St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 7th Sunday after Epiphany                       23 February 2020

The funeral of Mark Holmes will be held on Saturday, March 7, at St. Mark’s at 11:00 with visitation at Alison’s Funeral Home on March 6 from 5:00 to 7:00.

Ash Wednesday Services  February 26

  • Said Eucharist at 10.00 am.
  • Sung Eucharist at 5.30 pm.
  • Bishop Riscylla will worship with us at 5.30 pm.
  • Imposition of ashes at both services.

The flowers are given to the Glory of God

Lenten Program, Signs of Life. Will meet Tuesdays in Lent starting March 3, 00 am in Sunday School room upstairs. The video will be delivered each Sunday to your email address, but will be shown again in Tuesdays.  Go to to register. All the materials are downloadable for free. Several copies of the materials will be available on Tuesdays for those who have no computer.

Other Lenten Offerings:

Centering Prayer–If you’ve never tried Centering Prayer, now’s a good time to see what it’s all about.  Every Thursday at 3 p.m., in the mezzanine.

Stations of the Cross–This traditional devotion will offered several times during Lent. A simple set of stations has been acquired for our use. Dates and times TBA.

Annual VESTRY  Meeting  TODAY Following the 10:30 eucharist

 Prayer List–Print names of those you wish prayed for in March. Red binder, on shelf at back of church.

Les Robling invites you to the opening of his Art Show on Saturday 29th February between 2 and 4 pm at the Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop, 8 Queen Street, Port Hope.


The LENT Jacob’s Ladder is targeted for distribution on  the first Sunday of LENT, March 1.  Please have articles and photos to Dorothy Geale by Ash Wednesday, February 26.

Pancake Supper – February 25  5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $8.00 per person.  If you are able to work at this event, please sign up on the sheet at the back of the Church.  If you are unable to work, we look forward to serving you.

In the Lady Chapel, two tablets depicting winged cherubs (putti) have been hung on either side of the Virgin Mary and Child porcelain tablet, an installation given by Bob Fair in memory of his late wife, Nancy.  The putti, stored under the altar for many years, now enjoy a visible place among the spiritual artifacts of our parish.  Our thanks to Peter Goering who, on recent PAC approval, installed them so promptly.

 Prayer Book Evensong will be led by the Cantate Singers on Wednesday, March 4, at 4:30.

Cinema St. Mark Fridays at 7.30, mezzanine.

  • March 6Rams (Grimur Hákonarson, 2015)
  • March 13Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990)


 Tuesday, Tea, and Theology (3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall)

  •  March 17      Frye, Northrop  The Double Vision
  • April 28        Oakley, Mark   The Splash of Words

Books should be available from Furby House


SUNDAY REFRESHMENTS 2020  A sign-up sheet for Sunday snacks (March-May)  is posted in the hallway to the parish hall.  Please help support our fellowship that follows the10:30 am service.  Cash donations or food are welcome. 

 Kitchen Users & RecyclingWe are doing a lot better now as we adjust to recycling our kitchen garbage in the right containers.  However, do take a moment to be sure you’ve got it right! Mixing it up any old how defeats the purpose as that whole bin will be rejected and go to land fill.


Thank you to all who support Fare Share by leaving donations of packaged foods, tinned goods, peanut butter, condiments, pet food, and hygiene supplies in the basket near our front door.  The need is great and we have been commanded to help.  When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat.  (Matthew 25:35)


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.