St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The 5th Sunday after Epiphany                    9 February 2020

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Evelyn Cotter, Douglas Cowling and Margaret Baily by Fr. Graham Cotter.

Service Music. A new music card containing both words and music is available this morning. The words to the Glory to God and Holy, Holy, Holy are those found in the BAS. Words to Lamb of God are on p. 226, under Anthems. Your comments are welcome.

Anointing for Healing is available TODAY, following the 8.00 eucharist, and during communion at 10.30. Both in the Lady Chapel.

You are welcome to join us for the Angelus following the postlude at 10:30 Icon table at the back.

Servers Meeting: There will be a short meeting for altar servers early in March. Date to be announced.

Prayer Book Evensong is led by the Cantate Singers on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday Eucharists in February are here at St. Mark’s at 10 a.m..

Five Minutes Monthly meets TODAY following the 10.30 eucharist. Bring today’s bulletin with you along with any others you’d like to talk about. You may also wish to talk about the sermon.  That’s OK, too.

Annual VESTRY  Meeting Sunday, Feb. 23rd

Following the 10:30 eucharist

Please get your reports in to Marion Thompson before Feb 16.  It takes time to produce the book!

 Prayer List– in the red binder, rear of church.

 Eucharist & Pot Luck, This Wednesday, Feb 12 at 5.15 pm Sign up today, rear bulletin board.

Signs of Life. This Lenten Program sponsored by the Society of St. John the Evangelist and The Virginia Theological Seminary will focus on four themes: Light, Water, Food, and Shelter. Join the Brothers of SSJE in exploring these signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship.

This free 5-week offering, comprised of a weekly 15-minute video and questions for reflection and discussion, encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.

Go to subscribe. See me if you are interested in a Sunday, weekday, or evening discussion group. If you do not have access to a computer, it may be possible to both view the video and have a discussion at the same session. RM+

The LENT Jacob’s Ladder is targeted for distribution on  the first Sunday of LENT, March 1.  Please have articles and photos to Dorothy Geale by Ash Wednesday, February 26.

Pancake Dinner – February 25  5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $8.00 per person. If you are able to work at this event, please sign up on the sheet at the back of the Church.  If you are unable to work, we look forward to serving you.

Centering Prayer is held on Thursdays   at 3.00 in the mezzanine.

Tuesday, Tea, and Theology Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 – 4:30, upstairs in the parish hall

  •  Feb. 18     Williams, Jane,  The Merciful Humility of God

 Coldest Night of the Year  Our annual fund raising walk for the Green Wood Coalition takes place on Feb. 22. Please consider joining our team or donating. Follow the steps below

  1. Go to
  2. Click on donate
  3. In SEARCH box, St Marks Marchers
  4. Click arrow after an individual’s name!
  5. Type message of support or amount.

 CEFTI –  The Cotter Endowment Fund for the Incumbency will be happy to accept your donation.  CEFTI will issue a tax receipt.  Please make your cheque payable to CEFTI, not St. Mark’s.


A sign-up sheet for Sunday snacks (February-May)  is posted in the hallway to the parish hall.

Please help support our fellowship that follows the10:30 am service.  Cash donations or food are welcome.

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

 Internet Services

Provided pro bono to St. Mark’s by:

Jim Corkery at Corkery + Co.