St James & St John United Church
March 28 2021
INTROIT “Pave the Way With Branches”
Recorded by United Harmony
GREETING & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
Awake to the day of triumph for our Savior!
Give thanks for this day that leads to the cross!
Come with your branches, hosannas, and songs
Fill the air with welcome to the Lord!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!
by Austin D. Hill
OPENING PRAYER Gwen Geikie (Video)
HYMN “Seek Ye First”
Recorded by United Harmony
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION David Watling (Video)
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
MESSAGE The Return of the King
SPECIAL MUSIC “The Palms”
DEDICATION Stan Knowles
Faithful God, Your Son Jesus reveals what it means to be a servant leader who trusts You fully. His steadfast obedience to Your will, cost him dearly. Yet, through His amazing self-sacrifice, You bring healing, hope, and peace. During this week, help us to reflect Your great love in Christ. Let our words and actions point to Your grace. We present our tithes and offerings through the Prince of Peace. Amen.
This Week’s Worship Participants
Music Ministry: United Harmony & Megan Gallant
Greeters: Hazel Gallant & Edward Shaddick
Counters: Melanie & Darryl Shaddick
Sound Tec: David Watling
Positive Thought for the Week
‘But Palm Sunday tells us that … it is the cross that is the true tree of life.’
Pope Benedict XVI
Our Church News
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – A Good Friday presentation, “The Crucifixion” will be held at the church on Friday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM. This will be an in-person service as well as live-streamed.
EASTER SERVICE – We will celebrate Easter, next Sunday, April 4th, with communion. You will receive your communion as you come into the sanctuary. We have also prepared a special Easter Video with the Sunday School children.
EASTER SERVICE AT PARKLAND – Rev. Alice will be leading an Easter Sunday worship service for the residents at Parkland On the River, at 2 PM, Easter Sunday.
PRINTED VERSION OF WORSHIP SERVICE – Please let us know if you are aware of persons who are unable to attend the in-person church services and access the livestreaming and who would like to receive the printed version of the worship services.
EASTER LOONIE FUNDRAISER – Monies for the Easter Loonie Fundraiser are being turned in at the church office. You may drop you offering in the church offering plate, the church office or the mailbox at the Church Centre. Thank you for your continued contribution in these endeavors.
VIRTUAL MEMORIAL GOSPEL CONCERT – We will be hosting a Memorial Gospel Concert via livestreaming, at the church on Sunday, May 30th. More details will be sent home in the Easter newsletter and upcoming announcements.