St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 First Sunday of Advent (C)                 Sunday 2 December 2018

Morning Prayer–Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 9.30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer–Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Five Minutes Monthly-– Readings are available TODAY for next Sunday’s meeting (Dec. 9). Pick up your copies on the shelf at the rear of the church today.

Lucia Girl Wanted–We’re looking for a volunteer to wear a crown of candles and walk up the aisle to the strains of Santa Lucia at our Eucharist and Potluck on Lucia Day, December 12, at 5.15 pm. Speak to Randy+ or Randy Mills.

Eucharist & Pot Luck— Wednesday, December 12 at 5.15, supper following. Sign up today at the back of the church.

The Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God and in memory of parents Jessie and William Walkingshaw and Audrey and James Latham by Jill and Frank Walkingshaw.

Today Dec. 2, 4pm at St Mark’s – Lessons and Carols for Advent by our own choirs. Please invite friends to come and enjoy this lovely music for Advent. All attending are welcome at the Rectory following the service for a reception hosted by Fr Randy, with wine and goodies from the choir.

 Wed. Dec. 5NO Choral Evensong or Junior Choir rehearsal this day. Randy Mills will be on the road with an outreach event for his TCS bellringers

CEFTI (The Graham & Evelyn Cotter Endowment for the Incumbency) now has charitable status and we can accept funds for this endowment! Any donation made will be matched by the generosity of an anonymous donor on a two for one basis. For instance, if a donation of $1000 is made then the anonymous donor will contribute $2000, resulting in a $3000 overall donation. – Les Robling

The Giving Tree  St. Mark’s is taking a new approach to our annual support of The Giving Tree. You will find in the pews a special offering envelope. We ask you to please prayerfully consider helping the Salvation Army and 20 community agencies within Northumberland County by giving a monetary donation towards the purchase of food and toys. If donating by cheque please make payable to St. Mark’s, with “The Giving Tree” on the memo line.Our deadline for receiving donations is Sunday Dec. 9th.

The winner of the Christmas at St. Mark’s artisan gift basket is Leigh Jiggins of Port Hope. Leigh has attended this event many times and is pleased to have won after having bought many tickets in the past.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology Led by Fr. Patrick, the next meeting will be on Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. We are reading C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

Jacob’s Ladder Articles for the Advent edition are due today December 2 with publication anticipated for next Sunday December 9.  Please submit articles to or or through the mailbox in the church office.

 2019 Church Calendars are in! There are already only 13 left, so get yours now! Still a must-have bargain at $5.00

 Cinema St. Mark

This Friday December 7, 7.30 in the Mezzanine–Tous les Matins du Monde. Alain Corneau, dir., 1992. A cellist, Marais, falls in love with his teacher’s daughter, Madeleine. Banished from the house, Marais continues to learn through Madeleine. Alas, Marais grows content with what he’s learned and abandons her for the glories of Versailles. At the twilight of his career all that’s left are memories and thoughts of what might have been.

December 14, 7.30Diva. Jean-Jacques Beineix, dir., 1981. Kaleidoscopic images of sex and action unfold when bike courier Jules makes a bootleg recording of his operatic idol Cynthia. Diva’s distinctive New Wave look is as much a part of the film as its observations on alienated youth in 1980s France.

January 18, 7.30Monsieur Hire (1989).

January 25, 7.30Choose Me (1984). .

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..

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.