News 2018-01-10T13:20:55+00:00

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Just a thought

This email is early!  It’s not Thursday… but I am away this weekend.

The good news to start the year is that our church had a small surplus for 2017!  This is amazing because it was “touch and go” for the last few months.  Let’s be thankful for everyone who gave sacrificially.  We did this together.  Let’s also be thankful to God for just enough.  Here’s an interesting Proverb (30:8b-9): give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that I need, or I shall be full, and deny you, and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ or I shall be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God. Just enough is the right amount.

Sermon Information
This Sunday at 10:30 am, Rev. Gordon Beaton will be speaking on “Come and See” based on John 1:35-51.  Let’s worship the Lord together.

Peter is away this Sunday and will be returning on Monday.
Our 9 am Encounter Service will start up again on Sun Jan 21.
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Upcoming Sermons

Dec 31     Ian Clark – Ghosts of Christmas Past
Jan 7        Words for the Wise (part 1)
Jan 14      Gordon Beaton
Jan 21      Words for the Wise (part 2)
Jan 28      Words for the Wise (part 3)

More Sunday Info

Giving Hope

Upcoming Events

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Giving Hope Mission News
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Mitten Tree and Socks and Underwear

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Christmas Hampers and Gift Cards

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Christmas Hampers and Gift Cards!  We were able to bless four families and ten adults, as well as give money to Syrian families in the area.  Many thanks!
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Markham Food Bank
Thank you for the donations of non-perishable items, personal hygiene items, and cash donations!

Upcoming Events

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Ordination and Induction of Elders

Whereas Jennifer Banfield, Victoria Banfield, John Hazlewood, Lynne Lidkea, John Reid, Lynda Skeoch, Alex Szucs, Ralph Strutt, Christine van der Vliet andDon Williams, members of this church, have been duly elected to the eldership by this congregation,
and have been approved by the Session.   Notice is hereby given that the Session will proceed to ordain Victoria Banfield, Lynne Lidkea, Alex Szucs, Ralph Strutt, Christine van der Vliet to admit them and to induct Jennifer Banfield, John Hazlewood, John Reid, Lynda Skeoch and Don Williams to that office on the 21st day of January in the year 2018 at 10:30 a.m., unless some valid objection has been given unto the moderator, Rev. Peter Ma, within ten days from this date.
 
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Markham
Rev. P. Ma, Moderator

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Thank you

Robert, Jane and Kevin Lewis would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of St. Andrew’s for the care and support they received at the time of the passing of Robert’s mother, Joan Lewis.  
With heart-felt appreciation,    
Robert, Jane and Kevin Lewis
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Fri Jan 12: Messy Church

SAVE THE DATE
for the next Messy Church
on Fri Jan 12 at 6-8 pm
including food and fun and Bible learning for families
“Daniel in the Lion’s Den”

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Personnel Committee News

We are in the process of finding a replacement for Nupur to fill the role of Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministry.  A copy of the advertisement is posted on our bulletin board and will be on our website shortly. 
Our youth need this leadership in our congregation and we would welcome your help with any leads you may have as we seek applicants for this position. 
Please speak to any member of our committee. 
Marilyn Dean, Bill Fitz , Lynda Skeoch, John Reid, Stuart Watson
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St. Andrew’s Ministry of Music: Welcome to 2018!
 
Consider joining our choir. No audition is required and it’s
a great way of fulfilling that New Year’s resolution of getting healthy. How you may ask? Singing in a choir has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness (including lung function), general alertness, cognitive functions, and mental health as well as alleviating feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Some studies have even shown that singing in a choir increases one’s overall life expectancy.
Also, we have cookies at break! So join us on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and meet your choir family!

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Sun Jan 21: Let’s Do Lunch

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Sun Feb 11: Annual General Meeting and Annual Report Deadline

Join us on Sunday February 11th, 2018, for our Annual General Meeting in Fellowship Hall. Let’s consider the future direction of our church and our finances.  Light lunch provided.  All are welcome!

Materials for the 2017 Annual Report should be in the Church Office by Sunday, January 14, 2018.

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Tues Feb 13: Bible Builders Annual Pancake Supper


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Small Group Bible Studies

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Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Small Group Bible Study – Scott Room
Series:  “The Jesus I Never Knew” by Phillip Yancey

Wednesday Morning Small Group – 10 a.m. in the Scott Room.
We will begin a study on Angels.   We will be 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 will resume on Thursday, January 18th at 10 am in the Scott Room. We will be starting a study titled “Peter, Learning to be Like Jesus” by Robbie Castleman. 
New members most welcome. Drop by or contact Isabel Cole. Isabelcole65@gmail.com.

Thursday Evening Small Group
Please join us as we look at the book of Isaiah. This week our theme is “Emmanuel’s Glory”. 
Come any week the subject interests you – no long term commitment required.
Barb Brown and 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.

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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