THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#1 In My Heart There Rings a Melody (#614)
#2 In the Sweet By and By (#605)
#3 Sunset is Coming but the Sunrise We’ll See (on insert)
#4 O, How I Love Jesus (#560)
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Psalm 105:16-19 (page 438)
Mark 8:27-38 (page 33)
Acts 21:1-14 (page 110)
THE SERMON: “What’s the Lord Saying?”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[Jeremiah 14:7, 8, 20-22]
C: Although our iniquities testify against us, O Lord, act for Your name’s sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, we have sinned against You. O Hope of Israel, our Savior in time of distress, why are You like a stranger in the land, or like a traveler who has pitched his tent for the night? . . . We know our wickedness, O Lord, the iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against You. Do not despise us, for Your own name’s sake; do not disgrace the throne of Your glory; remember, and do not annul Your covenant with us . . . We hope in You. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #104 Amazing Grace
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: Grace, Glory, & Micah Griffith
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #6 How Great Thou Art
* THE COMMISSION and the BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS who are worshipping with us. We pray you will have a meaningful time of worship and invite you to worship with us again.
FOR PERSONAL PRAYER AND MINISTRY, please come to the chancel steps following the service. Prayer helpers from the congregation will pray with you. Prayer request cards are located in the pew rack for those who wish to submit them.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Shirley Clemens and family at the death of her husband Ralph, last Saturday, and to Pat Jones and family at the death of her husband Richard on Monday. May God be with these families at this time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Marge VanOmmeren in loving memory of Will.
GREETERS TODAY: Gerald and Sherry Moyer
Ken and Nicole Peck
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Sandy Cressman
August 28th Esther Davis
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Rich and Juliana Kapusta.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Justin Lockman, Jeff Kirkpatrick and Mario Guerreiro.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Peter and Bambi Martindell
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Kevin and Karli Weiss
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – Farrah McClaskey, Jill Hager, Mitchell VanDerbeek
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Naomi DiLenge, Lorraine Reich 28th; Bob Cope, James VanDerbeek 29th; Betty Hughes, Deb Hughes, Lula Kershner, Don Nase 30th; Felicity Edmonds, Sonja Gregory 31st.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Paul and Lois Wile 26th; Ben and Evangeline Smith 27th; Delton and Laurie Plank 29th; Stan and LaRue Friday 30th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is What’s the Lord Saying? We’ve all had experiences where we found it difficult to discern exactly what it is that the Lord is saying. It’s clear enough what He’s said, but what does it mean and how should we apply it? That is the precise case with the Apostle Paul as he journeys toward Jerusalem. All along the way folk tell him if he goes to Jerusalem bad things are going to happen to him. What they tell him is from the Holy Spirit, not just from their imagination. Yet Paul persists in making his way to Jerusalem. Was he resisting God? Did he reject the counsel of the Holy Spirit? We’ll see.
ISSUES & ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today à Elders present position paper on divorce and remarriage
Aug. 28th à Stan Ott on a relevant and stimulating topic of his choosing
Sept. 4th à Dave Reich teaching/discussing Why We Wear Jeans
PHILLIES HAVE HOPE that lots of folk will participate in the Chariots for Hope phunraiser. Tickets for the Phillies game on Friday evening, Sept. 16th are available from Chariots for Hope. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased by visiting www.chariotsforhope.org or calling 267-815-1067. Proceeds will provide hope and opportunity for orphans in Kenya.
HEARING UNITS may be picked up at the Welcome Desk in the narthex. Please return them to that location following the service of worship.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets this afternoon at 3:00 at the home of Bill and Wynne Parfitt. Main course is provided, but bring along a side dish (coleslaw, salads, etc.) or a dessert dish. Reminder that girls and guys should wear appropriate swimsuits.
STARTING THIS FALL!! On Wednesday, October 12th from 6-7:30 p.m., a new club called iBlast for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade will begin. iBlast is a fun and faithfilled time where mentors guide kids in activities, crafts, recreation and the discovery of truth! You can register online at the website or fill out a form available from the church office. Stay tuned for more info and club themes.
VBS FEEDBACK – Please give us your thoughts on the 2016 VBS program. Even if you were not able to participate, we still want to hear from you! Feedback forms are available on the Welcome Desk or you can submit your thoughts using the web form available on the church’s home page. Anonymous submissions are welcome! Paper forms can be put in Laura Heebner’s mailbox.
WORSHIP IN THE PARK takes place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11th. The park is the Souderton Borough Park and that Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 9-11 attack. Sponsored by BMCE and the Warren Royer American Legion Post 234, the service will feature music, prayers, a timely message, and special acknowledgement of First Responders. Health, hygienic, and comfort items will be collected and shipped to troops serving overseas. Bring a lawn chair and join in this community service of Remembrance and Worship.
STAY COOL – HELP FREEZE CORN! – We will be freezing corn this Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the old church building. Many hands make light work. Contact the church office if you can help.
THE ANNUAL MORNINGSTAR MINISTRIES BANQUET takes place at Family Worship Center in Lansdale on Saturday, September 10th, at 6 p.m. Don and Dianne Nase are Table Captains and would be happy to share with you about this important local ministry and make sure you have a seat so you can attend.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY will be offered at Leidy’s Church this fall. This is the financial stewardship/training seminar sponsored by the Dave Ramsey organization. It will take place for about two hours on Thursday evenings and will have a child-care option. Cost per family is $100. Starting date is September 22nd. To register for the course please call the church office at 215-723-8707.
CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION session for incoming Confirmation students and parents will take place on Tuesday evening, August 30th. It will be held in the sanctuary beginning at 7 pm.
A PATTERN OF PRAYER is being established. During the recent prayer vigil many commented on the desirability of more regular times for intercession. Consequently, the first Saturday of each month – beginning Sept. 3rd – intentional intercession will take place from 8 am until noon in a designated prayer room. Individuals may come to pray for as long or as short a time as one’s schedule permits. For more information or to offer feedback, please see Patricia Martindell.
YOU MAY BRING YOUR RUMMAGE to the main entrance of the church and someone in the office will assist you in getting it to where it needs to go. Any questions, please contact the church office or Mary Beth Musselman.
NEED SOME ANSWERS to where you might find something or how to get from one place to another in this new building? Then make your way to the Welcome Desk in the narthex. Someone will be there with a smiling face and plenty of on-hand information to help you.
HELP!! RALLY DAY IS JUST THREE WEEKS AWAY and we are still in need of teachers and assistants. Needed for the Toddlers: Teacher – Sept.-Jan.; Assistant – Sept-June; Pre-School: Teacher & Assistant – Sept.-June; Third/Fourth Grade: Teacher & Assistant – Sept.-June; Fifth/Sixth Grade: Assistant – January-June. We are also in need of a few hands during the Sunday School hour for the 18 months olds (no teaching required.) Also needed is a head cook, and helpers for Rally Day. If you can help in any of these areas please contact Sherise at 215-915-0796 or email her at email@example.com.
REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUTH – A special evening to introduce and inform those who are interested in the Youth Ministry of Leidy’s Church will be held this Thursday evening at 7:30 in the Youth Room (ground level). Light refreshments will be provided by the Youth Ministry.
NEEDED: Volunteers for childcare during worship. Though we have one service, we still need plenty of volunteers since the children are all together. Contact Justine Smith if you have questions. All background clearances need to be in place, and the church office can help with them if needed.
INVITATIONS AND ADVERTISING POSTERS for the church dedication service and open house are now available at the welcome desk. We would encourage everyone to hand out invitations to their neighbors, family & friends and, if you have a business or know of a business that would be willing to display a poster, get those out into the community as well. If you would like to distribute the invitations electronically, email a request for the file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWSLETTER articles for the September Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
3:00 p.m. – Youth Pool Party@Parfitts
9:00 a.m. – Home School Orientation
6:45 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. – FCA – C.R.
11:00 a.m. – Grace Community
7:00 p.m. – Tech Mtg. – C.R.
7:00 p.m. – CC Parent Orientation
7:00 p.m. – Hospitality Mtg.
6:30 p.m. – A/V Mtg.
7:30 p.m. – Reaching the Next Generation Mtg.
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study
7:30 p.m. – ALL C.R./Kitchen
9:00 a.m. – Freeze Corn
8:45 a.m. – Sunday School
10:00 a.m. – Worship Service
September 11 Rally Day
September 18 Dedication – Open House
October 12 & 13 Rummage Sale
October 21 Judgement House begins