This week’s sermon:
Rev. Jeremy Lowther, our Interim Moderator

What’s in a name?

We hope you can join us either online or in person this Sunday at 10:30 am.
For In-person worship, masks are optional. Please feel free to continue to wear them as you feel comfortable. Thank you for understanding.

Join us on Zoom, Sundays at 10:30 am.
Meeting ID: 786 2061 5001, Password: 4736
Feel free to login in up to 15 minutes earlier.
You may access our service by telephone with information at the bottom of the page.

Zoom Link for our Sunday Service

Access our YouTube Livestream starting after 10:30 am
(If you would like an email every time a Livestream starts, go to our YouTube channel and press subscribe)

YouTube Live Link for Sunday Service

Summer Time!
The Bible Builders Church School is now in its Summer Session.  Online church school takes a pause, and families who join us for in-person worship can request a quiet activity package, found on the back pew with the cushions.  Church school volunteers at the service will extend a personal invitation for children to join them for summer programming.

Just a Thought

 

“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing—that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbour, we’re participating in something sacred..”
Fred Rogers

Church Family News

Covid Updates

 

Due to the recent rise in Omicron and the new variants, Public Health Ontario strongly recommends the use of masks in any indoor setting.

It is understandable that people are weary of wearing masks, however, you wear a mask not only for yourself but for other vulnerable people.

Thanks for your consideration of others.

Leading With Care

New Administrative Assistant

St. Andrew’s has a new addition to our staff, Tammara Wheaton, who will commence on Monday August 22nd .

Tammara will be handling the previous assignments of our Church & Envelope Secretary and some additional ones as she covers the new role of Administrative Assistant.

Tammara may be reached at the usual email standrew1@bellnet.ca or by phone 905-294-4736 between 9-2pm Monday to Friday.

Welcome Tammara!

Giving Hope to Others

Evangel Hall
Thank you to Cate Bokhout for continuing to make the deliveries of sandwiches and clothing.
Evangel Hall is in need of men’s & women’s new underwear, men’s & women’s sweatpants & hoodies, warm sweaters, spring coats, shirts/blouses, pants, sweat pants & jeans, and more. Visit their website for more needed items.

Our next Sandwich delivery will be on the fourth Wednesday of the month, August 24th. Bring your sandwiches on that day from 8:30 am to 9:30 am to the back (east) door of the church.  Thank you to those who contribute to this ministry!

Markham Food Bank
Most needed food items:
Small and Large Bags of Rice, Individually Wrapped Snacks for School, Cereal, Instant Coffee, Jam, Canned Salmon, and Sardines, Canned Evaporated Milk, Non-Dairy Milk (oat, almond, rice), Canned Vegetables (not corn), Vegetarian Soups, Kraft Dinner, Dry Soup Mix (e.g. Ramen Noodles), Cooking Oil , Baby Food (puree, formula, snacks & cereal), Diapers sizes 5, & 6, Baby Wipes

Food items can be dropped off in the narthex. If you prefer to make a cash donation, simply indicate on your offering envelope that it is for the Markham Food Bank, and we will ensure they receive it.

Church Events

Vacation Bible Camp 2022

Monday, August 29th to Thursday, September 1st.
9 am to 12 noon
Limited Enrollment.
Registration Now Open!
Visit our website for more VBS info

Switched On Seniors is on vacation!
We look forward to seeing everyone in September, at our first meeting on Thursday Sept 8th. Visit our website to stay up to date, and read our newsletters over the summer!

Giving to St. Andrew’s

Thank you for your offerings even during these unusual times.  Our church has ongoing bills and obligations, but we also have the privilege to give offerings to God.  Here are ways to give:

1. Interac E-Transfer
Send an e-transfer to givetostandrews@gmail.com with your contact information in the optional message so we can issue you a tax receipt.  (More info can be found online at: http://standrews-markham.ca/give/)

2. Cheque
Mail to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street North, Markham ON, L3P 1Y2
For your convenience, post-dated cheques are also accepted.

3. PAR Program
Pre-Authorized Remittance, allows for a monthly withdrawal from your bank account.  Contact Alex Szucs or the church office for more information.

Joining our Service by phone

Connect by telephone on Sunday at 10:30 am (a little earlier is better).
It’s a local phone call to Zoom conferencing, along with a meeting id and password.

1. Call one of these local phone numbers for Zoom:  647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588
2. When asked, type in the meeting ID:  786 2061 5001 #
3. Skip participant ID by pressing #
4. Enter password: 4736 #

This will be the same information each Sunday at 10:30 am.
Please consider passing this information on to anyone who might benefit.

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