THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert
#1 10,000 Reasons #2 In Christ Alone
#3 Lord I Need You #4 Jesus Paid It All
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Luke 4:14-21 (page 1024)
Romans 13:8-14 (page 1137)
Galatians 5:1-25 (page 1167)
THE SERMON: “The Cost of Freedom!”
* 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 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: #318 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: Jeff Schatz
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing (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
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 Terry and Darlene Leidy to the glory of God and in honor of their 53rd wedding anniversary.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Terry and Darlene Leidy
(10:45) Peter and Bambi Martindell
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Pearl Walter
July 17th Diane Weber
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Lani Kimenhour.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Allen Kraus and Curt Lockman.
8:00 Tom and Abby Feverston, Tosha and Reagan Hostelley (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
10:45 Dustin and Ashley Doran, Cathy, Cayla, and Shannon Connor (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Alex Wilwert 14th; Jessica Ziegler 15th; Carol Huber, Catriona Lockman, Marin Parfitt 16th; Frank Bivighouse, Ava Carsley 17th; Judi Weiss 18th; Arlene Heller, Rich Hughes 19th; Vanessa Feverston, Adam Foote 20th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ralph and Shirley Clemens 17th; James and Danielle Mylin 19th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Cost of Freedom! It’s great to live in a free country. What a precious blessing. The foundation and preservation of that freedom comes at great cost. Today, freedom is eroding by the redefinition of its true meaning and by the abdication of our citizens’ charge to preserve it. True freedom comes only through repentance from sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Even that freedom erodes if we yield to this world’s directives. Let’s embrace God’s call to true freedom, learn how to preserve it, and then share it with people who are in spiritual captivity in our world.
THE SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC schedule is posted in the narthex. Each participant is required to meet with a member of the audio-visual team the week before they sing. You will be given the name of the AV person who is on duty for that week so that you can contact him. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer.
ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS are encouraged to attend the training meeting being held on Wednesday, July 20th at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. We will give an overview of the week and address any committee-specific items that your leaders haven’t already gone over. This is also a great time to ask any final questions you might have! If you have questions about this meeting or if you cannot attend due to a schedule conflict, please contact Laura Heebner @ 215-872-9834.
A RED CROSS Blood Drive takes place this Friday, July 15th. If you would like to get on the schedule to give blood, you will need to go to the Red Cross site at www.redcrossblood.org and enter leidyschurch in the Find A Blood Drive box. Please note, you need to enter the name exactly as printed above, with no spaces, but with leidyschurch as one word. You’ll be able to see what times are still available and register according to what best suits your schedule.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE for July is as follows:
July 10th – Beyond Space and Time, part 2 – Chuck Missler video
July 17th – Stan Ott on a topic TBA
July 24th – Matt Harris on a topic TBA
July 31st – Chariots for Hope – Mahiga orphanage in Kenya
You’re invited to come to the Fellowship Hall during the Sunday School hour to participate in and benefit from these presentations.
CONFIRMATION PICTURES are in and they look great! Confirmation families may pick up a picture in the office. For those who would like to help defray the cost, a $12 donation is suggested.
CALLING ALL HELPERS! An outside work day will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, at the new church to mulch beginning at 8 a.m. (hopefully done by 1 p.m.). If you have questions, please call Greg Nase at 215-234-8728.
MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE is looking for a host family for an intern from Kenya from August 2016 till July 2017. Intern will learn and work at Alderfer Poultry Farm in Harleysville, but he will participate with the host family in cultural activities. If interested, please contact Rachel at Rachel@alderfereggs.com or call Alderfer Poultry Farm at 215-723-9578.
WE’RE GETTING NEW HYMNALS in the new church. If you would like to provide a hymnal in honor of or in memory of someone, you’ll find the form on the narthex desk. Cost is $15 per hymnal. Sponsorship plates will be placed in the hymnals. You may sponsor as many hymnals as you like.
TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY of VBS for our SLMT ’16 crew in Pikangikum. Want to pray for them? Here are some practical and some unpractical [yes, we know that’s not a word!] prayer points:
- Love for God that flows into love for Pik kids and people
- Good weather for classes and for flying in and out
- Sensitivity to leading of the Holy Spirit while teaching/ministering
- Safe water to drink
- Opportunities to minister to wider Pik community
- Adequate space for doing the VBS activities
- For God to cause folk to be born again
- For team members to be nurtured and built up spiritually
THE CENTRAL SCHWENKFELDER CHURCH is seeking a part-time secretary (34½ hours per week) to join our church office staff. Candidates should have strong organizational skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, have an aptitude for technology and a keen attention to detail as well as good people skills. Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phones, preparing various communications such as the weekly bulletin and announcements, maintaining the Garden of Memories records and maintaining all social media. If you’re interested in this position, please submit your resume to Leslie Reyburn-Shisler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION ALL VBS PARTICIPANTS! VBS welcome packets went out last week so you should have yours by now. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office as soon as possible. Please remember that dinner registration forms and t-shirt size selections are due by Friday, July 15th!!
VBS TAKES PLACE AT Leidy Church beginning Sunday, August 7th. If you are able to help provide some food items or bake cookies for the closing celebration, there is a chart posted on the narthex wall for you to sign up. Thanks!
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE meets tomorrow night at 7:00 in Room 13.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
6:45 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. – Dedication Mtg. – Rm. 20
7:00 p.m. – Outreach Committee – C.R.
7:00 p.m. – Worship Com. Mtg.
7:00 p.m. – Grace Community – F.H.
7:00 p.m. – Women’s Committee Mtg. – C.R.
6:45 p.m. – A/V Booth Training
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
12:30 p.m. – Red Cross Blood Drive – F.H.
8:00 a.m. – Love Cradle – C.R.
8:00 a.m. – Worship Service
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:45 a.m. – Worship Service
July 17 SLMT Returns
July 24 Summer Communion
July 31 Chariots for Hope
July 31 Congregational Meeting
August 7 VBS SonSpark Labs