Sunday Bulletin September 12 2021

ST JAMES AND ST JOHN UNITED CHURCH
September 12 2021

KIMBERLEY’S KORNER

INTRO TO WORSHIP

GREETINGS & WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Summer fades and autumn draws closer.
Lord, help us to be ready for opportunities of service.
We have felt the refreshment of time-away and lazy summer days.
Lord, give us spirits of joy for the times ahead.
Come, let us celebrate God’s eternal presence and love.
Let us open our spirits to receive God’s direction for our lives. AMEN.

OPENING HYMN
“Be Thou My Vision”

*OPENING PRAYER
Addyson Swaine (Video)

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE
James 1:21-25

MESSAGE
Building Community
Part One – What’s Next?

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER
DEDICATION
Kathy Buckley (Video)

BENEDICTION

*CLOSING HYMN
“This is the Day”
Recorded by United Harmony

POSTLUDE

The congregation extends its deepest condolences to Willard MacKay and family on the recent passing of his mom, Hilda (Clouston) MacKay, on September 6th.

 

 

 

 

Positive Quote of the Week

“With the new day, comes new strength and new thoughts”
Eleanor Roosevelt

 

This Weeks Worship Participants
Greeter Michelle Howatt
Counters Royden & Nancy Donald
Sound Tec David Watling

 

Our Church News

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – The Church Council will resume its monthly meetings, this Thursday, September 16th. Teams meet at 7 PM followed by the Council Meeting at 7:30 PM.

FALL BIBLE STUDY – A Fall Bible study will begin on Tuesday, September 28th, at 7 PM, at the church. All are welcome to join.

CHURCH GRAND RE-OPENING –Immediately following the worship service next Sunday, September 19th, we are inviting the congregation and Sunday School to a luncheon at the Centre to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the Church. On the menu is hotdogs, pizza and cookies! If possible, if you are planning to attend, please phone or email the church office, so we will know how much food to order/purchase. Also, as we make our way to the Centre, for those interested, Barbara MacIntosh will be offering a little tour of the cemetery; a wonderful opportunity to learn about its interesting history! Please join us as we gather to fellowship and share in this time together.

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION – Sunday School registration will be held at the Centre on Sunday, September 19th, during the luncheon, following the church service. As mentioned previously, we require teachers/leaders for the Sunday School we need teachers/leaders for the Sunday School program! It is not intended to be a weekly obligation – with enough volunteers, it maybe only once per month. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, please prayerfully consider lending your support to this valuable ministry.

Our Community News

SENIORS ALERT – There will be a public information meeting on Tuesday September 14th at 7 PM, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Newcastle on Campbell Street, to deal with issues important to seniors. Topics included are income support, affordable housing, nursing home level of care, home support, etc. All federal election candidates have been invited to attend and answer questions. This is a non-partisan meeting, sponsored by the Seniors United of Miramichi. For more info phone: 622-4973 or 586-1808.