June 2nd , 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

June 2nd, 2019 * 10:30 am

Worship Leader: Sheila Leahy

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.

Introit: VU#374- V. 1 “ Come and Find the Quiet Center “

Come and find the quiet centre,

in the crowded life we lead.

Find the room for hope to enter,

Find the frame where we are freed

Clear the chaos and the clutter

Clear our eyes, that we can see

All the things that really matter

Be at peace, and simply be.

Lighting the Christ Candle:

Just as a spark of light can illuminate for us an idea of huge proportions, let the light of this candle be a reminder of all that is and all that can be for this community of faith.

 

 

 

Call to Worship:

Nothing is static in this world even the rocks of the earth can move and melt. Neither is our faith or our vision static, as Christ calls us out into the world.

But that can be a scary place to go! We may be very happy just where we are! After all we have spent a lifetime arriving at the places we are in, in our present lives.

We have this profound faith in the teachings of Jesus, teachings that ask us to put ourselves out for others, to stretch our imaginations and to really look at what we need, what the world needs, to become a healed and healing place.

And so on this day, we open ourselves to the work of the Spirit of Christ that dwells within and among us at all times. On this morning we stand proudly to look at a life lived with Jesus and not just a life lived in Jesus.   Come people of God, let us worship together.

*Hymn: MV#1        “Let Us Build A House”

 

Opening Prayer:

Holy, Loving presence who we name as God in our lives, we come to this place of Worship on this day knowing that our lives are constantly changing and that through the inspiration of the teachings of Jesus we are changed into even better people than we were before. It would seem O God , that we can take nothing for granted in this new world in which we live – boundaries change and shift, and yet there is a pattern in our lives that has stood the test of time and that pattern is that Your essence, Your presence, has never left your people. On this day, as we sing, pray and study the Word, we gain courage, wisdom and faith and for those things we are truly thankful….

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.

 

Passing the Peace : Let us take the time to welcome one another by sharing the peace of Christ.     May the peace of Christ be with you all, And also with you.

Time with God’s Children

 

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

 

Scripture Readings:          

Acts 16:16-34                      (Pew Bible page no.825)

Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21   (Pew Bible page no. 923)

John 17: 20-26       (Pew Bible page no. 808)

 

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen

 

Reflection

 

*Hymn: MV#138    “My Love Colours Outside the Lines”

Minute for Mission

Call to Offering

Offertory Hymn:       VU#958         “Halle, Halle, Halle”

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Prayer of Dedication: (in unison)

Our offering this day of our money, our talents and life style, are all tools that we use to enrich our personal lives and the lives of this faith community in which we live. We simply seek the best for all people and trust that our gifts are acceptable to our understanding of God with us.

Amen

 

*Hymn: MV #209   “God Make a Difference”          

 

Blessing and Sending

Go from this place today to do the work of Christ in the world.   Go in love and Go in Peace.                       Amen.

 

Today’s service and sermon were taken from the

Regional Council Annual Meeting 2019.

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.

Our Thanks to Margaret Scott for sponsoring this Sunday’s worship bulletin cover.

 

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

Prayer requests for this week from the Conference Office:

Moose Jaw: Trinity                           Watrous Young

Wolseley                                            Yorkton: St. Andrew’s

 

Attendance: 81

UCW Ladies Lunch:

The U.C.W. ladies are going to lunch Wed., June 12th

at 11:30am at the Grant Hall. We are meeting in the “Thorn Room” and all ladies of the Church are invited to join us.

Sunday, June 2nd to 9th, 2019

Sun Jun. 2nd 10:30a Worship & Sunday School
Mon Jun. 3rd 5:30p Choir Practice
Thur Jun. 6th 7:00p BVOR Meeting
Fri Jun. 7th 5:00p Wedding Rehearsal

Laura & Justin

Sat Jun. 8th 1:00p Wedding: Sanctuary
Sun. Jun. 9th 10:30a Worship & Sunday School

Canada Day Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, June 25th

There will be a St. Andrew’s United special event in celebration of Canada Day.

Where: Bobby’s Place

Times: 6pm Dinner (off the menu); 7pm Sing-a-long begins

Everyone is 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