St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

 The 5th Sunday of Advent                        29  December  2019

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

Wednesday Eucharists will resume on January 8 at St. John’s at 10:00.

Centering Prayer, cancelled on Jan. 2,  will resume on  Thursday, January 9,   3.00 in the mezzanine

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

“Light” — Ellen Torrie Sings here at  St Mark’s, Sun. Jan. 5, 4 p.m. in a celebration of Epiphany. Offering at the door

St. Mark’s 2020 Envelopes Boxes are Available at the back of the church in alphabetical order. Please remember not to use them until January. If you know of parishioners who are unable to be at church before the end of the year, could you deliver their box?   Please note: If you are on PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) and want to make added contributions at any time, use the special envelopes found on the backs of the pews, and  include your PAR number on the envelope. For more envelope information, please call Cathy Carlyle at 705-292-1285 or e-mail

Prayer Book Evensong will be led by the Cantate Singers (formerly a.k.a. the Junior Choir) on Wednesday, Jan 8th at 4:30 p.m.

PWRDF “Fill the Stable”  The stable now has a cow, 3 goats, 4 pigs and 40 chickens.  Thanks to Port Hope Scouts and the Duck family for their purchase of animals.  Another goat and 160 chickens are committed and will move in soon.  Parishioner support is greatly appreciated.

St. Mark’s FaithWorks Campaign FaithWorks is the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Since 1996 FaithWorks has provided more than $24 million to Anglican-affiliated ministries.Donations will be received until the end of this year. Thank you for your support.

   DON’T FORGET  FOOD SHARE!!!!  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.  The need is great and we have been commanded to help.  When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat. (Matthew 25:35)

Post-Christmas Cull and Sort  A main source of funds at the St. Mark’s table at our 19th annual Christmas at St. Mark’s was the large quantity of gently-used Christmas decor and the like donated by parishioners. In putting away your decorations at the end of this season, please consider donating no longer used items to our table for our November 2020 event. These donations along with other items such as preserves, scrubbies, creches, allowed us to make over $1000.00, a record in the 19 years this event has been part of our fundraising.  Donations so marked may be left in the library to the attention of Cathy Carlyle or Peter Kedwell.

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

CEFTI –  The Cotter Endowment Fund for the Incumbency will be happy to accept your donation.  CEFTI will issue a tax receipt

The Cat’s Meow:  For inclusion, contact Marion Thompson through the office or at  marionwhitevale@gmail.combefore 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.



Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the events of the last few weeks at St. Mark’s so special through the liturgies, music, outreach, food, movies, books, creches,

and preparing our space and hearts for the arrival of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, the newborn King.


 A Blessed Christmastide

 and a very Happy New Year

 to you all!

From your wardens —

Gary Potter, Marion Thompson, & Cathy Carlyle