The Church of St. Andrew & St. David

A congregation of The United Church of Canada

164 Germain St., Saint John NB E2L 2G3               Phone: 634-3092   

Website:                                Fax:  633-1319

Facebook: The Church of St. Andrew & St. David  



We are a caring community which struggles to be Christ-like and

address needs in the community because God loves us and we want to

 share that love with others.


Worship Leaders: Mrs. Erica Lane

Organist & Choir Director: Mr. John Higgins

Scripture Reader: Rev. Jim Crooks


24th Sunday after Pentecost

November 19, 2017


*Indicates standing if able


Prelude:  When Morning Gilds the Skies/Trumpet Voluntary


Welcome and Announcements



Come, now is the time to worship, come, now is the time to give your heart

Come, just as you are to worship, come, just as you are before your God. Come

One day, every tongue will confess You are God, one day, every knee will bow

Still, the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly choose you now

Come, now is the time to worship, come, now is the time to give your heart

Come, just as you are to worship, come, just as you are before your God. Come.




*Call To Worship:

Leader: To the fisherman Jesus said:

People: “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”

Leader: To the tax collector Jesus said:

People: “Follow me.”

Leader: To the rich man Jesus said:

People: “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

Leader: At the last supper Jesus said:

People: “Follow me.”

Leader: To you and to me and to all of us Jesus says:

People: “Follow me!”


*Hymn:  Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing                                          VU 223


Prayer of Approach:

From deep within us we know of a loving presence. All around us we see glory, beauty, life and light.  We have no words for what we experience so we cry out, "God!".  In this moment of worship may that loving presence grow deeper, may our awareness of the divine presence around us grow more intense.  May we, gathered in this place, learn to pay more attention to God, who loves us at all times and in all places. Amen


Minute For Mission


Offertory Hymn:  Small Things Count                                             VU 361


*Offertory Response:  Your Work, O God,

                                                       Needs Many Hands                           VU 537

Your work, O God, needs many hands to help you everywhere,

and some there are who cannot serve unless our gifts we share.


Because we love you and your work, our offering now we make:

be pleased to use it as your own, we ask for Jesus' sake.


*Offertory Prayer


Hearing & Receiving of God's Holy Word

New Testament Reading: Luke 5: 1-11  

Responsive Reading: Psalm 103                                                      VU 825

Old Testament Reading:  Ecclesiastes 3: 1-13


Anthem:  Beloved                                                                                  Choir


Meditation: “Knowin' Where You're Goin' “


Candles of Joy and Concern


Prayers For the People


*Hymn:  Go to the World                                                                  VU 420




*Benediction Response:  God Be with you till

                                                                     We Meet Again              VU 422


Postlude:  Postludium III