April 21st , 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 21st, 2019 * 10:30 am; Easter Sunday Celebration


“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:

May the love of God be with you all,

            And also with you.

Christ is alive!

            He is alive indeed!

Christ is risen!

            He is risen indeed!

The stone has been rolled away;

            The path to new life has been cleared!

The grave cloths have been discarded;

            And we cloth ourselves in glorious, holy life!

The realm of God has come near,

           Life found in a grave, liberation from one oppressed,      and joy from one who suffered!

*Hymn:   VU# 155      “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”


Opening Prayer:

God of rebirth, we come together in this community to give thanks for the unquenchable spirit of life – the spirit that was a part of your son Jesus and that is a part of us. We give thanks for the opportunity that we are given each day of our lives to be reborn into something greater than we were before. Bless our gathering and bless us as we wipe the tears from our eyes, roll away the stone, and celebrate the risen Christ – Easter is here!

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#412        “This is the Day”


Scripture Readings:  

Isaiah 65: 17-25   (Pew Bible page no.561 )

The prophet’s vision of a new heaven and earth.


Choir Anthem:           “How Beautiful”

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:1-12 (Pew Bible Page #787)

The women who accompanied Jesus through his

ministry go to the tomb.

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen



*Hymn: VU# 158       “Christ Is Alive”


Minute for Mission

Call to Offering

Offering Hymn:          VU#958           “Halle, Halle, Halle”

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Prayers of the People


*Hymn:   VU#166     “Joy Comes with the Dawn”   


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 Vicki Talock 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 the Conference Office:

Spirit of Hope (Foote-Copeland, Wynyard)

Springwater (Kelfield, Ruthilda)


Attendance:  74

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.

Sunday, April 21st, to 28th , 2019

Sun Apr. 21st 10:30a Easter Celebration Service

Sunday School

Reader: Karen Mundt

Mon Apr. 21st Easter Monday – Office Closed
Tues Apr. 22nd 9:00a K J Quilters
Wed Apr. 23rd 10:00a Bible Study
Sun Apr. 28th 10:30a Worship & Sunday School

Reader: Cathy Forester

Easter Week:   April 23rd to 26th, 2019

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

The office hours will be as follows:

Date                            Morning 9-noon          Afternoon 1-3

Tuesday April 22nd             Closed                              Open

Wednesday Apr. 23rd   Open                                Open

Thursday, Apr. 24th      Open                                Open

Friday, Apr. 25th           Open                                Open

Thank you so much to those who have volunteered to cover the office while Rev. Jim and I are away.       Donna Merrifield

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

Annual Salad Buffet:    

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

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

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