St James and St John United Church
May 16, 2021
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
You have heard what was written about Jesus in Scripture,
how He would suffer and die
and then rise from the dead on the third day;
how the same power that raised Jesus from the dead
raised Him to heaven and seated Him at the right hand of God,
where He now lives to intercede on our behalf.
So, let us come before God with confidence,
through the loving intercession of our risen Lord,
OPENING PRAYER Sara Buckley Paynter (Video)
OPENING HYMN “See Ye First”
Recorded by United Harmony
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
MESSAGE Ascension Day
PASTORAL PRAYER/THE LORD’S PRAYER
Holy Father, we desire to be sanctified in Your grace like the disciples whom Jesus commissioned with Your word. We do not want to squander our lives and resources on meaningless consumption. Open our hearts and our hands to respond to giving appeals in a generous manner. Give us the courage to embrace a lifestyle centered in Your teaching, rather than one dictated by marketing trends or unhealthy spending habits. We offer You these gifts as an act of responding to You in faith. Amen.
CLOSING HYMN “Come Fill My World”
Recorded by United Harmony
BENEDICTION Carrie Doyle (Video)
Positive Thought for the Week
THIS WEEK’S WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
GREETERS Carl & Alice Farris
READERS Sara Buckley Paynter & Carrie Doyle
COUNTERS Diane & Ronnie Forrest
SOUND TEC David Watling
“Life is a mirror, it will smile at you if you smile at it!”
Our Church News
ITEMS FOR SALE – Our intended Yard Sale will be put on hold for another year due to Covid, however, we do have items for sale at the Church Centre. You may find pictures of these items on our church FaceBook page and you may drop in at the Church Centre as they are on display here. Monies collected will be used for Church missions. Thank you to Gwen Baisley for setting up the items for sale.
CHURCH COUNCIL – The Church Council will meet next Thursday, May 20th. The Teams meet at 7 PM followed by the Council meeting at 7:30 PM.
2021 GRADUATES – If you know of any high school students graduation this year, please contact the church office with their names as the Pastoral Care Team would like to recognize this important milestone in their lives.
SUMMER STUDENT – Once again, we have been approved for a summer student. If you know of any students who are seeking post-secondary education in the Fall and would be interested in performing general office duties, lawn work, etc., please have them contact the church office at 622-1598 or by sending an email to email@example.com
VIRTUAL MEMORIAL GOSPEL CONCERT – The deadline to request a memorial is Tuesday, May 25th. There are extra forms on the table at the church as well as the church office.
Our Community News
ST. ANDREWS UNITED CHURCH is hosting a Pork Roast Supper Take-Out this Wednesday, from 4-5 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and available at the church office or by calling Karen at 773-9932.
J CONNECTION – Check out Judy Losier’s Anti-bulling group, called J Connection on FaceBook. This group addresses bullying with educational messages, positive quotes and videos and personal testimonies.