weekly monthly annual courses groups
 

June 9 2017 


  

regular weekly / monthly events 
  weekly - day  weekly - evening monthly 
Sunday   8:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am Sung Eucharist 
Church School & Nursery 

First Sunday
Prayer Shawl blessing /  12 noon meeting 
Monday   9:00am Slim & Trim  6:30pm Cubs  - St Rita's  1st Monday   Circle 2 - 12 noon 
Tuesday   6:30pm Beavers - St Rita's 
7:30pm Prayer & Praise 
3rd Tuesday   Prayers for Healing  - 7:30pm  
4th Tuesday  Mothers' Union - 1:00pm 
Wednesday   9:00am Slim & Trim  7:00pm Scouts - St Mark's / St Rita's  2nd Wednesday  Parish Council - 7:00pm 
Thursday   6:15pm Junior Choir 
7:00pm Senior Choir 
1st Thursday
Scout Group Cmte - 7pm 
Friday   9:00am Slim & Trim 
10:30am HE Perley Rideau  

 
Saturday      

  




June

Saturday June 3  

10:00am - 12 noon

 DOORS OPEN OTTAWA 
  Saturday June 3    10:00am - 4:00pm
  Sunday June 4      12 noon  - 4:00pm 
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 St Mark's - the Church with the solar cross  
 invites you to enter our open doors of this 
 beautiful and significant  House of God
 

 

 




    

 

 

 

 

 

    4:30pm     Parish Tea Party and Canadian entertainment  
                           wear your maple leaf - red and white   -  tickets: $15 

 

Safe and Happy Summer 

Sundays in Summer  
 9 am service   
 July 2 - September 3
inclusive


 

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Coming in 2017 
September 17  
September 24 
September 27
October 1
October 28
NEW November 18
Parish Breakfast 8:45am 
Parish BBQ  12 noon 
Induction Eucharist 7:00pm 
Songs for the Soul 2   
Fall Concert 
Annual Fall Bazaar 


 

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The Children of St Mark's - 2016

produced by Katie Harti  

 

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

 

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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 is still alive and growing today. It is held on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in April.  It is sponsored by Circle 2. A must for those in need of  paintings, or those who want to look at the work of excellent local artists.      
Contact: Jackie Sorfleet (Circle 2)

Bazaar:
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

BBQ:
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) 

Breakfasts:  
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 

Picnic:
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) 

Rummage Sales:
November as part of the parish Bazaar. 

Vestry:
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: Cynthia Greer 
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 office:6132247431

Baptism is usually scheduled to take place four times during the Church year:
The Baptism of Our Lord (January); 
Saturday, Easter Eve (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 3 years (2017) 
or through a Diocesan-wide Service at Pentecost at the Cathedral 

 

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

 




parish groups


Anglican Church Women (ACW):

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

Circle 2: a fundraising/fellowship group, meeting and working together to raise funds for the  church. The main fundraiser is the annual Art Show held in the Spring. The group also makes Christmas puddings and sells church calendars.  
The group meets the first Monday of the month at 12 noon. 
Contact: Jackie Sorfleet6132248510

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.  Although not a fundraising group, it does run the book exchange 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


Outreach

Contact:  Laurie Slaughter613737-9475
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


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: Georgia Roberts613226-5693 

Prayer Shawl Ministry:shawls are lovingly made by parishioners, with prayer, for  specific individuals or as gifts to those who need healing grace.  Shawls blessed and meetings held 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
 
Scouts:   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 Friday 9:00 - 9:30am from September to June
Contact: 613225-6301

 


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