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 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
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.
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 email@example.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
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
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
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
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
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.