St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope

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We are a Christian community dedicated knowing God's love in our lives through worship, learning, and caring for others.




We are working on updating our Parish List address changes, please let the church office know either by email at by using the Information attached to the weekly Sunday leaflet (see below, right) or call the Parish Office at 905-885-2171.

We have a small number of St. John’s members who cannot get to the services or events because they have no means of transport. One of our objectives, arising out of the visioning process we went through, was to develop an organization to assist those members. First step is to find some people willing to offer drives, on occasion, to someone who needs help to get to church. If you feel that you are in a position to help out in this way, please talk to Keith Pickett at 905-885-2803 or email

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Harvest Thanksgiving &
Fresh Food Drive

Sunday, September 30, 2018

  • 8:30 am - SAID EUCHARIST
  • 10:30 am - SUNG EUCHARIST
    • St. John’s will celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday, September 30, one week before national Thanksgiving. We will be collecting donations of fresh produce for Fare Share food bank. If you are able, please consider making a donation of food, which may be delivered to the church any time between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 27, Friday, September 28, or Saturday, September 29 . We will also accept food donations on September 30.
    • KIDS’ CLUB and JAM (Sunday School and youth) program of worship and learning - All children should go directly to the parish hall at 10:30 AM. Visit Kids Club/Jam on Facebook here »
    • COMFORT ROOM - There is a comfort room at the bottom of the stairs for any children who need a break or diaper change during the service.
    • READINGS: Preview this week's scripture readings and propers online - here »
    • THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mackenzie Holton (23 September 2018).
    • THE CHAPEL FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Lillian J. Anderson (23 September 2018).
  • CONTACT & LOCATION: St John the Evangelist, Port Hope
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  • Anglican Cycle of PrayersWEDNESDAY SERVICE @ 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist in September at St. John's / in October at St. Mark's » / Fellowship & refreshments follow.
  • SIDESPERSONS - We are in need of two sidespersons for the 10:30 service. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please call Steve Sanders at 905-376-3202.
  • MORNING PRAYER at St. John's - Start your day praying in common with Christians and the Church worldwide, using a variety of orders of service suited to personal and group prayer. Thursday mornings 8:00-8:45 am - see here »

  • JOIN OTHER PARISHIONERS IN DAILY BIBLE READING! Online bible verse sites: NRSV here » / many versions here » or here » / compare verses between versions here »
    • The Week of September 24: Monday - James 5.7-20, Tuesday - Psalm 123.1–124.8, Wednesday - Numbers 11.21-35, Thursday - Nehemiah 5.1-19, Friday - Revelation 12.1-18, Saturday - Daniel 10.4–11.2a, Sunday - Daniel 12.1-13
    • Start your day with The Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trinity, Brompton in London, England, pioneer of the Alpha Course. Just search Bible in One Year in the AppStore or on Google play. No smartphone or tablet? No problem! Just visit to see the day’s readings and reflections, or sign up to receive them by daily email.

FROM SUNDAY BULLETIN September 30, 2018
Anglican Cycle of Prayers

    In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer today we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania and its recently elected archbishop, the Right Rev’d Maimbo Mndolwa.
  • This province of the Anglican Communion consists of 28 dioceses (27 on the Tanzanian mainland, and 1 on Zanzibar). While mainland Tanzania was largely under the influence of evangelical missionary societies, Zanzibar was evangelised by anglo-catholic missionaries, and represented a far more high church form of Anglicanism.

    In his address at his enthronement, Archbishop Mndolwa paid tribute to the work of his predecessors particularly for their work in improving health and education and fighting corruption. “But now,” he said, in reference to his relative youth as a primate and bringing cheers from some of the congregation, “the young people are taking over”. He recalled the story of how, when King David was first chosen by the Israelites, others tried to get him to wear special robes. And he had refused. “I am Maimbo,” the Archbishop said. “Don’t compare me. Don’t give me their shoes to wear, they are not my size. I will do the work that God gives me to do.”

    Today, there are at least 2,500,000 Anglicans out of an estimated population of 34,500,000 in Tanzania.

  • Anglican Cycle of PrayersTHE ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER also provides a calendar of daily resources to support the Anglican and Episcopalian family of churches in over 165 countries throughout the world - it is published on the website of the worldwide Anglican Communion Office in London, UK - see here »
  • Sunday BulletinON THE COVER (September 23 - Christ Blessing the Children, Nicolaes Maes, National Gallery, London

    Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, fathers blessed their children. From Noah blessing Shem and Japheth, to Abraham blessing Isaac, Isaac blessing Jacob, and Jacob blessing his sons, who became the fathers of the 12 tribes of Israel – these types of spiritual blessings were very important in the Jewish culture.
  • It was a tradition at the time of Jesus, that fathers would bring their children to the local synagogue, where the elders would join the father in a prayer of blessing. The traditional prayer for the child was that they would be “famous in the Law, faithful in marriage, and abundant in good works.” The father would lay his hands on the child’s head. The elders of the synagogue would surround them and bless the child. It was a special event in the local community.
  • Now, people were bringing their children to Jesus, which seems to be consistent with this kind of blessing.There is an interesting contrast to be found in this story, that Jesus touched the children when he blessed them, because that is something the scribes and Pharisees never did. They made it a point not to touch people at all because they believed that would defile them – religiously speaking. Jesus never held himself back from people that way.
  • Copyright Source: see here » Copyright Permission: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License. Attribution: Maes, Nicolaes. Christ Blessing the Children, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. link: see here » [retrieved September 18, 2018]. Original source: See here ».



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Baptisms and Weddings are scheduled by appointment with the Incumbent. They are celebrated in accordance with the guidelines of the Anglican Church of Canada. Call the office 905-885-2171 or email the rector »
Interested in joining? Contact the Parish Office for information: 905-885-2171 or email »
Presentation of the Gifts (the bread and the wine) at Sunday 10:30 a.m. service is now separate from the Coffee Hour Ministry, which is being looked after by volunteer teams. If you would like to be a presenter of the gifts, please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church or give your name to a Chancel Guild member.
JAM (Jesus and Me) young people meet regularly - see here »
… The Bible contains these words, reminding us to pray for one another not only in difficult times but as a regular part of our spiritual practices. On Sunday mornings, we have begun praying our way through the Parish List, as a way to hold one another up before God in prayer and remind ourselves that we are connected to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
The St John's Memorial Cross is given to the glory of God and in loving memory of ... link »
AT THE OUTDOOR SERVICE JUNE 22, 2014 - JAM Youth Group Sermon

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The Pharisees asked Jesus, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus responded, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Anglicans practically have these words of Jesus in our DNA, they form what we call the “Summary of the Law,” and are read at the beginning of every celebration of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer. They might seem simple, but following these commandments is the work of a lifetime. It is appropriate that we hear them so often in our worship, as they are the very ground of the Christian life.

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LET US PRAY! Our Parish has formed a Prayer Chain
An Intercessory Prayer Chain is a group of people that has been called to the ministry of praying for others on an ongoing basis. They have committed themselves to pray regularly, confidentially and individually, for the people and concerns that are requested of them. They form part of a chain through which God's love flows, and they circulate prayer requests and results among themselves via a communications chain. Anyone who wishes to hold up a person in prayer must have that persons’ permission to do so. Your contact for prayer requests is Jackie Brimblecombe at: 905-885- 0218. Praying for others is a privilege and a gift to each one held up in prayer. I encourage everyone to take full advantage of this new ministry in our midst.- Deacon Sheila Archer

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St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church • 33 Pine Street North • Port Hope, Ontario, Canada L1A 3G5
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