May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday

GOD BRINGS US TOGETHER
Prelude
Call to Worship (Romans 5:5)
The love of God has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Prayer of Approach (together)
Come Holy Spirit, come.
Come into all the places we worship this day.
Come into each heart, each prayer, each word,
each life which opens to you
so that we may live and love with purpose,
with courage, and with enthusiasm
serving the world as your people in Jesus’ name, Amen.

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH SCRIPTURE
First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b Tara Nicholson
Second Lesson: Acts 2:1-8, 12-21 Rev. Peter Smith
Gospel: John 20:19-23 Brenda Rose
Sermon “A New Pentecost”

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. 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.

Virtual Coffee Hour will be held again this Thursday, June 4th at 11 am
via Zoom. Please email Rev. Peter for more information or the link
(minister@stjamesuc.com)

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

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 .

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (June 6, 2020)
Genesis 1:1-2:4a • 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 • Matthew 28:16-20

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