THE ORGAN PRELUDE
BELL PRELUDE: In the Cross of Christ I Glory – Bell Choir
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#1 Abide with Me #3 Amazing Love
#2 What Wondrous Love is This #4 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 11:19-21 (Page 595)
Psalm 51(Page 413)
Matthew 5:8 (Page 3)
THE SERMON: “The Heart of the Problem”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
C: Father, we come to You in Jesus’ name. He is the Righteous One, we are the unrighteous ones. Our human heart is desperately sick, deceiving us and others, and itself being deceived. Our defilement comes not from outside ourselves, but from within. Yet, outward actions show what’s within. We see lying, immorality, racial hatred, filthy language, greedy acquisitions, murders, slanders, rioting, abuse of power, the profaning of Your name, the rejection of Your truths. God, have mercy on us and our land. We need You. Help us. We know the most vile of us can be cleansed and made new by You. Help us. Convict us. Redeem us. Revive us. Teach us. Restore us. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #288 One Day
* THE APOSTLES CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #453 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
* 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 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.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Ken Murphy and family at the death of his mother, Faye Murphy. May God be with them at this time.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Doug and Caren Elliott, celebrating 15 years of marriage, and so thankful for their many blessings.
GREETERS TODAY: LeRoy and Diane Gehman
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Beth Harbon
October 23rd Dorothy Kehs
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Julia Kulp.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Justin Lockman, Jeff Kirkpatrick, and Mario Guerreiro.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Jeff and Mary Kirkpatrick, Courtney Lepping
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Andrew and Becca Rosenbaum
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – Jeremy and Justine Smith
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ashley Doran, Joyce Godshall 22nd; Ashley Frederickson 24th; Holly Lehman 25th; Bob Bugge, Alysa Carsley, LaRue Friday, Curt Lockman, Ron Miller, Bill Weigner 26th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Glenn and Joyce Derstine, Jeremy and Justine Smith 22nd; Ed and Darlene Schmidt 23rd; Bob and Val Hager 25th; Mike and Shirley Michalak, Brian and Wendy Radcliff 26th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Heart of the Problem. What if you knew the solution, the antidote, or the cure to all of life’s woes? Would you not want to spread this great knowledge all around so that many of the world’s problems could be remedied? This scenario isn’t as far fetched as it first appears! The solution to all our problems is always a split second away at any one moment or, maybe more accurately, a heartbeat away. However, the problems of our day – think national politics, race issues, and broken homes – are also a mere heartbeat from each of us. Only Scripture can help us with the heart of the problem.
ISSUES & ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today – Dave Reich – What does the Bible say about “Social
Oct. 23rd – Jim and Linda Maiorano
COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE food items for the Vets for Vets program in Pennsburg. The Church and Community Committee has a table in the narthex where you may place your donations. See the October Newsletter for items specifically requested. Thanks for your help!
WANT TO HELP WITH JUDGEMENT HOUSE without acting? Consider donating food for the cast! There is a sign-up sheet on the wall in the narthex for you to tear off a slip to bring the items we need. Please bring the donated items to the kitchen by the date posted and mark it “JH”. Thank you.
IT’S BACK! THE LEIDY’S CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR is on the books for November 19th, and it’s not too late to reserve a table! If you don’t think you have enough stuff for a whole table, consider grabbing a friend and sharing space! We are looking not only for homemade crafts, but also direct sales representatives like Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, or Discovery Toys. See Donna Frueh for a commitment form and you can have extra cash for Christmas!
A GREAT BIG “Thank you!” to all who helped make this weeks Rummage Sale a success. We made a little over $4,450, 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 new procedure.
iBLAST IS LOOKING FOR WRAPPED TOYS, craft kits, science kits, sports equipment or even gift cards that can be used in the iBlast store. Kids will be working hard to earn tickets through attendance, verse memorization, and bookwork so let’s surprise them with lots of great prize choices! We are happy to take newly purchased items OR something that your kids/grandkids got as a gift but never opened! Items should appeal to boys or girls age 5-12 and should be appropriate in the church context. Donation items can be marked “iBlast” and left in Pastor Andrew’s office.
IF YOU ENJOY HAVING A CUP OF COFFEE at church on a Sunday morning, a sign-up sheet has been posted in the narthex for you to help make it and clean up. Francis Weiss is willing to help train anyone who needs to learn how to do so on our new coffee system, so please contact him to make arrangements.
LADIES CONFERENCE Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Season and A Purpose, guest speakers are Verna Bowman and Sue Landis. Cost is $10 per person. Join us for a time of refreshment, fellowship and teaching.
ZION CHORAL SOCIETY will be in concert today at Jordan United Church of Christ in Allentown at 3 p.m.
HAVE YOU MADE A RESERVATION to tour Judgement House? It begins this Friday between the hours of 6 to 9 p.m. Making an advance reservation for a tour will eliminate long waits in the crowd of walk-ins. The tour takes approximately an hour. Call or email the church office to secure a spot.
OUR DAY TO PRAY at the Planned Parenthood location in Warminster is one week from tomorrow, that is, Monday, October 24th. We’ll be praying from 7 am to 7 pm. Please call the church office to indicate when you can come by to pray. 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.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is happening now. The Mission Committee has a table in the narthex with details about filling the boxes, when they have to be back, and where they go. There are several mounds of boxes from which you may take a box or two for your family to fill. Each box has a suggested gift list and a sticker you apply to indicate if it’s for a boy or girl.
HURRICANE HELP for folk in Haiti can be given through Leidy’s Church. Use a Second Mile offering envelope from your pew rack, put your contribution inside, and mark it Hurricane Help. Your gift will go to Harvest International and Rod and Debbie Wray at Camp Mahanaim with whom mission teams from Leidy’s Church have worked. The Wrays will be able to reach individuals and families in need. Checks should be made out to Leidy’s Church.
PAKISTAN’S SUPREME COURT postponed hearing the appeal of Asia Bibi this past Thursday. One of the judges recused himself. No new date has been set and this mother of five remains on death row. We give thanks to God for not having the death penalty confirmed on Thursday, but continue to pray for God’s deliverance of Asia Bibi from her persecutors and for Him to strengthen and protect her while she remains in prison.
A PENNSYLVANIA MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING seminar will be held at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 140 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville, on Monday evening, October 24th. It will run from 6:30 to 9:30 and is offered free of charge. Faith BF Church does need to know how many attendees to prepare for, so please contact their office no later than Tuesday of this week if you plan to attend. You may contact them by email (email@example.com) or by phone (215-256-6026). Their office hours are 9 to 4 Tuesday through Thursday.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE NEEDS adults who love children to look after those too young to tour the Judgement or Hell scenes. Contact Pastor Andrew, Rachel Tyson, or the church office to volunteer. Thanks!
APPRECIATIVE THANKS is extended from the pastoral staff to the Care Committee for organizing and carrying into effect last Sunday’s luncheon. It was heartily enjoyed! Also, thanks to the many members and friends of Leidy’s Church for kind words, thoughtful cards, generous gifts, warm embraces, and other signs of appreciation. It is a privilege to serve the Lord Jesus among the people of God at Leidy’s Church. Thank You, Lord!
CHRIST REFORMED CHURCH at Indian Creek is celebrating her 270th anniversary this year. A special Open House with refreshments and displays will be held on Sunday, October 30th, from noon to 3 pm. As one of their daughter churches, Leidy’s Church folk are especially invited to join in the festivities during that afternoon.
GETTYSBURG TOURS for this year have a couple of seats open. The dates are Thursday, Oct. 27th and Monday, Nov. 7th. Departure time is 5:30 am with an anticipated return around 8:30 that evening, give or take half an hour. Contact Pastor Niederhaus (genial tour host) for further details or to secure your seat.
DOCTRINES OF GRACE CONFERENCE sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals will be held at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Quakertown. Dates are Friday evening, Nov. 11th and Saturday, Nov. 12th. More information and registration forms are available at the Narthex hutch.
WANT TO GO TO THE MOVIES? This Tuesday evening in selected theaters Kirk Cameron presents Revive Us: A National Family Conference. This will be a live event with guests such as Eric Metaxas, Dr. Ben Carson, Francis Chan, Miss Clara from War Room, and others. For more info go to www.reviveus2016.com. It will be shown at Warrington Crossing, the Promenade in Center Valley, and Plymouth Meeting among other sites. Start time is 8 pm.
WORTHWHILE WEAR is having their annual fundraiser this Saturday, from 6:30-9:00 at Calvary Church in Souderton. All funds raised on this night are used by Worthwhile Wear to provide restorative services, housing and employment to survivors of human trafficking, both in the tri-state area and internationally. To purchase a ticket please go to https://worthwhilewear.webconnex.com/worthwhileeveningrefined. While our financial needs are also expanding, we’re grateful for generous supporters like you who help make what we do possible!
ELECTION HELP NEEDED – Three positions, two at the machines, one at the desk, for Tuesday, November 8th. This is a paid position, but it will be a long day, from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 9:00. Contact Bob Koch at 215-361-9107 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. there will be training on October 24th.
PROJECT UKRAINE BOXES OF HOPE – Gift boxes are being prepared for 155 boys and girls who have simple needs, like school supplies, toiletries and socks. Through these packages we would like to give them hope, and know that they are cared for, loved, and provided for this Christmas–not just by us, but by a holy and loving God. Items are hoped to be collected by October 24th. You can contact Cherice Klink with any questions at 215-840-2030 or email@example.com.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
4:30 p.m. Judgement House Practice
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:00 p.m. FCA – C.R.
6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer – Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. BMCE Exec. Mtg. – C.R.
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Evangelism Mtg. – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Women’s Meeting – Rm. 117
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting – C.R.
3:00 p.m. Set up for iBlast
5:30 p.m. Grace Note Choir
6:00 p.m. iBlast
7:00 p.m. Missions Committee – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
9:00 a.m. Precept Study
6:30 p.m. FPU – Rm. 118
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Judgement House
6:00 p.m. Judgement House
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
6:00 p.m. Judgement House
November 5 Women’s Event
November 8 Election Day
November 19 Craft Show
November 23 Thanksgiving Service
November 27 Advent Workshop