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 North India
For the Diocese: The Parish of St. George, Gores Landing
Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Greeters
Parish Families: Eileen Mason, Freda Matthews, The McCarroll Family
The sick or those in need: Shirley Walker-Aman, Sarah Brown, Freda Matthews,
Betty Eley, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; MarieLouise Lister, Vern Howarth.
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: Elaine Fisher 416-281-9659
For immediate pastoral concerns, or emergencies, please contact Rev. Janet
directly at 416-691-0449 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
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.
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.
Newcomer / Visitor Form
You are a Newcomer
You wish a Pastoral Visit
You wish to have Offering Envelopes
Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________
e-mail address ________________________________________________
Nick’s News – Please take this home
Sunday October 20th, 2013
22nd 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.
Please note: LARGE PRINT bulletins and Announcements sheets
for the 10:30 a.m. Service are available at the back of the Church
Due to our much improved sound system, the technician who installed it has
suggested that people who wear hearing aids may need to turn them down or even
off during services.
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 at 416-691-0449
ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
This Week at St. Nicholas’…
Following coffee hour
Service at Retirement Suites
Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 27th 23nd Sunday after Pentecost
Joel 2: 23-32
2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18
Luke 18: 9-14
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.
LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below
Oct 27 and throughout that week – Bazaar Set up
Parables & Pints at Tara Inn
Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills
Advent Wreath Making
Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet)
Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance
Service of Lessons & Carols 4pm followed by Pot Luck Supper
Christmas Eve Services 5:00pm 7:00p.m 11:00pm
Christmas Day Service 10:30a.m.
Choir practice has begun, and we would love to have some new members!
If you’ve thought you might like to join, but are not quite sure about it, here’s an
opportunity to give it a try. We’d like to have a few more singers for the Service of
Lessons and Carols on December 15th. If you would like to be a part of that one
service, come to choir practice on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and we’ll start
practice by working on the pieces for the Carol Service. We’ll finish up with the music
for the coming Sunday, and you’re welcome to stay, or you could leave at that time.
If you find that you really enjoy being part of the group, you might like to join us on a
regular basis! For more info, speak to Bill Goodfellow or call the Church Office.
LOOKING AHEAD….. The annual Advent Women’s Quiet Day this year is being led
by our own Rev’d Janet. The date is Friday, December 6th, which coincidentally is St.
Nicholas Day. As usual we will be at St. John’s Convent, 9:30 to 4. The new rate of
$40 covers noon dinner and coffee breaks as well as our usual meeting space in St.
Margaret’s Chapel. We always love to see new faces so don’t hesitate just because
you’ve never come before.
Please assist in the organization of this event by signing up well before the date (at the
Manderley door). The convent now requires a list of names two weeks prior. Please
call Rev’d Joan for further information, concerns, etc. Her number is 416 686 8620.
Donations to Outreach – at our Annual Vestry meeting in February 2013 the people of
St. Nicholas made a wonderful commitment to support our ongoing Parish Outreach
ministry. Since February, donations to Outreach have supported the Churches by the
Bluffs Foodbank, The Alzheimer’s Society Cooking and Support Group, and an InterFaith Lunch Program. Direct donations to Outreach may be made using the blue
envelopes at the back of the Church. Thank you for your continued support and for
making a difference in the lives of others.
It’s almost here!!!! November 2nd from noon – 3pm.
Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, Brian Jones – Bazaar Committee
BAZAAR FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY please take as many as you need
to distribute to your neighbourhood, friends and relatives, as well as to post in local
stores, libraries and condo announcement boards.
Sometimes the notice boards in stores and condos have a size limitation, so there
are two sizes of notices. Please help us to “Get the Word Out”. The flyers are
available for pick-up at both doors of the church, and some will be downstairs at
coffee hour after the 10:30 service.
The Jewellery Table is in need of good quality items to sell. Go through your
jewellery box, maybe you’ll find some pieces that you don’t wear anymore to
donate to this very popular table. Questions? speak to Mary Harris or Joan
Johnson or Betsy Jones.
New $1.00 items for the Pick-a-Pocket apron are still needed, they could be
brought in to the office this week to be wrapped.
Attic Treasures can be brought to the church beginning October 27th.
Of course, your baked goods for the Bake Table, and Sandwiches and Squares
for the Tea Room, will need to come in on Bazaar morning. There will be
someone here by 9:30a.m to receive these items.
Sharing the spirit of St. Nicholas, it’s time to fill a shoe box with school supplies,
hygiene items and small toys for a boy or girl in need through Samaritans Purse. Boxes
and instructions are at the back of the church. The deadline for returning the boxes is
The Celebration of All Saints – Sunday, November 3rd As we prepare to celebrate
the feast of All Saints you are invited to offer the names of those who have died, and
are close to your heart, whom you would like to have remembered. Please add the
individual names to the list at the back of the church. The written names will be
presented as part of the offertory on Sunday November 3rd. On Wednesday November
6th during our midweek service celebrating All Souls the written names will be read
Please Join Us on Sunday, November 10th for a special Remembrance Sunday
Service. To help us in our act of remembrance, please bring a photo or keepsake of
your family members or friends who have served, or are serving, in the Armed Forces.
A display table will be placed in the East Transcept, and small index cards will be
provided so that you can note the name of the individual and their relationship to you.