St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 15th Sunday after Pentecost                    22 September 2019

The flowers at the lectern are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Robert Benson Gifford, husband of Nathalie Gifford.

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

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

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

Prayer Book Evensong is led by the Cantate Singers (previously known as called the Junior Choir) on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Centering Prayer is held on Thursdays,  3.00 in the mezzanine

Blessing of Animals: Sunday, October 6, 3.00 pm. Bring your beastie, big or small, furry or hairy, to be blessed on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Eucharist & Pot Luck: October 16. Eucharist at 5:15 p.m. By then you’ll be tired of leftover turkey. So eat with us and enjoy a variety of things you didn’t have to make. See poster in hall lobby. Sign-up sheet on bulletin board.

Jacob’s Ladder. Submissions for the Michaelmas edition are due Sept. 26. Brief articles of summer events along with photos are most welcome. Claire Mowat would  appreciate updates on significant events in your lives.

St. Mark’s Brunch September 29 after the 10:30 service. The selection you have come to expect. Tickets: $12 in advance or $17 at the door. From Bonnie Brereton or Carol Poste

Fifth Sunday Book Exchange will also take place on Sept. 29. It is an exchange, so we would encourage people to bring one or two books and buy one or two.

Help for the Hollyberry Bazaar bake table. In October each year a group of parishioners meet in the church kitchen to make pies for the bake table. Ann Smith was our pastry chef for the past number of years but she has moved to Leamington. Can someone help us by making 2 lots of pastry. Please contact me, Gwen Duck at 905-885-8798 or Thanks.

Donations for Harvest Sunday, October 13: Members of the Chancel Guild will decorate the church on Saturday morning, October 12. Members of the parish are asked to donate fruit and vegetables by bringing them to the church on Friday morning or Saturday at 9:30am. After the services the items will be given to local programs for those in need.

Cinema St. Mark

  • Fridays at 7:30, Mezzanine
  • October 4 City of God (2002, Fernando Meirelles)
  • October 11: Jules and Jim (1962, François Truffault).

See poster and flyers in parish hall lobby for film descriptions and future films.

Living the Questions 2.0: Invitation To Journey Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 Sept 25-Nov 6  St Peter’s Cobourg. $10   To register, call 905-372-3442. (Presented by DN Deanery Christian Education Team)

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology 2019-2020

  • Oct. 15    Bonhoeffer, Dietrich,   The Cost of Discipleship
  • Nov. 19    Nouwen, Henri, The Wounded Healer
  • 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.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS: Thank you to all who give regularly and place non-perishable items in the basket inside the church entrance. CONDIMENTS (Mustard, ketchup, etc.) & JAMS are wanted!

Do you know of a bright, light, airy, well-serviced 3,000 sq ft location downtown that could house the Food Bank? Contact Marion Thompson 289-314-1349 or

St. Mark’s FaithWorks Campaign

FaithWorks is the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Since 1996 FaithWorks has provided more than $24 million to Anglican-affiliated ministries.  Your gift enables Ministry Partners to provide help and hope to thousands of individuals and families locally, as well as aid efforts in the developing world and in remote communities in Canada’s far north.  An information envelope, with your name on it, is available at the back of the church. Donations will be received until the end of this year. Thank you for your support..

The Cat’s Meow: For inclusion, contact Marion Thompson through the office or at marionwhitevale@gmail.combefore 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.