June 14, 2020

The service video can be found at https://youtu.be/38hz1K88ziA

June 14, 2020 – Second Sunday After Pentecost

Prelude Spirit of Gentleness Martha Palmer
Call to Worship (Isaiah 42:1b-2)
God says “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.”

Prayer of Approach (together)
God of this and every day,
open our hearts that as we gather for worship
we might hear your word, know your love, experience your grace,
and see not merely what is but what you can bring about.
For we come as your people separated by circumstance
but united by the grace of Christ, Amen.

First Lesson: Romans 5:1-8 Michèle Ashby
Second Lesson: Genesis 18:1-14 Tim Hinds
Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8
Sermon “Hope Does Not Disappoint”

Meditative Music Will Your Anchor Hold
Prayers of the People
Commissioning and Benediction
Postlude Peace Like a River

A warm welcome to everyone who is joining us for worship. May this
be a time for you to draw closer to God. Weekly worship services are
posted Saturday night on our website- http://www.stjamesuc.com. A
children’s story and activity links are also posted each week.

The Church Council will meet this Tuesday June 16 at 7 pm via
Zoom. If you are on Council and have not already received the link
please be in touch with Rev. Peter.

Virtual Coffee Hour will be held again this Thursday, June 18th at 11
am via Zoom. Please email Rev. Peter for more information or the link

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 as well to Chad Brazier for taping the children’s story.

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

Are you graduating or have a graduate in your family? We would
love to recognize them in an upcoming worship service. Please forward
the names to Patsy at office@stjamesuc.com

How can you help support the life and work at St. James? You can
send a donation to St. James United Church, P. O. Box 1178, 197 Main
Street, Antigonish NS B2G 2L6, or you can drop it off in the new
secure mail slot in the office door.

You can also click on the “Donate” button on the website to take you to
our Canada Helps page, or you can give monthly via PAR. For more
information send an email to office@stjamesuc.com .

Are you interested in reading scripture in a Sunday service? Please
be in touch with Rev. Peter (minister@stjamesuc.com) for information.

Connections is thinking about its St. James United family and wants to
hear from you. How is everyone? What have you been doing for the
past three months? How are your family and friends managing? What
have you been thinking about now that life has slowed to a crawl for
many (although not all) of us? And for those of you working in essential
services, how can we, the housebound, continue to support you?
Send your thoughts to Connections care of brendaannerose@gmail.com
before Friday June 19th Whether your submission is long or short, your
words are important, especially now, in this time of social isolation.

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (June 21, 2020)
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 • Romans 6:1b-11 • Matthew 10:24-39

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