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 8, 2019

WORSHIP LEADERS
Worship Leader:
Rev. Alice Szemők
Music Ministry: Pam Watters
Greeter: Kay and Linda Brown
Counters: Darryl & Melanie Shaddick
Technical support: Earle Howe and David Watling

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK:
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

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

CALL TO WORSHIP
By grace we have been saved through faith.
And this is not our own doing; it is the gift of God.
For we are God’s handiwork,
redeemed in Christ Jesus for good works,
works God has prepared for us, that we should walk in them.
Praise the Lord!
The Lord’s name be praised.

* INTROIT “We Are the Church”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN #376 “Spirit of the Living God”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE John 8:31-47

SERMON ‘Scared of Truth’ / Part Two

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace

DEDICATION
We walk by faith, we live by faith, we give by faith. God of great gifts, you have given us so much, accept these gifts from our hands, our faithful response to your abundant grace. 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

* CLOSING HYMN #512” Lord, You Give the Great Commission”

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

Donations have been made to the St. James & St, John United in memory of Dorothy McLean from the following:
Bud & Doris MacLean Joyce Potter
Don & Leola Johnston Gordon & Nancy Russell

Donations have been made to the St. James & St. John United in memory of Jean Stothart from the following:
Nancy & Gary Roy Highland Society of NB Miramichi
Mona Coull and Family Janet Stothart

Weekly Announcements
SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION will take place next Sunday, Sept 15, at the church center from 10:00 – 10:45 am. We welcome all children ages 3 and up. Following registration, we invite the children and their families to join us for the 11:00 am worship service at the church. Hope to see you there 🙂

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF On Sunday, Sept 22 we will be hosting a Sunday School Kick-off at the church center from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. All children welcome to join us for some fun and festivities to celebrate a new year at Sunday School.
MISSION TRIP This is an expression of interest 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 from 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, 2019.

Community Announcements
125TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE Grace Presbyterian Church in Millerton Sunday, Sept. 15th at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow in the recently renovated basement. All are invited and most welcome to celebrate this special milestone.

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 and return again to listen to more music if you wish. Hope to see you there. Thanking you in advance for your support.