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 28, 2019
WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Welcome this day to a time of rest.
We come, bearing burdens and cares.
Place your lives in the loving hands of God.
May God heal our spirits and strengthen us.
Trust in God who is always with you.
Lord, this day we come to You in faith and trust for Your healing mercies. AMEN.

* INTROIT #567 vs 1 “Will You Come and Follow Me”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER
Lord we ask that Your presence be with us this day as we gather to encounter Your word and Your way for us. Remind us that we can place our trust in Your eternal love. Enable us to be more effective in our witness to that love by word and deed. Guide our steps and pick us up when we falter. Dust us off and place us on the pathways of grace and service. These things we pray in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Wise and loving God, you know us intimately. We spend so much time planning when and how we shall relax and gain some peace in our lives. We have rushed around, and now we are exhausted. Our need for rest is so important, but we have let plans and schedules crowd in, shouting their demands on our time and energies. Forgive us, Lord, when we have focused so much time on these things and have not sought Your healing, restoring love. Give us peace. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Come to the Lord, all of you. There is healing and rest in the Lord. You are given love and peace by God for all of your days. AMEN.

HYMN #661 “Come to My Heart”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Prepare our hearts, O God, to accept Your Word. Silence in us any voices but Your own, so that we may hear Your Words, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 11:27-30

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks Be to God.

MESSAGE Rest for the Soul

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERTORY HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”

OFFERTORY PRAYER
As God has blessed our lives with abundant love and gifts, let us bring our tithes and offerings to this place, seeking to help others, to offer comfort and hope. Let us receive our morning offering in Jesus name we give thanks. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN #626 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

BENEDICTION
God, who has given you rest and peace, will go with you as you leave this place. Feel the healing love of God in your life. Bring the good news of God’s love to all whom you meet. Go in peace. AMEN.

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
Friday 6 PM Confirmation Class
6 – 7:30 PM Youth Program
Weekly Announcements
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.

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 St. Refreshments will follow in the church basement. Free will offering.

COLD PLATE TAKE-OUT Thursday, May 9 hosted by Miramichi Worldwide: ham, potato and pasta salad, roll, dessert for $12.00. Pick up at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St., between 11 a.m. – noon. Delivery available. Please order by May 6th by calling any committee member or 773-5459 (leave message). Proceeds will go towards trip to Guatemala in 2020.”

CGIT ALUMNI will be meeting on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Entertainment Centre. All former CGIT are invited to attend.

BREAKFAST Saint James Church in Sevogle will be holding a breakfast again on Sunday, May 5, 9 AM – 1PM, $8 per person. Menu: Scrambled or Fried eggs, homemade bread for toast, sausage, bacon, homemade beans, tea, coffee, juice and sweets to have with your second cup of tea or coffee and lots of space to sit and socialize with family or friends. Hope to see you there!!! For more info, please contact Helen @ 622-1243. 1243. Father Dan will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 if you would like to attend. Thanking you in advance for your support.

CONCERT Live and In Concert at JMH Theatre, Friday, May 24, 7pm THE BETTYs, a professional Toronto based group: featuring Miramichi’s own, Patty (Burchill) Pederson. With a repertoire ranging from the 20s to the 60s to their show-stopping versions of modern pop songs, an evening with THE BETTYs is sultry, hilarious and unforgettable! TICKETS: $25 Advance $30 Door – Available at: Jean Coutu (Newcastle & Chatham) Brookdale Flowers (Newcastle); Family Convenience (Chatham) and St. Michael’s Church office or by reservation: Gina 773-6406 or Jim 773-7923. St. Michael’s Capital Campaign.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Hall on Sunday, May 5th 4-6 PM. Presold tickets only available at parish office 622-2736; Alice Henderson 622-2931; Iris Richard 622-2615. Cost $12, children under 12 $6. Take-outs available.

SALVATION ARMY is in urgent need of new, unused toiletries: shampoo/conditioner, deodorant (men’s and women’s), bar soap, body wash, toothpaste/toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, brushes, toilet tissue. Donations can be delivered to the Salvation Army office at 231 Pleasant St. Monday to Thursday 8:30 AM to 4 PM.