SUNDAY September 24 – 10:00AM
Jonah 3:10-4:11; Ps 145:1-8 ; Phil 1:21-30; Matt 20:1-16;
Preacher – Tania Lesack
A Reluctant Prophet
God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
“It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.” Jonah 4:4, 9b
This Sunday’s Old Testament reading is the final chapter of the story of Jonah, a most un-prophet-like prophet, who hearing God’s call to “Arise and go” arises and goes in the exact opposite direction than the one he knows God wants him to go. It takes a great storm, a great fish and three days in the heart of the sea to convince him to do otherwise. Jonah preaches God’s message to the people of Nineveh, but when they hear the message and repent, Jonah gets angry. What can we learn from a reluctant prophet who takes God to task for his mercy and loving kindness?
Rise up, continue to see where the Lord is calling you in these changing times and circumstances, let go of the past and seek a future and a peace in Christ.
Then stay a little while after to enjoy Epiphany hospitality in a fellowship that leads to a welcoming of change, in your life and others.
Become a disciple at one of our Community Events–
-Sundays, Principal Feasts, Holy Days
Worship is participatory with the congregation engaging in singing hymns, saying prayers, and taking communion. All are welcome, regardless of faith, creed, language, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age. We are family-friendly, and your children may either remain with you during services or you may take advantage of our Sunday School programme.
Dimanches, fêtes principals, les jours saints
Le culte est participatif avec la Congrégation s’engageant en chantant des hymnes, dire des prières et prendre la communion. Tous sont les bienvenus, quelle que soit la foi, croyance, langue, sexe, handicap, orientation sexuelle, l’âge. Nous sommes favorables à la famille et vos enfants peuvent soit rester avec vous pendant les services, ou vous pouvez profiter de notre programme Catéchese pour enfants