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Breaking News
Our parking lot will have more spaces this Sunday, as the large pile of snow in the main lot is being moved.  Thank you Board of Managers!

Just a thought
I’ve been thinking about golf lately, perhaps because of the winter blues.  I have dreams of driving the ball straight and hitting solid irons.  I know I can do it in my mind.  But experience tells me that dreams are far different from reality.  The truth is that my hopes are always the highest before a round of golf and most usually the lowest after.  That’s probably why golf courses charge money before the round.  They’d likely not get many payments after.  In spiritual terms, our human nature is such that we never measure up to God’s standards and hopes for us.  We all fall short of God’s glory.  This is why we need God’s grace especially revealed in Christ.  It’s God’s grace that is necessary and sufficient for us.  It’s God’s grace that sustains and carries us through.  I think I should pray for more grace on the golf course too.

Sermon Information
This Sunday, we have 2 services… 
Our relaxed 9 am Encounter service is a small informal service with guitar, drums and the same relevant Sunday sermon, held in the old sanctuary.

Our traditional 10:30 am service is a larger more formal service with hymns, choir, and the same relevant Sunday sermon, held in our new sanctuary.  Feel free to come to either service… let’s worship together.

For both services, Peter will be speaking on “Loving God and Loving Others” based on Luke 10:25-37.  This is the parable of the Good Samaritan.  Also, for our 10:30 am service, we glad that the 2nd Markham Scouts will join us for “Scouting Sunday.”
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Upcoming Sermons

Feb 10    James (pt 3): Faith that makes a difference – Annual Meeting
Feb 17    Rev. Dr. Catherine Clark – Let’s Do Lunch
Feb 24    Scouting Sunday
Mar 3      James (pt 4): Faith that makes a difference – Communion

More Sunday Info

Giving Hope

Upcoming Events

Giving Hope: Mission News
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Evangel Hall

Please note that the next sandwich delivery will be Wednesday February 27, 2019.
Thanks to Cate Bokhout for her delivery to Evangel Hall on Wed Jan 23.  Thanks to everyone who made sandwiches.  They will make a difference in the lives of people who need it most.

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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 food items include: sardines, cereals, pasta sauce, crackers, baby food & formula, rice.  Personal Hygiene items like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc, are welcome as well.

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Continuing the Mission and Ministry of St. Andrew’s

Have you thought about St. Andrew’s in your estate planning? If you would like an exciting way to fund the Church’s ministry for generations to come, please consider making a Legacy Gift to the Heritage Fund.

Upcoming Events

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Moves

Margaret Bibby moved to Woodhaven Long Term Care on February 19, 2019.  Her phone number is 905-472-3320 x231.

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Sun Feb 24: Family Fun Time

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Fri Mar 1: World Day of Prayer

 

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Sat Mar 2: Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

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Tues Mar 5: Pancake Tuesday

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Fri Mar 8: Messy Church

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Small Group Bible Studies

The Tuesday Evening Group is restarting on Tuesday March 12, with Betty Taylor leading.  This is an opportunity for newcomers to join as well!

The Thursday 10:00 a.m. Bible study will not be meeting for a few
weeks.   They will resume on March 28th.

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Markham-Unionville Ministerial Lenten Services

Information about Sunday worship

1. Our worship service on Sunday is at both 9am 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.

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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