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St Nicholas Birch Cliff - Announcements 27 Oct 2013


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St Nicholas Birch Cliff - Announcements 27 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 Pakistan For the Diocese: The Parish of St. Paul, Brighton Parish Ministries: The all those assisting with, and attending, The Bazaar. Parish Families: Angela, Fiona & Lauren McCullock, Brian & Elizabeth McGarva, Greg and Arlene McGuire The sick or those in need: Sarah Brown, Shirley Walker-Aman, 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. VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO ST. NICHOLAS If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, please complete this form and place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople at the back of the church. Thank you for your presence. Newcomer / Visitor Form Yes, I would like more information about St. Nicholas Yes, I would like to receive a call / visit from the Clergy Yes, I would like to financially support the ongoing ministry of the Parish □ □ □ Name___________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ Nick’s News – Please take this home Sunday October 27th, 2013 23rd 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 This Week at St. Nicholas’… Today Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Following Coffee Hour – Bazaar Set Up 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday THE BAZAAR! Friendly reminder: Daylight Savings Time ends, and clocks ‘fall’ back 1 hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. It’s our annual opportunity to sleep in and come to Church! Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 3rd The Feast of All Saints Revelation 21:1-6a Psalm 24:1-6 Colossians 1:9-14 John 11:32-44 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. The Offertory: During the Offertory, we offer many things to God. We offer the bread and wine of the Eucharist. We also offer ourselves—our cares and concerns, our joys and our sorrows, our time, our talent, and our treasure. Special requests for a visit, or for information, can be placed in the Offertory Basket by filling in the form on the back page of this bulletin. Whether or not you wish to place something in the Offertory basket, we ask that you take it and pass it on to your neighbour as a symbol of all that you wish to offer to God. 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 Adult Lunch and Fellowship Program (also on Nov. 26 & Dec. 10) Nov 12 Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Nov 23 Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills Nov 24 Service of Holy Baptism at 10:30 a.m. 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. 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. 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. 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. Bazaar News NEXT SATURDAY FROM NOON – 3 PM Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, Brian Jones – Bazaar Committee BAZAAR FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!! 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. 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. Your items can be brought to the church this week. The office is open every morning from 8:30 until noon to drop off Books, Attic Treasures, Jewellery or any other items for the Bazaar (If you have a lot of Books/CDs/DVDs for the Book Room, please contact Stephanie Ford at 416 690-0204 or 416 690-0213 to arrange a pick-up time.) Of course, your baked goods for the Bake Table, and Sandwiches and Squares for the Tea Room, will need to come in on Saturday morning. There will be someone here by 9:30a.m to receive these items. Also…..please don’t forget to have your raffle ticket stubs in by Saturday. Our next Service of Holy Baptism will take place on Sunday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. (The Reign of Christ the King). If you, or someone you know, is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Rev. Janet. New Outreach Initiative Pilot Project: The Outreach Committee is organizing an Adult Community Lunch and Fellowship in Robinson Hall on Tuesday, November 12th, Tuesday, November 26th and Tuesday, December 10th. The program will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all adults are welcome to attend. We are particularly hoping to reach out to those in need within the wider Birchcliff community. If you are interested in helping with this new initiative by providing food or providing oversight, please contact the Church Office by email at or by calling 416-691-0449. 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.