St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
NEW WEBSITE: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
St. James & St. John United Church

August 25, 2019

Today’s Service
(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)
GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.

PRAYER OF APPROACH
God we are a people who face many challenges and fears. Touch our inner beings with strength that assures, a hope that inspires, and a love that empowers. Lead us in new ways; protect us from old worries; guide us to a renewed vision of Your call upon our lives. Amen.

OPENING HYMN #371 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

OPENING PRAYER
Gracious God, who created us in your image, we are grateful for all that you have done for us, for all that you are doing in us, and all that you will do through us. Open our eyes to see your presence among us, mobbing in powerful ways at all times and in all places. Open our ears to hear familiar words in new ways – ways that will change us to be. Grant us the power and the courage to come out of the darkness and into the light of Jesus Christ, that we may serve you by loving and serving others, in Jesus’ name.
And as Jesus taught, we continue to pray, saying:
Our Father, who art in heaven ….

HISTORY MOMENT Our Church Beginnings

HYMN #570 “Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands”

SCRIPTURE PRAYER
Eternal God, in the reading of scripture, may Your Word be heard; in the meditations of our hearts, may Your Word be known; in the faithfulness of our lives, may Your will be known. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING Psalm 42:1-6

MESSAGE

PASTORAL PRAYER

OFFERTORY INVITATION

OFFERTORY 541 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

OFFERTORY PRAYER
Loving God, we return to You a small measure of what You have given us. May Your will be done in our world through this Your church. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN #595 “We Are Pilgrims”

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION

CHORAL BLESSING

Upcoming Events and Services
Sunday 10 AM Fellowship with coffee at the St J&J Church
11 AM Worship Service at St J & J Church

Donations have been made to the Memorial Fund in memory of Dorothy McLean from the following:
Dorothy Mullin
Pearl Doak and Lance Tomlyn
Mabel Allison

Community Announcements
MIRAMICHI SCOTTISH FESTIVAL EVENTS This afternoon at MacDonald Farm from 2-4 PM there will be free admission and a variety of events. The Moncton Pipe and Drum Band, Miramichi Fiddlers and the Lumber Jills will be performing. A Victorian Tea will be served by Scottish Settlers in costume. Please bring your lawn chair.

SEPTEMBER BREAKFAST Saint James Church in Sevogle will be hosting their monthly breakfast on September 1st, from 9:00 until 1:00 pm. Price $8.00 per person. Menu: Scrambled or Fried eggs (2), homemade bread for toast, sausage (1), bacon (2), homemade beans, tea, coffee, juice and sweets to have with your second cup of tea or coffee and lots of space to sit and socialize with family or friends. Hope to see you there!!! For more information, please contact Helen @ 622-1243 Irene Baisley-Hallihan @ 622-7450. Father Dan Melanson will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 am if you would like to attend before having breakfast. Thanking you in advance for your support.

USED CLOTHING SALE will be held Tuesday, Aug 27 from 9 AM – 6 PM and Wednesday, Aug 28 from 9 AM – 6 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street, Miramichi. There will clothes for all ages, linens, footwear, purses, etc.
LABOUR DAY FUNDRAISER for the Miramichi Community (Newcastle) Food Bank on Monday, Sept 2 at Beaverbrook Kin Centre, hosted by Susan Butler. Indoor BBQ and bake sale at noon. Concert 1 – 4 PM. Looking for donations of baked items, preserves, etc. Call Susan 622-1780. All items need to be dropped off by 10 AM that morning. Concert features Miramichi Fiddlers, Ian Craig, Kimberley Shaddick, Hanna & Catherine Watts, Tyrone & Donna Hubbard, Elizabeth Shatford, Millbank Combo, Jimmy Lawlor and Susan Butler. Admission: cash donation at the door.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY Grace Presbyterian Church in Millerton will celebrate it’s 125th Anniversary with special service at Grace Church on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow in the recently renovated basement. All are invited and most welcome to celebrate this special milestone.