St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

23rd Sunday after Pentecost Sunday 28 October 2018

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

Centering Prayer: Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Wednesday Eucharist October 31 is at St. Mark’s at 10 a.m.

The Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God; at the lectern in memory of Bill Boddington given by the family, and at the font in memory of Pam Clements by George Clements.

Evensong is led by our choirgirls on the first Wednesday of the month, Nov. 7, at 4:30 p.m.

Parish Coffee Talk–Today during coffee hour following the 10.30 eucharist. Bring your questions, comments, and complaints about ministry, liturgy and music, finances and opportunity for you to talk about anything you like concerning St. Mark’s.

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

Prayer List–Be sure to write the name/s of those you would like prayed for in November’s prayers of the people. The binder is on the rear shelf.
All Saints/All Souls–Sunday, November 4. Today is the deadline to submit names of deceased loved ones you wish read at the eucharist on November 4. Please PRINT name/s clearly on forms provided on the rear shelf and place in the box. Include at which service you would like the name/s read, 8.00 or 10.30.

Halloween Donations–Halloween night is this Wednesday, October 31. Drop off your donation of treats at the office by Tuesday at noon. As of Thursday little had been donated.

Next Saturday, November 3 is our annual Hollyberry Bazaar and Tea. This is a major fundraiser for the church and we hope we can count on your support. Many of you have already volunteered but there are still blank spaces on the sign up sheet at the back of the church. Please come and join the fun as we welcome the community to our bazaar. Gwen 905-885-8798

The next Green Wood Coalition dinner will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Our menu will be meat loaf, potatoes/rice, vegetables, salads and dessert.
If you are able to contribute food for the dinner please sign the notice on the board at the back of the church.

N.B. Access to the Parish Hall driveway will be denied for a week or two beginning Monday, Nov. 5, to allow upgrades to the sidewalk and ramp by the Town.

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.

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 tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., TCS Memorial Chapel, 140 Ward St. Free admission! For more information, contact Randy Mills.
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!

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology
St. Mark’s Book Club 2018/2019
Nov. 27 The Way of a Pilgrim and A Pilgrim Continues his Way*
Jan. 22 C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy*

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!

St. Mark’s hosted the Community Care Senior Diners to a ham and scalloped potato lunch last week. We had many positive comments about the lunch and also the fall mums donated by the Chancel Guild. The mums were used as a draw and 6 lucky seniors went home with a plant, including our Nathalie Gifford. Thanks to Susan Abell, Doug Armstrong, Bonnie Brereton, Gwen and Ren Duck, Peter Kedwell, Jenn Mitchell, Anne Oram and Heather and Ron Rowe who all helped make this event a success.

MISSING: 6 white rectangular table cloths. If you have borrowed these items or have them in your care for cleaning, please return them ASAP to the parish hall.

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!

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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