St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                     26  July 2020


The Churchwardens are pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev’d William A. Roberts to the full-time office of Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s, Port Hope, beginning August 1, 2020.  We are delighted to welcome Fr William and his wife, Eileen Hunter, to the St. Mark’s family.

Flowers this week

We will print the dedications for flowers that would have been placed in the church each Sunday.

July 26:  In memory of Richard Vincent and Bill Twining from Michel Gaulin

This Week’s Readings

Should you wish to follow the Lectionary at home, here are the readings:

Genesis 29: 15-28; Psalm 105:1-11 or Ps. 128; Romans 8: 26-39; Matthew 13:  31-33, 44-52


 Through The Cat’s Meow we can gather in the names of those who are suffering in body, mind or spirit at this time and for whom you have a special concern and we can each undertake to lift them up in prayer before God.

For Graham Cotter safely home and well in Warkworth;

For Molly Mulloy (Lawson) and for her family.  She has returned to Belleville from Kingston.  Please continue to pray for her and send a card to cheer her: 30C Union Rd, R R # 7 Belleville ON K8N4Z7

For Ken West in St. Michael’s Hospital St. Mike’s for aortic heart surgery and for Sue and his family;

For John Geale having open heart surgery on July 30, and for Dorothy and his family.

For those who travel at this time;

For patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, and their families;

For the lonely and forgotten in this time of social isolation;

For those whose burden is too deep for words.

For those who mourn.

 Let us have names by next Friday and they will be included in the next issue.


Choral Evensong

Sunday, 26 July, 2020

 St Mark’s series of Choral Evensongs continues this week, with Abbey singing the service music and Marion Thompson reading the lessons.

The YouTube link is here:

The service order is at the end, on page 4.

Appreciation from the UK:  I share our videos on various Facebook pages (Choral Evensong Appreciation Society, Royal School of Church Music – including RSCM-Canada and our own E. Ontario and Quebec chapter) and ‘Jane’ from East Grinstead, UK (on ‘Choral Evensong…’) wrote about last week’s video: ‘Thank you, ladies. I really enjoyed that’. Jane is listed as a Music and French grad from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK.

Some of our Chimers met this week at the home of Dorothy and John Geale – fortunately the weather was dry and not too warm!


We will continue to share the information we receive and may ask for your support and help as the process unfolds. This may be very exciting news for some and others may feel very hesitant about returning to ‘in person’ worship. This is your personal decision as you are the only one who knows what is best for you and your family. We will do our best to keep you informed.

The College of Bishops has determined that for parishes who wish to reopen for corporate worship, Sunday September 13 will be the target date. They also stated they will rescind this decision if necessary.

There is much to be done in preparation for the reopening including the completion and submission to the Diocese and approval of an updated guideline checklist by September 9 and the release of a video to the parish the week of August 24, to help everyone prepare for the changes and protocols they will experience on September 13.

Stay Safe. Stay the course. Better times are coming.


Isaiah 43:18-19  “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?     


 Please remember to keep up with your givings over the summer and, if at possible, can you change to the automatic  PAR (Pre-authorized Remittance).  So easy to do, so easy to change if you wish to, and it helps us by ensuring a steady revenue stream over the months.


Pat Bryan

 BTW, I had a very pleasant 90th birthday lunch at the Beamish last Saturday with
family- and to my surprise and great delight, the Early Risers had taken two tables
there on their own initiative, just to help me celebrate. You could have knocked
me over with a feather when I walked onto the patio, and everyone started clapping!

Ruth Redelmeier

 Ruth Redelmeier celebrated her 97th birthday  yesterday, July 24. Her family arranged for her name to be “in lights” on the Capitol Theatre marquee. Congratulations, Ruth, and best wishes from your friends at St. Mark’s!!!


 St. Mark’s Country BBQ

At Steve Poste’s Property

 (A reinforcement of the poster you received earlier.)

492 3rd Concession Rd W., Trent Hills (for your GPS)

Sunday, August 2nd.

Food served at 12:30 p.m.

Mask required to pick up food.  If you have symptoms, please stay home.

Draw tickets are $5 or 10, Exact cash, No change.  Proceeds to St Mark’s Choir.

Bring a face mask, lawn chairs, and comfy shoes.

RSVP by July 31 to 905-885-6903 or

Please keep off the Parish Hall Floor this coming week

From Bishop Andrew Asbil’s weekly letter as he contemplates his coming holiday:

 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. It has been my experience that when we take Matthew 11.29 to heart, we join our souls, and minds and hearts with our Saviour, the burden is lighter and the way is clearer. We find rest for our souls!

Rest. It’s important to find rest and quiet, to withdraw from the crowds like Jesus was apt to do. It’s critical to stop and lay down worries and loose ends and just be apart from it all for a while. The loose ends, the things left undone will be waiting for us when we return. I love holidays. The word holiday from old English, literally meant holy day. A holy day is a time to celebrate, a time of observance of what is sacred and hallowed. Holy days, holidays keep us sound, healthy, complete, hale and hearty.

 Choral Evensong

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

July 26, 2020

St Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 Reader: Marion Thompson, Rector’s Warden,

Cantor:  Abbey


The Preces                           BCP p.20

Smith of Durham

Psalm 119, vv.169-176      BCP p.496                                                      Tone III.4

First Lesson              Jeremiah 52.1-11

Magnificat                            Tone VIII.2

Second Lesson                John 16.1-15

Nunc Dimittis                           Tone I.4

 Then shall be said the Confession of the Faith, called the Apostles’ Creed

 I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:  And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

And after the Creed, further prayers will be sung, then:


OUR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Closing prayers

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the  Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Postlude:       Andante tranquillo (Organ Sonata #3 in A)

Felix Mendelssohn