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 9, 2019
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
The Day of Pentecost is here!
God’s children have gathered in this place:
We are transformed into God’s family
by God’s Spirit joining with ours.
Come, Spirit of adoption,
and open our hearts to our sisters and brothers:
Come, Holy Spirit! Come, Spirit of peace,
and calm our trembling hearts:
Come, Holy Spirit!
Come, Breath of God, and overturn our conventional lives:
Come, Holy Spirit!

* INTROIT “Hear Us As We Pray”

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN #661 “Come to My Heart”

SCRIPTURE Acts 8:14-17

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”

DEDICATION
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

SOLO “Do You Have Room” Kimberley Shaddick

CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION
……
QUESTIONS OF THE FAMILIES
As parents, godparents, mentors, of these candidates,
will you continue to support and encourage them
in their Christian life and discipleship?
I will, God being my helper.

QUESTIONS OF THE CONGREGATION
As a baptized and baptizing church,
will you continue to support and nurture these persons
within a community which worships God,
resists evil, and seeks justice?
We will, God being our helper.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen. (*universal)
……..

COMMUNION
(The Sacrament will be served in the traditional manner.)

BENEDICTION

*CLOSING HYMN “This Little Light of Mine”
Congratulations to Our Confirmands
Andrew Doyle Craig Doyle Aiden Duffy
Riley Duffy Avery Dutcher Amy Geikie
Andy Murray Matthew Murray Sydney Murray
Addyson Swaine Caden Whyte

Congratulations to Our 2019 Graduates
Camryn Audet Matthew Coull Grace Steeves
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
Tuesday 6 PM Bible Study
Wednesday 7 PM Council Teams meet
8 PM Church Council meeting
Friday 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.

GOSPEL CONCERT Our 3rd Annual Gospel Concert will take place on Saturday, June 22nd, 7 PM at the church. Musical entertainment includes Bill Hachey & Don Savoie, Jim Lawlor, Tabusintac Group, Blair Baisley, Mike Davis, Megan Gallant, Donna and Tyrone Hubbard and Kimberley Shaddick. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the Church office, Brookdale Flower Shop, Breatheasy and at the door.

THANK YOU The Sunday School would like to extend their gratitude to those members of the congregation who donated and or purchased items at our bake sale last Sunday. Due to your generosity, a total of $300 was received from the bake sale! Awesome! Thank you again for your continued support 

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