February 9th, 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 9th, 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

The salt of the earth has been invited to worship;

            Invited by the one who seasons all our lives.

The light of the world shines forth from this place;

            A light that finds it’s source in God’s grace.

Everyone is invited to the celebrations;

            Let us sing out our praises and rejoice our      blessings.

*Hymn:  VU# 460    “All Who Hunger”

Opening Prayer:

Loving God, we enter this place of worship, to be reminded that your presence is with us always.  Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” and we come to be reminded of how bright that light shines.  Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth” and we come to this place to have our lives seasoned with your spirit and renewed through our fellowship.

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# 585    “Jesus Bids Us Shine”

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 58:1-12                      Pew Bible page # 555

God rebukes the people for following laws and traditions but missing the reason for these laws

Matthew 5: 13-20              Pew Bible page #719-20

Three separate lessons that speak of the nature of humans as God’s children and the nature of God’s law.

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding.  Amen


*Hymn:   VU#82      “A Light is Gleaming”

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# 87    “I Am the Light of the World”

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.


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

Prayer requests for this week from the Conference Office:

Preeceville-Sturgis Prince Albert: Calvary

Quill Plains (Quill Lake, Watson)

Attendance:  79

    Sunday, February 9th to 16th, 2020
Sun Feb. 9th 10:30a Worship Service,

Sunday School, Food Bank

Reader: Diane Milton Smith

Tues Feb. 11th   9:00a K J Quilters
Wed Feb. 12th 10:00a Bible Study
  1:00p Affirm Committee
  6:30p Choir Practice
Thur Feb. 13th   2:00p Coffee with Rev. Jim
Sun Feb. 14th 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader:  Laura Richard

Bulletin Covers:   2020 Unsponsored Covers

April 10th, 2020        Good Friday

May 31st, 2020         Day of Pentecost

June 7th, 2020          Rainbow

July 12th, 2020          Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Sept. 20th, 2020       Waterfall, Nova Scotia

Nov. 22nd, 2020       Cross & Crown Stained Glass

Reign of Christ Sunday

Thank you for your support.

Anyone for Pancakes & Sausage!

UCW Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 25th

Pancake & Sausage Lunch, 11:30a to 1:30p

Includes Coffee, Tea or Juice

Social Hall of St. Andrew’s United

Tickets $ 8.00 per person

Annual Tax Receipts for 2019:

The Tax Receipts for 2019 will be placed in your Narthex mail box.  If you do not have a mail box, check with Finance committee members in the Narthex after the service.

Committees & Groups of St. Andrew’s United:

Annual General Meeting:

Sunday, February 23rd,

UCW Lunch to follow the Worship Service and the meeting will commence after the Lunch.  Please be prepared to stay for the AGM.

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

Easter Season 2020   United Churches of Moose Jaw

Please refer to the poster included in today’s bulletin.

The information shows what services will be held from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Sunday.