THE ORGAN PRELUDE
THE BELL PRELUDE: Shall We Gather at the River – Bell Choir
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
#1 Build Your Kingdom Here
#2 No Longer Slaves
#3 Your Holy Hill (Psalm 15)
#4 In Christ Alone
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:
Isaiah 43:1-7 (page 516)
John 10:11-18 (page 81)
1 Timothy 3:14-16 (page 163)
THE SERMON: “One Flock, One Shepherd”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
C: Lord Jesus, Shepherd of all Your flock, hear our cry of repentance. Though You tell us not to fear, we have feared. Though You commission us as witnesses of Your truth, we have not always borne witness as we should. We confess the world and its rulers have intimidated us. The loud voices of confusion and chaos have disturbed our souls. We don’t know what to say. But Lord Jesus, our Shepherd, You are the Lamb of God. You bled and died for the sins of Your people. Give us grace to bear witness to that world-shattering reality: that You, the Lamb slain, are the King of the universe, the One to whom all will render an account, the One who invites all to come to You. Lord Jesus, we come to You. Give us a courageous and faithful voice to praise Your name in word and deed. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #304 Crown Him with Many Crowns
* THE NICENE CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #123 Children of the Heavenly Father
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
*Indicates congregation standing; P = Pastor; C = Congregation
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the Welcome Desk & 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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Shaun and Meghann Permar at the baptism of their daughter, Ava Grace this morning. Godparents to Ava are Jeff and Erin Frantz. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a son, Haven Joseph, born to Ashley and Dustin Doran on Wednesday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Doug and Caren Elliott in gratefulness to God for their many blessings, remembering their dads and sending prayers for hopes of a more peaceful world.
LAY VISITOR: Ken and Connie Merritt
GREETERS TODAY: Larry and Joyce Anders
USHER CAPTAINS: Dave Doran, Dave Reich
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Esther Davis
October 22nd Sandy Derr
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Connie Merritt, Farrah McClaskey, Megan Weiss
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Jim and Angela Kinney, Deb Guerreiro
Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
Kevin and Karli Weiss, Alice Kraus
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Shirley Clemens, Abigail Hall, Terry Leidy, Tyler Moyer, Hannah Niederhaus 19th; Karen Potts 20th; Ashley Doran, Joyce Godshall 22nd; Ashley Frederickson 24th; Holly Lehman 25th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Kevin and Joyce Godshall 19th; Doug and Caren Elliott, Jim and Angela Kinney 20th; Brian and Gina Shoemaker 21st; Glenn and Joyce Derstine, Jeremy and Justine Smith 22nd; Ed and Darlene Schmidt 23rd; Bob and Val Hager 25th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is One Flock, One Shepherd. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church is an ancient saying of the Church, one that is encouraging to us in times of persecution. But who would persecute the Church or Christians? Those on the list would include people of other religious persuasions, official state governments, those who profess no faith in God, and even those who share the name of Christian with those persecuted. Paul used inspiring words to teach Timothy the purpose of the Church, while Isaiah’s words give encouragement to the Church, and Jesus says what He will do.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today What Was the Reformation? – Dave Reich
October 22nd What Was the Reformation? – Dave Reich
October 29th What Was the Reformation? – Dave Reich
PATTERNS OF PRAYER take place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 9 to 11. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the third Saturday of October, so we’ll be praying and you’re welcome to join as well. If you have any questions or suggestions for prayer, please speak with Patricia Martindell.
GRACE NOTES CHOIR begins this Wednesday evening at 5:00 in the Choir Room. Grace Notes is open to any child grades 1-5. Contact Donna Frueh, Laurie Plank or Nancy VanDerbeek if you have any questions.
CARE COMMITTEE meets this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in Rm 211.
THE MEN’S BREAKFAST is Saturday, November 11th beginning at 8 a.m. Special speaker will be Tony Osimo. There is a sign-up on the board outside the kitchen. Want to help out with this breakfast? Talk with Double D, the venerable Dave Doran.
THE ART OF MARRIAGE CONFERENCE is being held at Leidy’s Church on Saturday, October 28th from 8:00-4:30 p.m. This one-day marriage event will inspire you as a married couple to invest in your marriage as you learn practical tools and biblical principles that show you how to cultivate your relationship together as God designed it to be. The cost of the conference is $45 per couple. Included in the cost is a continental breakfast, a light lunch, and childcare if needed. Contact the church office soon to register.
5:30 MORNING BIBLE STUDY for men meets this Friday in the Youth Room. Coffee, donuts, and fellowship will be in abundance. Roll out a little earlier, grab your Bible, and come on out.
THE QCRT takes place on Friday evening and Saturday, November 17 & 18. What is QCRT? It’s the Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology hosted by Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Qtown. This year’s theme is For Still Our Ancient Foe which will focus on how to resist the devil and his schemes. Featuring a host of distinguished speakers, the registration fee is $45, or $35 for groups of five or more. Dave Reich is planning on attending, so if four more want to join him, the lower rate will apply. Talk to Dave if interested. For more information or to register you may go to www.AllianceNet.org or call 1-800-488-1888.
iBLAST IS THIS WEEK! The first night will be this Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30. The family meal begins at 5:15. Our first fall inspired theme is Punkin Chunkin. If you are in grades 1 through 5, please have your parents sign you up for this amazing adventure where we learn more about God and how to follow Him. Parents, there are paper registration forms in the Narthex, and you are also able to register for iBLAST on our website http://www.leidyschurch.org/.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED the night of the Reformation Revival service at 6 pm on Sunday, October 29th. Leidy’s Church is hosting, and has been asked to provide one person to help in the kitchen beginning at 3 pm, people to help bake cookies/brownies, and other goodies for our guests, and four people to help serve. A sign-up sheet has been posted in the narthex, or contact the church office. Donations may be dropped off in the kitchen that day.
HUGS AND KUDOS to the strong-backed, faithful-hearted, and perhaps a bit sweated crew who cleaned up and cleared out all the left over Rummage Sale materials. Your labors are greatly appreciated!
OUR DAY TO PRAY at the Planned Parenthood location in Warminster is tomorrow. We’ll be praying from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can pray and be a presence for life for as long or short a period of time as fits your schedule. Call the church office for further details or speak with Pastor Niederhaus.
WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE to provide meals for Matt and Tara McVaugh at least three times a week for the next several weeks while Matt is recuperating from his surgery. If you can help, go to https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/4d7rk6 or contact the church office to get signed up.
A GREAT BIG “Thank you” to all who helped make this week’s Rummage Sale a success. We made a little over $6,300 and more is still coming in. We are already accepting donations for the next sale. Please note that we do not accept items not in usable condition. Place items in the center of the Rummage Room (on the gym level) so that our sorters can keep up with the incoming goods, or call the church office if unsure of the procedure.
EVANGELISM COMMITTEE meets this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
LEIDY’S CHURCH is hosting a special Reformation Revival service on Sunday evening, October 29th. Sponsored by BMCE, it will begin at 6 pm and feature evangelist Frank Shelton. October 29th is Reformation Sunday, commemorating the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses. At the heart of the Reformation was a call for genuine regenerational Christianity lived out under the authority of the Bible. That’s exactly the call which Frank Shelton will issue on the 29th. He will have a Reformation message to challenge believers and unbelievers, so invite your friends and neighbors.
SPECIAL REFORMATION SPEAKERS will be at the Reformed Baptist Church in Franconia tonight and next Sunday evening. This evening the speaker will be Dr. Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History at Southern Seminary in Louisville, while next Sunday evening will feature Dr. Carl Trueman from Westminster Seminary. The evening service begins at 6. No cost or registration required, just show up.
MISSIONS COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes are now available. Instructions are in each box regarding what might be included and what should not be included. The boxes need to be returned by November 11th. Remember, each box comes at a cost, so try not to take a box and not use it. Also, bring the boxes back to Leidy’s Church, if possible, and not to another drop-off point. Help spread Gospel Christmas cheer!
ZION CHORAL SOCIETY will be in concert today at Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville, PA at 3:00 p.m.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
10:00 a.m. Rm. 211 Resvd.
6:00 p.m. Ladies Volleyball
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:00 p.m. FCA – C.R.
6:30 p.m. Youth Bible Study – Rm. 117
7:00 p.m. Evangelism Committee – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Care Committee – Rm. 211
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting – C.R.
5:00 p.m. Grace Notes Choir
5:30 p.m. iBlast
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
7:00 p.m. Missions Mtg. – C.R.
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
9:00 a.m. Precept Study
7:00 p.m. Realm
5:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Youth Rm.
9:00 a.m. Patterns of Prayer – Rm. 117
6:00 p.m. FCA Banquet
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
October 28 Art of Marriage Seminar
October 29 Reformation Revival
November 11 Men’s Breakfast
November 13-16 Creation/Ark Trip
November 18 Craft Show