February 2nd , 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 2nd, 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.

Come and enter worship, something’s about to happen;

            The world is about to be transformed!

God’s wisdom will be known;

            Wisdom that is different from anything we’ve known.

The poor shall be rich,

            The least shall be greatest,

The outcast are befriended,

            And all shall know God!

*Hymn:   MV#23     “Come, O Holy Spirit”

Opening Prayer:

Loving God, spirit of transformation, we open ourselves to you as we worship.  We open our hearts to your love; we open our minds to new ways of thinking; we open our lives to other people with their own message of your grace.  May our words convey wisdom, our songs joy, and may your voice be heard in our holy silence.

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# 684   “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace”

Scripture Readings:

1 Corinthians 1:18–31           Bible page no. 848

God’s foolishness is better than human wisdom.

Matthew 5:1–12                   Bible page no. 719

The beatitudes

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding.  Amen


*Hymn:  VU# 896    “Blessed Are They”

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.

Prayers of the People

*Hymn:  VU# 481    “Sent Fort by God’s Blessing”

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 Karen Mundt for sponsoring Sunday bulletin covers. 


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

Prayer requests for this week from the Conference Office:

People of Colour//Plenty, Dodsland//

Prairie Points (Creelman, Fillmore)