Bulletin for April 19, 2020

April 19, 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter

Bulletin as pdf download

GOD BRINGS US TOGETHER
Prelude
Call to Worship (from 1 Peter 23-24)
You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For
“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls,
but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

Prayer of Approach (together)
God of each new day, we gather as your people
in our separate place but still the church of Jesus Christ
that you call us to be.
Open our hearts to hear your message for us.
Open our minds to the possibilities which you lay before us.
Open our lives so we may know the power and presence
of our risen Lord among us, Amen.

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH SCRIPTURE
First Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Second Lesson:1 Peter 1:3-9
Gospel: John 20:19-31
Sermon “The Experience Behind Closed Doors”

GOD CALLS US TO RESPOND
Meditative Music
Prayers of the People
Commissioning and Benediction
Postlude

A warm welcome to everyone who is joining us for worship. May this be a time for you to draw closer to God. During the time we cannot meet in person weekly worship services will be posted online. The links will be posted Saturday night on our website- http://www.stjamesuc.com. A children’s story and activity links are also posted each week on the website.

Thanks to Hee-Jung Choi (our organist) and Kenji Omae (video and editing) for sharing their gifts to make this service of worship possible. Thanks to Chad Brazier for taping the children’s story. We maintained physical (social) distance while producing this material. Please do the same and care for others.

Rev. Peter can be reached via email minister@stjamesuc.com or at his study 902-863-2859. For emergencies please call him at 902-863-0452.
The church office is closed. If you need to reach the office please email Patsy at office@stjamesuc.com or leave a message at 902-863-2001

Offering can be made through the Canada Helps button on our website or by mailing cheques to:
St. James United Church,
P. O. Box 1178, 197 Main Street,
Antigonish NS B2G 2L6

Your Social Justice Committee reminds you that Earth Day is coming up fast on 22 April! The theme for this 50th anniversary is “climate
action”. It’s a little difficult to celebrate this together this year,
but there are still things we can do. Taking a walk in the outdoors to
enjoy nature is a good option – provided you can do it safely while
social distancing. Create an individual “act of green”. Start using a
recyclable water bottle. Plant something! Try to reduce energy
consumption or make a commitment to one action that will do that over
the next year. Educate yourself on environmental issues. Do a clean up
of your own area of road, ditch or highway. Take the 22 day “Earth Day
Challenge”. Find out about it at:
https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-challenge/. Be creative – you
probably have time on your hands anyway :-).

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (April 26, 2020)
Acts 2:14a, 36-41 • 1 Peter 1:17-23 • Luke 24:13-35

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