St James and St John United Church
March 13 2022
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
We gather to share in our love of God.
Lord, open our hearts and let us share Your Good News.
We gather to share our witness to God’s goodness.
Lord, let our lives bear witness through service to Your people.
We gather to praise God whose love is eternal.
Lord, open our hearts today to sing Your praises. AMEN.
“Seek Ye First”
Lord, we come to You this day with so many things
laying claim to our lives, our hearts, and our spirits.
In this Lenten journey, open our ears and our hearts
to hear Your words of healing love.
Prepare us to be faithful disciples for You.
For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
This is the word of God.
Thanks be to God!
A LENTEN MESSAGE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
“People Need the Lord”
we give these offerings in gratitude,
rejoicing in the abundance of Your gifts to us.
We give these offerings in faith,
trusting that You will provide for our needs.
We give these offerings in hope,
knowing You can use them to spread Your love in this world.
And with these offerings, we give ourselves;
May we continue to strive to live with generous hearts,
with open hands. Amen
“I’m Gonna Live ”
Positive Quote of the Week
“Give something, however small, to the one in need.
For it is not small to one who has nothing.
Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.”
St. Gregory Nazianzen
Music Ministry: United Harmony & Kimberley
Greeter: Keith Shaddick
Counters: Royden & Nancy Donald
Sound Tec: David Watling
OUR CHURCH NEWS
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – The Church Council will meet this Thursday, March 17th, at the Church Centre. We are requesting that all new and returning members, please gather in the auditorium at 7 PM for a short welcome and introduction. Masks are not mandatory but recommended.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING – There will be a Board of Trustees Meeting this Tuesday, March 15th, at 2 PM, at the Church Centre.
CHILI TAKE-OUT SUPPER – We are having a Chili Take-out Supper on Saturday, March 26th, from 4-5 PM. The menu consists of Chili, a roll and homemade Cinnamon cake. Tickets are $15 and will be pre-sold only; available at the Church Office, Dickison’s Pharmasave and Brookdale Flower Shop. Pick up will be at the front doors at the Church Centre; simply drive up and someone will deliver your meals to your vehicle.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – The Lenten bible studies are being held via Zoom, on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. These studies are very meaningful and help us mature in faith and grow spiritually. All are welcome to join
DONATIONS FOR UKRAINE– We are all aware of the urgent situation that is happening in Ukraine and many of our members have inquired as to how we may help as a congregation. After researching, we have decided to follow through with the Canadian Red Cross. If you are able to assist with a donation, you may do so by placing it in a marked envelope on the offering plate, the church office, the mailbox at the Church Centre or by e-Transfer. A receipt will be issued. The deadline is March 31st. Thank you, the Outreach Team.
OUR COMMUNITY NEWS
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SUPPER – St. Patrick’s Church is hosting a mass at 4:30 PM followed by a Ham and Potato Scallop supper, with a roll, dessert & tea/coffee on March 17th. Tickets are $15/adults, $7/children and must be pre-orders and paid by March 15th by calling the parish office at 622-5733
TARTAN DAY DINNER/CONCERT – The 65th Miramichi Folksong Festival, Days Inn and Highland Society of New Brunswick in Miramichi, are hosting a Tartan Day Dinner/concert, Sunday April 24th. Supper is at 5pm at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre. Tickets are by reservation only, call Susan at 622-1780 on or before April 11th. We cater to special diets, please specify when ordering your tickets. Entertainment will feature, The villagers, Jimmy Lawlor, James Morrison, Maurice Fleming, Ella Howe, James & Mary Underhill, Melanie Ross Trio, David Bunnell and Susan Butler. There will be a limited number of tickets available.