Bulletin for September 27, 2015
MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.
*   PRAISE CHORUSES – Please see words on insert
     #1 You Are Holy                   #3 Mighty to Save
     #2 Revelation Song              #4 10,000 Reasons
     THE HOLY SCRIPTURES     Matthew 16:13-20 (page 976)
                                                          Hebrews 2:1-4 (page 1196)
                                                          Acts 9:31-43 (page 1099)
      THE SERMON: “Built Up and Going On”
*    CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence and then in unison
               [adapted from portions of Ps. 119:89-96]
     C: Lord God, Your faithfulness continues through all generations. You established the earth and it stands. It stands this day according to Your ordinances, for all things are Your servants. We forget such is the case. We hear the roar of the world around us, and tremble. How easily our hearts and minds are disquieted. Anxieties rise within us, and we lapse into fear and doubting. As we measure life by our own resources, despair hovers near. When Your law is not our delight, our afflictions overwhelm us. O Lord Jesus, forgive our unbelief. We confess it as sin. We are Yours; save us! We turn to Your precepts; we look expectantly to Your testimonies. Do not pass us by, but grant us increasing faith, and faithful obedience. Hear our cry. Amen.
*   A HYMN: #416 Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
** AN ANTHEM: Breathe – Chancel Choir
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: #594 Anywhere with Jesus
*   SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* 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.
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 Gary and Cindy Filson in praise to God for 35 years of marriage.
GREETERS TODAY:     (8:00)   Esther Thompson,  Marge VanOmmeren
                                            (10:45)   Amber Vasey, John Vasey
TAPE MINISTRY:         Today                 Shannon Kehs
                                       October 4th           Alice Kraus
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Matt and Cathy Connor.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Foote and Ken Murphy.
8:00   Kendall and Mary Beth Musselman, Alice Kraus, Renee Doran (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45   Matt and Tara McVaugh, Nicole Peck, Jill Hager (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Marge VanOmmeren October 1st; Shannon Connor, John DiLenge, Damaris Gottshall 2nd; Laura Heebner, Kendall Musselman, John Niederhaus 3rd; Annalee Moyer, Wynne Parfitt 4th; Andrew Heebner, Kelly Wilwert 6th; Blake Dierkes, Mike Hughes, Bill Parfitt 7th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dustin and Ashley Doran October 1st; Lee and Georgi Kirkpatrick 3rd; Doug and Regina Kogel, Carl and Jerri Thompson 5th; Rob and Tracy Shelton 7th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Built Up and Going On. This Lord’s Day we will read about Peter’s travels outside the Jerusalem area. Earlier, he and John had gone north of Jerusalem to Samaria to minister among those converted under the ministry of Philip the evangelist. Now Peter is going to head west toward the Mediterranean Sea. Just as it was in the days following Pentecost, remarkable miracles will take place through Peter’s ministry. In this ministry, we will see further fulfillment of Jesus’ giving the keys of the kingdom to Peter an the expansion of the gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.
NEXT SUNDAY is World Communion Sunday. Leidy’s Church will include the Lord’s Supper at both worship services.
     Today:                           Involved & Invested
     October 4                    The Family Project – Dave Reich
     October 11                   The Family Project – Dave Reich
HEROES WALK FOR LIFE this Saturday at Franconia Park, from 9-11 a.m., in support of the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn. Get involved as an everyday hero and help the Clinic raise funds to provide alternatives to abortion and the gospel of Christ to women and teens unprepared for pregnancy. Enjoy a free breakfast, get some family-friendly exercise, and come in your favorite hero costume! The church office has all the information you need to sign up. Being a hero has never been easier!
JUDGEMENT HOUSE – Needed is a gate that would represent the entryway to heaven. See Pastor Andrew if you can help with this need.
STILL NEEDED FOR JUDGEMENT HOUSE: adult male or female to play a teacher and the Judge; adults who love children to look after those too young to tour Judgment and Hell scenes; security escorts; set construction workers. Contact Pastor Andrew or Rachel Tyson for more info.
COLLECTING USED MEN’S COATS to be sent to Ukraine. The Murmylos plan to send lots of used men’s winter coats to Ukraine. They are looking for sizes small and medium, though we suspect they’ll take larges also. The coats will be used in a ministry in Ukraine that’s reaching out to homeless men. New coats lead to a stronger temptation to sell them. The coats should be in good/funtional and clean condition. A box is located in the narthex marked “Used Men’s Coats for Ukraine.” The cut-off date for receiving the coats is October 4th – that’s just one week away! – so clean out your closets sooner rather than later.
INVOLVED & INVESTED happens again this morning on how Leidy’s Church works. 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. Sponsored by the Focus Group that’s been meeting this past year, details may be found in the September Newsletter. Food will be available.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE a little extra cash for Christmas? Are you handy in the kitchen or with a glue gun, or both??? Can you make thing-a-ma-jigs out of what-cha-ma-call-its? Then our Craft Show is for you. See Donna Frueh for a commitment form. Remember, nothing is too bizarre for our bazaar!
EVERY YEAR ABOUT 1,000 ABORTIONS are done at the Planned Parenthood abortuary in nearby Warminster. It’s all perfectly legal, but totally immoral. It’s also perfectly legal – and totally moral as well as spiritually urgent – for Christians to pray for an end to abortion. 40 Days for Life is just that: 40 days when Christians unite to seek God’s mercy and help as they pray outside Planned Parenthood abortuaries. Leidy’s Church is planning on joining other local churches to pray at the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Warminster this Wednesday, Sept. 30th. Prayers will be offered from 7 am to 7 pm. If you are able to volunteer an hour or so to pray with other believers on the 30th, please call 215-723-8707 to register or for more info. The PP abortuary is located at 610 Louis Drive, one block off Street Road. Thanks for your help.
ANYONE WHO has expressed an interest in a Judgement House role, either by filling out a bulletin insert or by attending last week’s screening, should check the Youth bulletin board to see what role you have been given. Please initial after your name and attend practice every Sunday at 7:30 pm. All youth should check the board also, as the elves may have assigned you a part even if you did not attend the preview. Actors should return their signed commitment forms at practice.
THANK YOU to the men who organized, worked hard, and made sure yesterday’s Men’s Breakfast took place. We appreciate your labors among us!
THE BUILDING PROJECT has almost all the sidewalk along Cherry Lane poured. This week the paving of the parking lot did get done. Hooray! The driveways will be last. There are still other layers of macadam to put down, but the dust and mud are history. Inside the building the dry wall for the Fellowship Hall ceiling is about in place. The ceiling grid for the lower level has been installed. In the administrative area the lights are installed and working, while the trim material has arrived and is ready for the workers to do their thing. Light boxes are installed throughout the facility. In the sanctuary the sprinkler lines are being installed which means the completed ceiling cannot be far away. Another wet pond was dug, making a total of three lining the Cherry Lane frontage. Steeple? Perhaps this week; we’ll see. Continue to pray for safety for workers, for good relations between all the contractors, and for God’s provision for financing.
THE COUNTRY CONCERT announced in last week’s bulletin for this evening at the Rittenhouse farm actually took place last evening. If you did not get the corrected message, we apologize. However, you should not head to the Rittenhouse barn tonight expecting to enjoy a concert. If you like, go ahead and see about getting tickets from the church office for the square dance that happens at the Rittenhouse barn Saturday nite.
TRUE WORSHIPERS is the title of a nine week Thursday evening class that begins Oct. 8th. Consideration will be given to the elements of true worship. A primary resource will be the book by Bob Kauflin titled True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God. The class will be led by Pastor Niederhaus. Beginning at 7:15 sharp, each class will end at 8:15 sharp. Books do need to be ordered, so please register with the church office sooner rather than later if you would like to be part of this course.
A CELEBRATION BANQUET for the entire congregation is being planned for Saturday evening, November 7th. Sponsored by the Consistory with major help from the Care Committee, it will be an evening to return thanks to God for all the ways He’s worked in and through the “new addition” we added in 1990. Looking forward to good food, good memories, good sharing, and good celebration of God’s goodness. Plan to be present.
IF ANYONE HAS AN electric clothes dryer, or a chest freezer, that needs a new home, please call Mary Kirkpatrick at 610-324-0939. Thank you!
THE RUMMAGE SALE is just around the corner on October 14th and 15th. We need your help to set up on Monday and Tuesday, October 12th and 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. We also need workers during the sale on Wednesday from 9-8 p.m. and on Thursday ($2 a bag day) from 9-6 p.m. Pack-up begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Please plan to support this outreach where people in the community can get a good bargain on used clothes and other household costs.
LOOKING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS from events that have been held in the Fellowship Hall over the last 25 years. Bring your photos to the office. Please make sure they are marked. All photographs will be returned to you.
THANK YOU from Bob Bugge for the cards, prayers, and concerns since his procedure.
SUNDAY                     6:00 p.m.      Youth Fellowship
                                      7:30 p.m.      JH Practice
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
                                      7:00 p.m.      Christian Ed Mtg. – Rm. 13
WEDNESDAY            7:00 a.m.      Pray 40 Days for Life
                                      7:00 p.m.      Bell Choir
                                     8:00 p.m.      Chancel Choir
THURSDAY               9:00 a.m.      Precept Study
                                      7:30 p.m.      Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
SUNDAY                     8:00 a.m.      Worship Service
                                      9:30 a.m.      Sunday School
                                     10:45 a.m.      Worship Service
October 14 & 15          Rummage Sale
October 21                  Kids Klub Family Night
October 23,24,25        Judgement House
     30, 31 Nov. 1
November 7               Celebration Banquet
November 14             Chicken Take-Out Night