St James and St John United Church

January 24, 2021

  

 

KIMBERLEY’S KORNER

 

 

SEASON OF EPIPHANY

 

INTRO TO WORSHIP

 

WELCOME AND GREETING

 

LIGHTING OF CHRIST CANDLE

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Our lives have purpose.

We are called to be like Christ and serve God.

God chooses us and loves us.

God calls us by name and we belong to God.

God will bring to completion the good work of grace started in us,

And we will find joy, peace, and restoration in God’s loving plan. Let us worship God,

who claims us and loves us!

 

SPECIAL MUSIC              “Awesome God/More Love”

                                                Marvin Guerts & Emily-Kate Parker

                                                Reading by Manford Wasson

                                                Recorded in 1999

OPENING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Guide us, O God, by Your Word and Spirit, that in Your light we may see light, in Your truth find wisdom, and in Your will discover Your peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

SCRIPTURE  

           Old Testament

                        Psalm 62

           New Testament

                        Matthew 3:13-4:1-11

MESSAGE                            ‘The Life Before’

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

LORD’S PRAYER

 

HYMN                 “Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone”                                         

DEDICATION

As we offer our treasure and hearts to you, O God, may they be used to pass on the promise of hope, of peace, of life, of community to all in need of your gifts and presence in their lives. Amen.

BENEDICTION

 

Donations been placed to St. James & St. John United Church in loving memory of

 Kay Pinder by the following:

Bill & Linda Treadwell

Mabel Allison

Darlene Taylor                

Donna Mather

Gerald & Nancy Smith

Carl & Alice Farris

Ethel Lockerbie

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Thought for the Week

 

When the world says “Give up”,

hope whispers “Try it one more time”.

 

 

What’s Up at St. James & St. John?

ANNUAL MEETING – The Annual Congregation Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 immediately following the worship service. Please note the meeting will take place at the church this year.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL PHONE CALLS – For council members who made phone calls to members of the congregation, please phone the church office if you have any changes that need to be made to the calling list.

CONGREGATIONAL SINGING – As New Brunswick has been placed in the Orange Level, congregational singing is not permitted. We will do our best to provide music for our worship services in the church and online.

GREETERS – We are seeking greeters for our Sunday Worship services; please call the church office if you are able to assist

622-1598. Thank you.

PASTORAL VISITATION – Dear members of the congregation please note: the guidelines set out by Horizon Health and the Shannex Nursing Homes, state that due to the province returning to the Orange Level, Ministers may only visit Palliative patients. Ministers must be invited by the patient or family members to visit during this time.