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

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Worship Leaders
Minister Rev. Alice
Greeters Stan Knowles & Michelle Howatt
Counter Carl & Alice Farris
Sound Tec. David Watling

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING AND WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Trust in the Lord at all times, O People; God is a refuge for us.
God is our rock and our salvation; we shall not be shaken.
God is good and in God’s work we find our strength.
We sing of all God’s wonderful works! We give thanks and praise to the Lord!

OPENING PRAYER

BAPTISM
Blayke Annie Taylor
Child of Derek & Amanda
Sister to Molly

TESTIMONY
By Diane Forrest

SCRIPTURE
New Testament Luke 16:19-31

This is the word of God
Thanks be to God

SPECIAL MUSIC
“A Mother’s Prayer” – Kimberley Shaddick

MESSAGE Better Safe than Sorry

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING INVITATION
Lord we know we are called to give; to give generously to the work of Your kingdom here on earth, to give of our talents, our time and our money. In all the ways we give, we hope to glorify Your name. The offering may be placed in the plates as you enter or as you leave today.

DEDICATION
Holy One, Your heart abounds with gifts. Receive this offering as a sign of our trust in You and our intention to live surrounded by Your mercy, inspired by Your Spirit, open to the joy of Your presence, hospitable to one another, and generous toward Your world. Amen.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF CHURCH COUNCIL

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE Recording by David Bunnell

NEW CREED
We are not alone; we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in creation,
to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.

Upcoming This Week
Day Time Service/Event
Sunday 11:00 AM Worship at St. James & St. John
Wednesday 7 :00 PM Rick’s Country Jamboree at Church Centre

 

What’s Up at St. J&J?

FALL SUPPER – We will be having a Take-Out only, Roast Beef Supper on Saturday, October 3rd, 3:30 – 5:30 PM; includes roast beef, potatoes, gravy, turnips, carrots, roll and pie. There are two options for pickup: the front doors, 556 King George Hwy or drive thru (enter Henry Street and drive to the back of the church centre; someone will be there to direct traffic and take your ticket(s). Once you receive your supper(s), you will be directed to exit Regent Street). Tickets are: adults $15, children under 12, $7 and will be available at the Church Office and Brookdale Flower Shop. All tickets will be pre-sold in advance and must be purchased by September 29th.

BIBLE STUDY – Rev. Alice would like to start a Fall bible study on Tuesday evenings; the question is would people prefer an online bible study through Zoom or an in-person bible study at the church? Please call or email the church office with your preference.

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

MAPLE GLEN UNITED CHURCH – services will begin in Maple Glen on October 4th.

What’s Up in the Community?

FALL SUPPER – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is having a takeout/drive-thru supper on Sunday, September 27th, from 2-5 PM. Menu is turkey, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, roll and dessert. Deadline to purchase tickets is September 23rd at 12:00 PM. Please phone one of the following: church office 622-2736, Alice 622-2931, Iris 622-2615, John 622-8023 or Jeannine 622-9883.

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.