St James and St John United Church

December 5 2021

 

KIMBERLEY’S KORNER

 ADVENT 2 – PEACE

 INTRO TO WORSHIP

GREETINGS

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

Tanya, Ophelia & Adrien Rosengren (Video)

CANDLE LIGHTING MUSIC

“Hope is a Star”

 

WELCOME

 

OPENING PRAYER

Sandra Harding (Video)

 

SPECIAL MUSIC

“One Small Child”

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

SCRIPTURE

Old Testament: Malachi 3:1-4

New Testament Luke 3:1-6

SERMON

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

LORD’s PRAYER

SPECIAL MUSIC

“Do You Have Room”

 

DEDICATION

God of peace, for all the many blessings we receive at Your hand accept our thanks.  Receive these gifts we return to You and the sacrifice of our hearts, that Your light might shine throughout all creation.  We ask it in Jesus’ name.  Amen

 

     BENEDICTION

 

SPECIAL MUSIC

 “See Him Lying”

 POSTLUDE

 

Quote for Advent

“May peace be your gift this advent season

and your blessing in the new year to come.”

 

 

This Weeks Worship Participants
Music Ministry United Harmony
Greeters Nancy Donald
Counter Ellie Hubbard
Sound Tec David Watling

 

 

 

A Prayer for Peace

Give peace in our time, O Lord:
Peace and reconciliation among the nations;
Peace and unity within the churches;
Peace and harmony in our communities and our homes;
Peace and love in all our hearts;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

 

  

Our Church News

 

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.

NOMINIATING TEAM – The Church Council is looking for 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 – This Tuesday, December 7th, is the deadline to donate to The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Project. Donations after today may be placed in the mailbox at the Church Centre, at the Church Office or by e-Transfer. The Outreach Team extends its sincere appreciation for your continued support.

 

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY – Join us on Tuesday evenings, at 7 PM on Zoom as the Advent Bible Study continues.

 

Our Community News

 

25TH CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBERCHRISTMAS CONCERT – Susan Butler will host the 25th Christmas to Remember Christmas concert in memory of Gerry Cormier, today, December 5th, 2 PM at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. The program features Miramichi Fiddlers, David Bunnell, the Villagers and a host of other entertainers. Admission is a free will offering. We are also taking donations in advance in memory of a love one. Donations may be e -transferred to office@stmbparish.ca or cheque payable to STMB Parish. All donations will be divided evenly between Gerry’s favourite charities, Women’s Transition House, Youth House and St. Mary’s Hampers. Masks are mandatory, and proof of vaccination and ID required.