MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.
     THE ORGAN PRELUDE
     A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   PRAISE CHORUSES - Please see words on insert
     #1  Blessed Be Your Name       #3  Forever
     #2  Offering                              #4  I’d Rather Have Jesus
    
     FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
     THE HOLY SCRIPTURES     Deuteronomy 8:6-20 (page 194)
                                                       Luke 12:13-21 (page 1038)
                                                       1 Timothy 6:17-19 (page 1190)
 
      A MOMENT of SILENT MEDITATION on the WORD of GOD
      THE SERMON:  “The Dangers of Affluence”
*    CONFESSION OF SIN - first in silence and then in unison
     C: Gracious God, too often we forget how fortunate we are, how blessed we are, to live in such a rich and prosperous nation. Help us to be thankful every day, for even the most basic necessities of life. Forgive us where we have put financial gain ahead of obeying Your Word. Help us not to be deceived by riches. Lord Jesus, may we remember what You have said: to whom much is given, much is required. Have mercy not only on us, but also on our nation. Bring us back to being a nation under God. We pray all this in the name of Christ Jesus, the Lord. Amen.
 
*    A HYMN: #51  I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
      HEIDELBERG CATECHISM: Question 60
      Question 60: How are you righteous before God?
      Answer: Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. In spite of the fact that my conscience accuses me that I have grievously sinned against all the commandments of God, and have not kept any one of them, and that I am still ever prone to all that is evil, nevertheless God, without any merit of my own, out of pure grace, grants me the benefits of the perfect satisfaction of Christ, crediting to me His righteousness and holiness, as if I had never committed a single sin, or had ever been sinful, having fulfilled myself, all the obedience which Christ has carried out for me, if only I accept such favor with a trusting heart.
      THE OFFERING
      THE OFFERTORY
** AN ANTHEM: Lord Most High - Chancel Choir
*    THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*    THE CLOSING HYMN: #512 Little Is Much, When God Is In It (on insert)
** 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 = Cong. Response;  zIndicates 8:00 service;  ** Indicates 10:45 service
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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 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 Kevin and Crista (Melchiorre) Weber who were united in Christian marriage yesterday. May God be with them as they begin their life together in Him.
 
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Jeff and Verna Bowman in praise and thanksgiving to their good Father. “I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise Thee among much people.” ~Psalm 35:18
 
GREETERS TODAY:          (8:00)   Dave and Flor Hughes
                                            (10:45)   Bob and Val Hager
 
TAPE MINISTRY:        Today                   Joan Thomas     
                                     November 30th     Marge VanOmmeren            
 
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Lori Maxwell.
 
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Smedberg and Andy Tawney.
 
NURSERY TODAY:
  8:00   Jim and Angela Kinney, Ken and Wendy Murphy (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45   Jeremy and Justine Smith, Ruthie Niederhaus, Ellen Hill (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
 
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Krissy Godshall, Natalie Guerreiro, Dorothy Kehs 27th; Owen Lockman 29th; Shirley Michalak, Bill Teate 30th; JoAnn Elliott December 1st.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Scott and Angie Taylor December 1st.
 
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Dangers of Affluence. There are many “creature comfort” advantages for those of us living in our affluent society. We enjoy them very much. But, alas, there also are many dangers that accompany such affluence. For instance, how would you respond to questions such as these: Are your decisions profit-driven or principle-driven? Are you committed to doing what the Bible teaches, regardless of the financial consequences? Let’s never forget how much we need God. We should remember to be thankful, for “to whom much is given, much is required”. We’ve been given much.
 
WE WELCOME REV. BILL TEATE as our guest preacher this morning. Bill is a longtime attender and recently-joined member of Leidy’s Church. Though he heads up the Glad Tidings India ministry, today he’s here simply to preach a timely gospel message. We look forward to what God has put on Bill’s heart to share with us.
 
THANKSGIVING WORSHIP is this Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Traditional songs will be sung, testimonies will be shared, choirs will sing, prayers will be offered, and hearts consecrated to the Lord. Bring your family and start the Thanksgiving holiday off right.
 
ADVENT WORKSHOP happens next Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Check out the table in the narthex and choose what craft you would like to make. Or if you’re not feeling “crafty” PLEASE sign up to teach or help. If you are planning to eat with us but your name isn’t on a craft sheet, please sign the “pizza only” list so we have an accurate count. Each family should bring a dessert to share; beverages are provided. The crafts and pizza are free.
 
THE MERRITT FAMILY would like to send a warm thank-you for all your prayers and cards of encouragement during the passing of Ken's mother. The sting of death hurts, however the hope in Jesus brings comfort. Thank you.

DOUBLING YOUR DOLLARS is underway. Generous donors with significant vision have presented us with a significant matching challenge this year: $250,000. Every dollar given to the Building Fund between now and the end of the year will be matched. Because of the size of the challenge there is no amount that needs to be reached before the matching begins. Please prayerfully consider how you may participate in helping meet this challenge goal.
 
OVERSEAS CHRISTMAS PROJECT - A church wide Christmas project this year is to help refugees displaced by ISIS atrocities. Denny Barger will be ministering among Middle-Eastern refugees over Christmas. Our donations will enable him to share with refugee children and families. Each $25 given will provide for a package containing a sweater, a Bible activity book, some food, a blanket, a toy, some crayons, and flip-flops. Denny and his crew also will do gospel presentations throughout the refugee camps. Please use a Second Mile Envelope and write Denny’s Project. All donations need to be in by December 14th.
 
THE FLOWER CHART for 2015 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.
 
THE ZION CHORAL concert is being held today at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship in Allentown at 3 p.m. this afternoon. This is their last performance.
 
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.
 
LADIES OF LEIDY’S is hosting a pot luck supper on Tuesday, December 2nd. We will enjoy a meal together beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a devotional thought and our monthly business meeting. A sign-up sheet is posted on the Women’s Ministry bulletin board to indicate what you would like to bring to share. All ladies are welcome to attend.
 
KELLY WILWERT has been invited to join a ministry group going to Kurdistan in northern Iraq. They will be leaving on December 9th. Each person going needs to raise $2,500 for expenses. If you would like to help underwrite some of Kelly’s expenses, please use a Second Mile Offering envelope and mark it “Kelly’s Kurdistan Trip.” 
 
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES are due in the church office by Tuesday.

KIDS KLUB THEME for this week is Dark Night & Thanksgiving Night. Dress in black or dark colors; extra points for little pilgrims. Hope to see your family at evening service.
 
HEIDELBERG CATECHISM NOTE: Question 60 is terribly difficult and joyously wonderful at the same time! What it says about the conscience is hard to hear, though we’ve all experienced it. “What, you say you’re a Christian! Look at what you’ve done! Look at what you haven’t done! You put up nothing but a pious, fraudulent front!” The trouble, of course, is that we’ve not lived perfect lives. We have messed up. Moreover, sometimes we look forward to messing up! All this is terribly difficult. The joyously wonderful news is that our standing before God is not based on our righteousness, but on the righteousness of Christ. His righteousness is perfect! That’s what is credited to the account of Christians. That’s why back in Question 58 it was confessed that “I now feel in my heart the beginning of eternal joy.” It is, in fact, a whole-hearted trust that God has forgiven all my sins, given me all the righteousness of Christ, and that my salvation is secure in Him. That is to say, I am righteous before God and able to stand in the presence of His glory blameless, with great joy. Hallelujah!
 
SCRIPTURE TEXTS FOR HC: While we only print the text of the HC questions in the bulletin, from the date of its publication in January of 1563 the HC has provided Scripture citations for each answer. In case you’re interested in checking them out, we’ll list some of those texts for today’s questions.
      Rom. 3:21-22 for Jesus’ righteousness prevailing for all who believe
      Rom. 3:9-10 for none being righteous on their own
      Rom. 7:23 for the war in the soul
      Titus 3:5 for our salvation not being based on deeds we have done
      Eph. 2:8 for salvation by faith which is a gift of God
      1 John 2:1-2 for Christ serving as our Advocate with the Father
      Rom. 4:3-5 for Abraham’s faith as the basis of his righteousness
      Rom. 4:24; 2 Cor. 5:21 for our receiving the credit of Christ’s righteousness
      Rom. 3:24-25 for being justified by grace through Christ
 
ALL CHILDREN IN KIDS KLUB will be singing in church on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for the Thanksgiving service. The service begins immediately after Kids Klub and should conclude by 8:30. Children will sit with their parents and go up front to sing at the designated time. Please contact Nancy VanDerbeek with any questions.

CAROLING HAPPENS on the 14th of December this year. Put that date on your calendar and plan to join with us in singing the songs of Christmas. Sign up sheets are forthcoming, but now is the time to clear your calendar so you can be part of the caroling caravan.

THE BUILDING PROJECT had a couple of difficult days this past week. One day the rain made it impossible for workers to do much of anything. On some other days the cold temperatures inhibited scheduled work from being completed: specifically, the pouring of some curbing for areas of the parking lot. Despite those setbacks, there was steel put in place for the floor of the Fellowship Hall and other areas, retaining walls had backfill work done, the retention basin in the far back corner had finishing topsoil spread on it and then seeded with grass. Because the weather is such a critical factor in getting roof areas on so that work can continue through the winter months, that is one area where we might focus our prayers. Also, continue to pray for the safety of the workers who must do their work well and safely in less than optimal conditions.

THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY                     12:30 p.m.      Kitchen Resvd.
                                      2:00 p.m.      Prayer - Sanctuary
MONDAY                      8:00 a.m.      Kitchen Resvd.
                                      9:00 a.m.      Home School Classes
                                      3:00 p.m.      F.H. Resvd.
                                      6:45 p.m.      Women’s Bible Study - Rm. 16
                                      6:45 p.m.      F.H. Resvd.
TUESDAY                     6:30 a.m.      Elder Prayer - Sanctuary
                                      8:00 a.m.      Kitchen Resvd.
                                      7:00 p.m.      Grace Community - F.H./Classes
                                      7:00 p.m.      Tech Mtg.
                                      7:30 p.m.      Lay Ministry - C.R.
WEDNESDAY               5:00 p.m.      Kids Klub
                                      7:00 p.m.      Bell Choir
                                      7:30 p.m.      Thanksgiving Eve Service
THURSDAY                  Happy Thanksgiving
                                    F.H. Resvd.
SUNDAY                       8:00 a.m.      Worship Service
                                      9:30 a.m.      Sunday School
                                    10:45 a.m.      Worship Service
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
November 30              Advent Workshop
December 14              Caroling
December 24              Christmas Eve
 
Blessed Be Your Name 
Blessed be Your name, in the land that is plentiful,
Where Your streams of abundance flow,
Blessed be Your name.
Blessed be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place,
Though I walk through the wilderness,
Blessed be Your name
 
(CHORUS)
Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise.
When the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say,
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your name,
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your glorious name.
 
Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me,
When the world's all as it should be,
Blessed be Your name.
Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering,
Though there's pain in the offering,
Blessed be Your name.
 
You give and take away,
You give and take away,
My heart will choose to say,
Lord blessed be Your name.
 
Offering
The gifts we bring express our love to You
Who left the heavens above
And came to earth to show to men,
A God who gives and gives again
So make us joyful as we bring our gifts
Our lives - an offering
 
You who were rich so poor became
Yet we have riches in Your name
Our needs are all by You supplied,
And no good thing are we denied
So make us joyful as we bring,
Our gifts our lives - an offering
 
From love of money save us Lord,
Make us obedient to Your Word
Seek first Your righteousness and will,
And all our stewardship fulfil
So make us joyful as we bring,
Our gifts our lives - an offering
 
Lord You've entrusted to us all
The wealth we have some great some small
As You have prospered us we give
And yet in giving we receive,
So make us joyful as we bring.
Our gifts our lives - an offering.

Forever
Give thanks to the Lord our God and King,
His love endures forever.
For He is good, He is above all things,
His love endures forever, sing praise, sing praise,
 
With a mighty hand and outstretched arm,
His love endures forever.
For the life that's been reborn, His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise, sing praise, sing praise.
 
Forever God is faithful, Forever God is strong.
Forever God is with us, forever, forever.
 
From the rising to the setting sun,
His love endures forever.
By the grace of God we will carry on,
His love endures forever, Sing praise, sing praise,
Sing praise, sing praise.
 
His love endures forever,
His love endures forever
His love endures forever, forever.
 
I’d Rather Have Jesus
I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold,
I'd rather be His than have riches untold,
I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands,
I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand.

Than to be the king of a vast domain,
And be held in sin's dread sway
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today

I'd rather have Jesus than men's applause,
I'd rather be faithful to His dear cause,
I'd rather have Jesus than worldwide fame,
I'd rather be true to His holy name.
 
Little is Much When God Is in It
In the harvest field now ripened there’s a work for all to do;
Hark! the voice of God is calling, to the harvest calling you.

Chorus:  Little is much when God is in it!
               Labor not for wealth or fame;
               There’s a crown, and you can win it,
                If you go in Jesus’ name.

In the mad rush of the broad way, in the hurry and the strife,
Tell of Jesus’ love and mercy, give to them the Word of Life.

Does the place you’re called to labor
Seem so small and little known?
It is great if God is in it, and He’ll not forget His own.

Are you laid aside from service,
Body worn from toil and care?
You can still be in the battle,
In the sacred place of prayer.

When the conflict here is ended
And our race on earth is run,
He will say, if we are faithful,
“Welcome home, My child—well done!”

 

 
 
 
 
 

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