Announcements 18 August 2013

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Announcements 18 August 2013

  1. 1. The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com To contact the wardens directly, email: wardens@stnicholasbirchcliff.com 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 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: 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 , 2013 The 13th 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 Name___________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ Summer Notes 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 12 noon.
  2. 2. 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 speaker. 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 jrh@stnicholasbirchcliff.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 Bazaar News 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 you. 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.

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