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Just a thought
We received word that David Wallace had passed away early on Tuesday morning.  It’s sad because David was our friend.  He had a great personality and a gentle spirit.  He served and volunteered in many areas of our church life.  We will miss him.  Memorial service information is below.

This news has been juxtaposed with Vacation Bible School, where the kids are full of life (sometimes too full).  There is energy, enthusiasm and busy-ness.  It’s a wonderful time.

I suppose this week shows the importance of human relationships.  We have the privilege to connect, encourage, and inspire one another to love and good deeds.  Let’s value time spent together.

Sermon Information
This Sunday at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary, Encounter will be leading a prelude time of worship; along with a song during our worship service.

At 10:30 am in the Sanctuary, Peter will be focusing on Psalm 73.  This is an interesting Psalm that struggles with the question, “Why do the wicked prosper?”  Let’s look at this Psalm together on Sunday.  We hope you can join us!
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Upcoming Sermons

July 15     Inspired by the Psalms (part 5): Psalm 62
July 22     Inspired by the Psalms (part 6): Psalm 73
July 29     Rev. Dr. Dan Scott (pulpit exchange with Peter)
Aug 5       Summer Communion – Inspired by the Psalms (part 7)
Aug 12     Inspired by the Psalms (part 8)
Aug 19     Rev. Dr. Ian Clark
Aug 26     Rev. Dr. Ian Clark
Sept 2      Rev. Duncan Jeffrey (pulpit exchange with Peter)

More Sunday Info

Giving Hope

Upcoming Events

Giving Hope: Mission News
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Quilters Mission Report

The Iona Quilters are taking a well earned break for the Summer.  But we would like to share with the congregation some details of our mission work for the first 6 months of 2018. 

We continue to support the Markham Stouffville Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by donating small hand made flannelette blankets to the New-borns who start their life in this unit.  Since January 1st we have delivered 93 of these blankets. The hospital staff tell us that the families are very appreciative of the gift, and are touched to know that the members at St. Andrew’s are thinking of them.

We also donate to the Markham Crisis Pregnancy Centre.  So far this year we have made 3 deliveries, January, Easter and Mothers Day.  We supply toiletries and household items for the mothers and clothing, toys and supplies for the children and expected babies.  This Centre, located on Highway 7 in Markham, currently provides services to about 75 clients, girls and women who are pregnant or have young children, and their lives are in crisis.  The Centre provides services and a safe place for these needy women.  Our donations are always gladly received and distributed quickly.

Our latest venture is to create and donate small lap quilts to the Chemotherapy Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital.  So far we have delivered 4 quilts which have been donated to chemo patients who are in need of some extra comfort.

If anyone is interested in assisting us with this local mission work, we would be happy to accept donations of new, clean flannelette fabric for the baby blankets and/or toiletries, household items and baby items for the Pregnancy Centre.  Just leave these items at the church labeled “Iona Quilters” and we will put them to good use when we resume our sewing sessions and our mission deliveries in September.

Thank you,  The Iona Quilters
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Evangel Hall

The next sandwich delivery is scheduled for July 25.
Thanks to all who prepared sandwiches and thank you Cate for receiving and delivering to Evangel Hall this past Wednesday!
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Markham Food Bank
The last Sunday of each month (this Sunday) is designated as Food Bank Sunday.  Bring non-perishable items to support people in need!

Most needed items Summer 2018:
baby food, baby cereal, pasta sauce, canned mixed vegetables
personal hygiene products now being accepted (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc)

Upcoming Events

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Sad News

David Wallace passed away early on Tuesday morning, surrounded by his family.  Let’s remember Solange and their 2 sons, Stephen and John (and their families) in prayer.

A Memorial Service will be held this Tuesday July 24 at 11am at the church.  Visitation will be one hour prior.  Reception to follow.
A link to the obituary is … here
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Sun Jul 15 & Aug 19: Let’s Do Lunch

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Jars Wanted

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Game Corner After Service

Information about Sunday worship

1. Our worship service on Sunday is at 10:30 am. (9 am as well starting in September).
2. We offer nursery care starting at 10:30 am.
3. Our Bible Builders Church School program at the 10:30 am service, includes the following classes: (Nursery 0-3 yrs, SK-Gr. 3, Gr. 4-6, Gr. 7-12).  Come as a family to worship and we’ll send the kids out after the youth message.
4. We have a wireless sound system for anyone who has difficulty hearing. You can get a set of headphones from the sound desk at the rear of the church.
5. For those who do not have not signed up for the weekly email, copies are available on the pamphlet wall in the narthex
6. If you would like to donate non-perishable food items for the Markham Food Bank, please place them in the white baskets in the narthex (front entrance).  We designate the last Sunday of the month as Food Bank Sunday.
7. Sign up in the narthex to make a loaf of sandwiches for Evangel Hall.  Sandwiches are delivered on the 4th Wed of each month.

www.standrews-markham.ca
905-294-4736

143 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario, L3P 1Y2
regular office hours from Monday-Friday 9 am to 2 pm

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