September 23 , 2018 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

September 23rd, 2018 * 10:30 am

Worship Leader: Sheila Leahy



“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:

Let us quiet our minds and open our hearts to God’s presence and God’s love.


Call to Worship:

Come, come to this place of worsip

    Where all are welcome

Come, come to this place where we know we are among friends.

Where our friends are happy to see us again.

Come, come to this place where we feel safe and loved.

    Where we can be ourselves and know we are loved.

Come, come and worship the Lord and give God thanks and praise

It is good to feel God’s love. Let us praise the Lord           with love and thanksgiving.


*Hymn:  MV#30      “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”


Opening Prayer:

Holy God, you have made the clouds, the stars, the moon and the vast universe. You have made the earth with rolling mountains, the trickling streams and flat prairie lands.  You have made the gentle summer breezes, and the soft gentle rains.  We feel the frost in the fall and the windy winter days.  The soft falling snow as it covers the ground.  We are so thankful for all of your beauty in nature and in our world. Help us to care for our world in ways that would be pleasing to you. 

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: Laura Richard


*Hymn:  MV #135   “Called by Earth and Sky”


Scripture Readings:          

Proverbs 31:10-31               (Pew Bible page #496)

“A tribute to a capable woman”

Psalm 1; VU page 724      with sung refrain

“Blessed are those who follow God’s law.”

James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a       (Pew Bible page #898)

“Wisdom from above is gentle and peaceable”

Mark 9:30-37                        (Pew Bible page #752)                “Whoever welcomes a child, welcomes me.




Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen


Reflection:  Laura Richard


*Hymn:  MV #144   “Like a Healing Stream”

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:   MV#150               “Spirit God, Be Our Breath”

Blessing and Sending


(The worship service has been prepared and written by Sheila Leahy)

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.

This Sunday’s Worship bulletin is sponsored in loving memory of Margaret Ruth Laing by the Laing family: Rev. Dr. Donald Laing, Bob Laing & Rev. Joan Rennie-Laing, Moose Jaw;  Rev. Deborah Laing and Joe Anglin, Vancouver, B.C.  and Catherine & Austin Drader, Saskatoon.


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

Prayer requests for this week from the Conference Office:

Good Spirit:              Fort Qu’Appelle: St.Andrew’s

Twin Valley:              Glenavon (Glenavon, Moffat)

Chinook:       Grasslands (Glentworth, Mankota,McCord)



Attendance:  60




Sunday, September 23rd, 2018


Sun Sep. 23rd 10:30a Worship Service,

Worship Leader: Sheila Leahy

Sunday School

Reader: Lisa Veer

Mon Sep. 24th   5:00p Choir
Tues Sep. 25th   9:00a K J Quilters
Wed Sep. 26th 10:00a Bible Study
    11:00a Women’s Fellowship w/MJMC
      7:00p Church Council – Chapel
Thur Sep. 27th   5:00p Square Meal
Sun Sep. 30th 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School

Reader: Cathy Forester



Church Internet Information


Church office e-mail:

Minister’s e-mail:

Web Site:






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:  

Square Meal

Thurs., Sept. 27th, 5:00pm




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:

Fall Garage Sale – Fri, Sept. 28 & Sat, Sept. 29

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


Trinity United:

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


Minto United:  

Ham Supper, Saturday, September 29th

Saskia & Darryl, The Great Plains will be performing

Sat. Oct. 13th at 7pm. Tickets are $15/person and available at the Church Office.