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Announcements 20 Oct 2013

  1. 1. The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 To contact the wardens directly, email: 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 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: 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 Name___________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ 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 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’… Today Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 12:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Following coffee hour Outreach Meeting Morning Prayer Holy Eucharist Morning Prayer Service at Retirement Suites Choir Practice Holy Eucharist Sung Eucharist Bazaar Set-up Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 27th 23nd Sunday after Pentecost Joel 2: 23-32 Psalm 65 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.
  2. 2. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Oct 27 and throughout that week – Bazaar Set up Nov 2 The Bazaar Nov 9 Parish Breakfast Nov 12 Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Nov 23 Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills Dec 1 Advent Wreath Making Dec 6 Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet) Dec 7 Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance Dec 15 Service of Lessons & Carols 4pm followed by Pot Luck Supper Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services 5:00pm 7:00p.m 11:00pm Dec 25 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. Bazaar News 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 November 17th. 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 aloud. 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.