Sunday 27 May 2018

TODAY- Five Minutes monthly after the 10:30 Eucharist.

Summer Taize Eucharist —Two or three Sunday Eucharists in the meditative style of Taize will be held this summer. On June 17 at 10.30, and tentatively on July 29 and August 26. These services will consist of Taize chants and songs, readings, a brief homily, periods of silence, and communion.

One service, June 3. As Bishop Riscylla Walsh will visit the parish next Sunday, June 3, there will be one service at 10.30. You are encouraged to come out and greet our area bishop.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am in the rectory.

Centering Prayer – Thursday, 3:00 pm in the mezzanine.

Wednesday Eucharist – Each Wednesday at 10 am. At St. John’s in May.

Choral Evensong is led and sung by the Junior Choir on Wednesday June 6 at 4:30 pm.

Eucharist & Pot Luck – Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Wednesday, May 30, at 5:00 pm. Have you signed up?

Our Annual FaithWorks Campaign

Within the focus area of Caring for newcomers and refugees, is Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA).AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. Their mission is to provide support and expertise. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) there are currently over 65 million forcibly displaced people worldwide and of that number 22.5 million people are refugees. The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees make this dream a reality. When refugees can’t go back home, they work to find opportunities for them to rebuild their lives in another country. It is this second option, when refugees will never be able to return home that Canadians get involved to help. Private sponsors across Canada help refugees who have been accepted for resettlement in Canada. Sponsors provide financial and emotional support for sponsored refugees for the duration of the sponsorship. This help includes housing, clothing, food, and orientations to life in Canada.

St. Mark’s has first-hand involvement with AURA. The Almadani family, refugees from Syria, arrived in Canada on August 16, 2016. The family was sponsored by The River of Hope and the Government of Canada. The River of Hope Committee representing the Anglican and United Churches of Port Hope began work in December of 2015 to raise funds and develop a settlement plan under the guidance of AURA. The River of Hope Committee and the family prepared for the end of sponsorship September 30 2017 at which time the family was happily and successfully settled in our area.

FaithWorks will help to sustain our local outreach ministry through the 15% parish retainer. Each parish is encouraged to retain up to 15% of what it raises to support outreach projects locally. Information packets are available at the church and parish hall entrances.

The Flowers this week are given by Jenn Mitchell to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Derek Mitchell, Mary and Donald Wilson and Lew and Phyllis Wheatley

Prayer List: Remember to add to the list the name(s) of those you want held in prayer in June. The list is on the archive case. Names announced in the bulletin also need revision. If there is someone currently named in the announcements for prayer, that you want to remain, write their name on the prayer list for June.

Remember in Prayer – Justin, Jackie, Zachary, Merete, Sue & Paul Veley.

The Garden. Heartfelt thanks go out to Nora Holmes and Jane Pinchin, especially, who have worked so hard to bring the main gardens out of their winter doldrums. And to Peter Goering who fixed the water supply.

Sunday Refreshments: A new sign-up sheet for providing refreshments (May – September) after the 10:30 am service is posted on the bulletin board. Please consider helping to provide a snack for this fellowship.

Cinema St. Mark returns this Friday with a grab bag of films, all different in technique and all showings Fridays at 7.30 in the mezzanine:

June 1Run Lola Run (1996.) A fast-paced thriller with philosophical themes

June 8My Beautiful Laundrette (1986). In Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, Pakistani immigrant Omar talks his rich uncle into letting him manage a run-down laundrette.

June 15The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). A love story in three acts, told as an unorthodox but lovely musical.

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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