THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#1 Cornerstone #3 In Christ Alone
#2 My One Comfort #4 Because He Lives (#449)
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 20:1-6 (Page 552)
Luke 21:12-19 (Page 65)
Acts 24:1-23 (Page 113)
THE SERMON: “Inevitable Conflict”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[adapted from reformation21.org, based on Deut. 3]
C: O Lord our God, You speak clearly. The promises of Your covenant are perfect; Your rules are righteous; the law You delivered to us is not hard to understand. You not only made us for Yourself, You also redeemed us for Yourself. The story of our lives is that we were enslaved until You rescued us. We served other gods; we made our own idols; we honored our names above Yours; we took little time to be holy. Even after Your deliverance, we are strangely drawn to dark places we know too well. We still fail to give our parents their full honor; we’ve held hate in our hearts; and we sometimes lust with our eyes. The covetousness hidden in our hearts has leaked out into our lives: we want what is not ours. Forgive us, we pray, for our many sins, through Christ Jesus. Help us. Aid us by Your Holy Spirit. We want to walk in Your ways. Beyond all our deserving, give us many days to live for Your praise, until our Redeemer returns, or until you call us home, to that eternal land which we will possess through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #448 Before the Throne of God Above
* THE APOSTLES CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #123 Children of the Heavenly Father
* 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 = Congreg. Response
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.
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 CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed with thanksgiving to God by Bob and Jacqui Shafer.
GREETERS TODAY: Rock and Astrid Rau
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Alice Kraus
November 13th BJ Kulp
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Chris and Katie Tawney.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Justin Lockman, Jeff Kirkpatrick, and Mario Guerreiro.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Matt and Kate Harris, Julia Martindell
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Tom and Abby Feverston, Caren Elliott
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – Ken and Wendy Murphy, Mitchell VanDerbeek
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dustin Doran, Dave Kirkpatrick, Ken Merritt, Diane Miller 10th; Karen Focht, Nathan Kulp 11th; Randy Annis, Nolan Hughes 12th; Pat Jones, Roger Jones, Donna Moyer 15th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Mario and Debbie Guerreiro 11th; Justin and Emma Coale, Steve and Irina Yagilnicky 13th; Nick and Cassie Olczyk 14th; Dave and Connie Smith 15th; Don and Dianne Nase 18th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Inevitable Conflict. The Jews of Jerusalem and the apostle Paul had absolutely contrary views on the most important of issues. We’re talking about issues that are deal breakers for each – issues on which they could not budge. While they might live in an agreed-upon truce for a time, it only took a spark to get the fire going. In His Olivet Discourse, this is exactly what Jesus told His disciples to expect, namely, that because of His name His followers would be maligned, imprisoned, and brought before court to be condemned. Jeremiah experiences this as well. Will we?
ISSUES & ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today – Steve Landis
Nov. 13 – Stan Ott
Nov. 20 – Matt Harris -“What Does the Bible Say About My Debt?”
IF YOU ENJOY HAVING A CUP OF COFFEE at church on a Sunday morning, a sign-up sheet has been posted in the narthex for you to help make it and clean up. Francis Weiss is willing to help train anyone who needs to learn how to do so on our new coffee system, so please contact him to make arrangements.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 125.
SHEPHERDS MEETING takes place this Saturday, November 12th. Starting time is 8 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
THE SENIOR BELL CHOIR is looking for a full-time bell ringer. We will train you! We practice on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 7:45 and generally ring on the third Sunday of the month. If you like listening to the bells play, why not give it a try! If interested, please email or call George Frueh. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 215-723-4769.
ATTENTION CRAFT & GIFT SALE FOLKS: Don’t forget to return your commitment form to Donna Frueh’s mailbox asap. We need to know how many tables you need and what you will be offering. And of course it’s not too late to join our event on Nov 19th. Our show is open to Leidy’s church members and their families also. Just grab a form from Donna’s mailbox or send her an email at email@example.com.
DOCTRINES OF GRACE CONFERENCE sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals will be held at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Quakertown. Dates are Friday evening, Nov. 11th and Saturday, Nov. 12th. More information and registration forms are available at the Narthex hutch.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
KAY ARTHUR is coming to Hawthorne Gospel Church (Hawthorne NJ) November 12th “How to Live in a Society That Calls Evil Good and Good Evil” Info at: (Lisa Kudisch) Lkudisch@hgcusa.org or call 973-427-6960 (X129). Cost $40 (or $50 at the door).
NEED A HYMNAL? The hymnals that had to be taken out of the pews because they were are missing #s 263-288, need a new home. they do, however, have #s 289-311 in twice! If interested contact the church office.
ATTENTION ACTORS & ACTRESSES: Plans are underway for the Sonshine Players Spring musical, however the one we are strongly considering requires at least five middle school/high school/college students (male or female) to re-create the roles made famous by the likes of Ruthie & Vangie Neiderhaus, Laura Michalak and Justine Wilwert to name drop a few famous actresses of yesteryear. The performance is scheduled for Spring 2017. Mostly Saturday practices in March & April…not every Sat required, rehearsals are negotiable. See Mrs. Frueh if interested.
ARE YOU INVOLVED OR WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED in music and worship ministry at Leidy’s? Then we have the event for you. On November 14th we are having an all worship and music gathering in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. which will include dinner, fellowship, worship, and a brief message on the heart of worship. If you are currently involved in any music ministry in the church (worship team, choir, bells, & media team) it is required that you attend this meeting. If you are interested in becoming part of these ministries please take this opportunity to join us. This is a key gathering where we will discuss important plans for the future and further grow together as a worship and music ministry. Contact Pastor Chris at Chris@leidyschurch.org or call the church office if you will be attending.
ELECTION DAY is this Tuesday. Don’t forget to make your voice heard. Also, since Leidy’s Church is a polling place, this means that from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening the Fellowship Hall will be reserved for voting and the preparations. Please park farther down in the lot so that voters can have the closest and most convenient spots.
DOUBLING YOUR DOLLARS is underway. Generous businessmen from the congregation want to motivate us to make a serious dent in our mortgage. They have pledged to match every dollar given to the Building Fund in November and December until the challenge goal of $150,000 is reached. You’re invited to help us meet this challenge.
ZION CHORAL SOCIETY will be in concert today at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quakertown at 3 p.m.
MONTCO ANGELS are being sought. The Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth seeks “Angels” each Christmas season to help provide gifts for children in the child welfare system. These are kids who will not receive gifts except through this means. Gwen Damiani from our congregation is coordinating this program and would be glad to have you become an Angel. You may contact Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details. Please contact her before the 20th of November.
VOTER GUIDES are available on-line for those concerned about pro-life issues. Go to www.paprolife.org/2016election for info about national and state candidates.
RETURNING BOXES? Thanks to all who are participating in Operation Christmas Child. When your box is filled, please return it to the designated table in the narthex. All boxes should be returned by November 20th.
WANT TO JOIN SUNDAY SCHOOL project of gathering some funds to help Colleen Estes with purchasing and distributing Bibles for youth at Pikangikum? All the November and December offerings from the Sunday School classes will go to this project. If you’d also like to help, please use a Second Mile offering envelope and mark it Pik Bibles.
THE THURSDAY MORNING Precept study will begin a series based on the Sermon on the Mount begins this week. The class meets in Room 118 beginning at 9 a.m. If you wish to be part of this new study, please contact Verna Bowman at email@example.com or call her at 215-237-1370.
SR. HIGH YOUTH – If you are interested in attending the Sr. High Retreat, please sign up via the church’s website.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY 3:30 p.m. F.H. Resvd.
6:00 p.m. Youth Hayride
MONDAY 9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
3:00 p.m. Set up for Voting
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:00 p.m. Outreach Mtg. – C.R.
TUESDAY Election Day
7:00 p.m. Elder Prayer – Rm. 125
7:00 p.m. Grace Community – Gym
7:00 p.m. Women’s Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Resvd.
7:30 p.m. Spiritual Council – Rm. 125
WEDNESDAY 1:30 p.m. Small Group
3:00 p.m. Set up for iBlast
5:30 p.m. Grace Note Choir
6:00 p.m. iBlast
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Consistory – C.R.
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Precept Study
6:00 p.m. FCA – F.H./Kitchen
6:30 p.m. FPU – Youth Rm.
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Shepherd’s Meeting
SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
November 19 Craft Show
November 23 Thanksgiving Service
November 27 Advent Workshop