The Ascension of The Lord                              Sunday, May 13, 2018


Margaret Baily’s funeral will take place at St. Mark’s on Tuesday, May 15 at 11.00 am. Visitation will take place from 10.00-11.00 in the church. Visiting will also take place at MacCoubrey’s Funeral Home, 130 King Street East, Cobourg, on Monday May 14, from 7.00-9.00 pm.

Morning Prayer -Thursday and Friday (May 17 & 18)at 9:30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer -Thursday, 3.00 pm on the mezzanine.

Five Minutes Monthly, our adult study and conversation group, will meet on Trinity Sunday, May 27, following the 10.30 Eucharist. The reading is available today on the archive case.

Deanery Service of Confirmation and Renewal of Baptismal Vows will take place at St. Mark’s on Tuesday, May 22, at 7.00 pm. You are invited to attend

Next Eucharist & Pot Luck: Wednesday, May 30, 5.00 pm

Wednesday Eucharist — Each Wednesday at 10 am. At St. John’s in May.

Choral Evensong is led and sung by the Junior Choir on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm

Episcopal Visitation Bishop Riscylla will visit St. Mark’s on Sunday, June 3

Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God: at the lectern by Bonnie Brereton in loving memory of Winn and Hector Sadler, Ted and Winn Harwood and Marg and Jens Madsen: and at the Font by Emily and Peter Kedwell in loving memory of Lilly Kedwell on the 7th anniversary of her death, Mother’s Day 2011

Prayer List: Remember to add to the list the name(s) of those you want held in prayer in June. The list is on the archive case.

Remember In Prayer – Justin, Jackie, Zachary, Merete, Sue & Paul Veley

No Room at the Inn: Homelessness and Hope in Northumberland County The final talk in a 3-part series hosted by St. Mark’s. Wednesday at 7 p.m: May 16: Hope in Northumberland: Government and Community Initiatives (Kristina Nairn)

Sunday Refreshments: A new sign-up sheet for providing refreshments (May – September) after the 10:30 am service is posted on the bulletin board. Please consider helping to provide a snack for this fellowship.

St. Mark’s Cemetery Board needs a Chairperson! Please see Marion or Les if you are interested in this volunteer position.

 St. Mark’s FaithWorks Campaign begins This Month!   FaithWorks is the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Since 1996 FaithWorks has provided more than $24 million to Anglican-affiliated ministries   FaithWorks Ministry Partners provide help and hope to thousands of individuals and families caught up in the seemingly overwhelming challenges of homelessness, domestic violence, terminal illness, or the enormous pressures facing today’s youth. Services are provided to everyone in need, regardless of church affiliation.   Your gift to FaithWorks also helps to support aid efforts in the developing world and in remote communities throughout Canada’s far north.    An information envelope, with your name on it, is available at the back of the church. St. Mark’s Outreach and Social Justice Committee thanks you for your support.   For further information, visit

Cinema St. Mark returns in June with a grab bag of films, all different in technique and all showings Fridays at 7.30 in the mezzanine:

June 1Run Lola Run (1996.) A fast-paced thriller with philosophical themes. After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

June 8My Beautiful Laundrette (1986). In Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, Pakistani immigrant Omar talks his rich uncle into letting him manage a run down laundrette.

June 15The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). A love story in three acts, told as an unorthodox but lovely musical.

Jacob‘s Ladder The 2018 Pentecost version will be published around May 20.  Contributions in the form of articles and photographs are welcome. Please drop off news and photos at the church office (mail slot # 11) or by email to or  by May 13

TCS Ringers Perform May 16 A dozen senior handbell ringers will perform a concert of popular themes in the School’s Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm Admission is free, but a donation towards music in our partner diocese of Grahamstown, South Africa will be welcome. The Memorial Chapel is located opposite 115 Ward St, east of the TCS rink (where parking is available).

The Cat’s Meow Contact Marion Thompson through the office or at before Friday morning for inclusion.

Office Hours are Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am to noon.  905 885-4071.

ST MARK’S IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE From outside use either the door to the Lady Chapel or the door to the Parish Hall.  There is an elevator to the second floor of the Hall opposite the lobby atrium.

WASHROOMS In the Parish Hall, opposite the office on the ground floor and opposite the elevator on the second floor.


Defibrillator– at the front  door of the Parish Hall

First Aid Kits – men’s choir room at the back of the church, and kitchen on the wall right of the sinks.

A Wheelchair and Walkers – beneath the coat rack outside the sacristy.

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