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        COVID-19  -  St Mark's 2021

Provincial & Diocesan Covid regulations 
December 26, 2020:     there will be no in-person church services until further notice  -  on-line services only at this time 

February 28, 2021 Annual Vestry          Report

COVID-19  Parish / Diocesan Updates
Information - Recorded Services - Newsletters 

St Mark's Blog  -  weekly news - information - recorded services 
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St Mark's Web -  general updates    
Diocesan Web COVID-19  -  general updates    
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Diocesan News -  general updates 
Diocesan Facebook  -  weekly news - information - recorded services  
Parish pastoral concerns: 
office:   613-224-7431
office email:   stmarks@stmarksottawa.ca
Rev Julian Campbell email:  frejc@stmarksottawa.ca
to receive updates directly:  stmarks@stmarksottawa.ca  
     Red Stage - December 26  > 
Opening Our Doors is on hold 

    St Mark's    Opening Our Doors 
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Prayers for Understanding and Support 

At this time we pray for all who are affected one way or another by health issues.
We pray especially for those who have the added fear or concern with COVID-19.
We pray for shut-ins who might feel alone and not understand why.
We give thanks - and pray for their safety and health - to all who are caring for those in need
The health community – doctors, nurses, care-workers and all support staff
The shop workers who are keeping us provided with essential medical needs and food 
Young people reaching out to shop for our seniors 
All who are caring for others 
All who are in any kind of need 
And we pray for all who have died - and for their families and friends 






 February - Black History Month collage  








Bishop's visit was November 1, 2020




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The Children of St Mark's - 2016

produced by Katie Hartai  


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St Marks Church 1955 - 2015  
60 glorious years of service of this 
beautiful and significant House of God 


Easter Sunday 2016 - Halleluiah Chorus 
an annual tradition - St Mark's Choir and friends 

GIFT 2012


annual events 

Advent Giving Tree:
Four weeks of Advent - four different 'gifts' to be given to local outreach groups: 
week 1: toiletries, week 2: hats, mitts, socks etc, week 3: small 'gifts', week 4: 'special treat' food.
Contact: Jenny Morphew (Mothers' Union) 

Art Show:
Our long standing and much loved Art Show started in 1969 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.      It was not held in 2019 or 2020.

Our Annual Fall Bazaar is usually the first Saturday in November, 10:30am - 2:00pm. 
It features:  'Lion Needleworks' - matching and co-ordinated place settings, serviettes, aprons, pot-holders etc; crafts of all kinds; knitted goods for all ages; handbags, scarves & jewelry; preserves, jams, pickles; attic treasures, vintage linens; books & toys; the ever-popular bake table with breads, pies and cakes, and café for refreshments and lunch.  
Contact: Joy Bowerman  

The Church Fall BBQ, organized by the Mothers' Union, is held the 4th Sunday in September. It is a social gathering to welcome members back after the summer.  BBQ hotdogs and sausages are sold, with donations going to outreach.  
Contact:Cynthia Greer  (Mothers' Union) 

BIG Give:  
First Saturday in June - 
Contact:Kate Greer-Close

Each breakfast has a specific topic and guest speaker. They are usually held the second Sunday in January, March, September and November, following the 8:00am Eucharist. 
Contact: Brian Harrison 

Pancake Supper - Shrove Tuesday:
A long standing tradition at St. Mark's, originally started by the ladies of the parish in 1966. Since 1969 it was sponsored by the men of the parish, then the Bowerman family. It is now run by the Greer-Close family. Pancakes and sausages are served, with continuous sittings from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.   
It is a real Parish and community event.  
Contact: Kate and Steve Close 

The Church Summer Picnic is organized by the Mothers' Union for all the parish. Held the 4th Sunday in  June, and coincides with the end of the Church school year. BBQ hotdogs and sausages are sold, with  donations going to outreach. Contact: Cynthia Greer  (Mothers' Union) 


Annual Vestry is held in February 

programs and courses
available during the year

Church School & Nursery:   during the 10:00am service from September to June. Children attend the Gathering of the Community in the church, and leave for School or Nursery following the Children's story.  The children's lessons are based on the readings in the church lectionary and are taught through story, songs and crafts.

Church School:for five years to teens
  contact: Kate Greer-Close
the school is held in the main hall. 

Nursery: for babies to five years  
available for the whole service
contact: Kate Greer-Close
The Peace Chapel, adjacent to the church, is also available. 
The service is audible and visible from the chapel. 


Baptism, Early Communion & Confirmation:
All require preparation courses.
Please contact the Rector:6132247431  

Baptism is usually scheduled to take place four times during the Church year:
The Baptism of Our Lord (January); 
Easter  (March/April); 
Pentecost (May/June); 
All Saints (November); 
or as part of the Bishop's visit (if Baptism and Confirmation are at the same time) 

Early Communion, Life in the Eucharist - a 6-week Early Communion program for children. 

Confirmation at St Mark's is available every 4 years (2018) 
or through a Diocesan-wide Service at Pentecost at the Cathedral 


Pre-marriage course is required.
Please contact the Rector:6132247431


parish groups

Anglican Church Women (ACW):

All Women's groups come under the Anglican Church Women (ACW) umbrella. 

Circle 2: the last of the women's Circles disbanded 2018. 

Mothers' Union: a world-wide Christian organization, which promotes the well-being of families. It sponsors the annual parish Picnic and BBQ, Book exchange and Advent Giving Tree. MU also co-ordinates the ACW Bales for the North project in April/May.  MU also makes Christmas puddings, co-ordinates orders of church calendars for the Diocese, and sells them both for the parish for outreach funding. 
The group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1.00pm at the church or in a  member's home.  
Simnel Cake Recipe a Mothering Sunday tradition. 
Contact: Cynthia Greer613723-2680

Church Service Groups: 

Altar Guild:
A team responsible for the care and beautification of the Sanctuary and Altar, each group works on a rotation basis
Contact:Penny Miller613226-2362 

Senior Choir: practice on Thursdays
The choir has a varied repertoire and takes part every Sunday at the 10:00 am Sung Eucharist, and special services throughout the year, including Evensongs, Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
Contact: Ariane Dind 613230-4147 

Junior Choir: practice on Thursdays
The junior choir takes part every Sunday at the 10:00 am Sung Eucharist, 
Contact: Kate Greer-Close 613421-1374 

Lay Administrators of Communion (LAC): trained adults for assisting the clergy during  church services and take Home Communion for shut-ins.
Servers: trained young people / adults for assisting the clergy during church services
Readers: for Scriptural passages during church services
Contact: the Rector 613224-7431

Sidespeople:people who greet and direct worshippers at church services 
Counters:  people who tally the givings at the end of the services

Contact: Les Cundell 613225-8779


Contact:     Suzanne Bisson613727-5892
St. Mark's has various outreach projects, including: 

Debra Dynes Family House:  Debra Dynes Family House   a locally run, multi-service community resource program. Parishioners support the program via funding, the food bank, various special projects and by volunteering.
St Mark's Contact: Georgia Roberts613226-5693 

Coffee, Company & Conversation:  a weekly gathering for seniors in the community   
coffee, goodies and featured activities - every Thursday 10am to 12 noon
Contact:      Laurie Slaughter   613-737-9475

Pastoral Care:  

Pastoral Care Team & Friendly Visitors Team:a team of specially trained and  dedicated parishioners who assist in pastoral ministry within the parish and the Perley-Rideau Veterans' Health Centre 

Contact: the Rector  / Cynthia Greer 

Prayer Shawl Ministry:shawls are lovingly made by parishioners, with prayer, for  specific individuals or as gifts to those who need healing grace.  Shawls are blessed on the first Sunday of the month. For general information on the international program  shawl ministry 
Contact: Gillian Morris613723-0418 

Prayer Groups:
Prayer & Praise: meets every Tuesday evening in the Choir Room for biblical reflection and prayer. Prayers for Healing service every third Tuesday.
Contact:Carol Dicks613224-0858
Scouting:   72nd-Ottawa St Mark's  
72nd-Ottawa St. Mark's Scouting Group is a co-ed program for ages 5 to 14,
with programs held each week at St Mark's or St Rita's School, from September to May.
Beavers (5-7 years) Cubs  (8-10 years) Scouts (11-14 years)
Contact: Henry Starzynski   613-224-7723

Slim & Trim:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday   9:00 - 9:30am from September to June 
Contact: 613225-6301