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 19, 2019
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
We come to celebrate God’s presence,
and God’s love expressed through Jesus Christ.
We come remembering Christ’s life and ministry,
and the life we are called to live.
We come as a people searching for ways to live out our faith.
We come seeking the strength to carry on our journey.
Let us rejoice in God’s gifts to us as we worship together!

* INTROIT #232 vs.1 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE ACT OF COVENANT

SCRIPTURE
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
COVENANT QUESTIONS AND PROMISES
As you come to assume the duties of your office,
let us make a covenant before God and with one another.

Question to the leaders
As a disciple of Jesus Christ,
will you continue to live out your faith
with praise and thanksgiving?
Will you carry out your responsibilities and duties
in this congregation with integrity and joy ?
I will, God being my helper.

Question to the congregation
Will you, the members of St. James & St. John United Church
honour the leadership of these people?
Will you assist them through daily prayer,
generous support, and personal example,
so that, together, we may be a faithful church of Jesus Christ ?
We will, God being our helper.

PRAYER
DECLARATION
* A NEW CREED (p. 918 VU)

* HYMN #642 “Be Thou My Vision” (vs. 1, 2 & 4)

SCRIPTURE Acts 11:1-18

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #227 v. 2 “For the Fruit of All Creation”

DEDICATION
We bring our gifts to you, God. Here is the work of our hands, and here is the love of our hearts. Accept them and use them, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN #509 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”

Donations have been made to St. James & St. John United in memory of Marjorie Delano by the following:
Harry & Shirley Shaddick Bruce & Melanie MacCallum

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
GRADUATES’ BREAKFAST High 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.

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.

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL UPDATE from the Finance Team as at 31 March 2019:
Total Revenues $22, 887.35
Total Expenditures – $33, 598.35.
Net Loss – $10, 711

Community Announcements
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.