St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost                                  1 November 2020



October 25:  Given to the Glory of God  and in memory of  Geoff and Prue Dale, Barbara Hughes, Harold and Lucy Cooke, Gordon and Helen Dale, by Helen Brathwaite.


Should you wish to follow the Lectionary at home, here are the readings:

Isaiah 25: 6-9;  Psalm 34:1-10, 22;                    1 John 3: 1-3;    Matthew 5: 1-12


Through The Cat’s Meow we can gather in the names of those who are suffering in body, mind or spirit at this time and for whom you have a special concern and we can each undertake to lift them up in prayer before God.

For those who are living in fear for whatever reason;

For patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, and their families;

For the lonely and forgotten in this time of social isolation;

For those who are living on the margins of society;

For those whose burden is too deep for words.

For Gail Rowe and her family.  For Sheila Goering.

For the souls of all the departed and for those who mourn. 

Let us have names by next Friday and they will be included in the next issue.


Thanksgiving Offering

We are delighted to thank you all for your generous response to Fr William’s Thanksgiving letter.  We have received more than $3,000 in addition to regular givings.

All Souls Day

Don’t forget to attend the All Souls walk with Fr William in the cemetery tomorrow, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m.


Reopening COVID Committee

The decision has been made to continue our gradual reopening to renters and AA started this week

A full day parish hall rental has been scheduled for Saturday December 5. COVID protocols will be in place and we ask parishioners not directly involved with this event to avoid visiting the parish hall on this date.

COVID 19 Response Team members: William Roberts, Marion Thompson, Gary Potter, Gwen Duck (Lead),Jill Walkingshaw (Chancel Guild), Jim McGrath (Sidesperson), Randy Mills (Music), Wayne Smith (PAC). Others may be asked to join as the need arises.

All COVID protocols are now filed in the church office.

We would like to establish a rota for sidespersons/greeters and Jim McGrath will be asking parishioners to take part.

Next meeting : November 20

Gwen, for the Reopening Committee


Due to COVID19 protocols we cannot gather for this sale and preserves are available on a first come first serve basis.

The order form has been inserted into the bulletin and will be sent out electronically as well. Cash or cheques made out to St. Mark’s. Please complete and return to Gwen.

Thanks for your support,

Gwen, for Events

St John’s Youtube Service  Click on the link to join St John’s service on Youtube.

Holding on to Hope

On the eve of a historic election and in the midst of pandemic and racial reckoning, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will call Americans together for a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral. The Holding on to Hope service will be held today on All Saints Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 pm EST.

In addition to Bishop Curry’s sermon, the service will also include reflections from Father James Martin, a noted Roman Catholic author and commentator on American life and values; and Valarie Kaur, an inspiring Sikh filmmaker, author, and civil rights attorney.

“We hope people everywhere will light a candle and join us in prayer at this urgent moment in our national life,” Bishop Curry said. “As people of faith, we believe in the power of prayer and the power of God’s love to heal a nation and change this world.”

The Cat’s Meow:  For inclusion, contact Marion Thompson at before Friday morning.  905-885-0787

  Internet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.



William Roberts’ Zoom Meeting

Remembrance Sunday  How it is  changing, and how we as a church can best remember those who have gone before us.

Thursday, 5 November7-8 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Description: William Roberts is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 787 111 9744

 Passcode: 63856

1.     30 minutes before

Organizer: Fr William Roberts