St. James & St. John United Church

Email: stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
Website: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
Facebook: St. James & St. John United Church
Office Hours
Monday – Tuesday: 9- 1 PM
Thursday: 9-5 PM
Friday: 9-2 PM

Our Summer Service – July 12, 2020

WORSHIP LEADERS
Minister Rev. Alice. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry
Organist, Nancy Russell
Recorded Music, Duet, Joyce James & Nancy Russell, pianist, Judy Lavigne Greeters & Ushers
Jackie Murray, Nancy Donald, Stan Knowles
Counters
Sound Support
David Watling

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK
“I, the LORD, have called you for a righteous purpose, and I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and appoint you to be a covenant for the people and a light to the nations…”
(Isaiah 42:6 Berean Study Bible)

Today’s Service
ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING AND WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
When we stand at the edge of fear and worry,
God invites us to step into the waters of faith and trust.
When we stand at the edge of the world’s pain and need,
Jesus invites us to step into the land of humble service.
When we stand at the edge of our hunger and thirst,
the Spirit invites us to sit at the Table of grace.

OPENING PRAYER
Isaiah 42:1-9

SCRIPTURE
OLD TESTAMENT READING; Isaiah 42:1-9
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

DUET Recorded in 1999
Joyce James & Nancy Russell
Organist, Judy Lavigne
CCLI Song # 1329789
Dieter Trautwein | Fred Kaan
Alternative Titles Bless And Keep Us Lord
© 1985 Hope Publishing Company
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 1787821

MESSAGE

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING INVITATION

Let us never forget that God makes all things new; every minute of every day, God is at work in our lives and all around us. He gave His greatest gift in the name of Jesus; let us do our part and give of our time, our talents, our gifts and our offering.

DEDICATION
God of grace, it is our delight and our devotion, to give these gifts to You. All we are, and all we have, are Yours alone. Accept this joyful offering as a token of our abiding love; use it to bring peace, justice and comfort to all the world. Amen.

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE

What’s Up at St. J&J?

PRINCE PLACE BOARD MEETING – There will be a Prince Place Board meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, July 13, 6:00 pm, at the center.
TREASURER FOR CHURCH COUNCIL – Our church treasurer Katrina Donovan has resigned from Church Council; many thanks to Katrina who has offered to stay over the summer to monitor the financials. We thank her for the time, talent, and commitment she brought to this position. Your work on the Church Council is much appreciated; thank you Katrina. If you know of someone interested in filling this position please phone the church office or contact Stan Knowles, Church Council Chair.
SUMMER STUDENT – We now have a summer student who will be employed with us until August 21st. If you have any suggestions, ideas or projects for the student, please let us know at the church office.
TESTIMONY/MESSAGE – We are looking for persons willing to do a 1-3-minute recording that will be posted in our weekly church and online services, describing what church means to you and/or how God is working in your life, and/or how you are surviving through the pandemic. It’s up to you what your message will be; the purpose will be to encourage others in their faith. You can record it at home or come to the church office.
HOSPITAL – Ministers are now permitted to do hospital visits. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, ministers do not have access to hospital computers to check if congregation members are in hospital. Please phone the church office if you know of someone in hospital so Rev. Alice may visit them. Thank you.
GREETERS & USHERS – Due to COVID-19 protocols, we require greeters and ushers to facilitate our Sunday Worship services; please call the church office at 622-1598 if you are able to assist. Thank you.
CHINA FOR SALE – Many thanks to Ella Davidson who donated her beautiful Royal Doulton China, Monteigne pattern to the church. If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing this lovely 5-piece place setting for 12, with matching cream and sugar, salt and pepper, butter dish, dessert tray and preserve dishes, please contact 622-1308 or 622-7530.
FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS REGIONAL COUNCIL – We are still seeking 2 persons from the congregation who would be interested in serving on this Regional Council. Please call the church office if you are interested.
APARTMENT FOR RENT – The two-bedroom, market apartment at Prince Place is still available for rent. For more information, please contact the church office and help spread the word in the community. Thank you.
What’s Up in the Community?

COLD PLATE TAKE OUT – St. Andrews United Church is selling cold plates on Wednesday, July 15th ,11:00-12:30 p.m. Pick-up or delivery available. Please call Karen or Maddie at 773-9932 by Monday, July 13th. $15.00 a person; a total of 200 tickets will be pre-sold

What’s Up at St. J&J?

TREASURER FOR CHURCH COUNCIL – Our church treasurer Katrina Donovan has resigned from Church Council; many thanks to Katrina who has offered to stay over the summer to monitor the financials. We thank her for the time, talent, and commitment she brought to this position. Your work on the Church Council is much appreciated; thank you Katrina.
HOSPITAL – Ministers are now permitted to do hospital visits. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, ministers do not have access to hospital computers to check if congregation members are in hospital. Please phone the church office if you know of someone in hospital so Rev. Alice may visit. Thank you.
GREETERS & USHERS – Due to COVID-19 protocols, we require greeters and ushers to facilitate our Sunday Worship services; please call the church office at 622-1598 if you are able to assist. Thank you.
FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS REGIONAL COUNCIL – We are still seeking 2 persons from the congregation who would be interested in serving on this Regional Council. There will be a meeting in September that will happen online through Zoom.
APARTMENT FOR RENT – The two-bedroom, market apartment at Prince Place is still available for rent. For more information, please contact the church office and help spread the word in the community. Thank you.