THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP:
#1 There is Power in the Blood #3 Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
#2 I Stand Amazed in the Presence #4 Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 31:31-37 (page 789)
Luke 7:24-30 (page 1029)
Acts 19:1-10 (page 1112)
THE SERMON: “The Work of the Holy Spirit”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
C: Gracious God, you have made us alive in Christ, released us from our sins by His blood, and caused us to be born again through the Holy Spirit. What a wonderful salvation! Yet, O Lord, we confess we walk too much in our own strength, seeking to complete with the flesh, what the Spirit began. To do so is foolish, it is ineffective, and it is sinful. O Lord Jesus, forgive us! Help us learn how to live and walk in the Spirit. We want to be Yours. Put Your Law within us, write it on our hearts, and let us rest in Your care for us. With Your people throughout history, we say, Hallelujah! What a Savior! Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #246 Man of Sorrows, What a Name!
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: Deirdre, Peter & Owen Lockman
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #603 God Moves in a Mysterious Way
* 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 ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a daughter, Daytona Jane, born to Justin and Courtney Lepping on Thursday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Shirley Michalak and family at the death of her sister, Eleanor Lewis. May God be with them at this time.
CONGRATULATIONS to Abram and Meghan (Cooper) Hughes who were united in Christian marriage on Friday, and to Cameron and Chelsea (Weiss) McDonald who were united in Christian marriage yesterday. May God be with them as they begin their life together in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed in loving memory of Matthew and Jonathan Weber by Diane, Chuck, Ben, Bryan and Kevin.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Dave and Marcy Kirkpatrick
(10:45) Farrah and Sallybeth McClaskey
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Deb Schatz
June 19th Jerri Thompson
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Norm and Donna Weiss.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Tony Kapusta and Andy Tawney.
8:00 Nate and Bekah Kulp, Alice Kraus, Renee Doran (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
10:45 Blaine and Nicole Moyer, Nicole Peck, Natalie Reich (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Elaine Teate, Sherri Walmsley 16th; Jonna Dee, Caren Elliott 17th; Marvin Landis, Ben Smith 18th; Lillian King, Joe Sciacca, Jane Wilson 19th; Richard Marsh, Jakob Niederhaus, Sandy Swartz 20th; Glenn Derstine, Katelyn Kulp 21st; Courtney Lepping 22nd.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Blaine and Nicole Moyer, John and Pat Niederhaus, Bob and Jill Ott 17th; Dana and Barb Gehman 19th; Josh and Rebecca Wilwert 20th; Dave and Maxine Parfitt, David and Lorraine Reich, John and Cynthia Schilling 21st; Alex and Ally Hager, Dave and Flor Hughes, Stewart and Patty Kendall 22nd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Work of the Holy Spirit. The sine qua non – that without which it cannot be – of the Christian life is the personal work of the Holy Spirit. No matter how moral someone may be, no matter how spiritual someone may be, no matter how religiously devout someone may be, without the creative work of the Holy Spirit in one’s soul, one cannot be a Christian. When Paul returns to Ephesus he meets a group of twelve men who are exceedingly devout, but it turns out they’re not Christians. What Jeremiah prophesied, what John the Baptist pointed to, had to happen to them. It did.
ISSUES & ANSWERS LINE-UP for June is a good one. Here it is:
Today – presentation by Elders on Christian Marriage
June 19th – Stan Ott
June 26th – Daryl and Carol VanDyken
MANY THANKS to all the workers who made the Strawberry Festival happen. You did good! And it was good.
MISSIONARY HOSTING World Team, located in nearby Warrington, has periodic housing needs for missionaries and missionary candidates. The host family provides breakfast each morning, but is not responsible for other meals or for transportation. If you would like to consider blessing and being blessed this way, please contact Ginny Crasper at 215-491-4900 ext. 32 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO OUR FRIENDS & CHURCH FAMILY AT LEIDY’S CHURCH: We are thankful for your concern and many prayers, and cards on our behalf during our hospitalization and now time of recovery. We look forward to seeing you at church, hopefully before long. It’s all within God’s hands. Our love, Harold & Sylvia
CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE is always a pertinent topic. The Spiritual Council has a Statement on Christian marriage that details how Leidy’s Church understands Christian marriage. That Statement will be reviewed and thought through in today’s Issues and Answers class. Copies of the statement will be available. In these tumultuous times, this Statement provides good teaching on a basic subject. Come to the Fellowship Hall during Sunday School to participate.
MISSION COMMITTEE MEMBERS have cards to sign! We’re not meeting this month, but cards still need to go out. Please stop by the church office this week and add your John Hancock to each card. Thanks.
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER MEETING has been called for by the Spiritual Council. It will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd, beginning at 7 pm. The focus of the prayer meeting will be the completion of the building project. The following day (June 23rd) is when the L&I board meets in Harrisburg. Among their agenda items will be requests from us. That will be one prayer item, but not the only one by any means. You’re invited to join in this evening of prayer.
LOST SHEEP prayer group meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cindy Filson.
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.
FREE TO A GOOD HOME – Kerosene heater, barely used. See Gary Filson if interested.
PRAYER VIGIL – We will be gathering together at the new building for a 12 hour vigil for the purpose of starting out on a solid foundation. Stay tuned for more information on this as dates become clearer.
ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18th come out with your kids, or bring yourself to see a production of Wind in the Willows. The performance will begin at 10 a.m. at Leidy’s Church. There is no cost for this performance. It will be great fun for all. Any questions call Lorraine Reich at 215-256-0475.
ATTENTION ALL CRAFTY, CREATIVE, and construction-saavy members! VBS has a need for several fun set/decor projects to be completed over the course of the summer. These range from simple to complex so there’s something for everyone. Please contact Shannon Kehs (email@example.com, 215-450-5402) if you would be willing to do one and she can provide you with a project folder outlining what’s needed.
VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2016 VBS are now posted on the wall in the narthex. If you have a question about your assignment, if your availability has changed, or if you submitted a form but do not see your name on the list, please contact Laura Heebner as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-872-9834).
ATTENTION VBS VOLUNTEERS: Anyone still looking to complete the Mandated Reporter Training should be aware that there is a live session happening at the BTS Graduate School of Counseling (200 N Main St. in Hatfield) tomorrow from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10. Call the church office or visit www.biblical.edu to register.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL volunteers are needed starting on June 26th in order to give our teachers a break over the summer. There is a signup on the table in the narthex.
THANK YOU from Marj Talbot for the cards, prayers, and kind wishes she received during the recent losses in her life.
THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE is having a Food Drive during the month of June and is asking the congregation to participate. This will provide foods for people with specific dietary needs through the services of food pantries such as Manna on Main Street, Table of Plenty, Shepherd’s Shelf, and other. Below is a list of food being collected at this time:
Sun butter Walden Farms condiments
Vegan Mayo Maple Grove Farms condiments
Sugar-free jam/jelly Sugar-free Pancake Syrup
Stevia Gluten free Pancake Mix
No-sugar dressings Heinz/Hunt’s ketchup – no salt added
WANT TO SUPPORT AN SLMT MEMBER? If no one contacts you about supporting them for SLMT ’16, please let Pastor Niederhaus or the church office know. We want to connect people who need support, with people who want to support someone.
MONDAY NIGHT WOMAN’S BIBLE STUDY SUMMER SESSION – “Understanding Spiritual Gifts” Please join us for a new study which will be held on selected dates starting June 20th at 6:45 pm in the Precept Room. The subject of spiritual gifts can seem complicated. As you study, you will have a new vision for how you can use your God-given gifts to bring hope to your home, your church, and a hurting world. This is a Precept Ministries 40-Minute Bible Study written by Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson. There is no homework. Sue Landis will be teaching, giving Sandy Nase a well-deserved short break. Please contact Sue to register at 267-784-4101 or via email at email@example.com. Please don’t stay away because you can’t attend every session!
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
12:30 p.m. – Small Group – C.R.
6:00 p.m. – Youth Fellowship
4:00 p.m. – Lost Sheep Prayer – Sanctuary
6:45 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. – Pik meeting at Musselman’s
7:00 p.m. – Grace Community – F.H.
7:00 p.m. – Women’s Ministry Mtg. – C.R.
9:00 a.m. – Staff Mtg. – C.R.
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
9:00 a.m. – F.H. Resvd.
8:00 a.m. – Love Cradle – C.R.
9:00 a.m. – F.H. Resvd.
3:00 p.m. – Sanctuary/F.H. Resvd.
8:00 a.m. – Worship Service
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:45 a.m. – Worship Service
June 21 SLMT VBS Training
June 22 Congregational Prayer Meeting
June 23 L&I hearing in Harrisburg
July 7 SLMT Mission Trip
August 7 VBS SonSpark Labs