St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 The Third Sunday of Lent                       24 March 2019

Eucharist & Pot Luck: This Wednesday, March 27, Feast of St Joseph.  Eucharist at 5:15 followed by pot luck.  A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church today.  So far we’re eating three desserts

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

Centering Prayer–Every Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine.  PLUS an additional Centering Prayer period will begin on Tuesday April 2 at 6:30 pm Location TBA–either church or rectory.

Stations of the Cross: Wednesday April 3 6:30; Friday April 12, 6:30 and Good Friday, April 19, 10:30 followed by a light collation.  Liturgy of Good Friday at 12:00  noon.  As there are variations of this devotion, we’ll try out three versions.  A background sheet on the history and purpose of the Stations will be available next Sunday.

Liturgy Training: Dates and times after Easter TBA.  Your input around this is asked.

Cinema St. Mark–This Friday, March 29 at 7:30.  Breaking the Waves (1996).  In a remote Scottish village dominated by a strict Calvinist sect, Naïve Bess sacrifices herself to secual brutality to save the life of her husband.  A story that asks what is right and wrong in a harsh and indifferent world.

Blessing of Chimes .Next Sunday at 10:30 Eucharist.

Next Sunday: The fourth Sunday in Lent is known as Laetare Sunday (or Rose or Pink Sunday), austerity is lightened.  We will celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation on this day.

Five Minutes MonthlyToday following 10:30 Eucharist

Lenten Day 2019.  With Bishop Kevin Robertson.  Theme: Reflections of Faith and Unity from the Holy City.  At St. John’Saturday April 6.  Coffee at 9:0: 9:30 -2:00pm.  See bsite for more information.  Register by March 29.  885-2171.

Lent Service Music: See Assembly Card  for—the Sanctus (Holy Holy, Holy) and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). The Lenten Litany card  is in the pews.

The Angelus: Gather at the rear of the church today following postlude.

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

Townhall Meetings With Bishop Asbil: Our diocesan bishop will hold a series of town hall meetings to hear and discuss issues confronting parishes in the diocese.  No formal agenda, the goal is open dialogue. St James Cathedral, Toronto Wednesday, May 1 2:00 pm; St Andrew, Scarborough: Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm; St Paul, Uxbridge: Saturday May 4, 2:00 pm. More info, and to register

Wednesday Eucharists  on March 27 is at St John’s Pine St. 10 a.m.

Tuesday Tea & Theology: hosted by Patrick Gray, will meet on March 26 at 3 p.m. We’ll discuss Martin Luther by Eric Metaxis. The book is available at Furby House Books.

March 31 is the next Fifth Sunday Book Sale & Exchange.  Please tell Doug Armstrong that you are willing to help him set it up.

Easter Flowers: The Chancel Guild will again decorate the church for Easter Sunday.  Envelopes for your donation to help cover the costs are now in the pews.  Your donation may be in memory of a loved one or family and in recognition or celebration.  Contact Susan Abell for more information.

Matise des Hauts de France Boys Choir, Lile, France, will perform in St Mark’s on Thursday July 25 (we hot them for 2 nights: July 24 & 25).  Be sure to mark your calendars.

Peterborough Brotherhood Tour: On April 17th at about 11 am, we will again host a PeterBrotherhood Tour, lasting about 40 minutes. The tour will use the facilities, see the labyrinth and visit the Massey plot in the cemetery. We will need volunteers, A friendly smile and willingness to help are all that is required. A short history of the church and cemetery wil be available to volunteers and visitors alike. Contact Doug Armstrong at if you can help.

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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