THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#1 Everlasting God #3 This I Believe (The Creed)
#2 Lord, Have Mercy #4 Praise You
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Genesis 3:14-21 (Page 2)
Galatians 3:6-9 (Page 148)
Acts 23:11-24 (Page 113)
THE SERMON: “Foreshadowing”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[first used Feb. 26, 1986]
C: Almighty and most merciful God, we bow in humble contrition, and confess our sin to You. We have been lead astray by the enticements of the world, the deceits of the devil, and the weakness of our own flesh. We know and confess, that we have fallen far short, of what You require of humanity. Consequently, we take refuge in the blood of Jesus, for it does cleanse us from sin, and ask for His resurrection power, to be imparted to us afresh each day, so that we might live to Your glory. Amen
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #304 Crown Him with Many Crowns
* THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM
Question 19: From where do you know about the Mediator between God and man?
Answer: From the holy gospel, which God Himself revealed in the beginning in the Garden of Eden, afterward proclaimed through the holy patriarchs and prophets, and foreshadowed through the sacrifices and other rites of the Old Covenant, and finally fulfilled through His own well-beloved Son.
Question 20: Will all men, then, be saved through Christ as they became lost through Adam?
Answer: No. Only those who, by true faith, are incorporated into Him, and accept all His benefits.
Question 21: What is true faith?
Answer: It is not only a sure knowledge by which I accept as true all that God has revealed to us in His Word, but also a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit creates in me through the gospel, that not only to others, but to me also, God has given the forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation, out of sheer grace, solely for the sake of Christ’s saving work.
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #473 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
* 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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin and Chrissie Lockman at the birth of a son, Felix James, last Friday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin and Julia Gregory at the baptism of their son, Oscar Daniel this morning. Godparents to Oscar are Julia Schatz and Ben Schatz. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed in honor of all our church staff, with much gratitude and appreciation for all they do.
GREETERS TODAY: Brian and Wendy Radcliff
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Dorothy Kehs
October 30th Shannon Kehs
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Mark and Sharon Kostishion.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Justin Lockman, Jeff Kirkpatrick, and Mario Guerreiro.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Peter and Bambi Martindell
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Kevin and Karli Weiss
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – Josh and Laura Heebner,
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mary Leidy 27th; Jim Carling, Mary Hoyt, Brian Lafty, Jr., Luke Reich, Michaela Walmsley 30th; Helen Hahn, Kevin Kleiner 31st.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Michael and Karen Mirabella 27th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Foreshadowing. It’s good to know that we’re God’s workmanship and that He has prepared works for us to do – ahead of time! Paul had a number of profound experiences with the risen Lord Jesus. There is one in today’s text from Acts. The Lord speaks to Paul audibly, foreshadowing what lies ahead. The accusers of Paul also experience foreshadowing. There’s a big difference, however, for their foreshadowing comes through the words they say rather than through what God has said. The Bible is full of foreshadowing, for all things work according to God’s plan.
WE WELCOME Jim and Linda Maiorano to Leidy’s Church this morning. They will share briefly during the service of worship about the ministry that God has given them, and more in-depth during the Issues & Answers Class that meets in the Fellowship Hall. Several of their students will be on hand to demonstrate some of the fruit of that ministry.
ISSUES & ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today à Jim and Linda Maiorano
Oct. 30 à Larry Arnn, Hillsdale – The Presidency & the Constitution
Nov. 6 à Steve Landis
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!
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 Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Boyertown at 3 p.m.
OUR DAY TO PRAY at the Planned Parenthood location in Warminster is tomorrow. We’ll be praying from 7 am to 7 pm. You can pray and be a presence for life for as long or short a period of time as fits your schedule.
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.
A PENNSYLVANIA MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING seminar will be held at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 140 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville, tomorrow evening, October 24th. It will run from 6:30 to 9:30 and is offered free of charge.
THE CHURCH OFFICE is looking for bit of volunteer help to assist with mailings, mailbox stuffing, etc., etc., during the day. If you have a bit of time on your hands and would like to be a part of the team, let us know and we’ll put you on a list to call as needed.
CHRIST REFORMED CHURCH at Indian Creek is celebrating her 270th anniversary this year. A special Open House with refreshments and displays will be held next 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.
THANKS TO ALL who responded to the opportunity to send aid to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. A check for a little over $2,100 was sent early this past week. This was part of an effort by many churches and individuals which is distributing much needed basics of life to displaced families and individuals.
THE SENIOR BELL CHOIR is looking for a full-time bell ringer. We will train you! We practice on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 7:45 and generally ring on the third Sunday of the month. If you like listening to the bells play, why not give it a try! If interested, please email or call George Frueh. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 215-723-4769.
IN HONOR OF, IN MEMORY OF cards can be sent through the Gideons. A display is on the wall in the narthex showing how you can sponsor the placement of Gideon Bibles in recognition of special persons or occasions. The message printed inside the card tells a friend or family member about your gift of Bibles in their honor…or in memory of a loved one. The Gideons will send your greeting card—and share God’s Word where it is needed most around the world.
ATTENTION CRAFT & GIFT SALE FOLKS: Don’t forget to return your commitment form to Donna Frueh’s mailbox asap. We need to know how many tables you need and what you will be offering. And of course it’s not to late to join our event on Nov 19th. Our show is open to Leidy’s church members and their families also. Just grab a form from Donna’s mailbox or send her an email at email@example.com.
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 tomorrow. You can contact Cherice Klink with any questions at 215-840-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEIDELBERG CATECHISM NOTE: When did the gospel begin to be proclaimed? That’s the subject of today’s first question. The answer is: in the Garden of Eden! God’s plan of redemption has not changed one iota from the beginning. It only becomes clearer and clearer as time goes on. All the Old Testament points to Christ. But just as there were faithful believers as well as unfaithful folk back then, so throughout all of history. The key to a life of godliness is true faith. That is something that no one is born with. Rather it must be created in the human heart by the work of the Holy Spirit. True faith engages the entire person, and it always makes our hearts and minds bend Godward.
SCRIPTURE TEXTS FOR HC: While we only print the text of HC questions in the bulletin, from the date of its publication in January of 1563 the HC has provided Scripture citations for each answer. In case you’re interested in checking them out, we’ll list some of those texts for today’s questions.
Gen. 3:14-15 for the gospel in the Garden of Eden
Gen. 22:18; 49:10 for the gospel through patriarchs
Heb. 1:1-3; 10:43 for God speaking in many ways, but finally in Christ
Heb. 9:13-15; Gal. 4:4-5 for OT promises fulfilled in Christ
John 1:11-13; Rom. 11:17-20; Heb. 4:2;10:39 for faith and unbelief
John 17:3; Rom. 4:13,16; Matt. 16:15-17; 2 Cor. 1:21-22 for faith created by the Holy Spirit
Rom. 1:16; 10:17; 3:21-26 for power of gospel & righteousness of God
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.
THE THURSDAY MORNING Precept study will begin a series based on the Sermon on the Mount on November 10th. The class meets in Room 118 beginning at 9 am. If you wish to be part of this new study, please contact Verna Bowman at email@example.com or call her at 215-237-1370.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
12:00 p.m. F.H. Resvd.
6:00 p.m. Judgement House
9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
9:00 a.m. Kitchen Resvd.
7:00 p.m. Care Committee – Rm. 211
7:00 p.m. Tech Mtg. – 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. 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
7:30 a.m. ALL – C.R./Kitchen
6:00 p.m. Judgement House
6:00 p.m. Judgement House
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Lutheran Home 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