St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
NEW WEBSITE: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
St. James & St. John United Church

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Tuesday: 9- 1 PM
Thursday: 9-5 PM
Friday: 9-2 PM

February 16th, 2020

WORSHIP LEADERS
Worship Leader: Daniel Szemők
Music Ministry: Pamela Watters
Greeters: Kirby & Marie Matchett
Counters for November: Ellie & Linda Hubbard
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:1
Today’s Service
(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)
GREETING

*INTROIT #395 “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

From the moment we are awake to face the day ahead, You are with us, through good times and bad times, Your presence is enough for our needs. When fear and worry try to burden us with lies, Your word cleanses our minds. Every day I will praise You, and extol Your name forever. In Jesus name, Amen.

*OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant us God”

DEDICATION

Loving God, You are trustworthy and kind to all who seek You. Thank You for comforting us when we are afraid. Send us patience through Your Spirit, so that we will be cheerful and loving as a community of faith. Help us to grow in wisdom as we wait for Your purposes to be fulfilled. Accept our offerings in Jesus’ name. Amen

*HYMN #374 “Come and Find the Quiet Center”

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 13:31-32
Matthew 19:13-15

SERMON ‘The Coming Life’

PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION

*CLOSING HYMN #575 “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”

What’s Up and Coming at St. J&J

Day Time Service/Event
Sunday 9:00 AM Worship Service at Maple Glen United
Church.
10:00 AM Fellowship with coffee at St. James & St.
John.
11:00 AM Worship at St. James & St. John Church.
11:00 AM Sunday School at the centre.
Wednesday 7:00 PM Church Council Team Meetings
8:00 PM Council Meeting

Upcoming This Week

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER – Join us on Tuesday, February 25th, between 4 – 6 PM for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper. Pancakes, sausages, tea/coffee/juice will be served. $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12.

ASH WEDNESDAY – An Ash Wednesday service will be held at the church on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 PM. Please join us as we begin our Lenten journey together.

DESSERT THEATER – The St. J & J Drama Troupe will be presenting it’s first ever murder mystery, dessert theater, “Fatal Carnival”. What was supposed to be a weekend of fun & festivities during the Annual Winter Carnival, has turned into a nightmare for the event organizers, guests and especially poor Norma. Come join us for this ‘Who Done it?” mystery style theatre and have your say in who you think did it. Show times are March 27, 28, & 29th, at 7:00 PM at the church center. On stage are Nancy Donald, Katrina Donovan, Diane Forrest, Tony Miller, Terry Mullin, Kimberley Shaddick, Alice Szemok, David Watling, Ronda Whyte, and Art Young. Tickets are $15; available at the Church Center, Park Place, Brookdale Flower Shope & Divine MediSpa (former Information Center in Chatham).

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING – There will be a Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, March 4th, at 7 PM, at the centre.

LEADERSHIP PRAYER BREAKFAST – The 13th Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held on May 8th, 7:00 am – 9:00 am, at the Rodd. The key-note speaker will be Genelle Guzman McMillan, the last rescued survivor pulled out of the rubble after the collapse of the Twin Towers in 9/11. Ms. McMillan has a powerful testimony that is going to share. Tickets are $20; please call the church office if you wish to purchase a ticket so we can reserve a table(s).

A little humor…

Day Time Service/Event
Sunday 9:00 AM Worship Service at Maple Glen United Church.
10:00 AM Fellowship with coffee at St. James & St. John.
11:00 AM Worship at St. James & St. John Church.
11:00 AM Sunday School at the centre.
Monday 6:00 PM Prince Place Board Meeting at the centre.
Thursday 12:00 PM Chat & Coffee with Rev. Alice – join us at lunch time at the church center to have a chat and coffee. Bring your lunch if you wish and we will provide the coffee.

Upcoming this week

Weekly Announcements
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED –The Trustees are seeking interested volunteers to perform a tour of the church and centre to identify any upgrades, repairs and renovations that are needed. You do not have to specialize in a trade to assist – only possess an interest in the project. The team will meet on Saturday February 15, at 10:00 am., to survey the buildings. Please contact Ellie Sherrard 622-3088 or the church office 622-1598 to leave your name. **To the members of the congregation who do not wish to take part in this survey, you may express your ideas/concern on the insert in the bulletin and drop it off at the church office or place it on the offering plate over the next few Sundays. Your input is important to us.

LOUNGE – The lounge at the center is shaping up nicely, thanks to your kind donations. It looks as though all we require now is a coffee table and paint for the walls to freshen things up. Thanks for your support 😊

DESSERT THEATER – The St. J & J Drama Troupe will be presenting it’s first ever murder mystery, dessert theater, “Fatal Carnival”. What was supposed to be a weekend of fun & festivities during the Annual Winter Carnival, has turned into a nightmare for the event organizers, guests and especially poor Norma. Come join us for this ‘Who Done it?” mystery style theatre and have your say in who you think did it. Show times are March 27, 28, & 29th, at 7:00 PM at the church center. On stage are Nancy Donald, Katrina Donovan, Diane Forrest, Tony Miller, Terry Mullin, Kimberley Shaddick, Alice Szemok, David Watling, Ronda Whyte, and Art Young. Tickets are $15; available at the Church Center, Park Place, & Divine MediSpa (former Information Center in Chatham)

Community Announcements

WHITE GOLD DINNER CONCERT – The Annual White Gold Dinner Concert will be held on Sunday, February 9th, at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre. Supper begins at 5 PM followed by a concert. Tickets are $35, reservation only by phoning Susan Butler at 622-1780

VALENTINE’S CONCERT – “Love Is in The Air” Valentine’s Dessert and Song with The Villagers Choral Group on Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street, Miramichi. Tickets are on sale now for the cost of $10.00 each from the church office, please call Karen Rose 773-9932.