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Services at St. Nick's
8:30 am Said Eucharist
10:30 am Sung Eucharist
12:00 pm Coffee Hour
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All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, 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.
Worship Committee is a Committee of the Parish Council. For information, or to contact members of the committee, call the Parish Office: Phone: 416-691-0449 or Email
Quiet Days & Retreats
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a religious community within the Anglican Church of Canada. Visit the Convent website here ». The sisters regularly conduct retreats and quiet days - and also offer a place of peace and quiet. View/download their listing of upcoming retreats here »
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TRINITY SUNDAY - May 26, 2013
Sundays coming up
If you, or someone you know, is interested in receiving the sacrament of baptism, please speak to Rev’d. Janet. See also here »
Each week the flowers on both Altars can be given in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a significant life event. (Anniversary, Birthday, Baptism etc.) If you would like to do this, please write your name and phone number on the calendar at the back of the church. As the week approaches Iris Hogan will give you a call to see if you have any colour requests, and also to get the wording for the bulletin. Payment of $60.00 can be put in an envelope, clearly marked “For Altar Flowers” and placed on the collection plate. It’s OK for more than one person/family to sign up for the same week.
Ministry of Hospitality Opportunity
In the letter to the Romans, Paul encourages us as a community to practice hospitality. If you would like to participate in the ministry of hospitality by helping with Coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service… There is a new Coffee Hour list posted on the Manderley Bulletin Board. Please consider taking a turn to prepare coffee, tea, and goodies. It doesn’t have to be a big spread, a loaf or two or some cookies, or cheese and crackers, would be just fine. If several people went together it makes it much easier, - and fun. All you have to do is bring milk and cream, and whatever food you want to provide. The sugar, coffee and tea are here. Then take what you spent on the items you brought out of the proceeds from the basket on the table.
Rite of Healing
Regularly, on the second Sunday of the month for those who wish it, there is an opportunity to pray specifically for healing. Since Biblical times, this prayer has been accompanied by the anointing with oil. At 8:30, please bring a book with you to the Communion Rail to indicate that you would like to be anointed. At 10:30, please proceed to the chapel after you have received communion.
Copies of Forward Day by Day are 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. This is one way to stay connected from Monday to Saturday! Forward Day by Day is online here »
If you desire prayers for yourself, family, or friends, please contact Elaine Fisher at 416–281–9659. Members of the prayer chain will uphold your name (s) in daily prayer for 30 days. If you wish to be upheld in prayer for another month, please re-contact Elaine.
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CHESTER VILLAGE - Services every month
St Nicholas celebrates communion at Chester Village every month as one of a number of denominations collaborating to offer services, one-on-one pastoral visits, Bible Study and spiritual programs for the residents.
A few St Nick's parishioners are currently volunteers at Chester Village, and find it a most enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Talk to Betsy Jones, Barb Betts or Jane Roberts.
Bible Online: Read text and lookup analysis/backgrounders online:
Traffic at the Altar Rail
When you come forward to receive Communion at 10:30 a.m., please fill in the next available place at the Altar Rail, kneeling or standing immediately to the left of the person who has gone before you.
Opportunities to assist with Worship at St. Nick's
Do you enjoy singing?
Have you ever considered joining our Choir? All sections are currently in need of new members. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 pm and we would love to welcome you! Being able to read music is not necessary, but having the ability to sing in tune is a good idea! For more information, please speak to Carmine Lappano.
Can't carry a tune in a basket?
...then consider joining the team of Sidespeople. If you're looking for a way to contribute to our worship, but are not sure what's right for you, what about becoming a Sidesperson? You'd be part of a dedicated team of people who greet people with an order of service and a smile as they come into the church. We also collect and count the offering, oversee the movement of people on the way to Communion, and we’re there to catch you if you trip on the steps! Be part of this important ministry in the life of our parish. Speak to Sonia Halloran or any Sidesperson on duty on any Sunday… We also flip pancakes!
Bringing forth the Elements (the bread and wine for Communion)
As you may know, every Sunday two people are invited to take the elements up to the altar at the Offertory. If this is something you feel you would like to do, perhaps, but not necessarily, to mark a special day or anniversary, please speak to one of the Sidespeople on duty on any Sunday. They will take note of your name and the date on which you would like to take on this important role.
Diocese of Toronto issues pastoral guidelines for the blessing of same-gender commitments
"... All of us need to extend to each the most generous Christian charity that our Redeemer calls us to exercise as we, together, seek to discern and live out God's will." See the full text of the Archbishop's letter here »
The Parish of St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff • Diocese of Toronto • Anglican Church of Canada