THE CAT’S MEOW

St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost                            27 September 2020

St. Michael and All Angels

FLOWERS THIS WEEK

September 20:  The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of May Cook, mother of Judy McBride.

THIS WEEK’S READINGS

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

Genesis 28:10-17; Psalm 103: 1-7, 19-22; Revelation 12:7-12;  John 1: 47-51

PRAYERS

 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 John Geale, whose open heart surgery on Sept. 15 was successful Thanks for all your prayers and support. 

 For Molly Mulloy (Lawson) and for her family;

 For those who are living in fear for whatever reason;

 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 who are living on the margins of society;

 For those whose burden is too deep for words.

 For the souls of all the departed and for those who mourn.

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

 

JACOB’S LADDER

 Michaelmas Jacob’s Ladder will come out at the end of the month  Please submit stories, reports and family news to dwgeale@gmail.com or the church office.  All contributions welcome.

OFFICE OPENING

The office is open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. 9:30 to noon.

 Thanksgiving Decorations

Remember that we are decorating the church on  Sat., October 3rd at 9:30 a.m., and your donations of fruit & vegetables must be received before that time.

PRESERVES YARD SALE

At the Poste’s, 25 Freeman Drive,
Saturday, October 3rd, 10. a.m.
No advance/phone/email orders.
Cash only.
All proceeds to St. Mark’s Church.

 

REOPENING COMMITTEE UPDATE

. The committee continues to meet to critique   our progress and plan for a gradual opening of other areas of our parish. Protocols have been developed and safety is our number one priority. We ask your support by wearing your mask, maintaining proper physical distancing inside and outside of the church and practicing proper hand sanitizing.

Stay safe and stay the course.

Gwen for the Reopening Committee

A Thanksgiving Challenge in support of Fare Share

I hope you will prayerfully consider how you can help feed the hungry families in our town.

We will collect financial support until we celebrate Thanksgiving on October 11. To receive an income tax receipt for your donation, please make your cheque out to St. Mark’s and indicate Fare Share Challenge on the memo line.

St. Mark’s Fare Share Challenge Goal – to raise $1,500 for Fare Share and to keep filling the donation basket!

Thanking you in advance for your support,

Gwen for the Events Committee

Campus Grounds: The last of the dead limbs and other brush from the north side were tied and bundled this week thanks to Doug Armstrong and David Brooks and put out for pickup. Doug also delivered the 18 bags of debris to the curb. David continues to work on the old shed: repair and interior and exterior painting.

Parishioners are urged to take a walk of the grounds to see the many improvements and the spectacular colour of our well-tended gardens.

 

 

The Cat’s Meow:  For inclusion, contact Marion Thompson at marionwhitevale@gmail.com before Friday morning.  905-885-0787

 

Internet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.

289-252-0215