THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
#1 You Are Holy
#2 Lord Have Mercy
#3 Praise the Father, Praise the Son
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Exodus 22:1-3 (page 57)
James 5:9-11 (page 179)
Luke 19:1-10 (page 63)
THE SERMON: “The Joy of Zaccheus”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[from Martin Luther’s A Simple Way to Pray]
C: O dear Lord, God and Father, enter not into judgment against us, because no man living is justified before You. Do not count it against us as a sin, that we are so unthankful for Your unspeakable goodness, spiritual and physical, or that we stray into sin many times every day, more often than we can know or recognize. Do not look upon how good – or how wicked – we have been, but only upon the infinite compassion which You have bestowed upon us in Christ, Your dear Son. Grant forgiveness also to those who have harmed or wronged us, as we forgive them from our hearts. They inflict the greatest injury upon themselves, by arousing Your anger in their actions toward us. We are not helped by their ruin; we would much rather that they be saved with us. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #466 All Praise to Thee
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: Arise My Soul, Arise – Fifth Sunday Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
* THE CLOSING HYMN: Through the Love of God, Our Savior (on insert)
* THE COMMISSION & 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 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, Noah William George, born to Ben and Adelaide Weber on Monday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Jim Walbrandt from his family.
LAY VISITOR: Jill Ott
GREETERS TODAY: Nicole Tyson, Krista Tyson
USHER CAPTAINS: Stan Ott, Francis Weiss
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Lorraine Shoemaker
August 6th Jerri Thompson
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Chrissie Lockman, Caren Elliott, Annabelle Martindell
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Lorraine Reich, Natalie Reich, Deb Guerreiro
Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
Josh and Laura Heebner, Ruth Thompson
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Elaine Frank, Brett Fretz, Dana Gehman, Marilee Hughes, Doug Roberson 4th; Natalie Reich, Diane Weber 5th; Karen Brown, Brian McClaskey, Steve Walmsley 6th;Gina Foote, Cindy Schilling, Brody Shelton, Steve Yagilnicky 7th; Cole Mahoney 9th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Randy and Cathy Annis 4th; Gerald and Sherry Moyer 6th; Steve and Sandy Swartz 8th; Frank and Phyllis Allebach, Justin and Chrissie Lockman 9th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Joy of Zaccheus. Luke’s gospel tells the story of Zaccheus – yes, that wee little man! It’s a passage that displays Jesus’ compassion, while confronting our tendency to lack compassion for those who are hard to love. The account of Zaccheus demonstrates Jesus’ commitment to reaching the lost, and how the lost turn their lives upside down to follow Jesus when they accept Him. We also see the temptation to grumble at what God is doing instead of joining in His work of making disciples. In Zaccheus we see the joy of changed hearts that rejoice in reaching the lost.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared this morning. We invite all members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament. Please fill out a communion card and place it in the offering plate.
WE WELCOME Kevin and Maria Noyes to Leidy’s Church this morning. Serving as staff members of DiscipleMakers on the Penn State main campus, their work with students is challenging and rewarding and ongoing. They have been part of our mission budget since 2014. They have a display table set up in the narthex where you can larn more about their ministry.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today Kevin and Maria Noyes, Disciplemakers Ministry
August 6 Dan and Ana Istrate, Missionaries in Romania
August 13 Stan Ott
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets this afternoon at 3:00 at the home of Rock and Astrid Rau, their address is 300 Fox Lane, Perkasie. Main course is provided, but bring along a side dish (coleslaw, salads, etc.) or a dessert dish. Reminder that girls and guys should wear appropriate swimsuits.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will take place immediately following the service of worship next Sunday. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Deacons to serve on Consistory. Those nominated at this time are Ed Schmidt, John DiLenge, Tim Leidy, and Jim Kinney.
LOVE CRADLE MISSION is requesting toys appropriate for children age 6 to 10 (educational toys especially appreciated) and clothing for boys and girls size 3T and up (special need for boys size 8-10). If you are cleaning out and would like to donate, please place in the box provided in the narthex coat closet. Deadline to donate is this Saturday. If you can help Juliana pack the items from 9-2 Saturday in the Fellowship Hall, please call her at home (215-721-4327) or text 25-704-3461. Thanks!
THANK YOU for the prayers and cards at the passing of my mom recently. It is wonderful to be a part of a great church family.
Vicki Freed & family
PRAYING HAPPENS this Saturday morning, which is the first Saturday of the month. 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.
HOW ABOUT A BUS TRIP?? Many folk have inquired about making a trek out to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Now we have just such a trip planned. The dates are November 13-16 of this year. We leave on a Monday, visit the Creation Museum on Tuesday, visit the Ark Encounter on Wednesday, and return on Thursday, including a stop at the Flight 93 memorial in western PA. Total cost per person for the trip is $700 for a single room, $500 for a double room, $430 for a triple room, and $400 for a quad room. The price includes rooming, all entrance fees, and hot breakfast and dinner available at the hotel. A deposit of $150 is required. Call the church office or speak with Pastor Niederhaus for more information.
BEGINNING THIS TUESDAY a new staff member and his family will be part of the Leidy’s Church fellowship. Michael Nowling begins his duties as Pastor to Youth and Children on that day. This morning he and wife Sara along with daughter Naomi will be introduced to the congregation. We thank God for bringing them into our midst and pray the Holy Spirit will make us a blessing to them and they a blessing to us.
CALLING ALL FAMILIES who missed having their photo taken for the new church directory! Due to vacations, illness, work commitments, etc., whatever it might have been that did not allow you to have your photo taken, here is your chance. Please call the church office with your name and the best way you can be contacted. Once we have gathered a list of families a member of the Care Committee will work with you in scheduling with one of the local churches that are also having directory photos done. Please don’t miss out on this last opportunity to be included in our new directory!
SHE LEADS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is a training event to help women implement their passion to exemplify a servant-leader attitude with those they equip to serve Christ in the church, community, ministry and marketplace. Two leadership events are held each year and this one is local! The keynote speaker will be Jenni Catron, along with many breakout opportunities to further your ministry. Join us at Fairview Village Church in Eagleville on September 30th. More info at www.moreofhimministries.org or contact Jessie Seneca at 610-216-2730 or Verna (215-237-1370).
THE PREGNANCY RESOURCE CLINIC of North Penn is looking for an ultrasound technician (RDMS preferred). Two hours/week (or bi-weekly) Monday or Thursday 7-9 pm, or Fri 10 am-12 pm. This is an amazing opportunity for medical personnel to use their skills to serve the Lord, and provide care and compassion to hurting women. Contact 215-855-7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
REMINDER FOR SLMT MEMBERS – Don’t forget to pick up your passport from the office.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
12:30 p.m. 18-45 Brown Bag Luncheon
3:00 p.m. Youth Pool Party @ Rau’s
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:30 a.m. ALL Kitchen/F.H.
8:00 a.m. Patterns of Prayer – Rm. 117
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Congregational Meeting
September 10 Rally Day