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Did you know?... Last week, our gospel reading told us how Jesus began gathering followers including the fishermen Simon and his brother Andrew. Did you know our chapel was originally named St. Andrew’s Chapel? Have a close look at the stained-glass windows in the chapel. The middle picture depicts St. Andrew – The Fisherman – the wording on the window…..“He readily obliged and followed Him without delay”. Watch here for more interesting little known facts about our church in this Centennial year.

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

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The Anglican Church of St. Nicholas 1512 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1R7 416–691–0449 www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Venerable Dr. Michael Pollesel (Pastoral Emergencies: 647–295–8775) Assistant Curate: The Reverend Dr. Alison Falby Honorary Assistant: The Reverend Joan Waters-Garner Honorary Assistant: The Reverend Canon Ian Noseworthy Pastoral Associate: Deb Chapman Rector’s Warden People’s Warden Deputy Warden Deputy Warden Treasurer 3633 Envelope Secretary

Doug Goss Sonia Halloran Brian Todd Anne Moir Brian Jones

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Duncan Wood

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Centennial

David Roberts

Christian Education Church School

Sarah Brown Angela McCullock 284–6530

Community Development Newcomer Welcoming Greeter

Mary Kennard Edith Diggins Doone Warner

Outreach

Heather Wickenden

Pastoral Care Prayer Chain

Freda Gearing Elaine Fisher

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Social

Pauline Glasgow

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Worship Altar Guild Convener Choir

Mark Trumpour 261–6598 Betsy Jones 694–3633 Sara Fornoff 686–5290 Suzanne Lehtinen 691–2705 Iris Hogan 694–1635 Dennis Newman 698–9449

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Nick’s News Sunday January 29th 2012 The 4th Sunday after Epiphany This Week at St. Nicholas’…

Ken Campbell Rose H. Servos Brian Dench

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Sidespeople A.G.M. Morning Prayer Staff Meeting Holy Eucharist Selection Committee Meeting Morning Prayer Retirement Suites Service Choir Practice Women’s Breakfast Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist/Church School Choir A.G.M.

Scripture Readings for Sunday, January 29 4th Sunday after Epiphany Deuteronomy 18: 15–20 Psalm 111

1 Corinthians 8: 1–13 Mark 1: 21–28

We warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. Please introduce yourself to the clergy, sign our Guest Book at the back of the church, and join us for refreshments following the 10:30am service. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are invited to receive Communion in the Anglican Church. If you do not wish to receive, please come to the Altar, and cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing. Children are welcome at St. Nicholas’! They belong here as much as anyone else. Children are invited to attend our Church School Program downstairs during the 10:30am service. Children who are baptized are also welcome to receive Communion.


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Vestry Reports Due Sidespeople A.G.M. Choir AGM Guest Preacher The Rev’d Shelley McVea Pancake Supper Ash Wednesday Annual Vestry Meeting Prayer Workshop with Bishop Yu Ordination to the Priesthood of The Rev’d. Dr. Alison Falby Lent Quiet Day

For more information about parish life, visit our website: www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com To contact the wardens directly, email: wardens@stnicholasbirchcliff.com VESTRY MEETING DATE CHANGE—The date of the Annual Vestry meeting has been changed from February 19 to February 26, because the 19th is the Family Day holiday weekend. It’s time for the group heads to be thinking about annual meetings and writing vestry reports! A vestry report is required from all groups, and must be in the church office today. The report will be available on February 19th, and the Vestry Meeting will be February 26th. The Vestry List is posted on the bulletin board. Please ensure your name is on the list if you wish to vote at Vestry. Mark the date—We will have a Prayer Workshop on Saturday, March 3rd, from 9:00am – 3:00pm with Bishop Patrick Yu. Watch the announcements for more information. Parish Selection Committee Please remember the Selection Committee in your prayers as they continue their work in the coming months.

Calling all parishioners 16 and over to take part in Shalom Justice Camp, August 19–24, 2012, at Trent University, Peterborough. Hosted by the Diocese of Toronto, Justice Camp brings together people from across Canada to learn about justice issues and develop leadership skills for outreach. Issues will include poverty and food, housing, violence, and arts and social change. For more details, see the Manderley bulletin board. To register, visit: http://www.justicecamp.ca. Early registration deadline is May 1, 2012; final deadline is June 1, 2012. There are only 50 spots for Toronto participants, so register early! St. Nicholas Theatre Trips 2012-01-23 The following theatre trips are being organized for this year. They are sold on a first come, first served basis: Stratford April 18 42nd Street Shaw Festival October 11 Ragtime St. Jacobs November 29 The Love List Please call Joan or Bill Alkerton for more details: 416–691–4387 Emergency Contact Phone Numbers — On occasion it is necessary for us to be in contact with a parishioner’s family member, due to a sudden illness while here in this building. It would be helpful to have an emergency contact name and phone number for as many parishioners as possible, especially those who come to church unaccompanied. These numbers would be kept on our database, beside the parishioner’s information, and in the same confidential manner. Please call or e-mail the church to have an emergency contact number included with your personal information. Lent is just around the corner.

Please plan to participate fully in this important season: Palm Crosses—If you have old palm crosses, please bring them in to the sacristy so that we can burn them for Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is February 21st. Please plan to join us for the annual Pancake Supper. Mark the date on your calendar, and watch this space for more details. Ash Wednesday is February 22nd. The celebration of the Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes will be celebrated at 10:00am (said) and 7:30pm (sung) The Lent Lunch Program begins on Ash Wednesday, and runs through the seven Wednesdays of Lent. The worship service begins at 12:00 noon in the church, and the lunch follows at 12:30pm in Robinson Hall. Lenten Study begins on March 4, and continues for the 4 Sundays in March. Our topic: The Prayer of Lectio Divina. Come and hear what Lectio Divina is and learn how to incorporate it into your prayer life. We’ll meet in the small hall for a soup and bread lunch at 12:15pm. 8:30 congregation members, please consider coming back to join in this Lenten Study. Please sign up on the Manderley bulletin board. The Way of the Cross, also know as the Stations of the Cross, is a devotion used in the season of Lent. We will walk the Way of the Cross on Friday evenings at 6:00pm. Please plan to join us. Lent Quiet Day will take place on Friday March 30th at St. John’s Convent. More details will follow. A Concert of Music for Lent and Holy Week will be held on Friday March 30th at 7:30pm. More details will follow.


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