St James & St John United Church
November 28, 2021

KIMBERLEY’S KORNER

ADVENT 1 – HOPE

INTRO TO WORSHIP

GREETINGS

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING
Sarah Martin, Molly & Ava Gallant (Video)

CANDLE LIGHTING MUSIC
“Hope is a Star”

WELCOME

OPENING PRAYER
Christy Jamieson (Video)

SPECIAL MUSIC
“I am the Light of the World”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE
Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 23 Selected Verses
New Testament: Luke 21:8-11, 25-36

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’s PRAYER

DEDICATION
Speak to us, Lord.
Speak to us in the waiting, the watching,
the hoping, the longing, the sorrow, the sighing, the rejoicing. Speak to us by Your Word in these Advent days,
and walk with us until the day of Your coming. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE

 

Quote for Advent
“Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem.
May we let ourselves be drawn to the light,
God made human.”
Pope Benedict XVI

 

Our Church News

REGISTERING FOR THE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – Due to limited seating we will once again be taking reservations for the 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM Christmas Eve services. You may phone or email the church office to register.
NOMINIATING TEAM – The Church Council is looking for a member of the congregation to serve on the Nominating Team. It is the Nominating Team’s responsibility find members to serve on the Church Council. Please phone the church office if you or someone you know may be interested in filling this position.
21st ANNUAL MEMORIAL ANGELS PROJECT– If you wish to place an angel on the Christmas tree in the church, in memory or in honor of a loved one, you may do so by placing your request and donation on the offering plate, at the church office, in the mailbox at the church center or by sending an e-Transfer. Requests must be submitted by Monday,
December 20th. Thank you, the Pastoral Care Team

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS HAMPER PROJECT – There’s still time to donate to The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Project; we’ve extended the date to Tuesday, December 7th. Donations made be placed on the church offering plate, in the mailbox at the Church Centre, at the Church Office or by e-Transfer. The deadline to receive donations. The Outreach Team extends its sincere appreciation for your continued support.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY – Join us on Tuesday evenings, at 7 PM on Zoom for the Advent Bible Study.

Our Community News

25TH CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBERCHRISTMAS CONCERT – Susan Butler will host the 25th Christmas to Remember Christmas concert in memory of Gerry Cormier on Sunday, December 5th, 2 PM at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. The program features Miramichi Fiddlers, David Bunnell, the Villagers and a host of other entertainers. Admission is a free will offering. We are also taking donations in advance in memory of a love one. Donations may be e -transferred to office@stmbparish.ca or cheque payable to STMB Parish. All donations will be divided evenly between Gerry’s favourite charities, Women’s Transition House, Youth House and St. Mary’s Hampers. Masks are mandatory, and proof of vaccination and ID required.

This Weeks Worship Participants
Music Ministry United Harmony
Greeters Gwen Geikie
Counter Darryl & Melanie Shaddick
Sound Tec David Watling