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 15, 2019

WORSHIP LEADERS
Worship Leader: Rev. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry:
Greeters: Gwen Geikie and her Granddaughters
Counters: Earle Howe and Ellie Hubbard
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK:
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” / Mark 10:21

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

CALL TO WORSHIP – AVA GALLANT
Ava: Sometimes we wonder how we get through tough situations.
All: God is always with us; loving and caring for us.
Ava: We struggle and worry.
All: God is always with us; He gives us strength to carry on.
Ava: Listen for God’s call to you.
All: Lord, we are listening and seeking your help. AMEN.

* INTROIT “JUMP INTO THE LIGHT”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER – PAYTON LINGLEY
Open our eyes, Lord and help us to see Jesus in all we do and say. As we listen to Your words, and pray and sing to You, let our hearts fill with love and joy. May we follow You today and always. In Jesus’ name, we pray. AMEN.

CHILDREN’S TIME/CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COVENANT

* HYMN “SING HIGH, SING LOW”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Prepare our hearts, O God, to accept Your Word. Silence in us any voices but Your own, so that we may hear Your Word and also do it; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURE Mark 10:17-22 – MOLLY GALLANT

SERMON ‘Scared of Truth’ Part 3

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN “A GIFT TO YOU”

DEDICATION
Creator God, we know that you have made everything in this world. You have been so generous to us every day. We pray that this church will show our generosity in giving back to you what is already yours. 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 – JENNA GRANT
With God all things are possible. May we remember this each and every day, as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus, guided by God’s hand. Amen.

* CLOSING HYMN “EVERYBODY, EVERYWHERE”

Today’s bulletins are dedicated to the Glory of God and placed in loving memory of Scott Knowles by Stan, Jean, Jeff and Colleen.

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Royden & Nancy Donald on the death of his mother, Eleanor Donald.

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
Wednesday 7 PM Council Teams meet
8 PM Church Council meeting

Sunday School Announcements
Sunday school needs your help and support – we are looking for volunteers to help us clean and tidy up the Sunday School rooms on Thursday, Sept 19, at 6 PM – remember, many hands make light work 🙂

The Sunday School is also in need of volunteers who are willing to teach a class from time to time. The curriculum is super easy to follow and extremely user friendly; very little preparation is involved. Please speak to Kimberley by phoning or texting 210-1239 or call the church office at 622-1598. Thank you kindly for your support 🙂

Join us on Sunday, Sept 22 for our annual Sunday School Kick-off at the center from 11 am – 12:00 pm. There will be a jumping castle, face painting, games, cotton candy and treats. All children welcome to join us for some fun and festivities to celebrate a new year at Sunday School.

Weekly Announcements
CEMETERY TOUR Miramichi Historical Society members, Barbara MacIntosh and Manford Wasson will be conducting a tour on Monday, Sept 16 at 2 PM, weather permitting. They will share facts about notable people and the significance of the designs of headstones and engravings.

MISSION TRIP for any of you (16 & over) who might like to join a Short Term Mission Team to El Salvador, spring of 2020. Dates and project details are still being looked at. In the past, these types of trips have been between 8 – 10 days long. Cost per individual would be approx. $1700 cdn. Depending on the type of project we would be involved with, the cost of the project could be approx. between $5,000 – $8,000 US. Anyone who has thought about going on a Short Term Mission trip like this is encouraged to contact David Jardine or Bill Adshade.

VILLAGE OF HOPE is a drug and alcohol regeneration facility with a Christian based program to help men of all ages (18 and up) overcome life controlling drug and alcohol problems. The program is funded by donations and accepts students throughout Canada. Students learn the physical and psychological effects of chemical addiction and learn to take responsibility for their own recovery. They learn to give of themselves to serve others which helps give them hope for their future and a true sense of purpose. Some of the elements of the Program include: establishing good work ethics, learning employment skills, experiencing inner healing and rebuilding broken family relationships. The Outreach Team believes this would be a worthwhile cause and beneficial to our community and are planning to sponsor a student for a 10 month period. Members of the Village of Hope will be sharing their message with us in our service on October 20. Facebook: Village of Hope Canada.

Community Announcements
FALL SUPPER at Saint James Church, Sevogle on Sunday, Sept 22 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Menu: Roast Beef/Roast Pork with all the trimmings and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Adults: $12.00, Children – 12 and under $6.00 and Take Outs $12.50 There will be live entertainment while you wait. Hope to see you there. Thank you for your support.