Covid Updates Page

Hi church family,

As a result of York Region Public Health’s recommendations which include not having gatherings of over 50 people, all our weekend’s worship services will be conducted only through livestream - we will not have services on site at the church until further notice.

Livestream of Worship Services

Although we aren’t able to physically meet we encourage you to experience the blessings of corporate worship through live stream. To join the livestream go to live.hopemarkham.ca. It will be streamed on Saturdays at 5:30pm and 8:30pm and on Sundays and at 9am and 11am.

Prayer Requests

While watching the live stream you can submit prayer requests by clicking on the “Request Prayer” button at the bottom right of the screen. Alternatively you can email your prayer requests at any time to info@hopemarkham.ca

Benevolence

Please be on the lookout for needs that may arise because of this pandemic and seek to meet those needs as a means of showing love and care. We can do this individually or with our small group. If you or your small group are unable to fulfil the need please let us know as the church will want to help in any way possible (email info@hopemarkham.ca).  We want to do our best to care for needs and show Christ’s love at a time like this.

Here are a few things to look for:

  • Those who need help to pay for groceries or other needs due to loss of work.
  • Those who are more elderly and unable to get groceries or essentials for their home.
  • Those who need childcare due to the closing of schools and daycares.
  • Those who may be alone and need a phone call and prayer.
Small Groups

During this time all Small Groups as normal through online formats - your small group leader will advise.

Giving

You can give at any time by going to https://www.hopemarkham.ca/give and use one of the giving options listed. We anticipate even greater needs in our church family during this crisis so please consider how you can support our church financially at this time. You can also mail your offering to the church. Our address is 8176 McCowan Rd, Markham ON L3P 3J3. There’s also a mailbox right outside the main entrance doors of the church (please don’t leave cash in the mailbox).

Pray

You may find yourself wondering how and what to pray. Here are some things you can pray about:

  1. Praise God for His steadfast faithful love (Psm 31:7; Lam 3:32).
  2. Pray for the peace of God that passes all understanding (Isa 26:3-4; Phil 4:4-7).
  3. Pray for our leaders and governing officials (Rom 13:1-4; 1 Tim 2:1-4).
  4. Pray for opportunities to witness, serve, love our communities and neighbour (Matt 5:16; John 13:34-35).
  5. Pray for international churches, their people, and their countries (Psm 33:8-12; Luke 12;30-31).
  6. Pray for those who are most at risk, most isolated, and most overwhelmed (Psm 9:9-10; Luke 4:18-19).
  7. Pray and praise for health workers and scientists (Psm 46:1; Daniel 2:30).
  8. Pray that God will use this for HIs glory and the salvation of many.

You are loved!
The Elders and Staff of Hope