The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.comTo contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.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 disaster.For the victims of the bombings and explosion in the United StatesFor the Global Church: For National Indigeous Bishop The Rt. Rev’d MarkMacDonaldFor the Diocese: The Parish of St. Paul’s SinghamptonParish Ministries: The ministry of our Social CommitteeParish Families: Barb Betts, Bill Bishop, Sheila BoutilierThe sick or those in need: John Aman, Anne Moir, Michael Braley, Doug Goss,Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris, SheilaBoutilier, Beverley Spencer; 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 AApprriill 2211sstt,, 22001133The 4thSunday of EasterWe 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’…Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning PrayerWednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy EucharistThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer10:00 a.m Service at Retirement Suites by the Lake11:30 am Clericus Meeting in Robinson HallSaturday 6:00 pm Dinner and Games NightSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung EucharistScripture Readings for Sunday April 28, The 5th Sunday of EasterActs 11: 1-18 Psalm 148Revelation 21: 1-6 John 13: 31-35Gluten 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
Special Outreach Parish Breakfast focusing on Alzheimer’s – May 4th Theoutreach committee invites you to a special parish breakfast on May 4th at 9:00am. Ourspeaker is George Torys from the Alzheimer’s Society, who will be raising awarenessabout this disease. Alzheimer’s has touched many lives so if you know anyone who isa caregiver or wants to learn more about this disease, please invite them to thisbreakfast. This is the first initiative in our partnership with the Alzheimer’s society.Donations to Outreach – at our February Vestry the people of St. Nicholas made awonderful commitment to support our Parish Outreach ministry which includessupporting the Churches by the Bluffs Foodbank and a weekly Inter-Faith LunchProgram. Direct donations to Outreach may be made using the blue envelopes at theback of the Church or through pre-authorized giving. Thank you to all those who aresupporting this ministry, your response has been very encouraging.The Bus Trips are fully booked, but if you are still interested in going, let Joan Alkertonknow, and your name will be placed on a waiting list.Keep the Date - Saturday April 27 Dinner and Games night.. Tickets are $20.00each and available from Reg McRae and Bill Alkerton. Please come and support thechurch at this fun fundraising event. There is also a sign up sheet on the Manderleybulletin board for desserts.There is a Bursary available from York Scarborough Area Council for those enteringfirst year of post secondary education. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2013.Speak with Rev. Janet for more information.Found! We have acquired some assorted eye glasses, a jacket, odd earrings abracelet, and some old photo’s in a card that someone, maybe you, has lost. If youthink they might be yours please contact Janet in the parish office.The St. Nick’s Knights softball season begins on May 7th. We play every Tuesdaynight through May, June, July and August ending with an all-day tournament onSaturday August 17th. If you are 13 or over (even way over!) you are invited to join theteam. There are no try-outs, everyone qualifies - great skill is not necessary, if you canhit, catch and throw the ball, you’ll fit in just fine! Perhaps just as enjoyable as playingon the team, is being a spectator. St. Nick’s Knights have the largest following of fansof any team in the league, and what fun we have! If you don’t want to play, just comeout and cheer for our team. If you’d like to join the team, be in touch with the churchoffice.We have received an invitation to the Episcopal Ordination of the Venerable Dr.Michael Pollesel on Sunday May 26, at 10:30 am in the Holy Trinity Cathedral inMontevideo, Uruguay. For those of us not travelling to Uruguay for the event, we’llinclude a special prayer for Michael in the prayers of the people on that day.A little closer to home……The Ven. Peter Fenty, Archdeacon of York and theexecutive officer to the Bishop of Toronto, was elected Suffragan Bishop in theDiocese of Toronto on April 6. The service of consecration will take place June 22.Kitchen Shower- What is that you say??!!Our kitchen is in desperate need of new utensils, pots, oven mitts and knives (thatactually cut) etc, so……we are having a Kitchen Shower! A pictorial wish list hasbeen developed showing the items needed with their prices. Just choose which itemyou would like to donate, fill out the corresponding envelope and enclose the listedamount of money, (you can go together with someone). Members of the outreachcommittee will do all of the shopping and the items will be purchased on your behalf.The list will be posted at coffee hour today and until May 19th.The Outreach Committee will be sponsoring a special coffee hour on the 26th of Mayto thank everyone for their donations. At this time all the donated items will be ondisplay. If you have any questions please speak to Pauline Glasgow, Sonia Halloranor Deb Chapman..Stay Connected with TwitterSubmitted by Andrew Reeves @greeneggs_drewThe social media service Twitter is a great way to share and stay connected with yourchurch family and the wider family of God. I would like to encourage those of youcurrently using Twitter to share the work of God in your life using the hashtag#stnicksbc. For more information, talk (or tweet) with Andrew Reeves.LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs belowApril 27 6:00 pm Dinner & Games NightMay 2 5:30 pm Executive MeetingMay 4 9:00 am Parish BreakfastMay 6 7:00 pm Parish CouncilMay 7 7:00 pm St. Nick’s Knights season openerMay 16 1:00 pm Card PartyMay 19 12:15 pm Outreach MeetingMay 26 12:15 pm Kitchen ShowerJune 2 Rev’d Alison’s last Sunday at St. Nicholas’June 18 9:00 am Bus Trip – “Oliver”June 23 3:00 pm Bach Children’s Chorus Foodbank Fundraiser