Having Jonah Over for Lunch
Today’s guest speaker is Dr. Renny Domske.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CHORAL INTROIT “Let Us Build A House”
CALL TO WORSHIP: from Psalm 4
Leader: Answer me, when I call to You, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress.
People: How long, O men, will you turn My glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Leader: Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself. The Lord will hear when I call to Him.
People: In your anger do not sin; search your hearts each night and be silent
Leader: Be merciful to me and hear my prayer. Let the light of Your face shine upon us, O Lord.
People: I will lie down and sleep in peace, O righteous God, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in Safety.
INVOCATION Dr. Domske
HYMN: “Standing on the promise” #69
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (in unison)
O Lord God. Here we are again. We have promised to love You but we have loved ourselves. We have promised to consult You in all things but we have ignored You. We have promised to think of You when we interact with others, but we have only approached others with selfishness. Forgive us, most merciful God. Bless us as we come to You again. Fill us with the hope that only You can provide. Take our sins far away from us. We want to love You. In Jesus name we pray.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Time of silent prayer
Response – Gloria Patri
Passing of the peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be w you.
P: And also, with you.
CHOIR ANTHEM “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading Matthew 12: 38-41
Jonah 1: 1-17, 2: 10
The Sign of Jonah
L: The word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon “Having Jonah Over for Lunch”
HYMN: There Shall Be Showers of Blessings #580
*Apostles Creed (found in back cover of hymnal)
Presentation of tithes and offering
Offertory Robert Senay
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Joys and Concerns
Prayers of the People Dr. Domske
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” #159
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of Thee!
Heaven and earth are praising Thee!
O Lord Most High!
THE RESPONSE – “Alleluia”
CHOIR POSTLUDE “Every time I feel the Spirit”
Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “you give them something to eat.” Mark 6: 37. Please let Betty Fisher know if you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
Remember the congregational meeting was moved to June 19th. As many members as possible should plan to attend this meeting, which is to discuss North Buffalo’s governing system and to discuss moving from bicameral to unicameral.
BIRTHDAYS John O’Hara, Gary Gibson
ANNIVERSARIES Bill & Beverly Calhoun; Ron & Jean Westfall
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Prayers for our soldiers and those that have been deployed to help overseas and pray for the Ukraine people.
Prayers for the Pulpit Nominating Committee (PNC) as they search for the appropriate person to serve our church.
Added to our prayer list this week is Brandon Bell who has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome.
SYMPATHY To the Family of Jean Kuhn
To the Family of Vivian Kurtz
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June & Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Mary Ann Durila, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, The Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Vicky Byer, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Wendy Liggett, Betty Fisher, Ina and Dave Henderson, Evelyn Wood, Ed Caffrey and Brandon Bell.
We're so glad that you've joined us today!
When we were able to meet in person, we shared our joys and concerns together. Take some time to think about your last week. What brought you joy? What caused worry? If you would like to share, you can leave a comment on this post. When you are ready, use King David's Prayer of Praise below.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.