St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope

The First Sunday in Advent (B)                                 29 November 2020

Christmas Services

Dec 24 @ 4 pm Community Christmas service All families and children welcome. Special guests.

Dec 24  @ 8 pm  Nativity Story and Holy Communion with Organ

Dec 25 @ 10 am  Christmas  Communion outside the Parish Hall side deck

Dec 27 @ 10:30 am First Sunday after Christmas ‘on the Feast of Stephen’

Reservations are required for all services.  Information to follow.


November 29: The flowers at the lectern are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Jessie and William Walkingshaw, Audrey and James Latham by Frank and Jill Walkingshaw.


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


Isaiah 64:1-9;   Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19;

I Corinthians 1:3-9;   Mark 13: 24-37



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 all in any kind of need. 

For Gail Rowe and her family, Gail Varey and Terry Moore.

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.

Do you have memories of the years when people would bring a gift, often food or mittens, to church on the Third Sunday of Advent? The ‘Joy’ of Giving — a day when we would wrap our gifts in white tissue paper and offer them to the church for distribution to the needy. The packaging of traditions can change but the intent remains the same. On December 13th how about making that extra effort to bring a food or monetary or necessity donation to church with you? Place it in our Fare Share hamper, Chapel or Main entrance, and offer thanks to the Lord that we have enough of our own bounty to share with others. (Cheques should be made out to St. Mark’s with Fare Share on the memo line and placed in the offering plates as you enter or exit the church, or deposited in the parish hall post box.) God Bless!


 St. Mark’s Cookie Sale

Place your order by

December 5th with payment.

Orders min $10 will be delivered

In Port Hope December 12th or 13th.

All proceeds to St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Port Hope.

Thanks for your support.


See below for link to Sunday’s service on line from St. John’s:



This year’s calendar features not one, but two, photos taken by Anne Oram.  One of our own St. Mark’s Church and the other of St. Paul’s, Perrytown!

Avoid disappointment.  Buy your calendar early!  Still $5 – still a bargain!


Thurs., Dec 3 7 p.m. on: A Chat with our Area Bishop, + Riscylla Shaw.  ZOOM link will be supplied shortly.


Robert Smith has set up a GoFundMe account for neighbours whose home burned on November 1st.The goal is $15,000 to help them rebuild.  Any and all help will be welcome (no clothes, thank you).  For more information, please contact Robert at 289-251-6886 and his email is

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.