St James and St John United Church

February 13 2022

GREETINGS & WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Hear these words from Scripture:
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.”
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
“Love never ends.”
“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.”
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
“God so loved the world.”
God so loves the world.
Let us worship the God of love and life. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC
“The Power of Your Love”

OPENING PRAYER
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the forgiveness you offer us and the gift of new life in you.
We know that Your love is perfect, it never fails,
and nothing can separate us from it.
Our prayer is that our lives would be so filled and overflowing with the power of your love, that we in turn, would make a difference in this world and bring honor to you. We seek your help in reminding us that the most important things in life are not based on talents or gifts but rather what we can do in this life to simply love you and to love others. Amen.

SCRIPTURE
Galatians 5
Selected Verses

MESSAGE
How to Walk in the Way of Love

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

SPECIAL MUSIC
“Thou I May Speak”

DEDICATION
We recognize that the greatest gift is the gift of love.
May our offerings distribute this love to the world:
the small world we inhabit
with the suffering people we know;
the larger world where the power of love is so needed.
We ask it in Jesus’ name. Amen.

BLESSING
May the Lord bless you this day;
may he keep you in his loving care everyday throughout the year.
And may he grant you happiness in everything that you do.
For in everything you seek and share, his love is always with you!

Positive Thought for the Week

“God’s love is infinite and will endure forever!”

Music Ministry: Diane Forrest and Kimberley
Greeter: Keith Shaddick
Counter: Ellie Hubbard
Sound Tec: David Watling

Our Church News

PRINCE PLACE BOARD MEETING – There will be a Prince Place Board meeting this Tuesday, February 15th at 6 PM at the Centre.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – The Annual Congregational Meeting for St. James & St. John United Church will be held Sunday, February 27th, immediately following the worship service, at the church.

DAILY DEVOTION – Rev. Geza has begun a daily devotional series based on the book of Proverbs. If you are not receiving the devotions and would like to be added to the list, please email the church office with your email address – 622-1598 stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca

ONLINE BIBLE READINGS – Rev. Alice will be resuming the recorded bible readings. The links will be sent through email to those who have signed up; if you are not receiving these links and would like to, please phone or email the church office.

 

 

Our Community News

HAM & POTATOE SCALLOP SUPPER – St. Andrew’s United Church is hosting a Ham & Potato Scallop Take out this Wednesday, February 16th, from 4-5 p.m. Ham and Potatoe Scallop will be service with peas, carrots, homemade tea biscuits and dessert. There are 110 pre-sold tickets at $15. To order please call Karen at 773-9932.