Spirit Lines - St. Thomas United Church

Sunday, March 29
10:00 am
Monday, March 30
4:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 31
1:00 pm
4:15 pm
6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 1
10:30 am
1:00 pm
7:00 pm
Thursday, April 2
9:00 am
4:15 pm
6:00 pm
6:15 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Friday, April 3
Good Friday
10:00 am
Worship Services
Community Time After Each Service
March 29 Palm Sunday
Message: Rev. Bob
April 3 Good Friday
Message: Rev. Bob
April 5 Easter Sunday
Message: Rev. Bob
April 12 No Need…To Lock Ourselves
Away Message: Rev. Bob
April 19 No Need…To Apologize for
Wonder Message: Rev. Bob
April 26 No Need… To Harden Our
Hearts Message: Rev. Tracy
M&O Committee-Uganda
Prayer Shawl Knitting
Cooking with Friends
Open Art Studio
Youth Choir
Quilting for Others
Children’s Choir
Adult Choir
Today’s Service
Scripture Reader: Elaine Gray
“Ask Me” Hosts: Ryan Sanderson/
David Gray
Greeters: Diane Paley/Myrna Malanik
Christ Candle: Richard Taylor-Kerr
Sound: Don Mills
Projection: Elaine Taylor-Kerr
Youth: Brittney Whittaker
Announcements: Kristin Raugust
Sunday School Teacher: Cathy Rivard
Office Closed
 Check White Board in the Narthex for location of activities
Please feel free to take a bulletin with you after Worship.
The United Church of Canada
St. Thomas is proud to be part of the United Church of Canada which ministers to close to 3
million people in 3,500 congregations across the country. (For more information about the
United Church visit its websites: www.united-church.ca)
St. Thomas is an Affirming
Ministry within The United Church
Through our gifts we commit ourselves
of Canada. LGBT2S people are
to live out the mission and ministry of
whole people and full members in
the church. Please give generously to the
this community of faith.
Mission and Service Fund to make this
Welcome to Worship!
St. Thomas United is an open, affirming, accepting,
and child friendly faith community. With children
present we expect noise and movement, so there’s no
need to leave the Sanctuary when it happens. If
parents feel more comfortable with their children in
nursery care, we have a nursery for babies & children
under 3 years of age – just follow the posted signs.
We hope that your worship experience will feed you
and challenge you on your faith journey.
Please talk to a greeter or the folks wearing an “Ask
Me” badge if there’s anything you are unsure of or
have a question about.
There are Hearing Assistance Sets available. Ask a
greeter or Ask Me person to get one.
We project everything you will need to participate in
worship. You will also find hymnbooks in your seats
if you’d prefer to use them.
Newcomers – please fill out one of our
Communication Cards. This is our first opportunity
to be in touch with you so that we can start to get to
know one another.
Music Team: Pam Bazinet, Barb Robertson,
Erin MacLean-Berko, Dick Worton, Kloria Wen &
Kari Orosz
Accompanist: Kari Orosz
Office Manager: Sandra Dusoswa
Ministry Team:
Rev. Bob Fillier & Rev. Tracy Robertson
Youth Workers: Brittney Whittaker,
Marika Wagner, Matthew Taylor-Kerr
Email: [email protected]
(A full version of this morning’s liturgy is available –
just ask a Greeter or Ask Me host.)
100 Hawkwood Blvd. NW Calgary AB T3G 2S9 – [email protected] - www.stthomasunited.ca
Sunday, March 29, 2015
10:00 am
Palm Sunday
Theme: VU = Voices United
MV = More Voices
Prelude~ Kari Orosz~ Crown Him with Many
Crowns & Rejoice the Lord is King with Clarke’s
Trumpet Voluntary~ arr. Marilynn Ham
Welcome & Greeting Visitors
Greeting One Another
Spirit Lines
Christ Candle, Tone Bowl, & Silence
Introit: Spirit, Open My Heart (v1)
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer
Hymn: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Scripture: John 12:12-16; 20-26
Ministry of Music: The Adult Choir
~ Hosanna in the Streets~ by Choplin
The Message: “Save Me! Save Us!”
Hymn: Tree of Life and Awesome MysteryVU#121
Minute for STUC: Faith Formation Committee
Our Offerings Are Received
Offertory: Sanna, Sannanina
Offertory Prayer
Call to Prayer: Take, O Take Me as I Am MV#85
Pastoral Prayers & Prayer of Jesus
Commissioning & Benediction
Hymn: All Glory, Laud and Honour
Join us on a pilgrimage and take the 40acts ‘Do Lent Generously’ Challenge. Track your steps or distance,
add them to our weekly total and help us walk to Jerusalem with 13,543,307 steps. The last day to
submit your steps is April 12.
Junior Youth Group: Grades 5 and 6 preteens, whether from St. Thomas, or friends of those who come,
join for fun and community once a month. Junior Youth Group is on Fri., April 10 at 7pm. Volunteer
leaders are Heather Robertson, Andrew Taylor-Kerr, Taylor Thompson, and Matthew Worton. All youth
attending are requested to fill out a registration and waiver form the first time they attend during a
school year. Forms are available on the website at http://stthomasunited.ca/Junior-Youth-Group.aspx or
at the Church. Come and join the fun!
Youth Leaders needed for the Fall: St Thomas has an active youth group that meets for a social event
each week (usually Friday evening) and also meets on Sunday morning for faith development discussions
and discussion of topics of concern to the youth. We are looking for leaders for the 2015-2016 season
starting in September. You will be working in a team of two or three leaders. If you are interested in
taking a leadership role with this dynamic group of young people or for further information, please
contact Elaine Taylor-Kerr (403)239-8271 or [email protected]
Join us for dinner? Mission and Outreach is planning our next dinner at Avenue 15 on March 29 and we
are looking for people to help. Avenue 15 is the youth homeless shelter supported by the Boys and Girls
Club of Calgary. We are looking for three or four more people willing to spend up to four hours making
and sharing a nice Sunday dinner with these youth and showing them they are still important and cared
for even though they have many challenges in their lives. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex or
please contact me if you’d like to volunteer as a family or organize your own team to prepare dinner at
Avenue 15. For more info contact Karen Kavanagh at (403)286-8073 or [email protected]
Fair Trade Coffee: Today, Sun. March 29, is the last day to place your prepaid fair trade orders. Next
orders will be taken May 31 and June 7.
UCW: Ladies please note: we will return to our evening UCW meetings on the 3rd Monday of the
month. Please mark Mon. April 20 @ 7pm on your calendars and plan to come hear the heartwarming
stories and see the photos of David Gray’s eventful trip to Nicaragua. Volunteering in another country
and being able to make a difference in people's lives is such a rewarding experience on many levels. Last
year, David had such an opportunity, as he was part of a team that built two homes in a week for two
impoverished families. All women in the congregation are invited.
Camp Kasota: A residential summer camp for children and youth. Specialty camps include canoeing,
kayaking, and sailing. Register online at www.campkasotawest.com. For further information check the
bulletin board, email: [email protected], or call (403) 275-3636, and leave a message.
Youth Group Food Drive: Throughout Lent, the Youth Group will be organizing a food drive with all of the
donations going to the Calgary Food Bank. We are collecting any non-perishable food items and there will Primetimers: Sat. May 9 - Symons Valley Dinner Theatre – “Cooking Can Be Murder”. Cost $45.00 (a
discount on the cost will apply depending on how many sign up). Sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
be a donation box in the Narthex. We have set our goal at 500 items and are having a friendly
competition with the youth at Symons Valley to see who can collect the most food! Thank you for your
The music committee brings you April Antics! On Sunday, April 26 following the service, we will be
having an informal talent show.
Stories from Prison: Join Tracy Robertson and Andrew Taylor-Kerr as they tell their stories of working at
Knitting: The Prayer Shawl Knitters have lots of yarn available if anyone would like to help knit shawls for
the Calgary Young Offender Centre on April 7 at 7pm in the Sanctuary, and again to the Youth Group on
baptisms, or confirmations, or to give to folks suffering with illness or grief.
April 10 (during their regular youth group time). This will be a unique opportunity to hear about people
and a system many of us know nothing about. Tracy will speak from the viewpoint of being the Chaplain
and pastorally caring for the young offenders and Andrew from the viewpoint of Registered Nurse caring Church Library: Please feel free to borrow books of reflection for yourself for Lent, and children’s books
about Easter, on the display in the Narthex. Also, help yourself to the books on the “extras” table.
for their physical and mental health. Everyone Grade 7 and older are welcome. If you need child care,
please let us know.
Wed. April 22 join with The Sharp Foundation for A Taste for Life - a partnership event with local
African Safari: April 21 at 7pm in the Sanctuary. Have you ever wanted to go on an African Safari? Well,
restaurants. 25% of the evening’s sales will go directly to supporting the foundation and creating Beswick
now is your chance to go on a photo safari led by Greg Hyatt who will share pictures and stories from a
House 2.0 - another 24/7 facility based on SHARP’s nationally-recognized Beswick House. The new home
recent trip.
will provide unique care for the increasing number of individuals living with HIV who are now being
affected by aging. For a complete list of restaurants please visit www.thesharpfoundation.com or
Daisy is a 10yr old border collie shepherd cross whose parents are
purchase tickets by calling (403)272-2912.
moving into a smaller space and won’t be able to take her with
them. She’s very well behaved and house trained, just looking for a
good home and a new family to love. For more information please
contact Leon Driscoll at (403) 208-0061.