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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The Second Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 25, 2018

  • 8:30 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist

  • 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 Jim Collins (18 February, 2018).
  • COVER ART (upper right) . The Baptism of Jesus by Castera Bazile, 1950 - details here »

  • WEDNESDAY EUCHARISTS - 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist
    In February at St. Mark's » / in March at St. John's
    Fellowship & refreshments follow. For Ash Wednesday, see top of page.
  • Saturday at St. John'sSATURDAY at ST. JOHN'S - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm. A fresh worship experience for all ages. Saturday at St. John’s will gather our community for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with a dramatic presentation of the gospel story and contemporary music. We especially want our young people to be involved. If you know a child or teenager who might wish to participate in this ministry, please be in touch with Kathy Mason at

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018 after the 10:30am Eucharist in the Parish Hall.
  • The reports of parish groups and organizations for the Vestry Annual Report are available at the back of the church.
  • The Vestry List is posted at the back of the church on the bulletin board. It contains the list of people eligible to vote at Vestry meetings in 2018.
  • Please check the list and report any discrepancies to Heather Burnet, our Parish Tribunal.
  • Nominations are now open for Deputy Peoples’ Warden, two synod representatives, and Advisory Board members. Nomination sheets are available at the back of the church.

  • THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)* is an important step in many people’s spiritual journeys and is available at any time of year. It provides the opportunity for us to name our sins, repent of them, and receive God’s absolution at the hands of a priest. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at any time of year. You may make an appointment with Fr. Jesse privately by sending him an email ( Or you may call the church office at (905) 885-2171. If you would prefer that another priest hear your confession, Fr. Jesse can help you to arrange that as well.
    • Confession is available during Lent at the following times (and by appointment):
      • Every Sunday during Lent from 9:30-10:00 AM
      • Wednesday in Holy Week - 6:30-7:00 PM
      • Maundy Thursday - 6:30-7:00 PM
      • Good Friday - 9:30-10:00 AM
    • Remember that the seal of the confessional is absolute. The contents of your confession will never be revealed to anyone for any reason, nor will the priest make mention of them in future conversation with you. * There is a Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the back of the church.
  • ON THE COVER - Artwork in Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Port au Prince, Haiti -- mostly destroyed by earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. Castera Bazile painted this section celebrating Christ's baptism. Attempts are underway to retain as many sections of the damaged murals as possible, so that reconstruction attempts can eventually begin, when appropriate and when funding has been secured. The entire cathedral interior was covered with murals painted by Haitian artists during the period from 1950-1951.

    The Baptism of Jesus by Castera Bazile, 1950
  • 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 February 18: Monday - Genesis 16.1-15, Tuesday - Genesis 17.1-16, Wednesday - Genesis 17.17–18.15, Thursday - Genesis 18.16-33, Friday - Psalm 22.1-15, Saturday - Psalm 22.16-31, Sunday - Romans 4.1-25
    • 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.
  • Province of Central AfricaFROM THE WIDER CHURCH AND THE WORLD - Today we pray for theAnglican Church of the Province of Central Africa. It is comprised of four countries, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with a total population of about 32 million, slightly less than Canada’s 36 million. The first Anglican missionary arrived with David Livingstone in 1861. Archbishop Alberta Chama’s task is a difficult one as he seeks to bring peace and hope to the people of Zambia and Botswana who suffer when rapid industrialization meets underdevelopment, the people of Malawi, where 30% of the adult male population are away as migrant workers in other countries, and the people of Zimbabwe caught up in the ongoing struggles following independence.


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