June 18, 2017
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/in hymnal
      #1  The Solid Rock (Hymn #511)            #3  Nothing But the Blood (Hymn #223)
      #2  Blessed Assurance                               #4 Turn Your Eye Upon Jesus (chorus)
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-5 (page 1,3)
                                                Psalm 8 (page 395)
                                                Hebrews 4:12-13 (page 171)
     THE SERMON: “The Doctrine of Man”
*  CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
     C: Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we praise You that we are made in Your image. We did not make ourselves, rather You did, and You made us for Yourself. But we have rebelled. We think we know better than You. So, we seek to re-make ourselves according to our own notions. We have elevated and celebrated that which You have forbidden. We glory in our wickedness. O Lord, You know the thoughts and intentions of our hearts: nothing is hidden from You. Help us! Convict us! Call us! Forgive us! Heal us! Restore us! Do not abandon us to our folly. Lord Jesus, though we be filthy, make us clean; though we be rebels, make us obedient to You. Amaze us with Your mercy and grace. Amen.
 
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #237 I Stand Amazed in the Presence
* THE APOSTLES CREED
   THE OFFERING
   THE OFFERTORY: Owen Lockman, Peter Lockman
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #80  God Leads Us Along
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude  until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
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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.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Justin Lepping and family at the death of his step-father last Saturday. May God be with them at this time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Bob and Jill Ott to the glory of God on the occasion of another joyful wedding anniversary.
LAY VISITOR:       Julia Kulp
GREETERS TODAY:      Bill and Elaine Teate
USHER CAPTAINS:  Matt Harris, Peter Martindell
TAPE MINISTRY:      Today           Julia Kulp
                                           June 25th      Donna Moyer
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
     Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
                Tim and Rachel Leidy, Farrah McClaskey
    Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
                Matt and Tara McVaugh, JoAnn Elliott
     Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
                Josh and Laura Heebner, Lydia Wilwert
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Courtney Lepping 22nd; June Burkholder, Jack Edling, Marcy Kirkpatrick 23rd; Norman Moyer 24th; Kristen Parry, Japheth Rittenhouse 26th; Tim Ziegler 27th; Cindy Filson 28th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Alex and Ally Hager, Dave and Flor Hughes, Stewart and Patty Kendall 22nd; Matt and Tara McVaugh, Chris and Katie Tawney 23rd; Rich and Betty Hughes, Tom and Alice Kraus, Greg and Sandy Nase 24th; Bill and Elaine Teate 26th; Steve and Sherri Walmsley 28th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Doctrine of Man. It’s Father’s Day. What better day to consider what God has said about man? Maybe that should be, “What God has said about humans.” Or, again, “What God has said about man/male and woman/female.” We’ll see about all that. We also will consider how it is that we bear the image of God. It is important to know that man is unique in God’s creation – fearfully and wonderfully made as Psalm 139 expresses it. If we bear the image of God and are meant to glorify Him, then we need to know how to do so. Good old Job might give us some insight on that.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
     Today               Matt Harris
     June 25             John Freeman, Harvest Ministries
THE SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC schedule is posted in the narthex. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer. Pastor Chris will contact you to schedule a time for practice.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL volunteers are beginning next Sunday June 25th. The intent is to give our teachers a break over the summer. So, if you are a parent, prayer partner, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or friend please consider taking one Sunday to teach this summer. All the material is provided for you. Look for a sign-up sheet with the dates needed in the narthex. Our kids are the greatest – take time to get to know them!
ARE YOU READY to provide support for a specific member of the SLMT mission team? Team participants are in the process of looking for folk to pray for them individually and to help each one raise his or her required $480 financial undergirding. If you are ready, but no one has approached you, let the church office know. You will be approached! Thanks.
THANK YOU to all who planned, executed, and provided for the Photo Directory activities of this past week. Your labors were fruitful. Also, thanks to all the individuals and families who came for photo sessions. If you did not make an appointment, but want to get your picture in the directory, contact the church office to find out what you need to do. We’re all looking forward to seeing our new directory soon!
NEW MEMBERS will be received into Leidy’s Church on July 9th. Those interested in joining the church should contact Pastor Niederhaus or the church office sooner rather than later to make the appropriate arrangements. We had to move the date back because of a certain staff members busy schedule.
SPECIAL SPEAKER will be in Issues & Answers next week. John Freeman, founder of Harvest USA Ministries will explain how they continue to minister hope and help in this age of sexual disorder. Leidy’s Church has long supported Harvest USA and we will be encouraged and uplifted and taught as we hear all the Lord is doing through that ministry. Join John Freeman in Issues & Answers next Sunday.
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.
PRELIMINARY FOOD PREP FOR VBS AND SLMT will take place in the kitchen tomorrow at 10 a.m. If you are available to help out during the day, stop by! Questions? Please speak with Lorraine Kroesser (215.855.4673).
HOW TO HELP when you can’t go on the SLMT trip. There are SLMT Work Days to get lots of work done. You may come as short or long a time as you have available. There are multiple types of tasks to be done. SLMT Work Days are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 9 to noon and then again at 6:30 pm. It all happens in Room 105, which is on the Christian Ed level directly under the chancel area. If you have any questions, contact Mary Beth.
THIS SUMMER the Women’s Sunday School class, which meets in Room 118, will be watching a series of DVDs from the Answers in Genesis 2015 Women’s Conference. The theme of the conference was teaching how to give compassionate answers to those struggling in this fallen world with issues such as adultery, abortion, homosexuality, and disability to point them to Jesus and His Word. Ladies of all ages are welcome to come and go as they are able.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the graduates in our midst. We wish God’s continued work in and through your lives. Graduates from high school are:
     Renee Doran                    Amber Smith
     Derek Freed                     David Thompson
     Robin Potts                       Krista Tyson
     Sean Merritt                      Hollie Walbrandt
     Kaitlyn Rittenhouse          Lydia Wilwert
and graduates from college are:
     Josh Freed                       Kayla Ruth
     Grace Griffith                    Sarah Tyson
     Hannah Haughey                            Peter Walbrandt
     Peter Lockman                 Blake Weiss
CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE – Are you a writer or a wanna-be? Write His Answer Ministry will hold the annual Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference at Cairn University in Langhorne, July 26-29.  You can register for one or more days at www.philadelphia.writehisanswer.com or by contacting the conference director, Marlene Bagnull at 484-991-8581 who says, “As I consider the critical days we are living in, I cannot think of a more important assignment than to “Write His Answer” through screenplays, novels, non-fiction books, poetry and devotionals and more.”  This is a great opportunity to meet with authors, editors, publishers and editors to equip and encourage your writing ministry.
BABYSITTER NEEDED – God’s Treasure House is in need of a babysitter every other Wednesday evening during a Bible study from 7-8:30 beginning June 28th, it pays $20. If interested please contact Laura Kilmer at 215-723-0498 or Melinda Ziegler at 215-275-5745
LOOKING FOR A SMALL WAY TO HELP OUT WITH VBS? Visit the bulletin board in the narthex near the restrooms to see what’s needed. There are sign-up sheets for decor sessions, clean-up sessions, and baked good donations. None of these jobs require clearances so anyone can help! Contact Laura Heebner 215-872-9834 with any questions.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the July/August Newsletter are due in the office Tuesday morning.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
MONDAY:
                VBS Set up – F.H.
               10:00 a.m.              Kitchen Resvd.
                 6:30 p.m.              Gym Resvd.
                  6:45 p.m.              Women’s Bible Study
                 7:00 p.m.              FCA – C.R.
TUESDAY:
                  VBS Set up – F.H.
                 9:00 a.m.              SLMT Prep Work – Rm. 105
                 6:30 p.m.              SLMT Prep Work – Rm. 105
                 7:00 p.m.              VBS Decorating
                 7:00 p.m.              Evangelism Mtg. – C.R.
                 7:00 p.m.              Choir Rm. Resvd.
WEDNESDAY:
                  VBS Set up – F.H.
                 9:00 a.m.              Staff Meeting – C.R.
                 9:00 a.m.              SLMT Prep Work – Rm. 105
                 6:00 p.m.              F.H. Resvd.
                 6:30 p.m.              SLMT Prep Work – Rm. 105
THURSDAY:
                  VBS Set up – F.H.
                 9:00 a.m.              SLMT Prep Work – Rm. 105
                 6:30 p.m.              SLMT Prep Work – Rm. 105
                 6:30 p.m.              Gym Resvd.
                  7:00 p.m.              VBS Decorating
FRIDAY:
               VBS Set up – F.H.
               10:00 a.m.              VBS Decorating
SATURDAY:
                10:00 a.m.              VBS Set up – F.H.
                 7:00 p.m.              SLMT Team Mtg.@Musselman’s
SUNDAY:
                  8:45 a.m.              Sunday School
                10:00 a.m.              Worship Service
LOOKING AHEAD
June 25                  VBS Ocean Commotion
July 13-23              SLMT Mission Trip
July 28                   Red Cross Blood Drive
July 29                   Iron Pigs Game