During the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions on in-person gatherings, The United Church of Canada has suspended in-person worship and is abiding by all relevant provincial, territorial, or federal restrictions on other in-person gatherings such as weddings and funerals.
However, there are many online worship options available here in Saskatchewan and across the country. All people of goodwill are most welcome to attend- please join us for prayer, reflection, worship, and community in this difficult time. Please refer to the national United Church site for an online map of all streamed or recorded worship services; worship tools such as licensing; and other resources that will be posted on the COVID-19 home page. Our Regional Council COVID-19 page will also carry resources and updates.
In this worship page you’ll find the Regional Council prayer cycle, Annual Meeting worship services, Affirming Sunday liturgies, special services, links to national and other resources, and more!
Click here for the Pulpit Supply List – April 26, 2022
I_WILL_SING_TO_OUR_GOD – a Walter Farquharson / Richard Hall hymn addressing the invasion of Ukraine
Here are worship materials for use on March 21, 2021.
They are provided as documents that you might edit to suit your own context – include your territorial acknowledgement and other content specific to your regular worship practice. The PowerPoint slides are a skeleton for you to insert into your own slideshow as appropriate. Please be sure to include the various copyright acknowledgements found at the end of the liturgy.
March 21. 2021 – Worship 4 page bulletin – Word
March 21, 2021 – Worship non-bulletin format – Word
March 21, 2021 – Sermon Lent 5 – Word
March 21, 2021 – Sermon Lent 5 – pdf
March 21, 2021 – Time with children – Word
March 21, 2021 – Time with children – pdf
March 21, 2021 Worship Slides – PowerPoint
COLLECTIONS & SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
As recommended by Living Skies colleagues in ministry:
United Church of Canada collection (organized by theme and highlighted Seasons)
Practical Resources for Churches (www.prcli.org): library of recorded webinars, workshops & resources for Creative Worship, Faith Study, Spiritual Practice, Mission & Social Justice, Growth & Renewal, Music Ministry, Children & Family, Youth & Young Adult, etc.
Worship Ways (from our full communion partner, the United Church of Christ in the US)
Streaming & Online-Worship Resources
Online Worship Software & Resources (pdf): recommendations provided by some of Living Skies’ tech gurus as part of their Practically Prophetic Webinar (April 2021)
Living Skies YouTube Channel: Includes How-To Videos for live-streaming and links to Community of Faith YouTube Channels
Facebook Group – Canadian Churches that Live-stream: This group is coordinated by a UCC techie to provide a venue for discussion, questions, and suggestions for Canadian communities of faith who are live-streaming their worship services and special events (or want to!)
ANNUAL MEETING WORSHIP SERVICES
AFFIRMING MINISTRIES/ LGBTQIA+ SERVICES
2019 Affirming Ministries Service (Word) by Calvary UC, PA Sk
2019 Affirming Ministries Service (pdf) – by Calvary UC, PA Sk
2018 Affirming Ministries Service – Iridesce
2018 Affirming Ministries Sunday – Skit by St Andrews MJ
2017 Affirming Ministries Service – Liturgy
2017 Affirming Ministries Sunday service – Resources
2016 Affirming Ministries Sunday service