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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Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 19, 2017

  • 8:30 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • PRESIDING CELEBRANT & HOMILIST: The Rev’d Jesse Parker
    • JAM and KIDS’ CLUB (Sunday School) meet Sundays for worship and learning. Children should go directly to the parish hall at 10:30. 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.
    • THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of the Loved Ones in the Eden and Holton Families (19 November 2017).
    • THE CHAPEL FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of the families of Kenneth E. Lees, William Stark, Delia Warren and the deceased members of the Lis & Cachia families (19 November 2017).
  • 12:30 pm - CHRISTMAS STORY REHEARSALS weekly on Sundays. Be a part of the greatest story every told! See details here »

  • WEDNESDAY EUCHARISTS - 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist
    in November at St. John's / In December at St. Mark's »
    Fellowship & refreshments follow.
  • THE CHOIR - The ladies’ choir will rehearse on Wednesday November 22 at 7:30 pm. No Thursday choir rehearsal this week.
  • NEXT SUNDAY, November 26, 2017 - The Feast of Christ the King 8:30 am - Said Eucharist / 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist

  • JOIN OTHER PARISHIONERS IN DAILY BIBLE READING! Online bible verse sites: NRSV here » / many versions here » or here » / compare verses between versions here »
    • Week of November 13: Monday - Matthew 23.23-39, Tuesday - Micah 1.1-16, Wednesday - Micah 2.1-13, Thursday - Micah 3.1-12, Friday - Micah 4.1-5.1, Saturday - Revelation 14.6-20, Sunday - Matthew 24.1-22
    • Week of November 20: Monday - 1 Thess. 4.13–5.12, Tuesday - Isaiah 21.1-17, Wednesday - Zephaniah 1.1-18, Thursday - Zephaniah 2.1-15, Friday - Zephaniah 3.1-20, Saturday - Psalm 99.1–100.5, Sunday - Matthew 25.31-46
  • ON THE BULLETIN COVER (above) - Swiss artist Eugene Burnand did not like the religious illustrations that he was familiar with, and felt he could make an important contribution to religious art by providing illustrations for religious texts that depicted scenes from real life to reinforce the everyday relevance of the stories and messages. As an artist of realism he used places and characters he knew with the right atmosphere to illustrate the texts without symbolism. Burnand was best known amongst the general public for "Les Paraboles".

    There were 84 pictures in all and he used a unique personal method to produce them. The foundation or base consisted of a Conté crayon drawing with strongly applied charcoal. He then went over this framework with a colour wash, with Indian ink, with gouache and then heightened the whole with red chalk and some added tones of red or yellow coloured pencils. Only a small number were printed in colour.

    The Parable of the Talents - Eugene Burnand, 1908.


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

Visit St John's Port Hope YouTube Channel here »

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.

Photograph of a billboard in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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
Phone: 905-885-2171 • Fax: 905-885-7592 • stjohns@stjohnschurchph.calocation map here »