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  • 1. The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 To contact the wardens directly, email: 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 in Mexico For the Diocese: The parish of the Evangelists, Tottenham Parish Ministries: The ministry of our Chalice Bearers Parish Families: Mary Layton, Suzanne Lehtinen, Linda Leslie The sick or those in need: Betty Eley, Sarah Brown, Virginia Finlay, Doug Goss, Mabel Hogan, Beverley Spencer; Doone Warner; Marie-Louise Lister, Vern Howarth. And all those living with chronic problems, our housebound parishioners and their caregivers Thanksgivings: We give thanks for the Baptism in Guelph of Ryder Jack Jones, Grandson of Betsy and Brian Jones. 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: 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 September 29th , 2013 St. Michael & All Angels 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 Due to our much improved sound system, the technician who installed it has suggested that people who wear hearing aids may need to turn them down or even off during services. This Week at St. Nicholas’… Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Thursday 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday 9:00 a.m. Parish Breakfast 10:30 a.m. Meat Pie Making Workshop Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist 4:00 p.m. Blessing of Animals Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 6th 20th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 28: 10-17 Psalm 103: 19-22 Revelation 12: 7-12 John 1: 47-51 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 ________________________________________________ Rev. Janet is available for conversations about life or faith, and to respond to pastoral situations and pastoral emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to contact her via email at or by calling the church office at 416-691-0449 ext. 223 or in the case of an emergency at 416-648-1418.
  • 2. Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be on October 13th, and the Altar Guild will be decorating the church with fruit and vegetables. After the service on Sunday, all of the produce will be taken to a local women’s shelter. If you would like to contribute some fruit and/or vegetables, please bring them Saturday morning, October 12, by 9:30a.m. Thank you very much. The Blessing of the Animals Service, in Honour of St. Francis of Assisi, will take place on Sunday, October 6th at 4 p.m. All creatures great and small, and their owners, are invited to attend this special service! Flyers are available at the back of the Church. Have you ever wished you had the opportunity to be a Server, Crucifer or Torchbearer? If this is something you have always wanted to do, or even if you haven’t really thought about it before, this is an invitation to any parishioners to speak to Rev’d Janet by phone or e-mail at The time commitment would be once every 3 or 4 weeks. Do you have questions about why we do what we do in the service? If you do, please submit your question into the box at the back of the church, and plan to join us on Sunday October 20th, when we will be having an Instructional Eucharist at the 10:30 a.m. service Choir practice has begun, and we would love to have some new members! If you’ve thought you might like to join, but are not quite sure about it, here’s an opportunity to give it a try. We’d like to have a few more singers for the Service of Lessons and Carols on December 15th. If you would like to be a part of that one service, come to choir practice on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, and we’ll start practice by working on the pieces for the Carol Service. We’ll finish up with the music for the coming Sunday, and you’re welcome to stay, or you could leave at that time. If you find that you really enjoy being part of the group, you might like to join us on a regular basis! For more info, speak to Bill Goodfellow or call the Church Office. To all my wonderful friends at St. Nicholas' (i.e. all of you!) Thank you so much for your presence and your prayers last Sunday. I was very moved to look out into the congregation and see so many familiar faces. I appreciate your support more than words can say. With blessings and love, Alison+ Sunday School Update: This summer, we saw a 27.5% increase in the number of children attending this year's Summer Church School program compared to last summer's program. We want to thank our church school teachers for teaching classes during the summer: MaryLynn Reddon D'Arcy, Sarah Brown, Maureen Rose Everatt and Angela McCullock. As we start the new Church School year, we look forward to dividing back into our 3 classes (Toddler, Multi-Age and Senior) and having another fun-filled year. You will also notice that a piano has now moved into the Church School area and we look forward to incorporating more music into the program this year. We would love to add new teachers to our program, so if you have experience working with children and would like to share this special gift with our Church School, please speak to Angela McCullock (Church School Coordinator) before or after the 10:30am service or through the Church Office (Email: or by phone at 416-691-0449). The 2013/14 sign-up sheet for teachers is at the Manderley entrance. Where is the Spirit Leading? Learn…Connect…Be Inspired - The Annual Diocesan Outreach Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity School, Richmond Hill. There will be keynote speakers and a variety of special workshops. The cost for the conference is $25. For more information, please see the Manderley Bulletin Board or speak to Rev’d Janet. Acoustic Harvest Special Concert - Saturday, October 26th at St. Nicholas – (concert at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Acoustic Harvest and Patio Records/Terry Eagan are pleased to present The 3rd Annual Healing Garden Benefit Musicfest featuring: Laura Smith, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters with House Band, Wendell Ferguson, Johan Sheard, David Woodhead and Don Reed. For tickets ($25 each) or more information, please call 416-264-2235. Please see the Manderley bulletin board for more details. LOOKING AHEAD…more info in paragraphs below Oct 5 Parish Breakfast Oct 5 Meat Pie Making Workshop for the Bazaar Oct 6 Blessing of Animals Service Oct 7 Parish Council – Missional Transformation with Duke Vipperman Oct 8 Parables & Pints at the Tara Inn Oct 12 Decorating of the Church for Harvest Thanksgiving Oct 18 Bus Trip - Stratford Nov 2 The Bazaar Dec 6 Advent Women’s Quiet Day at the Convent (Speaker: Rev’d Janet) Bazaar News The Bazaar date is November 2nd from noon – 3pm. Julia Hanson, Suzanne Lehtinen, Brian Jones – Bazaar Committee MEAT PIE MAKING WORKSHOP We are looking for people to help make Meat Pies to sell at the Bazaar. If you would like to help please sign up on the Manderley bulletin board. Date: Sat. Oct. 5th 10:30am in the church kitchen following the Parish Breakfast. It’s time to clean out your book shelves! St. Nick's Book Room is in need of donations for this year's Bazaar. We want hard and soft cover books, CDs, DVDs, games, magazines, book ends etc. Please leave your donations at the bottom of the Manderley stairs. Got a lot to donate -call Stephanie Ford at 416 392 02024 or 416 690 0213 and arrange for pick up. Thank you A note from the Bazaar Committee: We are only taking in items for the book room at this time because Stephanie is taking them home to sort and categorize. Please don’t begin to bring in any other items until the week before the Bazaar. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the space to store them.
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