St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost                            21 July 2019

Centering Prayer is held on Thursdays,  3.00 in the mezzanine.

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

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Freda Bryan, wife of Pat Bryan.

Wednesday Eucharists are at St. John’s in July, 10:00.

Anointing For Healing—Anointing is available on the second Sunday of each month, or anytime by appointment.

Mass Cards–Thirty new copies of the German Mass cards have been purchased to replace lost ones. To prevent further losses, do not stuff the card into your bulletin. Instead, leave the card on the seat of your pew for collection. Thank you.

Summer Music for Kids  Something completely different! Sundays 9:30 am-12 noon we invite children, age 7 and up, to sing and chime every Sunday. Warming up in the hall at 9:30, the group will participate in our eucharist at 10:30am. Have any friends with children/grandkids who might be interested? Randy Mills will be happy to contact them directly – please call him at 905-373-0867 with details. As usual, a small stipend will be offered.

TODAY St. Mark’s Country BBQ

Sunday July 21st Arrive after 12 pm
492 3rd Concession Road West, Trent Hills (for your GPS)
Beside Sandy Flats Sugarbush.
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Salads, Desserts and Beverage Bar.
All monies raised will go to the Choir Fund.
Signup sheet and directions at the back of the church.

Bach and More in August  Three organ recitals by Randy Mills on Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8 & 15 at 7pm here at St Mark’s with our wonderful 1986 Gabriel Kney pipe organ. Offering for our music programme – plan to enjoy an hour of lovely music.

Bicentennial of St. John’s, Port Hope. The congregations of St. Mark’s and St. Paul’s (Perrytown) are invited to attend a service of thanksgiving, marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. John’s on Sunday, September 8, at 10:30. Bishop Andrew Asbil will preside and preach. It is worth remembering that the building St. Mark’s occupies today was built in 1822 as the first home of St. John’s. St. Mark’s, as a parish, was founded in 1873.

Cinema St. Mark –Join us for another great feature on July 26, 7:30 in the mezzanine: — My Life As A Dog (1985) dir., Lasse Hallström. When his mother falls ill, 12 year old Ingemar is sent to the home of his uncle in the Swedish countryside. With the help of warm-hearted eccentrics, Ingemar discovers refuge, adventure, and a philosophical way of looking at life’s misfortunes.

Blair Morris was an active member of St. Mark’s until her death in 2011.  A parishioner noticed last fall that her memorial marker had not been altered to indicate the date of her death and, as a result, the Cemetery Board decided to have this done.  The work has now been completed by Simpson Memorials at a total cost of $310.75.  To help the Cemetery Board to offset this cost, donations to St. Mark’s from parishioners, especially those who knew Blair, would be greatly appreciated.  Cheques should indicate that the donation is for the “Blair Morris memorial marker”.

A display celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Visit to St. Mark’s can be found in the display cases at the back of the church. A similar display can be seen at the Public Library on Queen Street, courtesy of the Port Hope Public Library’s Port Hope History Room.

Gardens and Gardeners: St. Markers are welcome to help themselves to any plants in the 5 small gardens immediately behind the rectory. Please do not take the peonies at this time. The gardens in question are each marked with a wooden stake.

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

Internet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.



Food for Thought

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire and I know that if I do this, you will lead my by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Thomas Merton