THE ORGAN PRELUDE
BELL PRELUDE: Let Us Break Bread Together – Bell Choir
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#1 Nothing But the Blood #3 How Deep the Father’s Love
#2 The King of Love #4 Come Thou Fount
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Psalm 19 (page 399)
Matthew 4:1-4 (page 2)
Colossians 3:16-17 (page 158)
THE SERMON: “Savoring God’s Word Together”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[Adapted from prayers of confession by Hughes Oliphant Old]
C: O Lord, great God, whom we behold in awe and wonder, who has kept covenant and steadfast love with Your people from age to age. We have sinned and done wrong, turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. We have known in our hearts what is right, and yet we did wrong anyway. We have been fascinated by evil, delighted with pleasing ourselves, satisfying our desires, pampering ourselves with pleasures. O Lord, great God, have mercy on us, according to Your steadfast love. We know You delight in goodness; grant that we, too, might delight in goodness. We ask all this, O Father, in the name of Jesus, the Lamb who was slain, and yet lives forevermore. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #337 God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
* THE APOSTLES CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #659 Lead On, O King Eternal
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
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.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Wynne Parfitt and family at the death of her father on Monday, and to Cindy Filson and family at the death of her father on Thursday. May God be with these families at this time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Verna Bowman in loving remembrance of Jeff.
USHER CAPTAINS: Ken Merritt, Stan Ott
GREETERS TODAY: Phil and Renee Shafer
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Mim Weigner
February 26th Donna Weiss
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Jean Clarke.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Mario Guerreiro, and Brian Radcliff.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Tim and Rachel Leidy
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Matt and Tara McVaugh, Val Hager
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years)
Ken and Wendy Murphy, Ruth Thompson
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dylan Camuso, Shannon Kehs 21st; Tom Kraus 22nd; Ted Brunner, Sarah Tyson 24th; Anthony Potts, Nathaniel Walmsley 25th; Mabel Eisenhauer, Pam Kirkpatrick 26th; Sherry Moyer, Levi Smith, Jerri Thompson 27th; Robert Frank, Parker Steve, Mitchell VanDerbeek 28th; Ron Hughes, Doug Lindner, Rodney Shoemaker, Joan Tawney March 1st.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Phil and Renee Shafer 26th; Gregg and Tiffany Guerreiro 28th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Savoring God’s Word Together. A fantastic steak (coffee, ice cream, insert your personal favorite) is sublime. Each bite filled with melt-in-your-mouth goodness meant to be savored slowly with a drink of choice. Do we ever savor God’s Word like a good steak? Colossians 3:16 tells us to let the Word richly dwell within us, to savor it. Just as we desire to share (or, maybe, overshare) on social media the deliciousness of our favorite meals, so also we should share the goodness of God’s Word with each other. That’s how we all may share in the feast that God has prepared for His people.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today John DiLenge – Conflict Resolution
February 26th John DiLenge – Conflict Resolution
March Missions Month!
JOIN OUR MISSION to the First Nations people in Ontario. The 2017 SLMT team is forming now. You are invited to consider being a part of it. The team needs folk of all ages and with all sorts of skills. Most of the team will be doing a daily VBS with kids, though some workers will be doing construction/repair projects. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex wall. Our SLMT team will leave the evening of July 13th and return early in the morning on the 23rd of July, the Lord willing! Sign up, launch out, and see what the Lord can do through you and in you.
YOU’RE INVITED TO WORSHIP AT REALM a mid-week interlude of spiritual focus in the midst of hectic work weeks. Taking place each Thursday evening from 7 to 8, it is space dedicated to worship in praise songs, engaging the Scriptures, and pouring out our hearts before God’s throne. It’s a relaxed time of gathering, yet filled with passion for the Lord Jesus and His work in and through us. Oh, there is plenty of time afterward to indulge in some coffee, snacks, and conversations. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Chris Tawney.
LOVE CRADLE MISSION BANQUET will be held on Saturday, March 11th. Doors open at 5:00 and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and will feature good Ukrainian food. There is no cost for the evening, but a free will offering will be received. If you would like to attend, please contact the church office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Help is needed before, during and after the banquet, included in the bulletin today is a volunteer form for you to indicate your availability.
HAVE YOU LADIES HEARD about the Awaken Conference being held at Leidy’s Church on Saturday, April 22nd? There is a team of local women representing several area churches planning this event. Their Mission Statement says the purpose of the Conference is “to stir the hearts of women to see Jesus more clearly and to know and love Him more deeply”. There will be three keynote speakers; Cherie Leatherman, Kristi Wile, and Verna Bowman. The cost of the conference is $30, however, register before April 1st, and a $10 discount is available if you use discount code awaken10 at checkout. Go to awaken2017.org to register or for more information. Also, full scholarships are available through our own Women’s Ministry. Email email@example.com or speak with anyone on Women’s Ministry.
HOW DOES WHAT YOU HEAR about sexuality influence your thinking? How does it influence the culture? How does it compare to God’s design for sexuality? These questions and more will be addressed at the Finding Sexual Sanity When All Around is Chaos seminar. Sponsored by BMCE, presented by Harvest USA, and hosted by Leidy’s Church, the seminar takes place Friday evening and Saturday morning, March 24/25. Registration fee is $10. You may register by going to www.sanity2017.eventbrite.com. Mark your calendar, tell others about the seminar, and plan to attend.
GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is holding Welcome Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. this Wednesday. Interested families are invited to come out and visit! Families will have the opportunity to observe weekly chapel, class time, snack time and recess. Refreshments included. No RSVP needed.
MISS THE ISRAEL TRIP MEETING? There is still plenty of time to get information and see if this is a trip you can make. Departure date is February 12, 2018 for the 10 day Bible land tour, or 14 day trip if you opt for the Jordan/Petra extension. Brochures are in the narthex hutch. You may speak with Pastor Niederhaus for more information.
LADIES MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – We will begin a new series on March 6th at 6:45 in room 118. Crucible: The Choices that Change Your Life Forever. This is a 6 week, no homework DVD, workbook and discussion study by Walk Thru the Bible. Your life is full of moments of decision, and how you respond can have lifelong impact. Israel’s shepherd king faced critical choices in the same areas we do, and we can learn a lot from how he handled them. To order the workbook either contact Sandy Nase at 215-669-1421 or the church office by Sunday, February 26th. We hope you will join us.
LEIDY’S CHURCH is hosting the Awaken Conference for women on Saturday, April 22nd. There is a great team working on the details, but we have been asked to provide two people to welcome and register attendees (of which we already have one volunteer), and three or four to maintain the coffee/tea/water station throughout the event. We also were asked to provide baked goods for the morning such as breakfast cakes, muffins, quick breads, etc. A sign-up sheet has been posted in the narthex, or you may contact the church office.
THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPT. is collecting pictures of children in our Nursery through 12th grade Sunday School classes for 2017 prayer cards which will be distributed on Palm Sunday. Parents, be sure a picture of your child(ren), with their name and birthdate on the back, is turned in to their Sunday School teachers, the church office, or the Welcome Desk. If you do not have a picture, let their Sunday School teacher know, and we will take one for you. It is our desire that each child has an adult praying for them!
CHILDCARE WORKERS NEEDED for the Mom’s Group which meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:00. Contact the church office or email Kate Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SIGN-UP for Coffee & Tea Preparation is up and ready to be filled out for the months of February through May.
NEWSLETTER articles for the March newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
12:30 p.m. F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:30 p.m. Volleyball
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:00 p.m. FCA – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Morning Star – Rm. 211
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Fellowship – Rm. 111
7:00 p.m. Awaken Prayer
7:30 p.m. Choir Room Resvd.
3:00 p.m. Set up for iBlast
5:30 p.m. Grace Notes Choir
6:00 p.m. iBlast
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
9:00 a.m. Precept
7:00 p.m. Realm – Sanctuary
7:30 a.m. ALL – C.R./Kitchen
Set up for FCA Event
8:00 a.m. FCA Event
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
March 1 Ash Wednesday
March 10-12 Dare to Share
March 11 Love Cradle Banquet
March 24/25 Sexuality Conference
April 8/9 Go, Go Jonah
April 16 Easter Sunday
April 23 Piano Inaugural Concert
April 29 SLMT Auction