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Nicks News Fall 2010


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Nicks News Fall 2010

  1. 1. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010 NICK’S NEWS Back to Church Sunday a chance to ‘check-in’A message fromFather Kevin Dear friends, In a few days, you may see ourbishops on the evening news. Dressed intheir episcopal regalia, they will begreeting commuters during the morningrush at Union Station and at GO Stationsaround the GTA. They will be there in anticipation of“Back to Church Sunday” which takesplace on Sept. 26. With warm smiles, theAnglican bishops will invite people toreconnect with the church and to re-engage with their faith. In our own parish, we’re also taking It’s never too early to start training those St. Nick’ssteps to welcome folks back to church. Knights. Here, Father Kevin shares a summer game ofOnce again this year, we sent out catch with Logan Wagnall.invitations to neighbours, friends and colleagues to to Church Sunday”, and I’m delighted that we do. Butjoin us on Sunday, Sept. 26. The readings, hymns and may this annual event become an occasion not onlyprayers on that day are intended to stress the to welcome others, but also to “check-in” about whoimportance of building community. In some sense, we are and what we offer to those who are not yetthis is our own celebration of “Doors Open”! part of the St. Nick’s family. But “Back to Church Sunday” gets me thinking If we are ever in doubt about the proper scope ofabout what lies beyond the invitation. It’s great to our welcome, we need only to look to Jesus. Whileinvite people, but to what kind of church are we the Gospel writers record that he certainly spent lotsinviting them? Are we a community that would of time with his family, friends and disciples, we alsowelcome anyone who showed up? Would we let them know he sought out those who were not known tosit in “our pew” if they got there before we did? him. He engaged with people of other faith traditionsWould we be patient and understanding if their and backgrounds, he ate and drank with those whochildren made some noise? Would we break away were disliked by others, and he allowed people to justfrom a conversation with our friends at Coffee Hour be themselves in his presence. Jesus welcomed intoif we saw someone else that was standing alone? his fellowship people of every walk of life. This is the second year that the parishes in our On this “Back to Church Sunday”, can we do thediocese have been encouraged to participate in “Back same? PAGE 1
  2. 2. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010All aboard for China with Fr. Noseworthy If you’re looking for something exciting to guided tours and the opportunity to shop anddo next spring and you have a keen sense of explore on our own.wanderlust, Canon Ian Noseworthy has Complete descriptions and information maysomething just for you. be picked up at the Church office, along with Canon Noseworthy will lead a tour that will the complete cost of the tour. The tour costinclude China and the Yangtsze Gorges Cruise, includes airfare from Canada, accommodation inplus Beijing, Shanghai, Chongquing, Xian, Guilin first class hotels, most meals, sightseeing andand Hong Kong from April 15 to May 3, 2011. entry fees, taxes, and all incidental fees as well as The tour, which is organized by Craig Travel, travel insurance.will take us to explore Beijing, including the For more information, please speak to Fr. IanForbidden City and the Imperial Palace, The on any Sunday or call him at 416-690-5132.Temple of Heaven and the Beijing Museum, andthe Great Wall of China. Then we will fly to Shanghai and tour thatcity. From there, we will travel by cruise ship forfour days on the Yangtze River taking us as far asthe Yangtze Gorges Dam, the largest suchproject in the world. We will explore cities andvillages along the way as well as some veryspectacular scenery. Then we move on to Chongquing and Xian,exploring the amazing site of the Terra CottaSoldiers. Then it’s on to Guilin, known for its amazinglimestone pinnacles and mountains. The lastdays will be spent visiting Hong Kong, offering October is the month for organization that is a member Don’t forget our FaithWorks campaign. A agency of FaithWorks. brochure relating to Also, stay tuned for about our FaithWorks, as well a pledge card and envelope, are information about various initiatives in support of annual enclosed with this newsletter. Please plan on attending FaithWorks that will occur throughout October. FaithWorks either service Sunday, Nov. 14, as The Rev. Andrew Wesley If you have any questions or suggestions, please call our campaign will join us to talk about the services provided by the FaithWorks Co-ordinator, Karen Inselsbacher, at (416) Toronto Urban Native in October Ministry, a non-profit 269-2499. PAGE 2
  3. 3. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010 A St. Nick’s Tip of the Hat importantgoes to: ministry. Deborah has registered at The great carpentry work Joan Wilson and Wycliffe College.done by George Sczepanski Deborah McGinnis, who The members of the Socialthis past summer for the choir recently embarked on Committee for feeding theroom. It was very fast (a few theological studies. Joan will masses during the annual end-days), meticulously measured attend Trinity College, while of-the-summer barbeque.and put together, and resultedin long needed bookshelfcabinets at both sides of thechoir room, so that eachperson now finally has his/her Bazaar News Elvis Presley was seen Anyone can donate hisown space for books and music. eating a burger at Wimpy’s or her talents to the cause. Well, done, George. last week...Father Kevin Perhaps you make a meanReverend Joan and Bill really broke 120 for 18 holes...A chutney - whatever the heckappreciate your efforts. three-headed alien stole my that is - that can be donated Owen Ewers for once socks...Bigfoot walks among for the food table.again giving a yeoman’s effort us. In fact he’s a greeter at Or perhaps you bake,in organizing and managing the the Wal-Mart on Eglinton. knit, crochet, can makeSt. Nick’s Knights softball Hey, wait a minute! This those little sandwichesteam, which advanced to the is Bazaar News, not Bizzare without the crusts on them,championship game this News. Oops, sorry about sell raffle tickets, or haveseason. Well done, Owen and that. some good quality jewellrythe Knights! or accessories you can In any event, this year’s All the volunteers who annual Bazaar will be held donate.assisted with the highly Saturday, Nov. 6 from 12 If so, please feel to dosuccessful Vacation Bible noon to 3 p.m. Call all your so. But most of all, tell allCamp. friends because the your friends, acquaintances, Elaine Fisher and all of extremely fetching fellas teammates, cell mates andher Prayer Chain members for with the flashing bowties anyone you meet to comeall their work in this very will once again be serving. and attend. PAGE 3
  4. 4. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010 Upcoming Services at St. Nick’s Preacher: The Rev. Andrew Wesley, Toronto Urban Native Ministry Sunday, Sept. 26 Sunday, Nov. 21 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. 18th Sunday after 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The Feast of the Reign Pentecost - “Back to Church Sunday” of Christ Sunday, Oct. 3 10:30 a.m. Induction and Recognition of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Harvest Thanksgiving Servers Preacher: Jo-Anne Billinger, Parishioner/Postulant 12 noon Servers’ training session and for Ordination. Pizza Lunch 2 p.m. The Blessing Sunday, Nov. 28 of Animals Gila Monsters 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 1st welcome Sunday of Advent 10:30 a.m. First rehearsal Sunday, Oct. 10 for the Pageant (Church 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. School) 20th Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday Dec. 5 National 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 2nd Thanksgiving Sunday of Advent/St. Weekend Nicholas’ Day Patronal Festival Sunday, Oct. 17 Sunday Dec. 12 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 21st Sunday after 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 3rd Pentecost Sunday of Advent Preacher: Deacon Andrew Barlow, Diocesan Sunday, Dec. 19 Coorodinator of Deacons 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. 4th Sunday of Advent Sunday, Oct. 24 7 p.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 22nd Sunday after Friday, Dec. 24 Pentecost Christmas Eve Sunday, Oct. 31 4 p.m. Family Eucharist 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. All Saints Day 7 p.m. Family Eucharist with Pageant Celebrations 11 p.m. Traditional Midnight Mass 10:30 a.m. Celebration of Holy Baptism Saturday Dec. 25 Sunday, Nov. 7 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day Sung Eucharist 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Remembrance Day Services Sunday Dec. 26 Sunday, Nov. 14 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 1st Sunday after Christmas 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 25th Sunday after Pentecost - “FaithWorks Sunday” 10:30 a.m. “Christmas in Story and Song” PAGE 4
  5. 5. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010WARDENS’ REPORT Dear Parishioner: The costs for these After what can only be described as a repairs will comeglorious summer, we now embark on a busy from the capitalfall season as we make our way as a Church budget. Later in thecommunity to Advent and Christmas fall, we will oncecelebrations. again be drawing upon the capital But before we deal with the present and budget to pay forfuture, the Churchwardens would like to significant repairs totake the opportunity to thank a number of the both the Churchpeople for their efforts over the summer. office and theSome of these people are also being foundation on theacknowledged in the Tip of the Hat. west side of the Many thanks to pastoral intern Deb building.Chapman for all of her hard work in As you can wellorganizing and executing this summer’s imagine, repairs ofVacation Bible Camp. It was a rousing this magnitude aresuccess with more than 20 children not only necessaryparticipating. Deb and her cadre of for an older building,volunteers delivered an inspiring and but rather costly. Theinformative program that we know left the Capital Campaign is due to come to itschildren entertained and enlightened. conclusion at the end of the calendar year, so Our appreciation also goes out to Reg the Churchwardens would urge those who haveMcRae for taking care of the property issues not yet donated to the cause to consider makingwhile our Property Manager Malcolm Moffat a donation and those who have to possiblywas away this summer. consider adding to that donation. An enormous shout-out goes to Christian That said, support for the campaign hasEducation co-ordinators Sarah Brown and been very strong. We have received so far a totalAngela McCullock and their volunteers for of $115,000 and we hope to reach a target ofcontinuing our Church School program over the $125,000.summer. They did not miss a single Sunday, New tenants have taken possession of thegiving us continuous Church School education Rectory. The Dool family will be residing therefor our young people. for at least the next year and we will earn As far as housekeeping matters go, as many slightly more in rent from the Rectory than weof you know, the roof over the Memorial Room did from the previous tenants.sustained significant damage and, as a result, the Wishing you and your family all the best,Memorial Room was damaged by a flood.Consequently, we have already begun the Your Churchwardens – Doug Gossprocess of having the Memorial Room repaired (People’s Warden), Joan Wilson (Rector’sand will be replacing the roofs over the both the Warden), Brian Todd (Deputy Warden) andMemorial Room and Manderley entrance. Sonia Halloran (Deputy Warden). PAGE 5
  6. 6. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 201020 QUESTIONS WITH... 1. How’s it goin’ eh? so that I would be better ‘Seems to be goin’ just ..our new . equipped for the ministry I wasfine. How could it not, with involved in. My vocation,such a warm welcome from theological wherever that may take me, hasall the folks at St. Nicholas. grown out of this. 2. Please tell us a student, Laurie 5. What/who inspires you?little bit about yourself.Where are you from? Yates There is a wonderful groupWhat is your family of ladies at St. Thomas’ whobackground? I have always found to be I was born and raised very inspirational. They arein Brooklin (just north of wise women, with strongWhitby), and I live there faith, and a heart for servicestill in the house I grew to others. I have alwaysup in. I live there with wanted to be like husband of 23 years 6. What are your petRoy, my two sons Trystan peeves?and Dylan, my mother Being late. Rudeness. Notand Tegan, the family putting the milk back in thedog. We moved to fridge when you are doneBrooklin from Whitby with be with my mom a 7. Yeah, I hear you oncouple of years after my that last one. What’sfather passed away. inspired you to want to currently on your iPod? My home parish is St. become and Anglican priest? U2. Joseph Arthur. GreatThomas Anglican Church in Lakes Swimmers.Brooklin, and has been for I was wearing several hats.about 15 years. I began my But it was my Church Hat that 8. Very eclectic. What isstudies at Trinity College in I found left me feeling most your guilty pleasure?2005. fulfilled. I reached the point of Watching Dancing With 3. How do you think the feeling that my real work, the the Stars.Maple Leafs will do this work I felt most passionate 9. Really. I can neverseason? about, was the work I was figure out which ones are doing at St. Thomas, especially Well, I always try to be the dancers and which ones with Children’s Ministry.hopeful. As it stands right now are the stars. If you couldwe are tied for first! My decision to begin have dinner with any three theological study began with people in history, dead or 4. Yeah, that’ll really the desire to become more alive, who would they belast. What were you doing knowledgeable about scripture, and why?before you decided on about God, and about theology,Trinity College and what PAGE 6
  7. 7. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010 Mahatma Ghandi, Stephen 17. What is your My husband Roy.Lewis, Woody Guthrie. favourite place in the world 20. What do you hope to These are people I admire (at home or abroad)? learn from your time at St.for seeing injustice in the world The cottage we go to each Nick’s?and trying to do something summer. From participating in theabout it. I think they would be 18. If there was one thing worship and life of yourfascinating people to talk to. you could change about the community, I hope to come 10. What hobbies do you world, what would it be? away with a good sense of whathave? The disproportionate parish ministry is about, on the I like to putter in the distribution of wealth between ground, so to speak. I hope togarden. I like to read. I have the first world and the third develop my skills for liturgy andquilted, but not lately. world. ministry and learn what my strengths may be, and what I 11. Of what 19. Upon whom do you need to work on.accomplishment in your life rely most for advice?are you most proud? Raising two fine sons. 12. What’s your favoritetravel destination? Antigua, Guatemala 13. What book are youreading at the moment? The Thousand Autumns ofJacob de Zoet, by DavidMitchell 14. What’s your idea of aperfect evening? A good dinner, a glass of redwine, a hot bath and curling upwith a good book. 15. What is your all-timefavourite movie? Why? Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Ilove Audrey Hepburn and herportrayal of Holly Golightly. 16. Who is yourfavourite saint? I am not sure she isofficially a Saint, but I ampartial to Julian of Norwich. PAGE 7
  8. 8. ST. NICHOLAS BIRCH CLIFF ANGLICAN CHURCH FALL, 2010CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS Thank you to everyone who participated inour “Collect Coins for UNICEF” project; wecollected a total of $388.35! Many thanks to Sarah Brown, GenevieveDeMoura, Marylynn Reddon-D’Arcy, Joan-Mary Spencer and Suzanne Lehtinen forteaching Church School during the summer. Wewere able to provide a program for each week ofthe summer with an average of 7.3 children perSunday (compared to 5.2 children last summer). The 2010/2011 Church School year hasstarted. For those interested in teaching ourToddler or Multi-age classes, the sign-up sheet ison the bulletin board. If you are interested in teaching but needmore information, please do hesitate to contactAngela McCullock via the Church Office orduring coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service.ODDS ‘N ENDS St. Nick’s will hold its slated for Oct. 5 and Oct. 20 isSecond Annual Book Sale next the date for the nextSaturday (Sept. 25) from 9 a.m. Centennial Committeeto 1 p.m. Books of all kinds, meeting...If you’re looking forincluding a pamphlet featuring more information on life hereGreat Toronto Maple Leafs will at St. Nick’s, help is just onebe available. Feel free to drop click away - remember, youyour gently used books off and don’t have to double clickcome back to the sale and anymore on these new-fangledrestock your bookshelves...A computers - atprayer workshop entitled “Sit,, Stand” will be held The website is a treasure troveSaturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m of information, includingto 2 p.m. in Robinson Hall. The videos...A Confirmationspeaker will be our Area Program for teens and adultsBishop, Patrick Yu...The next will begin soon. See FatherParish Council meeting is Kevin for details PAGE 8