St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Sixth Sunday of Easter                             25 May 2019

Ascension Day Incense, June 2
Incense will be used as part of our celebration of Ascension Day on Sunday, June 2

Morning Prayer–Thursday and Friday, 9.30 in the rectory.Centering Prayer–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.

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

This week the flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Derek Mitchell, husband, and Mary and Donald Wilson and Lew and Phyllis Wheatley by Jenn Mitchell.

Please mark your calendars for ‘Strawberries on the Lawn’, June 26, 5 to 7pm.  This cold ham and salad dinner will feature strawberry shortcake.

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.

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!

A big thank-you to Doug Armstrong and Ron Rowe for mowing the labyrinth!

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!

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.


Food for Thought

One of the ultimate tests of our human fortitude can be the fear that our life has essentially been a failure, at least by the measurements we have chosen to apply to it. We are fortunate if this realization comes at a point when there are some years and energy left either to recover what has been lost or to make changes in our life that may give us some good years. If the sense of abject failure – with its attendant feelings of depressions and regret – comes near the end of life, we face a fearful challenge. And if we do not have any source of grace beyond ourselves, we can indeed be lost.

… We may even see clearly how and why things have happened as they have. Yet if there exists at the core of our being a sense that our lives are held in the hands of a loving God, then all need not be lost. There are many lives that will attest to this possibility of grace.

… In the vision of God given to us in Jesus Christ, we have a promise. Among the places it appears is in the letter to Hebrew Christians. “[God] has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.                        — Herbert O’Driscoll

Living Scripture: The Guidance of God on the Journey of Life, A Grace beyond Failure