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
March 31st, 2019 * 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.
Come, here you are home, here you are welcome,
We enter into a place of faith, of family, of forgiveness.
Come, here a banquet has been served, the table set, a place saved for you;
We come to take our place at God’s table.
Come, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’ve been;
God wants us all here, in relationship with our creator
and with each other
The past is done, this is a new day, a new opportunity,
let us worship God together!
*Hymn: MV# 79 “Spirit Open My Heart”
Holy Spirit, as we enter into our time of worship we ask that you open our hearts to your presence, to your wisdom and to your compassion. We open ourselves to thinking in new ways about your nature and about the unending promise of your grace. Be with us and remind us that you are always more than what we can imagine, you are more forgiving, more welcoming, so much more than fair.
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#343 “I Love to Tell the Story”
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 (Pew Bible page no.778)
These are our words from scripture,
May God bless our understanding. Amen
The Compassionate Father And His Two Lost Sons.
Act 1 Banquet for a fool.
*Hymn: VU#556 “Would You Bless Our Homes & Families”
Act 2: Lament of the responsible child
*Hymn: VU#508 “Just As I Am”
Act 3: A song for the lost and found.
Hymn: VU# 266 “Amazing Grace”
Minute for Mission
Call to Offering
Offering Hymn: VU# 538 “For the Gift of Creation”
For the gift of creation, the gift of your love,
and the gift of the Spirit by which we live.
We thank you and give you the fruit of our hands
May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give.
Prayers of the People
*Hymn: VU# 626 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus”
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.
Our Thanks to Vicki Talock for sponsoring this Sunday’s worship bulletin cover.
Special Notice: Please remember St. Andrew’s
Prayer requests from Living Skies:
Prison Ministries / Micah Mission
- Shellbrook-Leask (Shellbrook);
- St. Paul’s International (Estevan, North Portal, Portal, ND, USA)
Offering Report from March 24th, 2019
Lenten Devotional: “Everyday Skeptics”
There are a few copies of this devotional left to purchase. The cost is $ 17.00 per issue. Please call the office to hold a copy for you or come to the office.
Maundy Thursday: April 18th, 2019
Outreach is holding a Coffee Party 10am to 12noon
Come for Coffee or Tea and Homemade Hot Cross Buns
Cost: by Donation
|Sunday, March 31st to April 7th, 2019
|Sun||Mar. 31||10:30a||Lent IV
Worship & Sunday School
Reader: Laura Richard
|Mon||Apr. 1st||5:30p||Choir Practice|
|Tues||Apr. 2nd||9:00a||K J Quilters|
|Wed||Apr. 3rd||10:00a||Bible Study|
|Fri||Apr. 5th||10:00a||Board of Trustees meeting|
|Sun||Apr. 7th||10:30a||Lent V
Worship & Sunday School
Reader: Laura Richard
|7:00p||Caronport Classical Concert|
Zion United: James Coghlin’s Concert; Friday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $20 & Senior/Student $12. Tickets are available in the office.
St. Andrew’s United bookings in April and May, 2019
Caronport Classical Concert: Sunday, April 7th Performance at 7pm, Sanctuary
Tickets are available at the door. Adults $ 10.00 Students $8.00
UCW Spring Tea: Sat., April 13th ; 2 – 4pm; Lounge & Court; Cake with Strawberry & Cream; Cost: $ 5.00 at the door
Outreach Maundy Thursday Coffee Party: Thur. April 18th; 10a to Noon: Lounge & Court
Hot Cross Buns with Tea or Coffee; Cost: Donation
Moose Jaw Community Choir: Sat., May 4th
Sanctuary; Concert at 7:00pm; Tickets available at the door.
Cost $ 10.00 Children 12 & under w/adult: No Charge
Church Internet Information
Church office e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister’s e-mail: email@example.com
Web Site: http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca