St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Third Sunday after Trinity                            28  June 2020



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

June 28:  In memory of Helen Bogyay from Elemer Bogyay


Ellen Ivy and William Edmund Cork, Betty and Lloyd Hawkins, and Doris Gainer from Lisa MacLeod.

This Week’s Readings

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

Jeremiah 28: 5-9; Psalm 89;

Romans 6: 12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


Choral Evensong

Sunday, June 28, 2020:

This week’s service leaflet link is below.

This week, our own Ellen Torrie has once again professionally produced the Evensong video (from Montreal), with Fr Randy leading the prayers (in St Mark’s). Ellen is singing all of the harmony parts heard during the sung portions – including beautiful fauxbourdon settings of the Canticles by Healey Willan, and a fine motet by Canadian composer, Stephanie Martin. Stephanie is a professor at York (Music), and was Music Director at St Mary Magdalene, Toronto for several years. Please encourage your music-loving friends to have a listen – Ellen’s recording is superb, as always.

Many thanks to Nola and Ian McDonald for their kind donation to cover Ellen’s work.


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 Molly Mulloy as she goes through a particularly difficult period in her illness. And for her 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.

Churches to remain closed for summer worship
This decision was outlined in a letter from Archbishop Anne Germond, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.

“…regardless of where the Government of Ontario is with its reopening plan, our churches will not be reopening for in-person worship until at least September.


And from The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil

Bishop of Toronto, circulated on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

We believe … that the difficult but safest decision is to keep our church buildings closed until the fall.

Ed: — We hope that the foregoing statements make it clear that we will not re-open until at least September.  There is no doubt that attending St. Mark’s in the future will a very different experience.

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?     



You are invited to consider making a donation in celebration of Fr Randy’s incumbency at St. Mark’s to either of the following charities:

       Doctors without Borders

551 Adelaide St. West

Toronto, ON  M5V 0N8


  Nature Conservancy of  Canada

245 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 410

Toronto, ON  M4P 3J1



Like it or not, we continue to pay for utilities and services of all kinds to keep us in good shape behind the scenes and ready to open again when we are allowed to.

Please remember to keep up with your givings over the summer.

Annual FaithWorks Campaign

By now you will have received your FaithWorks package produced by the Diocese. We have received a good response to date. Thank you for your generosity in this unsettled time. Our Spring campaign will finish at the end of June. There will be another reminder in the Fall but of course you can participate at any time should you wish. Thank you so much.

New signage

We have waited a long time for this but finally 3 new signs have appeared in the area of the parish hall and rectory to better define our parking and no parking spaces. Many thanks to Pat Eberle and Stephen Smith for covering the costs of this purchase and installation.

Parish Directory Revision

Since the initial printing, about 20 revisions or additions have been noted. Before we revise this document in early July, would you please look at your entry and advise if any changes need to be made to Peter Kedwell at or 905-885-6706. Thanks for your help in this initiative.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The gardens on the grounds of St. Mark’s have a special place of pride for us and for the community. We hear many compliments. Clearly our leader in this department is Nora Holmes who this spring (in addition to the turning circle, front of parish hall and south parish hall gardens) took on the task of the sidewalk gardens leading to the rectory front door. It has been noted for a long time that the rectory gardens directly in front of the dining room and the porch were in a bad way – lots of dead, weeds, and invasive plants.

Thanks to volunteers Doug Armstrong, David Brooks, Steve Poste and Peter Kedwell, these gardens, remediated with new soil and plantings, now display a much more welcoming presence to the property

TCS Chapel Choir chamber group video

Many choral videos have appeared on YouTube during COVID – after hours of technical hard work. These past two months, a group from my Chapel Choir have recorded their own voice for a ‘performance’ of Tye’s Laudate nomen Domini – a favourite at St Mark’s as well. Some faces will be familiar: Fr Don Aitchison (top right – recorded while serving with the army at a Scarborough seniors’ home), and Choral Scholars past and present: Kaylie (top row, #2), Robin (2nd row, #1), Nita (from 2019, bottom row, #3). Recordings were made throughout the world for this final result, thanks to the School’s IT expert Christian (son of Blair and Dianne McFadden).


Choral Evensong

Third Sunday after Trinity

 June 28, 2020

St Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope,


Presider: Fr Randy D. Murray,

Cantor: Ellen Torrie

Welcome and Opening Sentence


The Preces               Smith of Durham

Psalm 20                              Tone VII.5

First Lesson                Jeremiah 28.5-9

Magnificat                             Tone VII.6

    with Fauxbourdons by Healey Willan

Second Lesson         Matthew 10.40-42

Nunc Dimittis                        Tone VIII.1         

    With Fauxbourdons by Healey Willan


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.


Motet                         Tantum ergo                                     Stephanie Martin


Tantum ergo Sacramentum veneremur cernui:

Et antiquum documentum novo cedat ritui:

Præstet fides supplementum sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque laus et iubilatio,

Salus, honor, virtus quoque sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque compar sit laudatio.




Down in adoration falling, lo! the sacred Host we hail,

Lo! o’er ancient forms departing newer rites of grace prevail;

Faith for all defects supplying, where the feeble senses fail.

To the Everlasting Father, and the Son Who reigns on high

With the Holy Ghost proceeding forth from Each eternally,

Be salvation, honour, blessing, might, and endless majesty.



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.