St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                     9 August 2020

Flowers this week

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

August 9:  In memory of Ian, Alma, Rex, Euna, Keith and Mary Montizambert and (Anthony) Tony Beale from Anne Beale.

This Week’s Readings

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

Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28;  Psalm 105:    1-6, 16-22, 45b;  Romans 10: 5-15; Matthew 14: 22-33



 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) and for her family.  She is in rehab in Belleville Hospital.  Please continue to pray for her and send a card to: 30C Union Rd, R R # 7 Belleville ON K8N4Z7

For Ken West who had aortic heart surgery is now home and for Sue and his family;

For John Geale, whose surgery has been postponed.

 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 the repose of the soul of Mary Anne Theresa Butler, mother of Anne Butler, in Cobourg at 69 years of age

 For those who mourn.

 Let us have names by next Friday and they will be included in the next issue.


The College of Bishops has determined that for parishes who wish to reopen for corporate worship, Sunday September 13 will be the target date. They also stated they will rescind this decision if necessary.

There is much to be done in preparation for the reopening as we prepare for the changes and protocols we will experience when we reopen.  Fr. William is meeting with the Ad Hoc Committee to develop a plan of action.

Stay Safe. Stay the course. Better times are coming.


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?     


Please remember to keep up with your givings over the summer and, if at possible, can you change to the automatic PAR (Pre-authorized Remittance).  So easy to do, so easy to change if you wish to, and it helps us by ensuring a steady revenue stream.

 St. Mark’s Country BBQ

At Steve Poste’s Property

Monday, 3 August

It was a wonderful get-together on a lovely sunny day.  More than 40 people came and were pleased to meet our new priest, William Roberts and his lovely wife, Eileen.  Great food, great company, and a good financial boost for the Cantate Singers (a.k.a. the Junior Choir)

 Peter Kedwell, David and Liz Brooks have been busy sprucing up the back porch of the rectory.  The BBQ has been cleaned and hooked up to its gas supply. The ceiling and floor have been power washed and the floor has been painted.  What a difference!

PWRDF’s Statement on Explosion in Beirut

August 5, 2020 – By Mike Ziemerink

PWRDF expresses our shock and deep concern for the all of the victims affected by the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon yesterday. We stand in solidarity with all of the people of Lebanon, and we pray for all who are responding to this disaster with compassion and care. We mourn for the victims and pray for their families. As first responders dig through the rubble and as fires continue to burn, we have reached out to our partner in the region, the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC). MECC has responded with thanks for the expression of solidarity and the prayers, and shared that what has happened in Beirut cannot be expressed in words. Many are still missing and many will die due to critical injuries sustained in the blast. Tens of thousands have lost their properties, and hospitals, schools, universities and clinics have been badly damaged. It is even more trauma for people to absorb in the midst of many economic and political challenges, in addition to the impact of COVID-19. We have also been in touch with the ACT Alliance as one of their member organizations, and they in turn are in touch with their implementing members on the ground in Lebanon to determine how best to respond. Lebanon is the country hosting the largest number of refugees per capita, and is part of the ACT Alliance regional appeal covering Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. PWRDF is a regular contributor to these appeals.

How You Can Help

 PWRDF is accepting donations to provide assistance to the victims of the explosion. Please visit our online donation page at  and make your gift in Emergency Response, indicating Beirut explosion in the message box. Call 1-866-308-7973 toll-free (please leave a message and we will return your call), or 416-822-9083 to speak immediately with someone who can process your donation over the phone. Write Beirut explosion in the memo field of your cheque and mail to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2. Please pray for all who have been affected by this disaster, for our partners in the region as they work to save lives and care for the injured, and for those who have died.