St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Baptism of the Lord                               12 January 2020

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and, at the lectern, are in memory of William Bullen given by Eileen Rose and, at the font, are in memory of Gary Lovatt

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

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

 Centering Prayer is held on Thursdays   at 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Prayer List–If you wish the congregation to pray for someone (or for a situation) in January, please print the name in the list. The list is in the red binder, located on the shelf at the back of the church.

Prayer Book Evensong is led by the Cantate Singers (formerly a.k.a. the Junior Choir) on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

TODAY Anointing for Healing is available today, following the 8.00 eucharist, and during communion at 10.30, in the Lady Chapel.

TODAY  Graham Cotter’s 95th birthday  will be celebrated in style after the 10:30 Eucharist.

  Cinema St. Mark Fridays at 7.30, mezzanine.

  • January 31Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
  • February 7The New Girlfriend (François Orzon, 2014)
  • March 6Rams (Grimur Hákonarson, 2015)
  • March 13Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990)


New Display in Archive cabinets – There are excerpts  from old newspapers in the two archive display cases in the back of the church. These help illustrate the lives of some of past parishioners of this church. The series in the cases today cover the years 1832  to 1854, when this building was the parish church of the Parish of St John the Evangelist. The material comes from the Port Hope Library’s microfliche copies of Port Hope newspapers


SUNDAY REFRESHMENTS 2020 A new sign-up sheet for Sunday refreshments (January-May) has been posted in the hallway to the parish hall.  Please consider participating in our fellowship together post-10:30 am service.

 Tuesday, Tea, and Theology 2020

  •  Jan. 21     Shortt, Rupert,  Does Religion Do More Harm than Good?
  •  Feb. 18     Williams, Jane,  The  Merciful Humility of God
  • Mar. 17      Frye, Northrop,  The Double Vision
  •  Apr. 28       Oakley, Mark,   The Splash of Words

 All books should be available from Furby House at reasonable prices. Please order early to allow ample time for books to come in, and for you to read them!  Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 – 4:30, upstairs in the parish hall.


As o’er each continent and island

   the day leads on another day

we wait with eager ears within the silent

   stillness to hear the other say:

 “There’s the mail!” and smiles are breaking

   as we look beneath the western sky

 where friends’ and children’s words are making

   our hearts to warm, and spirits fly!

 As an offering – and homework  – to  kind folk at St Mark’s,    dial: CBC Listen! Ideas, with  Nahlah Ayed to introduce Karen Armstrong‘s fresh and  latest spark on the Art of Scripture – to keep our souls well fed!                               —  Graham Cotter

Post-Christmas Cull and Sort

Please consider donating no-longer- wanted Christmas decorations and the like to our table at the November 2020 Christmas at St. Mark’s event. Donations so marked may be left in the library to the attention of Cathy Carlyleor Peter Kedwell.


 DON’T FORGET  FOOD SHARE!!!! Thank you to all who support Food Share by leaving donations of packaged foods, tinned goods, peanut butter, condiments, pet food,

and hygiene supplies of all kinds in the basket near our front door.  The need is great and we have been commanded to help.  When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat. (Matthew 25:35)

 CEFTI –  The Cotter Endowment Fund for the Incumbency will be happy to accept your donation.  CEFTI will issue a tax receipt.  Please make your cheque payable to CEFTI, not St. Mark’s.

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.