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Announcements 2 June 2013

  1. 1. The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.comTo contact the wardens directly, email: wardens@stnicholasbirchcliff.comPrayers 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 Church in Northern MexicoFor the Diocese: The Church of the MessiahParish Ministries: The ministry of our ChoirParish Families: Lynda & Gary Cottenden, Reg Coultart, Barb & Charlie CuttsThe 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.Special Prayer – We pray especially today for Alison Falby as she leaves St.Nicholas, to begin her ministry at St. Martin’s Bay RidgesPrayers – 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 JJuunnee 22,, 22001133The Second Sunday after 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’…Today Noon Farewell Reception for The Rev’d Alison FalbyMonday 7:00 p.m. Parish Council MeetingTuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer11:00 a.m. Alzheimer’s Society Men’s Cooking Group7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. Christ Church/St. Bede atArsandco (West off Midland south of Lawrence)Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist7:30 p.m. Outreach Sub-Committee MeetingThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning PrayerSaturday 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service for Bill PaulSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Guest Speaker: Chris JonesScripture Readings for Sunday June 9th , The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost1 Kings 17: 8-16 Psalm 146 Galatians 1: 11-24 Luke 7: 11-17Gluten 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 ________________________________________________Farewell Reception for The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby – Today following the10:30am service. Please join us for a special celebration to mark the blessing ofRev’d Alison’s ministry with us as Assistant Curate over the past two years. She willbegin her new ministry as Incumbent of St. Martin’s Bay Ridges on July 8th. Herservice of Induction will take place at St. Martin’s on September 22 at 4:00pm.Please uphold Alison in your prayers during this transition.
  2. 2. Thank you to Marcia for holding the Annual Plant Sale at her home yesterday.All proceeds from the Plant Sale will be forwarded to support Indigenous YouthInitiatives through The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. If there areany plants left unsold after the sale on Saturday, they will be available for sale,outside on the lawn, on Sunday following both services.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.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.VACATION BIBLE CAMP RETURNS TO ST. NICHOLAS AUGUST 20 – 24, 2013All young people ,aged 4-12, are invited to Gospel Light’s SonRiseNational Park VBC- a five day adventure where we learn the mostimportant survival skill of all: that we can always depend on Jesus andHis promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and truehope! In order to continue building on this important ministry we needyour help whether it is providing supervision, leading, helping withcrafts or a host of other opportunities. For more information, or to volunteer pleasecontact Rev. Janet at 416-691-0449 or via email at jrh@stnicholasbirchcliff.comWhy 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.TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE !! Bach Children’s Chorus Concert for theFoodbank – June 23rd at 3 p.m. If you missed the concert by the Bach Children’sChorus last year, and the opportunity to help out the Foodbank, you’re in luck,they’re coming back on June 23rd at 3:00 pm to do another concert. All proceedswill go to the foodbank. We raised $2,600 last year, let’s try to surpass that thisyear. Tickets are $20 each and will be on sale today and through the week fromthe church office. If you are willing to post flyers in your neighbourhood, pleasespeak to Janet Baron in the Church Office.The 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 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 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 22 10:00 am Consecration of Bishop Elect Peter Fenty -St. James’ CathedralJune 23 3:00 pm Bach Children’s Chorus Foodbank FundraiserAug 20-24 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible CampPlease note: for the months of July and August the Church Office will be closed onFridays. The office will be open, as usual, Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to12 noon. In the case of a pastoral emergency, outside of office hours, pleasecontact Rev. Janet directly at 416-648-1418.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 or by calling the church office 416-691-0449ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.