St James and St John United Church
October 17, 2021
INTRO TO WORSHIP
INTRO TO WORSHIP
GREETINGS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
Shout out to God, all the earth!
Break into joyful songs to the one true God!
Sing of the glory due His name,
and offer the most magnificent praises!
All Your works are wonderful!
The entire earth bows down to worship You,
singing songs of praise and glory to Your name.
Come, let’s bless God together!
Let’s praise the One who gives us life who watches over us,
and keeps our feet from stumbling.
“O Spirit of the Living God”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God, so often we take you for granted.
We take for granted that you will answer our prayers,
that you will heal us and make us whole.
We take for granted that you love us.
Forgive us for not appreciating your grace
and presence in our lives.
Help us to be more thankful.
Give us faith to see you in everything and everyone around us,
so that we may be truly grateful.
In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Give praise to God,
who accompanies us on our journey,
who hears our cries and anguish,
and who remains faithful and answers our prayers.
Give glory to God,
who brings life out of death and joy out of sorrow!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Molly & Ava Gallant (Video)
I Thessalonians 5:12-18 Palm 92
Season of Thanksgiving
PASTORAL PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER
We bless you, God of Seed and Harvest, and we bless each other, that the beauty of this world, and the love that created it, might be expressed though our lives,
and be a blessing to others, now and always. Amen.
“In the Sweet By and By”
The congregation extends its deepest condolences to Grace LeFloch and family on the recent passing of her uncle Jarvis “Buddy” MacKenzie Rolfe, on October 10th.
This Weeks Worship Participants
Music Ministry United Harmony
Greeter Carrie Doyle
Counter Grace LeFloch
Sound Tec David Watling
Our Church News
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – The Church Council monthly meeting is this Thursday, October 21st at the Church Centre. Teams meet at 7 PM followed by the Council meeting at 7:30 PM.
COVID PROTOCOLS FOR OUR CHURCH – Our church is following Option 2, which states the following: up to 50% capacity, recording names for contact tracing, 6’ social distancing, no congregational singing, prevent anyone from entering services who are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or who has been instructed to self-isolate, and of course the mandatory wearing of masks in all public buildings. Please note, as mandated by the government of N.B., persons involved in all other activities taking place in the Church/Centre, including Sunday School and Bible Study, must show proof of full vaccination.
READING OF THE BIBLE – Rev. Alice has recorded video readings of the Book of John, which are placed on her Youtube channel. You can watch these videos by clicking on the link on our Church FaceBook page or going directly to Youtube and type in Rev. Alice Szemok.
FALL BIBLE STUDY – Join the Fall bible study on Zoom, Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. The link for the study will be placed on the church Facebook page.
ROAST BEEF FALL SUPPER TAKE OUT –Our Roast Beef Fall Supper will be held on Saturday, October 30th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM. The menu is roast beef, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, roll and dessert. This will be take-out only, with pick up at front doors. Tickets are $15 for adult and $7 children 11 & under and will be pre-sold at the Church Centre, Dickison’s Pharmasave and Brookdale Flower Shop. Donations made be made at the church office, placed on the offering plate, e-Transfer or placing in the mailbox at the Church Centre. Delivery is available upon request.