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

May 12, 2019
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
In you, O God, every family on earth receives its name.
Illumine our homes with the light of your love.
We thank you for gifts of love we have received.
From our mothers
and those who have served as mothers in many ways,
nourishing us and guiding us as we grow to be who we are.
As we have been loved by them,
so we are loved by you, O God.
Join with us in this day of celebration
as we rejoice in being loved.
As you grant us peace in Christ Jesus our Lord,
so we come to worship in His holy name.

*INTROIT #395 V.1&2 “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN # 684 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

SCRIPTURE
John 14:15-21

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING #541 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

DEDICATION
O God, whose giving knows no ending. We come before you today offering you signs of our love for you, and our love for one another. Take these gifts and use them for the furthering of your reign on earth. We ask your blessing upon all of these gifts and those who have brought them in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN #556 “Would You Bless Our Homes and Families”

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
11:00 AM Sunday School meets at the centre
Wednesday 7 PM Council Teams meet
8 PM Church Council meeting
Friday 6 PM Confirmation Class
6 – 7:30 PM Youth Program
Weekly Announcements
THANK YOU for supporting the Easter Box Fundraiser. It realized a profit of $2,591.20 which will go toward the Church deficit. Many thanks from the Fundraising Team.

COVENANTING Sunday May 19th – During the 11:00 AM worship service, there will be a covenanting for new and re-turning Church Council members. We would encourage all members to be present, to commit/recommit to the roles in which they serve on the council.

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.

BAKE SALE on June 2nd. The Sunday school is asking for donations of baked items for a bake sale to take place during the Congregational Gathering. You may drop your baked goodies off at the center before or following the service. The money raised from the sale will be used to purchase the curriculum for the Sunday School.

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.

Community Announcements
MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT The Villagers will be hosting a Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 12 at 7 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St. Refreshments will follow in the church basement. Free will offering.

GOSPEL CONCERT 7 PM on Sunday, June 2 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St., hosted by Susan Butler in support of the Summer Community Kitchen. Featuring The Villagers, Sydney Travis, Blair Baisley, Donna & Tyrone Hubbard, Kimberley Shaddick, Dawn Patterson, Megan Gallant, Bill Hachey, Clair & David Young, Jimmy Lawlor and Susan Butler. Freewill offering with a reception to follow.

CONCERT Live and In Concert at JMH Theatre, Friday, May 24, 7pm THE BETTYs, a professional Toronto based group: featuring Miramichi’s own, Patty (Burchill) Pederson. With a repertoire ranging from the 20s to the 60s to their show-stopping versions of modern pop songs, an evening with THE BETTYs is sultry, hilarious and unforgettable! TICKETS: $25 Advance $30 Door – Available at: Jean Coutu (Newcastle & Chatham) Brookdale Flowers (Newcastle); Family Convenience (Chatham) and St. Michael’s Church office or by reservation: Gina 773-6406 or Jim 773-7923. St. Michael’s Capital Campaign.

SALVATION ARMY is in urgent need of new, unused toiletries: shampoo/conditioner, deodorant (men’s and women’s), bar soap, body wash, toothpaste/toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, brushes, toilet tissue. Donations can be delivered to the Salvation Army office at 231 Pleasant St. Monday to Thursday 8:30 AM to 4 PM.