ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCHFebruary 11, 2018Last Sunday After the EpiphanyPRELUDE “My Lord, What a Morning” BonamWELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTSRIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIPCALL TO WORSHIP “Rock of Ages” WalkerPREPARING OUR HEARTSThe 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 desertcrying “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 JubileeAnd 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 inYour 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 loveThere is no shadow in Your presenceNo mortal man would dare to stand before Your throneBefore the Holy One of heavenIt's only by Your blood And it's only through Your mercyLord, I come.I bring an offering Of worship to my KingNo one on earth deserves The praises that I singJesus, may You receive The honor that You're dueO Lord, I bring an offering to You I bring an offering to YouI bring an offering Of worship to my KingNo one on earth deserves The praises that I singJesus, may You receive The honor that You're dueO Lord, I bring an offering to YouO Lord, I bring an offering to YouO 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 comeLonging 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 itselfIs 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 itWhen 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 itselfIs not what You have required.You search much deeper within, through the way things appear,You’re looking into my heart. (Chorus)CHILDREN’S MOMENTCONGREGATIONAL PRAYERRESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER“Lord, Hear Our Pray’r” HeckmanWORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY “Jesus Calls Us” BroughtonSONG OF THANKS Praise God from whom all blessings flowPraise Him all creatures here below.Praise Him above ye heavenly hostPraise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. AmenPRAYER ANTHEM “Fairest Lord Jesus” arr. HayesTHE WORD OF GOD Mark 9:2-9MESSAGE Exposed Chaz SniderHYMN P 326 MBW “How Good Lord to Be Here”POSTLUDE “Cantabile” Beethoven/SmithThe sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Lindy Johnson’s 90thbirthday by Priscilla Johnson and family.Serving TodayElder Greeter: Betty PaschallTrustee Greeter: Barry LyonsElder Greeter for February 18th: Betsy AnneseTrustee Greeter for February 18th: Beth Kiger MabePeople for Whom We are PrayingMembers:Marie Adams; Annie Boyd; Amanda Bowles; Frances Collins; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Carolyn SpainhourHome Bound Members: Bertha Burge; Peggy GimmonFriends: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 2018If 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ListA 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 BarsCanned meats with flip lidsPeanut ButterEasy MacSoup with flip lidsApplesauce CupsFruit Cups with flip lidsHats and GlovesHand WarmersBlanketsTooth Brushes, Tooth PasteUpdate on Give a Kid a Coat ProgramWe 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 14thThis 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 OfferingMarch 4, 2018Each 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 4this 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 17th 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 17th and help us make our “Love through Literacy Campaign a rousing success.Opportunities for the WeekTuesday, February 13 Women’s Fellowship Circles10:00 AMCircle # 3, Church Parlor 5:30 PMCircle # 5, Fellowship Hall 7:30 PMCircle # 4, Stelter HausWednesday, February 14 5:30 PMPrayer in Prayer room 6:00 PMFamily Supper 6:30 PMHandbell Rehearsal 6:45 PMBible StudyStudy on the book “The Shack”, led by JeffIngram in Church Parlor 7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir RehearsalThursday, February 15 8:30 AMMen’s Breakfast at Cloverdale KitchenFirst Sunday In Lent, February 189:00 AMPrayer in Prayer Room9:15 AMJoyful Voices9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AMWorship Service, Holy Communion for Lent4:00 PMJoint Board Meeting(All songs printed under ccli# 1007661)Sermon TextMark 9:2-92 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.