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 29, 2019

Worship Leader: Rev. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry: Pam Watters
Greeters: Shirley Nicholson and Connie MacRae
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.)

Joy, wonder, delight –
Doubt, peace, restlessness –
Sorrow, contentedness, anxiety –
Confidence, hope, pardon:
We lay our hearts, full of these things, before our God.
Unburdened and awaiting
Let us worship God.

* INTROIT “Surely the Presence”



* HYMN #117 “Jesus Christ Is Waiting”


Mark 8:11-21

SERMON ‘Signs or Repeated Tests?’ Part Two



* OFFERING HYMN #218 “We Praise You, O God”

God our Saviour, lead us out of thankfulness for your mercy and goodness, to dedicate our lives and all we have to your service. 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 #562 “Jesus Calls Us”

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 at the centre

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 🙂

Thanksgiving Sunday / Intergenerational Sunday: On October 13 we will celebrate Thanksgiving with our Sunday School. During the offering the children will be collecting donations for the food bank. Children and adults are all invited to bring one small item such as a can of soup or pasta etc. to help our kids experience generosity and giving. The offering will be sent to the Food Bank later that week.

Thank you to Les & Barbara Froment for purchasing a new computer for the church office.

The Presbyterian Atlantic Conference held Sept 20, 21 at the United Church Center was a great success. The UCW would like to thank all those who donated sandwiches, squares, desserts, fruit and vegetable trays and monetary donations. Thank you to Carl Farris for cooking the beef and making gravy, to Cecil Miller and his team for set up, to David Watling for managing the sound system. As a result of all the wonderful team efforts, a profit of $2165.90 was realized.

FALL SUPPER – Reserve the date SATURDAY, OCT 26, 3:30 – 6:00 PM for St. James & St. John Annual Fall Roast Beef Supper, Adults $13, children under 12 $7. Take-outs available. 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.

Weekly Announcements
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 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary , Chatham Head on Sunday, Sept 29, 1:30-5:30 PM. Hot turkey meal for $13 adults, $6.50 children. All are welcome.

APPLE PIES FOR SALE from St. Stephen’s United Church, Red Bank. Sept 30 – Oct 24, $8/pie. Contact Marilyn Hare @ 622-7775/ Sheila Hill @ 836-2897/ Lois Estey @ 836-7413.

ROAST PORK TENDERLOIN SUPPER Wednesday, Oct 9, 5:30 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street. 100 Tickets will be pre-sold at $14.00 each. Reserve your tickets at the church office at 773-9932 or stop into the church office. Supper will include Roast Pork with all the trimmings and assorted cakes for dessert.