St. James & St. John
UNITED CHURCH
NEWCASTLE PASTORAL CHARGE

Office Hours

Monday 9:00 -1:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 – 1:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 – 5:00 PM

Friday 9:00 – 1:30 PM

556 King George Hwy, Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3

506-622-1598

Email: stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca

Website: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca

Facebook: St. James & St. John United Church

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

 

 

Worship Leaders

Minister

Rev. Alice Szemők

Greeters

Keith & Kimberley Shaddick

Counters

Stan Knowles & Ian Sobey

Sound Tec

David Watling

 

 

Bible Verse to Memorize

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

Exodus 3:2-3

 

Kimberley’s Korner

 

Worship Service

 

INTRO TO WORSHIP

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Loving God,
we come to You in worship and thanksgiving.
You are greater than we can understand;
open our eyes that we may see the wonderful truths
You have shown to us in Jesus.
You are more loving than our hearts can respond to;
help us to give ourselves to You in worship
so that we learn what You want us to be.
You are wiser than we can know;
still our minds as we worship You
so that we can understand the things You are saying to us.
Loving God, in Jesus You chose to come to the world in humility.
You chose the path the world saw as foolish.
You used what the world considered weak.
We worship and adore you. Amen.

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

SPECIAL MUSIC “Little is Much”

Grace LeFloch & Gwen Baisley

Recorded in 1999

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Old Testament Reading; Exodus 3:1-14

New Testament Reading: John 3:16

 

This is the word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 

MESSAGE Burning Bushes

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

LORD’S PRAYER

 

DEDICATION

Heavenly Father, we give thanks that You have provided enough for all. In this season of sharing, may we learn to live with less, so that these gifts may grow even greater in Jesus’ name. Amen

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE Recording by David Bunnell

 

Upcoming this week

 

 

Day

Time

Service/Event

Thursday

7:00 PM

Church Council Team Meetings

 

7:30 PM

Church Council Meeting

Sunday

9:00 AM

Worship service Maple Glen

Sunday

9:00 AM

Worship service St. James & St. John

 

What’s Up at St. James & St. John?

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – There will be a Church Council Meeting this Thursday, November 19, at 7:00 PM at the Centre. Teams meet at 7:00 PM, followed by the Council meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

ZOOM BAKING CLASS – Rev. Alice will be offering a two-part “Bread Baking Class” through Zoom on Friday, November 20th, at 7:00 PM and Saturday morning at 9:00 AM. Rev. Alice will post the ingredients needed on the church Facebook page earlier in the week. The link to join through Zoom will be posted on the Facebook page on Friday. Make plans to join and learn how to make a very simple, yet delicious bread 😊

 

LIVE STREAMING – The equipment for live streaming the worship services has been set up. Live-streaming will begin on November 29th through Facebook, however, it will also be recorded and the link will be placed on the website on Sunday afternoons.

 

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS PROJECT – For those wishing to donate gift cards or monetary donations to the Salvation Army Christmas Project, the deadline to do so is Monday, December 14th. You may place your donations on the offering plate, drop them off at the church office or the mailbox located at the entrance of the Centre. Thank you on behalf of The Outreach Team

 

BIBLE STUDY – An Advent Bible study will begin on Tuesday, November 24th; please join us at 7:00 PM, in the church.

 

What’s Up in the Community?

 

Due to many requests for additional stories of more Miramichi veterans, Book Two of “Miramichi Lads & Ladies: We Will Remember Them” is being researched and should be ready for publication in 2022. If you have a story of a veteran that you would like included in Book Two, please forward a biography of at least 150-200 words to Mr. Bosma at bosmajo14@gmail.com or by phoning 773-5174. A photo of the veteran, in uniform, must accompany the story to be considered for publication.