St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost                                  18 October 2020

St. Luke the Evangelist and Physician


October 18:  Given to the Glory of God  and in memory of  Mary and Lyle Mills, parents of Randy Mills.


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

Sirach 38:1-4, 6-10, 12-14;             Psalm 147; 1-7;    2 Timothy 4: 5-13;  Luke 4: 14-21


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 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.



These are available on the back shelf as follows:

Port Hope: Lawson (x2), Potter, Roe, Rowland and West

Cobourg: Bogyay, Delaney, deVisser, Donaldson, Fullerton




We surpassed the challenge and are able to donate $2200. to the Fare Share Food Bank!! In addition several very full baskets of food were delivered directly to the Food Bank on Tuesday.

Thank you to all who supported the challenge, your generous donations are helping to curb hunger and food insecurity in our community.



  1. Many thanks to all who responded to our call for donations to support the reopening of St. Mark’s. An amazing $2000 has come in and we are most thankful for your support. This has allowed us to purchase PPE and our supply cupboard is currently full! The remaining funds will support deep cleaning the church and parish hall which is required each week.
  2. The COVID Monitoring Committee met Friday to review our progress/compliance during the first four weeks of opening for worship. Overall we are very pleased with our progress and we thank you for your support. Please remember to social distance and be patient at the end of service. The sidespeople will direct your exit …the north side of the church will exit by the side aisle to the front entrance of the church, while the south side of the church will exit by the side aisle to the chapel doors.
  3. If you have questions or concerns please share them with Gwen, Lead for the COVID Monitoring Committee, William, Marion or Gary.

Gwen, for the Reopening Committee


William Roberts’ Zoom Meeting on Sunday Worship

Thursday, 22 October7:00 – 8:00pm

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Fr William Roberts



The ‘preserve yard sale’ held on September 24th raised $648.  Thanks to all who supported this event.



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.