September 27, 2020


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

Call to worship: Psalm 34:1-5
Pastor: I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
People: My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
Pastor: O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
People: I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
ALL: They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

Songs of Praise

Holy, Holy, Holy (Reginald Heber, 1800; tune John Dykes, 1861)
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Through the darkness hide thee,
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Children of the Living God (Fernando Ortega, 1996)
Children of the Living God, come and sing, sing out loud!
Children of the Living God, sing to the Living God!
Sing of the wonders He has made—bird in flight, falling rain.
Sing of the wonders He has made, sing to the Living God!

Chorus: How He loves us with great love, He who sits enthroned above.
For our lives He spilled His blood, sent His Spirit like a flood…
Children of the Living God, sing to the Living God!

Sing of His gentle healing hands, how they found the lowliest man.
Sing of His gentle healing hands, sing to the Living God!
Sing of the mercy that He gives, though we sin, He forgives.
Sing of the mercy that He gives, sing to the Living God! (Chorus)

Sing for the morning when He comes in the clouds, Glorious Son!
Sing for the morning when He comes, Sing to the Living God! (Chorus)

What If? (Renee Allsbrook)
What if I lived this day as if You were strongest?
What if I gave away as if You had more?
What if I ate Your words as if they’d fill my hungry soul?
What if I heard Your footsteps nearing as I knocked on this door?

Chorus: Breathe in me reality, from heaven’s higher view.
Speak Your truth and stir in me an echo back to You.

What if I slowed my pace, and found You were speaking,
whispering, “Courage, child,” and “Come walk with Me.”?
What if my heart believed that ev’ry wrong would be made right?
What if I found Your yoke was easy, and Your burden truly light? (Chorus)

What if my pain and tears were part of a mystery,
calling my heart to draw closer to You?
What if from brokenness You composed songs of joy and praise,
lifting my temporary focus to an everlasting gaze? (Chorus)


Respond in Praise:

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts, 1707; tune Gregorian chant)
When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ my God:
All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down:
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.


Scripture Reading: Jonah 4:1-5

This is the Word of the Lord!   Thanks be to God!

Sermon: “Jesus – The Greater Jonah”


Hymn of Dedication:

Wonderful, Merciful Savior (Eric Wyse & Dawn Rodgers, 1989)
Wonderful, merciful Savior, precious Redeemer and Friend,
Who would have thought that a Lamb could rescue the souls of men?
Oh, you rescue the souls of men.

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper, Spirit we long to embrace,
You offer hope when our hearts have hopelessly lost our way,
Oh, we’ve hopelessly lost the way.

Chorus: You are the One that we praise,
You are the One we adore,
You give the healing and grace our hearts always hunger for,
Oh, our hearts always hunger for.

Almighty, Infinite Father, faithfully loving your own,
Here in our weakness you find us, falling before your Throne,
Oh, we’re falling before your Throne. (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:

The Power of the Cross (Stuart Townend & Keith Getty, 2005)

Oh, to see the dawn of the darkest day,

Christ on the road to Calvary.

Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then

nailed to a cross of wood.


Chorus: This the pow’r of the cross: Christ became sin for us,

took the blame, bore the wrath—We stand forgiven at the cross.


Oh, to see the pain written on Your face,

bearing the awesome weight of sin.

Ev’ry bitter thought, ev’ry evil deed

crowning Your blood-stained brow. (Chorus)


Now the daylight flees; now the ground beneath

quakes as its Maker bows His head.

Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life—

“Finished!” the victory cry. (Chorus)


Oh, to see my name written in the wounds,

for through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live,
won through Your selfless love!  (Chorus)

Chorus: This the pow’r of the cross, Son of God, slain for us.

What a love, what a cost!  We stand forgiven at the cross.




Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, especially if you are visiting with us. We invite you to stop by our Welcome Center where you can receive more information about our church.

Communion Sunday: We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on October 4th.

Childcare will resume with Mandy on October 11th.

Tithes and Gifts: An offering plate is not passed during the service. Plates for your tithes and offerings are located at the back of the sanctuary. If you are joining us via Zoom, your tithes and gifts can be mailed to P.O. Box 65, Clyde. We thank you for your prayerful financial support for our church.

Prayer Requests:

Barb & Bob’s niece Sarah hospitalized;

Recovering from surgery: Lynn (Bill & Glenda) & Carole Torpy;

Wally Cook – tests;

Bill & Glenda – ongoing health concerns;

Robbie Hargrove – shut-in;

Glenn & Laura Glad;

Thom Morgan’s mother;

Caroline (Bev’s Mom);

Terry Sloan – 2 possible cancerous situations;

Sarah’s brother in law Dan – cancer.
That justice and mercy would flow down for the oppressed and downtrodden and that the gospel would transform us, our nation and the world.
Continue to pray for all our fellow Christians under persecution or in chains for the gospel.