St James and St John United Church
May 2 2021
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
We have not seen the risen Christ,
But we see him in the lives
of those transformed by grace.
We have not seen Jesus face-to-face,
But we have seen him in the faces
of everyone whose love encourages us.
We have not touched the wounds from the cross,
But we have been called to bring healing to
the scarred of the world.
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
OPENING PRAYER Megan Gallant (Video)
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
MESSAGE True Spirituality
THE LORD’S PRAYER
DEDICATION Diane Forrest (Video)
COMMENTARY ON MIRAMICHI CEMETERY
Ellie Hubbard (Video)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Positive Thought for the Week
“You’re off to great places, today is your day.
Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”
THIS WEEK’S WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Greeter Gwen Geikie
Readers Megan Gallant & Diane Forrest
Counters Diane & Ronnie Forrest
Sound Tec David Watling
Our Church News
PASTORAL CARE LIST – We are in the process of updating our Pastoral Care list for home visits and phone calls. If you know of someone who should be included in this list, please let one of the Pastoral Care team members know: Sandra Harding, Chris Sturgeon or Dale McEachern or Rev. Alice or the church office.
SPRING CLEANUP MAY 8 – ♪♫♬ “Shall we gather at the church yard, with all our rakes, and family too-oo!” ♪♫♬ You guessed it! It’s that time of year for the church grounds to be cleaned up. Please join us at the church on Saturday morning, May 8th as the church lawns desperately need our TLC, tender loving care. There is much work to be done, so remember, many hands make light work. Thank you 😊
PUZZLE TEMPLATE CONTEST – The winners of the Puzzle Template contest were Amy & Amber Geikie! Thank you for your participation. The puzzle templates will be forwarded to the team for the annual meeting of the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, which will take place on June 4, 5 & 14.
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
SUNDAY SCHOOL EVENT – The Sunday School is hosting a morning of fun for the children this Saturday, May 8th, at the Centre from 10-12 PM. Games, snacks, music, and crafts are on the agenda. Please register on the Sunday School FaceBook page.
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 on Wednesday, May 19th from 4-5 p.m. Includes potatoes, carrots, turnip delight, gravy, apple sauce, roll and choice of sticky toffee pudding or Hawaiian cake (limited choice of dessert). Tickets are $15.00 and available at the church office or by calling Karen at 773-9932.