St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
stjjuc@nbnet.nb.ca
NEW WEBSITE: www.newcastlepastoralcharge.ca
St. James & St. John United Church

September 1, 2019

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

CALL TO WORSHIP
When we stand at the edge of fear and worry,
God invites us to step into the waters of faith and trust.
When we stand at the edge of the world’s pain and need,
Jesus invites us to step into the land of humble service.
When we stand at the edge of our hunger and thirst:
the Spirit invites us to sit at the Table of grace.

* INTROIT #579 “The Church is Wherever God’s People”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN # 376 “Spirit of the Living God”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE John 8:31-47

SERMON ‘Scared of Truth’

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #537 “Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands”

DEDICATION
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.

We recognize and bless the gifts brought to the table, and those which wing their way electronically from our banks to the church’s account.

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN #715 “Come, We That Love”

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family and friends of Clare Young.
The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family and friends of Jean Stothart.

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

A donation has been made to the Memorial Fund in memory of Dorothy McLean from Gordon, Nancy and Grant Russell.
A donation has been made to the Memorial Fund in memory of Jean Stothart from Gordon, Nancy and Grant Russell.
A donation has been made to the Memorial Fund in memory of Clare Young from Gordon, Nancy and Grant Russell.

Community Announcements
SEPTEMBER BREAKFAST Saint James Church in Sevogle will be hosting their monthly breakfast on September 1st, from 9:00 until 1:00 pm. Price $8.00 per person. Menu: Scrambled or Fried eggs (2), homemade bread for toast, sausage (1), bacon (2), homemade beans, tea, coffee, juice and sweets to have with your second cup of tea or coffee and lots of space to sit and socialize with family or friends. Hope to see you there!!! For more information, please contact Helen @ 622-1243 Irene Baisley-Hallihan @ 622-7450. Father Dan Melanson will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 am if you would like to attend before having breakfast. Thanking you in advance for your support.

LABOUR DAY FUNDRAISER for the Miramichi Community (Newcastle) Food Bank on Monday, Sept 2 at Beaverbrook Kin Centre, hosted by Susan Butler. Indoor BBQ and bake sale at noon. Concert 1 – 4 PM. Looking for donations of baked items, preserves, etc. Call Susan 622-1780. All items need to be dropped off by 10 AM that morning. Concert features Miramichi Fiddlers, Ian Craig, Kimberley Shaddick, Hanna & Catherine Watts, Tyrone & Donna Hubbard, Elizabeth Shatford, Millbank Combo, Jimmy Lawlor and Susan Butler. Admission: cash donation at the door.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY Grace Presbyterian Church in Millerton will celebrate it’s 125th Anniversary with special service at Grace Church on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow in the recently renovated basement. All are invited and most welcome to celebrate this special milestone.