St. James & St. John United Church
Email: stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
Website: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
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 9th, 2020

WORSHIP LEADERS

Pulpit Supply: Carol Reed
Music Ministry
Recorded Music by Leslie Dickson & David Bunnell

Greeters & Ushers
Charlene Coull & Delbert Matchett
Counters Grace LeFloch

Sound Support
David Watling

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK
Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God”.
Matthew 14: 33

Today’s Worship Service

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING AND WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
As we gather, may your Spirit work within us,
As we gather, may we glorify your name.
Knowing well that as our hearts begin to worship,
We’ll be blessed because we came.

OPENING PRAYER
Eternal God, open our minds to hear your word,
Open our hearts to love your word,
Open our lives to be obedient to your word,
Through the power of your Spirit and the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 14: 22 – 33

The word of God
Thanks be to God

SPECIAL MUSIC
Recorded in 1999
“Beautiful” by Leslie Dickson
Reading by Marie Rolfe
Copyrights
1982 CCCM Music
Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious God, as people called to be your presence in the world,
We search our hearts, and ask your forgiveness:
For opportunities not taken,
For care not given,
Forgive us, we pray.
For sorrow not shared,
For joy not celebrated,
Forgive us, we pray.
For love not offered,
Forgiveness not extended,
Forgive us, we pray.
For those failings we cannot speak aloud,
Forgive us, we pray.
Gracious God, we seek your healing grace,
And ask forgiveness in the name of Jesus. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE The good news is God is with us for good. God calls us to celebrate and listen. We are loved. We are forgiven before we even ask. God offers us a new beginning every day to learn His ways and love more fully.

MESSAGE Water Walking

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING INVITATION
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!

DEDICATION
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

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE Recording by David Bunnell

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
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – there will be a church council meeting on Wednesday, August 19th at 7 PM at the church center to make plans for the fall.
HOSPITAL – Please phone the church office if you know of someone in hospital so Rev. Alice may visit.
CHINA – The Royal Doulton China, Monteigne, 5-piece place setting donated by Ella Davidson has been sold. Many thanks to Ella for her generous donation.
APARTMENT FOR RENT – We now have a one-bedroom apartment for rent at Prince Place. 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?

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.