MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* PRAISE CHORUSES – Please see words on insert
#1 In Christ Alone #3 Lord, I Need You
#2 Glory to God Forever #4 The Stand
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
CHARGE TO MUSIC & CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PERSONNEL
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES Mark 10:17-27 (page 1007)
1 John 3:11-12 (page 1219)
Acts 9:1-18 (page 1098)
A MOMENT of SILENT MEDITATION on the WORD of GOD
THE SERMON: “Confrontational Evangelism”
* CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence and then in unison
C: O God, You are Light, in You there is no darkness at all. Out of this world made dark by sin, You redeem a people for Yourself, blessing them with Your light and life, and commissioning them to shine in the midst of darkness. Thank You for calling us to be among Your redeemed people. We rejoice and delight in Your goodness to us. Yet we come to You in contrition as well, for we have hidden Your light, we have muted Your light, and we have kept Your light to ourselves. Sometimes we do this from fear of rejection, sometimes because of the intimidating forces of darkness, and sometimes out of our own perversity. We confess this as sin, and seek forgiveness through the mercies of the Lord Jesus. Help us shine for You. Help us share Your light. Help us declare by word and deed Your goodness and glory. Amen.
* A HYMN: #67 Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine
** AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven (insert)
** 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
* Indicates congregation standing; C = Cong. Response; zIndicates 8:00 service; ** Indicates 10:45 service
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the audio/video booth and return immediately following the service.
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 CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed in loving memory of Bob and Peg Hitchner by Andy, Joan, Christopher and Katie Tawney.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Ben and Evangeline Smith
(10:45) Glen and Rachel Tyson
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Beth Harbon
September 20th Dorothy Kehs
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Greg and Sandy Nase.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Foote and Ken Murphy.
8:00 Tom and Abby Feverston, John and Tara DiLenge (Baby/
Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45 Justine Smith, Lizzie Sedares, Hazel Krier, Jill Hager
(Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gladys Fisher, Priscilla Martindell 17th; Margaret Finley 19th; Caleb DiLenge 20th; Flor Hughes, Velva Stevenson 21st; Dave Guntz, Patty Kendall 22nd; George Frueh, Kendra Hughes, Dave Walbrandt 23rd.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Gary and Karen Brown, Ken and Connie Merritt 19th; Larry and Jean Frederick, Tim and Melinda Ziegler 21st.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Confrontational Evangelism. Enduring persecution, pressing on despite intense opposition, is a form of confrontational evangelism. The apostolic Church excelled in this type of evangelism. Saul of Tarsus faced such evangelism continually as he hunted down members of the Way. Regardless what he did, they continued in their beliefs and their way of living. While on his way to Damascus to arrest such folk, Saul has the ultimate experience in confrontational evangelism: Jesus Christ confronts him. Jesus asks Saul why he is persecuting Him. It’s a good question. Its answer tells the whole story.
TODAY IS RALLY DAY! There are no regular Sunday School classes. Toddler through Sr. High meet in the sanctuary right after the 8:00 service to say goodbye to last year’s Sunday School teachers, and then they will have breakfast with their new teachers. Adults are welcome to observe the sanctuary happenings.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today: Rally Day
September 20 Involved & Invested
September 27 Involved & Invested
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL BREAKFAST takes place this Wednesday morning, September 16th. Special speaker is Brett King. Yes, this is a change from the normal Thursday morning schedule, but the location is the same: the Franconia Heritage restaurant banquet facility. Start time is 6:30 and you’re on your way by 8. Tickets through Leidy’s Church are $10, and must be ordered by noon tomorrow.
INVOLVED & INVESTED is a two week Sunday School special on how Leidy’s Church works. Happening on September 20th and 27th, all the adult SS classes and all the narthex loungers and all the out-to-brunch crew and all others are asked to come together in the Fellowship Hall these two weeks. Sponsored by the Focus Group that’s been meeting this past year, details may be found in the September Newsletter. Food will be available.
AMAZING GRACE, the show based on the true story of John Newton who wrote the song, is being performed at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. The Women’s Ministry team has secured a Perkiomen Tour bus and tickets for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, November 14th and is taking reservations now for anyone (men, you are welcome too!) who would like to attend until the bus is full. The cost is $129 per person. For info about the show go to: http://amazinggracemusical.com/videos/. Reservations slips are on the narthex desk. Make checks payable to Leidy’s Church Women’s Ministry.
THE YOUTH FELLOWSHIP launch picnic takes place this afternoon from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wilwert Compound (i.e. Wilwert Electronics, 1406 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown). Food will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Parents of incoming seventh graders, this is a great time to see what goes on at Youth Fellowship.
THE LAYMEN PLAYMEN, INC, a multidenominational Christian community theatre group is proud to announce auditions for their 29th production, the Lindsay-Abaire/Tesori musical, Shrek, The Musical. Auditions will be held at Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church (EEC) on Lincoln Avenue and Main Street in Hatfield on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 starting at 7pm and Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting at 10:00am. Come prepared to sing 16 bars of music and follow some dance steps. Ages 8 to 108 are welcome to audition. Check out their website for more information, www.laymenplaymen.org.
THE BUILDING PROJECT is progressing rapidly inside and outside. Not only is drywall being installed throughout the first floor, the first coat of paint is being applied to much of it. The tradesmen are going full bore ahead, with electrical ducts being put in place and sprinkler system getting installed among other things. In a couple of weeks the top of the steeple should arrive and be installed; for now, the trim work on the outside of the steeple continues. Window sills are being framed in and soon the customized framing for the big sanctuary window is due to arrive. Rain later in the week slowed down the parking lot paving. All those areas with no macadam in place, but only the stone base, must be tested again due to being rained on. That testing will begin at 7:30 Monday morning. We need to continue to pray for good working relationships between all the workers and companies, for safety for all workers, and for the financial resources necessary to finish the project well.
HEROES WALK FOR LIFE on October 3rd at Franconia Park, 9-11 am, in support of the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn. Get involved as an everyday hero and help the Clinic raise funds to provide alternatives to abortion and the gospel of Christ to women and teens unprepared for pregnancy. Enjoy a free breakfast, get some family-friendly exercise, and come in your favorite hero costume! The church office has all the information you need to sign up. Being a hero has never been easier!
PARENTS, IF YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER has gone off to college, the office would like to know his/her address, and e-mail address. If your college student has returned to college, and now has a new mailing or e-mail address, please let the office know.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE – Needed is a gate that would represent the entryway to heaven. See Pastor Andrew if you can help with this need.
A GATHERING FOR PRAYER takes place at Leidy’s Church on Thursday evening, September 24th. There are many things about which the Church needs to pray, but we’ll focus on two items in particular: persecuted Christians around the world; and asking the Holy Spirit to bring a deep spirit of repentance to our land. Further details are in the September Newsletter.
MISSIONS COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE begins on Wednesday, September 23rd and continues through November 1st. Daily prayer gatherings will take place near the Planned Parenthood facility just off Street Road in Warminster from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Leidy’s Church day to witness by interceding is Wednesday, September 30th. We need to have each hour covered, so contact the church office so we know when you’ll be able to be present for prayer. Take part in praying for life.
LOVE CRADLE INTERNATIONAL is looking for a bookkeeper. Must know Quick Books and be able to do payroll. Contact Steve Yagilnicky at 215-723-0363 if interested.
AFTER 12 MINISTRY meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at the home of Jim and Ginna Foote, 2012 Keystone Drive, Hatfield. Call 215-997-6978 if you have questions.
MEN’S BREAKFAST – Saturday, September 26th beginning at 8 a.m. Come for a hearty breakfast of eggs, pork products, fruit, muffins, and good tasty coffee. Pastor John will be sharing the second half of his personal testimony. Sign-up on the sheet outside the Conference Room.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL sponsored by St. Philip’s Orthodox Church takes place September 18th and 19th, from noon until 8 p.m. An international diverse membership at St. Philip’s means that all the food is prepared and served by congregation members from those countries. Items from diverse places such as Eritrea, Lebanon, and Ethiopia, as well as Greece and Romania, will be on the menu.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE 2015 IS GEARING UP – The script and video presentation will be Sunday, September 20th at 7:30. Lots of volunteers are needed. Talk with Pastor Andrew if you’d like to get involved. There are all sorts of jobs to be done and your skill set will match at least one of them. Here are the dates for JH: October 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st and November 1st.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY 3:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship Kick Off
MONDAY 9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
4:00 p.m. Lost Sheep Prayer – Sanctuary
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 16
TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Elder Prayer – Sanctuary
8:00 a.m. BMCE Exec Mtg. – C.R.
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Fellowship – C.R.
7:30 p.m. Evangelism Mtg. – C.R.
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
7:00 p.m. Mission’s Committee – C.R.
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Precept Study
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study – Rm. 18
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Love Cradle – C.R.
SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
September 24 Prayer Gathering
September 26 Men’s Breakfast
September 30 40 Days for Life Prayer day
October 14 & 15 Rummage Sale
October 23 Judgement House begins