Summer 2019

During the summer months we gather as one family on Sundays, for worship at 10:00am. Most Sundays will be a “blended” style of worship, incorporating contemporary praise and traditional hymns. 

Pastoral Support during the summer :-

Pastor Martin will be on vacation from July 1st to August 6th and so if you are in need of pastoral support during that time please either contact the church office (604 987 6800, or your connecting elder.

For pastoral emergencies Rev. Richard Watson will be available and can be reached through the church office or Gray Finlayson (604 987 6483,


Pastor Daniel’s schedule for the summer is as follows:-

(Daniel is once again serving as co-director of Camp Douglas during the summer)

June 25th – 29th            Camp Douglas staff Training

July 2nd – 12th           Camp Douglas

July 13th – 21st         Vacation

July 22nd – 26th           Study leave, auditing the N.T. Wright course at Regent College

July 29th - Aug 11th     SASS Office

August 12th – 23rd       Camp Douglas

Preaching schedule during the Summer Sundays :-

The following is our planned schedule of preachers for the summer:-

July 7              Rev. Richard Watson              Aug 4              Rev. Dr. Don Faris

July 14            Rev. Stephen Moore*             Aug 11            Rev. Dr. Don Faris

July 21            Rev. Stephen Moore*             Aug 18            Pastor Martin - Vision Part I of III “God-Centered”

July 28             Rev. Dr. Don Faris                 Aug 25            Pastor Martin - Vision Part II of III “Christ-like”

                                                                  Sept 1            Pastor Martin - Vision Part III of III “Spirit-Filled”


*Rev Stephen Moore has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for almost 30 years.  Having come to faith in his early twenties, he spent 3 years teaching in the school that Rory McIlroy subsequently attended (a point of interest for those who are golfers) before training for the ministry.  He has served in 2 congregations each for 13 years, his current charge being Gilnahirk in East Belfast.  He is married to Liz who is a Learning Support Teacher.  They have a daughter and son – Christina is a Diocesan Youth Officer for the Church of Ireland and is married to Mark who works for a Christian organisation called CARE; and David works for a Public Affairs company in London.

During worship a program will be provided for young children that will bless them.

Thinking Ahead :-

On September 8th we will return to our regular service times, 9:15 & 11:00am, and will celebrate the sacrament of communion at both services. Our Sunday School program for children, grades K-12, will begin that same day, running in conjunction with the 9:15am service.

Our Youth Group will be going to Camp Douglas, on the Sunshine Coast for their annual youth retreat, September 13-15th, 2019. For details email Pastor Daniel,

On September 22nd SASS will be hosting a FREE “Community BBQ” (4-6pm) for our local community.

Mark the date in your calendar.

Do you have questions about “Christianity”? We are planning an ALPHA program, starting September 30th, 2019. Further details and to register check out our website,

If you would like more information about our church please refer to, or follow us on Facebook (@sasspc) or call the church office, 604-987-6800.

God bless!


Pastor Martin Baxter

Associate Pastor Daniel Martinez

Minister in Association Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart
St. Andrew’s & St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church