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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Markham

Pray for smallholder farmers suffering the effects of climate change and for the PWS&D partners striving to end hunger. #TuesdayPrayer ...

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6 days ago

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Markham

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying their March Break! This week is a regular Sunday with classes for everyone. It's also our monthly Let's Do Lunch community lunch, so plan to stay for lunch!

Dates for your calendar
Sunday Mar 24 - Board Game Bliss! Our monthly Family Fun time is an afternoon of board games, join us at 1 pm, and bring your favourite game (and a friend) with you!

Sunday Apr 28th - Join us as the kids present a special Easter story.

Things to know

Calling all budding artists! The Presbyterian Church is looking for kids art work for their 2020 calendar. They are looking for drawings and paintings of our church, church events, worship and anything else that inspires you to create! You can submit hi-res images to presbyterian.ca/artwork , or you can mail them originals (the address is also on that website). The deadline has been extended to March 22nd.
VBS Registration is open! Come and join us as we journey "To Mars and Beyond" the week of July 15-19. For registration forms and more info, you can check out our website.

Just a Thought
I came across this piece by Sherry White from the Messy Christian (www.facebook.com/themessychristian/posts/1520232364779976) the other week, and I really liked it. It asks us what kind of people we are, and I thought during Lent, this is a good reminder that Jesus was an "Even If" person, and we are lucky that he was! White says

"So many times, we are an IF people.

I will love God, IF he does what I ask.

I will follow God, IF it’s not too uncomfortable.

I will trust God, IF he provides me with the blueprints.

I will pray to God, IF I immediately see the fruits of it.

I will read my Bible, IF I have time.

I will be kind, IF they’re kind to me.

I will forgive, IF the person is sorry.

I will honor God with my time, IF it doesn’t interfere with all the other things I want to do.

But God is looking for EVEN IF people.

I will love God, EVEN IF I don’t get my way.

I will follow God, EVEN IF it’s hard and humbling.

I will follow God, EVEN IF the storm rages and I can’t see in front of me.

I will pray to God, EVEN IF I have to wait and things don’t seem to be improving.

I will read my Bible, EVEN IF I’m busy and have a thousand other things to do.

I will be kind, EVEN IF my kindness is mistaken for weakness.

I will forgive, EVEN IF I’m never asked to.

I will honour God with my time, EVEN IF it means I don’t have time for other things.

EVEN IF people will see the hand of God move in their life."
I hope this week we can all strive to be 'Even If' people, and encourage our kids to be the same.

Have a wonderful week,
victoriaSo many times, we are an IF people.

I will love God, IF he does what I ask.

I will follow God, IF it’s not too uncomfortable.

I will trust God, IF he provides me with the blueprints.

I will pray to God, IF I immediately see the fruits of it.

I will read my Bible, IF I have time.

I will be kind, IF they’re kind to me.

I will forgive, IF the person is sorry.

I will honor God with my time, IF it doesn’t interfere with all the other things I want to do.

But God is looking for EVEN IF people.

I will love God, EVEN IF I don’t get my way.

I will follow God, EVEN IF it’s hard and humbling.

I will follow God, EVEN IF the storm rages and I can’t see in front of me.

I will pray to God, EVEN IF I have to wait and things don’t seem to be improving.

I will read my Bible, EVEN IF I’m busy and have a thousand other things to do.

I will be kind, EVEN IF my kindness is mistaken for weakness.

I will forgive, EVEN IF I’m never asked to.

I will honor God with my time, EVEN IF it means I don’t have time for other things.

EVEN IF people will see the hand of God move in their life.
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1 week ago

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Markham

An update on the crisis in Malawi from PWS&D.Early last week, a tropical disturbance over Mozambique brought heavy rains and flooding to parts of southern Malawi. Thirteen districts sustained severe infrastructure damage and electricity and water supplies have been impacted as well.

According to initial reports, 225,000 people have been impacted and the death toll is rising.

PWS&D (Presbyterian World Service & Development) is accepting donations for those suffering in the wake of the flooding. We are already working with local partners who will assist people in need, the most critical being shelter, water, sanitation and food as many have lost their crops due to the floods.

To learn more and to donate, visit bit.ly/PCC-Malawi-Floods
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