October 4, 2015
MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 & 10:45
** SPECIAL MUSIC: The Call – Curt Lockman
* THE OPENING HYMN: #557 Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
* THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
   C: O Lord, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who underwent shame and suffering for our sake; we confess most humbly that we have refused to bear the burden of Your cross, that we have denied You rather than face mockery, and that we have put comfort and security before our duty. Forgive us our sins, help us to change our ways, and give us the courage to endure all things for Your sake. Amen
* THE KYRIE (sung)
         P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         P: Christ, have mercy upon us.
         C: Christ, have mercy upon us.
         P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
         P: God shows His love for us…
         C: Amen
         P: Let us praise God!
         C: Praise the Lord!
*   THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: Blessing and Honor
Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Wisdom and riches and strength evermore,
Give ye to Him who our battle hath won,
Whose are the Kingdom, the Crown and the Throne.
     HOLY SCRIPTURES: Psalm 32 (Page 568)
                                         Matthew 7:7-11 (Page 963)
                                         Acts 10:1-8 (Page 1100)
THE SERMON: “Seeing Clearly”
*   A HYMN: Offering (on insert)
z  THE OFFERTORY: The Call – Curt Lockman
     Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life;
     Such a Way, as gives us breath;
Such a Truth, as ends all strife;
     Such a Life, as killeth death.
** AN ANTHEM: Communion Song – Chancel Choir
*   THE CLOSING HYMN: #376 Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
*   SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful
       attitude until the Pastors & acolyte have exited the sanctuary

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 ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a daughter, Vivian Pearl, born to Peter and Bambi Martindell on Wednesday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
CONGRATULATIONS to Matt and Tara McVaugh at the birth of a daughter, Amelia Lois, born last Saturday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Carl and Jerri Thompson in gratefulness to God for 30 years of marriage.
GREETERS TODAY:     (8:00)   Elaine Greene, Betty Weber
                                             (10:45)   Dave and Allison Walbrandt
TAPE MINISTRY:        Today                  Alice Kraus
                                              October 11th         BJ Kulp
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Chris and Katie Tawney.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jeff Kirkpatrick and Isaac Inyang.
8:00   Connie Merritt, Brittany and Megan Weiss, Josh and Rebecca Wilwert (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45   Jeremy and Justine Smith, Ruthie Niederhaus, Ellen Hill (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
     HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hannah Haughey, Dean Kulp, Dennis Monroe, Scott Rittenhouse 8th; Josh Heebner, Regina Kogel 10th; Jeff Maxwell, Brittany Rizzo, Brayden Shelton, Jethro Smith 11th; Bonnie Doran, Dolores Reed 12; Tom Merritt, Rachel Tyson 13th; Justin Coale, Renee Doran, Rachel Leidy, Keith Lockman 14th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Tom and Abby Feverston, Dennis and Kay Monroe, Norm and Donna Weiss 8th; David and Beth Guntz, Doug and Karen Potts, Les and Bonnie Pross 9th; Irv and Denise Kulp 12th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Seeing Clearly. Cornelius was a Roman centurion. As a matter of fact, it seems likely there were many Roman centurions named Cornelius, since both the name and the position were fairly common in the world of Rome. For the past 2,000 years, however, whenever someone speaks about a Roman centurion named Cornelius a specific and unique person is meant. We meet him today in our reading from Acts 10. His distinguishing trait, what set him apart from the rest, was that this Cornelius was seeking after God. He was found of God! He saw clearly what he was to do.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared this morning at both services. We invite all who have been baptized as members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament. Please fill out a communion card and place it in the offering plate.
               Today:               The Family Project – Dave Reich
               October 11        The Family Project – Dave Reich
               October 18        The Family Project – Dave Reich
LOST SHEEP PRAYER GROUP meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cindy Filson.
A GATE IS STILL NEEDED for the entryway to heaven in Judgement House. See Pastor Andrew if you have something that could be used. It will be returned to you.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in Room 16.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE a little extra cash for Christmas? Are you handy in the kitchen or with a glue gun, or both??? Can you make thing-a-ma-jigs out of what-cha-ma-call-its? Then our Craft Show is for you. See Donna Frueh for a commitment form. Remember, nothing is too bizarre for our bazaar!
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
PARENTS OF YOUTH: Please sign your young person’s Judgement House commitment form and hand in at tonight’s practice so we have current contact information. Be sure to put the dates your child has committed to on your family calendar.
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, October 19th at 7 pm in Room 13.
TRUE WORSHIPERS is the title of a nine week Thursday evening class that begins this Thursday, Oct. 8th. Consideration will be given to the elements of true worship. A primary resource will be the book by Bob Kauflin titled True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God. The class will be led by Pastor Niederhaus. Beginning at 7:15 sharp, each class will end at 8:15 sharp. Books do need to be ordered, so please register with the church office sooner rather than later if you would like to be part of this course.
IT’S APPLESAUCE MAKING TIME! If you can assist with the making of the applesauce for the church, it happens on Saturday, October 24th at 9 a.m. Contact the church office if you can help. Thank you.
FROM BOB AND JACQUI SHAFER: We would like to thank the congregation for their many expressions of love and support during Jacqui’s chemotherapy. It was felt and appreciated beyond our wildest dreams. Love in Christ, Bob and Jacqui
A CELEBRATION BANQUET for the entire congregation is being planned for Saturday evening, November 7th. Sponsored by the Consistory with major help from the Care Committee, it will be an evening to return thanks to God for all the ways He’s worked in and through the “new addition” we added in 1990. Looking forward to good food, good memories, good sharing, and good celebration of God’s goodness. Plan to be present. Registration forms coming soon.
STILL NEEDED FOR JUDGEMENT HOUSE: adult male or female to play a teacher and the Judge; adults who love children to look after those too young to tour Judgment and Hell scenes; security escorts; set construction workers. Contact Pastor Andrew or Rachel Tyson for more info.
LADIES OF LEIDY’S meets on Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. David and Audrey Harding will be presenting the program about their work to care for and preserve Monarch Butterflies. They have been raising Monarch butterflies at their home in Souderton since 2001, and have been sharing about their work in many places throughout the United States, and have even gone to Mexico to release some of their butterflies. You are all invited to join us, bring your whole family – young and old. Come and enjoy the beautiful visuals they will share. Following the program Ladies of Leidy’s will have their business meeting in the Conference Room.
THE WOMEN’S MINISTRY team invites ladies of all ages to meet for a time of prayer on Tuesday evening, October 13th, at 7 p.m. in Room 18 (also known as the Youth Room….the one with the comfy couches) for a time of prayer. Our desire is to seek God and His will for our lives as well as for our households, our families, and our church family.
A SIGN-UP SHEET for the month of October to provide meals for the Lafty family is on the wall in the narthex. This family continues to need our support for the time being. They live at 46 E. Grandview Avenue in Sellersville. If you cannot deliver the meal, bring it to the church.
THE RUMMAGE SALE is next week, on October 14th and 15th. We need your help to set up on Monday and Tuesday, October 12th and 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. We also need workers during the sale on Wednesday from 9-8 p.m. and on Thursday ($2 a bag day) from 9-6 p.m. Pack-up begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Please plan to support this outreach where people in the community can get a good bargain on used clothes and other household costs.
THE LOST & FOUND TABLE is set up in the narthex. Please look through what is there and take what belongs to you. Or, you can buy it back at the Rummage Sale. Thank you.
LOOKING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS from events that have been held in the Fellowship Hall over the last 25 years. Bring your photos to the office. Please make sure they are marked. All photographs will be returned to you.
THE BUILDING PROJECT is in the final stages of the outside site work. This week three “rain gardens” or sequential drainage ponds were completed along Cherry Lane. If the weather forecast is correct, they will have an opportunity to “work” sooner rather than later! Most of the top soil stored at the edge of the new parking lot is gone. Grading and filling of the athletic field area is well under way. The bulk of the landscaping is in place. Lots of trees, shrubs, flowers, and assorted bushes of one sort or another are in place. Will they survive? To be determined! Inside the building, dry wall is continuing to be put in place on every level. The clear glass for the stain glass window was being installed this week. This blurb was written too soon to say if it is all the way installed. In the chancel area the vaulted barrel ceiling is in place. Prayers are needed for lots of final decisions that have to be made.
LADIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE Iron Sharpens Iron Conference at Calvary, Souderton next Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Many speakers are scheduled to encourage and help you deepen your walk with Jesus. Brochures are on the Women’s Ministry board.
HAVE YOU MADE A RESERVATION to tour Judgement House? The dates are October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1st between the hours of 6 to 9 pm. 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.
THANK YOU from the family of Jim Nunan for the prayers and support during his illness and death, a special thanks for the volunteers that helped with the luncheon after the service.
ALL ACTORS for Judgment House should report to the Fellowship Hall for practice on Sundays at 7:30 pm.
SUNDAY                     6:00 p.m.      Youth Fellowship
                                    7:30 p.m.      JH Practice
MONDAY                    9:00 a.m.      Home School Classes
                                    6:45 p.m.      Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
                                    7:00 p.m.      Outreach Committee – C.R.
                                    7:00 p.m.      Care Committee – Rm. 19
TUESDAY                   9:30 a.m.      Mom’s Bible Study – C.R.
                                    7:00 p.m.      Elder Prayer – Rm. 16
                                    7:00 p.m.      Ladies of Leidy’s – F.H./C.R.
                                    7:30 p.m.      Spiritual Council – Rm. 16
WEDNESDAY            7:00 p.m.      Bell Choir
                                    7:30 p.m.      Consistory – C.R.
                                    8:00 p.m.      Chancel Choir
THURSDAY                8:00 a.m.      Kitchen Resvd.
                                    9:00 a.m.      Precept Study
                                    7:30 p.m.      Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
SUNDAY                     8:00 a.m.      Worship Service
                                    9:30 a.m.      Sunday School
                                    10:45 a.m.      Worship Service
October 14 & 15          Rummage Sale
October 21                  Kids Klub Family Night
October 23,24,25        Judgement House
     30, 31 Nov. 1
November 7               Celebration Banquet
November 14             Chicken Take-Out Night
tune = Melita (same as for Eternal Father, Strong to Save)
The gifts we bring express our love
To You who left the heavens above
And came to earth to show to men
A God who gives and gives again.
So make us joyful as we bring
Our gifts, our lives – an offering.
You who were rich, so poor became;
Yet we have riches in Your name.
Our needs are all by You supplied,
And no good thing are we denied.
So make us joyful as we bring
Our gifts, our lives – an offering.
From love of money save us Lord,
Make us obedient to Your Word,
Seek first Your righteousness and will,
And all our stewardship fulfill.
So make us joyful as we bring
Our gifts, our lives – an offering.
Lord, You’ve entrusted to us all
The wealth we have: some great, some small.
As you have prospered us, we give;
And yet in giving we receive.
So make us joyful as we bring
Our gifts, our lives – an offering.