January 31, 2016
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert
     #1 Awesome God                 #3 Blessed Be Your Name
     #2 Forever                          #4 Draw Me Close
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:        Psalm 67 (page 589)
                                                                2 Timothy 3:10-17 (1192)
                                                                Acts 14:1-20 (page 1105)
     THE SERMON: “Gospel Turbulence”
*   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. Your wrath is kindled against us because of the sins we have committed, but remember we are called by Your name, and we bear Your banner. Be not so angry with us, therefore, as to chastise us in Your fury. 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: #667 Jesus Saves!
* THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM
     Question 19: Whence do you know this [i.e. that Jesus is our Mediator and Redeemer]
     Answer: From the holy gospel, which God Himself revealed in the beginning in the Garden of Eden, afterward proclaimed through the holy patriarchs and prophets, and foreshadowed through the sacrifices and other rites of the Old Covenant, and finally fulfilled through His own well-beloved Son.
     Question 20: Will all men, then, be saved through Christ as they became lost through Adam?
     Answer: No. Only those who by true faith are incorporated into Him, and accept all His benefits.
     Question 21: What is true faith?
     Answer: It is not only a certain knowledge by which I accept as true all that God has revealed to us in His Word, but also a wholehearted trust which the Holy Spirit creates in me through the gospel, that not only to others, but to me also, God has given the forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation, out of sheer grace, solely for the sake of Christ’s saving work.
     THE OFFERING
     THE OFFERTORY
** AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: #96 I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
*   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 Ron and Marilee Hughes to thank the Lord for 62 years of marriage, for their loving children and their families. We are so blessed.
GREETERS TODAY:     (8:00)   Dave and Adine Doran
                                              (10:45)   LeRoy and Diane Gehman
TAPE MINISTRY:        Today                    Sandy Cressman
                                             February 7th         Esther Davis
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Velva Stevenson.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Curt Lockman and Mario Guerreiro.
NURSERY TODAY:
8:00   Connie Merritt, Brittany and Megan Weiss, Ken and Wendy Murphy (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45   Ruthie Niederhaus, Ellen Hill, Cathy, Cayla, and Shannon Connor (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jerry Kulp, Makenna Murphy 2nd; Hudson Edmonds, Carly Camuso, Andrew Leidy, Nancy VanDerbeek 3rd; Jonathan Foote, Sierra Fretz, Janice Jesiolowski, Cheyenne Kehs 4th; Rob Ruth 5th; Jeremiah Rizzo 6th; Jim Dierkes, Jim Foote, Delton Plank, Miriam Weigner 7th; Dennis Gruver 8th; Seth Brunner 10th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Stan and Joan Radcliff February 3rd; Justin and Julia Gregory 10th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Gospel Turbulence. We tend to forget that one of the regular features of Paul’s apostolic ministry is his being run out of town on the threat of death. At Lystra his opponents think they have killed him. On the other hand, Paul and Barnabas are objects of adulation. It is only with difficulty that they are able to restrain the crowds from offering sacrifices to them, as though they were gods! Meteorological turbulence happens when weather fronts collide. When the gospel of Jesus Christ is introduced into human culture the result is spiritual, intellectual, and moral turbulence – whether in Paul’s day or in ours.LOOKING FOR SHINY pennies for a future Kid’s Klub craft. If you find any, there is a big container in the narthex for collecting. Lots are needed.
LADIES, IF YOU ARE STILL CONSIDERING attending the Discern Answers for Women Conference in April, the deadline to sign up is February 14th. Travel and housing arrangements are being finalized. Information is on the Women’s Ministry board.

HIGH RETREAT happens February 12th-14th at His Thousand Hills in Wellsboro, PA. Cost is $60. Sign-up on the youth board ASAP, a spot can’t be guaranteed after February 7th. Contact Pastor Andrew if you have any questions.

ADULTS, PLEASE JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AT 9:30
     Issues & Answers Class – From Death to Destiny: A Moment in
                                              Christ – Matt Connor
     Joy & Glory Class – Room 20 upstairs
     Women’s Sunday School Class – Room 19 downstairs
     Focus Bible Study Class – Conference Room
NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY at the home of Dave and Lorraine Reich. It will meet twice a month from 7 to 8:30. This study will utilize a book by Sinclair Ferguson titled Let’s Study Mark. The Reichs live at 937 Master’s Way, Harleysville [really, by the Lederach golf course]. For more information or to let them know you plan to participate, call 215-256-0475.
LADIES OF LEIDY’S meets this Tuesday, February 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. The program this month is a very special presentation from Chris and Kelly Kulp. They will be sharing about their plan to serve with 100 Fold Studio, a firm that offers professional design services to mission organizations and developing countries. A business meeting will also take place. All ladies welcome!
NEED A BABY BOTTLE so you can participate in the Change for Life fund raising project to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Clinic? Extra bottles are available in the church office. Also, bottles may be found at strategic places in the church. The bottles will be collected Feb. 15th. Just drop your coin change in the bottle day-by-day and then bring to the office when filled, or on the 15th of Feb. Thanks for helping!
A NEW ADULT SS ELECTIVE will take place during the month of February. Titled The Kings: Founders, Reformers, and Scoundrels, it will be taught by Chris Tawney. The class will consider several of the kings of ancient Judah and Israel, some of whom proved to be “good bad examples.” The class will look at the human heart, leadership models, foreshadowing of Christ, and issues the class chooses to bring up. Chris invites you to join him for this month-long study.
IF YOU HAVE A PLACE to store Rummage donations at your house until approximately March, it would be appreciated if you would hold on to them until then. However, if it is a problem for you to do that, you may bring them to the Rummage Room like usual. Remember, only useable/resalable items please.
 
THE FOOTE FAMILY would like to thank the congregation for their cards and prayers during this difficult time of Jim’s dad’s and grandmother’s passing. Please continue to pray for Jim’s mom, Martha, as she buried her husband of 53 years and her 103 year old mother on the same day. We rejoice in the hope we have in Jesus that we will see them again in glory, and pray for peace and comfort as we grieve and mourn.
THE BUILDING PROJECT is trimming up, not trimming down! That is to say, there is lots and lots of trim work being done. Wainscoting in the sanctuary and the narthex continues with all possible haste. Some of the columns are installed and the circular staircase behind the chancel area is in place. The Penn Builder crews are now working on Saturdays also – unless providentially hindered by blizzards! The kitchen hood controls have been calibrated and are in working order, and the roll-up window is installed. On the main level, the doors have been hung and are smoothly swinging on gleaming hinges. All the exterior glass has been in place for some time, but this past week interior glass was installed for the sanctuary and the administration area and half of the library. Linoleum tile was laid in several rooms and some of the rubber baseboard as well. Please pray for all our committees working hard at aspects of the project we need to address. You can pray for the Finishings Committee, the Furnishings Committee, the Dedication Committee, the Construction Committee, the Transition Committee, the Funding Committee, and the entire congregation who is part of the Praying Committee!
A HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE is being formed to help us be more intentionally hospitable as we move across the street. If you have an interest in being part of this committee please contact the church office. We’re taking down names!
THANK YOU FROM BONNIE ST. ONGE: “I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of love and concern from the body of Christ here at Leidy’s Church. The cards, phone calls, love gifts, and visits keep me thanking the Lord for all of you and your kindness.”
LADIES OF LEIDY’S continues to collect sewing and knitting supplies for Love Cradle in the box provided in the narthex coat closet. These supplies will be sent to Ukraine to help with ministry. If you have questions, please speak with Alice Kraus.
THERE WILL BE A WORSHIP COMMITTEE meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow, February 1st, in Room 13. Please try to attend as we gear up for the new building across the street.
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 $12 a dozen, or $7 for ½ dozen. Pick-up time is between 2 and 6 p.m. on game day. Place order forms in the box provided on the narthex desk, or place on the desk in the office.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY                               1:00 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
                                                 7:00 p.m.               Outreach – C.R.
                                                 7:00 p.m.               Worship Comm. Mtg. – Rm. 13
TUESDAY                              9:30 a.m.                Mom’s Bible Study – C.R.
                                                 7:00 p.m.               Ladies of Leidy’s – C.R.
                                                 7:30 p.m.               Children’s Ministry Council – Rm. 14
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 Study – Rm. 16
                                                  7:00 p.m.              Finishing Comm. – C.R.
                                                   7:30 p.m.              Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
SATURDAY                            10:00 a.m.            Kid’s Musical Practice
                                                   11:00 a.m.            F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
SUNDAY                                    8:00 a.m.              Worship Service
                                                     9:30 a.m.              Sunday School
                                                     10:45 a.m.            Worship Service
 
LOOKING AHEAD
February 10           Ash Wednesday
February 12           Sr. High Retreat
February 19           Ladies Movie Night