A warm welcome to all worshippers, especially you who are here for the first time. We gather to worship in God’s presence sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit and encouraged through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
(*Indicates when to stand, if you are able)
GREETING AND WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
In the midst of life’s storms, God is there.
What have we to fear?
In the darkness and terror, God is with us.
Of whom shall we be afraid?
Rise up, people of God, for you are loved and saved.
Thanks be to God who cares deeply for us. AMEN.
Lord, we have come this day, seeking Your presence and healing love. Be with us as we hear Your words of hope and compassion. Give us courage to learn and grow that that we may serve You faithfully all of our days. AMEN.
TESTIMONY/MESSAGE Kirby Matchett
MESSAGE The Storms of Life
In sharing our offering, we celebrate God’s love and abundance in the world. In our generosity, we recognize that we are all part of God’s family. In our giving, we dare to imagine that God will use our gifts in the world to do great things; more than we can imagine!
God of grace, we hear Your call to generous giving
in the way You meet our needs each day,
and in the peace you give which surpasses all understanding.
Having received so much, we offer all we have, our time, talents and monetary giving, for your kingdom.
Bless these gifts for the work of your church. Amen
POSTLUDE Recording by David Bunnell
A Sprinkle of Humor…
What’s Up at St. J&J?
REV. ALICE HOLIDAYS – Rev. Alice will be on holidays for the month of August, however if you have an emergency, please contact the church office as she will be available for these situations. Pulpit supply: August 2, 30 – Kimberley Shaddick, August 9, 16 – Carol Reid, August 23 – Manford.Wasson
TESTIMONY/MESSAGE – If you are interested in doing a1-3-minute testimony/message that will be posted in our weekly church and online services, describing what church means to you and/or how God is working in your life, please call the church office and let us know. You can record it at home or come to the church office. We would love to hear from you.
HOSPITAL – Please phone the church office if you know of someone in hospital so Rev. Alice may visit.
CHINA FOR SALE – We have a beautiful Royal Doulton China, Monteigne, 5-piece place setting for 12, with matching cream and sugar, salt and pepper, butter dish, dessert tray and preserve dishes, for sale. Please phone 622-1308 or 622-7530 for more info and/or viewing.
APARTMENT FOR RENT – The two-bedroom, market apartment at Prince Place is still available for rent. For more information, please contact the church office and help spread the word in the community. Thank you.
RICK’S COUNTRY JAMBOREE – This is an evening of music for seniors and will take place this Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. and will continue every Wednesday. Due to social distancing space will be limited. Safety measures for COVID-19 will be in place.
What’s Up in the Community?
63rd MIRAMICHI FOLKSONG FESTIVAL IN VIRTUAL FORM Sunday August 2nd & Monday August 3rd, 1pm with over 50 performers. This will be viewed on our website at www.miramichifolksongfestival.com – festival face book page and YOUTUBE
HAM & POTATO SCALLOP SUPPER with peas, carrots, roll and caramel apple cake for dessert being held at St. Andrew’s United Church, on Wednesday, August 26th from 4-5 p.m. (Pick-Up or Delivery available) Tickets are $15.00 a person (100 pre-sold tickets). Call to reserve or stop by the church office to see Karen at 773-9932. All orders must be into the church office by Monday, August 24th.
St. James & St. John United Church
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Monday – Tuesday: 9- 1 PM
Thursday: 9-5 PM
Friday: 9-2 PM
Our Summer Service – August 2, 2020
Pulpit Supply: Kimberley Shaddicklice Szemők
Recorded Music by David Bunnell & Kimberley Greeters & Ushers
Delbert and Kirby Matchett
BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK
When you pass through the deep, stormy sea, you can count on me to be there with you. When you pass through raging rivers, you will not drown. When you walk through persecution like fiery flames, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you, Isaiah 43:1-2