WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 148
L: Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
P: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
L: Praise God, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.
P: He has raised up a horn for his people,
L: For the People of Israel who are close to him.
All: Praise the Lord!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 35 Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgression and my sin is ever before me. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit… —Psalm 51
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Hear the good news: God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned. (John 3;17,18a) In Jesus Christ, therefore, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
READING FROM SCRIPTURE: Jonah 1
SERMON “Running” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 475 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 187 Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us