St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

20th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday 7 October 2018

Morning Prayer: Thursday and Friday, 9:30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer: Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine.

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

Eucharist & Pot Luck Wednesday, October 17, 5:15 p.m. Sign-up sheet at back of church.

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

The Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the lives of Anna Lynn Baxter; Valerie Smith, Adrian Smith, Audrey and Hamilton Smith; John Leyerle by Stephen Smith.

Evensong will be led by our choirgirls this Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Today Harvest Sunday, October 7th
The chancel guild decorated the church yesterday morning. Following the services your Harvest Sunday gifts will go to the food bank for our neighbors in need.

Sunday, October 14th, 3 p.m. we are celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. You and your pets are invited to a service of blessing. As our pets are a blessing to us, so we ask God’s blessing on them.
Halloween Night at St. Mark’s–We’ll open St. Mark’s again this year to trick or treaters, on October 31. Make a donation of treats–leave them outside the office. And please make your donation a SMALL one. Last year there were many leftovers. Thanks!

Thanksgiving Challenge–St. Mark’s and other organizations have been challenged to hold a Thanksgiving dinner or party, with dinner-goers making a donation to the Green Wood Coalition. I am proposing that I hold a dinner party for six or seven people in the rectory on Tuesday, November 6. This project might turn into a bi-monthly event, the proceeds going to local charities. There may a way to open the dinner to the public, keeping the number at each dinner small. Speak to me if you are interested in this outreach project. RM+

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

Sunday Refreshments: October, November, and December need help! 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.

Cinema St. Mark

Oct. 19 — Five Easy Pieces. (1970). Rob Rafelson, dir., 1970. Rejecting his upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field. But when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he and girlfriend Rayette take a road trip that brings the two halves of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.

Oct. 26 – Force Majeure . Ruben Östlund, dir., 2014 A man’s selfish reaction to the danger posed by an avalanche causes cracks in his familial relationships and his perception of self.

Hollyberry Bazaar: The Jewellery and Accessory Room needs to be restocked! We are looking for donations of jewellery, purses, and scarves. Items should be left in the church office. Thanks for your support.

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’

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*

Food Bank Donations: Don’t forget our neighbours! Thank you to all who 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..

Many thanks to Doug Armstrong and David Brooks for arranging and executing a display of memorabilia on Vincent Massey for our parish brunch last week. This was exhibited at the Heritage Foundation fundraising event on Sept. 8 at Batterwood.

Jacob’s Ladder: Electronic copies have been sent out. Get your paper copies at the back of the church.
Thank you, Dorothy Geale!

Nota bene!For inclusion of material in The Cat’s Meow of Oct. 14th only, please contact Les Robling at before Friday morning, Oct. 12th.

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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Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.