The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.comTo contact the wardens directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPrayers for the Week“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering persevere in prayer.” Rom 12: 12For the world: For all those suffering in the midst of war, civil unrest or disasterFor the Global Church: The Church of EnglandFor the Diocese: Those being ordained Deacon this afternoonParish Ministries: The ministry of our Worship CommitteeParish Families: Julie Brereton, The Brown Family, The Campbell FamilyThe sick or those in need: John Aman, Anne Moir, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, DebChapman, Cassandra Brake, Jack Pound, Mary Harris, Sheila Boutilier, BeverleySpencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister; Vernon Smitz.Thanksgivings – please add your personal thanksgiving.Prayers – If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact theprayer chain. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in dailyprayer for 30 days. The prayer chain contact is Elaine Fisher 416- 281-9659Daily Devotions – Copies of Forward Day by Day are also available at the backof the church. This devotion includes a short passage of scripture, a briefreflection and a prayer focus for each day of the week.Newcomer / Visitor FormNNiicckk’’ss NNeewwss –– PPlleeaassee ttaakkee tthhiiss hhoommeeSSuunnddaayy MMaayy 55,, 22001133The 6thSunday of EasterWe warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. Please introduce yourselfto the clergy, fill out the “Newcomer / Visitor” Information form (on the back page ofthis bulletin) and place it in the offertory plate. Please also join us for refreshmentsfollowing the 10:30am service.This Week at St. Nicholas’…Monday 7:00 p.m. Parish Council MeetingTuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights Seasonopener North Bridlewood ParkWednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy EucharistThursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer10:00 a.m. Chester Village7:30 p.m. Ascension Day ServiceSaturday 2:00 p.m. Art Show planning meetingSunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist10:30 a.m. Sung EucharistScripture Readings for Sunday May 12th, The 7th Sunday of EasterActs 16: 16-34 Psalm 97Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17 John 17: 20-26Gluten free wafers are available for communion. To indicate your need, please pickup a purple card from a sidesperson. With the purple card in your hand at the altarrail, the communion minister will know that you require a gluten free wafer.All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination or age, are invited to receiveCommunion 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 ChurchSchool Program downstairs during the 10:30am service.If you are new to our parish, or you are visiting, we invite you tocomplete this form. Please place it on the Offering plate, or give it to oneof the Sidespeople at the back of the church.You are a Newcomer You wish a Pastoral VisitYou wish to have Offering EnvelopesName___________________________________________________Address_______________________________________________________Postal Code____________ Phone#_________________________________e-mail address ________________________________________________Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond topastoral situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact hervia email at email@example.com or by calling the church office 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
Donations to Outreach – at our February Vestry the people of St. Nicholas made awonderful commitment to support our Parish Outreach ministry which includessupporting the Churches by the Bluffs Foodbank and a weekly Inter-Faith LunchProgram. Direct donations to Outreach may be made using the blue envelopes at theback of the Church or through pre-authorized giving. Thank you to all those who aresupporting this ministry, your response has been very encouraging.Stay Connected with Twitter -Submitted by Andrew Reeves @greeneggs_drewThe social media service Twitter is a great way to share and stay connected with yourchurch family and the wider family of God. I would like to encourage those of youcurrently using Twitter to share the work of God in your life using the hashtag#stnicksbc. For more information, talk (or tweet) with Andrew Reeves.Do you Speak a Language other than English? If so, we have a special opportunityfor you... On Sunday, May 19th we will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost. One ofour readings for that day, from Acts 2, emphasizes that as Peter preached each personwho listened to him heard Peter in their own language. To help bring the passage tolife, we would like to invite those who speak different languages to read a verse or twoof that passage. If you are willing to help, please contact Janet Baron in the ChurchOffice at 416-691-0449 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you foryour help.The St. Nick’s Knights softball season begins on Tuesday, at North Bridlewood Park,off Pharmacy, north of Sheppard. Game time is 7:00pm The full schedule, anddirections to parks, is available at SAYMsoftball.com. If you are 13 or over (even wayover!) you are invited to join the team. There are no try-outs, everyone qualifies - greatskill is not necessary, if you can hit, catch and throw the ball, you’ll fit in just fine!Perhaps just as enjoyable as playing on the team, is being a spectator. If you don’twant to play, come on out and cheer for our team.Ascension Day Service Please join us on Thursday May 9th at 7:30pm as wecelebrate Jesus’ Ascension.Farewell Reception for the Reverend Dr. Alison Falby – Sunday June 2nd,following the 10:30am service. Please join us for a special celebration to mark theblessing of Rev’d Alison’s ministry with us as Assistant Curate over the past two years.June 2nd will be Rev’d Alison’s last day at St. Nicholas. She will begin her new ministryas Incumbent of St. Martin’s Bay Ridges on July 8th. Her service of Induction will takeplace at St. Martin’s on September 22 at 4:00pm. Please uphold Alison in your prayersduring this transition.Kitchen Shower- Wow!! What a great responseThank you to everyone who has contributed to the kitchen shower. For those of youwho have not had an opportunity yet, there are still some items remaining to bepurchased. A pictorial wish list is posted in Robinson Hall showing the items neededwith their prices. Just choose which item you would like to donate, fill out thecorresponding envelope and enclose the listed amount of money, (you can gotogether with someone). Members of the outreach committee will do all of theshopping and the items will be purchased on your behalf. The Outreach Committeewill be sponsoring a special coffee hour on the 26th of May to thank everyone fortheir donations. At this time all the donated items will be on display. If you have anyquestions please speak to Pauline Glasgow, Sonia Halloran or Deb Chapman.Garden Lovers Have Rake will help. If you could help out with a spring spruce upof the garden, please contact Sonia at 416-698-9449 or email@example.com. Wewant to make sure the gardens stay looking as lovely as they did last year. If youwould be willing to help on an ongoing basis, speak to Sonia.Family Picnic at Centre IslandCalling all kids (and their parents)! Please join us at Centre Island on Saturday May25th. Well meet at the ferry docks at 9 am, spend the morning at Centreville, picnic inthe grounds of St. Andrews Church, and return at 2 pm. You can sign up for picnicfood at the Manderley bulletin board. For more information, please speak to RevdAlison.The Alzheimer’s Society and St. Nicholas’ are partnering to host a specialMen’s Cooking and Support Group. The group is a free, four week beginner’scooking class and support group for male partners caring for someone with dementia.It runs each Tuesday in June from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will have a hands oncooking experience, prepare a simple easy to learn recipe, enjoy lunch together andtake home two heart healthy meals. If you, or someone you know, is interested inparticipating in the group, and meeting other caregivers, please contact, EleniSiliveridis at 416-322-6560 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs belowMay 6 7:00 pm Parish CouncilMay 7 7:00 pm St. Nick’s Knights season opener North Bridlewood ParkMay 16 1:00 pm Card PartyMay 19 12:15 pm Outreach MeetingMay 26 12:15 pm Kitchen ShowerJune 2 Rev’d Alison’s last Sunday at St. Nicholas’June 9 Guest Speaker: Chris Jones. Please join us as wewelcome (back) St. Nick’s former St. Nick’sYouth LeaderJune 18 9:00 am Bus Trip – “Oliver”June 23 3:00 pm Bach Children’s Chorus Foodbank Fundraiser