St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The 11th Sunday after Pentecost                    16 August 2020

Flowers this week

We will print the dedications for flowers that would have been placed in the church each Sunday.

August 16:  In memory of parents Mary Kathleen (Benson) and John Donaldson and great great grandparents Jane (Touchburn) and Thomas Benson from Brian Donaldson

This Week’s Readings

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

Genesis 45: 1-15;  Psalm 133:    Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-35; Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28


Sunday, 16 August, 2020

St Mark’s series of Choral Evensongs continues this week, featuring our new Priest-in-Charge and Pastor, William. Killari and Iris sing the service music and our Cantate Chimers provide a Prelude, recorded outdoors at the home of Dorothy and John Geale.

The Youtube link is here:

The service order is attached.



 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 Molly Mulloy (Lawson) and for her family.  She will be leaving Belleville hospital on 17 August for continued rehabilitation.  Please continue to pray for her or send a card: 30C Union Rd,

R R # 7 Belleville ON K8N4Z7

For Ken West who is home after his heart surgery and for Sue and his family;

 For those who travel at this time;

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 whose burden is too deep for words.

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

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


The re-opening committee continues to meet and work towards our September goal of re-opening for worship. We have looked at how we will physically set up the church to comply with the COVID safety standards required by the Diocese and we are gathering PPE to help make and keep our spaces safe.

You will be receiving a survey about the re-opening next week in the Cat’s Meow and we will begin contacting members of the parish to assist with the re-opening.

Stay safe, Stay the course. Better times are coming.


Isaiah 43:18-19 “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?      

Preserving season is well under way and I would normally say, “Please do an extra batch or two for the Hollyberry Bazaar.” Sadly, we anticipate the bazaar will be cancelled for this year. I would still like to offer preserves for sale through our parish so I will issue this COVID safe challenge to do a batch or two to support a fall sale of preserves. My Peach Amaretto jam is cooling on the counter….what’s your specialty to share with the parish?

Thanks for your support. Gwen ( or 905-885-8798)

 Watch your step: (please in bold). Thanks are due to David White who has supplied materials and labour to install proper steps from the rectory back porch and back storage room both of which lead to the gardens (not yet completed in this photo). These are much appreciated and welcome.

Urn of Flowers: The church recently received the gift of an urn of approximately 100 artificial flowers courtesy of Beth Jolicoeur, friend of Peter Goering. These were from the entry foyer of her mother’s (Catharine Ramsey) home, The Grange. This beautiful display now graces the foyer entrance of the parish hall.

 Sheds R US: Led by our intrepid jack of all trades, Steve Poste, a party of four built and installed a new shed (from Costco) on the concrete slab poured seven years ago when we did the parish hall renovation and extension. Carol Poste, Doug Armstrong and Peter Kedwell (all slave labour) followed instructions well: it only took 5.5 hours. Of the other two sheds on the property, the largest (and rotting) one will be demolished and we will keep the smaller quaint one for additional storage. It will be scraped and painted as well. Thanks are also due to Liz Prower, Doug and David Brooks who with Peter undertook to clear out the sheds and the overgrowth (5 bundles later) and transfer items to the new shed. There were some interesting finds among a lot of junk!! Thanks to Steve and his truck and trailer for transporting the new shed and disposing of the old!!!

Donations to PWRDF’s Lebanon response will be doubled in the Humanitarian Coalition Matching Fund, through Canadian Foodgrains Bank membership On Saturday August 8 the Government of Canada launched a dedicated Matching Fund for the Lebanon crisis that will double the contributions of Canadians and support the relief work of the members of Canada’s Humanitarian Coalition, including the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through its membership in the Foodgrains Bank, PWRDF will be participating in the Humanitarian Coalition appeal to support the people of Lebanon through this crisis. The government of Canada will match every dollar donated by individuals to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members between August 4 and August 24, up to a maximum of $2 million. Donations to PWRDF marked for the Beirut explosion emergency response will be matched. Give to PWRDF’s Lebanon emergency relief Gifts made between August 4 and August 24 will be matched 1:1 by the Government of Canada, through the Humanitarian Coalition Matching Fund, up to a total of $2 million. There are three ways to give: • Visit our online donation page at and make your gift in Emergency Response, indicating Beirut explosion in the message box. • Call 1-866-308-7973 toll-free (please leave a message and we will return your call), or 416-822-9083 to speak immediately with someone who can process your donation over the phone. • Write Beirut explosion in the memo field of your cheque and mail to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2.

 Choral Evensong

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred) – August 16, 2020

St Mark’s Anglican Church,

 Port Hope, Ontario

The Rev. William A. Roberts,

Priest-in-Charge and Pastor

Cantors: Killari (officiant) and Iris

Prelude: Cantate Chimers

Prelude            Ode to Joy Theme

Beethoven, arr. D. Angerman


The Preces  BCP p.20    Smith of Durham

Psalm 45  BCP p.386              Tone VIII.2

First Lesson                             Luke 2.1-7

Magnificat                      Giles Bryant in F

Second Lesson                      Luke 1.46-55

Nunc Dimittis                  Tone II.1 (Willan  fauxbourdons)

Then shall be said the Confession of the Faith, called the Apostles’ Creed

 I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:  And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

And after the Creed, further prayers will be sung, then:

OUR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Anthem:          Ave Maria – ascribed to Jean Arcadelt (16th c.)

Closing prayers

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Postlude:  Ave Maris Stella III (Choral ornamented in the style of J.S. Bach – Marcel Dupré.