August 16 , 2020


Passing of the Peace: Though we are separated by distance our hearts are one in Christ. The peace of Christ be with you!

Call to Worship: (Psalm 96)

Pastor: Oh sing to the LORD a new song;sing to the LORD, all the earth!
People: Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Pastor: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
People: For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
Pastor: Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
People: Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
Pastor: Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
People: Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
ALL: let the field exult, and everything in it!

Songs of Praise

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (Walter Smith, 1867; tune trad. Welsh hymn melody)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth thee!

We Bow Down (Twila Paris, 198)
You are Lord of Creation and Lord of my life,
Lord of the land and the sea;
You were Lord of the heavens before there was time,
and Lord of all lords You will be!

Chorus: We bow down and we worship You, Lord,
We bow down and we worship You, Lord,
We bow down and we worship You, Lord,
Lord of all lords You will be!

You are King of Creation and King of my life,
King of the land and the sea;
You were King of the heavens before there was time,
And King of all kings You will be!
(Chorus X2)

God of Wonders (Marc Byrd & Steve Hindalong, 2000)
Lord of all Creation, of water, earth and sky,
The heavens are Your tabernacle; Glory to the Lord on high.

Chorus: God of wonders beyond our galaxy, you are holy, holy.
The Universe declares your majesty, you are holy, holy,
Lord of heaven and earth, Lord of heaven and earth.
Hallelujah to the Lord of heaven and earth(X3)

Early in the morning, I will celebrate the light,
And as I stumble in the darkness, I will call your name by night.


Respond in Praise:

How Marvelous (Charles Gabriel, 1905)
I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me, a sinner condemned unclean.

Chorus: How marvelous, how wonderful, and my song shall ever be—
How marvelous, how wonderful is my Savior’s love for me.

He took my sins and my sorrows, He made them his very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary, and suffered an died alone. (Chorus)

When with the ransomed in glory, his face I at last shall see;
‘Twill be my joy through the ages to sing of his love for me! (Chorus)

Scripture Reading: Jonah 1:7-17
        This is the Word of the Lord.

Sermon: “When Push Comes to Shove”

Hymn of Dedication:

He Will Hold Me Fast (Matt Merker, 2019)

When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast.

When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast.

I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path,

For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast.


Chorus:  He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast,

For my Savior loves me so; He will hold me fast.


Those He saves are his delight—Christ will hold me fast;

Precious in his holy sight—He will hold me fast.

He’ll not let my soul be lost—his promises shall last,

Bought by him at such a cost, He will hold me fast. (Chorus)


For my life he bled and died—Christ will hold me fast.

Justice has been satisfied—He will hold me fast.

Raised with him to endless life—He will hold me fast,

Till our faith is turned to sight, when He comes at last. (Chorus 2X)

Lord’s 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.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:
for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Amen

Hymn of Thanksgiving:

Be Still, My Soul (Katharina von Schlegel, 1752; tune Jean Sibelius, 1899)
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to your God to order and provide; in every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heav’nly Friend
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future as he has the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hast’ning on when we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.