January 14 , 2018 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

January 14th, 2018 * 10:30 am

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 *.

 

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.

Listen, can you hear?

            Is it a small indwelling voice?  A whisper?

            A thunderclap?

Listen, God is calling!

            Calling us to wake from slumber, to journey to             holiness.

The God of Moses, Samuel, and Jesus is still speaking!

            Speaking to us as individuals, as a church, as humanity.

Calling us to new life, new opportunity and new love.

            Come, let us join all creation and celebrate God’s    unending call!

*Hymn:   VU#371      “Open My Eyes”

 

Opening Prayer:

Holy God, still speaking presence that guides us, we gather in this community of faith to listen.  We listen for the voices of this community – voices of need, concern, celebration and faith.  We listen for the voice of our world – the call for care and stewardship, the voice that reminds that we are a part of your creative energy.  We listen for your voice – calling us out of comfort and complacency, calling us to move beyond cynicism and fear, calling us to experience you and your love in new and exciting ways.

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# 567      “Will You Come & Follow Me”

 

Scripture Readings:

1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Pew Bible Page No. 200

            The young Samuel is woken by the voice of God

John 1:43–51   Pew Bible Page No. 789-790

Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael.

 

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding.  Amen

 

Reflection

 

*Hymn:  MV#161      “I Have Called You By Your Name”

Minute for Mission

Call to Offering

 

Offering Hymn:            VU# 541  “Praise God from Whom…”

            Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise God all creatures high and low

Give thanks to God in love made known

Creator, Word and Spirit, One

 

Prayers of the People

Response:      MV#97           “Listen God is Calling”

 

*Hymn:  VU# 644      “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

 

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 all who have been sponsoring worship bulletin covers.  This is a Variety Sunday!

 

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

Special Joint Event:   St. Andrew’s & Minto United

9:30am, Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Brunch and Slide Presentation by Jim & Jennifer Tenford

Where: Minto United Church   Cost:  $ 5.00

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Prayer requests for this week from the Conference Office:

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Chinook                      Moose Jaw: St. Andrew’s

River Bend                   Saskatoon: St. David’s Trinity

Tamarack                    Shell Lake Partners in Worship (SM)

 

 

 

 

Attendance: 60

 

 

 

Sunday, January 14th to January 21st, 2018

 

Events for St. Andrew’s

Sun Jan. 14th 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader: Vivian Brailean

Tues Jan. 16th   9:00a K J Quilters
    11:30a Men’s Group
Wed Jan. 17th 10:00a Bible Study
    11:00a Women’s Fellowship w/MJMC
Fri Jan. 19th 10:00a Worship, Music, Faith meeting
      1:00p Affirm Meeting
      2:00p Finance Meeting
Sun Jan. 21st 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader:  Ryan Johnson

 

2018 is now here and the following are some reminders and a couple of changes:

  • Some congregants have not picked up their 2018 offering envelopes.
  • Church Committees –Annual reports for the AGM the end of February, 2018.
  • Committees – It is budget time. Please have your budgets into the office by Jan.18th, 2018
  • The Council Meeting in January, 2018 will be held on the January 25th, 2018 at 7:00pm. Please see the January, 2018 calendar for important dates.
  • The Narthex mail boxes will be emptied January, 2018 and relabelled January, 2018. If you wish to have a Narthex mail bin please contact the Church office:  692-0533.
  • Annual Giving Receipts will be available January 21st, 2017 from the Finance committee. The receipts will be handed out on Sunday, January 21st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost & Found: There are various and numerous items in the lost and found drawers in the Office Kitchen area.  Everything that has been handed into the office will be placed in bins and we are asking that you go through the items and take what is yours.

These bins will be in the office area for approximately two weeks starting Mon., Jan. 15th, 2018

and ending Friday, January 26th, 2018.  After that time all the items will be donated or disposed of.

 

From General Office of the United Church of Canada

In 2017, pastoral charges and presbyteries voted in favour of remits that will reshape The United Church of Canada. The remits must be enacted by the 43rd General Council in July. Planning is underway to ensure a smooth transition pending approval. The two biggest impacts on pastoral charges are that presbyteries and Conferences will be replaced by regional councils, and the Denominational Council level of the church will be authorized to levy and collect assessments. All pastoral charges will now share in the cost of governance and administration.

Information about the changes underway in the church can be found on the Remit Implementation page. To receive notices of the work being done, please subscribe to our Remit Implementation newsletter. Questions, comments, suggestions, and concerns can be sent to remits@united-church.ca.

 

Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw is a passionate team of local volunteers working for the creation of a true Hospice in our community with the mission of “Providing compassionate and holistic care to those nearing the end of their physical life.”  It is our desire to be the “voice” of this great community at the planning table with the Health Authority, and so we are looking for you to add your voice to this cause by becoming a “Friend of Heartland Hospice”.  The “Friends of Heartland Hospice” is an email group,(we are also on Facebook under “Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw) where open communication is available regarding the developments of Hospice in our community.  It is also a channel for you to voice your hopes for a Hospice in Moose Jaw. There are no obligations.  We just want to ensure that your voice is heard. Will you help us ensure that the end of life experience for every person in our Community is compassionate and holistic?  For more information, or to join the “Friends of Heartland Hospice” mailing list please email: hhmjfriends@gmail.com