St James & St John United Church
August 29 2021
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
In the midst of our failures,
We stand in God’s grace.
In the midst of our struggles,
We boast in our hope through Christ.
In the midst of our suffering,
We claim the endurance given by the Holy Spirit.
In every part of our lives,
The love of our Divine Creator has been
poured into our hearts.
Let us be open to this love as we join together in worship.
“Be Not Afraid”
Sara & Owen Paynter (Video)
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Likeable Through Faith
THE LORD’S PRAYER
For the wondrous gift of life, we are thankful, O God.
Your generous outpouring of grace reminds us
of the fruitful life we are called to bear.
May these gifts of time and labour, therefore,
embody our desire to share and contribute
to Your coming reign among us. Amen.
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
THIS WEEK’S WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Greeters: Carl and Alice Farris
Counter: Ellie Hubbard
Sound Tec: David Watling
“What good is the warmth of summer,
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
Our Church News
PRINCE PLACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – There will be a Board of Directors Meeting for Prince Place tomorrow evening, August 30th, at 6 PM, at the Church Centre.
PATH TO GREEN – As mentioned previously, we will continue to recommend that masks be worn when entering and exiting the church building and if desired, removed when seated. The offering will continue to be placed in the plates located inside the sanctuary, the seating with distancing will also remain for now and we encourage the use of hand sanitizer when entering the church. As we navigate our way back to normalcy, we want to ensure our members stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
LIVESTREAMING – As promised we will resume our livestreaming today using our new equipment! It is our hope to enhance this experience for all who join us. Let’s spread the word that we are livestreaming our worship services; invite your friends to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us on FaceBook! Feel free to ‘share’ our livestreaming posts with all your friends and let’s watch our followers grow!
CHURCH GRAND RE-OPENING – As you know Covid is still an ongoing entity that will more than likely remain with us for quite some time. However, with the increasing number of vaccinations, we are moving forward. In light of this, immediately following the worship service on Sunday, September 19th, we are inviting the congregation and Sunday School to a luncheon at the Centre to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the Church. On the menu is hotdogs, pizza and cookies! Please join us as we gather to fellowship and share in this time together. Note: To err on the side of caution, the food will be served at the windows rather than self served.
Our Community News
YARD SALE – St. Andrew’s United Church is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, September 11, 8 AM – 12 PM. There will also be a sale of baked goods/preserves and a canteen.