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

Thanksgiving Sunday
October 13, 2019

Worship Leader: Rev. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry:
Greeters: Tonya Rubidge, Payton and Harlie Lingley
Counters: Ray & Lois McNeill
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling

Today’s Service
(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)
GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP: Ronda Whyte
We gather in God’s holy presence today with hearts full of thanksgiving.
ALL: God has given us so much to be thankful for.
We have gathered today to give God all the glory and honor for His many blessings, too numerous to count
ALL: May our hearts be grateful, and show our gratitude by serving, loving and caring for others.
We say together, “Thank you Lord for Your abundant blessings!”.
ALL: Thank you Lord for Your many blessings!

* INTROIT “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUNDAY SCHOOL “Father of Lights”
VIDEO OF THE SUNDAY SHOOL CHILDREN

OPENING PRAYER: Erica Hill
Loving God, you are a gracious and giving Father. We thank you for the many ways in that you have blessed our lives; with love, hope, faith, friends, family, church, and so many other things. Teach us to walk in Your ways; to care and serve others as You would have us do. To live each day with hearts full of thanksgiving and to remember to turn to You in prayer, giving You the praise that You so richly deserve. For these things, we pray in Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

* HYMN #226 “For the Beauty of the Earth”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION: Kathy Buckley
God our Father, thank you for listening to us no matter how young or how old we are. Thank you for sending Jesus, who teaches us how to pray. We know that you always listen to us, help us to listen to you today.
SCRIPTURE: PSALM 131 – Kathy Buckley

DUET Molly and Ava Gallant

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #236 “Now Thank We All Our God”

DEDICATION: Michelle Howatt
We thank you Lord that we have the ability and means to bring our offering before You. We have so much to be thankful for and we pray that you instill in us the wisdom to remember this each and every day. Bless now our giving so that it may be used to glorify and praise your Holy and righteous name. AMEN.

BENEDICTION: Rowyn Jardine
May we leave today with hearts full of thanksgiving, knowing that God is with us in all we do. May we leave this place in peace and joy and may God’s blessings be with you today and always. Amen.

BLESSING

* CLOSING HYMN “Count Your Blessings”

Today’s bulletins are dedicated to the Glory of God and placed in loving memory of Boyd Allison,
by Mabel and Family.
A donation has been made to the Organ Fund in memory of Boyd Allison by Betty Baisley.

Upcoming Events and Services
Sunday 10 AM Fellowship with coffee at the St J&J Church
11 AM Worship Service at St J & J Church
11 AM Sunday School at the centre
Wednesday 7 PM Council Teams meet
8 PM Church Council meeting
Thursday 6:30 PM Fall Bible Study

Sunday School Announcements
The Sunday School is also in need of volunteers who are willing to teach a class from time to time. The curriculum is super easy to follow and extremely user friendly; very little preparation is involved. Please speak to Kimberley by phoning or texting 210-1239 or call the church office at 622-1598. Thank you kindly for your support 🙂

Weekly Announcements
VILLAGE OF HOPE Members of the Village of Hope will be sharing their message with us in our service on October 20. Facebook: Village of Hope Canada. There will a light lunch at the center, after the service. Village of Hope will be displaying their items for sale also. Proceeds from the sale and monetary donations help to fund this important program.

FALL SUPPER – Reserve the date SATURDAY, OCT 26, 3:30 – 6:00 PM for St. James & St. John Annual Fall Roast Beef Supper, Adults $13, children under 12 $7. Take-outs available. You will be contacted by someone from the Planning Committee starting Oct. 1st to see how you can help. If we should miss getting in touch with you and you would like to help, either thru monetary donation toward the cost of the beef, bake a dessert, set-up, clean up, serve, donate potatoes or pickles, call the office 622-1598 and let us know how you would be willing to help.

Community Announcements
APPLE PIES FOR SALE from St. Stephen’s United Church, Red Bank. Sept 30 – Oct 24, $8/pie. Contact Marilyn Hare @ 622-7775/ Sheila Hill @ 836-2897/ Lois Estey @ 836-7413.

SENIORS GATHERING on Wednesday, Oct 16 at 1:30 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street, Miramichi. There will be a guest speaker from Region 7 Hospital on Volunteerism and the need for it. A light reception will follow. All are welcome!
TEA AND SALE at Wesley United Church, Trout Brook on Saturday, Oct 19, 1-3 PM. Admission $5, includes lunch. Everyone welcome.
MEMORIAL HYMN SING at Bethel United Church, Millbank on Sunday, Oct 20 at 2 PM. Everyone welcome.