St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

8th Sunday after the Epiphany                 3 March 2019

Ash Wednesday: March 6 Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes. 10.00 am at St. John’s, 5.15 pm at St. Mark’s(note time change at St Mark’s).

 Next Sunday: First Sunday in Lent. Said Eucharist at 8:00. Litany & Eucharist at 10:30.

 Morning Prayer–Thursday and Friday, 9.30 in the rectory.

Centering Prayer–Every Thursday at 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Eucharist & Potluck: March 27 5:15 pm. Feast of St Joseph.

Wednesday Eucharist this week at St. Mark’s on February 27, 10.00 a.m.. In March at St. John’s, Pine St.

Five Minutes Monthly: Sunday March 24 following 10:30 Eucharist

Taizé Prayer with Eucharist: A possibility for Sunday April 7. Share your thoughts with Randy+.

The Angelus: Starting next Sunday those who wish to say the Angelus together are invited to gather at the back of the church, following the postlude. The Angelus is a set of versicles and responses, accompanied by the ringing of a bell, based on Luke 1.26-38. It is traditionally said three times daily: morning, noon, and evening, as a memorial of Jesus’ Incarnation. It takes about three minutes. Speak to Randy+ for more information.

Stations of the Cross: If you are interested in saying the Stations of the Cross a couple of times during Lent, speak to Randy+. This would probably be held on Friday evening.  

Lenten Activities at St. Paul’s Brighton: You are invited to attend Lenten activities and study groups. See posters in parish hall.

No Evensong on March 5

Wednesday Eucharists in March are at St John’s Pine St. 10 a.m.

Flowers this week are given to the Glory of God and in memory of deceased members of the choir by Randy Mills.

Our organist for the Prelude and Postlude this morning is Edward Li, one of our Choral Scholars. Edward is in gr 11 at TCS and lives in Montreal. The TCS singers will be away on their March Break until March 31.

St Mark’s Chimers: our choir girls have been working hard, and should start using the chimes on Sundays in Lent.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR:  St. Mark’s Marchers represented us with distinction, raising $3,603 for Green Wood Coalition.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner  March 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. $8.00. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who are able to help with this event.

In the Parish Hall, Wilhelmina Kennedy has replaced her rendition of The Four Evangelists with an evocative fabric expression of the season of Lent. Thank you Wilhelmina, for sharing your talent with us.

The Housing Crisis – A Way Forward? A public engagement event Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St Thomas’ Anglican Church Parish Hall, 16 Centre Street Millbrook, ON Lunch (with vegan and gluten-free options) is included.There is no charge for the event – but advance registration is required.Please refer to Poster on Bulletin Boards for further information.

The next Greenwood dinner is on Wednesday March 20. The menu will be pasta with salads and desserts. Sign up sheet is on the notice board at the back of the church.

Tuesday Tea & Theology: hosted by Patrick Gray will meet on March 26 at 3 p.m. We’ll discuss Martin Luther by Eric Metaxis. The book is available at Furby House Books.

Happening today: The massed Choral Hymn Festival this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Cobourg.

Cinema St. Mark–A new series of films begins March 22 at 7.30 in the mezzanine.

March 22–Le Quattro Volte (2011). dir., Michelangelo Frammartino. A serene and silent film, its visuals cover the animal, vegetable and mineral stages of life in a small corner of southern Italy. Our thoughts and musings supply the fourth stage. The title can be translated as “The Four Realms.” But the four realms of what? It doesn’t say. Perhaps the four realms of everything that is.

March 29–Breaking the Waves (1996). dir., Lars von Trier. Emotionally and spiritually challenging, newly married Bess is a simple woman who sacrifices herself to sexual brutality to save the life of the man she loves. A sinner? The grim elders of her church think so. But Bess is the kind of person Jesus was thinking of when he suffered the little children to come unto him.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS: Don’t forget our neighbours! Thank you to all who give regularly and place non-perishable items in the basket inside the church entrance. Cereal (hot and cold), pasta sauce, canned goods, peanut butter, Kraft Dinner, Ensure, pet food, etc., are always welcome. Personal care items are needed: toilet tissue; diapers; shampoo; toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Maitrise des Hauts de France Boys Choir, Lille, France will perform in St Mark’s on Thurs. July 25 (we host them for 2 nights: July 24 & 25). Be sure to mark your calendars.

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.