MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 & 10:45
* THE OPENING HYMN: #347 All Creatures of Our God and King
* THE SOLEMN DECLARATION C: Amen
* THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
* THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
C: Gracious God, Creator and Father, we come before You a rebellious people. We have denied Your intentions for us, we have preferred our way to Christ’s way, we have disobeyed Your commandments, and we have worshipped ourselves and the things we have made. Forgive us, restore in us the knowledge of who we are, and make us alive to serve You in faith, obedience, and joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* THE KYRIE (sung)
P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
P: Christ, have mercy upon us.
C: Christ, have mercy upon us.
P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
* THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
P: God shows His love for us…
* THE CALL TO PRAISE
P: Let us praise God!
C: Praise the Lord!
* THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O earth His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him! highest arch-angels in glory,
Strength and honor give to His holy name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children.
In His arms He carries them all day long.
Praise Him! Praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness.
Praise Him! Praise Him! ever in joyful song.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
HOLY SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 4:12 (Page 644)
Romans 8:12-14 (Page 1132)
Hebrews 3:12-14 (Page 1197)
THE SERMON: “The Deceitfulness of Sin”
* THE APOSTLES CREED
* A HYMN: #363 To God Be the Glory
THE OFFERTORY: The Last Words of David – 2 Samuel 23:3,4
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #87 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
* THE COMMISSION & the BENEDICTION
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful attitude until the Pastors have exited the sanctuary
* 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 ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a daughter, Navi Mae, born to Alex and Ally Hager on Thursday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Elaine Frank in memory of her father, John Giarrocco.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Tim and Rachel Leidy
(10:45) Blaine and Nicole Moyer
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Diane Weber
July 24th Donna Weiss
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Jeff and Debbie Schatz.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Allen Kraus and Curt Lockman.
8:00 Ben and Evangeline Smith, Justin and Chrissie Lockman (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
10:45 Tim and Rachel Leidy, Jeremy and Justine Smith (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Betty Jo Lockman 21st; Barbara DiLucia, Susan Leidy-Slack 22nd; Stan Friday, Lani Kimenhour 23rd; Brittany Foote, Nicole Tyson 24th; Jean Clarke, Josh Freed, Alice Kraus 25th; Chase Mahoney, Peter Walbrandt 26th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! John and Debbie Caserta 21st; Steve and Sue Landis 24th; Justin and Courtney Lepping 25th; Ben and Adelaide Weber, Kevin and Karli Weiss 26th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Deceitfulness of Sin. Sin is deceitful, a mirage that promises refreshment but leads to death. We may agree that sin is deceptive, but rarely do we know how deadly it is. So, what do you do when everything in you desires to walk in a way Scripture tells you is wrong, when everything in you feels like what you are tempted with is not only pleasurable and satisfying, but right and good and more to be desired than walking how God wants you to? And you begin to doubt the trustworthiness of God’s Word! How is one to respond in that moment? We need fighting, clinging faith.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared at both services of worship next Sunday. Come prepared to worship and receive.
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.
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.
ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS are encouraged to attend the training meeting being held on Wednesday 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.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE for July is as follows:
July 17th – Stan Ott on a topic TBA
July 24th – Topic to be announced
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 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.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will not be meeting during the mission trip. They will resume again next Sunday.
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.
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!
FROM TOM & SUSAN MERRITT – Thank you so much for the meals, cards, prayers and support as we welcomed our son into the world. Everything was very much appreciated!
TIM ZIMMERMAN and the King’s Brass will be playing at Highland Park in Sellersville on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 p.m. No cost for admission, but a love offering will be taken.
THE DEDICATION COMMITTEE is looking for digital pictures from church events (Strawberry Festival, Men-O-Lan Picnic, Rally Day, etc.) to use in a slideshow at the Dedication Open House. Please email any pictures to Jim Carling at email@example.com.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
1:00 p.m. – F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
6:45 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. – FCA – C.R.
7:00 p.m. – Evangelism Committee – C.R.
6:45 p.m. – A/V Booth Training
7:00 p.m. – VBS Volunteer Mtg. – Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. – Grace Community – F.H.
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
8:00 a.m. – Worship Service
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:45 a.m. – Worship Service
July 31 – Chariots for Hope
July 31 – Congregational Meeting
August 7 – VBS SonSpark Labs