MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 & 10:45
* THE OPENING HYMN: #325 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
* THE SOLEMN DECLARATION C: Amen
* THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
* THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
C: Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, You have promised to receive us when we come to You. We confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed. We have disobeyed Your law. We have not loved You or our neighbors as we ought. Forgive us, O God, and grant that we may live and serve You in newness of life; 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 shows His love for us…
* THE CALL TO PRAISE
P: Let us praise God!
C: Praise the Lord!
* THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: Amazing Grace
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
HOLY SCRIPTURES: Psalm 103 (Page 612)
Ephesians 1:1-14 (Page 1169)
Acts 17:19-34 (Page 1110)
THE SERMON: “Origins: Part 2”
* A HYMN: In Christ Alone (on insert)
** CONFIRMATION SERVICE
* APOSTLES CREED
PRAYERS FOR CONFIRMANDS
DECLARATION OF MEMBERSHIP
**Beloved, we greet you with joy as fellow servants of Jesus Christ. We pledge to you our friendship in the Lord Jesus, and promise to labor with you in prayer, in service, in worship, and in fellowship. In company with you, we want to apply all the Bible to all of life, so that we may live according to the will of God in all good works. We look forward to the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in our midst, as we grow in the knowledge of God, as we testify by word and by deed to the Gospel, so that together we may bear much fruit to His glory. Welcome!
AN ANTHEM: In Love For Me – Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
* THE CLOSING HYMN: Pentecost Hymn (on insert)
* THE COMMISSION & the BENEDICTION
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful attitude until the Pastors have exited the sanctuary
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 the family of Kathryn Alderfer who died on Wednesday. May God be with them at this time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by LeRoy and Diane Gehman in thanksgiving for all the blessings God has bestowed on our congregation throughout the year.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Dorothy Kehs, Patty Kendall
(10:45) Justin and Courtney Lepping
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Mary Beth Musselman
May 22nd Ruthie Niederhaus
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Beth Guntz.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Foote and Joseph Thompson.
8:00 Jim and Angela Kinney, Justin and Chrissie Lockman (Baby/
Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45 Tim and Rachel Leidy, Sean & Meghann Permar (Baby/
Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Clayton Doran, Esther Thompson 20th; Verity Edmonds, Allen Kraus, Stephen Paine 21st; Hannah Taylor 22nd; Kevin Curcio, Joel Gehman, Harlo Harris, Calvin Radcliff, Taleh Rittenhouse 23rd; David Thompson 24th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Mike and Deb Hughes, Dave and Marcy Kirkpatrick 19th; Jesse and Jeanne Fletcher 20th; Lorne and Susan Slack; Dave and Vicki Freed, Ron and Jenn Malone 25th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Origins: Part 2. This is Pentecost Sunday, which also means it is Confirmation Sunday! We have a good group of young persons who will profess their faith and commit themselves to a life of faithful Christian discipleship. Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill in Athens is a good text for confirmands and congregation to consider some essentials of the faith. No one is born with faith. Faith does not originate in man’s work but in the work of God. God’s work is accomplished through the declaration of His Word. That Word points to where all origins end: at the judgment seat of God.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared at both services of worship this morning. We invite all members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament. Please fill out a communion card and place it in the offering plate.
FOLLOWING THE SERVICE today you will have an opportunity to congratulate/encourage our 2016 confirmation Class as they begin a life of Christian discipleship in the context of local church membership. This year’s confirmands are:
Karlee Fretz Christian Rau
Reagan Hostelley Natalie Reich
Brian Lafty Lizzie Sedares
Chase Mahoney Ruth Thompson
Julia Martindell Megan Walbrandt
Collin Radcliff Lydia Wilwert
EVERYONE IS INVITED to a light, celebratory luncheon following the 10:45 service of worship today. Special guests of honor will be the Confirmation Class of 2016.
A GREAT BIG “Thank you” to all who helped make this week’s Rummage Sale a success. A special thanks to the clean-up crew who always works hard and fast to get everything back to normal. We made a little over $5,131 and more is still coming in. Please hold your donations for the next Rummage Sale until we move to the new building.
MEN, WOMEN & YOUNG PEOPLE the Hospitality Committee needs you! We will soon be across the street in our new church building and we need a team of people who want to welcome our church family and visitors each Sunday morning. All you need is a smile, a warm handshake, and a welcoming greeting. Our next meeting is on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Please call the church office to be part of this new committee. If you have any questions, please call Denise at the church office or Greg and Sandy Nase 215-234-8728. We look forward to you joining the Hospitality Team of Leidy’s Church!
CALLING ALL GRADUATES – We want to recognize and honor those graduating from high school, college, business school, or graduate school during the month of June. Please contact the church office with the name of your graduate(s) and what their plans may be for the future.
PLEASE BE SURE to get your children’s Sunday School information turned in as soon as possible.
THE BUILDING PROJECT is missing a component that’s been present for the past two years: the big mountain of top soil where the athletic fields are to be. Bulldozers pushed and pulled and dug out and filled up and leveled off and generally had a good time with all that dirt. On the other side of the property, inside the new building, workers quickly began addressing the items on the non-compliant list of the American with Disabilities Act. In the reception area, adjustments were made to the half wall so that it came into compliance. Work has begun in the dressing rooms of the baptismal area to bring them into compliance as well. Good Plumbing contractors is replacing/adjusting the toilets that were 1/8 of an inch in violation. Other items on the non-compliant list will be brought into compliance as quickly as possible. Merrill Y. Landis company has installed window blinds in the staff offices. The Furnishings Committee is receiving loads of chairs, tables, and other items. Work is also being done to get all the proper signage both inside and out. Oh, did you notice the new stop sign on the corner? That was Franconia Township’s doing, but it should help keep the cemetery wall from being hit so often.
THE DATE TO BEGIN WORSHIPING in the new sanctuary is no longer set for the month of May. In fact, no specific date has been set. We anticipate it will be sometime in mid-summer, but it will depend on when the Labor and Industry Board signs off on the entire building being sufficiently handicap-accessible. So, we’re relaxing a bit on the push to move over before all the summer activities begin. The Dedication Service most likely will be in September. Rather than keep adjusting the date for moving our services across the street, we’ll wait until we know all the ducks are lined up and then give everyone a three or four week notice.
THE CHURCH PICNIC AT MEN-O-LAN IS BACK ON!! Unfortunately, we must have your reservation in by next Sunday in order to let Men-O-Lan plan the amount of food needed. Men-O-Lan will again be providing our mid-day meal, but we will provide our own dessert and supper. Men-O-Lan is a peanut free camp, please nothing made with peanuts. We will need help with set-up and clean-up, as well as people for pond duty and transporting items to and from the church. A sign-up is in the bulletin this morning. Please place completed form in the box provided on the narthex desk.
THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 11 th. Much help is needed to make the Festival a success. Forms will be in the bulletin next week. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions you can fill.
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.
PASTOR STEVE MYERS Sunday School class will be meeting in the Mission House this morning.
REGISTRATION FOR LEIDY’S CHURCH 2016 VBS PROGRAM, SonSpark Labs, is now open to the children of church members and their friends. SonSpark Labs VBS is for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. 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 opens to the public on May 23rd, so be sure to get your forms in as soon as possible to reserve your spot(s). 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.
DANCE/DESSERT NIGHT FUNDRAISER – Peter and Bambi Martindell will be offering ballroom dance lessons, and a chance to try them out immediately after on Friday, June 3rd. Doors will open at 6:45, lessons begin at 7:00, dancing begins at 7:30. Cost is $15 per person, or $30 per family. Contact Bambi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 267-272-8252 to participate. If you are interested in childcare, let her know when you call. Light refreshments will be available. All proceeds go to the Building Fund.
WANT TO BE BAPTIZED? If you/ve not been baptized and would like to be baptized by immersion, that can happen when we worship at Camp Men-O-Lan on June 5th. Contact the church office or Pastor Niederhaus if interested.
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.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY 12:30 p.m. Confirmation Luncheon
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
MONDAY 6:30 p.m. Finishing Committee – Rm. 18
6:45 p.m. Women’s Study – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. FCA – C.R.
TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer – Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. BMCE Exec. Mtg. – C.R.
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Fellowship – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Grace Community Prayer – F.H.
7:00 p.m. Hospitality Mtg.
WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Missions Committee – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Alleluia Choir Practice
7:45 p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Precept Study – Rm. 16
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. ALL – C.R./Kitchen
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Love Cradle – C.R.
SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
June 5 Church Picnic@Men-O-Lan
June 11 Strawberry Festival
July 7 SLMT Mission Trip
August 7 VBS SonSpark Labs