St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

Pentecost Sunday                                         9 June 2019


Randy+ will be away from June 3-10. Contact assisting clergy for pastoral concerns.

Morning Prayer is cancelled this week.

Centering Prayer continues on Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine.

You are welcome to join us for the Regina Coeli following the postlude at 10.30. Icon table at the back

Eucharist & Pot LuckWednesday, June 19. Sung Eucharist at 5.15, followed by Pot Luck supper. Sign-up sheet on back bulletin board.

Wednesday Eucharists are at St. Mark’s in June, 10:00.

This week the flowers are given to the Glory of God: at the lectern in memory of Sister Anna and Sister Eileen by the Paddons: at the font in memory of the Peacock family by the Chancel Guild.

Anointing For Healing Today—Anointing is available on the second Sunday of each month, or anytime by appointment.

Choral Scholars On the Move

Both Margaret Hazlitt and Sian Ruttan graduate from St Mary’s High School, Cobourg this month. Rachel Cheung will graduate from TCS this Friday, and Edward Li will be at school in Montreal in September, so we say goodbye to them, and to Kaylie Tsang who heads home today. Thank you, singers, for your work in the choir!

MARK’S SUMMER SUPPER – ‘STRAWBERRIES ON THE LAWN’   Wednesday  June 26    5 to 7 pm  St. Mark’s Parish Hall and patio Cold ham, assorted salads, breabasket. Featuring strawberry shortcake and whipped cream. Coffee and tea $20 (cash) at the door.   Cash Bar. *** Help us plan by signing the sheet at the back of the church or contacting the church office at 905-885-4071

Can you help? Two of our choir girls would like to attend the Diocesan Choir School for Girls at Trafalgar Castle School in August for the first time. Some funds may be available from the Deanery; Anglican Foundation scholarships will be awarded the week before the camp starts. If you can help, or would like more information, please speak to Randy Mills.

The Main taining and Growing the Congregation Committee is pleased to present for each parish family a revised copy of the Parish Information Booklet. Please pick up yours – each has a name label – on the shelf at the back of the church.  OOPS!! A mistake in collation have caused pages 4 and 5 to be reversed. Thanks

On June 13th, at 10:30 am, Peter Brotherhood will be bringing a tour group to St. Mark’s. This will be the 4th tour in the past two years. The tour will start with a brief talk in the church followed by a walking tour to the labyrinth and through the cemetery. It will last for about 40 minutes.  Volunteers are needed to act as hosts, guides and just as welcoming faces. If you can help, contact the office or Doug Armstrong at”

.Cinema St. Mark

June 21, 7.30 pm: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973). In this masterpiece of Spanish cinema, young Ana is overcome with moral questions after watching Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein. When her attempt to extend kindness to a runaway soldier is thwarted, she is left to ponder whether kindness is possible in a mysteriously unjust world.

Others in the Summer Series:
June 28–Belle de Jour (1967)
July 19–Fish Tank (2009)
July 26–My Life as a Dog (1985)
August 16–Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
August 23–8 1/2 (1963)

Junior Choir members, Killari Geale and Kate Legakis are playing “Nala” and “Rafiki” respectively in the La Jeunesse performance of LION KING from June 14 to 16.  Reserved seating ($20) through  Victoria Hall ticket office (  Support our choristers!

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

Internet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.



Food for Thought

“I often think that the effort we put into trying to pretend something about us is true — that we are less than we are or more than we are or that one aspect of ourselves is the whole story — is based in a fear of  being really known, of  being truly seen, as we actually are. Perhaps we each have a wound, a vulnerable place that we have to protect in order to survive. And yet sometimes we overcompensate so much for the things we are trying to hide that no one ever suspects the truth…and then we are left in the true aloneness of never really being known.

But around God’s table, and around God’s people, you don’t have to pretend or overcompensate. You can just be. And in just being, you can, in the fierce and loving eyes of  God, be known, be whole, and maybe even find a little rest. Because keeping it all going is just exhausting”


Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints:                Finding God in All the Wrong People