September 30 , 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 30th, 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.

Come into a time of worship,

            Feel God’s presence in the warmth of community.

Come into sanctuary

            The world sometimes feel chaotic and even

            cruel,             but here, we are reassured that God is

            still working, still calling us to holiness.

Come into a time of song and prayer,

            Let our voices join with all creation, of every

            time and place, singing praises to our God!


*Hymn: VU#516     “Come, You Thankful People, Come”



Opening Prayer:

Holy Spirit, we enter into community to feel your presence and hear of your wisdom. We, like Ruth and Esther, want to break from expectation to do your work.  We, like the first disciples, want to hear of Christ’s love. We, like Elijah and Isaiah, want to spread the good news of all that you are doing in the world.  We along with many around the world on this day share our prayers 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# 289    “It Only Takes a Spark”


Scripture Readings:

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22     (Pew Bible page no. 371-372)

            Esther risks everything to save her people

Mark 9:38-50    (Pew Bible page no. 752)

Jesus uses exaggerated examples to explain the importance          of staying true to God.


Scripture Response:

These are our words from scripture,

May God bless our understanding. Amen


Anthem:        “Be Thou My Vision”




*Hymn:  VU#508    “Just As I Am”

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#651     “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”           


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 Margaret Scott for sponsoring this Sunday’s                worship bulletin cover.


Survey Forms: If you have not received a Survey Form please see the Greeters after service.   If they are out of forms please call the Church office for a copy.  It is very important that everyone fills out this survey for October 7th, Sunday.  Thanks so much.


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

Prayer requests from the Conference Office:

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Good Spirit: Four Town (Bredenbury, Langenburg, Saltcoats)                GS



Attendance: 68



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

Reader: Cathy Forester

Mon Oct. 1st   5:00p Choir
Tues Oct. 2nd   9:00a K J Quilters
Wed Oct. 3rd 10:00a Bible Study
    11:00a Women’s Fellowship w/MJMC
      2:00p UCW Meeting
Sun Oct. 7th 10:30a Worship Service, Sunday School


Mon Oct. 8th Stat Thanksgiving Monday –

Office closed


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.

A Newsletter Submission sheet is included in the bulletin today so when you are enjoying your fellowship time please take the time to write down some interesting story(s) from this past year.

You can drop them off at the office or give them to Yvonne Boyle.


October, 2018

Please change your copy of the calendar to show the Council Meeting will be Wed., October 24th, 7:00pm, Harmony Room.


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:  

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!


Minto United:  

Saskia & Darryl, The Great Plains will be performing

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