MORNING WORSHIP – 8:00 & 10:45
* THE OPENING HYMN: #319 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
* THE SOLEMN DECLARATION C: Amen
* THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
* THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
C: Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, You have promised to receive us when we come to You. We confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed. We have disobeyed Your law. We have not loved You or our neighbors as we ought. Forgive us, O God, and grant that we may live and serve You in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.
* THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
P: God shows His love for us…
* THE CALL TO PRAISE
P: Let us praise God!
C: Praise the Lord!
* THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: Amazing Grace
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
HOLY SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 6:16 (Page 759)
John 14:6 (Page 1078)
Acts 9:1-2 (Page 1098)
THE SERMON: “Getting in The Way”
* THE APOSTLES’ CREED
* A HYMN: #417 Just As I Am
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #597 God Leads Us Along
* THE COMMISSION & the BENEDICTION
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful attitude until the Pastors & acolyte have exited the sanctuary
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
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.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to the four daughters of Jim Nunan and their families at the death of their father. Jim died last Saturday. May God be with them at this time.
CONGRATULATIONS to Blaine and Nicole Moyer at the dedication of their daughter, Annalee Faith. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed on behalf of the congregation with thanksgiving to God for the blessing of being able to work and the blessing of having jobs where we can work.
GREETERS TODAY: (8:00) Lorne and Susan Slack
(10:45) Chris and Katie Tawney
ACOLYTES TODAY: (8:00) Collin Radcliff
(10:45) Micah Griffith
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Helen Hahn
September 13th Beth Harbon
THE LAY VISITOR for this week is Joan Tawney.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Jim Foote and Ken Murphy.
8:00 Mike and Shannon Kehs, Phil and Renee Shafer (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
10:45 Peter and Bambi Martindell, Justin and Chrissie Lockman (Baby/Toddler; Children’s Church).
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sally Svane 10th; Jena Kulp, Lydia Wilwert 11th; Kate Harris 13th; Genevieve Steve 14th; Esther Davis 15th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Arlin and Donna Moyer 12th; Sherman and Karen Focht 14th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Getting in The Way. Saul of Tarsus – who will become the great apostle Paul, though he’s not there yet – does all he can to get in the way of the thriving, growing young Church. In Jerusalem and outlying areas, the fellowship of believers is prospering. Saul’s opposition to these new believers is implacable, his threats are murderous. The folk he’s after are identified in our text as belonging to the Way. This is the first corporate name by which the early Church was known. One wonders if it is a name they adopted, or, if someone attached it to them.
RALLY DAY is next week! Plan to be here. Ministry Commissions and Charges will be issued during each service of worship. Sunday School features the sausage and pancake breakfast, Bibles for those entering First Grade, a balloon launch, an opportunity to meet new teachers, and some other interesting items. Join in as we rally for a fresh academic year of serving the Lord Jesus.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today: Dave Reich – America
September 13 Rally Day
September 20 Involved & Invested
LOOKING FOR A LITTLE HELP? Glory Griffith is a young woman from our congregation who is looking for some work. You can help her by allowing her to help you. If you would like to hire her services for house cleaning, child care, yard work, or whatever she would welcome your call. Her home phone number is 610-222-4431.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED for the fall, specifically the 7th and 8th grades but there are needs in all age brackets. Please contact Sherise at 215-915-0796 if interested.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL BREAKFAST takes place on 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.
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.
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.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the Room 16.
GET SOME ANSWERS to those accusations that America has been a corrupt and oppressive force in the world since her founding. The Issues and Answers class meets today in the Fellowship Hall and finishes viewing the film America: Imagine the World Without Her. Responses are provided for five foundational accusations we find interwoven into much of what we see, hear, and read every day.
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.
THE BUILDING PROJECT has had laboring folk laboring hard all through the week leading up to Labor Day! They will be off tomorrow. Inside the building one will see that the plywood for the ceilings above the Fellowship Hall and the sanctuary is in place. Next will come the dry wall for each ceiling. In the administrative area the dry wall is already in place. Also getting into place are the lights for the sanctuary. Outside it’s been like the third day of creation: trees and shrubs are appearing overnight! The many islands in the parking lots are the object of the landscaper’s skills. A big truck loaded down with rock has been seen moving slowing across all the parking areas with several guys clustered around it. It’s the testing to insure the foundation layer of stone is compacted to the degree the code requires. Next will come the macadam.
LAST CALL FOR PAGES for the 28:19 project. It wraps up today! Prizes and awards are forthcoming. If you have a good testimony of what you discovered or learned from participating in the 28:19 project this summer, please speak about it with Vangie, or jot her a note with some details.
THE MONDAY NIGHT Women’s Bible Study will not be meeting tomorrow night. It will resume on September 14th.
A NEW SIGN-UP has been posted in the narthex to provide meals for the Lafty family three times a week through the month of September. The meals have been a big blessing to them over the last few months, and each and every one of you who have helped out are very much appreciated.
THE LOST SHEEP prayer group meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cindy Filson.
INTERESTED in renting either a 1 or 2 bedroom condo in family-friendly Branson, Missouri November 7-14? Jim and Genie Smedberg know of a great opportunity for 4 to 8 people. Call 215-385-2312 for details.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
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.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE IS BACK! It happens in October, but you need to get your involvement nailed down now. See Pastor Andrew or Rachel Tyson or call the church office for opportunities for you to be part of this significant outreach program.
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.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
MONDAY Labor Day
TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Grace Community – F.H.
7:00 p.m. Elder Prayer – Rm. 16
7:00 p.m. Outreach Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Women’s Ministry Mtg. – C.R.
7:30 p.m. Spiritual Council
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Consistory – 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 Set up for Rally Day
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