Prelude~ Kari Orosz~ Love Divine, All Loves Excelling with Joyful

Sunday, Feb. 1
10:00 am
11:10 am
11:15 am
Monday, Feb. 2
9:30 am
12:45 pm
6:15 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 3
10:00 am
1:00 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 4
9:30 am
10:30 am
1:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 5
9:00 am
6:00 pm
6:15 pm
7:15 pm
Friday, Feb. 6
9:30 am
6:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 7
9:00 am
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Community Time After Each Service
Worship
World Religions
Music Meeting
AM Fitness
Bridge
Worship Committee Meeting
Orchestra
M&O Committee Meeting
Quilting
Prayer Shawl Knitting
Worship Services
February 1 The Knowledge of Love
Message: Rev. Bob
February 8 Ongoing and
Sustaining Ministry
Message: Rev. Bob
February 15 Pass It On
Message: Rev. Bob
February 22 Lent 1 Frozen
-Fixer Upper
Message: Rev. Bob
AM Fitness
Cooking with Friends
Open Art Studio
Youth Choir
Yoga
Quilting for Others
Children’s Choir
Strummers
Adult Choir
AM Fitness
Youth Group
Men’s Breakfast
Pizza
Frozen Movie
Today’s Service
Scripture Reader: Melinda-Rae Lyse
“Ask Me” Hosts: Marilyn Barry/David Gray
Greeters: Sheila Campbell/Myrna Malanik
Christ Candle: Hope Cochran
Sound: Don Mills
Projection: Jeff McLean
Youth: Andrew Taylor-Kerr
Announcements: Kristin Raugust
Sunday School Teachers: Cathy Rivard/
Terri Poirier
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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, February 1, 2015
10:00 am
Theme: The Knowledge of Love
VU = Voices United
MV = More Voices
Prelude~ Kari Orosz~ Love Divine, All Loves
Excelling with Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
~ arr. by Melody Bober
Welcome & Greeting Visitors
Greeting One Another
Spirit Lines
Christ Candle, Tone Bowl, & Silence
Introit: Open Our Hearts
MV#21
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer
Ministry of Music: The Children’s Choir
~ The Simplest Gifts~ by Amy Bernon
Hymn: In Loving Partnership We Come VU#603
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Ministry of Music: The Strummers~ People
Loving People~ by Michael Busbee, Chris Wallin, &
Lee Thomas Miller
The Message: “Cultural Christians”
Hymn: Come Touch Our Hearts
MV#12
Minute for Mission
“Recovering from the Earthquake”
Our Offerings Are Received
Ministry of Music:
Offertory: All Is Done for the Glory (V1&2)
MV#34
Offertory Prayer
Call to Prayer: When a Star Is Shining
VU#97
Pastoral Prayers & Prayer of Jesus
Commissioning & Benediction
Hymn: O for a World
VU#697
Postlude: The Strummers~ Snow Shovelin’ Man
~ by Bob King
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. While you’re moving, think about how to live out
one of the 40acts. To join over 40,000 people across the world, go to www.40acts.org.uk. Each day you will receive a
new act of generosity that will take as little as five minutes and a couple of dollars. The journey starts Feb. 18th, 2015!
February 8 following worship will be the Annual Congregational Meeting. What is the ACM? It’s a chance to review all the
On your mark, get set,...
ministry we’ve done in 2014, approve the 2015 operating budget, get information, ask questions, and provide input. It’s a
way for everyone to be involved and for everyone to have a voice. Plan on staying for the ACM following worship and show
If any adult is interested in becoming a member at St. Thomas through Adult Confirmation or Membership Transfer,
your support for all the ministry we accomplished in 2014! Please remember to pick up your copy of The Annual Report!
please indicate so on the communication card or email/call/text Rev. Tracy at [email protected] or
(403) 870-3930.
St. Thomas UCW News: Fair Trade coffee orders will be taken on Feb. 1. We are now taking prepaid orders only.
Cheques or cash are acceptable. The next meeting of the UCW will be held on Wed. Feb 18. at 1pm in the Lounge. All
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta is proud to partner once again with the Calgary Home + Garden Show, February
women of St Thomas are invited to attend. Mark your calendar for the Shrove Wednesday pancake supper, on Wed. Feb.
26 - March 1 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. They are seeking volunteers to work as Ticket Takers and Greeters
18 at 6pm. Helpers required for setup, cooking, and cleanup. Please contact Wanda Veer at [email protected]
each day of the event. Volunteers receive free entry into the Home + Garden Show, a meal provided during their break,
and reimbursement for parking/transit. This is a fun event with lots of opportunities to interact with people and
Veteran's Food Bank: Did you know that all food bank donations at St Thomas go to the Veteran's Food Bank? Their
experience the excitement of the Home + Garden Show. Sign up for a volunteer shift with a friend or family member,
requirements are somewhat different from the general food bank. The most requested items are small sizes of: canned
and then enjoy some shopping, advice on home improvement projects, and special guest presentations on the main
salmon, tuna, ham, luncheon meat and corned beef; hamburger and tuna "helper"; pancake mix and syrup, "Sidekicks
stage afterwards! To register, visit http://habitatsouthernab.ca or call me and I'll help you get signed up. Melinda-Rae
and Bistro", canned fruit, canned milk, jello powder, puddings, pickles and instant potatoes. Donations of toilet paper,
Lyse (403) 926-2787 [email protected]
toiletries, candy and chocolate are also very much appreciated as volunteers take these items in gift bags when they go to
visit veterans who are in hospital or nursing homes. Monetary contributions are also accepted (many corporations assist
Junior Youth Group: If you are in grades 5 or 6, you have two opportunities in February for a fun Friday evening at St.
with this). Veterans are provided with four boxes of food as well as some financial assistance every two months.
Thomas. In addition to the beach party on Feb 27, Grade 5 and 6 preteens, whether from St. Thomas, or friends of
those who come, are invited to join the next Junior Youth Group meeting on Fri., Feb. 20 at 7pm. Volunteer leaders are
Plan to come to the next MOST Breakfast on Sat. Feb. 7 at 9am in the Narthex!
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
From Faith Formation: Introduction to World Religions: Today after the service we will look at Confucianism and on Feb
at http://stthomasunited.ca/Junior-Youth-Group.aspx or at the Church.
22 -Taoism. These are indigenous religions of China. The sessions will take place in the Lounge. These sessions are at an
introductory level and feature lots of pictures and are suitable for anyone who is curious to learn more about other
Inn From The Cold Dinner Crew: St. David's United Church has asked us to help them with a few of their Inns by
religions/ faiths.
providing them with a dinner crew. The next Inn where we are needed is Saturday, February 14th. There is a sign-up
Pizza and Movie (Frozen): Save the date- Sat. Feb. 7 A free pizza dinner, along with a FROZEN treat, will be served in the
sheet in the Narthex to join the team making dinner at that Inn. This is a great help to St. David's and avoids them
Mountainview Hall at 5pm. At 6pm, we will gather in the Sanctuary to enjoy the animated Disney movie “Frozen”. This
having to cancel an Inn that they are hosting.
movie won the Oscar for best animated movie and best original song. Some of the upcoming sermons and music in
February will relate to the movie” Frozen”. Note: Please sign up on the communication card, or the sign-up sheet in the
Cooking With Friends: Is a partnership program to facilitate community building among new immigrants and started on
Narthex or by calling Sandra at the church office (403) 241-0366, if you will be attending, so that we have enough pizza for
Jan. 20. We are looking for anyone who would like to volunteer to help with childcare between 11am and 1pm on
all!
Wednesdays.
Great Date Experience: February is often a month when the winter blues set it. The Christmas season is well behind us
and spring is still a very long way off. It’s also a month when we try to reinvigorate our relationships on Feb. 14. So to help
Our last month! How is your stamp collecting for the knife project coming along everyone? Can you believe we have
offset the winter blues and provide some fun and different relationship building opportunities we are offering a variety of
been at this for almost four months! Please give it your best effort as we are down to our last four weeks. The final
great date experiences. Throughout the month in the Narthex after services we will have a variety of envelopes containing
date for collecting the Safeway stamps is Feb. 12. We will not be able to choose the recipients of the knives until we see
date activities which you can do at a time convenient for you. This year we have dates for friends as well as dates for
how many we can purchase. Remember that you don’t have to fill in a whole card before you turn it in. Every stamp –
couples. Each envelope states if it is for couples or friends and has a title which may provide some hint of what the date
even loose ones – is appreciated. The collection envelope is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
might involve. So pick up an envelope and go out on a great date.
Drumming Circles: On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm. The next drumming circle is Feb. 10. To register:
complete a communication card, or e-mail Daryl at [email protected] Cost: $10 for adults at the door, children free.
Reminder: The Observer subscriptions are due now! Annual subscription only $20!
Third Street Theatre(Calgary’s only Queer Theatre Company) is offering a new program called YOUth Riot. It is a free, 12
week program where you will learn tools and skills from professionals in the Calgary arts community to develop your own
play, or film, or work of fiction, or spoken-word poem. Contact [email protected] for more info. Deadline for
applications is Feb. 8 at midnight.
If you're in Grades 4, 5 or 6, you are invited to a Beach Party in February! Several NW churches are gathering together
to offer an evening of beach fun including beach games, activities and refreshments. Bring your friends. It will be at St.
Thomas United Church on Feb. 27 from 7pm to 8:30pm. All are welcome; no cost.
If you're a Star Wars fan (and even if you're not), as a lead up to the new movie The Force Awakens, we wanted to
create some hype and encourage you to 'get your geek on'! We will be showing all six Star Wars movies leading up to
the release of The Force Awakens in Dec., 2015. The schedule looks like this: March 6 Attack of the Clones, May 22: The
Revenge of the Sith, Sept. 25: Star Wars (A new hope), Oct. 23: The Empire Strikes Back, Nov. 27: Return of the Jedi. All
start at 7pm.