July 9, 2017
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
      #1  Revelation Song                       #3  How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
      #2  What a Beautiful Name           #4  The Old Rugged Cross
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Leviticus 5:17-19 (page 76)
                                                2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (page 142)
                                                Luke 24:13-27 (page 69)
     THE SERMON: “Here’s Why”
*  CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
     C: Lord Jesus, we turn to You, for You are the Lamb of God. Nor are You just any lamb. You are the perfect, without-any-defect Lamb. You are the Lamb who invites us to lay our hands – that is, our known and confessed sins, as well as our sins unknown to us – on Your head. You take them on Yourself, receiving all the wrath and judgment they deserve. Thereby, You take away our guilt and shame forevermore. Lord Jesus, we confess we need Your intervening work of atonement. Without it we are justly doomed and damned. Continue to reveal to us the depth of our fallenness, and the ever-greater and surpassing depth of Your redeeming grace, a grace that not only takes away our sin, but enriches us with Your righteousness. We join in the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Lo, He Comes (on insert)
   THE OFFERTORY: Darlene Schmidt, Bill Frank
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #361  We Have Heard the Joyful Sound
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude  until the Pastor leaves
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin and Courtney Lepping at the baptism of their daughter, Daytona Jane, this morning. May God be with them as they Grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed are placed by Delton and Laurie Plank to the glory of God and in loving memory of their parents.
LAY VISITORS:    Dave and Flor Hughes
GREETERS TODAY:      Glen and Rachel Tyson
USHER CAPTAINS:  Ed Schmidt, Francis Weiss
TAPE MINISTRY:      Today           Ruthie Niederhaus
                         July 16th        Ede Rupp
     Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
                Connie Merritt, JoAnn Elliott, Megan Weiss
    Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
                Ruthie Niederhaus, Ellen Hill, Caren Elliott
     Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
            Peter and Bambi Martindell, Justine Smith
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jayne Lafty 13th; Navi Hager, 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.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ken and Velva Stevenson, Glen and Rachel Tyson 13th; James and Danielle Mylin 19th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Here’s Why. Two men on the road to Emmaus meet the risen Jesus but do not know it. As they walk and converse with Him, He is amazed at what they don’t know. They’d had their highest hopes crushed by the stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus. They had no clue that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer. Why? To make atonement for the sins of His people. Like those two men, most folk today have little awareness of the nature and necessity of atonement. Don’t leave this world without an experiential knowledge of Christ’s atonement.
THIS MORNING Leidy’s Church is receiving new members. We wish to welcome the following people in our fellowship. Take time to greet them after the service.
            Frank Allebach                         Valerie Frank
            Phyllis Allebach                        Jane Leidy
            James Eakins                           T. Dale Leidy
            Pat Eakins                                Peg Mower
            Bill Frank
     Today               Stan Ott
     July 16               Matt Harris
     July 23               Steve Radcliff
     July 30               Kevin and Maria Noyes, Disciplemakers Ministry
YOUNG ADULT COOKOUT! The smell of burgers, the sizzle of hotdogs, and the blistering heat of July are all things to look forward to as Leidy’s Church young adults gather to enjoy community, food, games, and a time of studying God’s Word together. Where is this event? Pastor Steve’s house on Saturday, July 29th from 3-6 pm. Who is this gathering for? It’s for those young men and women who are facing the unique challenges of being in college or just entering the workforce (essentially 18-25). If you’re interested or have more questions text/call/snap Pastor Chris Tawney at 267-885-8289.
SLMT ’17 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. Ministry location is Pikangikum and team members are listed below. Please keep them in your daily prayers.
               Grace Griffith                         Wendy Radcliff
               Jill Griffith                                              Phoenix Smith
               Tony Kapusta                        Nick Smith
               Lorraine Kroesser                 David Thompson
               Julia Martindell                      Hannah Thompson
               Mary Beth Musselman          Peter Thompson
               John Niederhaus                   Ruth Thompson
               Steve Paine                           Mitchell VanDerbeek
               Brian Radcliff                         Francis Weiss
               Calvin Radcliff                       Megan Weiss
               Clinton Radcliff                      Kevin Weiss
               Collin Radcliff                        Val Weiss
A RED CROSS Blood Drive takes place on Friday, July 28th. 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 in the “Find a Blood Drive” box type in leidyschurch. Click on the link and you’ll be able to see what times are still available. Or, you may register before or after church on Sundays at the table in the narthex.
ATTENTION 18-45 YEAR OLDS! Sign up for the Brown Bag Luncheon for you and your children. It takes place immediately after worship on Sunday, July 30th. The sign-up sheet is located in your dedicated space in the narthex. Beverages and table-ware will be provided. Childcare will be available during the discussion to follow at 12:30.
CONSISTORYMEN, the financial report for June is in your office mailbox. Please pick up and peruse (find out what that word really means!) sooner rather than later.
PLAY BALL!!! Leidy’s Church has a block of 50 tickets for the Saturday evening, July 29th game between the minor league leading Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and the thoroughly deplorable Durham Bulls. It should be a good game as the Bulls have the next best record in the minors after the Pigs. Tickets are available after the service today. They are $11 each and include a coupon for $2 off any food item purchased at the park.
THE CONSISTORY MEETS tomorrow evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
DON’T WASTE YOUR SUMMER sitting by the pool or beach!  Use these lazy, hazy (or rainy) days of summer to prepare for the Christmas Craft & Gift Sale!  We are letting you know now that we are definitely on the church calendar for Saturday, November 18th, so you can’t say you didn’t have enough time to prepare! Turn those strawberries into jelly and pickle those beets! Consider picking a favorite ministry or charity to raise funds for and work together as a family. Turn trash into treasures this summer and maybe those treasures can turn into cash in November!
LEIDY’S YOUTH FOR JULY! What’s happening with youth this Sunday (or the next couple Sundays for that matter)? Here is the schedule! Today is here at the church from 3-6pm, Sunday, July 16th is also here at Leidy’s from 3-6pm, then on July 23rd we kick off the pool parties at the Kulp’s house, and finally finishing out July at the Rau’s. It’s going to be an awesome rest of July with a few surprises (even when we’re at the church). See you this afternoon!
               11:30 a.m.              Rm. 211 Resvd.
                 3:00 p.m.              Youth Fellowship
                  6:30 p.m.              Gym Resvd.
                 6:45 p.m.              Women’s Bible Study – R. 118
                 7:30 p.m.              Consistory – C.R.
                  4:00 p.m.              Lost Sheep Prayer Group
                 7:00 p.m.              Grace Community – Gym
                 7:30 p.m.              Choir Rm. Resvd.
                SMLT Packing
                7:00 p.m. SLMT Departs
                 8:45 a.m.              Sunday School
               10:00 a.m.              Worship Service
July 28                   Red Cross Blood Drive
July 29                   Iron Pigs Game
August 6                Congregational Meeting