Saint James United Church DATES TO REMEMBER September 2, 2012 Sept. 2 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship 120 Chapel St. Woodstock, N.B. E7M1H1 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Phone: 328-6114 Fax: 324-9349 Evenings: 328-3198 11:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea and Fellowship Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: saintjamesunited.ca Sept. 5 7:00 p.m. Senior Choir Minister: Rev. Debra Baker Minister’s Office: 328-3191 Organist: Amy Anderson C.D. Coordinator: Joan Hall Sept. 6 2:00 p.m. Unit 5 Admin. Assist: Mary Wheelan Sept. 7 Coffee and Discussion Ushers: Jolene Caverhill, Mary Dimock, Ron Murray Reader: Kaye Shearer Sept. 9 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship . Sunday School & Registration Welcome all visitors and their families who may be 11:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea and Fellowship worshipping with us this morning. We pray that you will feel at home here at Saint James and that you will feel the presence of God’s Holy Spirit as we worship. After the service please introduce yourself to Rev. Debra, sign our guest book at the back of the sanctuary and join us MISSION STATEMENT for coffee, tea and fellowship in the board room. st The congregation of Saint James United Church 1 Sunday in Creation What is Creation Saying to Us? strives to be a welcoming, caring, committed family of people from all ages and walks of life who come together WE GATHER in fellowship with each other and our Creator God. We endeavour to respect each other’s differences Thought: While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and and abilities, to follow the way of Jesus, and to be open to everything else are also God’s creation. Maya Angelou the work of the Holy Spirit in us and through us, for the ultimate enrichment of our faith, our community and our Introit #291 – All Things Bright and Beautiful (vs.1) world. Congregational Prayer List Call to Worship (excerpts of Psalm 148) Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, If you, a friend or family member would like fire and hail, snow and frost, to be remembered in prayer, stormy wind fulfilling his command! please let us know at the church office. Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! MEMORIALS Kings of the earth and all peoples, A donation has been made to the General Fund in loving princes and all rulers of the earth! memory of sister, Phyllis Partington and brother Lorne Young men and women alike, old and young together! Steeves by Geneva McCordick. Let them praise the name of the Lord! A donation has been made to the Youth Camp in loving memory of brother, James Briggs from Marg and Doug Arnold. Opening prayer O Spirit, you hear our sighs and groans, the sadness that weighs us down when our lives are heavy and the world is in pain. A donation has been made to the Youth Camp in loving Inspire us by the delights of your creation. Lift our hearts like memory of Reg Lindsey by Roy and Thelma MacNally. the wind in the trees, the birds that soar, and the ascending hills. Amen. A donation has been made to the General Fund in loving Opening Hymn #409 – Morning Has Broken memory of Reg Lindsey and Dot McBride by Nancy Kinney Prayer of confession O Author of the Universe: A donation has been made to the Kirk Cemetery Fund in how often in the midst of our busyness, loving memory of Betty Leeming by Florence Kidney and our getting and spending, family. our planning and delivering, we find ourselves tired and listless. We have lost a sense of joy in your presence and gratitude for the simple beauty of Earth. Remove the dullness of our minds, and awaken us again to delight in you throughout creation. Amen. (Pause for a period of silent prayer.) Words of forgiveness Offering Prayer Behold: there is a new heaven, a new earth Knowing the abundance of our lives we bring gifts of and a new city, where the river of life flows, thankfulness, asking that they be blessed even as you, O God where the tree of life bears fruit in every season. blessed the hillsides of Galilee with your presence making holy This heaven, this city, this river, this tree are a vision the ordinary things of life. Amen. of your life reborn, restored, and renewed. Thanks be to God! Amen. Written by Pat Milliken. Worship for All Seasons II, Year B, page 274. Used with permission. WE LISTEN FOR THE WORD OF GOD Prayers of the people & the Lord’s Prayer Anthem Closing Hymn #713 – I See a New Heaven Blessing & Sending Forth Scripture Isaiah 55:12-56:2 Psalm 148, VU#871 Revelation 22:1-5 Choral Benediction #884 – You Shall Go Out with Joy Message Delight in Me! Hymn #307 – Touch the Earth Lightly AUDIO TAPES OF THE SERVICES Just a reminder Minute for Mission that the Sunday Services are taped and if you know of anyone who might like to have a copy, please let Mary Stewardship second: know in the office and we will copy as needed. Our lives should be lived in such a way as to be a testimony to the fact that God is first in the life of the believer. DEDICATION OF BULLETINS If you would like Announcements to donate a particular Sunday’s bulletins in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event, please Presentation of the Offering contact Mary at the church office – 328-6114. The cost is approximately $ 25.00 per week. Offertory You may also purchase More Voices Hymn Books What can I do? What can I bring? for the sanctuary as a memorial in loving memory of a What can I say? What can I sing? I’ll sing with joy. I’ll say a prayer. loved one. The cost is $18.00 per book. I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share. FAMILY FUN DAY SPONSORED BY ST. GERTRUDE’S ANNOUNCEMENTS CHURCH Sunday , Sept. 9, 2012 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. At O’Toole Gallery, Grafton. SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION Games and activities for all ages - tots to adult. Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:30 a.m. Mini Golf, Mr. Balloon Man, Wagon Rides, Soccer, Hockey, Bean Bag Toss, Conk the Crow, Tug of War, Penguin Fish Fling, Face Painting, Bounce Zone, Service 10:30 a.m. Crafts. Outside Fun 10:45 Plus Hot dogs, Sausage, Corn, Pop, Water (Canteen) Admittance $5.00 each, $25.00 per Family (Under 2 years, Registration & Family Scavenger Hunt 11:30 a.m. Free) Hope to see you There! FROM BOARD OF STEWARDS GOSPEL CONCERT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 7:00 P.M. FEATURING: “PARTONS” General Fund EVERYONE WELCOME! Actual Budget Surplus A FREEWILL OFFERING WILL BE COLLECTED. Donations (Deficit) PROCEEDS TO SANCTUARY HOUSE July/August $ 16,190 $ 22,500 $ (6310) SEPTEMBER IS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS MONTH! Year $ 78,466 $ 90,000 $ (11,534) Let’s Get Involved!! Unlocking a child’s true potential creates a future where PAR PROGRAM anything is possible…start something! Being a Big Brother, We currently have 53 families on the Par Program. This is Big Sister, Big couple or an in School Mentor volunteer is a great way to contribute to your church’s monthly activities and about being a friend and someone to look up to. It’s about maintenance costs. For further information, please contact Mary hanging out, talking and sharing with many similes along the at the church office. way. It’s about making one child feel very special. And you’ll feel pretty great too. Every child needs a mentor to share SEE BULLETIN BOARD with, talk to or confide in. Whether it’s playing sports, learning a new craft or just goofing around, you’ll make a big difference in each other’s life. You’ll both be forever changed Summer Classes---River Valley Wellness Centre by the experience. Start something: Vini-Yoga Classes Men’s Retreat Sept. 21-23 Call Big Brothers Big Sister of Carleton York today @ 328-2094 or email@example.com Parton’s Concert Sept. 21 Congregational Prayer List DATES TO REMEMBER Sept. 2 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship If you, a friend or family member would like 10:30 a.m. Sunday School to be remembered in prayer, 11:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea and Fellowship please let us know at the church office. Sept. 5 7:00 p.m. Senior Choir Sept. 6 2:00 p.m. Unit 5 MEMORIALS Sept. 7 Coffee and Discussion A donation has been made to the General Fund in loving memory of sister, Phyllis Partington and brother Lorne Sept. 9 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Steeves by Geneva McCordick. . Sunday School & Registration 11:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea and Fellowship A donation has been made to the Youth Camp in loving memory of brother, James Briggs from Marg and Doug Arnold. A donation has been made to the Youth Camp in loving MISSION STATEMENT memory of Reg Lindsey by Roy and Thelma MacNally. A donation has been made to the General Fund in loving The congregation of Saint James United Church memory of Reg Lindsey and Dot McBride by Nancy Kinney strives to be a welcoming, caring, committed family of people from all ages and walks of life who come together A donation has been made to the Kirk Cemetery Fund in loving memory of Betty Leeming by Florence Kidney and in fellowship with each other and our Creator God. family. We endeavour to respect each other’s differences and abilities, to follow the way of Jesus, and to be open to the work of the Holy Spirit in us and through us, for the ultimate enrichment of our faith, our community and our world.
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