Called To Be Poor In Spirit

Matthew 5:1–12  Reflection Back when I lived in Vancouver, I used to work in community support, working to re-integrate people who had previously lived in institutions like Valley View.  There was one young man that I would pick up at 9:00 every morning but he was never ready.  I’d end up waiting for 15 minutes … 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

Joseph’s Story

Matthew 1:18-25 Reflection My father always promised me, “Joseph, I’m going to get you a good wife.  She’ll be able to have lots of children, cook well and will do nothing to threaten your honour.”  I had no doubt that he was sincere, after all, it was in his best interest as well that a … Read more

In the Wilderness

Matthew 3:1-12 Reflection I had a truly bizarre experience this last summer.  Jen and I went off to Buffalo Pound Lake and there was this guy by the lake.  I don’t know where he got his cloths but they sure didn’t fit and he had the most wild hair and beard that you’d ever want … 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