March 24th , 2019 Bulletin

St. Andrew’s United Church

60 Athabasca Street East, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0L2

Telephone: 306-692-0533*E-mail:

Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford *Music Director: Karen Purdy

Welcome to Sunday Morning Worship

March 24th, 2019 * 10:30 am

Lent III



“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 (Adapted from Psalm 63)

May the love of God be with you all,

            And also with you.

God, you are our God. We long for you.

            Like a parched, dry land, our souls

            are thirsty for you.

We therefore enter into a place and time of sanctuary,

            So that we, your people can experience your             glory.

Your constant love is the ground of our being;

it is life itself.

            As long as we have breath, and beyond, we will         joyfully praise you.


*Hymn:   MV#174   “Soil of God, You and I”


Opening Prayer:

Like a tree that seeks the nourishment of sun and soil, we come to this place of worship seeking your blessing. We come with our worries and imperfections knowing that through you, all things are possible. Out of our sadness you give us reason to celebrate; out of our sinfulness, you bring redemption, out of our insecurities, you bring love. We offer our worship to you as a symbol of our devotion, our gratitude and our joy.

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#229     “God of the Sparrow”


Scripture Readings:          

Isaiah 55:1-9                        (Pew Bible page no. 553)

The fits of God are priceless!

Luke 13:1-9               (Pew Bible page no. 776)

Jesus tells a parable to explain the effects

of sin and repentance

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen



*Hymn: VU#282     “Long Before the Night”

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#242     “Let All Things Now Living”        


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 Phil & Carol Richard for sponsoring this Sunday’s worship bulletin cover.


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

Prayer from the Living Skies Region:

Cote (new)

Rocanville United (SM) (Rocanville, WelwynTV)

Moose Jaw: St. Andrew’s

Saskatoon: St. Martin’s


Attendance: 64

Sunday, March 24th to 31st, 2019
Sun Mar. 24th 10:30a Lent III

Worship & Sunday School

Reader: Eric Kempe

Mon Mar. 25 5:30p Choir Practice
Tues Mar. 26 9:00a K J Quilters
Wed Mar. 27 10:00a Bible Study
Thur Mar. 28 7:00p Church Council
Sun Mar. 31 10:30a Lent IV

Worship & Sunday School

Reader: Laura Richard

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

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

Sunday, April 7th     Caronport Classical Concert

Performance           Tickets are available at the door

7pm, Sanctuary     See the poster on the community                                           board in the corridor

Thurs., April 11th         Moose Jaw Music Festival

Sanctuary                Band Instrument Competition

Sat., April 13th          UCW Spring Tea

Lounge & Court     Cake with Strawberry & Cream

2 – 4pm                     $ 5.00 at the door

Thur. April 18th         Outreach Maundy Thursday

Lounge & Court     Coffee party – Hot Cross Buns

10am to Noon        with Tea or Coffee

Cost: by Donation

Sat., May 4th             Moose Jaw Community Choir

Sanctuary                Choir Concert, 7:00pm Tickets at the door, see poster on Community Bulletin board.

Tues – Thurs               Band & Choral Festival

May 14th-16th           More details to follow

Thur. – Sat.                Sask. Music Federation Association

May 30th-Jun. 1st     Provincial Competitions

Schedule showing times will be                                                 posted closer to the date.

Church Internet Information

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Minister’s e-mail:     

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