St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Hwy, Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3, 506-622-1598
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Monday 9:00 -1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 – 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 – 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Rev. Alice Szemők
Nancy Donald &
Recorded in 1999
Stan Knowles & Ian Sobey
Bible Verse to Memorize
So, Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
CALL TO WORSHIP
When I think of God’s presence in the world, I am grateful:
Grateful for the presence of hope;
grateful for the gift of life.
And when I think of God’s presence in my life, I am humbled:
Humbled by the gift of grace;
humbled by the invitation to begin again.
And when I think of God’s presence in this community,
I am glad:
Glad to be surrounded by holy people
worshipping our Holy God.
Thank you all; thank you, God.
MINISTRY OF THE WORD
James – Selected verses
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!
SPECIAL MUSIC “Go Light the World”
Recorded in 1999
MESSAGE Symptoms or Autopsy
A warm welcome is extended to all who join us to worship; especially you, who are here, for the first time. We gather to worship in God’s presence sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit and encouraged through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
(*Indicates when to stand, if you are able)
God tells us over and over in the Bible not to be afraid. Our gifts this morning is one way that we trust God even in a world that keeps telling us to be afraid. We let go of thinking that we are on our own, and live each day in graceful dependence on God. Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise.
POSTLUDE Recording by David Bunnell
The following have placed memorials to St. James & St. John in Doris Jardine’s memory:
Earle & Mary Lee Howe Gordon & Nancy Russell
Terry & Wendy Matthews
The following have placed memorials to St. James & St. John in Chester Creighton’s memory:
Grace & Donnie LeFloch Wayne & Elizabeth Mullin
Gordon & Nancy Russell Gail & Roland Levesque
Ken & Sally Reinsborough
Weldon & Marg Waye
What’s up at St. James & St. John?
LAST SUPPER PRINT IN FRAME – Thank you to Lois & Ray McNeill for donating the beautiful print of the Last Supper to the church. This print will be hung in the lounge for all to enjoy.
SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS PROJECT – The Outreach Team is seeking your assistance with the Salvation Army Christmas Project. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they are encouraging people, in lieu of hampers, to give monetary donations or gift cards for groceries this year. We are asking the congregation to please assist the Salvation Army with their request. Please leave your donation at the Church Office or on the offering plate, designating it “Salvation Army”. A member of the Outreach Team will deliver all donations to the Salvation Army, who will in turn ensure that all registered families will receive a Christmas they will enjoy. Thank you – The Outreach Team
SOCIAL DISTANCING REMINDER – As we head into the Fall, we want to ensure everyone’s safety; please remember to wear your masks when entering and during the church service and use the hand sanitizer. Also, when leaving the church, those seating closer to the front, please exit through the doors at the front of the church. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together 😊
BIBLE STUDY – Fall bible studies take place on Tuesday evenings at the church, at 7:00 PM.
What’s Up in the Community?
PORK TENDERLOIN TAKE-OUT SUPPER – St. Andrews United Church is having a Pork Tenderloin Take-Out Supper with all the trimmings, on November 11th, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the office or by calling Karen at 773-9932. There are only 130 tickets being pre-sold.