THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP:
#619 I Love to Tell the Story
#618 I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (verses 2 & 4)
#646 Redeemed (verses 1 & 3)
#667 Jesus Saves! (verses 1 & 3)
#645 There’s Room at the Cross (verses 2 & 3)
#227 There’s Something About that Name (2x’s)
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 32:26-35 (page 791)
Romans 16:1-16 (page 1139)
Acts 18:24-28 (page 1111)
THE SERMON: “An Interlude”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[Adapted from prayers of confession by Hughes Oliphant Old]
C: O Lord, great God, whom we behold in awe and wonder, who has kept covenant and steadfast love with Your people from age to age. We have sinned and done wrong, turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. We have known in our hearts what is right, and yet we did wrong anyway. We have been fascinated by evil, delighted with pleasing ourselves, satisfying our desires, pampering ourselves with pleasures. O Lord, great God, have mercy on us, according to Your steadfast love. We know You delight in goodness; grant that we, too, might delight in goodness. We ask all this, O Father, in the name of Jesus, the Lamb who was slain, and yet lives forevermore. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #631 I Know Whom I Have Believed
* THE APOSTLES CREED
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #98 Great is Thy Faithfulness
* 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.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Andy Tawney and family at the death of his father. May God be with them at this time.
CONGRATULATIONS to Alex and Alyssa (Ziegler) Sowhangar who were united in Christian marriage last Sunday. May God be with them as they begin their life together in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed in loving memory of a great dad, James Alago, from his family.
GREETER TODAY: (8:00) Denise Kulp
TAPE MINISTRY: June 12th Deb Schatz
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Marge VanOmmeren.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Tony Kapusta and Andy Tawney.
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tony Kapusta 9th; Judy Leidy 10th; Shirley Kulp, Logan Dierkes 11th; Ashley Dierkes 12th; Matt Harris, Angela Kinney, Sharon Kostishion, Pat Niederhaus, Peter Thompson 13th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dennis and Mary Ellen Gruver 9th; Ron and Kathy Moyer 11th; Kevin and Carol Curcio, Doug and Helen Roberson 12th; Dave and Adine Doran 14th; Andrew and Ann Edmonds 15th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is An Interlude. When Luke wrote the book of Acts, from chapter 13 onward he documents the extensive ministry of the Apostle Paul. Readers of Acts follow Paul from Antioch all through his various missionary travels and to the prison in Rome. Only one time does Luke shift his focus off Paul. It happens in our text for this Lord’s Day when Luke introduces a man renown for his eloquence, Apollos of Alexandria. While he’s the main figure, two other persons are prominent in this interlude: Priscilla and Aquila, the co-laborers of Paul. Lots of interesting issues come up.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 16.
THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL takes place this Saturday, June 11th. Much help is still needed on Thursday night, Friday morning, and the day of the Festival to make it a success. Forms are on the narthex desk. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions as you can fill.
IF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO COOK up 10 lbs. of ground beef and help make BBQ for the Strawberry Festival it would be most appreciated. We provide the meat . . . and you can prepare any recipe you like. Contact the church office.
LOST SHEEP prayer group meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cindy Filson.
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.
PRAYER VIGIL – We will be gathering together at the new building for a 12 hour vigil for the purpose of starting out on a solid foundation. Stay tuned for more information on this as dates become clearer.
THE BUILDING PROJECT is essentially finished. No longer are work crews arriving each day to earn their daily bread. Some days there may be a worker or crew present to do some specified task relating to ADA compliance, but mostly those present are folk from the Leidy’s Church staff who are working on some element of the transition from “here to there.” For instance, a work day is scheduled for this Wednesday to transition some tables and other furniture from “here to there.” Details are in another blurb in this bulletin. Until the Labor and Industry Board meets in the third week of June and makes decisions regarding actions we must take, we really cannot do much more. Consequently, this is the last Building Project Update that will be posted until we have some news to report. What this does mean is that our prayers should be focused on that L&I meeting and all that will flow from it. Also, we might ask the Lord Jesus to multiply to us fruits of the Spirit such as patience, peace, and gentleness.
THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made the Men-O-La picnic a reality – and on really short notice! We appreciate you and your labors!
LADIES OF LEIDY’S don’t forget to bake for the Strawberry Festival.
REGISTRATION FOR LEIDY’S CHURCH 2016 VBS PROGRAM, SonSpark Labs is now open to the public, so be sure to get your forms in as soon as possible. Paper registration forms are available in the narthex. Completed forms can be dropped off in the church office. Electronic registration is also available on Leidy’s website under Ministries-Children. Registration closes when we reach capacity or on June 19th, whichever comes first. Contact the church office or Laura Heebner (215-872-9834) with questions.
FREE CONCERT by Peter Lockman at 7 p.m. this Saturday, June 11th at the Church of the Holy Spirit (corner of Sumneytown Pike and Barndt Rd. in Harleysville. A free-will offering will be taken.
SETUP WORKDAY: Volunteers are needed this Wednesday, June 8th from 8:30 to 4:00 (or earlier if we run out of work to be done) to help with moving tables and chairs in the new church from the gym to classrooms on other levels of the building. Some light assembly is also needed on chairs and tables for the Youth Room and children’s classrooms. If interested please contact Glen Tyson or the church office.
LADIES OF LEIDY’S meets this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room, for our last meeting until September. All ladies are welcome.
ATTENTION VBS VOLUNTEERS: Anyone still looking to complete the Mandated Reporter Training should be aware that there is a live session happening at the BTS Graduate School of Counseling (200 N Main St. in Hatfield) on June 13th from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10. Call the church office or visit www.biblical.edu to register.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL volunteers are needed starting on June 26th in order to give our teachers a break over the summer. Look for a sign-up sheet with the dates needed in the narthex soon.
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.
THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE is having a Food Drive during the month of June and is asking the congregation to participate. This will provide specific 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 other. 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 added
MONDAY NIGHT WOMAN’S BIBLE STUDY SUMMER SESSION – “Understanding Spiritual Gifts” Please join us for a new study which will be held on selected dates starting June 20th at 6:45 pm in the Precept Room. The subject of spiritual gifts can seem complicated. As you study, you will have a new vision for how you can use your God-given gifts to bring hope to your home, your church, and a hurting world. This is a Precept Ministries 40-Minute Bible Study written by Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson. There is no homework. Sue Landis will be teaching, giving Sandy Nase a well-deserved short break. Please contact Sue to register at 267-784-4101 or via email at email@example.com. Please don’t stay away because you can’t attend every session!
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
MONDAY: 12:45 p.m. – C.R. Resvd.
6:45 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. – Outreach Mtg. – C.R.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. – Mom’s Bible Study – C.R.
7:00 p.m. – CMAC Mtg. – Rm. 19
7:00 p.m. – Ladies of Leidy’s – C.R.
7:00 p.m. – Elder Prayer – Rm. 16
7:30 p.m. – Spiritual Council – Rm. 16
WEDNESDAY: 8:30 a.m. – Workday
7:30 p.m. – Consistory – C.R.
THURSDAY: 9:00 a.m. – Precept Study – Rm. 16
4:00 p.m. – SF Food Prep
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
FRIDAY: 6:00 a.m. – SF Food Prep
SATURDAY: 8:00 a.m. – SF Food Prep
4:00 p.m. – Strawberry Festival
SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. – Worship Service
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:45 a.m. – Worship Service
June 21 – SLMT VBS Training
July 7 – SLMT Mission Trip
August 7 – VBS SonSpark Labs