Announcements 7 July 2013

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Announcements 7 July 2013

  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 England For the Diocese: St. Matthew, First Avenue Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Outreach Committee Parish Families: The Ferrante Family, Virginia Finlay, Elaine Fisher The sick or those in need: Madge Snelling, Virginia Finlay, Joan Johnson, Anne Moir, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Deb Chapman, Jack Pound, 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. 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 July 7, 2013 The Seventh 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’… Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. Prayer Chain Meeting 7:00 p.m. St. Nick’s Knights vs. St. Paul’s 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 10:00 a.m. Service at Chester Village Friday Parish Office Closed Saturday Noon Blessing of Bicycles Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist 6:30 p.m. Jo-Anne Billinger’s Ordination St. Mary’s Richmond Hill Scripture Readings for Sunday July 14th The 8th Sunday after Pentecost Amos 7: 7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1: 1-14 Luke 10: 25-37 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 next Sunday, 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 Are you planning on attending Rev. Alison’s Induction at St. Martin’s on Sunday September 22nd? St. Martin’s has contacted us, and they have limited parking, and are arranging for overflow parking (with a bit of a walk to the church). We are exploring the option of renting a school bus to take us all there and back with no parking concerns. We need to know how many would be interested in doing this, and it would need to be a fairly firm commitment. It could cost about $10.00 each. If you are interested in this, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the Manderley bulletin board before the end of July. Summer is here, and even though our regular church school program has ended; 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 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. Linens and Lace – This table sells fancy tablecloths, napkins, doilies, and other linens, as well as china cups and saucers and crystal. If you have any of these antique items, in good condition, taking up space in drawers, that you don’t want anymore, we can sell them on this table at the Bazaar. Jewellery and Accessories another opportunity for you to clear out some lovely old jewellery and make room for new! Donate it to the Jewellery and Accessories table and the ladies who work on this table will polish it up, display it beautifully and “turn your unwanted jewellery into cash. Oh Yeah” (sorry apparently I watch too much T.V.) Bazaar Committee: Julia Hanson, Brian Jones, Suzanne Lehtinen Bad jokes by Janet (B) Special Thanks Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.’” Over the month of June we were very blessed at St. Nicholas to have been able to hold several special events which have reached out and supported those in need.  On June 23rd, 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.  Also in June, 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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