St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Liturgy of the Palms                          14 April 2019


Holy Week Services:

Maundy Thursday, April 18: 6 pm  Eucharist, foot washing, procession of sacrament to the altar of repose. Church open till 9.00 pm.

Good Friday, April 19:  Stations of the Cross—10.30. A light collation will follow.  Liturgy of Good Friday—12 noon.

Holy Saturday, April 20:  The Great Vigil of Easter—7.30 pm at St. John’s. Readings and First Eucharist of Easter. Incense will be used at this service.

Easter Sunday, April 21:  Said Eucharist, 8.00  Procession & Sung Eucharist, 10.30

Anointing for Healing is available at both Eucharists today. At 10.30 go to Lady Chapel after receiving communion.

You are welcome to join us for the Angelus following the postlude at 10.30. Icon table at the back.

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

Centering Prayer: Thursday at 3.00.

Wednesday Eucharists in April take place at St. Mark’s.

The palms are given to the glory of God and in memory of Frank and Millie Harding, Ray Poste, Doug and Rick Harding and Jim Rogers by Carol and Steve Poste.

The Eucharist & Potluck scheduled for April 24 is cancelled. The next Eucharist & Potluck will take place on May 15 at 5.15.

Tenebrae scheduled for Good Friday, April 19, is cancelled.

Preparation for Easter Sunday: On Saturday, April 20th the church will be decorated and spring cleaning will be done by members of the church. Anyone who is able is asked to come at 9:30am with gloves, cleaning supplies and ‘elbow grease’. Coffee and cake and fellowship will follow

The next Greenwood dinner will be on May 1st. The menu will be meatloaf with vegetables, salads and desserts. Please sign up at the back of the church.

Training in the Sexual Misconduct Policy of the Diocese. All parish volunteers are expected to attend a session every three years.  Those in high risk positions, that is those working with children, vulnerable adults or finances, are required to attend The workshop is booked for Sat. May 4th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Mezzanine. Ann Smith will be in touch with those who must attend.

Cinema St. Mark

April 19, 7.30Cleo de 5 à 7 (1962). dir. Agnès Varda. In the hours when lovers meet, nothing could be further from Cléo’s mind than love. She counts the minutes till she learns the test results that will tell her if she is dying of cancer. Only 90 minutes long, but its clock seems to tick along with Cléo’s.

May 3, 7.3045 Years (2015) Andrew Haigh. On the eve of their 45th anniversary, the serene life of a couple in the English countryside is disrupted by the arrival of a letter. As its contents intrude and haunt, the fissures in their marriage appear in small yet nerve racking increments.

Town Hall Meeting with Bishop Riscylla Shaw. Durham-Northumberland Deanery.   Open Dialogue with the Bishop. Thursday, May 2, St. John, Port Hope, at 6:30 p.m.

Town Hall Meetings With Bishop Asbil. St. James Cathedral, Toronto: May 1, 2.00 pm; St. Andrew, Scarborough:, May 2, 7.00 pm. St. Paul, Uxbridge:, May 4, 2.00 pm.

My Life, Our Faith, My Choice: The Challenge of Medical Assistance in Dying, with Canon Douglas Graydon & The Rev’d Margaret Johnston-Jones. Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch included. St. George’s Anglican Church, 10782 County Rd #2, Grafton.  Register before May 4 at 905-372-3442 (St. Peter’s Church Office).

Our spring fundraiser is the Loaf and Ladle lunch, Silent Auction and book sale May 5th following the 10:30 service. Tickets are $15 cash at the door which includes a glass of wine. Don’t miss Dorothy’s seafood chowder, Jill’s carrot and leek soup, or bidding on Carol’s homemade pies and cookies for 4 months. Help us plan by signing the list at the back of the church. Family and friends are most welcome.  *We are still receiving items for the Silent Auction. If you have a ‘Time, Talent or Treasure’ to donate please contact Gwen at 905-885-8798 or

The St. Mark’s Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce a return engagement of the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soloist (our own) Ellen Torrie on Sat 11 May 2019 @ 2 pm. Tickets are $30 pp and available from these parishioners: Pat Bryan, Pat Eberle, Terry Hill, Jane Pinchin & Peter Kedwell. Reserve yours soon as the 2017 performance was sold out in advance.

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

Office Hours are Tuesday to Friday,

 9 a.m. to noon. 905-885-4071

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Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.