Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH January 14, 2018 First Sunday After Epiphany PRELUDE                        “I Believe in Miracles”               Peterson/Bock WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP CALL TO WORSHIP                 “Sing To The Lord”               McDonald PREPARING OUR HEARTS The one who calls you together this day yearns for each of you and for all people to hear and be blessed. Blessed is the One who comes bringing trustworthy words for the healing of the world. Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening. HYMNS AD PRAISE SONGS “Grace Like A Wave” You have brought me to the water Where my past can be swept away In the current of your mercy And I know I’ll never be the same There's no limit to your promise Jesus you have done it all for me Jesus you have done it all for me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over I will jump into the water Where my soul can be satisfied And your love is overflowing From within me and it won't run dry There's no limit to your promise Jesus you have done it all for me Jesus you have done it all for me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over There's healing in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me. Forgiveness in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me. Salvation in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me. Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over(3x) “Shout to the Lord” My Jesus, my Saviour, Lord, there is none like You; All of my days I want to praise the wonders of Your mighty love. My comfort, my shelter, tower of refuge and strength; Let ev’ry breath, all that I am, never cease to worship You. Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing. Power and majesty, praise to the King. Mountains bow down and the seas will roar At the sound of Your name. I sing for joy at the work of your hands, Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand, Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.  (Repeat All) Nothing compares to the promise I have in You. Nothing compares to the promise I have in You. (Please be seated) “In Christ Alone” In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, My song; this Cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of Peace, When fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand. In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe! This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save. ‘Till on the cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied. For ev’ry sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live. There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain: Then bursting forth in glorious Day, Up from the grave He rose again! And as He stands in victory Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me, For I am His and He is mine--Bought with the precious blood of Christ. No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the pow’r of Christ in me; From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand; ‘Til He returns or calls me home, here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand. INSTALLATION OF ELDERS AND TRUSTEES Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:  As   it   was   in   the   beginning,   is   now   and   ever   shall   be,   world   without   end.     Amen The Pastor addresses the Joint Board of Elders and Trustees After   prayerful   consideration   and   under   the   leading   of   the   Holy   Spirit,   you have   been   chosen   by   the   membership   of   this   congregation   to   serve   a   term   of office    on    the    Joint    Board    of    Ardmore    Moravian    Church.        It    is    now    our privilege to install you into your respective offices.  Let us pray: Almighty   God,   who   has   made   your   Son   to   be   the   great   Head   of   His   Church and    has    ordained    some    to    be    apostles,    and    some    evangelists,    and    some pastors   and   some   teachers,   we   humbly   pray   that   you   will   honor   with   your Spirit the service we now share. As   your   servants   accept   their   responsibilities   to   the   Church   as   its   elected representatives,   may   they   become   workers   that   need   not   be   ashamed,   faithful leaders   of   Your   people,   watchful   guardians   of   this   fold,   and   true   followers   of the Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep. Addressing the Board Members Brothers    and    Sisters,    do    you    now    accept    service    on    the    Joint    Board    of Ardmore   Moravian   Church   as   a   trust   committed   to   you   by   our   Lord   and Master, the Head of the body, the Church? The board members respond: I Do. Addressing the Congregation: Brothers   and   Sisters,   these   Elders   and   Trustees   have   publicly   pledged   their commitment   to   the   service   and   well   being   of   this   congregation,   under   the guidance   of   the   Holy   Spirit.      By   the   same   Spirit,   do   you   now   promise   to support them in prayer, word and your participation in ministry? The Congregation responds: We do. Addressing the Board Members In   the   name   of   Jesus   Christ,   the   Head   of   the   Church,   I   now   declare   you   to   be duly   installed   into   the   service   for   which   you   have   been   chosen.      Dear   brothers and   sisters,   be   steadfast,   immovable,   always   abounding   in   the   work   of   the Lord, knowing that in Him, your labor is not in vain. (The pastor extends the hand of fellowship to the newly installed officers while the following hymn is sung.) T. Rockingham In mercy, Lord, this grace bestow That in your service we may do With gladness and a willing mind Whatever is for us assigned. CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING      OFFERTORY                   “Elevation sur Alleluia”                  Benoit SONG OF THANKS Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below. Alleluia, Alleluia! Praise Him above ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia! PRAYER ANTHEM                          “What A Beautiful Name”              arr. Duren THE WORD OF GOD                                                    John 1:43-51 MESSAGE                                       Drawn In                        Chaz Snider HYMN P 313 MBW       “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”                                                       (verses 1 & 4) POSTLUDE                                 “Carillon Toccata”                     Wagner   The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Esther S. Crouse by her children. (All songs printed under CCLI# 1007661) Serving Today Elder Greeter: Vic Eckard                  Trustee Greeter: Michael Gwyn People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Annie   Boyd;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce Home Bound Members :  Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:    Emily   Burge;   Dustin   Goodson,   grandson   of   Clive   and   JoAnn   Goodson; Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son; Judy West, friend of Beth Mabe. Thank You Dear Church Family, I want to thank all of you for your prayers and cards during this most difficult time in my life. It is wonderful to know that people care and pray for you. God bless you. Love in Christ, Bob Burton. Blessing Box Wish List A box has been placed outside of the church office and in the elevator hallway that you may place items when you bring them for our Blessing Box. Some things needed: Grandola Bars Fruit Cups with flip lids Canned meats with flip lids Hats and Gloves Peanut Butter Hand Warmers Easy Mac Blankets Soup with flip lids Tooth Brushes Applesauce Cups Tooth Paste 2018 Church Envelopes are out in the Lovefeast Kitchen. Please stop by and pick yours up. Sanctuary flowers for 2018 If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary on a given Sunday in 2018, please call Pat Nelson 336.775.1134 or e-mail, pabenelson@aol.com. She will try to give you the Sunday or Sunday nearest to the date you request. First requests are given priority. Many Sundays are still available. Donate Your Old Coats to Give A Kid A Coat Program The church is collecting gently used coats for the Give A Kid A Coat  program to give the gift of warmth to those in need. Collection boxes are located outside the church office and in the area near the ground floor elevator accessible from the handicap parking lot. Donations will be accepted from January 8 th  to February 4 th  and transported to A Cleaner World where the items will be cleaned, repaired and turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution. TV station Fox 8 is a sponsor of the campaign. The Family Life Sunday School Class is coordinating Ardmore’s campaign. Any scarves, gloves or hats collected will be placed in the Blessing Box. Opportunities for the Week Monday, January 15 Church Office Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday Tuesday, January 16 11:30 AM Senior and Friends – meet at La Carreta, 131  Jonestown Rd. Wednesday, January 17   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer room   6:00 PM Bag Supper   6:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal   6:45 PM Bible Study           7:30 PM         Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Thursday, January 18 8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen Next Sunday Third Sunday after Epiphany 9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room 9:15 AM Joyful Voices 9:30 AM Sunday School       10:30 AM Worship Service  4:00 PM Board of Elder Meeting  6:00 PM Board of Trustee Meeting Sermon Text John 1:43-51 1 43 The   next   day   Jesus   decided   to   go   to   Galilee.   He   found   Philip   and   said   to   him, “Follow   me.” 44 Now   Philip   was   from   Bethsaida,   the   city   of   Andrew   and   Peter. 45 Philip   found   Nathanael   and   said   to   him,   “We   have   found   him   about   whom   Moses in   the   law   and   also   the   prophets   wrote,   Jesus   son   of   Joseph   from   Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael   said   to   him,   “Can   anything   good   come   out   of   Nazareth?”   Philip   said   to him,   “Come   and   see.” 47 When   Jesus   saw   Nathanael   coming   toward   him,   he   said   of him,   “Here   is   truly   an   Israelite   in   whom   there   is   no   deceit!” 48 Nathanael   asked   him, “Where   did   you   get   to   know   me?”   Jesus   answered,   “I   saw   you   under   the   fig   tree before   Philip   called   you.” 49 Nathanael   replied,   “Rabbi,   you   are   the   Son   of   God!   You are   the   King   of   Israel!” 50 Jesus   answered,   “Do   you   believe   because   I   told   you   that   I saw   you   under   the   fig   tree?   You   will   see   greater   things   than   these.” 51 And   he   said to   him,   “Very   truly,   I   tell   you,   you   will   see   heaven   opened   and   the   angels   of   God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”