St James and St John United Church
December 19, 2021
ADVENT 4 – LOVE
INTRO TO WORSHIP
ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING
Jenna & Katie Grant (Video)
CANDLE LIGHTING MUSIC #1
“Hope is a Star” Verses 1-4
Tanya Rubidge (Video)
“We Three Kings”
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
PASTORAL PRAYER/THE LORD’S PRAYER
MESSAGE FOR MISSION & SERVICE
“Mary Did You know?”
Dear Lord, you are the only wise God!
Thank you for your faithfulness through the ages.
You spoke promises through the prophets.
In time, you revealed your glory in Jesus Christ.
Strengthen us in faith to follow your will today.
Empower us to tell our neighbors about you.
May these offerings support the ways our church exhibits
your steadfast love for all generations. Amen.
“Come & Join the Celebration”
The congregation extends its deepest sympathy to
Muriel Sherrard & Family on the recent passing of
her husband, David on December 12th.
Donations have been placed to St. James & St. John United Church Organ Fund
in loving memory of David Sherrard by:
Trudy & Russie Irvine
Tanya, Robbie, Bailey & Noah Aubie
The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Linda Sobey & Family on the passing of her husband, Arnold, on December 11th.
The congregation extends its sincerest sympathy to
Chris Hansen & Family on the recent passing of his mom,
Mary Hansen, who passed away on December 15th.
This Weeks Worship Participants
Music Ministry Megan Gallant & United Harmony
Greeters Keith Shaddick
Counter Ellie Hubbard
Sound Tec David Watling
Quote for Advent
“This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus… When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.” – Mark Zimmermann
Our Church News
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – The Church Council meeting has been rescheduled to tomorrow evening, December 20th at the church, at 7 PM.
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 – If you plan to attend the 4 PM or 7:30 PM service please phone or email the church office to reserve your seats.
NOMINATING TEAM – The Church Council is seeking a member of the congregation to serve on the Nominating Team. Please phone the church office if you or someone you know may be interested in filling this position.
21st ANNUAL MEMORIAL ANGELS PROJECT– the deadline to place an angel of the Christmas tree is tomorrow, December 20th.
ONLINE AUCTION FOR SHEILA JAY – There is an online auction on FaceBook for Sheila Jay to help with costs associated with travel expenses for treatments and doctor appointments. Simply search ‘Auction for Sheila Jay’ and join the group.