St James & St John United Church
December 12 2021
ADVENT 3 – JOY
INTRO TO WORSHIP
ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING
Corey, Elisabeth & Norah Shaddick (Video)
CANDLE LIGHTING MUSIC
“Hope is a Star”
Grace LeFloch (Video)
“Come, Adore Him”
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Most wonderful God, you have called us not to slavery but to liberty, not to grief but to joy. Please renew that call in our minds and hearts today, that as we serve you we may do it without anxiety, taking faith-risks to the glory of your name. Amen
“When a Child is Born”
Quote for Advent
“You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.”
John R. Rice
Prayer for Advent
Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Church News
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – The Church Council will meet this Thursday, December 16th., 7 PM at the Church. Please note, there will be no team meetings, only a short Council meeting, followed by a time of worship and fellowship.
CHURCH ENVELOPES – The 2022 envelopes are now ready and may be picked up on the table inside the sanctuary.
REGISTERING FOR THE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – Due to limited seating we will once again be taking reservations for the 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM Christmas Eve services. You may phone or email the church office to register.
NOMINATING TEAM – The Church Council is seeking a member of the congregation to serve on the Nominating Team. It is the Nominating Team’s responsibility find members to serve on the Church Council. Please phone the church office if you or someone you know may be interested in filling this position.
21st ANNUAL MEMORIAL ANGELS PROJECT– If you wish to place an angel on the Christmas tree in the church, in memory or in honor of a loved one, you may do so by placing your request and donation on the offering plate, at the church office, in the mailbox at the church center or by sending an e-Transfer. Requests must be submitted by Monday,
December 20th. Thank you, the Pastoral Care Team
SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS HAMPER PROJECT – We have received $890 in donations as well as a gift card for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Project. Gwen Baisley, Chair of Outreach, will present the donations to the Salvation Army. The Outreach Team extends its sincere appreciation for your continued support.
ADVENT BIBLE STUDY – Please join us this Tuesday at 7 PM, on Zoom for the Advent Bible Study. Please note this will be the last bible study until the new year. Rev. Alice would like to thank all those who have attended the studies.
This Weeks Worship Participants
Music Ministry Megan Gallant & United Harmony
Greeters Carl & Alice Farris
Counter Ellie Hubbard
Sound Tec David Watling