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

Morning Prayer will not be said this week, but returns next week.

Centering Prayer continues on Thursday at 3.00 pm in the mezzanine.

Wednesday Eucharists in August are at St. Mark’s, 10 a.m.

The Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God by Brian Donaldson in
loving memory of his parents Mary Kathleen (Benson) and John Donaldson and great-great-grandparents Jane (Touchburn) and Thomas Benson.
Art Camp–Monday to Friday this week, 10.00–12 noon. Registration still open.

Quintessence Ensemble to perform on Thurs. Aug. 23, 8pm. An hour of music for string trio, After Darkness Light, reflecting on the Reformation. Admission $15 at the door, or through their own concert link on St Mark’s Facebook page. The group is performing at various venues on their way to Quebec City

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

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! August and September Sundays need your help!

Food Bank Donations: 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. Thank you for helping our neighbours in need

Green Wood Coalition: Have you responded to Valerie Man’s invitation to the thank-you-dinner-providers BBQ at the garden location on Wed., Aug 22? We will be hosting the Green Wood Coalition Dinner on Wed. Sept 5. The menu will be chicken (bite-size pieces please), salads (green, pasta, potato, bean, cole slaw, etc) and dessert. If you can provide food for this occasion the sign-up sheet is on the board at the back of the church under this heading:. Green Wood Coalition Dinner.

Cinema St. Mark, A fall line-up of films, two each in September & October.

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.

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 – update : Get your articles and photos ready for the September 29th edition of Jacob’s Ladder.

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

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

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