June 4, 2017
Immanuel Leidy’s Church
     THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
      #96    Great is Thy Faithfulness
      #90    God Will Take Care of You (verses 1,2)
      #511  The Solid Rock (verses 1,3)
      #81     He Leadeth Me O Blessed Thought (verses 1,2)
      #446   Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine (verses 1,3)
      #623  Something Beautiful (2x)
 
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:  Isaiah 37:14-20, 30-32 (page 511)
                                                         Matthew 6:7-15 (page 4)
                                                         Ephesians 1:15-23 (page 150)
     THE SERMON: “Let’s Pray”
*  CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
     C: We turn to You, O Lord, for there is none other that can help us. In days gone by we have turned elsewhere: to the strength of our flesh, which failed; to the so-called wisdom of this world, which turned out to be a lie; and to the alluring attractiveness of false gods, which made our situation worse rather than better. Forgive us our sinful waywardness, our prideful boasting of human strength, and let us find our righteousness, peace, and joy in You alone. May the blood of Jesus cleanse us, may the power of the Holy Spirit fill us, and by Your grace may we remain Your redeemed, thankful, and fruitful people. Amen.
 
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #500  Trust and Obey
* THE APOSTLES CREED
   THE OFFERING
   THE OFFERTORY
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #6  How Great Thou Art
* 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.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Diane, Chuck, Ben, Bryan and Kevin Weber in memory of Matthew and Jonathan.
USHER CAPTAINS:  Matt Harris, Peter Martindell
TAPE MINISTRY:      Today           BJ Kulp
                                    June 11th      Denise Kulp
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Caserta, Hazel Krier 8th; Tony Kapusta, Daytona Lepping 9th; Judy Leidy 10th; Shirley Kulp 11th; Matt Harris, Angela Kinney, Sharon Kostishion, Pat Niederhaus, Peter Thompson 13th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Matt and Hannah Haughey, Stan and Judy Ott, Bob and Janice Peterman 8th; Dennis and Mary Ellen Gruver 9th; Cameron and Chelsea McDonald, Ron and Kathy Moyer 11th; Kevin and Carol Curcio, Doug and Helen Roberson 12th; Dave and Adine Doran 14th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Let’s Pray. When is it that you hear folk say, “Let’s pray”? Prayer is foundational for Christian living. All of us pray, but none of us think we pray enough or pray well enough. You know what? We’re probably right! The foundation for praying is a desire to pray. So, how does one get a desire to pray? Once we begin praying we wonder how to order our prayers. Is there a pattern or model or order we can follow to help us? Some wonder if prayer is worthwhile, does it accomplish anything? Isn’t God going to do what He wants to do anyway? Why say, “Let’s pray?”
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
     Today               Men-O-Lan – No Class
     June 11             Stan Ott
     June 18             Matt Harris
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.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 125.
THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL/CHICKEN BBQ takes place this  Saturday, June 10th. Much help is needed to make the Festival a success. Volunteer forms are in the bulletin. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions you can fill. There will be someone at the Welcome Desk after the service to take your pre-order form, or you may place it in the basket provided on the table in the narthex.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL volunteers are needed starting on June 25th in order to give our teachers a break over the summer. Look for a sign-up sheet with the dates needed in the narthex.
THE LOST SHEEP prayer group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
FREE TO A GOOD HOME – A 1945 Lester Spinet piano. Will move to your location for you. The piano is in fair to good shape, and has not been abused. Contact Darlene Schmidt at 215-257-0862 if interested.
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.
MISSION COMMITTEE MEMBERS should remember to stop by the office and sign some cards this week sometime. There’s a pretty large stack, so allow 10 minutes or so to do so. Thanks.
THANK YOU from Elaine Frank for the prayers for her son’s family as they awaited the birth of their son who was born last weekend.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW is looking for a piano instructor, Grace Griffith is currently accepting new piano students. Grace recently graduated from Liberty University with a B.M. in Piano Performance and has been teaching piano students over the past nine years. Students of all ages are welcome. Please contact Grace for more information about lessons at 215-920-7586 or email her at gracecgriffith@comcast.net.”
ATTENTION ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS!  There is a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you are involved in any aspect of VBS — with the exception of the toddler program & nursery — you should make every effort to attend this meeting. Not sure if you’re a volunteer? Please check the list near the restrooms in the narthex. Can’t make it to the meeting? Please call Laura Heebner at 215-872-9834.
THE EDMONDS FAMILY would like to thank Leidy’s Church for the years spent serving together, and we particularly are very grateful for the recent support and gifts as we transition to the next chapter in the story God has for us. Many blessings.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
NEW MEMBERS will be received into Leidy’s Church in a few weeks. Those interested in joining the church should contact Pastor Niederhaus sooner rather than later to make the appropriate arrangements.
SLMT WORK NIGHTS are scheduled to be held on June 20, 21, and 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 105. If you have any questions contact Mary Beth Musselman.
CALLING ALL 18 TO 45 YEAR-OLDS!  You are invited to join the conversation, next Sunday, June 11th at 11:45 in the Youth Room. We need your help to design ministry to address your spiritual and practical needs in the context of church life here at Leidy’s Church. Questions to be addressed include: What are your needs? How can we be of help? What form might this help take? No childcare is scheduled to be provided, but if you would like to help with that it would be most appreciated. Contact the church office if you are interested.
LADIES OF LEIDY’S – The last meeting until September happens this Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Our program will be presented by a representative of AAA. She will be giving us tips and information on how to stay safe when driving and how to be a better driver. All ladies are welcome to attend.
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – Members and non-members alike are encouraged to have a photo taken for the Church Directory. Dates for pictures to be taken are Tuesday, June 13th through Saturday, June 17th.You may sign up online by going to http://www.ucdir.com,/ enter PA725 in the Church Code field and enter Church in the Church Password field. OR you may choose to sign up in person each Sunday at the Photo Directory table. Still needed are a few people to help during the time of the photo shoots.
A YOUNG WOMAN from our church family, Glory Griffith, is available for hire on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. She is comfortable with gardening, household tasks, childcare, house sitting, etc., and is open to learning new things. She can be reached at 610-222-4431.
THANK YOU from Les and Bonnie Pross for all of the prayers and cards for Les.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY:
                  4:00 p.m.              F.H. Resvd.
MONDAY:
                  6:45 p.m.              Women’s Bible Study
                 7:00 p.m.              Outreach Committee – C.R.
TUESDAY:
                  7:00 p.m.              Ladies of Leidy’s – C.R.
                 7:00 p.m.              Elder Prayer – Rm. 125
                 7:30 p.m.              Spiritual Council – Rm. 125
                 7:30 p.m.              Choir Rm. Resvd.
WEDNESDAY:
                  7:30 p.m.              Consistory – C.R.
                 8:00 p.m.              Gym Resvd.
THURSDAY:
                  4:00 p.m.              SF Food Prep
FRIDAY:
                 6:00 a.m.              SF Food Prep
                 5:30 p.m.              Sanctuary/F.H. Resvd.
SATURDAY:
                  8:00 a.m.              SF Food Prep
                 4:00 p.m.              Strawberry Festival/Chicken BBQ
SUNDAY:
                 8:45 a.m.              Sunday School
               10:30 a.m.              Worship Service
LOOKING AHEAD
June 13-17             Photo Directory Pictures
June 25                  VBS Ocean Commotion
July 13-23              SLMT