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Just a thought
Every relationship requires patience.  But patience is hard to find when I know that I am right; or when I feel compelled to action.  When we were young, we couldn’t wait for our parents to finish speaking with another adult.  As we grew up, we needed to learn patience in order to get along with others.  That’s true in families, in marriages, and in friendships.  I wonder if that is also true with God?

Impatience in our spiritual lives means that we are running ahead of where we should be.  While it’s good to have initiative and motivation, it’s also good to have patience.  The key is not to take matters into our own hands… but to act in step with God.  Consider Moses who killed an Egyptian taskmaster in order to save a fellow Hebrew.  Moses then had to wait another 40 years before God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.  In our lives, it won’t be easy to discern… but with the Lord at our side, it will be a step of faith.

Worship Service Information
This Sunday we have both 9 am and 10:30 am services.
Lynne will be speaking on “Do the Right Thing” based on 2 Kings 22:1-13, 23:1-3,21-25.  This is the story of King Josiah, who was 8 years old when he became King of Judah.  This Sunday is also Scouting Sunday… a wonderful opportunity to welcome the 2nd Markham Scouts at 10:30 am.

— 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 (upstairs and down the hall).

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

Feb 9    Stories of the Kingdom (part 6): Matthew 13:47-53 – Annual Meeting
Feb 16   Ian Clark – Let’s Do Lunch
Feb 23   Scouting Sunday – Lynne Brampton Lidkea
Mar 1     Landscaping for Lent (pt 1): Wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) – Communion
Mar 8     Landscaping for Lent (pt 2): Wind (John 3:1-17)
Mar 15   Landscaping for Lent (pt 3): Water (John 4:4-26) – Let’s Do Lunch
Mar 22   Landscaping for Lent (pt 4): Mud (John 9:1-12, 35-41) – Ian Clark
Mar 29   Landscaping for Lent (pt 5): Cave (John 11:17-44)
Apr 5     Landscaping for Lent (pt 6): Palms (Matthew 21:1-11)

Giving Hope: Mission News

Sandwiches for Evangel Hall

Thanks to all who donated sandwiches and clothes to Evangel Hall in January.  Cate Bokhout delivered sandwiches and many bags of clothing!
Our next delivery will be on Wednesday, February 26th.  Sign up in the Narthex!

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 Food Bank also accepts personal hygiene 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

Youth and Family News

Fri Feb 25: Pancake Tuesday


Sun Mar 1: World Day of Prayer

Thu Mar 5: Lunch & Mingle


Sat Mar 7: Men’s Fellowship Breakfast – Ladies invited


Sat Mar 28: Upcoming Concert


Sunday Evening Lenten Services


Game Corner – Sundays


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 is at 10:30 am.  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 (front entrance).
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.  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
regular office hours from Monday-Friday 9 am to 2 pm

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