St. Andrew’s United Church
60 Athabasca Street East, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0L2
Telephone: 306-692-0533*E-mail: email@example.com
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
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”
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”
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.
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
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
|Sun||Sept. 30th||10:30a||Worship Service, Sunday School
Reader: Cathy Forester
|Tues||Oct. 2nd||9:00a||K J Quilters|
|Wed||Oct. 3rd||10:00a||Bible Study|
|11:00a||Women’s Fellowship w/MJMC|
|Sun||Oct. 7th||10:30a||Worship Service, Sunday School
|Mon||Oct. 8th||Stat||Thanksgiving Monday –
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister’s e-mail: email@example.com
Web Site: http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca
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!
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
Flea Market/Trade Show – Fri, Oct. 19 & Sat, Oct. 20
Fowl Supper: Oct. 21st – More details to follow!
Saskia & Darryl, The Great Plains will be performing
Sat. Oct. 13th at 7pm. Tickets are $15/person and available at the Church Office.