St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
St. James & St. John United Church

November 3, 2019

Worship Leader: Rev. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry:
Greeters: Lois & Reg McLean
Counters for November: Melanie & Darryl Shaddick
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling

“But he brought us out from there to bring us in…” (Deuteronomy 6:23)

Today’s Service
(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)

This is the day that the Lord has made!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This is a day of new beginnings!
This is a time for growing into new disciples for Jesus.
Come, let us prepare ourselves for worship
Let us be prepared for service to God. AMEN.

HYMN #376 “Spirit of the Living God”



* HYMN # 374 “Come and Find the Quiet Centre”

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 Joshua 6:1-5


SERMON ‘New Beginning’



* OFFERING HYMN #542 “We Give You But Your Own”

Loving God, bless what we offer to you on these plates and within our hearts, O Lord – that it may be worthy of the example we have received – we ask it in Jesus’ name. Amen.


* CLOSING HYMN # 424 “May the God of Hope Go with Us”

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
Tuesday 6 PM Fall Supper wrap up meeting
Thursday 6:30 PM Fall Bible Study

Weekly Announcements
It is with great sadness that the M&P and the church council announce the resignation of Janice O’Shea, effective November 15th. In recognition of Janice’s twenty plus years as a loyal and dedicated church administrator, we are hosting a luncheon in her honor on November 24th, immediately following the church service. We invite you to please join us in sharing your best wishes, love and gratitude to Janice for her many years of service to this church and congregation.

Location: St. James & St. John United Church, Miramichi, N.B.
We are in need of a part time Secretary, 20 Hours per week, to provide clerical, administrative and general support to the Minister, Church Council and Prince Place.
The applicant must possess: Excellent communication Skills. Proven work experience. Working knowledge of office devices. Professional attitude and appearance. Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities. Able to prioritize and organize daily work. Strong computer skills and demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to complete comprehensive internet searches and to learn new Information management systems. Resumes may be sent to: or dropped off to Church Office at 556 King George Hwy. Miramichi, NB. Deadline to Apply is Monday Nov 4, 2019.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRINCE PLACE MIRAMICHI INC.: Prince Place Board is excited to invite you to the “Blessing of Prince Place” to be held on Saturday, November 9/19 at 11am – we will gather at the apartment building for the blessing to be given by Rev. Alice and Rev. John followed by a light luncheon/reception at the center. We would love to see everyone there! We would also like to inform you that there will be three vacancies on the board this coming year – please consider becoming a board member to help continue this very worthwhile work.

Community Announcements
HOMEMADE CASSEROLES St Philip’s United Church in Whitney is preparing “ready to freeze” casseroles. Choices are Hamburger noodle, Shepherd’s pie and Turkey casserole. Cost is $12.00 each. To order, please call Wendy at 622-4642 or Brenda at 626-0089 by November 4. Pick up is on November 16 after 2 PM.

COVENANTING SERVICE for the Tabusintac Pastoral Charge, Rev. Jean Herman and Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Region 14 will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Tabusintac, N.B. on November 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcomed to share in this important event.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street, Chatham from 3:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 10. Price is $14.00 for Adults and children 12 & under $7.00. Take outs are available Adults $14.50 and children 12 & under $7.50.

THE FIGHT for our lives, Rise Above Drug Addiction November 16, 9 AM – Noon at Point Church, 616 Wellington St. Speakers Dr. John McCann, Sgt. Lorri McEachern, Detox Nurse Darlene Ross and Andrew Vahi of Village of Hope.