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

July 14, 2019

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

GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given you;
search, and you will find;
knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
Lord, as we search now, let us find you.
As we knock, open the door to us.
Let us know you, that we may praise you;
and love you, that we may serve you.

* INTROIT “We Are the Church”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN #307 “Touch the Earth Lightly”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE Psalm 30

SERMON ‘Why to Praise God?’

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

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

DEDICATION
God, we can’t see the future, but we know that you are going to take care of us. We have faith that when we need help, it will come. And that when others need help, we will serve. Please use our gifts today to help us serve others. Amen. So may it be Amen.

We recognize and bless the gifts brought to the table, and those which wing their way electronically from our banks to the church’s account.

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN #289 “It Only Takes a Spark”

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
Tuesday 6 PM Bible Study

Community Announcements
COLD PLATE SUPPER take outs only — $15.00 per plate, pre-order only, deadline to order is July 17. Pick up Saturday July 20. Made up by the Saint James Church parishioners. Menu: potato salad, macaroni salad, 5 layer salad, coleslaw, ham, roll, cranberries, cucumbers & tomatoes, a dressing ball, plus a dessert. To place an order, please call Helen @ 622-1243 or Irene @ 622-7450. Please pick up at the back entrance of the church between 2 – 4 PM. Thank you in advance for your support.

LUNCHEONS The Burnt Church Women’s Institute are serving their luncheons at the WI Community Hall again this summer. The luncheons are to be held on Wednesdays July 24 and 31 and August 7 and 14, 2019 from 11 are to 2 pm. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch from our menu of chicken burgers, hotdogs, hamburgers and home-made desserts. There will also be crafts, jams and jellies for sale. For further information please call Marion 776-8896.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL St. Mary’s Church Invites Children to Roar VBS: at 360 Newcastle Blvd. from July 29 to August 2. Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience Wild Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Life is wild, God is good! Roar is for kids aged __4__ to _12__ and will run from 9 – 11:30 AM each day. For more information, call Cindy at 622-5723.