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 disasterFor the Global Church: The Church of North IndiaFor the Diocese: The Parish of St. Peter’s ErindaleParish Ministries: The ministry of our IntercessorsParish Families: Betty & Norm Eley, Sharon Endugesick and Will Davison &Margaret EndugesickThe sick or those in need: Karen Evans, John Aman, Anne Moir, Doug Goss,Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Jack Pound, Vivienne Radford, Beverley Spencer;Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister.And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregiversThanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving.Special Prayer – We offer thanks to God for the life lived of Vernon Smitz, and prayfor his friends and family who mourn.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 FormNick’s News – Please take this homeSunday June 23, 2013The Fifth 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.Please note: LARGE PRINT bulletins and Announcements sheetsfor the 10:30 a.m. Service are available at the back of the Church.This Week at St. Nicholas’…Today 3:00 p.m. Foodbank Fundraiser The Bach Children’s ChorusMonday 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. St. Andrew atArsandco, W. off Midland, S. of Lawrence.Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy EucharistThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning PrayerSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung EucharistMonday, July 1 Happy Canada Day! – Office ClosedScripture Readings for Sunday June 30th The 6th Sunday after Pentecost2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77: 1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5: 1, 13-25 Luke 9: 51-62Gluten 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 ________________________________________________Please 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.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP RETURNS TO ST. NICHOLAS AUGUST 19 – 23, 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 with crafts or a host ofother opportunities. For more information, or to volunteer please contact Rev. Janetat 416-691-0449 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgParables & Pints: The next installment of Parables & Pints will take place onTuesday, July 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Tara Inn, 2365 Kingston Rd (near Midland).Please join us as we share a pint (or soft drink) and discuss the parables andstories of Jesus. Thanks to Andrew Reeves and Tom Gehrels for starting this newsociable, conversational and educational study group.The Rev’d. Jo-Anne Billinger will be ordained to the Priesthood on July 14th at 6:30pmat St. Mary’s Richmond Hill 10300 Yonge St. on the N.W. corner of Major Mackenzieand Yonge St.Deb Chapman, our Pastoral Associate, will be undergoing ankle surgery at the end ofJune. Following the surgery, Deb will be recovering at home for approximately 3-4months. Please uphold Deb in your prayers during this time.Art Show & Sale Saturday July 6th from 10am – 3pm, at the home of GraceMacPherson, 17 East Road. If you haven’t been lucky enough to win one of Grace’spaintings in the Bazaar Raffle, (and Grace has donated another lovely one this year)here’s an opportunity to purchase one. As always, Grace will donate a percentage ofany sales to Faithworks.Don’t miss the Bach Children’s Chorus Concert for the Foodbank – Thisafternoon at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 each available from Janet Baron.Summer is approaching and even though our regular church school program will endon June 30th; we will be providing a church school program during the summermonths. As with previous years, instead of splitting into three classes, we will beoffering one class for all ages and we will be using the "Seasons of the Spirit"curriculum. If you are interested in teaching a class for a week or two, please feelfree to sign your name on the Church School sign-up sheet at the Manderley Doorentrance or speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) during CoffeeHour. New teachers are welcome!A message from Marcia Parum: The Plant Sale is now officially over and we madejust over $1,100, which we will donate to Canadian Indigenous Youth via thePrimates World Relief and Development Fund. I would personally like to thank thefollowing people who made this possible. Joe and Joey Parum, Mary Kennard,Sonia Halloran, Jennie and Len Tippet, Diane Drake, Barb Betts, Vera Anderson,Freda Gearing and Family, Joan Wright, the lady from the 10:30 service who alwaysbrings the wonderful bamboo stakes and all the members of St. Nicks whocontributed and supported the sale with contributions and by purchasing the plantsand other items. Many, many thanks and congratulations. A special thanks goes tomy friend Dulce Campbell who made a very generous monetary contribution. MarciaParumLOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs belowJuly 9 Parables & Pints at the Tara InnJuly 14 Jo-Anne Billinger’s Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Mary’sAug 19-23 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible CampSept 9 Parish Council MeetingSept 22 Bazaar Kick off LunchSept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pmSept 28 Birch Cliff Art ShowOct 18 Bus Trip - StratfordNov 2 The BazaarRev. 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 416-691-0449ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.Bazaar NewsWatch this space for information and ways you can help.Is one of your summer projects to clean out your basement, cupboards, or attic?When you do, please remember the Attic Treasures table at the Bazaar. Wecan sell almost anything at this popular table! Please, good junk only - no 3legged chairs or broken mirrors!Also……if you come across some old linen, tablecloths, doilies, napkins – oreven good china cups and saucers, these can be sold on the Lavender andLace table.If you are able to hold on to your items until the week before the Bazaar it wouldbe most appreciated, as we have very limited storage space at the church.Bazaar Committee: Julia Hanson, Brian Jones, Suzanne Lehtinen