May 21, 2017
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
      #1  Holy Holy Holy (Hymnal 68)        #3  May the Mind of Christ My Savior
      #2  How Deep the Father’s Love          #4  Be Thou My Vision
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:  Amos 3:8 (page 651)
                                                         John 1:1-18; 29-51 (page 70)
                                                         1 John 1:3-4 (page 185)
     THE SERMON: “The Mission of Jesus”
*  CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
        [Adapted from John Calvin’s Forms of Prayer for the Church]
     C: O Lord, You are our Father, we are nothing but earth and clay. You are our Creator, we are the workmanship of Your hands. You are our Redeemer, we are the people redeemed by You. Our sins kindle Your wrath, but remember we are called by Your name, and bear Your banner. Do not chastise us in Your fury, but in Your mercy chasten us leniently. Preserve, we ask, the work which Your grace has begun in us, that the whole world may acknowledge You to be our God and Savior. We abandon all other hope, and flee to the precious covenant by which our Lord Jesus Christ, through His own body and blood, has reconciled us to You. Look, therefore, not on us, but on the face of Christ. May Your face shine upon us, as You guide and govern us by Your Word and Spirit. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #249  Jesus Paid It All
   AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #447  It Is Well with My Soul
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* Indicates congregation standing; C = Congreg.  Response
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the welcome desk in the narthex and return immediately following the service.
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 to the glory of God and in loving memory of Carl Hahn by his family.
USHER CAPTAINS:  Dave Doran, Dana Gehman
LAY VISITOR:       Pearl Walter
GREETERS TODAY:     Ken and Velva Stevenson
TAPE MINISTRY:       Today              Shannon Kehs
                                           May 28th          Beth Harbon
     Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
               Justin and Chrissie Lockman, Rachel Tyson
     Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
               Lorraine and Natalie Reich, Deb Guerreiro
     Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years)
              Josh and Laura Heebner, Renee Doran
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Shaun Permar, Jr., 25th; Ruth Bugge 26th; Donna Frueh 27th; Anna Heebner, Linda Stretch 29th; Adine Doran, Kevin Godshall, Skip Smith, Krista Tyson 30th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ron and Jenn Malone 25th; Jim and Ginna Foote 26th; Alex and  Alyssa Sowhangar 29th; Jeff and Debbie Schatz 30th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Mission of Jesus. Is your mission the mission of Jesus? After meeting Jesus, Andrew went on a mini-mission to bring his brother to Jesus. What an example for us. Once we have been reached with the good news of Jesus, we should become missionaries. John 1:41-42 says, “Andrew first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah!’  And he brought him to Jesus.” After finding treasure in Christ, he went straight out and brought others to discover this treasure as well. This is the great calling: to know Jesus and to make Him known to others.
     Today               Part 3 – Christianity & the Nature of Science
     May 28              Part 4 – Christianity & the Nature of Science
     June 4               Men-O-Lan – No Class
LADIES TEA Today is the last day to sign-up for the tea which happens on Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Fill out the slip provided on the table in the narthex and place in the basket. If you have any questions please contact BJ Kulp at 215-272-0576 or email her at
LAST CALL FOR GRADUATES – We want to recognize and honor those graduating from high school, college, 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 ASAP.
MULCHING DAY has been rescheduled for June 3rd beginning at 8:00.
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.
WORDS OF HEARTY THANKS have been received from Glad Tidings India and from the Haven of Hope for recent special offering sent their respective ways. Glad Tidings India says with “. . . joy and appreciation . . . thank you for [your] most generous gift [that] . . . will provide at least 710 Bibles” to be printed and used for outreach ministries. The Haven of Hope responded with, “WOW!!! What a wonderful gift . . . Haven of Hope would not exist without God working through the folks at Leidy’s. What more can we say. Thank everyone for us.”
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.
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”
REGISTRATION FOR VBS is now in full swing. Information is available on the table in the narthex, including postcards you can use to invite your neighbors and friends. Please make sure you register your children’s through the Leidy’s Church website by next Sunday. Paper registration is also available if you do not have access to the web. VBS is open to all children who have completed Kindergarten (or born before September 1, 2011) through 6th grade. If you have questions please contact Laura Heebner, 215-872-9834 or
THE CHURCH PICNIC at Men-O-Lan is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th. Men-O-Lan will again be providing our mid-day meal, we provide our own desserts. Men-O-Lan is a peanut free camp, please nothing made with peanuts. Today is the last day to sign up. Please place the completed form in the box provided.
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,/ 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.
REMINDER TO CHOIR MEMBERS: Though choir practices are done for the year, we are still singing next Sunday at the anthem spot, and next Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Home in Telford (2:30).
MACHINE SHED CONCERT – For this year the date is Saturday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Rittenhouse Farm. As usual the concert is completely free. Attendees need only bring a chair to sit on.
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN to assist in the kitchen during the Ladies Tea on Saturday, June 3rd. Contact BJ Kulp at 215-272-0576 or email her at if you would like to help or if you have questions.
ANOTHER ISRAEL TRIP OPPORTUNITY takes place on Tuesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. in Rm. 211 (Pastor Steve’s SS classroom). Pastor Niederhaus is hosting a tour of Bible Lands in February of 2018. Are you wondering if that’s something you could do, or should do, then come to the meeting and get the details. What will I see? Why should I even consider going? What will it cost? Is it safe? Where will we stay? What will we eat? These questions and any others you might have will be addressed thoroughly on the 30th of May. You’re welcome to come and you’re welcome to invite others of your friends, family, and acquaintances who might be interested.
CAN YOU VOLUNTEER AT THE COMMUNITY FAIR? Penn Valley Church in Telford is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming Community Fair which runs June 13-17. Their lead pastor, Larry Orme, was responsible for setting this in motion five years ago and it was his desire to use this event to show God’s love and generosity to the surrounding community. Larry went home to his Savior on April 21 and it is the church’s desire to carry on his vision and spread Christ’s love through this fair. Volunteers are needed to help serve in many areas and you can sign up by going to their website at More information on events is also listed on this page. If you have any questions or need help signing up, call Penn Valley’s Church Office at 215-723-5890 ext. 4301.
ARTICLES for the June newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.
                                6:00 p.m.              Youth Fellowship
                                6:45 p.m.              Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
                                 6:30 a.m.              Elder Prayer
                                 4:00 p.m.              F.H./Kitchen Resvd.
                                 7:00 p.m.              Grace Community – Gym
                                 7:00 p.m.              CMAC Mtg. – C.R.
                                 7:30 p.m.              Choir Rm Resvd.
3:00 p.m.              F.H. Resvd.
                                 8:00 p.m.              Gym Resvd.
                                 7:00 p.m.              Realm
                                  7:30 a.m.              ALL – Kitchen/C.R.
                                  8:00 a.m.              F.H. Resvd.
                                  8:45 a.m.              Sunday School
                                10:00 a.m.              Worship Service
May 30                   Israel Information Night
June 3                    Ladies Tea
June 4                    Church Picnic @ Men-O-Lan
June 10                  Strawberry Festival & Chicken BBQ
June 13                  Photo Directory Pictures
June 25                  VBS Ocean Commotion

Confession of Faith
We are blessed by the God and Father
     of our Lord Jesus Christ,
                with every spiritual blessing:
     chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world,
     predestined to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ,
     we have
          redemption through His blood,
          forgiveness of our trespasses
                according to the riches of His grace.
We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
We are washed, sanctified, and justified,
     in the name of the Lord Jesus,
     and in the Spirit of our God.
Therefore, we are convinced that
     neither life, nor death,
     nor things present, nor things to come,
     nor any other created thing,
     will be able to separate us from the love of God,
     which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,
To whom belongs
     glory, majesty, dominion, and authority,
     before all time,
          and now,
                and forever.