May 29, 2016
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP:
      #341  Come Thou Almighty King
      #608  Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (verses 1 & 2)
      #616  Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus  (verses 2 & 3)
      #617  Onward Christian Soldiers (verses 2 & 3)
      #595  Lead On, O King Eternal (verses 1 & 2)
      #397  I Will Serve Thee (2x’s)
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:        John 13:1-5 (page 1077)
                                                               1 Corinthians 1:1-9 (page 1140)
                                                               Acts 18:12-23 (page 1111)
     THE SERMON: “Faithful Ministry”
*   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: #92  My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
*   THE APOSTLES CREED
     THE OFFERING
     THE OFFERTORY
** AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
*   THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder (on insert)
*   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 CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Ron and Kathy Moyer to the glory of God, with thanksgiving for the gift of their four amazing grandchildren.
GREETERS TODAY:      (8:00)    Mike and Shannon Kehs
                                               (10:45)    Justin and Chrissie Lockman
TAPE MINISTRY:         Today            Ede Rupp
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Helen Hahn.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Foote and Joseph Thompson.
NURSERY TODAY:
  8:00   Connie Merritt, Brittany and Megan Weiss, John and Tara DiLenge (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45   Alex and Ally Hager, Tom and Susan Merritt (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wendy Murphy 2nd; Jacqui Shafer, Ruth Thompson 3rd; Denise Carsley, Lizzie Sedares, Elijah Smith 4th; John Greene, Jim Smedberg, John Vasey 6th; Rose Hicks 7th; John Caserta, Hazel Krier 8th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! George and Donna Frueh, Bill and Wynne Parfitt 2nd; Jack and Karen Parry 3rd; Nathan and Bekah Kulp 4th; Steve and Joy Myers 5th; Matt and Cathy Connor 7th; Matt and Hannah Haughey, Stan and Judy Ott, Bob and Janice Peterman 8th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Faithful Ministry. Wherever Paul went he seemed to generate controversy. He’s constantly being run out of towns. Though he ministers in Corinth for 18 consecutive months, his time there includes a Jewish mob dragging him before the city authorities. The source of most of Paul’s problems was his being a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus. His ministry was faithful and fruitful. Because that was the case, he attracted opposition. He takes pains to maintain proper accountability for himself and for others. Paul is faithful because he knows that God is faithful.
THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 11th. Much help is needed to make the Festival a success. Forms are in the bulletin. 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.
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. on Saturday, June 11th at Church of the Holy Spirit (corner of Sumneytown Pike and Barndt Rd. in Harleysville. A free-will offering will be taken.
DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY the Women’s Bible Study will not be meeting tomorrow evening. We will resume next Monday at the usual time.
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 ASAP if interested.
PETER AND BAMBI MARTINDELL will be offering a mini session of ballroom dance lessons, and a chance to try them out immediately after on Friday, June 3rd. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., lessons begin promptly at 7:00, dancing begins at 7:30 to end around 9:30. Lessons and Dancing is usually for ages 12 and up but please use your discretion. Cost is $15 per person, or $30 per family. All proceeds will go to the building fund. Please email them at bfmartindell@gmail.com  for questions and to R.S.V.P. They would like to have an idea of how many to expect but you can pay at the door. They will be providing child care and must have a R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, June 1st to reserve a spot for your child/children.
NEXT SUNDAY’S WORSHIP SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. at church; 10:30 a.m. at Men-O-Lan.
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.
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 continues to bring items into ADA compliance. Plans are in the works to make adjustments around the pulpit area to meet the required standards, but will require more significant efforts. Grass is beginning to sprout on the soccer field. When it is in place, a bulldozer will begin work on the retention basin just below the field, removing silt that has accumulated, and grading it to the meet the specified finished contour dimensions. That’s what’s been happening to the middle of the three retention basins along Cherry Lane. It had to be pumped out, the accumulated sediment removed, some rip rap stone strategically placed, and regraded to meet the specified finished contour dimensions. The other two basins along Cherry Lane are fine apparently. At least two issues will need to be presented for variance approval to the L&I board at its June meeting. Prayers for those considerations would be appreciated.
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: 1:00 p.m. – Butterfly Presentation
MONDAY: Memorial Day
TUESDAY: 7:00 p.m. – Christian Ed Mtg. – Rm. 13
THURSDAY: 9:00 a.m. – Precept Study – Rm. 16
                         7:30 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
FRIDAY: 7:00 p.m. – Mini Ballroom Dance Lessons – F.H.
SUNDAY: 8:00 a.m. – Worship Service
                  10:30 a.m. – Church Picnic@Men-O-Lan
 
LOOKING AHEAD
June 1 – SLMT Paperwork Due
June 11 – Strawberry Festival
July 7 – SLMT Mission Trip
August 7 – VBS SonSpark Labs
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound,
And time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather
Over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.
Refrain:
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.
On that bright and cloudless morning
When the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of His resurrection share;
When His chosen ones shall gather
To their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.
Refrain
Let us labor for the Master
From the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over,
And our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder,
I’ll be there.
Refrain