THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#626 I Love to Tell the Story
#633 I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (verses 3, 4 & 5)
#280 Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It (verses 1 & 3)
#361 We Have Heard the Joyful Sound (verses 1 & 3)
#458 Near to the Heart of God (verses 1 & 2)
#315 His Name is Wonderful (2x)
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Jonah 2 (page 657)
Luke 5:1-11 (page 48)
1 Peter 5:5-7 (page 183)
THE SERMON: “The Catch of Your Life”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[adapted from John Calvin’s Forms of Prayer for the Church]
C: O Lord, You are our Father, we are nothing but earth and clay. You are our Creator, we are the workmanship of Your hands. You are our Redeemer, we are the people redeemed by You. Our sins kindle Your wrath, but remember we are called by Your name, and bear Your banner. Do not chastise us in Your fury, but in Your mercy chasten us leniently. Preserve, we ask, the work which Your grace has begun in us, that the whole world may acknowledge You to be our God and Savior. We abandon all other hope, and flee to the precious covenant by which our Lord Jesus Christ, through His own body and blood, has reconciled us to You. Look, therefore, not on us, but on the face of Christ. May Your face shine upon us, as You guide and govern us by Your Word and Spirit. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #279 There is a Redeemer
* THE APOSTLES CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #435 Just As I Am
* THE COMMISSION & 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 ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a son, Henry Franklin August, born to Jake and Hannah Niederhaus on Monday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Peter and Bonnie Smith in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.
USHER CAPTAINS: Greg Nase, Ed Schmidt
GREETERS TODAY: Jeff and Debbie Schatz
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Fern Vasey
February 5th Pearl Walter
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Debbie Caserta.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Mario Guerreiro, and Brian Radcliff.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Alex and Ally Hager, Farrah McClaskey
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Ruthie Niederhaus, Ellen Hill, Krista Tyson
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years)
Joe and Karen Sciacca, Ruth Thompson
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jerry Kulp, Makenna Murphy 2nd; Hudson Edmonds, Carly Camuso, Andrew Leidy, Nancy VanDerbeek 3rd; Sierra Fretz, Janice Jesiolowski, Cheyenne Kehs 4th; Rob Ruth 5th; Shaun Permar Sr., Jeremiah Rizzo 6th; Jim Foote, Delton Plank, Miriam Weigner 7th; Dennis Gruver 8th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Stan and Joan Radcliff 3rd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Catch of Your Life. Heard any good fishing tales lately? You know the kind where your buddy has his arms widely extended and is like, “It was so massively big!” But nobody likes to talk about the small catch or the trip where you spent all day in the boat but caught absolutely nothing! Well today’s sermon is an epic fishing tale, one where Jesus uses the ocean to challenge both the pride and profession of Simon Peter and other fishermen by giving them the catch of their lives. It is to be hoped that Jesus’ call to go fish will also catch some of us – hook, line and sinker!
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Next Sunday Stan Ott
Rest of Feb. a mix of John DiLenge, Steve Radcliff, & Stan Ott
March Missions Month!
SOME OF THE OPEN SPOTS in the Christian Ed department were filled by those in our church family willing to help. We thank you! There is still an immediate need for a teacher’s helper in the Toddler Sunday School class, and we would like to have a list of those who would be willing to substitute in our children’s classrooms if a need arises. If you are available, please contact Bekah Kulp (215-622-0813) or let the church office know.
iBLAST IS COLLECTING new or gently used toys (still in original packaging) for the second semester. There is a box in the narthex for donations. Contact Pastor Andrew if you have any questions.
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 2017 posted in the narthex.
SPECIAL NEEDS EVENT: A Night to Shine Prom Event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation is being held on Friday, February 10th at the Boys & Girls Club in Souderton. They are in need of participants and volunteers. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. Help is needed anytime from 7 a.m. to midnight on that day. Also, help is needed with hair, nails, parking, catering, set-up, clean-up, and extra sets of hands to support the participants. Please contact Tiffany Guerreiro at 215-353-3436 for more details or questions.
FROM JUNE BURKHOLDER – My family and I want to thank the Leidy’s Church congregation for their prayers, words of comfort, and cards upon the death of our father/husband. Your support is greatly appreciated.
WANTED: Sonshine Players need a dozen or so matching sized hard-covered books (the size of a Bible). A small encyclopedia set would be perfect! If you no longer look things up in your Funk & Wagnalls . . . consider loaning them to us. Contact Donna Frueh if you can help out.
REALM, A MIDWEEK TIME OF WORSHIP & THE WORD happens each Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. Realm is a midweek time dedicated to worshipping our Lord and hearing from God’s Word in a relaxed but passionate atmosphere. Realm is for everyone young and old to come and sing praises to God in the form of modern worship songs and engage with the Scriptures. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Chris.
THANK YOU from Lula Kershner for the cards, prayers, and many visits she received. A special thank you to Pastor Niederhaus and Pastor Steve for their visits while she was in the hospital. She is home, doing well, and gives praise to the Lord for the things He has done.
PRAYING HAPPENS this Saturday morning, which is the first Saturday of February. That means Patterns of Prayer will be taking place in Room 117. You may stop in any time from 8 til noon for as long or as short a time as your schedule allows. If you have questions or suggestions, please speak with Patricia Martindell.
ISRAEL TRIP INFO NITE is scheduled for Monday, February 6th. Pastor Niederhaus is leading a tour to Israel in February of 2018. An information night for those who might want to consider the trip – or those who’ve already decided to go, but want to get the full low-down – takes place that evening at 7 pm. Trip brochures are available at the narthex hutch as well as in the church office. All questions will be taken; most will be answered. We hope.
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT our amazing iBlast volunteers feed over 100 people, many of whom are not members of Leidy’s Church! This is an amazing outreach opportunity and we need help between now and early March with the following jobs: 1) Wednesday nights we need two people to help with post-dinner clean up from 6-7 p.m.; 2) Tuesday afternoons (2/7, 2/21 & 2/28) from 12:30-2:30 p.m. we need one person for very low key childcare. Even if you can only do one slot, please call, text, or email Laura Heebner 215-872-9834, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
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
6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer
7:00 p.m. Awaken Prayer
7:30 p.m. Choir Room Resvd.
1:30 p.m. Small Group – Rm. 211
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
11:00 a.m. Awaken Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Realm – Sanctuary
2:00 p.m. F.H. Resvd.
8:00 p.m. Prayer
9:00 a.m. Awaken Prayer
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
February 6 Israel Trip Info Nite
February 10-12 Sr. High Winter Retreat
March 1 Ash Wednesday
March 11 Love Cradle Banquet
March 24/25 Sexuality Conference