St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
NEW WEBSITE: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
St. James & St. John United Church

April 14, 2019
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP Molly Gallant
Jesus entered into Jerusalem humbly on a donkey,
seeking to transform the people.
People gathered from everywhere to wave palm branches
and praise him as royalty.
Jesus enters into our lives humbly,
seeking to transform our hearts and lives.
Let us worship Jesus Christ together,
and receive him into our presence.

* INTROIT “Pave the Way with Branches”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST (Psalm 118) Payton Lingley
This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
May the peace of Christ fill you this day.
Christ is the source of our joy and gladness.
Please share a joyful sign of Christ’s peace
with those near you.

SOLO “The Holy City” Megan Gallant

OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN #365 “Jesus Loves Me”

SCRIPTURE Matthew 22:34-37
John 12:12-16

SUNDAY SCHOOL ANTHEM “Jump into the Light”

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”

OFFERING PRAYER Tori Harris
What can we offer that you have not already offered us?
What can we do that you have not already done for us?
Lord Jesus Christ, in your gifts to us, you have provided us the way to live and serve you. In both your triumph and your suffering, you deserve our praise. Through the gifts we now offer, we express our longing to serve and to follow wherever you go. Amen.

SENDING OUT Ava Gallant
Go now in joy! Remember the day of celebration when Jesus boldly
and humbly rode into the city of fear and anger. Do not fear. Do not be afraid. Go in peace. AMEN

BLESSING

* CLOSING HYMN #123 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Mona Coull and Weldon Waye on the recent death of their brother, Delbert Waye.

A donation has been made to the Memorial Fund in memory of Delbert by the Johnston Family.
Upcoming Events and Services
Sunday 9 AM Worship Service at Maple Glen United
10 AM Fellowship with coffee at the St J&J Church
11 AM Worship Service at St J & J Church
11:00 AM Sunday School meets at the centre
Wednesday 7 PM Council Teams meet
8 PM Church Council meeting
Friday 6 PM Confirmation Class
6 – 7:30 PM Youth Program
MAUNDY THURSDAY April 18 (Jesus’ last supper)
6:00 p.m. Handwashing Service at the UC Centre
6:30 p.m. Fellowship Cold plate supper served by Maple Glen United. Please let us know if you plan to attend, call the church office by Monday, April 15.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE “Nails of the Cross”, a Good Friday presentation will be held at the church on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 PM. A series of readings, responses, silent reflection and prayer, hymns and solos will be shared, designed to help us enter more deeply into the meaning of Good Friday. Please join us as we ponder the Christian message of our Lord and Savior on this special day.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE April 21
9 AM Worship Service at Maple Glen United
10 AM Fellowship with coffee at the St J&J Church
11 AM Worship Service at St J & J Church

Weekly Announcements
MORE MEMBERS FOR COUNCIL Do you wonder what we do at St. James & St. John United Church and Maple Glen United Church on our teams and groups? Some roles require specific training or skills or official nominating. If you are interested in helping and supporting your congregation by donating your time and talent please talk to our Nominating Team members; Nancy Russell and Cecil Miller. Available positions to fill at this time are:
The position of Chair of Council; one position for Worship & Music/Education Team and Sunday School; two positions for Pastoral Care Team. Thank you for your honest consideration. Reverend Alice Szemok

SNACK TIME Youth Program and Confirmation Class meet every Friday and they not only study but have fun and snack time as well. If you are available to bake some goodies and bring them to the Church Centre it would be very much appreciated. We all know that food and sharing bring us together.

EASTER BOX As Easter is drawing near, we wanted to remind everyone that we will be accepting your donation boxes on Easter morning during the worship service. We will have the children collect the boxes during the offering. If you want a tax receipt for you donation please include your name and/or envelope number. We thank you for your support.

Community Announcements
MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT The Villagers will be hosting a Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 12 at 7 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street. Refreshments will follow in the church basement. Free will offering will be taken.