January 21, 2018 10:30 am
*STAND IF ABLE
PRELUDE “ O Master Let Me Walk With You” Martin
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
*GREETING ONE ANOTHER
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Pastor: I will greatly rejoice in the Lord.
All: My whole being shall exult in my God.
Pastor: God has clothed us with the garments of salvation and covered us with the robe of righteousness.
All: God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.
*HYMN #324 “Open My Eyes That I May See”
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that many times we forget your blessings toward us. We take for granted the limitless depth of your love and forgiveness. In our misguided efforts to maintain control, we have clung to hurt, anger and disappointment, rather than letting go in faith and trust, releasing ourselves to the healing and cleansing power of your Spirit. Forgive us, we pray, and guide us. In Christ’s name, Amen.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*RESPONSE #579 “Gloria Patri”
CHILDREN’S TIME Donna Flint
SPECIAL MUSIC: Dick and Judy Smith “I’ll Walk With God” (Brodsky/Webster)
SCRIPTURE READINGS Donna Wilson
Psalm 62:5-12 (p. 462; LP, p. 197) Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (p. 754)
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
MESSAGE “Running” Rev. Nina L. Westfall
*HYMN (insert) “It is Well with My Soul”
WORSHIPING GOD WITH OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS
Offertory “The Love of God” Lehman/Root *Doxology #592 *Prayer of Dedication
OUR TIME OF PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Lord, for this joy, we give you thanks. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
*HYMN #525 “Here I Am, Lord”
NEED A RIDE TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY? If you need a ride please contact a Deacon or speak to Ella Lane.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE (January 21-26)
TODAY @ 11:30 AM – Youth Event: Incredible Picture Day
Pizza served. Bring picture device (camera, phone, etc.)
MONDAY @ 7:00 PM - Boy Scouts
TUESDAY @ 9:30 AM – Coffee Group (Mission Coffee House)
WEDNESDAY @ 7:00 PM – Choir Practice
THURSDAY @ 9:30 AM – Women’s Bible Study
FRIDAY @ 11:30 – Lunch Bunch
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Immediately following our regular Sunday worship service on January 28, the annual congregational meeting will be held.
60’S PLUS DINING Our church is responsible for delivering meals from February 12-23. If you are available to sign-up, there is sheet on the bulletin board. All help is greatly appreciated!
BIRTHDAYS Brock Peterson, Art VanderWaal, Beth Rindels
PRAYER CONCERNS Those with health concerns: Jan Jones, Paul & Shirley Rudolph, Barbie Bowman, Jack & Alice Edge, Beth Rindels, Rozella Potthast, Thomas Reynolds, Bev Erdahl, Gary Larson, Andrew L’Amour, Eliana Szabo.
Our homebound (or partially homebound) members: Betty Berg, Nona Marshall, Adele Sudlow, Helen Peterson, Don Hildebrandt.
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 62:5 “For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him”.
Please pray with me,
Gracious God, give us humble, teachable, and obedient hearts, that we may receive what you
have revealed, and do what you have commanded. Amen.
5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9 Those of low estate are but a breath,
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up
they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
and set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
according to their work.
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Conversion of Nineveh
3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.
10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.