St James & St John United Church

January 9, 2022

KIMBERLEY’S KORNER

INTRO TO WORSHIP

GREETINGS & WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
The Magi waited and watched,
knowing something wondrous would be happening.
We waited for the birth of Jesus;
now something wondrous is about to take root.
The darkness that invaded all lives
was banished by the light of that star.
The darkness what surrounds us is gone!
Let us celebrate the bright shining of God’s love in our lives.
Let us become those who will bring the
light of God’s love to others. AMEN.

HYMN
“We Three Kings”

OUTREACH VIDEO
by Gwen Baisley & Connie MacRae

OPENING PRAYER
God of Promise and mysterious Light,
be with us this day as we journey in our faith; to meet your Gift. Give us courage and hope along our way, as your light will continue to glow brightly in our path, leading us to service and discipleship in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE
Isaiah 60:1–6
Matthew 2:1–12

HYMN
“A Light is Gleaming”

MESSAGE
Epiphany

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

DEDICATION
Lord, help us to remember that we are your children,
washed clean with water and blood.
Help us to respond to your gift with our lives and our means. Remind us that everything, especially our children,
comes from you and let us be just as generous in our faithful, sacrificial, and financial response. Amen.

HYMN
“Angels We Have Heard on High”

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE

Positive Thought for the Week

Enter the coming year with renewed hope in the power of God, to do through you, what you cannot. – John MacArthur

Worship Participants
Music Ministry Megan Gallant & Kimberley Shaddick
Greeters Carl & Alice Farris
Counter Grace LeFloch
Sound Tec David Watling

Our Church News

REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL BOOK OF REPORTS – Please note the date for the reports for the Annual Book of reports to be submitted to the office has been extended to January 14th, 2022. If you are able to email your report to the church office, please do so, otherwise drop them off to the office. Thank you 😊

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 6th, at the church, immediately following the worship service. To ensure that we have a quorum, we are encouraging all members to please stay for the meeting.

TRUSTEES MEETING – There will be a Trustees meeting on Monday, January 17th, 7 PM. at the Church Centre.