MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 & 10:45
* THE OPENING HYMN: #687 God of Our Fathers
* THE SOLEMN DECLARATION C: Amen
* THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
* THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
C: Our Heavenly Father, who by Your love has made us, and through Your love has kept us, we humbly confess that we have not loved You with all our heart and soul and mind and strength, and that we have not loved one another as Christ loves us. Forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and through Your Spirit direct what we shall be, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* THE KYRIE (sung)
P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
P: Christ, have mercy upon us.
C: Christ, have mercy upon us.
P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
* THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
P: God shows His love for us…
* THE CALL TO PRAISE
P: Let us praise God!
C: Praise the Lord!
* THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: Blessing and Honor
Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Wisdom and riches and strength evermore,
Give ye to Him who our battle hath won,
Whose are the Kingdom, the Crown and the Throne.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
COMMISSIONING OF SLMT ’15 TEAM
HOLY SCRIPTURES: John 8:31-47 (Page 1070)
Romans 2:17-29 (Page 1127)
Acts 7:44-53 (Page 1096)
THE SERMON: “A Paternity Case”
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
* A HYMN: #692 Battle Hymn of the Republic
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #690 America, the Beautiful
* THE COMMISSION & the BENEDICTION
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful
attitude until the Pastors & acolyte have exited the sanctuary
* 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.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Kevin and Karli Weiss in honor of Mary Beth Musselman for all she does for her children
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Japheth and Rachel Rittenhouse
(10:45) Andrew Rosenbaum, Becca Coale
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Carl and Jerri Thompson.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Allen Kraus and Curt Lockman.
8:00 Mike and Shannon Kehs, Joe and Karen Sciacca (Baby/
Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45 Justine Smith, Lizzie Sedares, Justin and Chrissie Lockman (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ashley Lehman, Edith Rupp 9th; Margaret Bivighouse, Lois Ruth 10th; Sandy Nase, Karen Sciacca, Paul Wile 11th; Joan Thomas 12th; Jayne Lafty 13th; Alex Wilwert 14th; Jessica Ziegler 15th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Josh and Laura Heebner, Brett and Jacquie Fretz 10th; Ken and Velva Stevenson, Glen and Rachel Tyson 13th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is A Paternity Case. Stephen made a masterful defense of the charges against him. At the end of this defense, he turns the tables on his accusers, accusing them of being the real blasphemers in this instance. He says they are not what they say they are. Unlike their presumptions, their father is not who they think he is. This is an issue that’s plagued mankind throughout history. Do you know what spirit you are of? Jesus confronts some folk with the same question. Paul sums up the problem by pointing out the necessary work of the Holy Spirit to establish true spiritual parentage.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today: Interdependence Day – led by Matt Harris
July 12 Finding Truth – part 1, led by Dave Reich
July 19 Finding Truth – part 2, led by Dave Reich
A NEW SIGN-UP SHEET has been posted for providing the Lafty family with meals three days a week through the month of July. If you can help be a blessing to them in this way, it would be very much appreciated. They live at 46 E. Grandview Avenue in Sellersville.
PARENTS, don’t forget to sign your child(ren) up for VBS. Registration forms are on the table in the narthex, or you can use the form available on the church web site.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will not be meeting tonight or during the mission trip. They will resume again on July 26th.
ON-LINE MANDATED REPORTER TRAING is available if you missed the training session on June 25th. The website you’ll want to use is www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/ and there is no fee. You do not have to complete the training in one sitting. Opportunity is given to mark how far you’ve progressed and then come back later to continue. When the training is completed, print out the certificate and bring a copy to the church office. More details are in the July/August Newsletter.
SLMT ’15 DEPARTS this Thursday evening. Team members should be at the church by 6 pm. After all the final details are in place, team members, family members, friends, and other interested persons will come inside for a brief Sending Off service. That will take place about 6:30 or so. You’re invited to be present to help send them off well! Ministry locations and team members are listed below. Please keep them in your daily prayers.
Andrew Edmonds, Ben Smith, Mitchell VanDerbeek, Mary Beth Musselman, Evangeline Smith, David Thompson, Lorraine Kroesser, Chase Mahoney, Linda Klein, Vangie Niederhaus, Kevin Weiss, Jaclyn Parry, Micah Griffith, Karli Weiss, Gina Shoemaker, Rich Kapusta, Madison Lentz, Chris Stine, Nick Smith
Sandy Lake Team
Tony Kapusta, Jon Repman, Gabby Sedares, Hannah Thompson, Lydia Wilwert, Rachel Rittenhouse, Maria Ranck, Krista Tyson, Japheth Rittenhouse, Mitch Moyer, Merritt Coale, Cole Mahoney, Jill Hager, Joseph Thompson, Lizzie Sedares, Kristen Parry
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES – For July we are in need of teachers/helpers for these classes: July 12th – Helper for the 4th & 5th grade; July 19th – Teacher and helper Kindergarten thru 3rd; Teacher and helper for the 4th & 5th grade. July 26th – Helper for the Kindergarten thru 3rd grade; Teacher and helper for the 4th & 5th grade. Sign up to teach one or more Sundays to give our year-long teachers a much needed break.
THE BUILDING PROJECT was slowed this past week by weather conditions and by holiday conditions! Work was still being accomplished, but not as much as had been planned. Concrete was poured for the entryway to the gymnasium area. Plans were finalized for the A/V equipment that will be used in the new building. Farther away, up in Zionsville in Lehigh County, the Walker Technical Company is diligently building the organ that will be installed in our new sanctuary. It’s a labor of love for them. Closer at hand, representatives from PECO met with the contractor to finalize plans for running the lines to connect the new facility with natural gas service. Maybe this week we’ll see the final trusses put in place.
THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 18 (also known as the Youth Room) in the lower Christian Ed wing. They are currently going through the book of Mark
“AFTER 12“ (Leidy’s ministry to young adults, 18-24) will be meeting at the home of the Parfitt family, 129 Equestrian Ct., Perkasie, the first and third Tuesdays for July and August. That is, July 7 & 21 and August 4 & 18, 7:00-9:30 p.m. We will have food, fellowship, Bible Study, and swimming. Any questions, please call Jim and Ginna Foote 215-997-6978 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, this is the same dates/times, but different location for these two months, then we’ll be back to the Foote’s home in September. Friends are ALWAYS welcome!!!! Hope to see you there!
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.
THE 28:19 PROGRAM – Read about the heroes who have gone outside their homes to places near and far to share the love of Jesus Christ. Read about the impact their lives had on those around them. Read about their adventures, their tragedies, their triumphs, and their failings – and how God made it all work for His good. No matter your age, we’re sure we have a book for you. Stop by the 28:19 Table in the Fellowship Hall today to check out the books and sign up for the program.
THOSE GOING on the mission’s trip to Canada should see that their paperwork (i.e. background check, health and covenant form), is turned in to the office no later than Tuesday. Luggage will be weighed on Wednesday from 7-9. Also, passports are due in the office ASAP.
THE WOMEN’S MINISTRY team invites ladies of all ages to meet for a time of prayer on Tuesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. in Room 18 downstairs. Our desire is to seek God and His will for our lives as well as for our households, families, and our church family. If you cannot attend, a prayer request can be placed in the box located in the narthex coat closet or emailed to: email@example.com.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
MONDAY SLMT Packing – F.H.
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. Outreach – C.R.
TUESDAY SLMT Packing – F.H.
WEDNESDAY SLMT Packing – F.H.
9:00 a.m. Power Play Kids Kamp
THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. SLMT Departs
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
August 2-6 VBS
September 13 Rally Day