St Nicholas Birch Cliff - Announcements 27 Oct 2013
The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas
1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7
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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
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
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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’…
Following Coffee Hour – Bazaar Set Up
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!
Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 3rd The Feast of All Saints
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.
LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below
Oct 27 and throughout that week – Bazaar Set up
Adult Lunch and Fellowship Program (also on Nov. 26 & Dec. 10)
Parables & Pints at Tara Inn
Youth Worship Event “Committed 2013” at St. John’s York Mills
Service of Holy Baptism at 10:30 a.m.
Advent Wreath Making
Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet)
Patronal Festival Dinner and Dance
Service of Lessons & Carols 4pm followed by Pot Luck Supper
Christmas Eve Services 5:00pm 7:00p.m 11:00pm
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by
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.