The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.comTo contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPrayers for the Week“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12For the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disasterFor the Global Church: The Episcopal Church in North & South DakotaFor the Diocese: The Parish of Christ Church, WoodbridgeParish Ministries: The ministry of our Bazaar CommitteeParish Families: The Zezel/Carter Family, Elaine & Andrew Cernowski, Joan ClarkeThe sick or those in need: John Aman, Anne Moir, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, DebChapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris, Sheila Boutilier, BeverleySpencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister; Vernon Smitz.Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving.Prayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact theprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in dailyprayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659Daily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the backof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a briefreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week.Newcomer / Visitor FormNNiicckk’’ss NNeewwss –– PPlleeaassee ttaakkee tthhiiss hhoommeeSSuunnddaayy MMaayy 1199tthh,, 22001133The Day of PentecostWe warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. Please introduce yourselfto the clergy, fill out the “Newcomer / Visitor” Information form (on the back page ofthis bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsfollowing the 10:30am service.This Week at St. Nicholas’…Monday, Victoria Day Church office closedTuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. St. Paul’s at NorthBridlewood (East off Pharmacy south of Finch)Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy EucharistThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer10:00 p.m. Service at Retirement Suites7:30 p.m. Choir PracticeSaturday 10:00 a.m. Picnic at Center IslandSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist followed by The Kitchen Shower12:20 p.m Intercessors MeetingScripture Readings for Sunday May 26th, Trinity SundayProverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5: 1-5 John 16: 12-15Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pickup a purple card from a sidesperson. With the purple card in your hand at the altarrail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer.All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receiveCommunion 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 ChurchSchool Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you tocomplete this form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to oneof the Sidespeople at the back of the church.You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral VisitYou wish to have Offering EnvelopesName___________________________________________________Address_______________________________________________________Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________e-mail address ________________________________________________Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond topastoral situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact hervia 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.
The St. Nick’s Knights play softball every Tuesday night. Game time is 7:00pm Thefull schedule, and directions to parks, is available at SAYMsoftball.com Come on outand cheer for our team.The Date has been set!! Our annual Bazaar will be on Saturday November 2nd thisyear, and we have a new Bazaar Committee. Julia Hanson, Brian Jones andSuzanne Lehtinen, have agreed to organize the big day this year. Thank you to them,and to Doreen Moffat and the retiring Bazaar Committee for the many years ofleadership they gave to the Bazaar.Farewell Reception for the Reverend Dr. Alison Falby – Sunday June 2nd,following the 10:30am service. Please join us for a special celebration to mark theblessing of Rev’d Alison’s ministry with us as Assistant Curate over the past two years.June 2nd will be Rev’d Alison’s last day at St. Nicholas. She will begin her new ministryas Incumbent of St. Martin’s Bay Ridges on July 8th. Her service of Induction will takeplace at St. Martin’s on September 22 at 4:00pm. Please uphold Alison in your prayersduring this transition.Golf Tournament Saturday June 15 Please join us for a fun golf day at LakeridgeGolf Course with BBQ following at the home of Brian and Betsy Jones. $ 60.00 perperson. Please add your name to the sign up list on Manderley Bulletin Board.Kitchen Shower- Wow!! What a great response! Thank you to everyone who hascontributed to the kitchen shower. The Outreach Committee will be sponsoring aspecial coffee hour next Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. Service to thank everyonefor their donations. At this time all the donated items will be on display.Garden Lovers Have Rake will help. If you could help out with a spring spruce upof the garden, please contact Sonia at 416-698-9449 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wewant to make sure the gardens stay looking as lovely as they did last year. If youwould be willing to help on an ongoing basis, speak to Sonia.Why has the response to the readings changed? Through the season ofPentecost, 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 whatthe Spirit is saying to the Churches” comes from the Book of Revelation. It serves asa reminder and witness to the power of the Spirit at work in our life calling us to newawareness of God’s word, activity and salvation.Family Picnic at Centre Island - Calling all kids and their parents, the young andyoung at heart. Please join us at Centre Island on Saturday May 25th. Well meet atthe ferry docks at 10 am. The Church will supply ferry tickets and a BBQ lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers. Please bring your own drinks and Centreville mad money!For more information, please speak to Revd Alison, and sign up on the bulletinboard.Our Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday June 1st from 8am – 1pm. MarciaParum will have plants etc. for sale at her home – 115 Cornell Ave. As you’reworking on your gardens in the next couple of weeks, if you could pot up any extraplants, to donate to the sale they will be gratefully accepted. You can drop off anyplants at Marcia’s, leave them on the driveway if she’s not at home. All proceedsfrom the Plant Sale will be forwarded to support Indigenous Youth Initiativesthrough The Primate’s World Relief and Development FundThe Alzheimer’s Society and St. Nicholas’ are partnering to host a specialMen’s Cooking and Support Group. The group is a free, four week beginner’scooking class and support group for male partners caring for someone with dementia.It runs each Tuesday in June from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will have a hands oncooking experience, prepare a simple easy to learn recipe, enjoy lunch together andtake home two heart healthy meals. If you, or someone you know, is interested inparticipating in the group, and meeting other caregivers, please contact, EleniSiliveridis at 416-322-6560 or by email at email@example.com.Security Concerns: Over the past few weeks, security concerns have emerged inrespect to individuals entering the building via the Manderley doors both during theweek and during the 10:30 a.m. Service. We want to ensure that St. Nicholas is awelcoming community for all. This, however, needs to be balanced with the assurancethat St. Nicholas is a safe community – especially for members and teachers of theSunday School. As such, over the month of May we will be monitoring the Manderleydoors during the 10:30 a.m. Service.. If concerns continue, or new ones emerge, we willbe locking the Manderley doors at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, and posting a sign askingindividuals to enter the Church via the Kingston Road entrance. This proposal will notonly assist in assuring security but also enable us to provide help to individuals should itbe required. If you have concerns, or comments, about this proposal, please speak toRev. Janet or one of the Wardens. Finally, if you are entering the building during OfficeHours, please let your presence be known by saying “hello” in the Office. Thank you.LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs belowJune 1 Annual Plant Sale at Marcia Parum’s home 115 Cornell AveJune 2 Rev’d Alison’s last Sunday at St. Nicholas’June 9 Guest Speaker: Chris Jones. Please join us as we welcome(back) St. Nick’s former Youth LeaderJune 15 Golf TournamentJune 18 9:00 am Bus Trip – “Oliver”June 23 3:00 pm Bach Children’s Chorus Foodbank Fundraiser