St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Second Sunday after Epiphany Sunday 20 January 2019

Morning Prayer — Thursday and Friday, 9:30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer—Every Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine

Wednesday Eucharist is at St. John’s in January, 10.00

Eucharist & Pot Luck Dates: Wednesday, February 13 (St. Brigid) and March 27 (St. Joseph). 5.15 pm

Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Jack Goering, Amy and Sydney Goering, Helen and Frederick Tate, and Ian Tate by Sheila Goering

Prayer Book Choral Evensong will be led by the Junior Choir on Wednesday, Feb 6 at 4:00 p.m.

Five Minutes Monthly, Adult Christian Education Group: Sunday, February 17 after 10.30 eucharist. Readings will be available next Sunday.

Frost Fest: Friday, February 8, 5.00–7.30 p.m. A midwinter pick-me-up with nibbles, drinks, and conversation at the rectory.

The next Greenwood Coalition Dinner will be on Wednesday, January 30 at St. John’s. The menu will be Shepherds Pie with vegetables, salads and desserts. The sign-up sheet will be on the board at the back of the church.

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING Sunday, February 10. following the 10:30 Eucharist

Looking for a Warden: As Les Robling is stepping away from the position of People’s Warden after two years, St. Mark’s will need to fill this post. Diocesan requirements state that a parish MUST have two wardens. Speak to Les or Randy+ for more information.

 Cinema St. Mark in the Mezzanine – January 25, 7.30Choose Me.  Alan Rudolph, dir., 1984. A late-night radio host, a drifter, and a female bar owner, cross paths in a story told as it might actually have happened: co-incidental meetings, dumb misunderstandings, random chance, the endless surprises of human nature. Told in a film-noir setting of shadow and night, but not without optimism.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology – Led by Fr. Patrick, the next meeting will be on Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. We are reading C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

Feb. 26   R. H. Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

2019 Church Calendars are in!  Get yours now at Coffee Time or the office! Still a must-have bargain at $5.  Only a few left!

Outreach & Social Justice would like to present this Motion to VestryBecause we follow Jesus Christ as Lord, who preached good news to the poor, who declared that whatever we do for those who lack food, drink, or clothing, the sick, the stranger, and the prisoner, we do for him, and who commands us t love our neighbours as ourselves, and

Because our baptismal covenant calls us to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being,

We, the Vestry of the parish of St. Mark, Port Hope, commit to standing in solidarity with those living in poverty by taking the following actions: 1) increasing our direct outreach by 5% and 2) increasing out advocacy by building alliances with groups providing, and working for, housing for all.  (Pick up background material at the back of the church!)

The St. Mark’s Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce a return engagement of the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soloist (our own) Ellen Torrie on Saturday 11 May 2019 @ 2 pm. Tickets are $30 pp and available from: Pat Bryan, Pat Eberle, Terry Hill, Jane Pinchin & Peter Kedwell. Reserve yours soon as the 2017 performance was sold out in advance.

St. Markers will recently have received notice of membership renewal for 2019 for the Heritage Foundation. Please consider using the NEW donation box (in lieu of Canada Post) at the back by the Boulden doors. Copies of the renewal form are in the rack for your use.

SIDESPEOPLE NEEDED!  We need several more volunteers to greet people at each service. It’s not an onerous job and you get to know the people. If you can help, please contact Jim McGrath.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR: Please consider joining our team – St. Mark’s Marchers – and walk with us on Saturday, February 23rd.  Another important way to help is to sponsor those of us who are walking.  Many of you know the work Green Wood Coalition does already and support in so many ways.  You can sponsor by going into the Coldest Night of the Year website, or give a donation through the church.  More information? Contact Ann Smith.

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

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Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.