February 23rd, 2020 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

February 23rd, 2020 * 10:30 am


“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.

Something extraordinary is happening,

                A change that will transform the world.

Like a butterfly breaking free of a chrysalis,

                Christ calls us to break free from the bounds of

                fear, sin and loneliness.

Something extraordinary is happening,

                Individuals have come together to become the      community of God!

Different people with different ways of thinking,

                United in the prayer of making the kingdom of God a        reality!

*Hymn:  VU#635          “All The Way My Saviour Leads Me”

Opening Prayer:

Gracious and Holy Spirit, you have called us to this place and we have answered.  We enter into worship to hear your wisdom and be nourished by your presence.  We seek the wisdom to know what it is that you ask of us, and the courage to follow in your way.  We seek to be touched by your transforming grace, to become more than what we were, more ready to answer, more willing to show love, more grateful for the blessing you provide.  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:  MV# 150        “Spirit God, Be Our Breath”

Scripture Readings:

Exodus 34: 29-35                            Pew Bible page no. 68

The transfiguration of Moses

Psalm 99 VU Page 819  Refrain #1

A psalm that portrays God as one who would cause

people to fall on their faces and tremble.

Matthew 17: 1-9                             Pew Bible page no. 731

The transfiguration of Jesus

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding.  Amen


*Hymn:  VU#460         “All Who Hunger”

Minute for Mission

Call to Offering

MV #191             “What Can I Do”

What can I do?   What can I bring?

                What can I say?  What can I sing?

I’ll sing with joy.           I’ll say a prayer

I’ll bring my love.         I’ll do my share.

Holy Communion

Passing the Peace of Christ

God be with you.

                And also with you.

Lift up our hearts.

                We lift our hearts in prayer.

Let us give thanks to God.

                It is good to give God thanks and praise.

Holy God, you have created us to be whole.  Each breath we take is a reminder of the breath of your spirit, filling our lives with potential and blessing.  Your spirit surrounds us, flows through us and sustains us throughout all our days.  We give thanks for your graceful presence in our lives as we sing together:

MV# 115             “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”

Renewing God, we thank you for this community.  Like all the ingredients that go into making our bread, we come together to create something new.  Individuals, that on our own, are good, but together in this family of faith, something that can offer nourishment to our communities and the world.  We celebrate our fellowship as we raise our voices and sing together:

MV#115              “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”

Creating God, we thank you for our home.  Within your spirit, our planet spins to bring day, night, seasons, rest and renewal.  We are nourished by our land, warmed by our sun, and accompanied by plant, animal and creatures that defy description or understanding – all signs of your life giving power.  In praise of your creation we sing together:

MV115     “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”

For all you have given us and all you will still provide,

we offer you thanks:

Holy, holy holy God,

                power of life and love!

                Heaven and earth are full of your glory!

                Hosanna through the ages!

                Blest is the one who comes to bring justice

                to your earth!

Prayer of Thanksgiving:

Choral Response:  MV #115 “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”

*Hymn:   VU #639        “One More Step Along the World I Go”

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.

Thank you to Vicki Talock for sponsoring Sunday’s bulletin cover.


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

Prayer requests for this week from Living Skies Region 4:

Redvers United/Lutheran (SM) Moose Jaw: St. Andrew’s Yorkton: St. Andrew’s Saskatoon: St. David’s Trinity Regina: St. James

Attendance:    70

 Sunday, Feb. 23rd to Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Sun Feb. 23rd 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader: Laura Richard

UCW Lunch after Service

AGM after Lunch

Mon Feb. 24th Office Closed – Family Funeral in B.C.
  1:00p UCW – prep for Tuesday
Tues Feb. 25th   9:00a K J Quilters
11:30a Shrove Tuesday – Pancake & Sausage Luncheon, Social Hall
Wed Feb. 26th 10:00a Bible Study
  6:30p Choir Practice
  7:30p Zion United;

Ash Wednesday Service

Thur Feb. 27th   2:00p Coffee with Rev. Jim
Sun Mar. 1st Lent I 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader:  Shirley Petrovicz

Baptism & Membership

Lent I   5:00p At Zion United

Pot Luck and a Movie

Annual General Meeting:

Sunday, February 23rd,

The UCW Lunch will follow the Worship Service with the AGM commencing after the Lunch.  Please stay for the AGM.

Annual Tax Receipts for 2019:

The Tax Receipts for 2019 have been placed in the Narthex mail boxes.  If you do not have a mail box your receipt has been mailed.   If you wish to have a Narthex mail box please contact the office.

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

World Day of Prayer 2020

St. Joseph’s Church, Friday, March 6th, 2:00pm

Easter 2020 Schedule


Feb. 25th

Shrove Tuesday

St. Andrew’s United Pancake & Sausage Lunch

11:30am to 1:30pm,

Cost $ 8.00


Feb. 26th

Ash Wednesday

Zion United 7:30pm Service

Easter 2020 cont’d

Regular Sunday Morning Service Times

For all United Churches in Moose Jaw


March 1st

March 8th

March 15th

March 22nd

March 29th

St. Andrew’s United

Minto United

Trinity United

Zion United

Lent I to Lent V

10:30a Sunday Morning Services

Sunday Evenings in Lent

Gatherings of the United Churches

Time of Fellowship during the Season of Lent


March 1st

Lent I

March 1st

Zion United


Pot Luck Dinner & Movie


March 8th

Lent II
Sunday March 15th Lent III March 15th

St. Andrew’s United


Pot Luck Dinner & Movie

Sunday March 22nd Lent IV

March 29th

Lent V March 29th

Minto United


Pot Luck Dinner & Movie