October 6 , 2019

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 6th, 2019 * 10:30 am

 

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.

Lighting of the Christ Candle

 

Call to Worship:

May the love of God be with you all,

            And also with you.

Come, join with all people of every time and place;

            We join with all creation in singing praises to God.

And by who’s authority do you gather in this temple?

            It is by God’s authority and Jesus’ instruction that we    gather in community.

Then let us celebrate with song and prayer that God brings us together.

            We are one people, a part of one creation. May            our songs join the worldwide chorus!

 

 

*Hymn: VU# 315    “Holy, Holy, Holy

 

Opening Prayer:

Holy God, we enter into worship to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, a movement of faithful people who wish for more: more peace, more justice, more love, more wisdom, and a more intimate relationship with you, our God. Hear our prayers as we also turn our ears to you, our one authority, our one God….

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# 427    “To Show by Touch and Word”

 

Scripture Readings:         

Luke 17:5-10   The disciples have questions about faith and how much we need     (Pew Bible page no. 780)

 

Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen

 

Reflection

 

*Hymn: MV#4        “All Who Are Thirsty”

Minute for Mission

Call to Offering

 

Offering Hymn:

VU#958         “Halle, Halle, Halle”

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Halle, halle, hallelujah

            Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

 

Service at the Table

 

Passing of the Peace

 

Great thanksgiving:

God be with you.

            And also with you.

Lift up our hearts.

            We lift our hearts in prayer.

Let us give thanks to God.

            It is good to give God thanks and praise.

Loving God, source of all, we long for your reign. We have received the promise, that the paradise Jesus taught, is possible and we give you thanks. We hold the promise that Christ is alive and working through the hands of those who follow his Way, and we give you thanks. We have received the instruction and wisdom we need, we are assured forgiveness when we fail, and encouragement to try again, we strive for faith that is sufficient for the path Jesus offers us, and we give you thanks.

            Holy, holy holy God, power of life and love!

            Heaven and earth are full of your glory!

            Hosanna through the ages! Blest is the one who             comes to bring justice to your earth!

 

 

 

 

 

*Hymn: “All Through My Life I’ve Searched For You’

(Tune from 625 I Feel The Winds Of God Today)

 

All through my life I’ve searched for you,

My God of mystery,

I’ve longed to find your graceful touch,

And know you’re still with me.

I climbed the highest hill and then,

Looked out o’r land and sea.

Yet, in my search, the truth I found:

With you is where I must be.

 

The warm feel of your gracious touch,

My hand reached out to find.

The wisdom of your calling voice,

If heard, I’d serve human kind.

The mystery of your love for me,

Is the reason my heart will beat.

The warm hold of your creative power,

Would allow me to be complete.

 

As I searched throughout my days and nights,

I could not find the prize I sought;

How can I answer my calling God,

If the answer would not be caught.

I felt adrift, my anger grew,

I felt that I’d surely fail;

When I looked to see your beautiful face

All I saw was a clouded veil.

 

I was poor in spirit, I did not know,

Which direction I should turn.

Then I found the truth, the great reward;

Of my God I could finally learn.

I looked within my aching soul,

My desire was so strong;

I needn’t search over land and sea,

You were with me all along!

 

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 Dale Hall and Doris Hall 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 Living Skies

 

Regina Anti-Poverty Ministries

Foam Lake, Leslie (Foam Lake)

Goose Lake (Harris, Zealandia)

Saskatoon: Grace Westminster

 

 

 

             Attendance: 60

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Announcements:

From Rev. Jim

The CBT book study has been postponed until a later date.

 

From UCW

The Fall Beef Supper has been cancelled for this year. There will be a UCW Beef Supper April 3rd, 2020.

 

 

 

   Announcements Oct. 6th to 14th, 2019

Sun

Oct. 6th

10:30a

Worship Service, Sunday School, Communion

Reader: Diane Milton Smith

Tues

Oct. 8th

9:00a

K J Quilters

Wed

Oct. 9th

10:00a

Bible Study

 

 

6:30p

Choir practice

Fri

Oct. 11th

1:30p

Finance Committee

Sun

Oct. 13th

10:30a

Worship Service, Sunday School, Thanksgiving!

Reader: Sina White

Mon

Oct. 14th

 

Office Closed

 

 

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: www.facebook.com/StAndrewsUnitedChurchMooseJaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKTOBERFEST for St. Andrew’s Folks

Karaoke Tues., Oct. 22th

 

Where:           Bobby’s Place; 63 High St. E.                                              Time:                      6pm Dinner       (off the menu)

                       7pm Karaoke

Come join us!

At 8pm Bobby’s hosts a Karaoke                      

Competition and you are welcome to join in.

 

Announcement from Zion United Church

 

Craft & Trade Show:

Oct. 18 (1-6 p.m.) & 19 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

If you or someone you know would be interested on entering Zion’s Craft/Trade Show, please contact the church office at 306-692-3842. Tables $35 each or two for $50. No charge at door. Accepting food bank items at the door. Concession will be open for lunch, snacks & beverages.