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Just a Thought

Daily Prayer from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

“We join in prayer with the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre and Palestinian Christians as they continue to pray for a just peace and an end to oppression in Palestine/Israel.”

For more daily prayers visit The Presbyterian Church in Canada




This week’s sermon: 
June 19th, 2022 – Dr. Peter Ross
“Paul on Areopagus”We hope you can join us either online or in person.
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 Sunday Service
YouTube Live Link for Sunday Service

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



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.  

Vacation Bible Camp 2022. 

Monday, August 29th to Thursday, September 1st.
9 am to 12 noon
Limited Enrollment.

Registration Now Open!
See the website for more information 

More VBS Information

Giving Hope to Others

Evangel Hall – Sandwiches
Thank you to Cate Bokhout for making the delivery of sandwiches and clothing in June.
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: July 27th. 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




Church Family News

COVID Protocols UpdateWe have been regularly reviewing COVID protocols and the rate of community spread and have determined we will move to masks are optional effective immediately. Please do not hesitate to wear a mask in the service if you are in any way concerned about community transmission. Public Health highly recommends the continued use of masks in indoor settings.

As of July 3rd, we will also be removing the ropes from the pews.
Thank you for your patience and adherence to protocols over the past few years.

Lynda Skeoch,
Leading With Care

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Sam Priestley who is currently in hospital, dealing with ongoing health concerns.

Also, we pray for those who are experiencing changes such as moving, preparing to start summer school, apprenticeships, and looking for employment.

We pray for those recovering from an illness, coping with a new or continuing diagnosis and injuries.

We pray for safe travels as families visit university and college campuses to celebrate their young adult’s academic accomplishments.

We pray for grade 8 and high school students who are experiencing their last days in elementary school and grade 12.  May they enjoy those last moments, say healthy goodbyes, and enjoy their graduation ceremonies and all the celebrations that follow.

We celebrate answered prayers.

Do you have any news or prayer requests to share with the St. Andrew’s church family?  Please let Kayona know. (You can reply to this email.)




Church Events

Christmas Bazaar 
Switched on Seniors

Thursday, June 30th
Please join us at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church,
143 Main St. N. from 10:00 – 11:30 am. 

Topic: Strawberry Social
Historically, a strawberry social would take place on a Sunday afternoon and pastries and ice creams featuring strawberries would be served as the townspeople caught up on the latest happenings. Centuries later and there’s no reason why this can’t still be the purpose. Any excuse to host a strawberry gathering, right?

Ontario strawberry season is just around the corner, and we think this is a great time to bring back the Strawberry Social.  Join us for some delicious strawberry dessert surprises and all things strawberries!  If you are a fan of this delicious red berry, we encourage you to dress in red to join in on the fun!

**At the present time masks are mandatory at our gatherings, except while eating or drinking!  Thank you for your understanding and support!  Please know that we are trying to keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times. 

This week will be our last group meet up until Thursday, September 8th.  We will break over the summer to allow for travel, day trips, barbecues, and celebrations with family and friends!  Happy Summer 2022!!!

Click here for June Switched on Seniors Newsletter


Giving to St. Andrew’s

Thank you for your offerings even during this time.  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 with your contact information in the optional message so we can issue a tax receipt to you.  (More info:

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.


The Church Office is Open

If you need help or information, please call Kayona at 905-294-4736.  Or, email Kayona at standrew1 @ (remove spaces). Her office hours are from 9 am – 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Access our worship service by telephone

(for those who don’t have Internet access)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.