eNewsletter from St. Mark's Niagara-on-the-Lake


After another full and festive July, we enter the hot, mid-summer August nights full of dreams and days full of renewal.

Thanks again to all who made July so successful. We estimate that well over 3,000 members, friends and visitors came through our doors to experience our St. Mark's hospitality at the many quality services and events. For some of the many fabulous Craig McLean pictures taken click here.

Thanks go to the hundreds of volunteers for the Cherry Festival weekend which raised more than $54,000, the Concert Committee for the amazing Guernsey Music Centre night , all of the Music Niagara concerts with their Performance Academy in house overseen by Roxanne, and to Jim for the Special Summer Musical Sunday Services, from the Jazz Mass with John Sherwood to the Brass on the Grass with The Rondeau Quintet . This Sunday we finish the summer series at 10:30 with Curtis Sullivan, a bass-baritone and good friend of Jim Bourne's, with lemonade and smoked salmon at the Rectory after! All are welcome and bring a friend.

Now for August, see below for information on the various services, news and events upcoming. As well, mark the dates for special events planned for September including the visit of our Bishop Susan Bell on September 15.

Blessings to all! May you find peace of the Lord, and the rest and renewal that comes in these mid summer nights and days.
August 11, 18, 25 and September 1
The Monthly Men's Communion and Breakfast will continue at 8 am on August 7 and September 4. The 10 am Wednesday communion will not be held on August 14, 21 and 28.

Beginning Sunday August 11 we revert to one combined Sunday service at 10 am with guest preachers coming while the Rector is on vacation.

August 11 Holy Eucharist at 10 am with Rev'd Dan Tatarnic who is a pastoral assistant at Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton. Michael Tansley will be playing as Jim is away.

August 18, 10 am Holy Eucharist with the Rev'd Antonio Illas , the Migrant Farmworkers Missioner for the Diocese. Bob Gaines, a summer resident and lay minister at an Episcopal Church in South Carolina, will preach. Michael Tansley will be playing.

August 25 at 10 am with Dan Tatarnic, and Jim Bourne will be back.

September 1 at 10 am with Rev'd Antonio Illas.

September 8 at 8:30 am Holy Communion and 10:30 am Choral Eucharist with choir, and coffee Hour after service.

September 15 at 8:30 am Holy Communion, and 10:30 am Festive Eucharist for Holy Cross Day with Bishop Susan Bell.
The Rev'd Antonio Illas
The Rt. Rev'd Susan Bell
The Rev'd Dan Tatarnic
August News and Events

Art at the Pumphouse August 3 and 4: Details here

St. Catharine's Breakfast Program is in DESPERATE need of food. Please bring what you can this Wednesday to the Church office for delivery over to St George's.

Music Niagara Concerts Continue: Info and tickets here

St Vincent de Paul Peach Festival Sunday August 11, 10 to 3:30 pm
Celebration of Life for Jennifer Phipps : August 12 at 2 pm at the Royal George Theatre.

Red Carpet Cherries Jubilee, Sunday August 25 at 4 pm. A huge thank you again to everyone who helped to make the 2019 Cherry Festival such a wonderful success. We hope you will join us on Sunday August 25 at 4:00 in Addison Hall for a light-hearted review of this years’ festival and a salute to the volunteers. Please RSVP to  stmarkscherryfestival@gmail.com
Save the dates
Art Sale of watercolours by painter Magdalena Titian John September 10, 11 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm in Addison Hall. For further information, please, contact John Northfield

Farm to Table Dinner with David Curry and Concert September 21. Contact David Levesque or Jim Bourne .

Diane Turner to Receive the Order of Niagara November 17. Bishop Bell has sent a letter to Diane, in response to our nomination of her, with this honour. Congratulations Diane!

Rector to lead 12 day tour of Israel/Palestine April 2020 to meet with Christians and others in the region. Email him for more information.

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