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

June 2, 2019
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Payton Lingley: Jesus prayed for his disciples, giving them to God’s care forever.
ALL: Jesus prays for us, giving us into God’s care.
Payton Lingley: Know that you have been blessed with the love of Jesus.
ALL: We live in that love and seek to serve God.
Payton Lingley: Open your hearts and spirits now to hear God’s word.
ALL: May our lives be open to God’s Spirit and show God’s love. AMEN.

*INTROIT “Jump Into the Light”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER Ethan Colepaugh
Heavenly Father, open our hearts, and minds, our souls, with the power of Your Holy Spirit, to allow us to feel your presence here today. Prepare us for this hour of worship in the name of Your son, Jesus. Amen.

* HYMN “Every Move I Make”

SCRIPTURE Luke 24:50-53
Acts 1:10-11

ANTHEMS “Sing High, Sing Low”
“Oh Hallelujah!”

SERMON “To Whom Do You Look Up?”

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN “A Gift For You”

OFFERTORY PRAYER Paige Howatt
Lord, bless this offertory, so we might worship you with great joy and serve your people with great love. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

BENEDICTION Ava Gallant
As Christ has loved you and prayed for you, go now in peace, bringing Christ’s loving words to all you meet. Know that Christ is with you in all that you do. AMEN.

* CLOSING HYMN “Everybody, Everywhere”

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
Noon Annual Congregational Gathering at the centre
Tuesday 6 PM Bible Study
Friday 6 PM Confirmation Class
6 – 7:30 PM Youth Program
Weekly Announcements
BIBLE STUDY We know many of you look for new ways to get in the Word of God during the summer months. We will offer Summer Bible study beginning on Tuesday June 4 at 6 PM for seven weeks. If participants would prefer morning studies we will change the meeting time. We’re going to study the entire book of Acts. We hope you’ll join us for Bible study this summer. We always love to see how God uses study in His Word to impact our lives!

SUMMER STUDENT We have received a 7-week grant to hire a student for the summer. Interested students should drop their resume off to the church office by June 10th.

GRADUATES’ BREAKFAST High school graduation is approaching and the Pastoral Care Team is preparing to honour our graduates with the Annual Graduates’ Breakfast, to be held on Sunday, June 9 at 9:30 AM. We need to know who in our congregation is graduating high school so please contact the church office by Friday, May 31 with names. Thank you.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLOSING June 2nd – We will be celebrating the closing of the Sunday school during the 11:00 AM worship service. Immediately following the service the congregation is invited to the center for our Annual Congregational Gathering. On the menu is Pizza, hotdogs and an ice-cream sundae bar.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL We are offering a one-day Vacation Bible School, “Outrigger Island” on Wednesday, June 26th, from 9 AM – 2 PM for children ages 4 and up. Please phone the church office to register by June 17.