St James and St John United Church
April 25, 2021
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 150:1-6
Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN “Come Now is the Time to Worship”
OPENING PRAYER Sandra Harding (Video)
Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Almighty God, you are the source of all light.
You divinely separated light from darkness
so that we may have the beauty of the light of day.
Dear Lord, illuminate this day and enlighten us
as we seek to know you through your word.
May we be led by your light so our hearts may be opened to your word. Amen.
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7
New Testament Reading: Luke 24:36-39
MESSAGE Equipped on the Journey
Gracious and holy God,
accept what we offer today:
our cheques and cash, our faltering steps,
our brokenness, our leftovers,
our hope, our risking, our lives.
Bless and transform all that we offer
and all that we hold back,
that new life may be ours,
to celebrate and share in Jesus’ name. Amen
Source: Jeff Shrowder 1999, The Billabong
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF CHURCH COUNCIL
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Positive Thought for the Week
“You have a choice each and every day; choose to feel blessed, choose to feel grateful, choose to be excited, choose to be thankful and choose to be happy.”
THIS WEEK’S WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Greeter Charlene Savard
Readers Sandra Harding & Mary Hansen
Counters Stan Knowles & Ian Sobey
Sound Tec David Watling
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. The deadline to request a memorial is Tuesday, May 25th.
PUZZLE TEMPLATE CONTEST – The Regional Annual Meeting for the Pastoral Charge this year has a theme, “Pieced Together in God’s Love”. They have asked the charges to color a picture of a 1 of three puzzle template to choose from and submit it to the committee. We are offering a contest to our Youth ages 12 & up, who would be interested in coloring a puzzle template. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate of their choice; all submissions will be featured on our Sunday School and Church FaceBook pages, in the bulletin as well as Kimberley’s Korner. All submissions must be received at the office by Thursday, April 29th. Good luck everyone!