St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday 23 December 2018

Christmas Services

Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas — Today Dec 23 at 4 p.m. Reception at the rectory after. Come see the tree, it’s fabulous!

Christmas Eve Eucharist – Incense will be used at this service. December 24, at 5 p.m.

Christmas Day Eucharist Traditional language, no incense. December 25, at 10 a.m.

No Evensong on Jan 2. Junior Choir still on break.

Morning Prayer
will not be said publically this week.

Centering Prayer–Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine

The funeral for Wayne Ragotte will be held at St. Mark’s at 1 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 26. Some parishioners will remember Wayne’s wife, Margaret, who used to sing in the choir. Margaret is now in Extendicare, Port Hope, and her family says she is eager to have visitors.

2019 ENVELOPES AVAILABLEThe 2019 boxes of envelopes, for those not on Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR), are available at the back of the church. If you would like to go onto PAR instead of having envelopes, please contact either Cathy Carlyle, 905-885-2651 or Jenn Mitchell, 905-885-4071. If you know of parishioners who are unable to be at church before the end of the year, it would be helpful if you could take their box to them.

Lady Chapel Pat Eberle and Stephen Smith. Our heartiest congratulations go out to this happy couple, who were married here on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Jacob’s Ladder, Advent issue, is now available at the back of the church. Don’t forget to pick up your copy!

Coffee Hour Oh dear! Little or no sign-up for future coffee dates at this point for rest of Jan and all of Feb-March. We have a beautiful new coffee brewer, but we really love to have something to much on while we enjoy the coffee. Please sign up!!!

2019 Church Calendars are in! Get yours now at Coffee Time or the office! Still a must-have bargain at $5.00

Readers wanted! We really could use a few more readers for the 10:30 service, especially because many people are away for extended periods. If you would like to have a go, speak to Marion Thompson.

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..

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

Cinema St. Mark
January 18, 7.30–Monsieur Hire (1989).
January 25, 7.30–Choose Me (1984). .

Les and Marion, your wardens, and Phil and Cathy, deputy wardens, wish you and your family a blessed Christmastide!

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