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 7, 2019

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

GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Friends, we know what God desires of us:
That we do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
We gather this morning to remind each other about that,
To remember that now is always the right time to do these things.
So with thanks in our hearts, let us worship God.

*INTROIT #377 “Holy Spirit, Hear Us”
Holy Spirit, hear us, help us while we sing;
breathe into the music of the praise we bring.

Holy Spirit, shine now on the book we read;
light its holy pages with the truth we need.

Holy Spirit, prompt us when we bow to pray;
speak within and teach us what we ought to say.

Holy Spirit, help us daily by your might,
what is wrong to conquer, and to choose the right.

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN #154 “Deep In Our Hearts”
Deep in our hearts there is a common vision;
deep in our hearts there is a common song;
deep in our hearts there is a common story,
telling Creation that we are one.

Deep in our hearts there is a common purpose;
deep in our hearts there is a common goal;
deep in our hearts there is a sacred message,
justice and peace in harmony.

Deep in our hearts there is a common longing;
deep in our hearts there is a common theme;
deep in our hearts there is a common current,
flowing to freedom like a stream.

Deep in our hearts there is a common vision;
deep in our hearts there is a common song;
deep in our hearts there is a common story,
telling Creation that we are one.
Words: John Oldham, 1995 Music: Ron Klusmeier, 1996 Words copyright © 1995 by John Wesley Oldham. Used by permission. Music copyright © 1996 by Ron Klusmeier, www.musiklus.com. Used by permission. CCLI #178782
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE Luke 6:19-26
Luke 16:19-31

SERMON ‘Our Kingdom versus His Kingdom’

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

*OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”
Grant us, God, the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free,
that ourselves and all our living we may offer faithfully.

DEDICATION
It is out of gratitude that we give these gifts of food and money. They come with the prayer that all may know abundance of goods and of peace in all places in our world. 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 #299 “Teach Me, God, to Wonder”
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

DAILY DEVOTIONALS Beginning in July the Daily Devotionals will go on vacation as the writers take some time off and wait for the Spirit to energize them for a new series in the fall. You are encouraged to begin your mornings with a Bible reading, such as reading the Psalms through the summer.