December 6, 2015
MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 & 10:45
     ORGAN PRELUDE
*  THE OPENING HYMN: #192  Angels We Have Heard on High
*  THE SOLEMN DECLARATION            C: Amen
*  THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
*  THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
    C: Almighty and most merciful God, we have strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have gone against Your laws. We have left undone those things we should have done, and we have done those things we should never have done. Have mercy upon us. Make us whole. And help us to live a righteous life to the glory of Your Holy Name, 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…
      C: Amen
*   THE CALL TO PRAISE
      P: Let us praise God!
     C: Praise the Lord!
*   THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: To God Be the Glory
 To God be the glory – great things He hath done!
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the Lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O Come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory – great things He hath done
 
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
** DEDICATION
     LIGHTING OF THE CANDLE OF PEACE
     HOLY SCRIPTURES:  Psalm 119:129-136 (Page 627)
                                           Daniel 3 s.v. (Page 884)
                                           Luke 1:5-25 (Page 1018)
     THE SERMON: “Quodlibet”
*   THE NICENE CREED
*   A HYMN: #180  What Child is This?
     THE OFFERING
     THE OFFERTORY
** AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
*   THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: #172  Of the Father’s Love Begotten
*   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
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* 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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dave and Maxine Parfitt at the dedication of their son, Atticus William Albert this morning. May God be with this family as they grow in Him.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to John Niederhaus and family at the death of his mother, Ruth, on Monday. May God be with the family at this difficult time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Delton and Laurie Plank in loving memory of their parents, and in honor of their grandchildren.
GREETERS TODAY:      (8:00)    Gary and Karen Brown
                                           (10:45)    Matt and Cathy Connor
TAPE MINISTRY:          Today                    Lorraine Shoemaker    
                                         December 13th       Marge VanOmmeren
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Jean Saylor.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Brian Radcliff and Collin Radcliff.
NURSERY TODAY:
  8:00   Jim and Angela Kinney, Phil and Renee Shafer (Baby/Toddler;Children’s Church).
10:45   Wanda Brunner, Krista Tyson, Jeremy and Justine Smith (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Derek Freed, Stephen Tyson10th; Connie Smith 11th; Brent Talbot, Jr. 12th; Joyce Anders, Noah Kulp, Landon Shoemaker, Alex Walbrandt 13th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Bob and Cindy Haines 13th; Jim and Karen Carling 16th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Quodlibet. It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Quodlibet sermon. In case you’ve forgotten, or have never heard of this phenomenon, here’s what it means. The pastor does not prepare a sermon for this Sunday. Instead, in each bulletin there will be a slip of paper on which attendees may write a question. Those slips of paper will be collected just prior to the sermon, then the pastor will take them into the pulpit to read and respond to as many as time allows. The questions can be about anything – that’s what Quodlibet means: ask what you will.
THE SECOND CANDLE on the Advent Wreath is the candle of Peace. Jesus was born into the world to bring peace between God and mankind. As we receive God’s peace through the righteousness of Christ, we are enabled to share that peace with others as we seek to encourage greater love and understanding in our homes, community, nation, and world.
 
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
     Today:                     The Family Project – Dave Reich
    December 13          The Family Project – Dave Reich
    December 20          Follow the Star Pageant
    December 27          The Family Project – Dave Reich
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 16.
WE ARE LOOKING for people to share their musical talents with us at the 10:30 service of worship Christmas Eve. A signup sheet is posted in the narthex.
REHEARSALS FOR THIS WEEK – Reminder to all musicians, vocalists and instrumentalists, participating in the early Christmas Eve Worship Service: Monday, (tomorrow), December 7th 7:30-9:00 pm, combined instrumentalists and vocalists. Saturday, December 12th, 9:00 – 10:30 am, combined instrumentalists and vocalists. Please strive to be in place and ready to go by 7:30 pm on Monday, and by 9:00 am on Saturday, voices warmed-up, instruments tuned, and music on stands.
LOST SHEEP PRAYER GROUP meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cindy Filson.
SIGHN-UP SHEETS are on a table in the narthex to sign up for the 2016 Committees of consistory. Read over the responsibilities of each committee and prayerfully consider where you might best serve the Lord and Leidy’s Church.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING takes place next Sunday! Included in today’s bulletin is a sign-up form to register for caroling. The completed form may be placed in the offering plate or on the secretary’s desk in the office. You may also use the form to make suggestions for persons or homes to put on our caroling list. Feel welcome to join in spreading Christmas cheer!
IF YOU HAVE NEED of a used wood stove/fireplace insert, please give Dana and Barb Gehman a call to arrange pick up at 215-453-0840.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
NEW MEMBERS will be received into the fellowship of Leidy’s Church on Sunday, December 20th. If you or someone you know has been through an Inquirer’s Class and would like to join Leidy’s Church, please contact Pastor Niederhaus or the church office to make the necessary arrangements.
HELP IS NEEDED on Christmas Eve in the church kitchen for an hour or so beginning at 2 p.m. to fill the luminary bags with sand and place them around the property. If you can help out, it would be very much appreciated! Call the church office to indicate your intention to help out.
LADIES PRAYER MEETING takes place Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. in Room #18 (youth room). Our desire is to seek God and His will for our lives, our families, and our church family.
MARCH FOR LIFE 2016 takes place on Friday, January 22nd. Leidy’s Church will have a Perkiomen coach taking folk down. Cost is $12 per person. The bus will leave the Leidy’s Church parking lot at 6 a.m. and usually returns between 8:30 and 9 in the evening. A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex. Youth under 18 years of age must have a responsible adult assigned with them.
WANTED: A FEW MORE ADULTS/TEENS (not confirmation class) to help the Kid’s Klub choirs put on their Christmas pageant! Only one performance…on December 20th during the Sunday School “Happy Birthday Jesus!” party. Only minimal to no acting/
     memorization required (depending on the part). Many lucrative careers have launched from our humble stage…who knows…you could be the next to be discovered! See Donna Frueh for details.
THE FLOWER CHART for 2016 is posted on the wall in the narthex for those who would like to sponsor flowers for our sanctuary. The chart will be posted until the end of December.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY                       6:00 p.m.      Youth Fellowship
MONDAY                     6:00 p.m.      Volleyball
                                       6:45 p.m.      Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
                                       7:00 p.m.      Sanctuary Resvd.
                                       7:00 p.m.      Outreach Committee – C.R.
TUESDAY                    7:00 p.m.      Grace Community – F.H.
                                       7:00 p.m.      Elder Prayer – Rm. 16
                                       7:00 p.m.      Christian Ed@Rittenhouse Farm
                                       7:00 p.m.      Ladies Prayer Meeting – Rm. 18
                                       7:30 p.m.      Spiritual Council – Rm. 16
                                       7:30 p.m.      Sanctuary Resvd.
WEDNESDAY            5:00 p.m.      Kids Klub
                                      7:00 p.m.      Bells
                                      7:30 p.m.      Consistory
                                      8:00 p.m.      Chancel Choir
THURSDAY                9:00 a.m.      Precept
                                      6:00 p.m.      Globes Cleaned
                                       7:15 p.m.      True Worship – Rm. 16
                                       7:30 p.m.      Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
SATURDAY                 9:00 a.m.      Sanctuary Resvd.
                                       2:00 p.m.      F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
SUNDAY                      8:00 a.m.      Worship Service
                                       9:30 a.m.      Sunday School
                                     10:45 a.m.      Worship Service
                                       2:00 p.m.      Caroling
LOOKING AHEAD
December 20              Follow the Star Pageant
December 24              Christmas Eve Worship