St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 Third Sunday after Epiphany      26 January 2020

God and in memory of Muriel Sparry, aunt of Randy Mills.

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

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

 Centering Prayer is held on Thursdays   at 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Eucharist & Pot Luck, Feb 12. 5.15 pm  Join us for this small-group sung eucharist held in the choir.  Followed by pot luck supper. See posters and sign-up at the rear of the church.

Five Minutes Monthly–Sunday, Feb 9, after 10.30 eucharist. We’ll look at the cover essay and artwork for the day,

plus any others you’d like to discuss. A few of last week’s are on the table inside the parish hall doors.

Prayer List–If you wish us to pray for someone (or for a situation) in February, please print the name in the list in the red binder, located on the shelf at the back of the church.

The next Green Wood Community Dinner will be on Wednesday Feb 5 in St. John’s Parish Hall. The menu will be meat loaf, potatoes, vegetables, salad and dessert. If you can help by providing food, it will be much appreciated. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church.

 Cinema St. Mark  Fridays at 7.30, mezzanine.

  • January 31Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
  • February 7The New Girlfriend (François Orzon, 2014)

  A New Book Study starting on Wed. Feb 12, will discuss The Story of Christianity by David Bentley Hart, a modern and highly-respected theologian.  Read and discuss this very entertaining book led by the Rev’d Jesse Parker and Laurie Robertson.  From Feb 12 through July 1, weekly one-hour sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., following the Eucharist held at St. John’s and St. Mark’s.  Beginning at St. Mark’s in Feb., the venue alternates each month.  A reading guide will be provided with the book so you can miss a session and still keep up.  Register by Thursday, Jan 30, to have the book in advance of the first session.  Cost is $25 for the book (a couple could share).  Please speak with Fr. Jesse or the St. John’s office (905-885-2171) if bursary assistance is needed.  For more information or registration:  Laurie Robertson, 905-396-4069 or


Tuesday, Tea, and Theology  Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 – 4:30, upstairs in the parish hall

  •  Feb. 18     Williams, Jane,  The   Merciful Humility of God

 Coldest Night of the Year  The St. Marks Marchers are off to a great start this year, as we help raise funds for the Green Wood Coalition. Our annual fund raising walk takes place on February 22, 2020. This year, the need is greater than ever, as the numbers of the hungry, hurting and homeless in our communities of Northumberland just keep growing. We hope to meet our overall event goal of $50,000.00 by raising our team goal of at least $1,500.00. Please consider joining our team or donating. Follow the steps below. And remember…It’s Cold Out There!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on donate
  3. In the SEARCH box, type St Marks Marchers
  4. The team will be listed, to support any individual marcher, click on the arrow after their name!
  5. If you don’t want to support on-line, just type a message of support to the team or individual

 CEFTI –  The Cotter Endowment Fund for the Incumbency will be happy to accept your donation.  CEFTI will issue a tax receipt.  Please make your cheque payable to CEFTI, not St. Mark’s

  New Display in Archive cabinets  There are excerpts  from old newspapers in the two archive display cases in the back of the church. These help illustrate the lives of some of past parishioners of this church. The series in the cases today cover the years 1832  to 1854, when this building was the parish church of the Parish of St John the Evangelist. The material comes from the Port Hope Library’s microfliche copies of Port Hope newspapers


SUNDAY REFRESHMENTS 2020  A sign-up sheet for Sunday refreshments (February-May)  is posted in the hallway to the parish hall. Please consider participating in our fellowship together post-10:30 am service.


Thank you to all who support Food Share by leaving donations of packaged foods, tinned goods, peanut butter, condiments, pet food,

and hygiene supplies of all kinds in the basket near our front door 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.