Bulletin, May 28, 2017
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
      #1  Blessed Be Your Name            #3  Song of Moses
      #2  O for a Thousand                     #4  Our Great God
 
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:  Psalm 148 (page 456)
                                                         Matthew 26:51-54 (page 23)
                                                         2 Peter 2:4-11 (page 184)
     THE SERMON: “Angels and Demons”
*  CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
     C: Almighty God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – we confess our sin to You. We desire to know You, to serve You, and to be fruitful for You. That good desire is compromised by other desires. We want to be like other people, and to be liked by other people. We want to take our ease, and not be stretched or challenged. We want to have much gain, but we want it to come without effort. We want to grow spiritually, but without renouncing worldliness. All this makes us tend to the superficial and temporal, at the sake of the profound and eternal. Lord Jesus, help us. Forgive the shallowness of our hearts, and draw us deeper into Your truth. Holy Spirit, renew our minds and purify our hearts. O Father, draw us to You, that our lives may be filled with Your truth, and lived in your light. Almighty God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we desire most to honor You. Amen.
 
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (on insert)
* THE APOSTLES CREED
   THE OFFERING
   THE OFFERTORY
   AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing (on insert)
* 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; C = Congreg.  Response
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There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the welcome desk in the narthex and return immediately following the service.
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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 daughter, Bailey Donna, born to Jim and Angela Kinney on Tuesday. May God with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God and with great thanksgiving for the gift of music, especially the rich and fruitful ministry of the Leidy’s Church choirs and worship teams.
USHER CAPTAINS:  Dave Doran, Dana Gehman
GREETERS TODAY:     Andy and Joan Tawney
TAPE MINISTRY:       Today           Beth Harbon
                                       June 3rd        BJ Kulp
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
     Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
               Alex and Ally Hager, Courtney Lepping
     Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
               Jeremy and Justine Smith
     Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years)
              Gregg and Tiffany  Guerreiro, Lydia Wilwert
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jordan Hostelley June 1st; Wendy Murphy 2nd; Jacqui Shafer, Ruth Thompson 3rd; Denise Carsley, Lizzie Sedares, Elijah Smith 4th; John Greene, Jim Smedberg, John Vasey 6th; Rose Hicks 7th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Jeremiah and Brittany Rizzo June 1st; George and Donna Frueh, Bill and Wynne Parfitt 2nd; Jack and Karen Parry 3rd; Nathan and Bekah Kulp 4th; Steve and Joy Myers 5th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Angels and Demons. A particularly thorny, but interesting, element of the doctrine of creation concerns angels and demons. The Bible is full of angels and demons. The vast majority of us, though, have never seen an angel or a demon. In fact, the vast majority of humans have never seen an angel or a demon. Nevertheless, we see and experience the effects of angels and demons regularly. It is important that we have a clear understanding of these created spiritual beings. Man was made a little lower than the angels, yet Christians in due time will judge the angels. Could be interesting.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
     Today               Part 4 – Christianity & the Nature of Science
     June 4               Men-O-Lan – No Class
     June 11             Stan Ott
MULCHING DAY has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 3rd  beginning at 8:00.
THE SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC schedule is posted in the narthex. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer. Pastor Chris will contact you to schedule a time for practice.
THE CHICKEN BBQ/STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 10th. Much help is needed to make the Festival a success. Forms are in the bulletin. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions you can fill. There will be someone at the Welcome Desk after the service to take your pre-order form.
FREE TO A GOOD HOME – A 1945 Lester Spinet piano. Will move to your location for you. The piano is in fair to good shape, and has not been abused. Contact Darlene Schmidt at 215-257-0862 if interested.
ARE YOU READY to provide support for a specific member of the SLMT mission team? Team participants are in the process of looking for folk to pray for them individually and to help each one raise his or her required $480 financial undergirding. If you are ready, but no one has approached you, let the church office know. You will be approached! Thanks.
THE STRAWBERRY CHICKEN BBQ FESTIVAL happens a mere two weeks from yesterday!! That would be Saturday, June 10th. Much help is needed in all areas of this endeavor. Volunteer forms are in the bulletin. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions as you can fill. There will be someone at the Welcome Desk after the service to take your pre-order form.
NEXT SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE should be kept in mind. It is the All-Church Picnic at Camp Men-O-Lan! Service of worship begins at 10:30 out in the outdoor chapel (since the weather will be great this year). There will be a service of worship here at our regular facility, but it will be at 8 am when the roosters are still crowing.
MISSION COMMITTEE MEMBERS should remember to stop by the office and sign some cards. There’s a pretty large stack, so allow 10 minutes or so to do so. Thanks.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW is looking for a piano instructor, Grace Griffith is currently accepting new piano students. Grace recently graduated from Liberty University with a B.M. in Piano Performance and has been teaching piano students over the past nine years. Students of all ages are welcome. Please contact Grace for more information about lessons at gracecgriffith@comcast.net.”
ATTENTION ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS!  There is a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you are involved in any aspect of VBS — with the exception of the toddler program & nursery — you should make every effort to attend this meeting. Not sure if you’re a volunteer? Please check the list near the restrooms in the narthex. Can’t make it to the meeting? Please call Laura Heebner at 215-872-9834.
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.
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – Members and non-members alike are encouraged to have a photo taken for the Church Directory. Dates for pictures to be taken are Tuesday, June 13th through Saturday, June 17th.You may sign up online by going to http://www.ucdir.com,/ enter PA725 in the Church Code field and enter Church in the Church Password field. OR you may choose to sign up in person each Sunday at the Photo Directory table. Still needed are a few people to help during the time of the photo shoots.
PRAYING HAPPENS this Saturday morning, which is the first Saturday of the month. That means Patterns of Prayer will be taking place in Room 117. You may stop in any time from 8 til noon for as long or as short a time as your schedule allows. If you have questions or suggestions, please speak with Patricia Martindell.
MACHINE SHED CONCERT – This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rittenhouse Farm. As usual the concert is completely free. Attendees need only bring a chair to sit on.
 
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN to assist in the kitchen during the Ladies Tea on Saturday, June 3rd. Contact BJ Kulp at 215-272-0576 or email her at jbjkulp@verizon.net if you would like to help or if you have questions.
CALLING ALL 18 TO 45 YEAR-OLDS!  You are invited to join the conversation, on Sunday, June 11th at 11:45 in the Youth Room. We need your help to design ministry to address your spiritual and practical needs in the context of church life here at Leidy’s Church. Questions to be addressed include: What are your needs? How can we be of help? What form might this help take? No childcare provided, but children are welcome!
ANOTHER ISRAEL TRIP OPPORTUNITY takes place this Tuesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. in Rm. 211 (Pastor Steve’s SS classroom). Pastor Niederhaus is hosting a tour of Bible Lands in February of 2018. Are you wondering if that’s something you could do, or should do, then come to the meeting and get the details. What will I see? Why should I even consider going? What will it cost? Is it safe? Where will we stay? What will we eat? These questions and any others you might have will be addressed thoroughly on the 30th of May. You’re welcome to come and you’re welcome to invite others of your friends, family, and acquaintances who might be interested.
A YOUNG WOMEN from our church family, Glory Griffith, is available for hire on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. She is comfortable with gardening, household tasks, childcare, house sitting, etc., and is open to learning new things. She can be reached at 610-222-4431.
CAN YOU VOLUNTEER AT THE COMMUNITY FAIR? Penn Valley Church in Telford is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming Community Fair which runs June 13-17. Their lead pastor, Larry Orme, was responsible for setting this in motion five years ago and it was his desire to use this event to show God’s love and generosity to the surrounding community. Larry went home to his Savior on April 21st and it is the church’s desire to carry on his vision and spread Christ’s love through this fair. Volunteers are needed to help serve in many areas and you can sign up by going to their website at www.pennvalleychurch.org/fair. More information on events is also listed on this page. If you have any questions or need help signing up, call Penn Valley’s Church Office at 215-723-5890 ext. 4301.
THANK YOU from Ruth Bugge for the many cards, prayers and greetings. It is so encouraging to know others care about you. Those encouragements help with the healing.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY:
                               2:30 p.m.              Worship at LCT
                               6:00 p.m.              Youth Fellowship
MONDAY:
                Memorial Day
TUESDAY:
                               7:00 p.m.               Israel Info Mtg. – Rm. 211
                               7:00 p.m.               Care Mtg. – C.R.
WEDNESDAY:
                                 7:30 p.m.              Special Services Mtg. – C.R.
                                 8:00 p.m.             Gym Resvd.
FRIDAY:
                  Set up for Ladies Tea
SATURDAY:
                                 8:00 a.m.             Property Day
                                11:00 a.m.             Ladies Tea
                                4:00 p.m.              F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
SUNDAY:
                                8:00 a.m.              Worship Service
                               10:30 a.m.             Worship Service @ Men-O-Lan
LOOKING AHEAD
June 10                 Chicken BBQ/Strawberry Festival
June 13-17             Photo Directory Pictures
June 25                  VBS Ocean Commotion

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! Tune: Thou, Whose Purpose is to Kindle

Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion,
Thunder like a mighty flood:
“Jesus out of every nation,
Has redeemed us by His blood.”
Alleluia! not as orphans, are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us,
Faith believes, nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received Him,
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise,
“I am with you evermore”?
Alleluia! bread of angels, here on earth
Our food, our stay;
Alleluia! here the sinful,
Flee to You from day to day:
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless,
Sweep across the crystal sea.
Alleluia! King eternal, You the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary,
Earth Your footstool, Heav’n Your throne:
As within the veil You entered,
Robed in flesh our great High Priest;
Here on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic feast.
 

A Hymn of Glory Tune: All Creatures of Our God and King

A hymn of glory let us sing,
New hymns throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascends unto the throne of God.
O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
The holy apostolic band,
Upon the Mount of Olives stand:
Alleluia, Alleluia
And with His faithful foll’wers see,
Their Lord ascend in majesty.
O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
To them the shining angels cry,
“Why stand and gaze upon the sky?”
Alleluia, Alleluia
“This is the Savior” thus they say;
“This is His glorious triumph day!”
O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
“You see Him now, ascending high,
Upon the portals of the sky.”
Alleluia, Alleluia
“Hereafter Jesus you shall see,
Returning in great majesty.”
O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Be now our joy on earth, O Lord,
And be our future great reward.
Alleluia, Alleluia
Then, throned with You forever, we,
Shall praise Your name eternally.
O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
O risen Christ, ascended Lord,
All praise to You let earth accord:
Alleluia, Alleluia
You are, while endless ages run,
With Father, Holy Spirit, one.
O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!