All Are Welcome (and we mean all!)

James 2:1-8 Luke 14:12-14 Reflection A while ago, I was poking around in my office and I came across an envelope I didn’t recognize – it’s a big office. Inside was a pile of pieces of paper with ideas for St. Andrew’s. It was interesting to look through the stack. There were of course, lots … Read more

Council Minutes for January 17, 2017

Page 2017 – 1 St. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH COUNCIL MINUTES FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017 “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.  Call … Read more

Council Minutes for December 20, 2016

Page 2016 – 1 ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH COUNCIL MINUTES Tuesday, December 20, 2016  “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.      Call to Order: Marlene … Read more

Newsletter December 2017

The United Church Of Canada St. Andrew’s United Church 60 Athabasca East, Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 0L2 Phone 306-692-0533 – Fax 306-692-0534 E-Mail: st.andrew’smj@sasktel.net From Jim’s Desk: Keep Christ in Christmas! This is a familiar saying this time of year; whether it’s someone objecting to the latest design on a takeout coffee cup or the … Read more

Council Minutes November 15, 2016

Page 2016 – 1 St. Andrew’s United Church Council Minutes for Tuesday, November 15, 2016  “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.   Call to … Read more

Conflicting Visions

Scripture Readings Isaiah 65:17-25 Luke 21:5-19 Reflection Many of you know that last week Jen and I were in a resort in Mexico.  We’d spend our days going to a huge buffet for our meals, sit in the sun and relax and when we got too hot, we’d slip into the ocean for a swim.  … Read more

Council Minutes October 2016

Page 2016 – 1 St. Andrew’s United Church Council Minutes for Tuesday, October 18, 2016 “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A. Call … Read more

By Faith of Works?

Isaiah 1:10-17   Reflection The time was right.  All the conditions were in place and the world was ready for a change.  Many new that corruption was taking over the church.  Indulgences were being sold as forgiveness of sin so if you had deep enough pockets, you could sin all you wanted.  Priests were subcontracting … Read more

Can’t I Be Just A Little Proud?

Scripture reading: Luke 18: 9-14 Reflection Humility is hard.  I’ll be walking to church and I look up at this grand building and think, “I work here!  I must be a whole hill of beans and a carrot on the side!”  Then I realize my lack of humility and feel a bit embarrassed and remind … Read more

Filling the Chasms

Luke 16:19-31 Reflection There’s a United Church tradition that goes all the way back to the days of our founding denominations.  It’s a tradition that says that ministers are not employed by individual congregations but by the church as a whole.  Think of is as a minister library.  You take out on loan a minister … Read more