September 24, 2017
THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
*   HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
      #1  You’re Worthy of My Praise                   #3  Song of Moses
      #2  This I Believe (The Creed)                      #4  Breathe
     
      FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
      DEDICATION
      THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: John 6:38-40; 10:27-29 (page 76)
                                                        2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (page 141)
                                                        1 John 3:4-10 (page 186)
     THE SERMON:   “Cooperating with God”
*  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: #288  One Day
* THE NICENE CREED
   THE OFFERING
   THE OFFERTORY
   AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #419  Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude  until the Pastor leaves
*   ORGAN POSTLUDE
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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 Jake and Hannah Niederhaus at the dedication of their son, Henry Franklin August this morning. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Larry and Jean Frederick to a wonderful God who has blessed them with 54 years of marriage.
LAY VISITOR:     Ted and Wanda Brunner
GREETERS TODAY:    Drew and Laurie Weiss
USHER CAPTAINS:  Matt Harris, Rich Kapusta
TAPE MINISTRY:      Today                     Deb Caserta
                                           October 1st          Shirley Clemens
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
     Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
                Matt and Kate Harris, Julia Martindell
    Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
                Dustin and Ashley Doran, JoAnn Elliott
     Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
                Peter and Bambi Martindell
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ray Dettra, Bekah Kulp, Katie Lantz 29th; Bill Frank, Vivian Martindell 30th; Marge VanOmmeren October 1st; Shannon Connor, John DiLenge, Jim Eakins, Damaris Gottshall 2nd; Laura Heebner, Kendall Musselman, John Niederhaus 3rd; Annalee Moyer, Wynne Parfitt 4th.
     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Rodney and Yvonne Shoemaker, Francis and Judi Weiss 28th; Tim and Rachel Leidy 29th; Dave and Allison Walbrandt 30th; Dustin and Ashley Doran October 1st; Lee and Georgi Kirkpatrick 3rd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Cooperating with God. Human beings cannot cooperate with God in the matter of justification. Justification is all God’s work. Such is not the case with sanctification. We are continually exhorted to yield to and cooperate with God in the matter of sanctification. Mixing the truths of justification with the truths of sanctification always causes much confusion among God’s people. Justification is a once-for-all event, while sanctification begins in this life and is ongoing our whole life long. We must realize, though, in the final analysis it is God’s working in us that assures the final outcome.
NEXT SUNDAY is World Communion Sunday. Leidy’s Church will include the Lord’s Supper in our worship service.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
     Today                     Stan Ott
     October 1st              What Was the Reformation? – Dave Reich
     October 8th              What Was the Reformation? – Dave Reich
THERE’S STILL ROOM on the bus to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. It’s a Monday through Thursday excursion beginning November 13th. Bus departs from church parking lot at 6:30 am. Cost of the trip is:
$700 p/person for a single room
$500 p/person for a double room
$430 p/person for a triple room
$400 p/person for a quad room
     The cost includes all entrance fees to museums, transportation costs, hot breakfast and dinner at hotel, and priceless Christian teaching and encouragement. There will not be a stop at the Flight 93 memorial.
THE CARE COMMITTEE meets this Tuesday at 7 pm in Room 211.
THE LADIES BIBLE STUDY will be showing the film Monumental – In Search of America’s National Treasure presented by Kirk Cameron on Monday night October 2nd at 6:45 pm. Join us in the Ladies Ministry Room 118.
COME TO THE CONCERT this Saturday. My Soul Among Lions is the featured group. A joyfully accomplished group of musicians, their music glorifies God, calls the human heart to rejoice in the Lord, and sets the human toe to tapping. Concert begins at 7 pm, but arrive a little early to grab good seats. Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall will follow.
FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE ministry of intercession begins this Wednesday and continues through November 5th. Each day from 7 to 7 prayer folk will be near the Planned Parenthood office in Warminster asking God for His mercy. You may go down to 610 Louis Drive any day during those hours to join in prayer. Leidy’s Church is responsible to have prayer folk present specifically on Monday, October 16th.
CREATION MUSEUM/ARK TRIP full payment is due October 8th. Checks should be made payable to Leidy’s Church. Thanks for your timely response!
LADIES: If you wish to be part of the She Leads Conference on Saturday, September 30th, being held locally at Fairview Village Church there is still time. Go to MoreOfHimMinistries.org to sign up.
THE MORNINGSTAR MINISTRIES BANQUET takes place at the Family Worship Center in Lansdale this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Don Nase or the church office if you wish to attend.
REFRESHMENTS NEEDED – We would like to provide light refreshments after the September 30th concert, if you would be interested in providing some please contact Alice Kraus at 215-536-4291 or email her at kraus_alice@yahoo.com.
CHILDCARE WORKERS – The Mom’s Bible study is in need of two or three helpers to take care of our children from 9:20 – 11:00 the first Tuesday of the month from Oct – May. Please contact the church office or Tara DiLenge if you are willing to help out.
JOURNEY TOGETHER MARRIAGE RETREAT for couples affected by disability will be held Saturday, October 7th from 1-8 at Leidy’s Church. Couples will enjoy laughter, speakers, small groups, couple time, and a candlelight dinner. If you know of a couple who would benefit from a day of connection, and refreshment, please encourage them to register by going to joniandfriends.org, or call the joniandfriends office at 215-799-2304. If you would like to volunteer at this event please contact Lorraine Reich at dlreich123@gmail.com or 215-256-0475.
COME OUT TO Walk in the Light this Saturday at Franconia Park from 9-11 am, in support of the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn. Visit www.prcnorthpenn.org for more info. Contact Ginna Foote for extra brochures. Let her know you will walk with the Foote Family and Team LEIDY on the 30th. If you are unable to walk and would like to make a donation, please put it in her church mailbox.
COLLECTING FOR COLLEEN Estes to get a new vehicle for use in her ministry at Pikangikum. She doesn’t need a new vehicle, but a good, sturdy used Suburban or similar vehicle. Coordinated by Francis Weiss, this effort is estimated to need from $10 to $12,000 to get the right kind of vehicle. To contribute, use a Second Mile offering envelope found in the pew rack, check the please use this gift for box and write on the line “Colleen’s vehicle.” Thanks for your help.
COMMITMENT FORMS are now available for this year’s Christmas Craft & Gift Sale on November 18th. If you would like a table for you or a family member just grab one of the forms off the Welcome Desk, fill it out and return it to the church office. Call/email Donna Frueh if you have any questions. Hurry before all the spots are taken!
REALM, A MIDWEEK TIME OF WORSHIP & THE WORD begins again this Thursday evening at 7:00 with a celebratory opening night concluding with pizza and dessert. What is Realm? It is a midweek time dedicated to worshipping our Lord and hearing from God’s Word in a relaxed but passionate atmosphere. Realm is for everyone young and old (childcare is available) to come and sing praises to God in the form of modern worship songs and engage with the Scriptures. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Chris.
WANT TO GIVE TO HELP people in the wake of disasters? You can always give through Leidy’s Church’s Second Mile envelope. Check the box marked Disaster/Hunger Aid and the gift will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that has feet on the ground around the world. If you want your gift to go to a specific area or need, simply indicate the same on the Please Use This Gift For line. For instance, you might put Hurricane Harvey/Irma/Maria or maybe Mexico Earthquake or perhaps Bangladesh Floods, etc. Samaritan’s Purse brings needed food, supplies, and other aid in Jesus’ name in a timely fashion.
MOM’S BIBLE STUDY – Please join us the first Tuesday of the month for a women’s bible study led by Pat Niederhaus. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd from 9:30 -11:00. This year we will delve into the Gospel of John. Childcare will be provided in the nursery. Please contact Tara DiLenge if you have any questions 215-393-0953 or 484-557-6230.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
SUNDAY:
                 6:00 p.m.              Youth Fellowship
MONDAY:
                  8:00 a.m.              Home School Classes
                 6:00 p.m.              Ladies Volleyball
                 6:45 p.m.              Women’s Bible Study
TUESDAY:
                  6:30 p.m.              Youth Bible Study – Rm. 117
                 7:00 p.m.              Care Committee Mtg. – C.R.
                 7:00 p.m.              Grace Community – Gym
                 7:30 p.m.              Rm. 211 Resvd.
WEDNESDAY:
                  7:00 p.m.              Bell Choir
                 8:00 p.m.              Chancel Choir
THURSDAY:
                  9:00 a.m.              Precept Study
                 7:00 p.m.              Realm
FRIDAY:
                 7:30 a.m.              ALL – Kitchen/C.R. Resvd.
SATURDAY:
                  7:00 p.m.              My Soul Among Lions Concert
SUNDAY:
                 8:45 a.m.              Sunday School
               10:00 a.m.              Worship Service
LOOKING AHEAD
October 11-12        Rummage Sale
October 18             iBlast
October 28             Art of Marriage Seminar