Announcements 30 June2013

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Announcements 30 June2013

  1. 1. The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com To contact the wardens directly, email: wardens@stnicholasbirchcliff.com 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 of Canada For the Diocese: St. Andrew’s Japanese Congregation Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Lay Anointers Parish Families: Maureen-Rose & Jewel Everatt, Harold Ewers, Owen Ewers The sick or those in need: Madge Snelling, Virginia Finlay, Joan Johnson, 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 caregivers Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving. Special Prayer – We offer thanks to God for the life lived of Karen Evans, and pray for Robert, Sean & Julian and her friends and family who mourn. 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 is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659 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. Newcomer / Visitor Form Nick’s News – Please take this home Sunday June 30, 2013 The Sixth 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’… Monday 7:00 p.m. Happy Canada Day! – Office Closed Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. Scarborough Baptist at Arsandco, W. off Midland, S. of Lawrence. 7:30 p.m. Parables & Pints at Tara Inn Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer Friday Parish Office Closed Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Scripture Readings for Sunday July 7th The 7th Sunday after Pentecost 2 Kings 5: 1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6: 1-16 Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20 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. Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service. If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you to complete this form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to one of the Sidespeople at the back of the church. You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral Visit You wish to have Offering Envelopes Name___________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________________________ Please note: for the months of July and August the Church Office will be closed on Fridays. The office will be open, as usual, Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. In the case of a pastoral emergency, outside of office hours, please contact Rev. Janet directly at 416-648-1418.
  2. 2. To coincide with the beginning of the summer holidays, the Blessing of Bicycles will take place on July 13, at noon in the church garden. As school breaks for the summer, we invite the community and families to bring their bicycles to the garden area of the church for a short blessing which involves both a prayer and the sprinkling of water on both bike and rider. Last year’s blessing included the blessing of a scooter! This year, we add prizes for the best decorated (boys and girls) bicycles. The Blessing of the Bicycles also helps build a sense of community among the city’s cyclists. This will be our 3rd year for this event. Please join us. VACATION BIBLE CAMP RETURNS TO ST. NICHOLAS AUGUST 19 – 23, 2013 All young people, aged 4-12, are invited to Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park VBC- a five day adventure where we learn the most important survival skill of all: that we can always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope! For more information, or to volunteer please contact Rev. Janet at 416-691-0449 or via email at jrh@stnicholasbirchcliff.com Parables & Pints: The next installment of Parables & Pints will take place on Tuesday, 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 Jesus’ parables. The Rev’d. Jo-Anne Billinger will be ordained to the Priesthood on July 14th at 6:30pm at St. Mary’s Richmond Hill 10300 Yonge St. on the N.W. corner of Major Mackenzie and Yonge St. Deb Chapman, our Pastoral Associate, has undergone ankle surgery and will be on medical leave and recovering at home for approximately 3-4 months. Please uphold Deb in your prayers during this time. During her recovery period, please contact the church office for assistance Art Show & Sale Saturday July 6th from 10am – 3pm, at the home of Grace MacPherson, 17 East Road. If you haven’t been lucky enough to win one of Grace’s paintings 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 of any sales to Faithworks. Summer is approaching and even though our regular church school program will end on June 30th; we will be providing a church school program during the summer months. As with previous years, instead of splitting into three classes, we will be offering 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 feel free to sign your name on the Church School sign-up sheet at the Manderley Door entrance or speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) during Coffee Hour. New teachers are welcome! LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below July 13 Blessing of Bicycles at noon July 14 Jo-Anne Billinger’s Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Mary’s Aug 19-23 SonRise National Park Vacation Bible Camp Sept 9 Parish Council Meeting Sept 22 Bazaar Kick off Lunch Sept 22 Rev’d Alison’s Induction service at St. Martin’s 4pm Sept 28 Birch Cliff Art Show Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford Nov 2 The Bazaar Bazaar News Watch 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. We can sell almost anything at this popular table! Please, good junk only - no 3 legged chairs or broken mirrors! Also……if you come across some old linen, tablecloths, doilies, napkins – or even good china cups and saucers, these can be sold on the Linens and Lace table. If you are able to hold on to your items until the week before the Bazaar it would be most appreciated, as we have very limited storage space at the church. Bazaar Committee: Julia Hanson, Brian Jones, Suzanne Lehtinen Special Thanks Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.’” Over the past month we have been very blessed at St. Nicholas to have been able to hold several special events which have reached out and supported those in need. Last Sunday, we hosted The Bach Children’s Chorus Benefit concert in support of the Churches by the Bluffs Foodbank. Through their musical offering, and the hard work of Janet Baron who coordinated the event, we were able to raise $1,600 for the Foodbank. The Annual Plant Sale, coordinated and hosted by Marcia Parum, raised just over $1,100 for Canadian Indigenous Youth Initiatives via the Primates’ World Relief and Development Fund.  Over the past month, the Alzheimer Society and St. Nicholas formed a partnership to host a “Men’s Cooking and Support Group” for male caregivers whose partners are suffering from dementia. This pilot project would not have been possible without the vision of Pauline Glasgow who initiated and coordinated the partnership, Deb Chapman who organized and lead the cooking sessions and Eleni Siliveridis of the Alzherimer Society who helped lead the support group with Pauline. Thank you to each of you, to all those who helped and to all those who gave their time, talent and treasure to support these life giving initiatives.

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