THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert
#1 Immortal, Invisible, Wise Only God #3 He Touched Me
#2 Wonderful Words of Life #4 Near the Cross
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
COMMISSIONING OF SLMT ’16 TEAM
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: John 16:1-4; 17:13-19 (page 1080)
2 Corinthians 11:22-29 (page 1162)
Acts 20:1-16 (page 1113)
THE SERMON: “An Apostolic Life”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
C: Lord Jesus, You are a wonderful Savior. Thank You for saving us and making us part of Your people. Yet, we confess our ongoing need of You. How easily we fall into the trap of self-confidence, convinced of our ability to think and live as we ought. But our minds get confused. Many voices of secular wisdom constantly speak to us. We find it easy to slide into ways of living commended by a world that has no thought of You. Our liberty in the gospel is compromised into self-indulgence. We find it awkward and difficult to talk about You to others. Lord Jesus, save us, and keep us, and help us walk in Your ways, and let us talk of Your truth to others. Shed Your grace upon us. Refine us, so that we may tell of Your wonderful deeds among all peoples. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #690 America the Beautiful
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: John and Angela Caserta
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #687 God of Our Fathers
* 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 Barbara DiLucia to the glory of God and in honor of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Nathan and Bekah Kulp
(10:45) Patricia Martindell, Nelda Metzler
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Fern Vasey
July 10th Pearl Walter
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Carl and Jerri Thompson.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Allen Kraus and Curt Lockman.
8:00 Matt and Kate Harris, Joe and Karen Sciacca (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
10:45 Jeremy and Justine Smith, Deb Guerreiro, Mitchell VanDerbeek, Jill Hager (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ann Boyer 7th; Ellen Pavie 8th; Ashley Lehman, Ede Rupp 9th; Margaret Bivighouse, Lois Ruth 10th; Sandy Nase, Karen Sciacca, Paul Wile 11th; Stephen Kirkpatrick, Joan Thomas 12th; Jayne Lafty 13th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Terry and Darlene Leidy, Skip and Donna Smith 7th; Brett and Jacquie Fretz, Josh and Laura Heebner 10th; Ken and Velva Stevenson, Glen and Rachel Tyson 13th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is An Apostolic Life. The apostle Paul was a lot of things, but a wimp was not one of them. After hanging out in Ephesus for three years, in today’s text we find Paul traveling again. One of the marvels of the apostolic life is the great distances traversed on a regular basis. All along the way, though, Paul meets with obstacles as well as blessings and triumphs. Our passage from 2 Corinthians is a catalogue of some of his travails – and 2 Corinthians was written during the Acts 20 activities. Finally, our Lord Jesus is not unaware of all this. He talks to the disciples and to the Father.
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.
SLMT ’16 DEPARTS this Thursday evening. Team members should be at the church by 6 p.m. After all the final details are in place, team members, family members, friends, and other interested persons will come inside for a brief Sending Off service. That will take place about 6:30 or so. You’re invited to be present to help send them off well!! Ministry location is Pikangikum and team members are listed below. Please keep them in your daily prayers.
Andrew Edmonds Mary Beth Musselman,
Lorraine Kroesser David Thompson
Nick Smith Grace Griffith
Chase Mahoney Mitchell VanDerbeek
Hannah Thompson Monica Kemmerer
Justin Coale Mackenzie Kroesser
Emma Coale Rich Kapusta
Steve Paine Joseph Thompson
John Niederhaus Tony Kapusta
LULA KERSHNER wishes to thank her church family for the prayers, cards, flowers, and visits the last month since her surgery.
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.
THANKS FROM Shirley Michalak and family for the thoughts, concerns, cards, and flowers given them when her sister Eleanor passed away.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE for July is as follows:
July 3rd – Beyond Space and Time, part 1 – Chuck Missler video
July 10th – Beyond Space and Time, part 2 – Chuck Missler video
July 17th – Stan Ott on who to vote for for President
July 24th – Matt Harris on who not to vote for for President
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.
PRAYER POINTS FOR SLMT ’16. Here are some ways to pray for the SLMT team: safe travel: via bus and plane and van/truck; desire and ability to connect and communicate with kids; spiritual discernment; for the Holy Spirit to bring about new births in Christ; good relationships among team members; physical and spiritual protection; for God to be glorified in all things. A fuller list is in the Newsletter, but this will get you started.
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.
THANK YOU from Hazel Krier for the cards, phone calls, and the kind thoughts since she was in the hospital. It is nice to have family and friends.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will not be meeting tonight or during the mission trip. Youth Fellowship will resume July 24th.
A RED CROSS Blood Drive takes place on 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.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
5:30 p.m. – C.R. resvd.
7:00 p.m. – SLMT Departs
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 17 SLMT Returns
July 31 Chariots for Hope
August 7 VBS SonSpark Labs