The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.comTo contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPrayers 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 North West AustraliaFor the Diocese: The Parish of St. Philip’s On-The-Hill UnionvilleParish Ministries: The ministry of our Chalice BearersParish Families: Jack Cargill, Sue Cochrane, The Collins FamilyThe 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 Michael Pollesel as he is Consecratedas Bishop for the Diocese of Uruguay and pray for the people of the Diocese and theProvince of the Southern Cone.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 MMaayy 2266tthh,, 22001133Trinity SundayWe 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 Prayer7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. St. Peter’s at Corvette(East off Kennedy south of Eglinton)Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy EucharistThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer5:30 p.m. Executive Meeting7:30 p.m. Choir PracticeSaturday 8:00 a.m.–1pm Plant Sale at 115 Cornell Ave9:00 a.m. Parish BreakfastSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist12 Noon Farewell for Rev. AlisonScripture Readings for Sunday June 2nd, The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost1 Kings 18: 20-21, 30-39 Psalm 96 Galatians 1: 1-12 Luke 7: 1-10Gluten 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 ________________________________________________Welcome to our guest musicians! The students that are playing in the stringorchestra this morning are from Highland Junior High School in the Don Millsand Steeles area, where our own Carmine Lappano is their music teacher.They are currently in Grade 9, and are ready to move on to the secondaryinstitution A.Y. Jackson which boasts one of the finest strings programs in theprovince. We are very pleased that they are able to join us this morning
Kitchen Shower – today after the 10:30 a.m. Service. Thank you to all those whoso generously contributed to the Kitchen Shower. Your kindness has helped us re-equip the kitchen with much needed items that make the kitchen more functional andsafe. All are warmly invited to attend a special Kitchen Shower Coffee Hour, hosted byThe Outreach Committee, following the 10:30 a.m. service.Farewell Reception for The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby – Sunday June 2nd,following the 10:30am service. Please join us for a special celebration to mark theblessing of Rev’d Alison’s ministry with us as Assistant Curate over the past two years.June 2nd will be Rev’d Alison’s last day at St. Nicholas. She will begin her new ministryas Incumbent of St. Martin’s Bay Ridges on July 8th. Her service of Induction will takeplace at St. Martin’s on September 22 at 4:00pm. Please uphold Alison in your prayersduring this transition.Our Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday June 1st from 8am – 1pm.Marcia Parum will have plants etc. for sale at her home – 115 Cornell Ave. Asyou’re working on your gardens in the next couple of weeks, if you could pot upany extra plants, to donate to the sale they will be gratefully accepted. You candrop off any plants at Marcia’s, leave them on the driveway if she’s not at home. Allproceeds from the Plant Sale will be forwarded to support Indigenous YouthInitiatives through The Primate’s World Relief and Development FundParish Breakfast – Saturday, June 1st at 9 a.m. All members of the Parish arewarmly invited to the June Parish Breakfast with guest speaker, Dennis Newman.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.Garden Lovers Have Rake will help. If you could help out with a spring spruce upof the garden, please contact Sonia at 416-698-9449 or email@example.com. Wewant to make sure the gardens stay looking as lovely as they did last year. If youwould be willing to help on an ongoing basis, speak to Sonia.Why 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.Bach Children’s Chorus Concert for the Foodbank – June 23rd at 3 p.m. If youmissed the concert by the Bach Children’s Chorus last year, and the opportunity tohelp out the Foodbank, you’re in luck, they’re coming back on June 23rd at 3:00 pmto do another concert. All proceeds will go to the foodbank. We raised $2,600 lastyear, let’s try to surpass that this year. Tickets are $20 each and will be on saletoday and through the week from the church office. If you are willing to post flyersin your neighbourhood, please speak 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Security 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 3 7:00 pm Parish Council MeetingJune 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 FundraiserRev. 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 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
The Feast of Pentecost – Sunday, May 19th: Please join us next Sunday, May 19th aswe celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. Both Services will be taken from the Book ofAlternative Services. (Our regularly scheduled 10:30 a.m. Service of Mattins and ChoralEucharist from the Book of Common Prayer will return on the third Sunday of June.)In our reading from the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit is described as descending like“tongues of fire.” To celebrate the gift of the Spirit all are warmly invited to wear yellow,orange and red.Kitchen Shower- Wow!! What a great responseThank you to everyone who has contributed to the kitchen shower. For those of youwho have not had an opportunity yet, there are still some items remaining to bepurchased. Members of the outreach committee will do all of the shopping and theitems will be purchased on your behalf. The Outreach Committee will be sponsoringa special coffee hour on the 26th of May to thank everyone for their donations. At thistime all the donated items will be on display. If you have any questions please speakto Pauline Glasgow, Sonia Halloran or Deb Chapman.Stay Connected with Twitter -Submitted 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. Share how God is at work in your life usingthe hashtag #stnicksbc. For more information, talk (or tweet) with Andrew Reeves.
This morning, we offer the Rite of Healing at both services. For those who wish, this isan opportunity to pray specifically for healing. Since Biblical times, this prayer has beenaccompanied by anointing with oil. At 8:30am, please proceed to the chancel stepsafter you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St. Andrew’schapel after you have received Communion.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.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.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. Whether it’s for healing of a loved one or just getting that parking spaceclose to the mall share your thanksgivings and prayer requests.If you are not already, you may want to follow some of the following @generalsynod ,@anglicandioTO , @shelrev , @RevDrAlison , @iamepiscopalian , @UnvirtousAbbeyShare more of your Twitter church friends and resources using the #stnicksbc.If you are not already a twitter user it is easy to become a member. Go to twitter.comand signup. You must choose a password and you will be asked to create a “twitterhandle” or username. Then search for topics or users you find interesting. There arealso many helpful online tutorials available.
Pennies from Heaven – While the Canadian Mint may say “no” to pennies, we aresaying “yes”! Pennies can bring blessings and we are collecting them for the ministryand mission of St. Nicholas! So go through your pockets, check the bottom of yourpurses, and bring in all those no longer needed pennies. There is a bucket marked“Pennies from Heaven” at the back of the church to collect them in. Thank you!And they came, everyone whose heart was stirred up, and everyone whom the Spiritmade willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering” 2013 Weekly OffertoryEnvelopes are available for pick up at the back of the Church. St. Nicholas’ AnglicanChurch is a financially self-sustaining church family. The prayerful support andgenerosity of members and friends allows us to carry out, and strengthen, ourministry of Worship, Christian Education, Children’s Ministry, Pastoral Care,Outreach, Property Stewardship and much more. St. Nicholas also offers anopportunity for individuals to support the Parish’s ministry through monthly Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG). PAG Brochures, highlighting the benefit of the program toyou and the Parish, have also been made available at the back of the Church.St. Nicholas Bus Trips: The St. Nicholas’ Social Committee has planned a series ofbus trips for 2013. Please contact Joan Alkerton at 416-691-4387 for moreinformation or to book one of these trips.April 12th Shaw Theatre “Guys and Dolls” June 18th Penetanguishene “Oliver”October 18th Stratford “Blithe Spirit” Dec. 5th St. Jacobs “Legends in Harmony”Altar Flowers Each week the flowers on both Altars can be given in memory of aloved one or in celebration of a significant life event. (Anniversary, Birthday, Baptismetc.) If you would like to do this, please write your name and phone number on thecalendar at the back of the church. As the week approaches Iris Hogan will give youa call to see if you have any colour requests, and also to get the wording for thebulletin. Payment of $60.00 can be put in an envelope, clearly marked “For AltarFlowers” and placed on the collection plate. It’s OK for more than one person/familyto sign up for the same week.PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE, THE INFORMATION IN IT HAS CHANGEDThis past summer the City of Toronto began charging all churches and non profitorganizations for garbage pickup.
At the beginning of this year we received a notice from the city that we will not becharged for garbage pickup this year after all. They are going to look into the impactof such charges on charitable organizations and then decide what course of action totake. So… while for this year sorting our garbage doesn’t make a difference to ourcosts, it is still an environmentally responsible thing to be doing, and it very wellmay again become a cost issue.Please be aware of what you’re putting in the Green Bins, Recycling Bins andGarbage.In the kitchen there is a green bin – just like the one you put out to the street at yourhouse – it’s for organic material, coffee grounds, food waste, tissues, napkins, papertowels, there is a list posted in the kitchen. Milk cartons, and packaging DO NOT goin the green bin. There is a recycling bin just outside the kitchen door, and a garbagebin in the kitchen. If you’re not sure what bin to put something in, please check thelist. Thank youThis morning, we offer the Rite of Healing at both services. For those who wish, this isan opportunity to pray specifically for healing. Since Biblical times, this prayer has beenaccompanied by anointing with oil. At 8:30am, please proceed to the chancel stepsafter you have received Communion. At 10:30am, please proceed to St. Andrew’schapel after you have received Communion.Ministry of Hospitality Opportunity-In the letter to the Romans, Paul encourages us as a community to practicehospitality. If you would like to participate in the ministry of hospitality by helping withCoffee hour after the 10 a.m. service…There is a new Coffee Hour list posted on the Manderley Bulletin Board. Pleaseconsider taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’t have to be a bigspread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just fine. Ifseveral people went together it makes it much easier, - and fun. All you have to do isbring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee andtea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of the proceedsfrom the basket on the table.Why has the response to the readings changed? Through the season ofPentecost, our response to the reading “The Word of the Lord” followed by “Thanksbe to God” has been changed to “Listen to what the Spirit is saying to theChurches” followed by “Thanks be to God.” The phrase “Listen to what the Spirit issaying to the Churches” comes from the Book of Revelation. It serves as a reminderand witness to the power of the Spirit at work in our life calling us to new awarenessof God’s word, activity and salvation.