Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH February 11, 2018 Last Sunday After the Epiphany PRELUDE                       “My Lord, What a Morning”                  Bonam WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP CALL TO WORSHIP                       “Rock of Ages”                      Walker PREPARING OUR HEARTS The glory of God shines like a consuming fire. We have seen the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. The voice of God thunders like a mighty storm. Out of the cloud, God speaks: This is my beloved Son; listen to Him! HYMNS AD PRAISE SONGS “Days of Elijah”                                            These are the days of Elijah, declaring the Word of the Lord; And these are the days of Your servant, Moses, Righteousness being restored; And though these are days of great trials, Of famine and darkness and sword; still we are the voice in the desert crying “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.” Chorus: Behold He comes, riding on the clouds, Shining like the sun at the trumpet call; Lift your voice it’s the year of Jubilee And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes. These are the days of Ezekiel; the dry bones becoming as flesh; And these are the days of Your servant David, Rebuilding a temple of praise; And these are the days of the harvest, The fields are as white in the world, and as we are laborers in Your vineyard, declaring the Word of the Lord. (Chorus) Bridge: There is no god like Jehovah, There is no god like Jehovah, There is no god like Jehovah, There is no god like Jehovah… (Chorus) “Offering” The sun cannot compare to the glory of Your love There is no shadow in Your presence No mortal man would dare to stand before Your throne Before the Holy One of heaven It's only by Your blood And it's only through Your mercy Lord, I come. I bring an offering Of worship to my King No one on earth deserves The praises that I sing Jesus, may You receive The honor that You're due O Lord, I bring an offering to You I bring an offering to You I bring an offering Of worship to my King No one on earth deserves The praises that I sing Jesus, may You receive The honor that You're due O Lord, I bring an offering to You O Lord, I bring an offering to You O Lord, I bring an offering to You  (Please be seated) “The Heart of Worship” When the music fades, all is stripped away; and I simply come Longing just to bring something that’s of worth, That would bless Your heart. I’ll bring You more than a song, for a song in itself Is not what You have required. You search much deeper within, through the way things appear, You’re looking into my heart. Chorus:  I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and it’s all about You. All about You Jesus. I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it When it’s all about You, it’s all about You Jesus. King of endless worth. No one could express how much You deserve. Though I’m weak and poor, all I have is Yours, Every single breath. I’ll bring You more than a song, for a song in itself Is not what You have required. You search much deeper within, through the way things appear, You’re looking into my heart. (Chorus) CHILDREN’S MOMENT CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                                      “Lord, Hear Our Pray’r”                         Heckman WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING      OFFERTORY               “Jesus Calls Us”                                  Broughton SONG OF THANKS Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.   Amen PRAYER ANTHEM                          “Fairest Lord Jesus”                           arr. Hayes THE WORD OF GOD                                                     Mark 9:2-9 MESSAGE                           Exposed                                       Chaz Snider HYMN   P 326 MBW       “How Good Lord to Be Here” POSTLUDE                               “Cantabile”                  Beethoven/Smith The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Lindy Johnson’s 90 th   birthday by Priscilla Johnson and family. Serving Today Elder Greeter: Betty Paschall               Trustee Greeter: Barry Lyons    Elder Greeter for February 18 th : Betsy Annese     Trustee Greeter for February 18 th Beth Kiger Mabe People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Annie   Boyd;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Cindy   Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Carolyn Spainhour Home Bound Members :  Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:     Emily    Burge;    Dustin    Goodson,    grandson    of    Clive    and    JoAnn    Goodson;    Doug Vaughn,   stroke,   Betty   Vaughn,   son;   Jake   Williams,   Donna   Williams’s   son;   Judy   West,   friend of Beth Mabe. 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 you request. First requests are given priority.  Available dates are listed on the flower calendar at Ardmore Moravian Website, http://www.ardmoremoravian.org/ click on events tab. 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 Canned meats with flip lids Peanut Butter Easy Mac Soup with flip lids Applesauce Cups Fruit Cups with flip lids Hats and Gloves Hand Warmers Blankets Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste Update on Give a Kid a Coat Program We collected a total of 44 Coats. These coats were picked up and taken to A Cleaner World to be cleaned and given to a Kid. Thank you, Ardmore for your support of this mission project. “Drive Thru Ashes” Ash Wednesday February 14 th   This   will   be   the   start   of   the   holy   season   of   Lent,   a   time   for   reflection   and   repentance in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Hours   when   ashes,   a   prayer   or   conversation   with   the   pastor   will   be   available   are   7   to 9   AM,   11   AM   to   12   PM   and   4   to   6   PM.   A   traditional   service   of   Lent   will   be   held   in the   sanctuary   at   7   PM.   The   location   of   the   Drive   Thru   Ashes   will   be   the   church parking lot on Academy St. side of the church. The   drive   thru   service   was   developed   to   help   people   who   may   be   sick,   who   have mobility issues, people on their way to work or families on their way to school. Unity Prayer Day and Offering March 4, 2018 Each   year   Moravian   Churches   around   the   world   celebrate   the   founding   of   the   Unitas   Fratrum (March   1,   1457)   and   receive   a   special   “Unity   Offering”   for   an   important   project   or   cause somewhere   in   the   Moravian   world.   March   4 th    is   the   Day   of   Prayer   for   Unity   Work.   We   are invited   to   pray   for   our   worldwide   church   and   to   receive   a   special   offering.   The   Unity   Prayer Day   Offering   2018   will   go   to   purchase   a   piece   of   land   for   a   church   office,   the   first   to   be   owned by the Moravian  Church in Peru. Freezing temperatures and Gray days have you thinking of warm sun and beach reading?!! Join Ardmore Women’s Fellowship on Saturday March 17 th  from 1-3pm as we explore books that will make for great summer reading and/or book clubs.  The afternoon will include refreshments, raffles and a Crazy Slipper Contest so bring your most fun pair of reading slippers to compete! “Author Ambassadors” will share why their favorite author would make a great summer read or book club challenge.   A raffle package will be awarded for each author as well as some surprises! Our goal through this fellowship it to support local and global literacy efforts.  Donations will be accepted with all proceeds being  divided equally between a local Title 1 Elementary School and The Moravian Secondary School in Ngiehun, Sierra Leone, Africa which educates about 200 students per year. Mark your calendars for March 17 th  and help us make our “Love through Literacy Campaign  a rousing success. Opportunities for the Week Tuesday, February 13     Women’s Fellowship Circles 10:00 AM Circle # 3, Church Parlor   5:30 PM Circle # 5, Fellowship Hall   7:30 PM Circle # 4, Stelter Haus Wednesday, February 14   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer room   6:00 PM Family Supper   6:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal   6:45 PM Bible Study Study on the book “The Shack”, led by Jeff Ingram in Church Parlor           7:30 PM         Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Thursday, February 15  8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast at Cloverdale Kitchen First Sunday In Lent, February 18 9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room 9:15 AM Joyful Voices 9:30 AM Sunday School       10:30 AM Worship Service, Holy Communion for Lent 4:00 PM Joint Board Meeting (All songs printed under ccli# 1007661) Sermon Text Mark 9:2-9 2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them anymore, but only Jesus. 9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.