Sunday, March 29 10:00 am Monday, March 30 12:45pm 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 7:30pm 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 Worship 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 Bridge Dance Orchestra M&O Committee-Uganda Prayer Shawl Knitting Karate Brownies Cooking with Friends Open Art Studio Youth Choir Yoga Quilting for Others Karate Children’s Choir Strummers Sparks 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 Worship 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 possible. 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) MV#79 Call to Worship Opening Prayer Hymn: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna VU#123 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 VU#128 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 VU#122 Postlude 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 contributions. 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.
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