Church School sign-up sheet at the Manderley
Door entrance or speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) during
Coffee Hour. New teachers are welcome!
Parables & Pints: The next installment of Parables & Pints will take place on
Tuesday, July 9th 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’ parable on the
Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46). All are welcome to attend.
The next Parish Breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 7th beginning at 9
a.m. in Robinson Hall. We are honoured to welcome Grace MacPherson as the
Ministry of Hospitality Opportunity-
In the letter to the Romans, Paul encourages us as a community to practice
hospitality. If you would like to participate in the ministry of hospitality by helping with
Coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service…
The Coffee Hour list posted on the Manderley Bulletin Board is quite empty!
Please consider taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’t have to
be a big spread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just
fine. If several people went together it makes it much easier - and fun. All you have
to do is bring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar,
coffee and tea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of
the proceeds from the basket on the table.
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 416-691-0449 ext.
223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below
Aug 19-23 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible Camp
Aug 25 Farewell Reception for Carmine Lappano
Sept 7 Parish Breakfast
Sept 9 Parish Council Meeting
Sept 10 Parables & Pints at Tara Inn
Sept 22 Bazaar Kick off Lunch
Sept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pm
Sept 28 Birch Cliff Art Show
Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford
Nov 2 The Bazaar
Watch this space for information and ways you can help.
The Bazaar is set for November 2nd from noon – 3pm.
There will be a book table/room at the Bazaar, so if you’re thinking of getting rid of
some books, please hold on to them until closer to the Bazaar date. We’ll let you
know when to bring them in.
Next Sunday following the 10:30am service there will be a farewell Barbeque for
Carmine Lappano, our Organist and Music Director, on his final Sunday with us.
We will be having hamburgers & hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads and dessert
at the BBQ, if you are able to contribute a salad or dessert, please add your name,
and what you will bring, to the sign-up sheet on the Manderley bulletin board. Thank
Carm leaves St. Nicholas’ to begin a new music ministry in partnership with his wife,
Michelle in Bowmanville. While this news is sad for us, we are deeply grateful for the
blessing of Carmine’s ministry over the past two years and wish him, Michelle, and
their family every blessing on this new journey.