St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Hwy, Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3, 506-622-1598
Facebook: St. James & St. John United Church
Office Hours
Monday – Tuesday: 9- 1 PM
Thursday: 9-5 PM
Friday: 9-2 PM

Our Summer Service – August 23rd, 2020


Pulpit Supply: Manford Wasson
Music Ministry
Recorded Music, Men’s Choir, & David Bunnell

Greeters & Ushers Keith & Kimberley Shaddick
Counter Grace LeFloch

Sound Support David Watling

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Matthew 11:25

Today’s Worship Service



We come to pray,
To talk to God and listen to God.
We come to experience the wonders of God’s world,
Where we see God and hear God.
We come to celebrate God’s presence in one another.
We know that God is within us and among us.
Come, let us worship God.

Gracious God, we come to this day knowing that You are with us always. We reflect on the simple things of life, especially the way in which Jesus taught us to pray. When we are overwhelmed, remind us to reflect on the basic aspects of life, and our relationship with You. Help us know that You hear us always, that You respond according to Your will, and that You love us forever. Amen.

Recorded in 1999
“Let Me Touch Him”, Men’s Choir
Reader, Jim West
Pianist, Judy Lavigne
CCLI Song # 45796
Rev V. B. (Vep) Ellis
© 1964, 1992 Lillenas Publishing Company (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved.
CCLI License # 1787821


SCRIPTURE PRAYER In this world of blessing, we know gifts of beauty and wonder and seek to ground them all in holiness. Through the sacred texts of scripture this day, speak to us, O God, and direct us in Your way, Amen.

Psalm 23

New Testament: Matthew 11:25-30

This is the word of God
Thanks be to God

MESSAGE I Will Give You Rest



Loving God, as we dedicate this offering to Your work, keep us open to respond to opportunities for service; keep us sensitive to our neighbor’s need; keep us faithful to the example of Jesus that, as we receive Your blessing, we may be a blessing to others. Amen.

Go into the world, carrying the light of Christ with you!
W go, with hearts full and eyes open.
Receive God’s love and care, and share that love and care with others!
We go, with eyes reflecting God’s light and hands open to share it.
May you walk in the light of Christ all the days of your life!
We will follow Christ wherever He leads us! Amen.

POSTLUDE Recording by David Bunnell

Upcoming this week
Day Time Service/Event
Sunday 11:00 AM Worship at St. James & St. John
Wednesday 7:00 PM Rick’s Country Jamboree, Church Center
7:00 PM Council Team Meetings
8:00 PM Church Council Meeting

What’s Up at St. J&J?

CARETAKER/JANITOR FOR PRINCE PLACE – We are seeking an individual for the caretaker/janitorial position at Prince Place Apartments to begin on October 1st. For more information please contact the church office.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – The church council meeting scheduled for August 19th has been reschedule to August 26th. Teams will meet at 7 PM followed by the council meeting at 8 PM.

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.

HOSPITAL – Please phone the church office if you know of someone in hospital so Rev. Alice may visit.

CHINA FOR SALE – The Royal Doulton China donated by Ella Davidson has been sold. Many thanks to Ella and her generous gift to the church.

APARTMENT FOR RENT – The apartments at Prince Place have now been filled!

CONGREGATIONAL BREAKFAST – There will be a free breakfast offered for members of the congregation on August 30th, from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Eggs, bacon, toast and tea/coffee will be served.

What’s Up in the Community?

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.

HYMN SING – St. Andrew’s United Church will be holding a Memorial Hymn Sing on Sunday, September 27, during the morning worship service. Anyone who wishes to purchase a hymn in memory or in honor of a lved one, you can stop by St. Andrews United Church office to fill out a form. They also hope to have a recording of the service available on-line.