St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

22nd Sunday after Pentecost Sunday 21 October 2018

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

Centering Prayer: Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine.

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

The Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Mary and Lyle Mills by Randy Mills.

Evensong is led by our choirgirls on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Parish Coffee Talk–Next Sunday, October 28, after the 10.30 Eucharist. Bring your questions, comments, concerns and compliments to coffee hour. No agenda, no voting. This is an opportunity for you to talk about anything you like concerning St. Mark’s. See you there.

Five Minutes MonthlySunday, November 4, following the 10.30 eucharist. Readings from Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation and Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, by James Finley. The readings are available today on the shelf at the back of the church.

All Saints/All Souls–Sunday, November 4. If you would like the name of a deceased loved one read at the eucharist on that day, please PRINT name/s clearly on the forms provided on the shelf at the back of the church. Include at which service you would like the name read, 8.00 or 10.30. Only names submitted by next Sunday, October 28, will be read.

Halloween Donations–St. Mark’s will be open on October 31 to greet trick or treaters. Drop off your donation of treats to the office. This has proved to be a great success, with spooky organ music and decorations. Feel free to drop by and check it out.

Thanksgiving Challenge— Reservations are now closed for dinner at the rectory on November 6. Join us for the next one (with a new name) in January or February.

Cinema St. Mark–Friday, October 26, 7.30 in mezzanine. Force Majeure Ruben Östlund, dir., 2014. While on a ski holiday, a man’s selfish reaction to the danger posed to his family by an avalanche causes cracks in his relationships and his perception of self.
Last film in fall series. Watch for the new winter series coming in December.

TALK TO A WARDEN. Do you really enjoy something? Are you unhappy about ……..? Ideas? What are your thoughts? We can’t respond if you don’t share them with us. Let’s talk!

Sunday Refreshments, 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.

The Giving Tree — This is the 30th season for The Giving Tree. It is a very successful community project of volunteers in partnership with Salvation Army (who provide food and children’s names) and 20 agencies within Northumberland County. St. Marker’s have been enthusiastic and generous supporters. You can help by joining a small team to co-ordinate our participation again this Christmas. Please contact Anne Oram (885-1553 or Thanks!

Phantom of the Handbell The TCS Johnson Ringers will perform a concert of scary Hallowe’en handbell music on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., TCS Memorial Chapel, 140 Ward St. Free admission! For more information, contact Randy Mills.

FOR SALE Three 4-drawer file cabinets (presently in the back room of the rectory): 2 legal size ($15.00 ea) and 1 letter size ($10). If you are interested, please speak to a warden. Viewing to be arranged. Cash and carry!

Hollyberry Bazaar, Nov. 3: 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.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology

St. Mark’s Book Club 2018/2019
This week 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*

Municipal Election — Voting is open until October 22 (tomorrow). Homelessness and affordable housing are issues of concern in our community. Our O.S.J. Committee encourages you to vote. For candidate information, go to

Christmas Market: St. John’s Church 33 Pine St. Sat. Nov.10, 10 am to 2 pm. Christmas lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
We have great gifts for everyone!

Food Bank Donations: Thank you for your Harvest donations! And 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..

PAR allows you to support St. Mark’s through automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account. Convenient, easy to change, your regular PAR gift helps us to plan ahead and to meet our ongoing financial commitments. Speak with Jenn Mitchell or Cathy Carlyle today!

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.