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1 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER --- APRIL 10, :30am. St. James Church Family in Worship Worship Theme: Learning About Discipleship SEEKING GOD S PEACE - WE JOURNEY TOGETHER Prelude Music: GOOD MORNING! Words of welcome, greetings, and direction. A warm welcome is extended to all. Especially those who are worshipping at St. James for the first time or who have returned after an absence. Your presence both enriches us and this time of celebration together. There are hearing assist devices in the Narthex. Please ask an usher if you need assistance. Persons wishing to remain seated for the service are welcome to be comfortable. The life and work of the St. James Church Family Call to Worship: Leader: Our God is a God of abundance, source of grace without limit. All: Blessings abound for each of us, blessings abound for all of us. Leader: Without limit, God pours out love upon us. Without limit, we respond as we share. All: Our God is a wonderful God, whose mercies endure forever! Hymn of Praise: VU #342 You Servants of God Prayer of Approach: (unison) We gather as followers of Jesus, who embodied love and

2 showed us how to be the very presence of God. May our faith deepen beyond the pattern of daily routine to become the living story that we tell with every breath of our lives. This prayer we offer in the name of Jesus, who taught his followers to pray together saying: Our Father who art in heaven SEEKING GOD S TRUTH - WE LISTEN Psalter : VU# 757 Psalm 30 God turned my mourning into dancing Children s Hymn: VU# 703 In the Bulb There Is a Flower Children s Focus: Storyteller : Rev. Barrie Children may proceed to Sunday School with Kim, following the story. Scripture Lessons: John 21:1-19 Acts 9:1-6 Lay Reader: Do you love me? Paul meets the Risen Christ Musical Selection: Message: RESTORED - - By Touch and Word! Reverend Barrie Bain Preaching Hymn VU# 603 In Loving Partnership We Come COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS - WE RESPOND Presentation and Dedication of the Offering

3 Offertory Music: Offertory Response: VU# 540 Grant Us, God, the Grace Offertory Prayer (unison) Generous God, we offer You today all that we are and all that we have. We offer You the labour of our hands, the vision of our minds, the love of our hearts, and hope for a better world. Bless these gifts, and bless us as we follow Your way of life. In Jesus, name we pray. Amen. Prayers of the People Hymn VU# 563 Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore Benediction Postlude Music: THANK YOU to the April house for providing greeters, ushers, reader and refreshments. PRAYER CYCLE As a church, we are called to pray for each other and for our mission in the world. The Prayer Cycle invites prayer each week for particular pastoral charges and their work. Today we pray for Bruce Presbytery, Ripley-Bervie. We pray for our community churches and churches around the world. MISSION & SERVICE STORIES

4 A Message of Hope---Bridges of Hope in St. John's Nfld. is committed to reducing the effects of poverty in individuals and families. The Community Kitchen program is open all year. Individuals and Public Health organizations sign up for 4 to 6 week sessions. With volunteers and organizations working together, Food Pantry served 8200 persons last year, 1800 were children. The Bag to School for School Projects continues to be in big demand. These bags provide curriculum-based supplies for 900 children, Kindergarten to 12 filled with needed materials. Passion for Projects provides for heritage and science fairs for students. We are thankful that M&S sponsors dozens of such ministries across Canada -- Bridges to Hope! ANNOUNCEMENTS CHOIR REHEARSAL Thursday 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. BIBLE STUDY - meets on Thursday at 2 pm in the Muriel Bridge Room. PROPERTY COMMITTE will meet on Monday, April 11 in the Muriel Bridge Room AMICITIA UNIT will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm in the Muriel Bridge Room. STEWARDSHIP MEETING will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30 pm in Rev. Barrie s office. FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00 pm in the Muriel Bridge Room COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, April 26 at 5 pm in the Muriel Bridge

5 Room INDWELL cordially invites you to Indwell s first Hope and Homes Dinner on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Trinity Anglican Church, 80 Colborne St. S., Simcoe ON. Reception at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm, Cost is $30.00 per person. RSVP by April 15 to ST JAMES UNITED CHURCH 150 Colborne St. S., Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H6 Phone: (519) Website: / Copyright license # CCLI STAFF: Minister: Rev. Barrie Bain, BA, M.Div. Volunteer Associate Minister: Rev. Michael Beacom, BA, BD Organist: Diane Bridge-Dowling (519) Janitor: John McNall (519) Office Administrator/Treasurer: Ann McNall

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