St James and St John United Church
January 31, 2021
SEASON OF EPIPHANY
INTRO TO WORSHIP
WELCOME AND GREETING
LIGHTING OF CHRIST CANDLE
CALL TO WORSHIP
To know the warmth of love,
To have the assurance that someone cares,
To be confident of our worth,
To be bold to love in return,
To be washed over with grace,
To be accepted as we are:
This is to know a bit of God.
Then let us worship our God.
SPECIAL MUSIC “Awesome God/More Love”
Marvin Guerts & Emily-Kate Parker
Reading by Manford Wasson
Recorded in 1999
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Dear God, please use these scriptures to reveal more of your love, truth and promises to us. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 & Psalm 111
1 Peter 5:8-9
MESSAGE ‘The Enemy’
STAN TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL
HYMN “Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone”
You are the Great Provider, the Giver of all gifts; your love the only true currency. Thank you for putting money into our hands, and so we freely offer it back to you, for use in your service. We do this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Positive Thought for the Week
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie Ten Boom
What’s Up at St. James & St. John?
SMELT FRY DRIVE BY – We are hosting a Smelt Fry at the Centre on Saturday, February 13, from 2-5 PM. This will be a Drive Thru only; enter Henry Street and drive to the back of the church centre for pick up. Meals are $10 each; includes a good portion of smelts and deep-fried pan potatoes. Those wishing to donate toward the cost, we will gladly accept your donations. If you are able to volunteer please phone the church office 622-1598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We will not be pre-selling tickets.
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.
FIBRE OP – We now have Fibre Op installed in the church; this should enhance our livestreaming experience.
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.
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.