October 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

October 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


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.

You who are of great faith, welcome to worship!

            We come to celebrate all that God is doing.

You who have more questions than answers, welcome to worship!

            We come to seek wisdom and understanding.

Those who seek a community of faith and love, welcome to worship!

            Here we find companionship that embraces and     challenges.

Those who find their way here for their own reasons, welcome to worship!

            All are welcome, all are called to be in community,             all are loved by God!


*Hymn:  VU# 223    “Eternal, Unchanging”


Opening Prayer:

Gracious God, we come to this place seeking the good life. First though, we ask for your wisdom so we may discern what the good life is.  Does this mean happiness or security?  Does this mean a life of peace and gentleness or full of adventure?  Does it mean belonging or having belongings?  I a good life one where we have complete freedom or one submitted to you?  We pray that we feel your presence and hear your still speaking word. 

In community 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# 702   “When A Poor One”


Scripture Readings:

Psalm 90      VU page 805 with sung refrain

It is only through God that we find our refuge


Mark 10: 17-31        (Pew Bible page no. 753)

Jesus meets a man who lacks very little.


Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen




*Hymn: VU#766      “As the Deer Pants for the Water”

Minute for Mission

Call to Offering

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

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Hallelujah, Hallelujah!


Prayers of the People


*Hymn:  VU#87   “I Am the Light of the World” 


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 Joyce Gurnsey for sponsoring this Sunday’s                            worship bulletin cover.


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


Prayer requests from the Conference Office:

Twin Valley: Agencies that work for the marginalized, Grenfell

River Bend:        Saskatoon: Grosvenor Park

Chinook:             Gull Lake: Knox



Local:    Attendance: 83




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

Reader: Laura Richard

Mon. Oct. 15th   5:00p Choir
Tues. Oct. 16th   9:00a K J Quilters
    11:30a Men’s Group
      6:00p Bobby’s Place – Oktoberfest
Wed Oct. 17th 10:00a Bible Study
    11:00a Women’s Fellowship w/MJMC
Sun   10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader: Bill Sauter



Fall Newsletter!

It is that time of year again. Time to remember some stories from this year and share them in the St. Andrew’s United Newsletter.

Please take the time to write down some interesting story(s) from the past year. Submit your article to Yvonne Boyle.


UCW Fall Beef Supper: Friday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

Tickets $ 20. for adults – available from the Church office



Security Team: The Sunday Security Team is in need of Tw0 (2) new members.  If you would like to join the team please see Arnold Giddings.   Many thanks!


Outreach Committee:      

World Christmas Market: (formerly Trade Fair)

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 10am to 3pm

Table Rental – $ 25.00 per table.

Please contact Lynann Pethick for

details on renting a table.



Church Bulletin Sponsorship:   2019 Bulletin Catalogue has arrived The cost to sponsor a bulletin cover is $ 15.00.


2019 United Church Calendar

If you would like a 2019 Church Calendar please notify the office.   The cost is $ 5.00 each.


Moose Jaw United Churches Announcements

Please see the posters for these events


Zion United:

Flea Market/Trade Show – Fri, Oct. 19 & Sat, Oct. 20


Trinity United:

Fowl Supper:   Oct. 21st – More details to follow!



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