St James and St John United Church
April 24 2022
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
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. Amen.
“This is the Day”
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.
COVENANTING OF COUNICL MEMBERS
CONGRATULATIONS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Life After Easter
THE LORD’S PRAYER
“The Power of Love”
Holy One, we do not doubt that Jesus, the Messiah, lives again. Yet, only one short week 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.
“In the Bulb”
Positive Thought for the Week
May your troubles be less,
and your blessings be more,
and nothing but happiness come through your door.
Have a great week!
Music Ministry United Harmony & Kimberley
Greeter Diane Forrest
Counters Carl & Alice Farris
Sound Tec David Watling
Our Church News
SUMMER STUDENT – Once again, we have received an 8 week grant for a summer job, beginning June 20th. If you know of any persons, age 15-30 who would be interested in performing lawn care maintenance, some general office work and possibly, other small projects, please have them send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office at 622-1598 for more information.
CHURCH YARD CLEAN UP – It’s that time of year for the church grounds to be cleaned up. Please join us at the church on Wednesday, May 18th, at 9 am, as the church lawns desperately need our tender loving care. Bring your rakes and shovels and remember, many hands make light work. A light luncheon will be provided. (Rain date May 19)
Our Community News
A Good Used Clothing Sale will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, on Friday, May 6th from 9 am – 4 pm. and again on Saturday from 9 am – 12 pm. There will be clothes of all sizes, footwear, accessories and linens. Everyone is welcome to attend and masks will be mandatory inside of church building.