* CONFESSION OF SIN - first in silence and then in unison
[adapted from Martin Luther’s A Simple Way to Pray]
C: O dear Lord, God and Father, enter not into judgment against us, because no man living is justified before You. Do not count it against us as a sin, that we are so unthankful for Your unspeakable goodness, spiritual and physical, or that we stray into sin many times every day, more often that we can know or recognize. Do not look upon how good – or how wicked – we have been, but only upon the infinite compassion which You have bestowed upon us in Christ, Your dear Son. Grant forgiveness also to those who have harmed or wronged us, as we forgive them from our hearts. They inflict the greatest injury upon themselves by arousing Your anger in their actions toward us. We are not helped by their ruin; we would much rather that they be saved with us. Amen.
* A HYMN: #608 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
* APOSTLES CREED
** AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #338 We Sing the Greatness of Our God
** 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
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.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by John and Pat Niederhaus with thanksgiving to God for the gift of life, whereby every life is a gift, and for gospel of Jesus Christ, whereby the gift of eternal life is proclaimed and offered to all.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) oDoug and Regina Kogel
(10:45) Hazel Krier, Julia Kulp
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Esther Davis
February 1st Vicki Freed
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Velva Stevenson.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Mario Guerreiro and Curt Lockman.
8:00 Ed and Cheryl Hall, 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! Luke Damiani, Val Hager 29th; Dick Jones 30th; David Hughes, Asher Lindsay, Arlin Moyer 31st; Josh Brown, Marje Talbot, Brittany Weiss February 1st; Jerry Kulp, Kay Monroe, Makenna Murphy 2nd; Hudson Edmonds, Mikayla Haines, Carly Hughes, Andrew Leidy, Nancy VanDerbeek 3rd; Jon Foote, Sierra Fretz, Cheyenne Kehs, Janice Jesiolowski 4th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Expansion. Sometimes the vision of God seems outlandish. Consider His declaration to 99 year-old Abraham that he would become the father of nations! Or, consider the words the resurrected Christ spoke to His disciples instructing them to make disciples of all the nations. On the face of it, this seems outlandish. But there’s nothing wrong with God’s vision. In Acts 19 we’ll see these visions begin to come to fruition. In the process we’ll learn lessons we can apply in Souderton in the coming years so that people from all the nations come into relationship with Jesus.
WE WELCOME DUNCAN FORBES to the Leidy’s Church pulpit this morning. Duncan is a church planter in London, England. His work focuses in London’s housing projects where the multi-ethnic and multi-national populace is mostly unfamiliar with the gospel of the Lord Jesus. He and his family have been staying in the Mission House since late November and will head back to London in a couple of weeks.
THE BUILDING PROJECT has some equipment missing! Nope, nothing stolen, rather equipment taken away because it is no longer needed. For instance, the concrete-mixing station, the concrete block moving and lifting truck, and other equipment associated with laying all the concrete walls are gone. Some bull dozers and earth moving equipment are no longer here since the backfilling and other jobs they were used for are complete. What’s new is that some trusses are in place, finally. Over the next several weeks it is hoped that all the trusses will be put in place – weather permitting. Electricians and HVAC guys are busy doing their thing as well. One of the items being worked on is obtaining the new mailing address for the church. It’s needed now so that packages and mail for the construction site can be delivered. Keep praying for God’s work through the Holy Spirit to continue as well.
HAZEL KRIER thanks everyone for their willingness to make meals when called upon during the past year. Many people received a blessing because of your kindness. There is a sign-up sheet for the Meal Ministry for 2015 posted in the narthex.
BABYSITTERS NEEDED for a few of the dance classes on Friday evenings. February 13, 27, March 6, 13, 27. Willing to pay a small stipend. Contact Bambi Martindell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-234-4486.
FREE - 60” round wooden table with four captain chairs, and one leaf. Call Lula at 215-721-0954 if interested.
ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH A PAST ABORTION? Come experience God's healing in a "Surrendering the Secret" Bible Study group set to begin in February. This is an 8 week study being offered on Tuesday evenings through the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn. Contact Sharon at 215-855-2424 or email@example.com for a confidential conversation and more information.
THANK YOU from Jerry and BJ Kulp for the prayers, and cards they received since the death of Jerry’s mom, Sara. It is great to be part of such a loving church family.
IRAQ PRESENTATION - Kelly Wilwert will be doing another presentation on her trip to Iraq at God's House of Promise on January 31 at 7 p.m. This will be the same PowerPoint presentation that was shown in the Issue & Answers class. Seating is limited. If you are interested, please email or call Kelly. firstname.lastname@example.org or 215 206-8388. God's House of Promise, 191 Allentown Rd., Souderton.
DISAPPOINTED YOU DIDN’T get to share your favorite joke at Ladies of Leidy’s January meeting due to the winter weather? Fear not, Joke Night is still on! Yes, it is back by popular demand. All ladies are invited to attend our next meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7 p.m. Never been to one of our dynamic and fun meetings? Why not come visit us to see firsthand what a positive impact our ladies and their activities have on those not just here at Leidy’s Church but also within our community. We’d love to see you there!
KIDS KLUB theme for next week is Hillbilly Night. Dress in suspenders and flannel.
THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 18 (also known as the Youth Room) in the lower Christian Ed wing. They are currently going through the book of Mark.
FREE - A Lester Betsy Ross spinet. It’s about 31/2 feet tall, dark wood. Beautiful shape. One key is cracked. Needs a good tuning. Contact Dorothy Kehs if interested.
LEIDY’S SUPERBOWL WING SALE - Don’t order out, order in! In the bulletin is an order form for you to order wings for your Super Bowl Party. Choices are Hot, Mild, BBQ, Spicy BBQ or Plain. Cost is $8 a dozen, or $5 for ½ dozen. Pickup times are between 2 and 6 p.m. on game day. Place orders forms in the box provided on the narthex desk, or place on the desk in the office.
IF YOU LIKE TO READ AND ENJOY our church library, Martha is looking for someone to commit to taking over as lead librarian. At minimum, a time commitment of three hours per week keeps up with what needs to be done. Two other ladies are willing to help with data entry, and Martha would still like to help in any way she can. Please speak with Martha or contact the church office if interested.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY 12:00 p.m. F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
MONDAY 9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:30 p.m. Volleyball
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study - Rm. 16
TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer - Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Grace Community - F.H.
7:00 p.m. Tech Meeting
WEDNESDAY 5:00 p.m. Kids Klub
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Precept - Rm. 16
6:00 p.m. Truth Project - C.R.
7:30 p.m. Men’s Study - Rm. 18
FRIDAY 5:00 p.m. Love Cradle - Rm. 18
6:45 p.m. Dance Classes
SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. Kid’s Musical Practice
SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
February 18 Ash Wednesday Service
February 28 Love Cradle Banquet
March 14 & 15 Secret of My Success Performance
April 25 SLMT Auction
My Life Is In You, Lord
My life is in You, Lord, My strength is in You Lord,
My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in You.
I will praise You with all of my life.
I will praise You with all of my strength.
With all of my life, with all of my strength,
All of my hope is in You.
Mighty To Save
Everyone needs compassion, love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness the kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations.
Savior He can move the mountains,
My God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save.
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.
So take me as You find me all my fears and failures,
Fill my life again.
I give my life to follow everything I believe in,
Now I surrender.
Shine your light and let the whole world see.
We're singing for the glory of the risen King.
Jesus, shine your light and let the whole world see.
We're singing for the glory of the risen King.
Shout to the North
Men of faith rise up and sing,
Of the great and glorious King.
You are strong when you feel weak,
In your brokenness complete.
Shout to the north and the south,
Sing to the east and the west,
Jesus is Savior to all,
Lord of heaven and earth.
Rise up women of the truth,
Stand and sing to broken hearts,
Who can know the healing power,
Of our awesome King of love.
We've been through fire, we've been through rain,
We've been refined by the power of His name.
We've fallen deeper in love with You.
You've burned the truth in our lips.
Rise up church with broken wings,
Fill this place with songs again
Of our God who reigns on high,
By His grace again we'll fly.
Come and join the reapers all the kingdom seekers
Laying down your life to find it in the end.
Come and share the harvest,
Help to light the darkness,
For the Lord is calling faithful men.
People Need the Lord
Ev'ryday they pass me by.
I can see it in their eyes.
Empty people filled with care
Headed who knows where.
On they go through private pain, living fear to fear.