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 5, 2019
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
We have not seen the risen Christ,
But we see him in the lives of those transformed by grace.
We have not seen Jesus face-to-face,
But we have seen him in the faces of everyone whose love encourages us.
We have not touched the wounds from the cross,
But we have been called to bring healing to the scarred of the world.

* INTROIT “Surely the Presence”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER
Breathe the breath of new life into us, O Lord, that we may fully feel the power of your love and the awesome glory of the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ. Prepare us to receive your blessing and then to go from this place to be a blessing to others in your name. AMEN.

* HYMN #352 “I Danced in The Morning”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE Acts 1:1-10

SOLO

SERMON Between Ester and Ascension

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERTORY # 541 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

DEDICATION
Holy One, we do not doubt that Jesus, the Messiah, lives again. Yet, only two weeks from Easter, our thoughts are cluttered with finite, insignificant activities and agendas. Instead of remaining focused on the abundance of divine transformation, we return to a pessimistic mindset of scarcity.
Refocus our attention on the joy of Easter, so that we may recognize all that we have received and be led to give cheerfully. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN #703 “In the Bulb There Is a Flower”

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Nancy Blackmore and Family on the recent death of her brother, Boyd Carnahan.

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Eleanor Watt and Family on the recent death of her daughter, Heather.

A donation has been made to St. James & St. John United Church in memory of Heather, placed by Ella Davidson.
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
Friday 6 PM Confirmation Class
6 – 7:30 PM Youth Program
Weekly Announcements
SPRING CLEAN UP We need your help with our annual spring clean up of the church grounds! Grab your rakes, brooms and gloves, see you at the church on Friday evening May 10 at 6 PM, and Saturday morning, May 11, beginning at 9 AM. Why not bring the kids and make this a fun family outing. We’re offering lots of fresh air and exercise; we’re even making lunch! Remember, many hands make light work. Please spread the word and see you there!

SNACK TIME Youth Program and Confirmation Class meet every Friday and they not only study but have fun and snack time as well. If you are available to bake some goodies and bring them to the Church Centre it would be very much appreciated. We all know that food and sharing bring us together.

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.

COLD PLATE TAKE-OUT Thursday, May 9 hosted by Miramichi Worldwide: ham, potato and pasta salad, roll, dessert for $12.00. Pick up at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St., between 11 a.m. – noon. Delivery available. Please order by May 6th by calling any committee member or 773-5459 (leave message). Proceeds will go towards trip to Guatemala in 2020.

BREAKFAST Saint James Church in Sevogle will be holding a breakfast again on Sunday, May 5, 9 AM – 1PM, $8 per person. Menu: Scrambled or Fried eggs, homemade bread for toast, sausage, bacon, homemade beans, tea, coffee, juice and sweets to have with your second cup of tea or coffee and lots of space to sit and socialize with family or friends. Hope to see you there!!! For more info, please contact Helen @ 622-1243. 1243. Father Dan will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 if you would like to attend. Thanking you in advance for your support.

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.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Hall on Sunday, May 5, 4-6 PM. Presold tickets only available at parish office 622-2736; Alice Henderson 622-2931; Iris Richard 622-2615. Cost $12, children under 12 $6. Take-outs available.

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.

CHURCH SUPPER Roast Pork Tenderloin Supper with potatoes, carrots, turnip, gravy, assorted desserts, tea/coffee at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St on Wed, May 5 at 5 PM. Tickets are $15 each, available through the church office or by calling Karen at 773-9932. (100 pre-sold tickets)