St. Andrew’s United Church
60 Athabasca Street East, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0L2
Telephone: 306-692-0533*E-mail: email@example.com
Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford *Music Director: Karen Purdy
Welcome to Sunday Morning Worship
January 14th, 2018 * 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
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?
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”
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”
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.
These are our words from scripture,
May God bless our understanding. Amen
*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)
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|
|Wed||Jan. 17th||10:00a||Bible Study|
|11:00a||Women’s Fellowship w/MJMC|
|Fri||Jan. 19th||10:00a||Worship, Music, Faith 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com