St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Fifth Sunday of Easter                             19 May 2019

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

Centering Prayer: Every Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine..

Wednesday Eucharists are at St. John’s in May, 10:00.

Eucharist & Potluck: June 19, 5:15 p.m. A sign-up sheet will appear shortly.

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

This week the flowers at the lectern are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Charles, Jean and George Ashby, Florence Nightingale and Len and Ida Ashby, family of Gwen Duck.

Ascension Day Incense, June 2 Incense will be used as part of our celebration of Ascension Day on Sunday June 2.

 Choral Evensong led by our girls’ choir will conclude this season on Wed. June 5 at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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

Pentecost Jacob’s Ladder – please provide articles to the church office or electronically to by June 5. Information for “Friends of St Mark’s” can be provided directly to Claire Mowat (905 885 6695) by end of May as she is travelling to Nova Scotia.

Please mark your calendars for ‘Strawberries on the Lawn’, June 26, 5 to 7pm.  This cold ham and salad dinner will feature strawberry shortcake.

Cinema St. Mark Summer line-up of movies:

June 21: Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967)

June 28: The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)

July 19: Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009

July 26: My Life As A Dog (Lasse Hallström, 1985)

August 16: Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle,1987)

August 23: 8½ (Frederico Fellini, 1963)

All at 7:30 p.m., in the mezzanine

Coffee Time Snacks. Please sign up to bring the munchies! The list is at the back of the church. Don’t worry, the coffee will be made for you!

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

Our wanderings and our errors… We all experience a fiasco at some time in our life; there is no biography without this experience of shipwreck. At that point a person may either describe the failure as catastrophe and perhaps even give up, or understand it as a blessing and a starting point for all that is essential. Words spoken which it would be better not to utter, actions which would have been better left undone, all that we lament, that burdens us, causes disquiet, anxiety or bitterness, has been put before God in quite a new way and can be to our gain. Catastrophes are then no longer catastrophes, mistakes are no longer mistakes – so long as we believe that the creator is capable of changing everything, even evil and falsehood, into what is good and right…. Redemption is a continuous action of God in our present.

Henri Boulad, All is Grace:

God and the Mystery of Time