Bulletin and Newsletter for 3/12/2017

Bulletin and Newsletter for 3/12/2017

Newsletter for Sunday 3/12/17

Bulletin for Sunday 3/12/17

 

In the second chapter of Jonah, we see the prophet crying out in his distress from the belly of the great fish (or, as he
describes it in verse two, “the belly of Sheol”). This morning, many of the hymns we sing will place us in a posture of
supplication much like Jonah’s. We cry, “how long, how long” must we wait for the Lord’s promised rest (Gently,
Gently Lay Your Rod—Psalm 6), and we call on upon Him in our affliction (O Thou In Whose Presence). We confess
that though our sins are great, God’s mercies far exceed them (From Depths Of Woe—Psalm 130), and we trust that
He is the “help of the helpless” (Abide With Me). Though coming from a place of desperation, Jonah’s prayer
concludes with the hopeful reminder that “Salvation belongs to the Lord” (Jonah 2:9). Likewise, we finish the service
on a joyful note, declaring “I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms.” —Henry C. Haffner
Key Words: Answered, Deep, Temple, Remembered, Idols, Thanksgiving
Keystone Verse: Salvation belongs to the Lord (Jonah 2:9).