June 14, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.

THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*PRAISE CHORUSES – click link to words, scroll up to return

#1 Amazing Grace
#2Forever Reign
#3 Lord Reign in Me
#4 Glory to God Forever

FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
*INFANT DEDICATION
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

Genesis 45:4-8 (page 50)
1 Peter 2:4-10 (page 1212)
Acts 7:9-16 (page 1095)

A MOMENT of SILENT MEDITATION on the WORD of GOD
THE SERMON: “A Rejected Hero”

*CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence and then in unison

C: Lord Jesus, You are the only Mediator between God and men, so we turn to You as we confess our sins. We, like our fathers before us, have harbored grudges, have regarded others with jealousy, and treated people unjustly. We compound our problems when we make excuses for our sins, or consider our sins more than You can forgive. This is foolishness on our part! We ignore Your power to forgive, and Your desire to forgive. You do know every part of our heart. Nothing is concealed from Your view. So we turn to You to receive full forgiveness. Thank You Lord Jesus, for being our Redeemer. Amen.

*A HYMN: #82 Victory in Jesus
*URBAN CATECHISM

Question 51: How are believers to handle conflict with each other?
Answer: By first removing the plank from our own eye, and then telling someone privately if they have offended you, or if you think you have offended them. The goal is reconciliation. Failing this, other members of the church are to be involved and help.
Question 52: What commitments do church members have to each other?
Answer: To meet regularly and encourage believers in the faith, to serve one another, to confess sins, to forgive, and restore people.
Question 53: What commitments do leaders have to members?
Answer: To watch over the members and shepherd them, through ministry of the word and prayer.
Question 54: What commitments do church members have towards their leaders?
Answer: To submit to their leaders, and to provide for those who teach them, and for the ongoing ministry of the church.

THE OFFERING
THE OFFERTORY: Come, Thou Fount – B. Peter & D. Owen Lockman
*THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*THE CLOSING HYMN: #2 How Great Thou Art
**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

* Indicates congregation standing; C = Cong. Response; ~Indicates 8:00 service; ** Indicates 10:45 service

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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Seth and Alison (Kulp) Grater who were united in Christian marriage last Saturday at Leidy’s Church. May God be with them as they begin their life together in Him.

CONGRATULATIONS to Alex and Ally Hager at the dedication of their daughter Oaklie Rae this morning. May God be with this family as they grow in Him.

THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed in loving memory of Lee and Lynn Long in honor of their anniversary by Ken and Wanda Ritter

GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Rock and Astrid Rau
(10:45) Delton and Laurie Plank

THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Norm and Donna Weiss.

THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Tony Kapusta and Jim Smedberg.

NURSERY TODAY:

8:00 Ben and Evangeline Smith, Denise Kulp, Lydia Wilwert
(Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).

10:45 Wanda Brunner, Gabby Sedares, Tom and Susan Merritt
(Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).

WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Buck Landis, Ben Smith 18th; Cole Dierkes, Makenna Dierkes, Lillian King, Joe Sciacca, Jane Wilson 19th; Dick Marsh, Jakob Niederhaus, Sandy Swartz 20th; Glenn Derstine, Katelyn Kulp 21st; Courtney Hughes 22nd; June Burkholder, Jack Edling, Marcy Kirkpatrick 23rd; Norman Moyer 24th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dana and Barb Gehman 19th; Josh and Rebecca Wilwert 20th; Dave and Maxine Parfitt, Dave and Lorraine Reich, John and Cynthia Schilling 21st; Alex and Ally Hager, Dave and Flor Hughes, Stewart and Patty Kendall 22nd; Chris and Katie Tawney, Matt and Tara McVaugh 23rd; Rich and Betty Hughes, Tom and Alice Kraus, Greg and Sandy Nase 24th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is A Rejected Hero. The situation is bleak. Joseph’s jealous brothers have sold our hero into slavery but there is hope! Pharaoh has raised Joseph up to be the administrator over all of Egypt. A good thing since his brothers need to be rescued from the famine that has overcome their land. Now is the time for the rejected brother to provide salvation for his family. Many centuries later another savior would arise who would not just protect His people from hunger, but save them from their sins. Let us follow Christ’s example by being faithful in rejection and exaltation!

WHAT’S THE URBAN CATECHISM? Glad you asked! It’s a new catechism written by Duncan Forbes, pastor of New Life Church in London, UK. It’s meant to be very basic, written in everyday language, and understandable to someone who has never read the Bible or heard of Christianity.

THE SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC schedule is posted in the narthex. This year 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. This is already being done by the Chancel Choir and both Praise Teams in preparation for our move to the new building where the sound system will be more complex. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer.

ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:

Today: Act 153 Compliance
June 21 Chris & Heather Christensen from Bangladesh
June 28 Protestant Work Ethic
July 5 Interdependence Day

THE JOY IN GLORY CLASS begins a new study this morning. Meeting upstairs above the office area, the class will begin a series about pursuing God in corporate worship. It’s a discussion and learning class led by Jeremiah Rizzo. Each week certain truths/principles from John Piper’s Gravity & Gladness seminar will be highlighted. The class will search the scriptures together to see what the Bible says about these truths.

WE HONOR our graduates this morning and wish them much success in the future.
Graduates from high school are:

Gabrielle Sedares Nick Sciacca
Daniel Merritt Mitchell Fretz
Joseph Thompson Seth Brunner
Angela Caserta Jaclyn Parry
Jessica Ziegler Nicole Tyson

And graduates from college are:

Karli Weiss Megan Brown
Ellen Hill Bryan Ziegler
Josh Brown Lindsay Walbrandt
Pam Kirkpatrick Joel Gehman
Natalie Guerreiro Collin Parry
Anthony Sciacca Jake Shoemaker

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING sponsored by BMCE takes place at Leidy’s Church on Thursday evening, June 25th. Who is a Mandated Reporter? Most of us! You can learn more about it from an article in the June Newsletter.

WANTING TO SUPPORT AN SLMT MEMBER? If no one contacts you about supporting them for SLMT ’15, please let Pastor Niederhaus or the church office know. We want to connect people who need support, with people who want to support someone.

NEXT SUNDAY is Sunday Sundae during the Sunday School hour, the following Sunday will be the start of Summer School.

THE BUILDING PROJECT had scads of workers scurrying about all week long. Some were up high helping set the long trusses over the sanctuary, some were busy addressing particular points of labor for their trade, some were riding around on big equipment moving dirt and making lots of noise, and some were measuring and inspecting. Of course, there still is plenty of work going on in offices and over the internet. Our pew selection was finalized. Yes, they will be padded; no, they will not have foot rests! Your ongoing prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

WORSHIP COMMITTEE meets this Thursday evening at 7:30 in Room 13. This is a regular worship committee meeting, not a sub-committee meeting. Hope to see you there.

WE ARE IN NEED of full size paper bags (16” high, not 14”) for the October Rummage Sale. Please start saving them and bring them to the church office. Any questions, see Mary Beth Musselman.

ON WEDNESDAY there will be a meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Room 16, for those who will be volunteering in the Power Play Weekly Kids’ Kamp. Any questions contact Sherise.

TO ANYONE INVOLVED IN MUSIC MINISTRY (choir, bell choir, P&W, special music, kazoo band) or A/V ministry of Leidy’s Church, a brief but informative meeting will take place during the Sunday School hour on Sunday, June 28 in the sanctuary.  The meeting’s purpose is to address intended changes regarding the sound system and equipment in the new facility.  We hope you can attend.

THE HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST . . . Had an injury and need help around the house? Need assistance with young children during the day? Planning a move and need help getting organized? Let the Care Committee’s Helping Hands of Leidy’s Church assist you. Just contact the church office.

PARENTS, don’t forget to sign your child(ren) up for either Power Play Kid’s Kamp or VBS. Registration forms are on the table in the narthex.

QUESTIONS FROM THE QUESTIONS of The Urban Catechism. Do you spend more time thinking about other people’s specks or your own planks? How do you normally handle conflict? Do you grumble about others behind their backs? Do you have any problems with other members of the church? What specific ways can you serve others in the church this week? Are you able to forgive and restore others? Do you understand prayer as a significant part of the shepherding task? Are you able to submit to your leaders? How do you organize your giving to provide for the ongoing ministry of the church?

BANGLADESH MISSIONARIES will be in the Issues & Answers class next Sunday morning. Chris and Heather Christensen are back for a few weeks furlough before returning to Bangladesh later this summer. They’ve learned a lot, experienced a lot, and have a lot to share with us. Join them in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday and get the full scoop on the scope of their ministry.

HOLY LANDS MINISTRIES fundraising dinner takes place at the Conestoga Mennonite church in Morgantown on Friday evening June 26th. Gregg and Rawda Doolittle, on-site administrators of the schools in Hebron and Bethlehem, will be the speakers. This ministry began in 1954 with the arrival of Ada and Ida Stoltzfus in Hebron. Their work made it possible for the Hebron school’s ongoing existence today as the only Christian witness in Hebron. Tickets are $15 each. Dinner begins at 6:15. Call the Leidy’s Church office this week if you would like tickets.

ARE YOU A WRITER or have a desire to get the word out to others? Learn how at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers conference held at Cairn University in Langhorne. Come one day or all four days, July 29-August 1. Workshops, agents, editors, publishers all at one ministry conference! For more information contact Marlene at http://philadelphia.writehisanswer.com or pick up a brochure in the narthex.

MISSION COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS who made yesterday’s Strawberry Festival possible. Work started early in the week, continued through Friday and Saturday, and culminated last evening. In particular, thanks to the Special Services committee for coordinating all the activities and personnel.

THE 28:19 PROGRAM – Read about the heroes who have gone outside their homes to places near and far to share the love of Jesus Christ. Read about the impact their lives had on those around them. Read about their adventures, their tragedies, their triumphs, and their failings – and how God made it all work for His good. No matter your age, we’re sure we have a book for you. Stop by the 28:19 Table in the Fellowship Hall today to check out the books and sign up for the program.

SCRIPTURE TELLS US that His Word does not return void and that’s why we at God’s House of Promise read the Word of God aloud from 9-5 Monday through Saturday. We are currently in need of a few readers to round out our schedule. The ministry is close by on Allentown Rd. near JBS (the old Mopac). If you or someone you know have 30 minutes (or more) available for that purpose please contact Lani Kimenhour at 215-527-2971.

THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH

SUNDAY
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship

MONDAY
6:45 p.m. Women’s Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. Act 153 meeting – F.H.

TUESDAY
6:00 a.m. Elder Prayer – Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Evangelism Mtg. – C.R.
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Resvd.

WEDNESDAY
7:00 p.m. Power Play Mtg. – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. Missions Mtg. – C.R.

THURSDAY
9:00 a.m. Precept
7:30 p.m. Men’s Study – Rm. 18
7:30 p.m. Worship Mtg. – Rm. 13

SATURDAY
8:00 a.m. C.R. Resvd.
Kitchen Resvd.

SUNDAY
8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service

LOOKING AHEAD

June 25 Mandated Reporter Mtg
June 30 SLMT Training
July 9 SLMT Mission Trip
August 2-6 VBS

Amazing Grace
(My Chains are Gone)

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I am found
Was blind but now I see

‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Chorus:
My Chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing Grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

Lord Reign In Me
Over all the earth,
You reign on high
Every mountain stream, every sunset sky
But my one request, Lord, my only aim
Is that You’d reign in me again

Chorus:
Lord, reign in me, reign in Your power
Over all my dreams, in my darkest hour
You are the Lord of all I am
So won’t You reign in me again

Over every thought, over every word
May my life reflect the beauty of my Lord
‘Cause You mean more to me
Than any earthly thing
So won’t You reign in me again

Glory to God Forever

Before the world was made,
Before You spoke it to be
You were the King of Kings,
Yes You were, yes You were
And now you’re reigning still,
Enthroned above all things
Angels and saints cry out, we join them as we sing

Chorus:
Glory to God, Glory to God
Glory to God, Forever (2x’s)

Creator God, You gave me breath
So I could praise Your great and matchless name,
All my days, all my days
So let my whole life be a blazing offering
A life that shouts and sings the greatness of the King

Take my life and let it be
All for You and for Your glory
Take my life and let it be Yours