THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert
#1 Holy! Holy! Holy! #3 Agnus Dei
#2 Come, Now is the Time to Worship #4 You Are My All In All
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
MISSION UPDATE: Daryl & Carol VanDyken
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Psalm 96:1-13 (page 609)
1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 (page 1181)
Acts 19:21-41 (page 1112)
THE SERMON: “Incidents Happen!”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[from Martin Luther’s A Simple Way to Pray]
C: O dear Lord, God and Father, enter not into judgment against us, because no man living is justified before You. Do not count it against us as a sin, that we are so unthankful for Your unspeakable goodness, spiritual and physical, or that we stray into sin many times every day, more often than we can know or recognize. Do not look upon how good – or how wicked – we have been, but only upon the infinite compassion which You have bestowed upon us in Christ, Your dear Son. Grant forgiveness also to those who have harmed or wronged us, as we forgive them from our hearts. They inflict the greatest injury upon themselves, by arousing Your anger in their actions toward us. We are not helped by their ruin; we would much rather that they be saved with us. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #223 I Stand Amazed in the Presence
* THE APOSTLES CREED
THE OFFERTORY: Grace Griffith
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #659 We’ve A Story to Tell to the Nations
* 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 son, Austin David, born to Tom and Susan Merritt last Sunday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Dana and Barb Gehman with thanksgiving to God and in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary.
THE FLOWERS on the piano are in honor of Harry and Doris Barger’s 65th wedding anniversary.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Lorraine Kroesser, Lori Maxwell
(10:45) Ron and Jenn Malone
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Marge VanOmmeren
July 3rd Fern Vasey
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Randy and Cathy Annis.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Tony Kapusta and Andy Tawney.
8:00 Mike and Shannon Kehs, Josh and Laura Heebner (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
10:45 Matt and Tara McVaugh, Ruthie Niederhaus, Ellen Hill (Baby/Toddler, Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Will Shafer 30th; Karen Carling July 1st; Dennis Doran 2nd; Genevieve McVaugh, Debbie Schatz, Jake Shoemaker, Blake Weiss 3rd; Alyssa Sowhangar 4th; Bambi Martindell 6th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Harry and Doris Barger 30th; Jake and Hannah Niederhaus 2nd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Incidents Happen! Psalm 96 has wonderful sentiments: Sing to the Lord a new song, Sing to the Lord all the earth . . . Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. That could serve as the mission statement of the Apostle Paul. He was doing that very thing. Trouble was, as Paul told of the Lord’s glory, incidents happened! This Lord’s Day we look at a riot that occurred in Ephesus after two years of Pauline ministry. There are good, practical reasons for the riot. Paul’s message is threatening people’s livelihoods and calling into question the cultural heritage of Ephesus. Thus, an incident happens!
WE WELCOME THE VAN DYKENS back to Leidy’s Church. Long-time missionaries serving with Trans World Radio [TWR], they have lived around the globe over the past 25+ years. Currently the focus of their attention is the same spot where they began, Bonaire, the island that’s part of the Netherlands, located just off the coast of Venezuela. Of course, they invite you to join them in the Issues and Answers class for a fuller presentation of work of their mission.
CHOIR – REMEMBER that we are singing All Creation Worships You at the Lutheran Community at Telford this afternoon at 2:30. See you then!
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.
ATTENTION ALL CRAFTY, CREATIVE, and construction-savvy members! VBS has a need for several fun set/decor projects to be completed over the course of the summer. They 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.
THANK YOU from Less Pross for all the prayers and cards. Praise the Lord – everything went well!
RIDE TO CHURCH NEEDED: Looking for someone to pick up Lillian King from her apartment at the Lutheran Community in Telford for late services. If you can help, please contact the church office for details.
THE JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER is available in your church mailbox, with extra copies and large print copies on the narthex desk. Get one and check it out.
PRAYERS ANSWERED FAVORABLY. On Thursday the Labor and Industry Board met in Harrisburg and ruled on three requests for variances from Leidy’s Church. That meeting had been one of the items on the agenda at the congregational prayer meeting Wednesday evening. We thank God that the L&I Board granted each of the three requests.
LEIDY’S CHURCH LEADS WORSHIP at the Telford Lutheran Community this afternoon. The service of worship takes place in the chapel and begins at 2:30. Power to the amplification system shuts off at 3:15! You’re invited to come join in greeting and encouraging the folk gathered for worship at the TLC this afternoon.
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.
WE’RE GETTING NEW HYMNALS in the new church. If you would like to provide a hymnal in honor of or in memory of someone, you’ll find the form to do so in today’s bulletin. Cost is $15 per hymnal. Sponsorship plates will be placed in the hymnals. You may sponsor as many hymnals as you like.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets this afternoon at the home of Gregg and Tiff Guerreiro. Main course is provided, but bring along a side dish (coleslaw, salads, etc.) or a dessert.
GENTLEMAN with dog looking to rent locally as soon as possible. If you know of something available, call Mike at 215-534-2963.
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 others. 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
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
12:30 p.m. – F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
2:30 p.m. – Worship at LCT
3:00 p.m. – Youth at Guerreiro’s
6:45 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. – Grace Community – F.H.
7:00 p.m. – Tech Mtg. – C.R.
7:30 p.m. – Sanctuary Resvd.
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
8:00 a.m. – Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
July 7 SLMT Mission Trip
July 17 SLMT Returns
July 31 Chariots for Hope
August 7 VBS SonSpark Labs