THE CAT’S MEOW
St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The First Sunday of Epiphany Sunday 30 December 2018

Morning Prayer — Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in the rectory at 9:30

Centering Prayer–Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine

The Sacrament of Anointing will be available next Sunday in the Lady Chapel during the Eucharist.

Wednesday Eucharist is at St. John’s in January, 10.00

Flowers
this week at the lectern are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Isabella and Harry Peel, Violet and John Foster, and Audrey Peel by John Peel.

Coffee Hour We need volunteer snack suppliers for February & March. We have a beautiful new coffee brewer, but we really love to have something to much on while we enjoy the coffee. Please sign up!!!

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING Sunday, February 16. Please submit your reports by Jan 20.

PAR — If you would like to go onto PAR instead of having envelopes, please contact either Cathy Carlyle, 905-885-2651 or Jenn Mitchell, 905-885-4071.

Graham Cotter’s 94th birthday falls on January 12. You are all invited to join in the celebration on Jan 13 following the 10:30 service.!

A Celebration of Life for Murray C. Dillon (Cobourg), former parishioner of St. Mark’s, will be held Sunday Feb 10, Ross Funeral Chapel 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cinema St. Mark
January 18, 7.30–Monsieur Hire.
Patrice Leconte, dir., 1989. A tale of loneliness and erotica, middle-aged Hire lives in a black and white world of outward propriety. Neighbour Alice is sunny and colourful. At the centre is a sadness fuelled by murder, false judgement, and baseless suspicions.

January 25, 7.30–Choose Me.
Alan Rudolph, dir., 1984. A late-night radio host, a drifter, and a female bar owner, cross paths in a story told as it might actually have happened: co-incidental meetings, dumb misunderstandings, random chance, the endless surprises of human nature. Told in a film-noir setting of shadow and night, but not without optimism.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology Led by Fr. Patrick, the next meeting will be on:
Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. We are reading C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
Feb. 26 R. H. Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
Mar. 26 Eric Metaxas, Martin Luther: the Man who Discovered God and Changed the World
Apr.23 H. A. Williams, The True Wilderness

A Request from the Convenor of the “Christmas at St. Mark’s” Artists and Artisans Sale. When you are unpacking or packing up decorations (ornaments, wreaths, and the like), consider passing on any gently-used items that you no longer want. Donations of this kind sell well at our St. Mark’s table. Please contact Peter (905-885-6706 or pkedwell@icloud.com) if you have questions. Yes, we have storage. Donations (well-marked) may be left in the library and will be moved to the mezzanine storage.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS: Don’t forget our neighbours! Thank you to all who give regularly and place non-perishable items in the basket inside the church entrance. Cereal (hot and cold), pasta sauce, canned goods, peanut butter, Kraft Dinner, Ensure, pet food, etc., are always welcome. Personal care items are needed: toilet tissue; diapers; shampoo; toothpaste and toothbrushes…

Readers wanted! We still could use a few more readers for the 10:30 service, especially because many people are away a lot or for extended periods. If you would like to have a go, speak to Marion Thompson.

2019 Church Calendars are in! Get yours now at Coffee Time or the office! Still a must-have bargain at $5. Only seven (7) left!

nternet Services
Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:
Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.
289-252-0215