The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 Nick’s News – Please take this home 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com Sunday January 27, 2013 To contact the wardens directly, email: email@example.com The 3rd Sunday in Epiphany Prayers for the Week “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12 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 ofFor the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disaster. this bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsFor the Global Church: The Diocese of Lokoja (Nigeria) following the 10:30am service.The Diocese: We pray for Canadian Friends to West Indian ChristiansParish Ministries: The ministry of our Greeters Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond to pastoralParish Families: Madge Snelling, Beverley, Joshua & Joan-Mary Spencer, situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her via email at Mary Stewart 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.The sick or those in need: Anne Moir, Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris,Doug Goss, Joan Wilson, Myrna Gray, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; BarbaraDonnelly; Marie-Louise Lister; John Patterson; Helen Fice; Vernon Smitz. This Week at St. Nicholas’…Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. Today 12:15 pm. Outreach Meeting Tuesday 8:45 am Morning PrayerPrayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact the Wednesday 8:30 am Staff Meetingprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily 10:00 am Holy Eucharistprayer for 30 days. Thursday 8:45 am Morning PrayerThe prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 10:00 am Service at Retirement Suites by the Lake 7:30 pm Choir PracticeDaily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the back Sunday 8:30 am Said Eucharistof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a brief 10:30 am. Sung Eucharistreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week. Scripture Readings for Sunday February 3rd, The Presentation of the Lord Malachi 3: 1-4 Psalm 84: 1-7 Newcomer / Visitor Form Hebrews 2: 14-18 Luke 2: 22-40If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete thisform. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pickat the back of the church. 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. You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit You wish to have Offering Envelopes 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,Name_________________________________________________________ please come to the Altar, and cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing.Address_______________________________________________________ Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.Postal Code____________ Phone#__________________________________e-mail address __________________________________________________
LOOKING AHEAD………more info in paragraphs belowFeb 10 Annual Vestry Meeting – Coming in Lent…Feb 12 Pancake Supper Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Come and enjoyFeb 13 Ash Wednesday Services 10:00am and 7:30 pm the best pancakes and sausages (with real maple syrup!) in Birch Cliff ! Only $5.00. Lenten Lunches begin at Noon In preparation for Ash Wednesday on February 13, please bring in your palm crossesOur Annual Vestry Meeting is on February 10 following to 10:30am service. Please from last year to be burned to make the ashes for our services on Ash Wednesday.check the Vestry List on the Manderley bulletin board to make sure you are listed as They can be left on the counter in the Sacristy.eligible to vote at the meeting: you must be 16 years of age or older, have been a Lent Lunches – begin on Ash Wednesday. As usual, we at St. Nicholas will bemember of and worshipper with this congregation for 3 months prior to the meeting, responsible for making sandwich fillings each week, and the church of the weeklyand not be voting at the Vestry Meeting of any other parish. We will have a pot luck speaker will bring the soup. On Ash Wednesday, as Rev. Janet is the speaker, we willlunch during the meeting. Bring something to share, tea and coffee will be provided. do the soup as well as the sandwich fillings. Watch for more information here, and sign up sheets on the Manderley bulletin board in the coming weeks.Do you have the travel bug? In 2013 I will be leading three tours with Craig Travel(the company that advertises on the back page of the Anglican Journal). The first The Annual Women’s Lent Quiet Day, led by The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby, will be(Mar 5-27) will be an extensive 23 day tour of South Africa, and the second (July 19- held at St. John’s Convent on Friday March 22. Reserve the date now, and watch forAug 2) “The Best of Ireland” and the third (Oct 22 – Nov 7) a tour of Morocco. the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in mid-FebruaryInformation and brochures are available from the church office, or e-mail me(email@example.com) or 416-690-5132. Ian Noseworthy The Breakfast on Saturday February 2nd at 9:00am will be for the whole parish, Ken Campbell is the speaker, and we are providing child care (for the youngsters inMinistry of Hospitality Opportunity- In the letter to the Romans, Paul encourages us the parish, not Ken). Mark February 2nd on your calendars and don’t miss theas a community to practice hospitality. If you would like to participate in the ministry of opportunity to heckle – er…hear our favourite hockey writer, newsletter editor, andhospitality by helping with Coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service… resident St. Nicholas, Ken Campbell!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 big Next Sunday we will be dedicating 14 new candles for our Candelabra. These arespread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just fine. If permanent, liquid paraffin candles, which will burn cleaner, and be more costseveral people went together it makes it much easier, - and fun. All you have to do is effective. Thank you to the donors, the memorial names will be printed in the bulletinbring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee and next Sunday.tea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of the proceedsfrom the basket on the table. PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE, THE INFORMATION IN IT HAS CHANGED This past summer the City of Toronto began charging all churches and non profitSt. John’s Norway is hosting and Ash Wednesday Event “JOURNEY TO LENT” for organizations for garbage pickup.Children on February 13. Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00am and the program At the beginning of this year we received a notice from the city that we will not beincluding snack and worship will run from 9-11:30. Afternoon supervision is available charged for garbage pickup this year after all. They are going to look into the impactif required. Please pre-register with St. John’s at 416-691-4560. The education Act of such charges on charitable organizations and then decide what course of action toof Ontario allows students to be absent from school for religious education and take. So… while for this year sorting our garbage doesn’t make a difference to ourobservation with no penalty to the student. There’s a poster on the bulletin board with costs, it is still an environmentally responsible thing to be doing, and it very wellmore information. may again become a cost issue.Altar Flowers Each week the flowers on both Altars can be given in memory of a Please be aware of what you’re putting in the Green Bins, Recycling Bins andloved one or in celebration of a significant life event. (Anniversary, Birthday, Baptism Garbage. In the kitchen there is a green bin – just like the one you put out to theetc.) If you would like to do this, please write your name and phone number on the street at your house – it’s for organic material, coffee grounds, food waste, tissues,calendar at the back of the church. As the week approaches Iris Hogan will give you a napkins, paper towels, there is a list posted in the kitchen. Milk cartons, andcall to see if you have any colour requests, and also to get the wording for the packaging DO NOT go in the green bin. There is a recycling bin just outside thebulletin. Payment of $60.00 can be put in an envelope, clearly marked “For Altar kitchen door, and a garbage bin in the kitchen. If you’re not sure what bin to putFlowers” and placed on the collection plate. It’s OK for more than one person/family something in, please check the list. Thank you.to sign up for the same week.