St. James & St. John United Church
556 King George Highway ~ Miramichi, NB, E1V 1N3
PH. 622-1598 ~ Fax: 836-7711
St. James & St. John United Church

September 22, 2019

Worship Leader: Rev. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry: Pam Watters
Counters: Earle Howe and Ellie Hubbard
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling

To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” / Mark 8:11-12

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

Come and praise God!
Let us remember what He has done for us!
Despite our failures, God forgives and releases us. More than any doctor, God heals what is wounded inside of us. When we are famished and weak, God fills us with good and beautiful things, satisfying our needs, and restoring our strength.
So come! Come, praise God together!
Sing songs from a grateful heart, and worship God’s holy name!

* INTROIT “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”
Come in, come in and sit down, you are a part of the family.
We are lost and we are found, and we are a part of the family.

You know the reason why you came, yet no reason can explain;
So share in the laughter and cry in the pain, for we are a part of the family. R
CCLI Song # 244102 James K. Manley © 1984 Manley, James K.
For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 1787821



* HYMN #372 “Though I May Speak”


Amos 8:1-12
Mark 8:1-13

SERMON ‘Signs or Repeated Tests?’


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

You are the Great Provider, the Giver of all gifts; your love the only true currency. Thank you for putting money into our hands, and so we freely offer it back to you, for use in your service. We do this in the name of Jesus, 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.


* CLOSING HYMN # 375 “Spirit of Gentleness”

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
11 AM Sunday School Kick-Off at the centre
Wednesday 6:30 PM Fall Supper planning meeting

FALL SUPPER – Reserve the date SATURDAY, OCT 26, 3:30 – 6:00 PM for St. James & St. John Annual Fall Roast Beef Supper. You will be contacted by someone from the Planning Committee starting Oct. 1st to see how you can help. If we should miss getting in touch with you and you would like to help, either thru monetary donation toward the cost of the beef, bake a dessert, set-up, clean up, serve, donate potatoes or pickles, please call the church office 622-1598 and let us know how you would be willing to help.

Memorial donations have been made to St. James & St. John United as follows:
in memory of Jean Stothart by:
John & Marianne Goodfellow Connie & Dale MacRae
Gerald & Nancy Smith
in memory of Eleanor Donald by:
Gerald & Nancy Smith UCW Unit 7
In memory of Clare Young by UCW Unit 7
In memory of Kay Sheasgreen by UCW Unit 7
Sunday School Announcements
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 🙂

Many thanks to everyone who came to help clean up the Sunday school rooms on Thursday evening. The rooms are clean and tidy; already for the children. With so many hands helping out, we were done in an hour. Thank you for your support 😊

Weekly Announcements
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 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.