Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter PRELUDE                        “Prelude in C Major”                           J.S. Bach WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP  PREPARING OUR HEARTS Jesus says, “I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and I will  come in and go out and find pasture.” John 10:9 CALL TO WORSHIP         “Wake Up Church Wake Up!”           Pepper  MORNING PRAYER HYMN AND PRAISE SONGS “Here I Am To Worship” Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes, let me see Beauty that made this heart adore You, hope of a life spent with You. Chorus: So here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me. King of all days, oh so highly exalted, glorious in heaven above. Humbly You came to the earth You created, all for love’s sake became poor. (Chorus)      And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross. And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross. “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord. We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord. And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. Refrain: And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love. Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love. We will walk with each other; we will walk hand in hand. We will walk with each other; we will walk hand in hand. And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land. (Refrain) We will work with each other; we will work side by side. We will work with each other; we will work side by side. And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride. Refrain: And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love. Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love. (Please be seated) “The Church’s One Foundation” The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; She is His new creation by water and the Word: From heav’n He came and sought her to be His holy bride; With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died. Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth, Her charter of salvation; one Lord, one faith, one birth; One holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food; And to one hope she presses, with every grace endued. THE WORD OF GOD                                                                Psalm 23                                                                                                   Acts 2:42-47 PREPARATION FOR CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Let Us Break Bread Together” Let us break bread together on our knees; (on our knees) Let us break bread together on our knees;(on our knees) Refrain: When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me) Let us praise God together on our knees; (on our knees) Let us praise God together on our knees; (on our knees) (Refrain) CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY            “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”               arr. Ham   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                                                                                  arr. Haskell “Lean On Me with Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” MESSAGE        Worship, Fellowship, Prayer   The Rev. Arkon Stewart HYMN    525 MBW           “Join We All With One Accord” POSTLUDE                     “Fugue in C Major”                             J. S. Bach    The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Donald Ebert, by Lee Ebert. Serving Today Elder Greeter: Alan McFadden              Trustee Greeter: Bill Gannaway             Elder Greeter for May 14 th : Charlie Paschall            Trustee Greeter for May 14 th : Dennis Adams Nursery Workers for May 7 th : JoAnn Goodson, Grace Jarrett Nursery Workers for May 14 th : Diane Gannaway; Olivia Conrad Upcoming Teachings and Sermons For Month of May May 14 Witness to Our Faith Acts 7 May 21 Someone Cares John 14 May 28 He’s Coming Back Acts 1 Mother’s Day Celebration at Ardmore May 14 th Everyone    is   invited   to   mark   your   calendar   now   to   join   us   for   breakfast   in Fellowship Hall at 9AM, May 14 th , to honor our mothers and church mothers. People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Jim   Cranford;   Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Caroline Woo Members at home : Bertha Burge; Lisa Eaton; Peggy Gimmon Friends:    Friend   of   Adam   Lefevre   battling   cancer;   Emily   Burge;   Jane   Crouse; Stafford   Givens,   newborn   son   of   Anna   Austin   Givens   surgery;    Joann   Burge   Long, Ken Burge’s sister;  Marolyn Schauss cancer;  Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son Dear Church Family,                My   family   wishes   to   thank   the   church   family   for   your   prayers   for   Robert Bodenheimer,   my   great   grandson.   We   found   out   last   week   that   he   is   90-95% in   remission   from   Pots   Syndrome.   Your   prayers   sustained   him   as   well   as   my family   these   last   4   years.   We   praise   the   Lord   for   his   healing.   It   is   such   a blessing to have a loving, caring church family.                                                                                         Betty Vaughn      Women’s Fellowship News: Graduation   Sunday   June   4 th    ~   The   Women’s   Fellowship   will   be   recognizing our   high   school   graduates   during   worship   on   June   4 th .   Please   send   any information   regarding   college   or   post   secondary   degrees   to   the   office along   with   an   address   for   cards.   This   will   be   published   in   our   church bulletin. Samaritan    Ministries    Christmas    Shoebox    ~    The    Women’s    Fellow-ship would    like    to    support    the    Samaritan    Ministries    Christmas    Shoe-box collection   this   year.   We   would   like   to   collect   items   through   October   and will   schedule   a   fellowship   evening   for   the   congregation   and   friends   to   put together   the   shoeboxes   the   first   week   in   November.   We   will   be   placing   a collection   bin   in   the   alcove   by   the   church   office   for   any   items   purchased or    you    may    collect    your    items    at    home    and    plan    to    bring    them    in November. Samaritan’s   Ministry   recommends   items   to   purchase   each   month   to   have a   great   collection   to   pack   in   the   boxes   in   November.   For   the   month   of May     they    recommended    hygiene    items,    comb,    hair    brush,    bar    soap, tooth   brush   (please   note   toothpaste   is   no   longer   allowed   as   of   2017), and wash clothes are just a few of the items. Let’s   see   how   many   children   we   can   share   the   gospel   with   through   this ministry! Thank You! Catherine Williams Opportunities for the Week Tuesday, May 9       Women’s Fellowship Circle Meetings 10:00 AM Circle # 3, Church Parlor 11:30 AM Prayer meeting in Old Salem   5:30 PM Circle # 5, Stelter Haus   7:30 PM Circle # 4, Stelter Haus Wednesday, May 10  5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer Room     6:00 PM    Family “Oasis” Supper  6:30 PM   Handbell Choir  6:45 PM Discussion on last Sunday’s Service, Acts  2:42-47          7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Thursday, May 11 12:15 PM Lunchtime Lectures “Have We Heard It All Yet?” Nola Knouse, Archie Davis Center Fifth Sunday of Easter    Mother’s Day  9:00 AM Everyone is invited to a breakfast honoring our Mothers and Church Mothers, Fellowship Hall       10:30 AM Morning Worship     3:00 PM Moramus Chorale and Home Church Choir Concert, Home Moravian Church, concert free, donations accepted   God’s Word for Today Acts 2:42-47 42 They   were    continually   devoting   themselves   to   the   apostles’ teaching    and    to    fellowship,    to     the    breaking    of    bread    and     to prayer. 43 Everyone    kept    feeling    a    sense    of    awe;    and    many   wonders   and    signs   were   taking   place   through   the   apostles.   44 And   all   those   who   had   believed    were   together   and    had   all   things in    common;   45 and    they     began     selling    their    property    and possessions   and   were   sharing   them   with   all,   as   anyone   might have    need.   46 Day    by    day    continuing    with    one    mind    in    the temple,    and     breaking    bread     from    house    to    house,    they    were taking   their    meals   together   with   gladness   and    sincerity   of   heart,   47 praising   God   and    having   favor   with   all   the   people.   And   the Lord    was   adding    to   their   number   day   by   day    those   who   were being saved.
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