THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert
#1 Open the Eyes of My Heart
#2 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
#3 Step by Step
#4 All I Have is Christ
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
MISSIONARY UPDATE: Denny Barger – Dreams Alive
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 3:17-21 (page 828)
Matthew 10:16 (page 967)
Acts 20:25-31 (page 1114)
THE SERMON: “Dangers Abound”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[from Martin Luther’s A Simple Way to Pray]
C: O dear Lord, God and Father, enter not into judgment against us, because no man living is justified before You. Do not count it against us as a sin, that we are so unthankful for Your unspeakable goodness, spiritual and physical, or that we stray into sin many times every day, more often than we can know or recognize. Do not look upon how good – or how wicked – we have been, but only upon the infinite compassion which You have bestowed upon us in Christ, Your dear Son. Grant forgiveness also to those who have harmed or wronged us, as we forgive them from our hearts. They inflict the greatest injury upon themselves, by arousing Your anger in their actions toward us. We are not helped by their ruin; we would much rather that they be saved with us. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #242 Hallelujah, What a Savior!
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: All Creation Worships You – Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #48 I Sing the Mighty Power of God
* 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.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed in loving memory of Brandon by Gerald, Sherry, Blaine, Nicole, Tyler, Liam, Cooper, and Annalee Moyer.
GREETERS TODAY: Mike & Shirley Michalak
Bill & Wynne Parfitt
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Deb Caserta
August 14th Shirley Clemens
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Dave and Flor Hughes.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Brian Radcliff and Joseph Thompson.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Connie Merritt, Alice Kraus
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Jeremy and Justine Smith
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – John and Tara DiLenge
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Harold Holloway, Susan Merritt, Kathy Moyer 12th; Tom Leidy 13th; Bill Benner, Ben Brunner, Stewart Kendall, Matt McVaugh 14th; Wanda Brunner, Liberty McClaskey, Bonnie Smith 15th; Justin Gregory 16th; Norm Weiss 17th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Brian and Jenny Lafty 12th; Pepito and Jonna Dee 16th; Jeff and Mary Kirkpatrick 17th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Dangers Abound. Among the most pernicious of dangers that abound in our world is misinformation, especially through misrepresentation or mislabeling. One need only think about identity theft! Someone gets hold of your information and begins to go around spending large sums of money. They’re having a great time, but you have to pay the bill – or, spend lots of time getting everything straightened out. Similarly, some teach as truth what actually is false. Dangers abound not only in doing such, but in not warning others when you know such is the case.
WE WELCOME DENNY AND SUE Barger into the midst of our congregation this morning. Denny heads us Dreams Alive and its multi-faceted ministry extending throughout the Middle East. Denny and Sue initially were sent out from Leidy’s Church many years ago to do mission work in Egypt. God has led to and through many different ministry arenas since then. We look forward to what He is doing with them now.
THE SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC schedule is posted in the narthex. Each participant is required to meet with a member of the audio-visual team the week before they sing. Contact Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 267-885-8289 to make arrangements. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer.
NEEDED FOR RALLY DAY – Adults to dress as Bible characters, and volunteers to serve as Rally Day Breakfast prep team. Please call Sherise at 215-915-0796 or e-mail her at email@example.com if interested.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to the many volunteers who have been working diligently this past week to get things in place for the transition to our new church facility. You are appreciated – and counted on! In the next few weeks there will be continued opportunity to be blessing by volunteering to help in our move. Call the church office if you want to find out how you can help.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR LAST YEAR’S KID’S KLUB KIDS! The song we would like our young people to share with the community at our Dedication Service will need to be one we learned last year, since the service is before Kid’s Klub starts this year! So any young person (and some old) who participated in the Spring musical or attended Kid’s Klub last year is invited to join us. We have scheduled two practices for review: Wednesday, September 7th & September 14th from 5:30-6:00 (which coincidentally is the new time for choir in the Fall!) Contact Mrs. Frueh if you have any questions or concerns!
WRITE-ON LETTERS are rarely in the bulletin these days because they’re way too slow! If you would like to get email notification of opportunities to do Write-On type activity, please give your contact information to the church office and information will be sent your way from time to time.
SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY Do you have a desire to help those with special needs grow in learning biblical truths, worshiping, fellowshipping, praying, and serving others? A new Special Needs Taskforce is looking for volunteers willing to shadow individuals who need an extra hand in participating in age-appropriate activities. Volunteers may serve weekly or on a rotating basis. Interested adults and teens should contact Gina Shoemaker at 215-256-6649 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THANK YOU to all our brothers and sisters at Leidy’s Church for the prayers, cards, visits, and physical help that was given to us, we are truly blessed. We appreciate all the love we feel here at Leidy’s Church. ~ Ron & Marilee Hughes
HEARING UNITS for those who need them are in a new location. They may now be picked up at the Welcome Desk in the narthex. Please return them to that location following the service of worship.
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.
ISSUES AND ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today à Denny and Sue Barger from Bahrain
Aug. 14th à Steve Radcliff on fruitful conversations
Aug. 21st à Elders present position paper on divorce and remarriage
Aug. 28th à Stan Ott on how to achieve world peace in 3 easy steps
CHRISTIAN ED NEEDS: We are in need of Teachers and Assistants for the 2016-2017 Sunday School year. Specific needs are on the insert in the bulletin.
ALLELUIA CHOIR – In preparation for the dedication service on September 18th we will resume practice on the three Thursdays leading up to the 18th starting on Thursday, September 1st. Thursdays are new for us, but the rehearsal schedules for all the activities leading up to the dedication service are really full. If you are not familiar with the Alleluia choir, we gather on occasion to Praise God with a group of about 70 to 80 voices and instruments. It’s open to ages about junior high and up. Feel free to join in or see Nancy VanDerbeek, Gary Filson, or Jim Carling.
CONFIRMATION PICTURES are in and they look great! Confirmation families may pick up a picture in the office. For those who would like to help defray the cost, a $12 donation is suggested.
NEEDED: Volunteers for the Nursery and Children’s Church. Though we only have one service to cover, we still need plenty of volunteers since the children will be all together and not split into two services. Contact Justine Smith if you can help. Please make certain all your clearances are in place.
THE RUMMAGE ROOM HAS MOVED! You may bring your rummage to the main entrance 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.
INVITATIONS FOR THE CHURCH DEDICATION service & open house, taking place on Sunday, September 18th, are now available in the church office. We would encourage everyone to take a few to hand out personally to friends and neighbors. If you require envelopes in order to mail invitations, please let the church office know. Distributing the invitation electronically is also an excellent, budget- and earth- friendly option! To obtain an electronic version of the invitation, email a request to email@example.com.
THE DEDICATION COMMITTEE is looking for digital pictures from church events (Strawberry Festival, Men-O-Lan Picnic, Rally Day, etc.) to use in a slideshow at the Dedication Open House. Please email any pictures to Jim Carling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO help a local family going through some deep waters, here’s how. The Worner family has a pre-teen daughter recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. For the next six weeks, five days each week they will travel to Philly for radiation treatments. That means lots of extra expenses. If you would like to help defray some of those expenses you may do so by making a donation to the Good Samaritan Fund using a Second Mile offering envelope. Just mark the envelope: Worner Family. Thanks.
LEIDY’S CHURCH Men’s Group meet every Thursday night at 7:30. We are in the book of John. If you have any questions contact Mario Guerreiro or Dave Doran.
STAY COOL – HELP FREEZE CORN! – We will be freezing corn on Saturday, August 27th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the old church building. Many hands make light work. Contact the church office if you can help.
RIDE TO CHURCH NEEDED: Looking for someone to pick up Lillian King from her apartment at the Lutheran Community in Telford to church and back for services. If you can help, please contact the church office for details.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
3:00 p.m. – Youth Pool Party@Edmonds
6:00 p.m. – SonLabs VBS
4:00 p.m. – Lost Sheep Prayer
6:00 p.m. – SonLabs VBS
11:00 a.m. – Grace Community – Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. – SonLabs VBS
6:00 p.m. – SonLabs VBS
6:30 p.m. – A/V Training
6:00 p.m. – SonLabs VBS Open House
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
8:45 a.m. – Sunday School
10:00 a.m. – Worship Service
September 11 Rally Day
September 18 Dedication
October 12 & 13 Rummage Sale
October 21 Judgement House begins