News 2018-03-08T14:26:35+00:00


BREAKING NEWS:  It’s daylight savings: move your clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday night… or come 1 hour late on Sunday morning.

Just a thought
The Scott Room Renovation (phase 1) is complete.  The fireplace and divider have been removed.  Drywall, potlights, crown moulding, window trim, paint, and carpet tile have been added.  It’s a beautiful space to be used for Bible study, church school, quilters, board and session… as well as family space for weddings and funerals. I pray that this room would be a place of ministry, healing and service to others.  Thanks to the Board for overseeing this project.

Sermon Information
This Sunday, at both 9am Encounter and our 10:30am worship, Peter will be speaking on “The Bread of Life” based on John 6:25-35.  If you get a chance, read a little further for some difficult words from Jesus. Let’s allow God’s Word to speak to us on Sunday.  We hope you can join us.
Upcoming Sermons

Feb 25      Scouting Sunday : Ian Clark 
Mar 4        Communion – Breaking Bread Together
Mar 11      Daylight Savings – Jesus the Bread of Life
Mar 18      Guest speaker: Allyson MacLeod
Mar 25      Palm Sunday
Mar 29      Maundy Thursday (7:30 pm, optional fast)
Mar 30      Good Friday (10 am, hot cross buns)
April 1       Sunrise Service (7:30 am)
April 1       Easter Worship (10:30 am)

More Sunday Info

Giving Hope

Upcoming Events


Giving Hope Mission News

Refugee Ministry

Do you LIKE to EAT?
Do you LIKE to COOK?
Do you LIKE to EAT and COOK?
Have we got an opportunity for you!

Meals for Mission is an opportunity for the congregation to participate in the mission of the church through offering to host a meal or bid on a meal. Proceeds will be used to support Sajal, Shakeeb and Nazia, the three Christian refugees from Pakistan and presently in Sri Lanka. Our refugee family is expected to arrive in a few months and St. Andrew’s needs to be prepared to support them for one year.

Meals for Mission is a WIN-WIN opportunity. We are asking members of the congregation to volunteer to prepare a meal for up to 8 people (or more, depending on your tolerance), OR to be one of the people who eats a meal someone else prepares, OR to be someone who offers their home for a meal that someone else prepares…

We encourage creativity (eg: a Scottish dining experience), a specialty meal (eg: crepes), an afternoon barbeque, an elegant afternoon tea, a Christmas meal in July – let your imagination go wild as you think of foodie ways we can reach our mission goal. 

Evangel Hall

The next sandwich delivery is scheduled for March 28!  Sign up in the narthex (front entrance) to make a loaf of sandwiches to help people in need!
Thank you to everyone for your donations to Evangel Hall for our February 28th delivery.

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!

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 9: Messy Church

Mon Mar 12: Ladies Coffee Hour

Ladies’ Coffee Hour, Monday March 12th @ 2:00 pm
Come and join us for a Coffee and Chat at Rawlicious Restaurant 116 Main Street Markham, opposite the Old Tremont Hotel 905-554-4729. Plenty of parking behind the restaurant and Tremont. Unfortunately the BEAN coffee shop has closed its doors. Please contact Wendy Wise for more details 905-294-3831. 

Sun Mar 18: Let’s Do Lunch!

Sat Mar 24: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir

Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir
Saturday March 24th 2018 at 7:30pm
Back by popular demand, the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir (TWMVC) is sure to please with an exciting program of Welsh hymns, operatic arias, North American folk songs, and Broadway show tunes –a perfect blend of traditional spiritual and contemporary music.
Join us for another special evening of outstanding choral music and fellowship.
Tickets are $25 and are now available after Sunday worship, or call 905 294-4736 to reserve your tickets today! Concert proceeds support St Andrew’s Presbyterian Ministry of Music.

Easter Floral Celebration – April 1

Once again we will be celebrating Easter Sunday by decorating the sanctuary with lovely spring flowers. If you would like to participate in this floral tribute to the Glory of God and in memory of a loved one, please complete the envelope provided with this bulletin. All contributions to this program will be included on your tax receipt. Completed envelopes can be placed in the offering plates on Sunday mornings or handed to a member of the Decorating Committee.  We would appreciate receiving your envelopes by Sunday, March 25th.  Thank you,
Decorating Committee – Marlene Buie, Bev Fairman, Donna Kemp, Janice Lunan, Judy Petrou, Jean Port, Lynda Skeoch.

Small Group Bible Studies

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Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Small Group Bible Study
At the home of Anne Thompson. Coffee, tea and goodies served at 9:30 a.m. Our study is on 2 Corinthians.  All are welcome.

Wednesday Morning Small Group – 10 a.m. in the Rose Room.
Our study is on Angels.   We are using Billy Graham’s book entitled “Angels”.  It is a short book and an easy and enjoyable read.  We have a few extra books if you would like to join us.  You may be surprised by some of the encounters described in this book!    Betty Taylor

Thursday Morning Small Group at 10 a.m. in the Rose Room. 
Our study is entitled “Peter, Learning to be Like Jesus” by Robbie Castleman. 
 New members most welcome. Drop by or contact Isabel Cole

Thursday Evening Small Group – March 15th
Please join us in the Rose Room as we continue our study of Isaiah.  This week the theme is “The Glory of the Cross” (Isaiah Chapters 49 – 53).  Barb Brown & Jennifer Banfield

Information about Sunday worship

1. Our worship service on Sunday is at 9 am and 10:30 am.
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.

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


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