This Sunday (Oct 8) Thanksgiving 2017-10-11T11:34:19+00:00
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Just a thought

500 years ago, Martin Luther’s 95 theses (mainly against corruption in the church) spread throughout Germany and reached Rome.  In 1518 at an imperial diet (church leadership assembly), Luther debated his views with Cardinal Cajetan, leading to no resolution.  In 1521, Luther was excommunicated from the church at the Diet of Worms, Germany.  Luther’s concluding words were recorded:
“Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason – I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other – my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen.”

Sermon Information
On Sunday at both 9 and 10:30 am services, Peter will be giving a Thanksgiving message entitled, “A Psalm of Thanksgiving” based on Psalm 100.  This is a beautiful Psalm that invites us to praise and thanksgiving.  What stops us?  How can we this Thanksgiving be different?  Let’s talk about it on Sunday.

Our Bible Builders Church School will have a special Thanksgiving presentation!
Please consider bringing something for the Markham Food Bank to support people in need (see below).
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Upcoming Sermons

Oct 1       Communion – Our Vision (part 2) – rooted in scripture
Oct 8       Thanksgiving!
Oct 15     Our Vision (part 3) – empowered by the Spirit
Oct 22     Guest speaker: Don Muir
Oct 29     Reformation Sunday

More Sunday Info
Giving Hope
Upcoming Events
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Giving Hope Mission News
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Evangel Hall Thank You

There was lots of excitement and thank yous on Wed. Sept. 27 when loaves of assorted sandwiches, extra food items from church lunches, a bag of farm fresh beets, bags of cookies and a cake as well as numerous bags of clothes and a hand-sewn quilt were received down at Evangel Hall.
Thank you for your continuous generosity!

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Markham Food Bank

As we approach Thanksgiving, let’s remember the Markham Food Bank.  On Sunday Oct 1 and 8, let’s all bring something for people in need…
hard vegetables (carrots, potatoes etc), small bags of rice, canned peas, crackers, canned milk, flour, juice, jam, jello.
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Sat Sept 30: Ride for Refuge Cycling

Thanks to everyone who participated!  We raised over $2300 for child and maternal health programs in Malawi and Afghanistan.  We also rode / walked as fast as lightning… since our team name was Lightning Bolt.

Upcoming Events

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Stewardship Committee – Weekly Offering Information
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November Bazaar 

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We are accepting jewelery now for our Bazaar.
Ladies and gents please check your boxes and drawers for any unwanted items you would like to donate. You may drop off your donation any time at the church office, or give it to Wendy Wise.
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Thu Oct 5: Youth Sports Night

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Congratulations: John Buie

Congratulations to John Buie who was named to the 2017 Mayor’s Senior Hall of Fame Award for his unique and outstanding contribution to the Markham community!  A presentation was held this past Monday at the Markham Civic Centre.

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World Day of Prayer 2018 – Coordinator Wanted

Are you interested in helping out with the World Day of Prayer  in March 2018?  Our church is scheduled to be the host.  We are looking for the right person to organize this event.  If you are interested, please speak to Wendy Wise or Peter Ma.  Please let us know by October 31, 2017.
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Fri Oct 13: Messy Church

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Sun Oct 15: Let’s Do Lunch

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Sat Oct 14: Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
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Small Group Bible Studies
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Markham Prayer Breakfast
Tickets available from David Banfield, Velma Beesley or Peter.
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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