St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

7th Sunday after the Epiphany               24 February 2019

Morning Prayer–Thursday and Friday, 9.30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer–Every Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Ash Wednesday Services, March 8 10.00 am at St. John’s, 6.00 pm at St. Mark’s.

Last Year’s Palms–Next Sunday, bring the palms you received at last year’s Palm Sunday liturgy with you to church for burning. The ashes will be used on Ash Wednesday.

No Evensong on March 6.

Wednesday Eucharist this week at St. Mark’s on February 27, 10.00 a.m.. In March at St. John’s, Pine St.

Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God and in memory of the Ayling family and the Hamilton Neate family by Carol Anne Ayling.

World Day of Prayer 2019 ‘Women of Slovenia’ Friday, March 1st at 2pm, St. John’s Pine Street, Port Hope An ecumenical worship service with light refreshments following. (Anyone with a part in the service is asked to attend the rehearsal at 10am on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at St. John’s)

Contributions to the Lent edition of Jacob’s Ladder are due by March 3. Please send to or

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner  March 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. $8.00. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who are able to help with this event.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR:  St. Mark’s Marchers represented us with distinction, raising over $3,000 for Green Wood Coalition.

The Housing Crisis – A Way Forward?
A public engagement event
Saturday, March 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St Thomas’ Anglican Church Parish Hall, 16 Centre Street Millbrook, ON

Lunch (with vegan and gluten-free options) is included.There is no charge for the event – but advance registration is required.Please refer to Poster on Bulletin Boards for further information.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology Led by Fr. Patrick, the next meeting is this week, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. We are reading Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by R. H. Evans.

The display cabinets in the church contain the story of the 1895 reredos, the 1949/1950 triptych, and the east window’s revealing in 2000 – basically an outline of what has happened behind the altar over the past 125 years. The display case in the parish hall has an updated architectural display now.

Cinema St. Mark–A new series of films begins March 22 at 7.30 in the mezzanine.

March 22–Le Quattro Volte (2011). dir., Michelangelo Frammartino. A serene and silent film, its visuals cover the animal, vegetable and mineral stages of life in a small corner of southern Italy. Our thoughts and musings supply the fourth stage. The title can be translated as “The Four Realms.” But the four realms of what? It doesn’t say. Perhaps the four realms of everything that is.

March 29–Breaking the Waves (1996). dir., Lars von Trier. Emotionally and spiritually challenging, newly married Bess is a simple woman who sacrifices herself to sexual brutality to save the life of the man she loves. A sinner? The grim elders of her church think so. But Bess is the kind of person Jesus was thinking of when he suffered the little children to come unto him.

April 26–Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) dir., Agnès Varda. In France, the afternoon hours from five to seven are known as the hours when lovers meet. On this afternoon, nothing could be further from Cleo’s mind than sex. She counts the minutes until she learns the test results she believes will tell her if she is dying from cancer. Only 90 minutes long, but its clock seems to tick along with Cleo’s.

May 3–45 Years (2015) dir., Andrew Haigh. The life of a childless married couple in the English countryside is disrupted by the arrival of a letter, reawakening long-ago events changing the couple’s entire perspective on the present. As the haunting presence intrudes, the fissures in their relationship appear in small, yet nerve-wracking increments.

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

Inernet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.