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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Sunday, May 27, 2018

  • 8:30 am - SAID EUCHARIST
  • 10:30 am - SUNG EUCHARIST
    • KIDS’ CLUB and JAM (Sunday School and youth) meet Sundays for worship and learning. All children are welcome to join them in 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.
    • THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of W.H.P. & Grace Jarvis (20 May 2018).
    • THE CHAPEL FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Cyril Knowlton Nash (20 May 2018).
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  • WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK - May 23 @ 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist
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    Fellowship & refreshments follow.
  • CHOIR - There will be no choir rehearsal this week.
  • Saturday @ St JohnsSATURDAY @ ST JOHN'S - May 26 at 5:00 pm. A fresh worship experience for all ages. Saturday at St. John’s gathers our community for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist (with a dramatic presentation of the gospel story and contemporary music), followed by a meal. We especially want our young people to be involved. Rehearsals on May 5, 12, and 19 at 5:00 pm in the church. If you know a child or teenager who might wish to participate in this ministry, please be in touch with Fr. Jesse at
  • ARCHBISHOP COLIN JOHNSON AT ST JOHN'S - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 - Mark you calendars for Sunday, June 3. Archbishop Colin Johnson will be presiding and preaching at our 10:30 am Eucharist. As you know, the Archbishop is retiring at the end of 2018. This will be his last visit to St. John’s as Bishop of Toronto. We will have a special coffee hour after the service to celebrate the Archbishop’s ministry and to raise funds for FaithWorks. Visit FaithWorks webpage »

  • 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 May 14: Monday - Proverbs 31.10-31, Tuesday - Genesis 11.1-9, Wednesday - Psalm 103.1-22, Thursday - Exodus 19.3-25, Friday - Ezekiel 34.1-14, Saturday - John 15.26–16.15, Sunday - Acts 2.1-21
    • The Week of May 21: Monday - Romans 8.1-17, Tuesday - Romans 8.18-39, Wednesday - Isaiah 6.1-13, Thursday - John 3.1-13, Friday - John 5.1-18, Saturday - John 5.19-47, Sunday - Psalm 29.1-11
    • 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.
  • Sunday of the PassionFROM THE WIDER CHURCH AND THE WORLDToday in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are invited to prayerfully lift up the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado and its bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Robert O’Neill. The Episcopal Church in Colorado is made up of 107 worshiping communities and diocesan institutions. It has approximately 30,000 active members and is growing strong.

    The diocesan website describes their mission in the following way: We are followers of Jesus in a complex world where we explore the truth of our faith in community. We are followers of Jesus in our lives, every day. We are here to bring the Kingdom of God to the complex, ambiguous, volatile, uncertain world of the 21st century. From all of our different places on the spiritual path, we look for common ground. We are open and welcoming to difference in all its beautiful manifestations and stand, as Jesus would, with the world. We use discipleship, servanthood, and proclamation as our way. Being Episcopalian means being involved. It does not mean we need to agree or be perfect. In the words of our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, “We are part of the Jesus Movement, and he has summoned us to make disciples and followers of all nations and transform this world by the power of the Good News, the gospel of Jesus. I don’t care who you are, how the Lord has made you, what the world has to say about you, if you’ve been baptized into Jesus you’re in the Jesus Movement and you’re God’s.”
  • Sunday of the PassionON THE COVER (May 20): Jesus Mafa is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings. The exuberant expression of joy in this depiction represents the Acts story, including Mary and the women mentioned in Acts, Chapter 1. Pentecost was originally an ancient Hebrew time of thanksgiving celebration for the first grain harvest, as recorded in Leviticus. The new significance given to this day by the gospel writers and early Christians extends that joyful expression to the new "filling up" by the Holy Spirit.


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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 »