St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
NEW WEBSITE: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
St. James & St. John United Church
November 17, 2019
Worship Leader: Rev. Alice Szemők
Worship Leader Today: Bill Adshade
Music Ministry: Pam Watters
Greeters: Connie MacRae & Gwen Geikie
Counters for November: Melanie & Darryl Shaddick
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling
BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK:
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” / Luke 22:19
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A warm welcome to all worshippers 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.
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WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Sing to the Lord a new song,
For our God alone is Lord of all.
Break into joyous songs of praise,
Let all the earth celebrate and rejoice.
For our God comes in victory,
With righteousness and justice for all.
* HYMN # 409 “Morning Has Broken”
* HYMN #661 “Come to My Heart”
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Eternal God, Your Spirit inspired those who wrote the Bible and enlightens us to hear Your Word fresh each day. Help us to rely always on Your promises in Scripture. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Psalm 98
SERMON ‘Jesus Loves Me This I Know’
* OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”
God of grace, it is our delight and our devotion to give these gifts to you. All we are and all we have, are yours alone. Accept this joyful offering as a token of our abiding love: use it to bring peace, justice and comfort to all the world, Amen
* CLOSING HYMN #664 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Upcoming Events and Services
Sunday 10 AM Fellowship with coffee at the St J&J Church
11 AM Worship Service at St J & J Church
11 AM Sunday School at the centre
7:30 PM Advent Choir practice at the church
Wednesday 7 PM Church Council Team meets
8 PM Church Council meets
Thursday 6:30 PM Fall Bible Study
CHURCH SECRETARY POSITION – The church secretary position has been filled by Kimberley Shaddick; she will begin on Monday, November 18th, after completion of her training this past week. Please note this is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. The new hours are listed on the cover of the bulletin.
APPRECIATION CELEBRATION FOR JANICE – Please join us following the church service on November 24th as we extend our best wishes, love and gratitude to Janice for her many years of service to this church and congregation.
Advent Choir – We invite you to join us this evening as we prepare music to sing throughout the Advent season. Pamala Watters and Nancy Russell have arranged the song selections. Hope to see you tonight 😊
THANK YOU – The Fall Supper committee would like to thank you for your support in helping to make this year’s supper a tremendous success – whether you helped peeling vegetables, worked in the kitchen. made a dessert, a cash donation, donated pickles, potatoes, etc. or just came to enjoy the supper. Thank you to all the wonderful workers who tirelessly made sure everything went smoothly. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this event such a success. A special thank you goes to BROOKDALE FLOWER SHOP, who once again this year did a beautiful job decorating the hall. Their donation of fresh flowers for the tables, tablecloths and napkins set the tone for a beautiful, welcoming supper. This year we realized a profit of $4552.70.
PRINCE PLACE BLESSING – Thank you to all who participated in the Prince Place Blessing that was held on Sat, November 9th. It was so nice to see everyone and to have the opportunity to meet the Tenants. Reverend Alice and Reverend John gave the blessing (which was lovely) followed by a luncheon at the center. Thank you to Mabel Allision who very graciously opened her home for viewing and to those who prepared the food and helped with clean-up; a special thanks to the Pastoral Care Team for arranging the luncheon and to Cecil’s team for the hall set-up. Much appreciated. Prince Place Board