St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope

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Questions about the parish library? Contact Fr. Stanley Isherwood, parish librarian.

The St John’s Book Club members select three books during the year. Each book is discussed over two Sunday mornings between services in the Noah’s Ark room. We presently have 12 people and welcome new members.

NEXT MEETINGS: The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

SUNDAY, MAY 28 & JUNE 4, 2017 - Described as fast moving and compelling, it casts a satirical eye on people who have turned their backs on undocumented refugees struggling to survive in a nation that does not want them. Hill’s depiction of life on the borderlands of society urges us to consider the plight of the unseen and the forgotten who live among us (Excerpt from Publisher). In the Noah's Ark Room between services.

This is a list of the books we have read and discussed.

"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai
& Christina Lamb
Winter 2017
The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe
Fall 2016
Indian Horse
Richard Wagamese
Claudia D
Spring 2016
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer
Marion H
Winter 2016
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
Sally R
Fall 2015
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
Carol J
Spring 2015
The Nine Taylors
Dorothy Sayers
Heather B
Winter 2015
Where is God when it Hurts
Philip Yancey
Stanley I
Fall 2014
Keeping Faith
Jodi Picoult
Catherine L
Spring 2014
And Then There Were Nuns
Jane Christmas
Marilyn J
Winter 2014
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Diane F
Fall 2013
A Beautiful Mystery
Louise Penny
Sally R
Spring 2013
Kisses for Katie
Katie J Davis
Monica M
Winter 2013
A Year of Living Biblically
AJ Jacobs
Marion H
Fall 2012
St John's Spiritual Development Committee will once again be hosting Lenten Day as a Deanery-wide event as we did successfully this year and last. Lenten Day date will be March 25, 2017. Our Speaker will be Suzanne Lawson.
A number of books have been recently added to our Library, some of them by Canadian authors. They sit on the top of the book case, really wishing to go home with you! Have you ever tried rewriting parts of Scripture with your own words and images? James Taylor does that in Everyday Psalms. Psalm 103 - "My heart races; blood rushes to my face. I feel myself glowing for the goodness of God." Reading these Psalms gives new insight into old treasures. In Taking Risks and Keeping Faith, John Bothwell offers this definition of worship: Worship, at its best, "is a meeting of pilgrims, to celebrate victories, to confess mistakes, to focus loyalties, to receive instruction, and to rekindle hope and spirit." Does that work for you? These and other books are there for you. How about borrowing one or two for summer reading?. See Library page here »


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 »