April 14th , 2019 Bulletin

St. Andrew’s United Church

60 Athabasca Street East, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0L2

Telephone: 306-692-0533*E-mail: st.andrews.mj@sasktel.net

Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford *Music Director: Karen Purdy

   Welcome to Sunday Morning Worship

April 14th, 2019 * 10:30 am

Palm Sunday



“St. Andrew’s United Church is a progressive worshiping community

dedicated to spiritual growth, caring, and inclusivity that is providing

outreach to the community and the world”

Large print bulletins available for those with visual and audio difficulties. Please see a greeter for a copy.

Leader reads plain text; people respond at bold text.

*Congregation please stand, as each is able at the places marked *.

Words of Welcome, Introduction of Guests & Minute Speak


Celebration Box:

Congratulations to you, May the dear Lord bless you

May God’s special blessing, Descend upon you.

Lighting of the Christ Candle


Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118)

May the love of God be with you all,

            And also with you.

Let Israel say,

            God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let the people of St. Andrew’s say,

            God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let all creation say,

            God’s steadfast love endures forever!

God has opened the gates of righteousness

            So that all may enter and know God

Every stone, even the one rejected, will be used to build God’s temple

            Every stone will sing out praises for what God has        done!


*Hymn: VU#123     “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”


Opening Prayer:

Holy God, we enter into the gates of this holy place to celebrate with these holy people. We joyously join together in song, we faithfully offer you our prayers, and attentively listen for your still speaking voice. We wish to join in the chorus, with all the people of every time and place; we wish to join voices of every rock, tree and all the universe, crying out “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!”

We pray to you who is our mother and our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Time with God’s Children


*Hymn: VU#124     “He Came Riding on a Donkey”


Scripture Readings:

Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 (VU p. 837, Parts 1, 3, and 4)

The stone which the builders rejected.

Luke 19:28–40            (Pew Bible page no. 782)

Jesus enters Jerusalem accompanied by

his cheering disciples.


Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen




*Hymn: MV#128   “When They Heard Jesus Was Coming”

            (Verses 1 – 6)

Minute for Mission

Call to Offering


Offering Hymn:       VU# 538     “For the Gift of Creation”

For the gift of creation, the gift of your love,

and the gift of the Spirit by which we live.

We thank you and give you the fruit of our hands

May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give.

Prayers of the People


*Hymn: VU#820     “Make A Joyful Noise”     


Blessing and Sending



Welcome Guests & Visitors

St. Andrew’s United Church is always pleased to welcome our guests & visitors.   After the service, please join us in the Lounge & Court for fellowship & refreshments.


Notes of Thanks

Thank you to everyone who participated in today’s worship service.

Our Thanks to Doris Hall & Dale Hall for sponsoring this Sunday’s worship bulletin cover.


Special Notice: Please remember that St. Andrew’s United is “Scent-Free”.




Prayer requests for this week from Living Skies Region office:

Integrated Community Ministries Inc.

Saskatoon: St. Thomas Wesley


Spirit Hills (Central Butte, Tugaske)

Spiritwood Partners in Faith (SM)


Attendance: 71

Narthex Mail Boxes

There are a few mail boxes with mail. Please empty your mail bin as we will be updated the boxes in early May.   To ensure you have a mail bin when the boxes are updated please contact the office or leave a note in the offering plate with your name with a note requesting a mail box.   Thank you so much.

This week’s Agenda Sunday, April 14th to 21st, 2019

Sun Apr. 14th 10:30a Palm Sunday

Worship & Sunday School

Reader: Diane Milton Smith

Mon Apr. 15th 5:30p Choir
Tues Apr. 16th 9:00a K J Quilters
11:30a Men’s Group
Wed Apr. 17th 10:00a Bible Study
Thur Apr. 18th 10:00a Maundy Thursday

Tea & Hot Cross Buns

Fri. Apr. 19th Good Friday Office Closed
10:30a Good Friday Service at Minto
Sun Apr. 21st 10:30a Easter Sunday Celebration

Worship & Sunday School

Reader: Karen Mundt

Easter Week:   April 23rd to 26th, 2019

Rev. Jim and Donna Merrifield will be away this week.

The office is to be open from Tuesday to Friday. If you are able to volunteer to supervise the office – collect the mail and answer the phone please let Donna know so a schedule can be made up for that week.

Thanks so much.

Announcements from Minto United
  1. Chinese Fortune Supper

April 28th, 6pm, Tickets $15.

Call Linda at 306-694-1209 for tickets

  1. Butterfly Tea & Bake Sale, Minto UCW

Wed., May 8th, 2p to 3:30p

Admission $ 5.00

Announcements from Zion United
  1. Annual Salad Buffet:

Wednesday, May 1, from 11:30a to 1:00p.

Limit of 100 tickets, Available in the office for $10.

  1.  Compassionate Companion Team (CCT)

Inviting all who have a heart for connecting with      people living in Long Term Care Homes, to attend our     brief CCT information session, Sunday May 4th at 11:30            a.m. (with coffee & snacks), following Zions regular        Sunday 10:30a Worship Service. Rev. Tim will explore             the concept of “Ministry of Presence”.

Church Internet Information

Church office e-mail:       st.andrews.mj@sasktel.net

Minister’s e-mail:               jimtenford@sasktel.net

Web Site:   http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca

Facebook: ww.facebook.com/StAndrewsUnitedChurchMooseJaw