June 25, 2017
MORNING WORSHIP
     ORGAN PRELUDE
*  THE OPENING HYMN: #24  O Worship the King
*  THE SOLEMN DECLARATION            C: Amen
*  THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
*  THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
    C: Our Heavenly Father, who by Your love has made us, and through Your love has kept us, we humbly confess that we have not loved You with all our heart and soul and mind and strength, and that we have not loved one another as Christ loves us. Forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and through Your Spirit direct what we shall be, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
* THE KYRIE (sung)
          P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         P: Christ, have mercy upon us.
         C: Christ, have mercy upon us.
         P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
*   THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
         P: God demonstrates His love for us…
         C: Amen
*   THE CALL TO PRAISE
         P: Let us praise God!
         C: Praise the Lord!
*   THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: Blessing and Honor
Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Wisdom and riches and strength evermore,
Give ye to Him who our battle hath won,
Whose are the Kingdom, the Crown and the Throne.
 
     FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
     MISSION PRESENTATION
     HOLY SCRIPTURES:  Genesis 3:1-13 (Page 2)
                                              Romans 8:18-25 (Page 124)
                                              1 John 3:4 (Page 186)
     THE SERMON: “The X Factor”
*   THE APOSTLES CREED
*   A HYMN: Thou Whose Purpose is to Kindle (on insert)
     THE OFFERING
     THE OFFERTORY: Joanna Mell
*   THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: #341  God Has Spoken by His Prophets
*   THE COMMISSION & the BENEDICTION
*   SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful attitude until the Pastors have exited the sanctuary
*   ORGAN POSTLUDE
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*Indicates congregation standing; P = Pastor; C = Congregation
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the Welcome Desk & return immediately following the service.
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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 Shirley Michalak and family at the death of her husband, Michael. May God be with them during this difficult time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are in honor of the Pastors, their families, and all the church staff in thanksgiving for all the ways they so faithfully and lovingly serve our church family and those who pass through our doors. Thank you!
LAY VISITOR:       Donna Moyer
GREETERS TODAY:      Carl and Jerri Thompson
USHER CAPTAINS:  Matt Harris, Peter Martindell
TAPE MINISTRY:      Today           Donna Moyer
                                         July 2nd          Mary Beth Musselman
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
     Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
               Tim and Rachel Leidy, Caren Elliott
    Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
               Dustin and Ashley Doran, Julia Martindell
     Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
               Jeremy and Justine Smith, Vanessa Broderick
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Schilling 29th; Will Shafer 30th; Karen Carling July 1st; Dennis Doran 2nd; Genevieve McVaugh, Debbie Schatz, Jacob Shoemaker, Blake Weiss 3rd; Alyssa Sowhangar 4th; Bambi Martindell 6th; Ann Boyer 7th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Harry and Doris Barger 30th; Jake and Hannah Niederhaus July 2nd; Terry and Darlene Leidy, Skip and Donna Smith 7th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The X Factor. Almost every family has a story or two about recipes getting fouled up. It may have been the time baking powder was used in place of flour. What family has not had helpful children refill the salt shaker with sugar or vice versa? All such instances lead to unpleasant surprises; after all, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. That helps explain why many folk have a sour taste in their mouth from regular life experiences. To rightly taste life one must not leave out the X Factor. Most folk nowadays do. With disastrous results. What is the X Factor? The Fall.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
     Today               John Freeman, Harvest Ministries
     July 2                 Dave Reich
     July 9                 Stan Ott
THIS IS IT! The big Commotion that’s been brewing for months starts this evening! Yes, it is the Leidy’s Church summer VBS program. While we thank all who have worked hard to bring us to this point, we solicit your ongoing prayers for the kids who will be here and for the youth and adults who will be interacting, teaching, playing, guiding, caring for, and otherwise doing all the normal VBS stuff with them. We give thanks to the Lord Jesus for this opportunity.
LILLIAN KING wishes to thank those who sent cards for her 94th birthday. She really appreciated them.
VBS CLEAN-UP happens on Friday. We are in need of extra hands to get the Fellowship Hall back into order for the funeral that will take place here Friday afternoon. Sign-up sheet is on the narthex wall. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCEAre 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. She 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, devotionals, and more.”  This is a great opportunity to meet with authors, editors, publishers, and editors to equip and encourage your writing ministry.
THANKS FROM THE MIRABELLA FAMILY:  Sincere thanks to our church family for your cards, hugs, love & prayers received following the death of Michael’s mom. May your lovingkindness be returned to you, pushed down and over-flowing!
THANK YOU to all the individuals and families who have come out to the SLMT work days and work nights. You’ve done great work. We appreciated your diligence at the task and your cheerfulness while doing so. Everything is ship-shape and ready to be packaged and loaded onto the comfortable, air-conditioned, video-equipped luxury coach we take to Red Lake, Ontario. [Just in case you’re wondering if you could manage to endure that ride one year!]
A HEARTY WELCOME IS EXTENDED to John Freeman from Harvest USA. Founded a couple of decades ago in the heart of Philadelphia, this ministry seeks to proclaim Christ as Lord to a sexually broken world. It does so through one-on-one ministry, small groups, teaching ministry, and working with and through local churches.  Harvest USA has been part of our churches budget and prayers since 1996.
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.
FREE HOSPITAL BED – Contact Vicki Freed at 215-721-0654 if interested.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY:
                                6:00 p.m.      VBS Ocean Commotion
MONDAY:
                                6:00 p.m.      VBS Ocean Commotion
                                6:45 p.m.      Women’s Bible Study – C.R.
TUESDAY:
                                6:00 p.m.      VBS Ocean Commotion
                                7:30 p.m.      Sanctuary Resvd.
WEDNESDAY:
                                1:30 p.m.      Rm. 211 resvd.
                                6:00 p.m.      VBS Ocean Commotion
THURSDAY:
                                6:00 p.m.      VBS Ocean Commotion
FRIDAY:
                                 7:30 a.m.      ALL – Kitchen/C.R.
SATURDAY :
                                 8:00 a.m.      Prayer – Rm. 117
SUNDAY:
                                 8:45 a.m.      Sunday School
                               10:00 a.m.      Worship Service
LOOKING AHEAD
July 13-23              SLMT Mission Trip
July 28                   Red Cross Blood Drive
July 29                   Iron Pigs Game

Thou, Whose Purpose is to Kindle

Thou, whose purpose is to kindle,
Now ignite us with Thy fire.
While the earth awaits Thy burning,
With Thy passion us inspire.
Overcome our sinful calmness,
Rouse us with redemptive shame.
Baptize with Thy fiery Spirit,
Crown our lives with tongues of flame.
 
Thou, who in Thy holy gospel
Will that all should truly live,
Make us sense our share of failure,
Our tranquility forgive.
Teach us courage as we struggle
In all liberating strife.
Lift the smallness of our vision
By Thy own abundant life.
Thou, who still a sword delivers
Rather than a placid peace,
With Thy sharpened Word disturb us,
From complacency release!
Save us now from satisfaction,
When we privately are free,
Yet are undisturbed in spirit
By our neighbor’s misery.