Announcements

Week of December 10th 2017

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 and Sundays@5. The last Sunday of the month is a combined service at 9:30am. 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 Sunday Evenings.  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.

St Nicholas Announcements

Christmas Sock, Underwear and Mitten Drive – This year we are excited to partner with the Seaside Baptist Church youth to decorate a tree with socks, underwear and mittens of all sizes to be donated to the Brunswick Street Mission. All donations must be brought in by December 17th. There will be more information please contact Donna Claridge.

The next edition of the Daily Bread is now available in the Narthex.

MORE – Module #2 – Focus on More – HRM Area Focus on More, explores positive approaches to resistance and challenges to being more missional. The FREE workshop is for lay and clergy with plenty of discussion and opportunity to ask questions. If you missed the first module – no worries! Each session stands alone. If you are unable to attend the session for your region consider attending one in another region. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch Provided – Open to Everyone

REGISTER ONLINE: www.nspeidiocese.ca (or call  902-420-0717)

Jan. 13 – Christ Church Hall, 16 Dundas St., Dartmouth Deadline: Jan. 10.

Jan. 20 – St. Nicholas’ Westwood Hills Deadline: Jan. 17.

Jan. 27 – St. Margaret of Scotland Hall, 3751 Robie St., Halifax Deadline: Jan. 24

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. Thank you to all who donated to the Christmas hampers.

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

Maitland, Nova Scotia

The Reverend Gloria McClure Fraser, Priest-in-Charge, and Carl

                  Holy Trinity, Maitland

                  St. Peter’s, Upper Kennetcook

                  St. Paul’s, Northfield

                  St. John The Baptist, Lattie’s Brook

Stewiacke and Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Archdeacon Glenn Eason, Priest-in-Charge, and Terry Lea

                  Holy Trinity, Stewiacke

                  St. James’, Shubenacadie

Pray for our whole St Nicholas family.