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Breaking News
We have plans for being able to come to worship on three Sundays throughout the Summer; for most regular church groups to begin in September; and for outside groups to start meeting at church in October!  See our re-opening plan here!On Sundays July 4, Aug 1 and Sept 5, we invite you to come for outdoor worship (indoor if the weather doesn’t cooperate).  Here are a few notes:
•    Masks required except for speaker(s)
•    No passing of collection plates
•    Social distanced seating
•    Capacity based on Public Health guidelines
•    Chairs provided, but you are welcome to bring your own

Starting September 12, we plan to be in the sanctuary for worship every Sunday, following public health guidelines.  We will adjust our plan as necessary going forward.

Vaccination?
If you haven’t got vaccinated yet, let us help.  We can book for you, and provide transportation to and from your appointment.  If you have questions or concerns, we will do our best to get information for you.  Please contact your district elder or Peter at 416-459-2207.  Vaccination protects us all.  God bless!


Join us for worship online this Sunday, by our
Youtube Channel (at anytime).
This Sunday, Ian Clark will be speaking on “Jesus Calms the Storm” based on Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 and Mark 4: 35-41.  We hope you can join us!

You may also access our service by telephone.  See near the bottom of this email for information.
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Upcoming Sermons

Jun 20   [Youtube] Ian Clark – Jesus Calms the Storm
Jun 27   [Youtube] – All For One Sunday – “Who am I” – Mat 10:28-31, Rom 5:1-2, Eph 2:10
Jul 4      [Outdoor Service] – Praise the Lord – Psalm 150
Jul 11    [Youtube] – Encounter the Lord – Isaiah 6
July 18  [Youtube] – Covenant with the Lord – Hosea 11:1-12
July 25  [Youtube] – All For One Sunday
Aug 1    [Outdoor Service] – Communion – Spiritual Worship – Romans 11:33-12:3
Aug 8    [Youtube] Worship Together – Colossians 3:12-17

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Youth & Family News

Story Time

This week our bible story online is called Paul’s Journey. Children from nursery to grade 2 are invited to storytime at 10:45 am!

Bible Builders Church School (Grades 5 and Up)
This week we start a new series called Three Big Questions. Our lesson is called Who is God and we are reading from Matthew 3.
See you at 11 am via ZOOM.


Bible Builders Church School (Grades 5 and Up)
This week we continue our series called Jesus and His Disciples. Our lesson is called Feeding and we are reading from John 21:10-17.
See you at 11 am via ZOOM.  Zoom links remain the same.

Let’s Get Ready for Sunday!  
Is it possible to really know God?  Join us on Sunday and share your thoughts!


Father’s Day Presentation 
We are now planning our Father’s Day Presentation scheduled for Sunday, June 20th. This year, similar to Mother’s Day, we are asking our children and youth to share their father’s or grandfather’s favorite scripture passage or bible story and give a brief description of why it is his favorite. For more information, check your email or contact Lynne lynne.lidkea@gmail.com for more information.  Please send your videos via email by Wednesday, June 16th.

Giving Hope to Others
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Evangel Hall

Thank you to Cate Bokhout for making the delivery of sandwiches in May.
Evangel Hall is now accepting adult clothing…  they are most in need of: new underwear, long johns, rain/spring jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, pants, shorts, running shoes, tents, sleeping bags, large sturdy backpacks.

Our next Sandwich delivery will be on the fourth Wednesday of the month: June 23.  Bring them on that day from 8:30 am to 9:30 am to the back (east) door of the church.  Thank you to the many who contribute to this ministry!

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Markham Food Bank

Most needed food items:
cookies, hot cereal, jam, canned salmon, instant  oatmeal, evaporated milk, vegetarian  soup
canned kidney beans, sidekick pasta or rice pouches, can mixed vegetables

Feel free to drop off your non-perishable donation at grocery stores or fire halls.  Or consider an online donation through Canada Helps – Markham Food Bank

Church Family News

Congratulations to John and Marlene Buie on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26!

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

Church Events

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Switched on Seniors


Always Thursday at 11 a.m.
All Seniors are always welcome and it’s always FREE!

UPCOMING SESSIONS
June 24 – Denver Hilland – Health for All, Family Health Team
JULY 1ST – HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! (no session) 

Every week expect  some ‘surprise’ items and our regular ‘tech-corner’.

To join the meeting all you have to do is Click Here.
Get all of the Switched On news at www.switchedonseniors.com

 

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Switched on Seniors Newsletter


Available here
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Bazaar News

THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN!

Well, at least the planning for the Journey has begun.

Your Team of Convenors held a very productive Virtual meeting last Tuesday, and there is a wonderful air of optimism and a wide consensus that we should work toward including some in-person activities in this year’s Old Tyme Christmas Bazaar!
In all probability, we will not know until late Summer or early Fall, what the government’s rules, if any, might be, but we all agreed to ask you to please start saving, or perhaps more accurately continue to save, those treasures which folks look forward to purchasing at the exceedingly popular New-to-You, Collectibles, and Jewellery Venues. Those particular Venues were unable to join our Virtual Journey last year, so we want to feature them at a live mini-Bazaar on Saturday, November 6th. 

Santa respectfully reminds us that this is only the first step in returning to our traditional full-scale live Christmas Bazaar, hopefully next year. But for this year, if we all remain mindful of the recommendations from the government, including getting our vaccinations, we should be fine in gathering together on November 6th, in the numbers which will be allowed at that time. This will be an exciting opportunity to meet and greet each other once again!

Our plans would not be complete without holding a Virtual Silent Auction, a Virtual Thanksgiving Market, and a Virtual Christmas Market. This will give you the opportunity to shop our famous Crafts Catalogue and Foods Menu and, once again, place orders on-line for pick up. We know you will want more Meat Pies, a variety of other Yumminess, and those unique treats from Grandma’s Pantry!


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Masks

There are plenty of masks available at the church.  They are $5.00 each and can be found outside Peter’s office.  If you need assistance, please call your elder or call Jean Port at 905 294 7966. Currently, the funds raised are being credited to the Iona Quilters Holding Account.

Thank you for your ongoing support.
Jean
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Flowers in the Sanctuary


The presence of Floral arrangements at the front of the Church each Sunday, is a warm tribute and helpful reminder of the friendship and fellowship we experience when we worship together.

On behalf of the Decorating Committee, anyone who wishes to continue this time-honoured tradition can call me at 905-294-2386 and we can discuss your request.

Sincerely, Roseanne Dumitru
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Tues June 22: Online prayer meeting

Join us for an online prayer meeting.
We welcome you… if you love to pray or if you simply want to observe.  It will be good to meet and pray together.

Peter Ma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Prayer Group
Time: June 22, 2021  1:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting here  or call in:
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:  835 6150 2210 #
3. Skip participant ID by pressing #
4. Enter password: 4736 #

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Giving to St. Andrews

Thank you for your offerings even during this time.  Our church has ongoing bills and obligations, but we also have the privilege to give offering 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 a tax receipt to you.  (More info: 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.

Another possibility is Pre-Authorized Remittance, which allows for a monthly withdrawal from your bank account.  Ask Velma or Peter for more information.

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The Church Building is Closed – but we have not gone away

Even though our building is closed, we are here for you.  Join our online service. telephone worship, prayer meeting or Zoom Bible study.  We have active Choir and Fitness groups.  If you need help in anyway, please let us know.  Peter (416) 459-2207.

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Small Group Bible Studies

We have a Small Group Bible Study meeting on Wednesday evenings by Zoom video.  If you are interested in studying the Bible in a friendly and welcoming environment, let Peter know.
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Church Newsletter
Our Communicator Newsletter for Spring 2021 is available: Click here to download
Thanks to Cyntra Seebaransingh.
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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.