A warm welcome to all worshippers, especially you who are here for the first time. We gather to worship in God’s presence sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit and encouraged through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
(*Indicates when to stand, if you are able)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING AND WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you;
search, and you will find;
knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
Lord, as we search now, let us find You.
As we knock, open the door to us.
Let us know You, that we may praise You;
and love You, that we may serve You.

OPENING PRAYER

SCRIPTURE
OLD TESTAMENT: Psalm 3
NEW TESTAMENT: John 5:1-18

SPECIAL MUSIC
By United Harmony “Spirit Open My Heart”

Words and Music; First Line: Spirit, Open My Heart
Contributors: Daniel Charles Damon, Ruth Duck
Tune: © 2014 Hope Publishing Company
Text: Words © 1996 The Pilgrim Press

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, we can’t see the future, but we know that You are going to take care of us. We have faith that when we need help, it will come. And that when others need help, we will serve. Please use our gifts today, to help us serve others. So, may it be. Amen.

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE United Harmony

A Sprinkle of Humor…

What’s Up at St. J&J?

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; t’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.

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.
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.
DRIVER FOR DAVID – David Daigle is looking for transportation to church on Sunday mornings, however due to regulations of the care home, he is allowed only one driver. If you are able to do this, please phone the church office. David would appreciate any Sunday you are able to bring him.
RICK’S COUNTRY JAMBOREE – This is an evening of music for seniors and will take place this Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. and will continue every Wednesday. Due to social distancing space will be limited. Safety measures for COVID-19 will be in place.

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 19, 2020

WORSHIP LEADERS

Minister Rev. Alice. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry
United Harmony
Diane & Ronnie Forrest Greeters & Ushers
Sonya Martin, Charlene Coull, Kimberley Shaddick
Counters
Sound Support
David Watling

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK
“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.” Psalm 3:5-6