St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity                          5  July 2020



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

June 28:  In memory of Stanley and Emily Cooke and Walter and Rose Symonds from Pat and Dick Symonds

This Week’s Readings

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

Genesis 24:34-38, 2-49, 58-67; Psalm 45; Romans 7: 15-25a; Matthew 11; 16-19, 25-30

Choral Evensong

Sunday, July 5, 2020:

This week’s service leaflet link is below.

This week, two of our singers have joined us after a first year at university: officiant Siân (Queen’s) and Margaret (Trent). Margaret’s sister Elizabeth joins the singers, and their mom Catherine Hazlitt is the reader. The Prelude and Postlude honour July 4, with music by two important US composers and church musicians: Paul Manz (Chicago) and Richard Purvis (Grace Cathedral, San Francisco). Thank you, one and all, for your participation!

We have been informed of the death of  Marguerite Dorrity of Cobourg and St. Peter’s in the early hours of July 3, at Northumberland Hills Hospital. She and her husband, the Rev. Don Dorrity, had been long-time members and supporters of St. Mark’s.   Marguerite was a Friend of St Mark’s and a member of St. Mark’s Heritage Foundation.  Her daughter from Buffalo had been in 14-day quarantine to be with her at this time.


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 (Lawson) who has been moved to the Neurology Unit in Kingston from Belleville Hospital. 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
 We have received 20 pages of guidelines and protocols to absorb and adhere to if we are to safely open our buildings by stages.

We will have more to say on this in the next issue of The Cat’s Meow when we’ve had a chance to get our bearings.

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?     


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.

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. 

Choral Evensong

Fourth Sunday after Trinity within the Octave of the Apostles

July 5, 2020

St Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

Cantors: Sian (officiant), Elizabeth and Margaret.

Catherine Hazlitt, reader

Prelude:       Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier Dearest Jesus, we are here   Paul Manz

Welcome and Opening Sentence

The Preces                  Smith of Durham

Psalm 29                            Tone VIII.1

First Lesson                 2 Kings 22.14-20

Magnificat                             Tone V.3

        with Fauxbourdons by Healey Willan

Second Lesson              John 14.15-31

Nunc Dimittis                          Tone II.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.

Closing prayers

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of theHoly Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


Postlude:       Liebster Jesu         Richard Purvis