Rainbow candlesSpecial announcement

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 SK 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 July 16, 2021 Pulpit Supply List

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)

Minute for Mission collection and related Full stewardship/ Mission and Service worship resources

Gathering magazine for worship and music leaders

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.

Clergy Stuff

Prayer Bench

Singing from the Lectionary

The Text This Week

Together We Worship

United in Worship

Working Preacher

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)
https://livingskiesrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Online-Worship-software-and-resources-april-26-2021.docx.pdf

Living Skies YouTube Channel: Includes How-To Videos for live-streaming and links to Community of Faith YouTube Channels
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQumvdyab1_LlPIluOPgArg/featured?view_as=subscriber

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!)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/676613006560597

Hosting Zoom Online Meetings & Worship
ZoomZoomZoom-the basics (pdf)
Super Easy Guide to Zoom by Amy Lenzo (pdf)