For better or for worse, the Minister is back. And so is the prophet Jonah.
This Sunday we read chapter two. It is only one of four chapters, and it could be argued that it is somewhat peripheral to the main point of the whole, but this is the scene that that comes to mind when most of us think of Jonah.
I love this ceramic plaque hand made by Amir Rom, a graduate of the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. I am reminded that the scriptural account speaks of ‘a great fish’ not a whale. But more importantly, this artist wonderfully conveys what scripture describes as the experience of Jonah – less a prayer to be rescued from the depths of the ocean, much more a cry to be restored to relationship with the Lord from whom he had fled. It is a cry that many of us have found on our lips at one time or another.
If you are in the area this Sunday, please join us in the worship of God. Have a look at the Order of Service below. During the service a nursery for infants is offered. There is free parking in the surface city lot just behind the church off Queen Street, and on the surrounding neighbourhood streets (note that the time of day restrictions are not in effect on Sundays).
We look forward to welcoming you, in the name of Christ.