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St. Mark’s Wardens – A Message of Thanks

Thank you to everyone who is pitching in to keep our community worship and support strong during this time, and especially to our Rector, Tim.

We appreciate the support of the Diocese and the Anglican Church of Canada for the prayers and other resources they are offering to parishes. Neil, Christine, Brenda, Sharon

Office Closed

Although St. Mark’s is doing our part by being closed during the covid-19 outbreak, we are still here for our community. Please keep in touch with us and please let us know if you need anything.

You can reach us via email at office@stmarks.on.ca or call us at (519) 752-6451. Both our email and phone numbers are monitored hourly.

Note that the meetings, events and worship services may not take place, depending on the situation around the corona virus in our region. For the most up-to-date information, visit our COVID-19 information page.

Click this link to participate in our recorded online worship services.

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Live Lent: Care for God’s Creation

This Lent, we hope both adults and children might engage in God’s plea for us to “Care for Creation”. It is an opportunity for us to rebuild our relationship with our planet, and in turn with the God who is Lord of everything. Click here to receive Daily Email Lent Reflections

LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis […]

A Lent Scripture Resource

The commentary, Questions & Prayers in this document were composed and written by: The Reverend Christopher L. Travers copyright 2016. We encourage you to read the Word and pray regularly, especially during Lent. Printed copies of this document are also available on the table at the back of the church. A guide for individual study can be found here.

Easter Flowers

As part of our Easter celebration, we invite you to use one of the envelopes in the pews marked Easter Flowers to give thanks or to remember your loved ones by adding flowers to our Easter Garden. Completed envelopes may be placed on the collection plate. All are encouraged to take plants to shut-ins from our beautiful garden on Easter 2 (April 19). See Anne Walker or Mary Ogilvie for more details.

Messy Church

Friday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m. – note the time change

The theme for our next Messy Church is “What’s So  Good About Good Friday?” Our congregation is invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. informal Good Friday gathering in St. Mark’s Hall  (in lieu of an evening Messy Church). The program that morning consists of breakfast with hot cross buns, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. There will be a group craft for all ages using […]

Readers Needed

12 readers are needed for our Good Friday (April 10) Way of the Cross service at 2:00 p.m., based on the Stations of the Cross. The signup sheet is on the Information Table.

Signs of Life Lenten Study Group

This Lent, St. Mark’s invites you to explore five symbols – light, water, food, shelter, and community – with the help of a program entitled Signs of Life. Signs of Life is a five-week offering and explores the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, as well as the art and architecture of our sacred spaces. St. Mark’s will be hosting a conversation on the symbols each Wednesday evening from March 4th to April 1st […]

Life in the Eucharist Classes

Life In the Eucharist Classes are for children ages 7-10 and will be held on Saturday, March 7th & Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Tim and Pat McMillan. These two classes are designed to give participants a more hands-on look at the meaning of Baptism and receiving The Eucharist in our relationship with God. Certificates will be presented to children attending, at the Maundy Thursday service on April 9th at 7:00 […]

Flower and Candle Charts

The signup sheets for altar flowers and the sanctuary candle for 2020 are now available in the black binder on the Information Table. Please feel free to signup for any available week and remember to include your telephone […]

Delivery Team

We currently have a group of parishioners who deliver parish newsletters to members of our parish. In the Fall, we plan to have an additional information package to send out and could use a few extra people on this team. If you are able to help, speak with Anne Walker after church.

Refugee Family Update

The Bhebhe family is doing well & were very grateful for our Christmas gift ($50 gift card) for each of them.  Michael & Thando have both started soccer.  Thanks to David Dean & Laurie Murray for providing rides. Michael (age 13) is in Grade 8 at Central & doing well; Thando (age 18) starts a semester at Pauline Johnson later this month. He also just got a part-time job at Habitat for Humanity & has also […]

Daily Bread Volunteers Needed

The Daily Bread Dinners volunteers gather each Wednesday in the lower level kitchen/hall of Grace Anglican Church. Together, the aim is to provide nutritious, appealing and cost-efficient dinners in a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and friendly environment. The diverse, and often vulnerable clients, come from different walks of life. Last year, we served over 5,500 dinners. As volunteers, we appreciate the relationships and friendships that form as we work together to achieve our goal. Please contact Lil […]

Pray for the Amazon

Please pray for the Diocese of Amazonia and all of Brazil as the ongoing fires in the Amazon threaten the rainforest and many lives, especially the indigenous people of that area.

A Special Message from Bishop Marinez ~
We face the worst wave of fires in seven years; For two weeks, forests and jungles have been burning in flames in the northern states, spanning Acre, Para, Amapá, Amazonas, Rondonia, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, including areas […]

New to St. Mark’s?

If you are new to our parish and would like to be added to our parish list, please pick up a parishioner information form from the Information Table or at the back of the church, fill it out and return it to the church office or add it to the collection plate on Sunday morning. If you have requested church envelopes, check the table at the back of the church. Sunday School envelopes are available on […]

Eye Glasses – An Update

We have just sent off 545 pairs of glasses. Eye professionals in the different areas determine the prescription of the lenses and distribute them to people in need. (Eye glasses can also be left with your doctor and we will pick them up.)

Gentle Fitness for Older Adults

St. Mark’s announces its partnership with Barlow Wise Moves Gentle Fitness for Older Adults, Monday and Wednesday at 3:00 pm. Focus on balance, strength and stretching with the aim to make activities of daily living easier. Chairs will be available if needed.
Information and Registration will take place on Monday, September 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Cost
Mondays and Wednesdays $4.50 X 14 = $63,
Mondays only $4.50 X 6 = $27,
Wednesdays only $4.50 X 8 =$36
or Drop In Fee $5.00

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The Anglican Journal

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

The Anglican Journal is in the process of asking its readers to confirm their subscription, having discovered that a large number of those to whom we currently mail the Anglican Journal (in most cases accompanied by a diocesan paper) no longer reside at the address to which we are mailing As a result, the publisher of the Anglican Journal is at risk of wasting thousands of dollars each month, and tonnes of newsprint. Since […]

The Bible Challenge

The Bible Challenge is a resource designed to help you read the Bible daily. The Challenge is to read the entire Bible over the course of a year. Each day the website will offer a daily reading from […]

  • Brantford Food Bank

Food Bank Donations

Thank you for the generous donations for the food bank to date. Contributions can be added to the shopping cart by the parking lot door to help support those in need of assistance.