Announcements

Week of August 26 2018

If you wish to reach Rev. Tammy Hodge you may call 902-718-7642 or e-mail rev.tammyhodge@gmail.com.  For general information please contact the church office 902-826-1156 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

St Nicholas has a Facebook page! Please “like” us to stay up-to-date on activities and events happening within the  church, and to connect with other members of our community online. You can find us at www.facebook.com/stnicholasanglicanchurch or through the link on the website.

St. Nicholas  every Sunday, through liberal Anglican Liturgy at 9:30am, 10:30am. The last Sunday of the month we have a combined service at 9:30am in the morning and 5pm supper program in the evening called 5:00 “Sundays@5”.  Please take time to explore and find the right St. Nicholas program for you! After all you are why we do what we do.

9:30am Holy Eucharist Service: a straightforward Anglican liturgical worship that has the creed and Lord’s prayer that many have been missing at the 10am service, as well as a balance of traditional and contemporary hymns that have been missing in part from each of the 8:30 and 10 services. This service will host the St. Nicholas Adult choir and Kevin our musical director.

10:30am St. Nicholas Family pray ground: Specifically designed to provide Christian education to the whole family as a unit. This worship service will be developed for the whole family by the whole family through discussion and activities. This service will build self confidence, as families are encouraged to take on leadership with: reading, serving, contemporary Christian rock music and prayers. Eucharist will also be designed to feed the whole family.

Sundays@5: Come join us!  It will be for the whole family and will run from 5-6:30pm on on the last Sunday of the month.  This time will contain a meal, dramatic story telling, exploration of meaning, we will learn to pray through art, meditation and other creative approaches.  We will also be inspired by contemporary music.

Parent & Tots Program!   Come join us Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30am.  Social time for the parent/grandparent/guardian/caregiver as well!   All are welcome. Watch for us to return September 25th.

St Nicholas Announcements

We will return to our regular services as of September 9th.

Sunday September 9 , 11am – 1pm. Join us at the Hemlock Dr & Winslow Dr community park for a fun fair in support of Heroes for Hunter – games, food! Bring your loonies and toonies – all funds raised go to support Hunter’s ongoing fight with cancer. Rain Date: Sunday the 16th

Vital Church Maritimes 2018 Conference    Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Hands – Churches are awakening to a call to engage with our neighbours in fresh new ways. The conference is for everyone. Come be empowered and inspired to be a risk taker in your community. Thursday, November 08, 2018 – Saturday November 10, 2018. $140 early bird registration before October 1st. Diocesan money is available. https://www.nspeidiocese.ca

Bells: Surprise the World by Michael Frost (2015)

Bless – I will Bless three people this week, at least one of whom is not a member of our church.

Eat – I will eat with three people this week, at least one of whom is not a member of our church.

Listen – I will spend at least one period of the week listening for the Spirit’s voice.

Learn – I will spend at least one period of the week learning Christ.

Sent – I will journal throughout the week all the ways I alerted others to the universal reign of God through Christ.

Parish Envelopes.  If you would like envelopes or be set up for PAR, (Pre-Authorized Remittance) call the church office at 826-1156 and leave a message or email stnicholaswestwoodhills@gmail.com 

Offering Counters, Greeters & Readers Needed! If you are interested in helping out with one of these ministries, please email the church email at stnicholaswestwoodhills@gmail.com.

Community Announcements

Food Bank needs – The St Margarets Bay food bank is currently in need of the following items: Cheese Whiz, canned milk, apples/oranges, pudding/fruit cups, shampoo, coffee – instant or perked, toothpaste. In addition there is also a need for school supplies and backpacks to fill backpacks for back to school in September.

VON – Could you use some help providing nutritious, well-balanced meals to a loved one you are caring for? Consider trying VON Greater Halifax’s Frozen Favourites Program! We supply healthy individual homestyle meals that can be prepared in a regular or microwave oven. Meals can be picked up or are delivered throughout most of HRM by volunteers. Meals are $7.00 each, and there is a $5.00 delivery charge. Please call 902-454-5755 for more information. 

 VON has openings in our Breakaway program in Tantallon on Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:30pm. The program is held weekly at St. Nicholas Anglican Church. Breakaway program offers a safe, comfortable environment for seniors who are living with a chronic illness, are socially isolated or living with dementia. Clients benefit from light exercise, activities, entertainment, music and refreshment. The program fee is $12 per session. For more information or to refer someone please contact Jenny Theriault, Program Coordinator at 902-455-6393

Baby Ministry – We are all aware of the cost of bringing a new baby home from the hospital, even the bare necessities are a huge expense. New babies need so many things! We have been made aware there is a great need for maternity kits for low income families. St. Nicholas is hoping you will once again help us support those in need by donating gently used or even new items to help make up these kits. Below is a list of items that make up each kit. Many of the items can be purchased at the dollar store such as soap, powder, baby bottles, bibs socks etc. Little ones outgrow their clothes so quickly as well as baby seats, high chairs, toys etc. and can be passed down when no longer needed.  Each kit contains: 1 knitted blanket, 1 cotton blanket, 3 receiving blankets, 2 dozen pampers (new born),   4 sleepers (0-6 mos.), 4 sleepers (6-12 mos.), 3 bath towels, 4-6 face clothes, 3 pkg. baby soap, 1 box Q-tips, 1 baby shampoo, 1 Vaseline, 1 baby powder, 1 pkg. baby wipes, 1 bottle peroxide, 1 bag of cotton balls, 1 baby lotion, 3 baby bottles, 3 bibs, 2 sweater sets, 4 outfits (0-6 mos.),4 outfits (6-12 mos.) They also give out soothers, small toys, hats, mittens, socks, shoes, coats, and teethers when they have them available. The Parents and Tots program has set up a baby bathtub on the table in the Narthex where you may leave any donations. If you prefer to make a small donation, you can give your donation to Carol Bowser or Charlotte Johnson. They will be more than happy to shop for you! Thanking you for your support in this ministry.

Volunteer at CNIB  Hubley Project “Are you interested in lending a hand – and eyes – for a couple of hours a week to help a person living with vision loss? Email jeff.deviller@cnib.ca for more information!”

Prayers of the People

Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

The Reverend Joel Hardy and Hannah

St. James’, Bridgetown

St. Mary’s, Bellisle

Clements, Nova Scotia 

The Reverend Canon Ken Vaughan, Priest-In-Charge, and Barbara

St. Edward’s, Clementsport

St. John’s, Bear River

Birch Chapel, Smith’s Cove

 

Pray for our whole St Nicholas family.