St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Streetsville is a historic congregation founded in 1822 and has continuously serviced the village of Streetsville and its surrounding area for over 180 years. The building housing our main auditorium was built in 1867 and has been designated as a historic building. Our modern gymnasium and activity center was built in 2001 to provide facilities and resources for effective ministry in the new millennium.
We are a missional, multi-generational and multicultural community of people learning to follow Jesus.
- Getting to know each other online and in-person.
- Developing the “Learning to Follow Jesus” groups online and in-person.
- Renewing the Sunday morning worship gathering online and in-person.
What to Expect
Going to a church for the first time can be stressful. You aren’t really sure what to expect. We want you to be comfortable coming to St. Andrew’s so we’ve listed the answers to some of the most common questions visitors have.
What time is the Worship Gathering?
We gather at 10:30 am each Sunday in the sanctuary. We are usually finished before noon.
What should I wear?
At St. Andrew’s you can wear what you are comfortable in. Most people come in casual clothes appropriate for the season. Our sanctuary is not air conditioned since it dates from 1868. The 2001 addition to our church is air conditioned.
Will I see people who look like me?
It is very likely you will see people that look like you. St. Andrew’s has a very multi-cultural congregation, with approximately 50% of the regular attendees born outside North America.
What happens during the gathering for adults?
When you enter the sanctuary one of the Greeters will welcome you and give you a bulletin. Sit wherever you want – there are no reserved or assigned seats. The service contains praise music, scripture reading, preaching, and the collection of the offering (visitors are encouraged to let the offerings plate pass by). Our Sunday Gathering could best be described as a blending of traditional and modern elements and styles. Our Praise Team presents contemporary songs and choruses. Our Choir presents special musicals and traditional hymns. The Scriptures are read in modern English with a Bible-based message presented in a positive, relevant and straight-forward manner designed to help people discover principles for living life to the fullest. You can listen to past sermons to get a feel for the content and style.
Can I access free wi-fi?
Yes you can! Our guest wi-fi is available to all. Connect to the St. Andrew’s Guest network.
What happens after the gathering?
We invite you to stay after the service is done. If you want someone to pray for you, speak to our prayer partners who are at the front of the sanctuary after the service. They are more than willing to pray with you about the needs you have. We invite everyone to join us in the Fireside Room behind the front of the sanctuary for social coffee hour.
Where We Are
Where do I park and enter the building?
Enter off of Queen Street on the south side of the church building (click here for details). If you are not comfortable with our front entrance stairs, use the lower entrances, which allow you to take an elevator to the sanctuary level. You can also park in the public parking lot north of the church, which has entrances from Queen Street. You can also choose to use street parking on one of the streets on the west side of Queen Street.
As part of our safety protocol, if you arrive after 10:45 am, please enter through our Queen Street front entrance.
Families With Kids
What happens during the gathering for kids?
Families start the service together in the sanctuary singing with our praise team. Following this, during the church school year (September to June) the kids go to their age graded programs in the lower hall (approximately 15 mins after the service has began). During the summer months, kids stay with their families in the sanctuary. Reach out to one of our greeters and they can provide an activity bag for your kids. St. Andrew’s abides by the Presbyterian Church’s Leading with Care program to ensure the safety of our children. Feel free to ask a teacher or leader for more information.
For infants and toddlers we have a nursery where parents can take their children during the service. There is a speaker in the nursery so you can listen to the service while taking care of your children. You can learn more about our programs for children and youth here.
If you are in need or in crisis, here are some resources to contact.
Needs in Mississauga
In Mississauga, we support The Open Door at Square One. They make every effort to minister to people’s practical, spiritual and emotional needs. They are ministering to people facing unemployment, critical illness, homelessness, marriage breakdown, abusive situations, bereavement, loneliness, single parenting and countless other reasons that cause people to need help.
Location: Square One shopping centre
Distress Centre Peel
Distress Centre Peel provides free 24 hour telephone support, crisis intervention, and referral to other agencies where appropriate, for people in distress in Mississauga.
Kids Help Phone
24/7 counselling on the phone or online
Christian Marriage support
Focus on the Family provides counselling and hope for Canadian families.
I was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents. Both my parents became Christians because of British Open Brethren missionaries. We spoke English at home as both my parents were so educated. I gave my life to Christ when I was 14. My parents sent me to Australia for my university studies. I graduated from the Sydney University Law School and worked in Kuala Lumpur as a lawyer for 3 years. In 1988, I came to Vancouver to do theological studies at Regent College. I was blessed to become teaching assistant to Dr. J.I. Packer and did my theological comprehensive exams under him. Therefore the 5 slogans of the Reformation describe my theological convictions: Sola Gratia, Sola Fidé, Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus and Soli Deo Gloria. Having graduated from Regent, I have worked as a pastor in Vancouver, Brampton, Richmond Hill and Mississauga.
I am married to Lorie and we have 2 children Esther and Luke. On November 7, 2016, I was blessed to start work as a pastor at St. Andrew’s Streetsville. Basically I see my calling as preaching, caring for people and equipping people to serve God in their lives. My core message is that God saves and God speaks. Look out for God in your life.
Youth Worker Team
Dan Tyrala + Margaret Lewis
Margaret and Dan have grown up at St. Andrew’s since they were kids. Today as young professionals, they aspire to pass on their learnings and journey of faith to the next generation of youth through their program: Bagels and Bibles. Come hungry for faith, fellowship, food, and friendship.
Contact Margaret: firstname.lastname@example.org