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

August 18, 2019

Today’s Service
(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)
GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* OPENING HYMN #395 “Come in (Part of the Family)”

CALL TO WORSHIP/OPENING PRAYER
Holy God, You call us together to reflect on Your word, and our life in Your world. Be with us now as we sing and pray together, that we may hear Your voice and understand Your way.
This we pray through Jesus, the Christ. Amen.

* HYMN #703 “In the Bulb There is a flower”

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER OF CONFESSION “Forgive us we pray”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

SCRIPTURE Isaiah 40: 28-31
Matthew 13: 31-32
Philippians 4: 4-9

MESSAGE “Hope”

* OFFERING HYMN #537 “Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands”

DEDICATION

HYMN #374 “Come and Find the Quiet Centre”

PASTORAL PRAYER “And in Your love, answer”

BENEDICTION
We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.

* CLOSING HYMN #424 “May the God of Hope Go with Us”

Upcoming Events and Services
Sunday 10 AM Fellowship with coffee at the St J&J Church
11 AM Worship Service at St J & J Church

Community Announcements
FOOD BANK Miramichi Community Food Bank serves approximately 400 households each month. The Food Bank has outgrown its current space and is in the process of purchasing a property to improve our service to the vulnerable in our community. We are reaching out to the community to raise money to help with the purchase and interior renovation of the building. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. We are a registered charity and a receipt for tax purposes will be issued. If you are able to help, please contact the Food Bank at 622-1838. Thank you for your continued support.

SCOUTING PROGRAM Low-Cost traditional Scouting program starting this fall in Miramichi. Our Traditional Scouting Program focuses on the original methods which the founder, Baden-Powell set out over 112 years ago. The BPSA programs provide a safe, fun and inclusive outdoor activities and more! Serving the Miramichi area communities with section programs for youth ages 5 and up. Register for BPSA Scouting outdoor programs today!
Volunteers / Leaders are needed 506-424-1512 www.bpsascoutingmiramichi.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/bpsascoutingmiramichi

USED CLOTHING SALE Will be held on Tuesday, August 27th from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm and on Wednesday, August 28th from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street, Miramichi. There will clothes for all ages, linens, footwear, purses, etc.