THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
#1 Behold Our God #3 My Victory
#2 Forever #4 Cornerstone
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: John 20:19-29 (page 90)
Ephesians 1:15-23 (page 150)
1 Peter 1:1-5 (page 180)
THE SERMON: “It’s Real!”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
C: Lord Jesus, we worship You! You are the Mighty One, we are the weak ones. How easily we slip into mere human perspectives. Our hearts and minds focus not on You, but on our own sensibilities. How quickly we become like Thomas, doubting the reality of what You do and proclaim. Like Israel of old, we are prone to think our way is hidden from You, and that the justice due us is forgotten by You. We grumble. We complain. We faint. We doubt. Lord Jesus, forgive us. Open the eyes of our hearts. Help us live in the hope that comes with Your call for us to be Your people. Oh, we need a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. Thank You for the surpassing greatness of Your power toward us. We worship You!
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #154 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: Joanna Mell Mark
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #122 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
*Indicates congregation standing; P = Pastor; C = Congregation
WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS who are worshiping 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.
THE ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a son, Oliver Allen, born to Nick and Cassy Olsyzk on Thursday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Cathy Annis giving glory to God for giving her such a wonderful husband, happy 38th Randy!
LAY VISITOR: Patricia Martindell
GREETERS TODAY: Marge VanOmmeren, Mary Walbrandt
USHER CAPTAINS: Greg Nase, Stan Ott
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Jerri Thompson
August 13th Marge VanOmmeren
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Nathan and Bekah Kulp, Julia Martindell
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Kevin and Karli Weiss, Krista Tyson
Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
Jeremy and Justine Smith, Mitchell VanDerbeek
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Grace Bissey, Sandy Derstine, Kathryn DiLenge, Elisha Smith 10th; Harold Holloway, Kathy Moyer, Susan Merritt 12th; Tom Leidy, T. Dale Leidy 13th;Bill Benner, Ben Brunner, Stewart Kendall, Matt McVaugh 14th; Frank Allebach, Wanda Brunner, Liberty McClaskey, Bonnie Smith 15th; Justin Gregory 16th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! John and Tara DiLenge, Japheth and Rachel Rittenhouse 10th; Brian and Jenny Lafty 12th; Pepito and Jonna Dee 16th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is It’s Real! Do you remember the response of the Greeks in Athens when Paul told them about the resurrection of Jesus? They said he was an idle babbler! It’s a truth commonly accepted that when you’re dead, you’re dead. No one knows anyone who died, came back to life, and never died again. Well, except for Christians. Their testimony is that they know of just such an incident. It’s not made up. It’s not wishful thinking. It’s not a fabrication. It’s real! The physical resurrection of Jesus and His ascension to heaven are bedrock facts of the Christian faith.
WE WELCOME Dan and Ana Istrate to our service of worship today. Native Romanians who lived in the US for more than two decades, they are back in Romania as missionaries under the auspices of the Bible Fellowship Mission Board. Dan serves as Pastor to a Roma congregation as well as teaching at Timotheus Bible College. 2017 is the third year they have been part of our Mission budget.
THIS MORNING Leidy’s Church is receiving new members. We wish to welcome the following people to our fellowship. Take time to greet them after the service.
Peg Mower Aaron Vogelzang
Karli Weiss Alisha Vogelzang
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today Dan and Ana Istrate, Missionaries in Romania
August 13 Stan Ott
August 20 Matt Harris
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets this afternoon from 3:00-5:30 here at church.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will take place immediately following the service of worship this morning. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Deacons to serve on Consistory. Those nominated at this time are Ed Schmidt, John DiLenge, Tim Leidy, and Jim Kinney.
MISSION COMMITTEE meets this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
HOW ABOUT A BUS TRIP?? Many folk have inquired about making a trek out to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Now we have just such a trip planned. The dates are November 13-16 of this year. We leave on a Monday, visit the Creation Museum on Tuesday, visit the Ark Encounter on Wednesday, and return on Thursday, including a stop at the Flight 93 memorial in western PA. Total cost per person for the trip is $700 for a single room, $500 for a double room, $430 for a triple room, and $400 for a quad room. The price includes rooming, all entrance fees, hot breakfast and dinner available at the hotel, and all the comforts of riding around on a Perkiomen Tour coach. A deposit of $150 is required. Call the church office or speak with Pastor Niederhaus for more information.
REMINDER FOR SLMT MEMBERS – Don’t forget to pick up your passport from the office, also take a look through the SLMT lost and found box to see if something in there is yours (i.e., bibles, clothes etc.).
SHE LEADS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is a training event to help women implement their passion to exemplify a servant-leader attitude with those they equip to serve Christ in the church, community, ministry and marketplace. Two leadership events are held each year and this one is local! The keynote speaker will be Jenni Catron, along with many breakout opportunities to further your ministry. Join us at Fairview Village Church in Eagleville on September 30th. More info at www.moreofhimministries.org or contact Jessie Seneca at 610-216-2730 or Verna (215-237-1370).
THE PREGNANCY RESOURCE CLINIC of North Penn is looking for an ultrasound technician (RDMS preferred). Two hours/week (or bi-weekly) Monday or Thursday 7-9 pm, or Fri 10 am-12 pm. This is an amazing opportunity for medical personnel to use their skills to serve the Lord, and provide care and compassion to hurting women. Contact 215-855-7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THE LOST SHEEP prayer group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
FREE REFRIGERATOR for the taking, great for second fridge for the basement or garage. Contact Karen Parry at 267-446-8367 if interested.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
3:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:00 p.m. Outreach Mtg. – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Worship Mtg. – Rm. 211
7:00 p.m. Mission’s Mtg. – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Care Mtg. – Rm. 211
7:30 p.m. Choir Rm. Resvd.
3:00 p.m. Sanctuary Resvd.
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
September 10 Rally Day
September 30 My Soul Among Lions concert