Nineveh Repents and God Relents
Rev. Brian Hofman
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude: Miriam Hector “Wonderful Words of Life”
* Call to Worship
* Song of Worship
“I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
* God’s Greeting
* We Greet Each Other
Prayer of Confession
L: Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
P: We have not loved you with our whole being. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
L: We have not acted justly, loved mercy, or walked humbly with you, our God.
P: Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion, cleanse us from our sins.
L: Create in us a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Through Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
* Song of Praise “Jesus Loves Me”
Dedication of Education Leaders
Song of Preparation “Word of God Speak”
Prayer of Preparation
Scripture Reading Jonah 3:1-10
Message: Pastor Brian
“Nineveh Repents and God Relents”
Response of Faith Canons of Dort III/IV.15
God does not owe this grace to anyone. For what could God owe to those who have nothing to give that can be paid back? Indeed, what could God owe to those who have nothing of their own to give but sin and falsehood? Therefore those who receive this grace owe and give eternal thanks to God alone.
* Song of Response “Your Grace Is Enough”
Baptism Decker Wurth
Apostles' Creed: in unison
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
* Closing Song “In Christ Alone”