THE BELL CHOIR will begin practicing on Wednesday, September 9th at 7 p.m. Occasionally, our Senior Bell Choir is in need of substitute bell ringers. If you would like to know more about this, please contact George Frueh at 215-723-4769.ST. JAMES DEVOTIONAL for the next quarter are available on the narthex desk.
MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* PRAISE CHORUSES – Please see words on insert
#1 What a Day That Will Be #3 When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
#2 I’ll Fly Away #4 When We All Get to Heaven
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES Isaiah 53:7-8 (page 737)
Romans 1:16 (page 1125)
Acts 8:26-40 (page 1098)
A MOMENT of SILENT MEDITATION on the WORD of GOD
THE SERMON: “Tell Them About Jesus”
* CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence and then in unison
C: Lord Jesus, You are the Light of the world, the Servant sent from the Father, to bring salvation to mankind. You have commissioned us to be Your ambassadors, to tell others about You. Lord Jesus, we confess we have passed by in silence, doors You opened for our witness. We admit the world and its arguments have intimidated us. We’ve been afraid to speak of You and Your work. Our witness has been feeble; our words garbled; and our actions hesitant. Forgive us through Your abundant mercies. O Lord, we desire to be faithful witnesses. We want to tell others about You. Help us. Give us courage. Give us opportunities. Use us. Amen.
* A HYMN: #259 Are You Washed in the Blood?
z THE OFFERTORY: John Caserta, Dave Hughes
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #89 Children of the Heavenly Father
** 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 rail 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 Karen Parry and family at the death of her father, Bill Dey last Friday. May God be with them at this time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Stan and LaRue Friday in honor of their 8th wedding anniversary.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Rodney and Yvonne Shoemaker
(10:45) Scott and Angie Taylor
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Deb Guerreiro
September 6th Helen Hahn
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Rich and Julianna Kapusta.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Brian Radcliff and Joseph Thompson.
8:00 Tom and Abby Feverston, Tosha and Jordan Hostelley (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45 Farrah McClaskey, Esther Thompson, Becca Coale, Madison Lentz (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Doris Barger 4th; Gabby Sedares 5th; Todd Smith 7th; Laurie Weiss 8th; Ava Fletcher, Gerald Moyer 9th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Brent and Marjorie Talbot 5th; Steve and Debbie Bandura 7th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Tell Them About Jesus. In today’s text from Acts, the Holy Spirit leads Philip to initiate a conversation with a man in a chariot. The man invites him into the chariot, asking Philip to tell him about this Scripture text he’s reading from Isaiah 53. So, Philip tells the man about Jesus! The man believes what Philip tells him. He wants to be baptized into Jesus, and Philip does so. The man goes on his way rejoicing. We, too, must tell others about Jesus. When we do, we can rest in the knowledge that the Gospel is the power of God to bring salvation to all who believe. What a joyful task.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today: Dave Reich – America
September 6 Dave Reich – America
September 13 Rally Day
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES – We are in need of teachers/helpers for these classes for next Sunday: Teacher and helper for Kindergarten thru 3rd grade, Teacher and helper for 4th & 5th Grade.
LOOKING FOR A LITTLE HELP? Glory Griffith is a young woman from our congregation who is looking for some work. You can help her by allowing her to help you. If you would like to hire her services for house cleaning, child care, yard work, or whatever she would welcome your call. Her home phone number is 610-222-4431.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED for the fall, specifically the 7th and 8th grades but there are needs in all age brackets. Please contact Sherise at 215-915-0796 if interested.
THE ANNUAL MORNINGSTAR MINISTRIES BANQUET takes place at Family Worship Center in Lansdale on Saturday, September 19th, at 6 p.m. Don Nase is a Table Captain and would be happy to share with you about this important local ministry and make sure you have a seat so you can attend. Guest speaker is Gigi Graham, daughter of Billy Graham. Please respond by August 31st.
SEVERAL PEOPLE AT LEIDY’S CHURCH were able to attend the play Amazing Grace, based on the true story of John Newton who wrote the song. The show is being performed at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. The Women’s Ministry team was able to secure a Perkiomen Tour bus and tickets for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, November 14th and is taking reservations now for anyone (men, you are welcome too!) who would like to attend until the bus is full. The cost is $129 per person. For info about the show go to: http://amazinggracemusical.com/videos/. Reservations slips are on the narthex desk.
YOUNG MOM’S BIBLE STUDY begins again Tuesday morning, September 1st, at 9:30. The ladies meet in the Conference Room while the children are cared for downstairs in the nursery. Patricia Niederhaus will lead through a series of Psalms using a book by Kathleen Nielson. All you Moms are welcome!
NURSERY NEEDS: We are in need of people who are willing to serve in the Nursery and Children’s Church during the 10:45 service. Also, if you are between the ages of 12 and 18 and would like to help in either the nursery or Children’s Church contact the office or Justine at 267-243-4979.
INVOLVED & INVESTED is a two week Sunday School special on how Leidy’s Church works. Happening on September 20th and 27th, all the adult SS classes and all the narthex loungers and all the out-to-brunch crew and all others are asked to come together in the Fellowship Hall these two weeks. Sponsored by the Focus Group that’s been meeting this past year, details may be found in the September Newsletter. Food will be available.
A NEW SIGN-UP has been posted in the narthex to provide meals for the Lafty family three times a week through the month of September. The meals have been a big blessing to them over the last few months, and each and every one of you who have helped out are very much appreciated.
RALLY DAY is two weeks from today! Ministry Commissions and Charges will be issued during each service of worship. Sunday School features the sausage and pancake breakfast. Bibles for those entering First Grade, a balloon launch, an opportunity to meet new teachers, and some other interesting items. Join in as we rally for a fresh academic year of serving the Lord Jesus.
THE BUILDING PROJECT had the dust flying everywhere this past week. Substantial grading was done for the perimeter roadway and also for the entryway to the athletic fields. Because of curbing that was poured, now one can trace the size and location of those roadways. Some sidewalk space along Cherry Lane was poured also. Workmen have been high all week, that is, high up on the steeple applying trim and flashing. Permanent locks are in place throughout the building now. Without a key no one will be able to get in except by breaking and entering. Work continues on the inside of the building with drywall beginning to be installed in the administrative area. We give thanks to God for the progress being made and His gracious provisions.
GET YOUR PAGES IN for the 28:19 project. It wraps up next week. Yes, you still have time to read a bit more. Plenty of prizes are still available. If you have a good testimony of what you discovered or learned from participating in the 28:19 project this summer, please speak about it with Vangie, or jot her a note with some details.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL BREAKFAST takes place on Wednesday morning, Sept. 16th. Special speaker is Brett King. Yes, this is a change from the normal Thursday morning schedule, but the location is the same: the Franconia Heritage restaurant banquet facility. Start time is 6:30 and you’re on your way by 8. Tickets through Leidy’s Church are $10.
A GATHERING FOR PRAYER takes place at Leidy’s Church on Thursday evening, Sept. 24th. There are many things about which the Church needs to pray, but we’ll focus on two items in particular: persecuted Christians around the world; and asking the Holy Spirit to bring a deep spirit of repentance to our land. Further details are in the September Newsletter.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE IS BACK! It happens in October, but you need to get your involvement nailed down now. See Pastor Andrew or Rachel Tyson or call the church office for opportunities for you to be part of this significant outreach program.
LADIES OF LEIDY’S meets this Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. All women are welcome to attend as we begin a new year.
THE SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER is in your mailbox for perusal about upcoming happenings.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY 3:00 p.m. Youth@Rau’s
MONDAY 9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer – Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Bible Study – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Ladies of Leidy’s – C.R.
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Resvd.
THURSDAY 6:00 p.m. Globes Cleaned
7:30 p.m. Men’s Study – Rm. 18
SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
September 13 Rally Day
September 24 Prayer Gathering
September 26 Men’s Breakfast
September 30 40 Days for Life Prayer day
October 14 & 15 Rummage Sale
October 23 Judgement House begins