Just a thought
This weekend, let’s remember…

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.  (information from Veterans Affairs Canada)

Worship Service Information

This Sunday (Nov 3), at both our 9 am and 10:30 am services, Peter will be speaking on John 15:9-17 which is a beautiful passage about love and sacrifice.  At both services, we will celebrate Remembrance Day, and at the 10:30 am service, we welcome the Markham District Veterans Association.

— notes on our 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.
Upcoming Sermons

Nov 10   Remembrance Day
Nov 17   Stories of the Kingdom (part 3): Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Nov 24   Mary’s Story – Luke 1:26-38
Dec 1     Advent
Dec 8     Advent
Dec 15   Bible Builders Christmas Presentation
Dec 22   Advent
Dec 24   Christmas Eve Services – 7 and 9 pm 

Giving Hope: Mission News
Evangel Hall

Please note that the next sandwich delivery will be Wednesday November  27, 2019.
Thanks to John Hazlewood for the delivery to Evangel Hall for October and Velma Beesley for helping to collect.  Thanks to everyone who made sandwiches.  They will make a difference in the lives of people who need it most.

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, Hot cereal, Cold cereal, Pasta sauce, Crackers, Baby food, Baby Formula and Rice.

The Markham Food Bank also now accepts donations of personal hygiene products. This includes donations of soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, menstrual hygiene products and other necessary items.

Upcoming Events  


Need a Ride to Church?
Contact our Transportation Coordinators in advance to accommodate your request:
           Marilyn Dean – 416-527-4955
           Ralph Strutt   – 905-294-5424


Election of Elders

Ballots are being prepared for our Election of Elders.  They will be available starting Nov 17, 2019, with a deadline to be received by December 8, 2019.  We are looking to elect up to 7 elders.  Please continue to pray for our church leadership and those who serve as elders.   If you have any questions, please speak to Peter or John Hazlewood.

Bazaar News

A note of thanks to Rosanne Dumitru, all conveners, helpers, and everyone who gave generously to make our Old Tyme Christmas Bazaar a wonderful day!  Thank you.  Our goal was to make friends in the community, enjoy the fellowship of working together, and raise funds for our Outreach and Ministry.

Here is a youtube video that Evgeniy Chernyshov put together from his experience at the Bazaar.  Thanks Evgeniy!

Fri Nov 8: Messy Church

Sat Nov 9: Men’s Fellowship Breakfast – Ladies Invited


Sun Nov 10: Ushers and Greeters Meeting

Calling all ushers and greeters!  Please join us on Sunday November 10 at noon in the Scott Room.

If you are interested in joining our ushering team, we invite you to attend.  We will be looking for feedback and review the usher guidelines.

The time that you give in welcoming people to church is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your time.
The Worship Committee


Mon Nov 11: Ladies Coffee Hour

Monday November 11th @ 2:00 pm at the Coffee Culture Cafe  on Hwy 48 & Castlemore Ave.
Everyone is welcome. For more information or a ride please call Wendy Wise 905-294-3831.


Sat Nov 16: Fall Work Bee

SAVE THE DATE: Fall Work Bee  
Saturday, November 16th starting 8:00 AM

St. Andrew’s Board of Managers invites you to a few hours of fellowship and service during our fall work bee on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Bring your gloves and rakes to help clear the church grounds of leaves.  Invite your friends and family too as many hands make light work!  Of course, there will be time for refreshments and fellowship afterwards.
Please contact Alex at 416 458 3735 or at aszucs@bell.net for more information.   


Sun Nov 17: International Potluck Luncheon

The November Let’s Do Lunch event is going international. To help Shakeeb, Nazia and Sajal get to know St. Andrew’s a little better, we would like to have a pot luck lunch that shows some of the diversity of the congregation. We’re asking people to contribute a main course, salad, or dessert that would feed 8-10 people. You can sign up for one portion of the meal or for all three, your choice.  They can reflect your heritage or just a family favourite meal. We’ll be setting up a traditional pot luck table. There are sign-up sheets in the fellowship hall downstairs. You don’t need to tell us what dish or salad you will be bringing just yet, we’ll ask for that later. There is also a sheet for set up and clean up volunteers as well.


Sun Nov 24: Presbyterian Church in Canada Calendars 2020

2020 Presbyterian Church in Canada Calendars
Stewardship Committee  
St. Andrew’s Day November 24, 2019

Presbyterian Church in Canada 2020 calendars will be available starting Sunday Nov 24th to all who are interested. Inside you will find a Presbyterian Sharing envelope. We encourage those who are able to use the envelope and make a contribution above your usual tithes/ offering and our stated commitment to this invaluable work. Thanks for the continued support.


Sun Nov 24: Family Fun Time


Fri Nov 29: Markham Prayer Breakfast


Trip to the Holy Land


Small Group Bible Study News

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.  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
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