February 24th 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

February 24th, 2019 * 10:30 am

Worship Leader: Joan Rennie-Laing

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“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 *.

 

God Calls Us Together

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 the Christ Candle

May the light of Christ shine brightly in your life.

And also in yours.

(The Gathering A/C/E 2018/19 (Year C) Beth W. Johnston)

 

Call to worship

God’s people have gathered for worship

And God is with us.

            Strangers and friends, Familiar and new,

            Yet one in God’s love, And God is with us.

Feeling lost and hopeless, Feeling found and thankful,

And God is with us.

            No matter where we’ve come from

            Or where we’re bound God is with us.

We come in gratitude and hope.

Come let us begin with prayer…

(The Gathering A/C/E 2018/19 (Year C) Bob Root)

 

Reflective Prayer

*Hymn: V.U. #415 “God, We Praise You for the Morning “

 

Time with God’s Children

 

Join in saying the Lord’s prayer together:

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.

 

Call to Reconciliation

Prayers for growth:

* Hymn: MV #79    “Spirit, Open My Heart“

Listening for the Word

 

Prayer for illumination

Scripture Readings:

Genesis 45:1-28 (Pew Bible page no. 36-37)

Luke 6:27-37 (Pew Bible page no. 967)

 

*Hymn of the Word: V.U. # 372    “Though I May Speak“

Scripture Response (unison)
For the words of God in scripture

For the words of God among us

For the words of God within us.

Thanks be to God. Amen

 

Reflection

 

*Hymn: M.V. #12      “Come touch Our Hearts

 

We Respond

Minute for Mission

Invitation to Offering

 

*Offertory Hymn: VU #603 In Loving Partnership We come

 

Offertory prayer ( Unison)

You have gifted us with a new spirit, a spirit of compassion, of understanding and of love.

Like Christ, with these gifts, we reach out into the world to heal.

Bless these gifts that they may heal the broken hearted, that they may mend the wounded and that they may proclaim justice like a mighty river to the nations. Amen

(The Gathering A/C/E 2004-5 pg 31 Gord Dunbar)

Prayers of the People

 

Going forth to Make a Difference

 

Blessing and Sending forth

*Hymn: VU # 625    “I Feel the Winds of God”

Notes of Thanks

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

This Sunday’s bulletin cover was sponsored by Sonia McWilliams in memory

of Dr. Fred McWilliams by the McWilliams Family.

 

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

Prayer requests for this week from the Conference Office:

Plenty, Dodsland

Preeceville-Sturgis

Attendance: 51

Annual Report of 2018

The Annual Report is available from the Narthex. Please take a copy.

Sunday, February 24th to March 3rd, 2019

Sun Feb. 24th 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Worship Leader: Joan Rennie Laing

Lunch after Service

Annual General Meeting after Lunch

Mon Feb. 25th 5:30p Choir Practice
Tues Feb. 26th 9:00a K J Quilters
Wed Feb. 27th 10:00a Bible Study
1:00p UCW
Fri Mar. 1st 6:00p BVOR St. Andrew’s Group – Social Hall
Sun Mar. 3rd 10:30a Worship Service & Sunday School

Reader:   Lisa Veer

            World Day of Prayer Service

Theme: “Come-Everything is Ready!”

Created by women of Slovenia, presented by

Moose Jaw church women.

Place:   Salvation Army Church, 2 Wintergreen Drive.

Friday, March 1, 2019, 2:00pm.

Lunch and visiting following service. All are Welcome!

Upcoming Special Service:                      Ash Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Service in the Chapel at 7:00pm. Everyone welcome!

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