St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Hwy, Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3, 506-622-1598
Email: stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
Website: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
Facebook: St. James & St. John United Church

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Tuesday: 9-1 PM Thursday: 9-5 PM Friday: 9-2 PM

October 4, 2020

WORSHIP LEADERS
Minister Rev. Alice Szemők
Greeters Darryl & Melanie Shaddick
Counters Cecil Miller & Delbert Matchett
Sound Tec. David Watling

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING AND WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
God of every good gift:
we come to worship today seeking many things.
Some of us are seeking peace,
some are seeking healing,
some are seeking answers,
and others are looking for the right questions.
We trust that You will give us what we need;
food for our deepest hunger. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER

MINISTRY OF THE WORD
Old Testament Reading; Isaiah 55:10-11
Gospel Reading; Mark 4:1-9
Epistle Reading; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!

SPECIAL MUSIC “Come Fill My World”
Soloist, Diane Forrest
Pianist, Connie MacRae
Guitarist, Ronnie Forrest
1969 Lexicon Music Inc.

MESSAGE Harvest & Climate Change – Part Two

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING INVITATION
Lord, in these strange and unprecedented times, we are thankful that we are able to gather to worship You in our church. We are blessed that we are able to give to the work of Your church, Your life-giving ministry. The offering may be placed in the plates as you enter or as you leave today.

DEDICATION
Heavenly Father, we give thanks that You have provided enough for all. In this season of sharing, may we learn to live with less, so that these gifts may grow even greater in Jesus’ name. Amen.

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE “This is the Day!”

Upcoming This Week

Day Time Service/Event
Wednesday 7:00 PM Rick’s Country Jamboree at Church Centre
Sunday 9:00 AM Thanksgiving service at Maple Glen
11:00 AM Thanksgiving service at St. James & St. John

What’s Up at St. James and St. John?

FOOD BANK – We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Miramichi Community Food Bank, Sunday, October 11th, Thanksgiving Sunday. Please place your items in the baskets as you enter the sanctuary.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE – We will be having a special Thanksgiving service next Sunday with videos of the children taking part. Communion will also be served taking all necessary precautions.

SOCIAL DISTANCING REMINDER – As we head into the Fall, we want to ensure everyone’s safety; please remember to wear your masks when entering the church and use the hand sanitizer. You may remove your mask once you are seated. 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 – A Fall bible study will begin this Tuesday, October 6th, at the church, at 7:00 PM. This thought-provoking study will be presented through video followed by discussion. Please join us as we explore our faith in these unsettling times.

COFFEE & CHAT – will begin on Thursday, October 8th in the lounge.

What’s Up in the Community?

REMEMBRANCE DAY DINNER – Miramichi Folksong Festival is hosting its annual Remembrance Day Dinner with a Take out, November 8th,. Pick up: 3pm to 6pm at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre. Tickets are $20.00, includes stuffed chicken breast, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, roll, chocolate or white cake with boiled frosting. Menu caters to gluten free, vegetarian and diabetic. There are 200 tickets available and must be purchased in advance, on or before Oct. 30th by calling Susan at 622-1780 or email susanbutler@xplornet.com. Masks are required and physical distance maintained. State what time you would like to pick up meal.