St James and St John’s United Church

February 28 2021





INTRO                            Rev. Alice & Gwen Baisley




CALL TO WORSHIP                  

Blessed and blessing, loving and loved,

God’s people, of St. James & St. John United

come to this place!

We’re ready!

From times of work, from times of play,

from times of busy-ness, from times away,

God’s people of St. James & St. John United, come!

We’re set!

To speak and to receive, to sing and to pray,

God’s people of St. James & St. John United, come!

We’re here! We’re here!

We’re here to worship God!


HYMN                                   United Harmony

Recorded by United Harmony


OPENING PRAYER              Kirby Matchett (Video) 


Genesis 12:1–4a            Ronda Whyte (Video)


MESSAGE                       Becoming a Blessing






MINUTE FOR MISSION    Gwen Baisley (Video)


HYMN                                        “We are Pilgrims”                            

OFERING INVITATION                 Ellie Sherrard (Video)



God of all creation, we know that

all that we have, all that we are,

is blessed and blessing.

In this sharing,

we add our blessing to yours.

May all of these blessings

bring hope and healing to your world.




Blessed and blessing, loving and loved,

God’s people, of St. James & St. John United Church

go from this place!

We’re ready!

To times of work, to times of play,

to times of busy-ness, to times away,

God’s people, of St. James & St. John United Church

go to the world!

We’re set!

To speak and to listen, to sing and to pray,

to be a blessing, each and every day.

God’s people of St. James & St. John United

go and be stewards of the faith,

Jesus’ people on the Way.

We go, knowing we are never alone!

Carried by the wings of the Holy Spirit,

moving forward with Christ’s peace,

enfolded in the Creator’s love, we go!

Amen. Amen! AMEN!





Positive Thought for the Week


“If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!”

                                                   D.L. Moody


Our Church News


LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – The Lenten Bible Study will begin this Tuesday, February 23rd, in the church from 7-8 PM. Join us we share in this time of learning and growing together.


EASTER LOONIE FUNDRAISER – Last April, a cellophane bag was sent home in the Easter newsletter with a note for an Easter Fundraiser. The idea was to put a loonie in the bag every week until this Easter. It’s been a long year and certainly understandable that the Easter bag may have been forgotten. If you have remembered and would like to contribute to the Fundraiser, this is a reminder that you may drop off your bag at the church office, offering plate or mail box at the Church Centre, during the Lenten/Easter season.


LIVESTREAMING – We continue to monitor the Livestreaming situation. We hope to have tweaked the sound and offer a closer view of the screen and Rev. Alice this Sunday. We met with Pastor Victor Somers and his Tech person, Jamie DeRoche, earlier this week to discuss some options to enhance our Livestreaming efforts. Unfortunately to do this, we will have to upgrade some equipment. Until then, we will do our best.


Our Community News


ANNUAL TARTAN DAY DINNER – A Tartan Day Take Out Dinner will be held on Sunday, April 11th from 2–5 PM, at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre. Menu consists of sweet oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy, roll, cranberries and Butterscotch Redford.

Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Diabetic diets can also be catered to. Tickets are $20 each and will be pre-sold by phoning Susan at 622-1780 on or before April 5th.


  1. PATRICK’S SUPPERSt. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street is holding a St. Patrick’s Day Take Supper on Wednesday, March 17th; pickup from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Storm Date – Thursday, March 18th). Menu: Irish Stew Pot Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Roll and your choice of dessert either: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing or Blueberry Cake and Sauce. Tickets are $15.00; call 773-9932 or drop in to see Karen at the church office to reserve your tickets.