St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Ascension of The Lord                         2 June 2019

Randy+ will be away from June 3-10. Contact assisting clergy for pastoral concerns.

Morning Prayer is cancelled this week.

Centering Prayer continues on Thursday, 3.00 in the mezzanine.

You are welcome to join us for the Regina Coeli following the postlude at 10.30. Icon table at the backEucharist & Pot LuckWednesday, June 19. Sung Eucharist at 5.15, followed by Pot Luck supper. Sign-up sheet on back bulletin board.

Prayers of the People in June–If you wish to have someone included in the Prayers in June, PRINT the name in the red binder, located on the shelf at the back of the church.

Anointing For Healing—Anointing is available on the second Sunday of each month, or anytime by appointment.

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

This week the flowers are given to the Glory of God and, at the lectern in memory of Len and Nellie Van Eyk, parents, and Leonard, brother, of Dorothy Geale: at the font in memory of John Douglas Burns by Margo Burns.

Wednesday Eucharists are at St.. Mark’s in June, 10:00.


Wednesday  June 26    5 to 7 pm

St. Mark’s Parish Hall and patio

Cold ham, assorted salads, breabasket.

Featuring strawberry shortcake and whipped cream.

Coffee and tea

$20 (cash) at the door

Cash Bar.

*** Please help us plan by signing the sheet at the back of the church or contacting the church office at 905-885- 4071

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.

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.

On June 13th, at 10:30 am, Peter Brotherhood will be bringing a tour group to St. Mark’s. This will be the 4th tour in the past two years. The tour will start with a brief talk in the church followed by a walking tour to the labyrinth and through the cemetery. It will last for about 40 minutes.

Volunteers are needed to act as hosts, guides and just as welcoming faces. If you can help, contact the office or Doug Armstrong at”

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!

Cinema St. Mark

June 21, 7.30 pm: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973). In this masterpiece of Spanish cinema, young Ana is overcome with moral questions after watching Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein. When her attempt to extend kindness to a runaway soldier is thwarted, she is left to ponder whether kindness is possible in a mysteriously unjust world.

Others in the Summer Series:
June 28–Belle de Jour (1967)
July 19–Fish Tank (2009)
July 26–My Life as a Dog (1985)
August 16–Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
August 23–8 1/2 (1963)


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!

Thanks to Doug Armstrong, Steve Poste, & Peter Kedwell for ‘de-sanding’ the driveway yesterday morning, Jane Pinchin & Norah Holmes for beautifying the turning circle.

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

The salvation of man does not mean that he must divest himself of all that is human; that he must discard his reason, his love of beauty, his desire for friendship, his need for human affection, his reliance on protection, order, and justice in society, his need to work and eat and sleep.

A Christianity that despises these fundamental needs of man is not truly worthy of the name…. But the trouble is that while all Christians would readily agree that ‘humanism’ in this good sense is a matter of general or official concern, few will see that it is of vital concern to them personally…. a necessity in the life of every Christian. There is no genuine holiness without this dimension of human and social concern. It is not enough to contribute tax-deductible sums to various “charities.” We are obliged to take an active part in the solution of urgent problems affecting the whole of our society and of our world.

–Thomas Merton

Life and Holiness

(Sorry about the non-inclusive language.)