King Edward Parish Church at 9.30am
Banff Parish Church at 11am
Banff Church Hall Evening Service 6pm 


Morning Service   Rev David I W Locke

THEME: We, our society and world, face the same choices as people of old; life or death, blessings or curses. We can look for miraculous signs, moan  or run away, or we can respond to the true signs that are close by ; God’s compassion, forgiving acceptance, wisdom, word, challenging guidance; seen and won for us through the life, death resurrection of Jesus. And know He hears our cries and journeys with us amidst our troubles- but we need to keep choosing, as  our future depends on it.

Welcome and Introduction.

CH4  192  “All My Hope on God is Founded”

Reading   Jonah 1:1-6, 12, 17,  2:1 and 3:1-5,10

CH4  530  “One More Step Along the World we Go”

Reading    Deuteronomy 30:11-20 and 31:6

Prayer for Ourselves and One Another.

CH4  605  “Thanks to God Whose Word  Was Spoken”

(Tune: Regent Square CH4 110 Glory be to God the Father)

Reading   Matthew 12:38-45

Offering and CHOIR.

Prayers of Dedication and For Others

MP 179  “Go Tell it on the Mountain that Jesus is His Name”


Text:  I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live  and that you may love the Lordyour God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. [Deuteronomy 30 v 19-20] ‘A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. [Matthew 12 v 39-41]

CH4  198  “Let us Build a House Where Love Can Dwell”

Benediction and Amens.