May 24, 2015 – Pentecost Sunday
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 Open the Eyes of My Heart             #4 Trees of the Field
     #2 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say       #5 Holy Spirit, Rain Down
      #3 As the Deer Pants
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES     Isaiah 55:1-13 (page 738)
                                                    John 7:37-52 (page 1068)
                                                     Acts 6:7 (page 1094)
A MOMENT of SILENT MEDITATION on the WORD of GOD
THE SERMON: “Water!”
*    CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence and then in unison
C: Lord Jesus, You are the Lamb of God, the Water of Life. You take away the guilt and power of sin, and You give eternal life that satisfies repentant, longing souls. You give freely, but we try to buy. Instead of Your free gifts, we want our purchases. We still are prone to trust in ourselves, rather than trust in You. And so we become tired and frustrated, or proud and presumptuous. Forgive us our lack of faith. Turn our hearts toward You. Pour out the Holy Spirit afresh on us. We long for You. Help us be Your faithful, trusting, loving, thankful, obedient people. Amen.
 
*   A HYMN: #92 The Solid Rock
*    URBAN CATECHISM
Question 42: Which two communities does the Bible often divide people into?
Answer: The Believing and Unbelieving communities.
Question 43: How do you join the Believing community?
Answer: By faith in Jesus.
Question 44: How should the Believing community be organized in the local area?
Answer: Into churches, consisting of elders, deacons, and members, with Bible preaching, baptisms, and communion.
THE OFFERING
THE OFFERTORY
** AN ANTHEM: Come Just as You Are – Chancel Choir
*   THE DOXOLOGY & PRAYER OF DEDICATION
THE LORD’S SUPPER
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: #398 Rise Up, O Men 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
* Indicates congregation standing; C = Cong. Response; zIndicates 8:00 service; ** Indicates 10:45 service
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the audio/video booth and return immediately following the service.
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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 ROSEBUD on the Communion Table is in honor of a son, Clayton William, born on Wednesday to Dustin and Ashley Doran. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Arlin and Donna Moyer in loving memory of their daughter, Kristy McCoy.
GREETERS TODAY:         (8:00)   Doug and Karen Potts
                                               (10:45)   Jack and Karen Parry
TAPE MINISTRY:       Today               Lorraine Shoemaker
                                         May 31st           Marge VanOmmeren
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Jack Edling.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Foote, Joseph Thompson.
NURSERY TODAY:
8:00   Ed and Cheryl Hall, Alice Kraus, Renee Doran (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45   Peter and Bambi Martindell, Nicole Peck, Julia Martindell(Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Anna Heebner, Linda Stretch 29th; Adine Doran, Kevin Godshall, Skip Smith, Krista Tyson 30th; Wendy Murphy June 2nd; Jacqui Shafer, Ruth Thompson 3rd.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Jeff and Verna Bowman, Jeff and Debbie Schatz 30th; Jeremiah and Brittany Rizzo June 1st; George and Donna Frueh, Bill and Wynne Parfitt 2nd; Jack and Karen Parry 3rd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Water! Pentecost! What a great day! In working our way through the book of Acts we dealt with that great outpouring of wind and fire and the Holy Spirit recorded in Acts 2. Pentecost was Launch Day. Jesus anticipated Pentecost Day and all that flows from it when He made His proclamation about water at the great feast recorded in John 7. What He said caused some folk to reject Him. Jesus is the Word of God, however, and what He spoke was the Word of God. It would prove true, as we’ll see regarding a specific category of folk in our main text from Acts.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared at both services of worship this morning. We invite all members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament. Please fill out a communion card and place it in the offering plate.
WHAT’S THE URBAN CATECHISM? Glad you asked! It’s a new catechism written by Duncan Forbes, pastor of New Life Church in London, UK. It’s meant to be very basic, written in everyday language, and understandable to someone who has never read the Bible or heard of Christianity.
CALLING ALL GRADUATES! We want to recognize and honor those graduating from high school, college, business school, or graduate school during the month of June. Please contact the church office with the name of your graduate(s) and what their plans may be for the future.
CONTRACTOR IN EAST ROCKHILL TOWNSHIP is looking for an office manager to work a flexible 25 +/- hour work week with qualities which include proficiency in computer software programs and strong communication skills as well as a desire to work so as to glorify the Lord. A job description is posted on the wall outside the Conference Room. If interested, please call Kim at 267-784-4887.
THE SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC schedule is posted in the narthex. This year each participant is required to meet with a member of the audio-visual team the week before they sing. You will be given the name of the AV person who is on duty for that week so that you can contact him. This is already being done by the Chancel Choir and both Praise Teams in preparation for our move to the new building where the sound system will be more complex. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer.
SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, June 27th, the Thompson family will be holding a graduation party for Joseph at Charles Reed Park in Harleysville open to all who wish to attend. Stay tuned for details.
WANT TO BE BAPTIZED? If you’ve not been baptized and would like to be baptized by immersion, that can happen when we worship at Camp Men-O-Lan on June 7th. Contact the church office or Pastor Niederhaus if interested.
THANK YOU – Patty Kendall would like to express her sincerest gratitude to all who were praying for her sister-in-law, Linda. God was merciful and took her quickly in the end. Your continued prayers for her brother, Jack, and their teens, Laura and Zachary, are appreciated during this time of sadness and adjustment.
SUMMER PIANO LESSONS are offered by Grace Griffith at her home in the Lansdale area. Grace is a Piano Performance major at Liberty University and has been teaching since 2008. Lessons are taught in a comfortable environment with an emphasis on the student’s individual learning needs and level of experience. Students of all ages are welcome. Please contact Grace at either 215-920-7586 or her e-mail: ggriffith15@liberty.edu
THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 13th. Much help is needed to make the Festival a success. Forms are in your bulletin. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions you can fill.
AFTER 12 (College & Career Ministry of Leidy’s Church) will be going on their Third Annual camping retreat Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th to Assateague State Park in Maryland. If interested please let Jim Foote know ASAP (jimfoote67@hotmail.com or 215-997-6978). Check out our “After 12” Facebook page or contact Jim Foote for more details. Friends Welcome!
NEW MONDAY NIGHT STUDY FOR THE LADIESHope Lives, a 5-week DVD and devotional series, begins June 8th at 6:45 in Room 16. Hope lives, and that hope is personified in Jesus Christ. We can offer that hope to our world, but we are also to help relieve the pain and suffering so prevalent in our world.  Join us on a journey into the heart of Jesus. If you have questions or want to order the devotional companion to the series, contact Sandy Nase at 215-669-1421.
MORE OF HIM MINISTRIES is hosting a Women’s Ministry Dessert Gathering at Franconia Mennonite Church, Tuesday, May 26th from 7-8:30 p.m. We would like to share some exciting news of upcoming events to our area for 2015-16. Bring your ministry team and those interested in leadership to find out more.
SHE LEADS CONFERENCE is expanding. This year the event will be held in Frederick MD, Saturday July 25th from 8:15 to 4:15 pm.  Cost to attend is $40 – Women under 35 attend free!  If you are looking for a leadership conference designed to help you minister effectively to women by God’s biblical standard, please go to http://moreofhimministries.org/she-leads for more information and to register on line.  Rachel Lovingood, author and Lifeway trainer will be the keynote speaker in addition to a panel of seasoned WM leaders.
THE 28:19 PROGRAM OPENS TODAY! 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.
DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY the Women’s Bible Study will not be meeting tomorrow evening. We will resume next Monday at the usual time.
SCRIPTURE TELLS US that His Word does not return void and that’s why we at God’s House of Promise read the Word of God aloud from 9-5 Monday through Saturday. We are currently in need of a few readers to round out our schedule. The ministry is close by on Allentown Rd. near JBS (the old Mopac). If you or someone you know have 30 minutes (or more) available for that purpose please contact Lani Kimenhour at 215-527-2971.
THE BUILDING PROJECT finally has trusses going up over the sanctuary part of the building. This is desirable to get done sooner rather than later. It’s dangerous work since it is high off the ground, involves moving long, heavy, awkward wooden trusses in conditions that can be windy and wet at times. So, continue to pray for safety for all the workers. It will take all of the coming week just to get the trusses in place. On Friday the gym floor was poured! Hooray. With that in place, much more can be done. Big bulldozers, heavy-duty trucks, and steam rollers continue to massage areas of the parking lot as the former grain field became a mud field, then was made into a construction site and now is being converted(!) into a rightly ordered parking area.
QUESTIONS FROM THE QUESTIONS of The Urban Catechism. What different communities do you normally divide people into? Do you do it by area code, by ethnicity, by hard-workers/slouchers, by socio-economic class, etc.? Do you understand that ultimately there are only believers and unbelievers? To which community do you belong? Can people move from the Unbelieving community to the Believing community and vice-versa? Do you have faith in Jesus? If so, what does that mean? How do you feel about being a “body part” of the church? Can you think of examples of how you are acting as a body part – or, examples of how you’re not?
WANTING TO SUPPORT AN SLMT MEMBER? If no one contacts you about supporting them for SLMT ’15, please let Pastor Niederhaus or the church office know. We want to connect people who need support, with people who want to support someone.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to sign up for the Church Picnic. A sign-up is on the narthex desk. Please place completed form in the box provided.
WE ARE IN NEED of full size paper bags (16” high, not 14”) for the October Rummage Sale. Please start saving them and bring them to the church office. Any questions, see Mary Beth Musselman.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today:               Series on the Protestant Work Ethic
May 31              Series on the Protestant Work Ethic
June 7               Men-O-Lan!
June 14             Act 153 Compliance
June 21             Chris & Heather Christensen from Bangladesh
LEARN THE DETAILS of how Act 153 will affect you. Act 153 is the one that requires increased background checks for volunteers and paid employees involved with caring for or providing oversight to infants, children, or youth. Two dates are slated for info meetings at Leidy’s Church. On Sunday, June 14th in the Issues & Answers class and on the following evening Monday, June 15th the same presentation will be made for those not able to be present on the 14th. Everyone should consider attending one of these meetings. Info and answers will be flowing abundantly.
THE LADIES TEA is taking place this Saturday, and Ruth Bugge is looking to borrow a few deviled egg plates. If you have one you can share, please contact her at 215-368-9290 or rbugge@comcast.net
ARTICLES for the June Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY                   6:00 p.m.      Youth Fellowship
MONDAY                    Memorial Day
TUESDAY                 6:30 a.m.      Elder Prayer – Sanctuary
                                    8:30 a.m.      BMCE Exec. Mtg. – C.R.
                                    7:00 p.m.      Care Committee – Rm. 16
                                    7:00 p.m.      Grace Community – F.H.
                                   7:00 p.m.      Tech Mtg.
                                   7:30 p.m.      Lay Ministry Mtg. – C.R.
                                  7:30 p.m.      Sanctuary Resvd.
WEDNESDAY         6:30 p.m.      Children’s Protection – Rm. 16
                                   7:30 p.m.      Kids Summer Program Mtg.
                                   7:30 p.m.      Chancel Choir
THURSDAY            9:00 a.m.      Precept
                                   7:30 p.m.      Men’s Study – Rm. 18
FRIDAY                    7:30 a.m.      ALL C.R./Kitchen\
                        Set up for Mother-Daughter Tea
SATURDAY               9:00 a.m.      C.R. Resvd.
                                   10:00 a.m.      Mother-Daughter Tea
SUNDAY                    8:00 a.m.      Worship Service
                                     9:30 a.m.      Sunday School
                                   10:45 a.m.      Worship Service
 
LOOKING AHEAD
June 7                         Church Picnic
June 13                       Strawberry Festival
June 15                       Act 153 meeting
June 30                       SLMT Training
July 9                          SLMT Mission Trip
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord;
Open the eyes of my heart,
I want to see You, I want to see You.
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord;
Open the eyes of my heart,
I want to see You, I want to see You.
To see You high and lifted up,
Shining in the light of Your glory.
Pour out Your power and love,
As we sing holy, holy holy.
Holy, holy, holy. Holy, holy, holy.
Holy, holy, holy. I want to see You.
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord;
Open the eyes of my heart,
I want to see You, I want to see You.
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord;
Open the eyes of my heart,
I want to see You, I want to see You.
I want to see You, I want to see You.
I want to see You, I want to see You.
Responsive Reading – John 7:37,38
Team Lead: Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying,
Congregation: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I heard the voice of Jesus say come unto Me and rest
Lay down thou weary one,
Lay down thy head upon My breast
I came to Jesus as I was weary and worn and sad
I found in Him a resting place
And He has made me glad
I heard the voice of Jesus say behold I freely give
The living water thirsty one
Stoop down and drink and live
I came to Jesus and I drank of that life giving stream
My thirst was quenched
My soul revived and now I live in Him
I heard the voice of Jesus say
I am this dark worlds Light
Look unto Me thy morn shall rise
And all thy day be bright.
I looked to Jesus and I found in Him my Star my Sun
And in that light of life I’ll walk
Till travelling days are done.
And in that light of life I’ll walk
Till travelling days are done.
As The Deer
As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee.
You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee
I want You more than gold or silver
Only You can satisfy.
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye.
You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee
You’re my friend and You are my brother
Even though You are a King.
I love You more than any other
So much more than anything.
You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee
You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee
And I long to worship Thee

Responsive Reading – Isaiah 55:12
Team Leader: “For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace;
Congregation: The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
 
Trees of the Field
You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace.
The mountains & the hills will break forth before you:
There’ll be shouts of joy and all the trees of the field
Will clap, will clap their hands.
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
While you go out with joy.
You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace.
The mountains & the hills will break forth before you:
There’ll be shouts of joy and all the trees of the field
Will clap, will clap their hands.
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
While you go out with joy.
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
While you go out with joy.
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
The trees of the field will clap their hands,
While you go out with joy.

Holy Spirit, Rain Down
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down.
Oh Comforter and Friend,
How we need Your touch again.
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down.
Let Your power fall, let Your voice be heard,
Come and change our hearts
As we stand on Your Word.
Holy Spirit, rain down.
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down.
Oh Comforter and Friend,
How we need Your touch again.
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down.
Let Your power fall, let Your voice be heard,
Come and change our hearts
As we stand on Your word.
Holy Spirit, rain down.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard
No mind can know what God has in store.
So open up heaven, open it wide,
Over our church and over our lives.
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down.
Oh Comforter and Friend,
How we need Your touch again.
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down.
Let Your power fall, let Your voice be heard,
Come and change our hearts
As we stand on Your Word.
Holy Spirit, rain down.
Rain down, rain down. Rain down, rain down.
Rain down, rain down. Rain down, rain down.