St James & St John United Church
April 18 2021
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
Come and worship, people of God!
Let’s celebrate with songs of praise!
For our God—the Most High
is seated on his holy throne,
Sovereign over all the earth!
Let’s worship God together.
OPENING PRAYER Chris Sturgeon (Video)
your people have come here to worship:
They have come from differing situations and
with many differing needs.
We ask that in this service you will
meet with them and deal with those needs.
Keep not only our ears but also our
hearts and minds open;
For it is in this way that we can
receive your power and strength. Amen
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN “I Come to the Garden”
United Harmony (Audio)
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Nancy Russell (Video)
Ever-rising God, just as you lifted the eyes of the disciples
to the rising Jesus at his ascension,
so, lift our eyes to you as we hear your holy word today,
that we too might turn our eyes toward the need of the world
and follow in your way through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Biggest Struggle
Heavenly Father, you know the condition of our bank accounts as well as you know the condition of our minds and hearts. We can’t hide anything from you. Receive our gifts and use them for your good purposes in the
world. Guide us to be your servants; may we listen when you speak! Amen.
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN “Put Your Hand in the Hand”
United Harmony (Audio)
A donation has been placed to St. James & St. John United Church
in loving memory of Ella Davidson
by Gordon & Nancy Russell
Poive Thought for the Week
“You are never too old to set another goal
or dream a new dream.”
Our Church News
PRINTED VERSION OF WORSHIP SERVICE – Please let us know if you are aware of persons who are unable to attend the in-person church services and access the livestreaming and who would like to receive the printed version of the worship services.
VIRTUAL MEMORIAL GOSPEL CONCERT – We will be hosting a Memorial Gospel Concert via livestreaming, at the church on Sunday, May 30th, at 7:00 PM. To donate in memory or in honor of a loved one, please fill out the form that was sent home in the Easter newsletter; there are extra forms on the table in the foyer of the church and the church office.
Our Community News
HAM & POTATOE SCALLOP TAKE OUT – St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham is hosting a take-out Ham and Potato Scallop Supper with peas, carrots, homemade tea biscuit and your choice of Chocolate Zucchini Cake or Caramel Apple Cake on Wednesday, April 21st from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 a person; call Karen at 773-9932.