THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: in hymnal or on insert
#656 A Mighty Fortress
#346 The Church’s One Foundation
#47 Fairest Lord Jesus
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Habakkuk 1-2 (Page 664)
Romans 1:16-17 (Page 119)
Acts 23:23-35 (Page 113)
THE SERMON: “O Truth, Where Art Thou?”
* 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: #314 All Hail the Power
* THE NICENE CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #595 For All the Saints
* 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.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed with thanksgiving to God by Kevin and Joyce Godshall in memory of Amanda Godshall.
GREETERS TODAY: Delton and Laurie Plank
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Shannon Kehs
November 6th Alice Kraus
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Patricia Martindell.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Justin Lockman, Jeff Kirkpatrick, and Mario Guerreiro.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Mike and Shannon Kehs. Krista Tyson
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Matt and Tara McVaugh
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – Alice Kraus, Renee Doran, Deb Guerreiro
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Andrew Rosenbaum 3rd; Nathan Frueh, Allison Walbrandt 4th; Farrah McClaskey, Wanda Ritter 6th; Vicki Freed, Justin Lockman, Jonathan Parfitt 7th; Lorraine Kroesser, Drew Weiss 9th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! John and Mary Leidy 3rd; Kevin and Holly Lehman 5th; Doug and Sue Lindner 7th; Frank and Margaret Bivighouse 8th; Bob and Jacqui Shafer 9th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is O Truth, Where Art Thou? This is Reformation Sunday! It’s a day to commemorate the rediscovery of Gospel truth in the life of the Church. Our OT text and our Epistle text are key parts of the Bible that God used to teach the Gospel to Martin Luther. Like Habakkuk, Luther had lots of questions; like Habakkuk, he got answers. Luther received the truth: about God and about mankind. Through October we’ve read about the Roman commander Claudius Lysias seeking to find out the truth about Paul. In his letter to the governor, though, we find Claudius fudging in his pursuit of truth.
ISSUES & ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today – Larry Arnn, Hillsdale – The Presidency & the Constitution
Nov. 6 – Steve Landis
Nov. 13 – Stan Ott
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 & 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 First Baptist Church in Lansdale at 3 p.m.
PRAYING HAPPENS this Saturday morning, November 5th from 8 until noon, in Room 117. You may stop in any time, for as long or as short a time as your schedule allows. If you have questions or suggestions, please speak with Patricia Martindell.
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.
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. A special Open House with refreshments and displays will be held today from noon to 3 p.m. As one of their daughter churches, Leidy’s Church folk are especially invited to join in the festivities during that afternoon.
SHEPHERDS MEETING takes place on Saturday, November 12th. Starting time is 8 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
OUR THANKS TO the Suite Brass for providing special instrumental accompaniment to our hymns on this Reformation Sunday. Music, played with joy and enthusiasm and faith was a major element of the reforms flowing from the Reformation. Members of the Suite Brass are Bob Bugge, Tom Wetzel, Mark Hasson, Bob Maxwell, and John Kraybill.
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
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.SR. HIGH YOUTH – If you are interested in attending the Sr. High Retreat, please sign up via the church’s website.
ATTENTION ACTORS & ACTRESSES: Plans are underway for the Sonshine Players Spring musical, however the one we are strongly considering requires at least five middle school/high school/college students (male or female) to re-create the roles made famous by the likes of Ruthie & Vangie Neiderhaus, Laura Michalak and Justine Wilwert to name drop a few famous actresses of yesteryear. The performance is scheduled for Spring
2017. Mostly Saturday practices in March & April…not every Sat
required, rehearsals are negotiable. See Mrs. Frueh if interested.
LEIDY’S CHURCH will be conducting a service of worship this afternoon at the Telford Lutheran Home at 2:30 in the chapel. Pastor Niederhaus will be preaching, and the chancel choir will be singing. You’re invited to come out, greet/interact with the residents, and enjoy worship.
ARE YOU INVOLVED OR WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED
in music and worship ministry at Leidy’s? Then we have the event for you. On November 14th we are having an all worship and music gathering in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. which will include dinner, fellowship, worship, and a brief message on the heart of worship. If you are currently involved in any music ministry in the church (worship team, choir, bells, & media team) it is required that you attend this meeting. If you are interested in becoming part of these ministries please take this opportunity to join us. This is a key gathering where we will discuss important plans for the future and further grow together as a worship and music ministry. Contact Pastor Chris at Chris@leidyschurch.org
or call the church office if you will be attending.
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 a.m. If you wish to be part of this new study, please contact Verna Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call her at 215-237-1370.
is coming to Hawthorne Gospel Church (Hawthorne NJ) November 12th “How to Live in a Society That Calls Evil Good and Good Evil
” Info at: (Lisa Kudisch) Lkudisch@hgcusa.org
or call 973-427-6960 (X129). Cost $40 (or $50 at the door).
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
2:30 p.m. Worship at LCT
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Bible Study – Rm. 111
7:00 p.m. Ladies of Leidy’s – 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 – Youth Rm.
7:00 p.m. Special Services Mtg. – C.R.
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
5:30 p.m. Judgement House Pack up
8:00 a.m. Prayer
8:00 a.m. Grace Community – Gym
8:30 a.m. Women’s Event
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
November 8 Election Day
November 19 Craft Show
November 23 Thanksgiving Service
November 27 Advent Workshop