St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost                                  4 October 2020

St. Francis of Assisi


October 4:  The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Anna Lyn Baxter, Adrian Smith, Valerie Smith, Audrey & Hamilton Smith, and John Leyerle from Stephen Smith



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

Jeremiah 22: 13-6;   Psalm 148;  Galatians 6: 14-18;  Matthew 11: 25-28



 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 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.



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


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


These are available on the back shelf as follows:

Port Hope: Lawson (x2), Potter, Roe, Rowland and West

Cobourg: Bogyay, Delaney, deVisser, Donaldson, Fullerton

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

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

Internet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.


This notice can now be found in most French churches:

En entrant dans cette église, il est possible que vous entendiez l’appel de Dieu. Par contre, il n’est pas susceptible de vous contacter par téléphone. Merci d’avoir éteint votre téléphone. Si vous souhaitez parler à Dieu, entrez, choisissez un endroit tranquille et parle lui. Si vous souhaitez le voir, envoyez-lui un SMS en conduisant.

Translation: It is possible that on entering this church, you may hear the Call of God. On the other hand, it is not likely that he will contact you by phone. Thank you for turning off your phone. If you would like to talk to God, come in, choose a quiet place, and talk to him. If you would like to see him, send him a text while driving.