St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

17th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday 16 September 2018

Morning Prayer: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer: Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Wednesday Eucharists in September are at St. John’s, Pine St., at 10 a.m.

Eucharist & Potluck Sept. 19. Sung Eucharist at 5.00 followed by supper.

The Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God in memory of Marg and Stanley Dotzko, Paul Dotzko, Harry Merrifield, and Clara and Jack Martin by Deanna Brittle

We are pleased to announce that St. Mark’s, St. John’s, and St. Paul’s, Perrytown, are coming together to publicize events of common interest. A sheet promoting these events will be distributed regularly within each church.. The hope is that all our members will strongly support each other’s activities for we’re all in this together and must stand together if we are to survive. It’s not a stretch to say ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ In the hymn’s words, ”We are one body in this one Lord”

Evensong is led by our choirgirls on the first Wednesday of each month, the next one being Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

TALK TO A WARDEN. Do you really enjoy something? Are you unhappy about ……..? Ideas? What are your thoughts? Tell us. Let’s talk!

Sunday Brunch Sept. 30 Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

The Marion Singers, noted Greater Toronto a capella chamber choir, conducted by Christopher Dawes. Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3:00 pm.
Plan to attend! Mark your calendar today! Free-will offering.

Cinema St. Mark, Coming Soon!!!
A fall line-up of films, two each in Sept. & Oct .Fridays @ 7:30 in the Mezzanine.

Sept. 21 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off John Hughes, dir.,1986. We’ve never shown a comedy before, so I figured it was time. Already skilled at the art of cutting class and getting away with it, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) makes one last duck-out before graduation. He calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. A classic comedy worth seeing again.

Sept. 28 — The House of Mirth. Terrence Davies, dir., 2000. Based on the Edith Wharton novel. In 1900, New York socialite Lily (Gillian Anderson) discovers the precariousness of her position when, while seeking a wealthy husband, misses her chance for real love. Her quest for a husband comes to a scandalous end when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a married man and is rejected by society and friends alike.

Oct. 19 — Five Easy Pieces. (1970).A classical pianist (Jack Nicholson) rejects his cultured background, and hits the road in search of self.

Oct. 26 – Force Majeur (2014). A sudden disaster raises questions around one man’s personal identity.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology
St. Mark’s Book Club 2018/2019

Oct. 23 Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

Nov. 27 The Way of a Pilgrim and A Pilgrim Continues his Way*

Jan. 22 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

Sunday Refreshments: A sign-up sheet for providing refreshments after the 10:30 am service is posted on the bulletin board. Please consider providing a snack for this social time – we’ll make the coffee!

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..

Preserving season is in full swing and we hope you will do a batch or two for the Hollyberry Bazaar. N.B., Preserves must be prepared in approved jars and water-bath-processed to meet health and safety standards. Please leave your spare empty jam and jelly jars (125ml or 250ml size) at the parish hall to my attention. Thanks for your continuing support. Gwen (905-885-8798)

Jacob’s Ladder: Get your articles and photos ready for the September 29th edition of Jacob’s Ladder. Deadline for submissions is September 20.

The Cat’s Meow: contact Marion Thompson through the office or at before Friday morning for inclusion.

Office Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. 905-885-4071

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