ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH May 20, 2018Pentecost SundayPRELUDE “He Is Exalted” HandbellsWELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP CALL TO WORSHIP “Spirit Sing” MartinTHE STORY OF PENTECOST Acts 2:1-21HYMNS AND PRAISE SONGS“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,The glories of my God and King, the triumphs of His grace.My gracious master and my God, assist me to proclaim,To spread through all the earth abroad the honors of Thy name.Chorus 1: So, come on and sing out.Let our anthems grow loud.There is one great love: Jesus.Jesus, the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease,‘tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘tis life and health and peace.He breaks the power of canceled sin, He sets the prisoner freeHis blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for meChorus 2: So, come on and sing out,Let our anthems grow loud.There is one great love, there is one great love: Jesus.He speaks, and list’ning to His voice new life the dead receive.The mournful, broken hearts rejoice, the humble poor believe.Glory to God, and praise and love be ever, ever given,By saints below and saints above, the church in earth and heav’n.Chorus 2:“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 PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Give Me Jesus” HarlanWORSHIP IN OUR GIVINGOFFERTORY “He Leadeth Me” BuckwalterHandbellsSONG OF THANKSPraise God from whom all blessings flowPraise Him all creatures here below.Alleluia, Alleluia!Praise Him above ye heavenly hostPraise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia! PRAYERANTHEM “Waiting Here for You” arr. AllenTHE WORD OF GOD John 15:26, 27; 16:4-15COMMUNION MEDITATION Chaz SniderHOLY COMMUNION Page 222POSTLUDE “Gaudeamus Igitur” Mansfield(“Let Us Now in Youth Rejoice”)The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory ofBrooke O’Ferrell Hutcheson by John Hutcheson and family.(All songs printed under ccli# 1007661)Serving TodayElder Greeter: Betty PaschallTrustee Greeter: Barry LyonsElder Greeter for May 27th: Betsy AnneseTrustee Greeter for May 27th: Beth Kiger MabeNursery Worker for May 20th: JoAnn Goodson; Abby Simione Nursery Workers for May 27th: Danna Gannaway, Autumn GwynPeople for Whom We are PrayingMembers:Marie Adams; Annie Boyd; Amanda Bowles; Frances Collins; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Marolyn Schauss; Bett Warner Home Bound Members: Bertha Burge; Peggy GimmonFriends:Bob Bodenheimer, son-in-law of Betty Vaughn; Emily Burge; Ollie Moore, Cheryl Bain friends of Ruth Long and MaryAlice Adams; Chris Schauss, Marolyn Schauss’ son; Rosemary Stewart, Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son; Judy West, friend of Beth Mabe. Mission Society’s Annual DinnerTrinity Moravian ChurchJune 3, 2018 ~~ 6PMCost: $7.00 Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a reservation by May 29th. Following the dinner Rev. Chris Thore and others will speak about the collaborative mission of hurricane recovery in Lumberton, NC.New Pew BiblesThe Joint Boards have approved purchasing new pew Bibles in the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version). This translation is as literal as possible and improves the sound and clarity of text when read aloud. This is the version Chaz uses.If you would like to donate a Bible in honor or memory of someone please let Betty Paschall at email@example.com or Joyce Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost per Bible will be $8.00 or per case of 20 $146.00. Labels will be placed in the Bible’s front cover to acknowledge your gift. Please include the following information:In honor of ——————In memory of —————If paying by check please make check payable to Ardmore Moravian Church with “pew bible” noted in memo line. The old Bibles will be available to anyone who would like to have, placed in the Blessing Box or donated to Sunnyside. Today’s the Day to Party with Carol Obenchain!All members and guests are invited to the Fellowship Hall today after our church service to celebrate Carol Obenchains’s retirement.A light lunch has been prepared by members of the Women’s Fellowship and all are invited to join Carol and family to wish her a much deserved retirement after 34 years of faithful service! Carol’s gentle style and steadfast work will be missed but we are not saying good bye. We hope to see her around Ardmore in the future!Blessing Box NewsWish List:A box has been placed outside of the church office and in the elevator hallway that you may place items in for our “Blessing Box.”Some things needed:RiceInstant PotatoesDried BeansApple SaucePeanut ButterCanned Spaghetti Sauce Easy MacPastaCerealCanned Chicken or TunaSoupTooth BrushesCanned VeggiesTooth PasteBibles and Devotional BooksSanctuary Flowers NeededSundays are still available for flowers. If you would like to place flowers in honor or memory of someone on one of these dates pleased contact Pat Nelson 336-775-1134 ~~ email@example.com.Announcement of Services for the Consecration of BishopsConsecration for Carol Foltz will be Sunday, June 10, at 3 PM, at Trinity Moravian Church.Consecration for Tom Shelton will be Sunday, June 17, at 3 PM at Friedberg Moravian Church.For both services a band prelude is being arranged. Clergy and Church educators and spouses are invited to gather no later than 2:40 pm to process to the Sanctuary and be seated together.Opportunities for the WeekToday, May 20Immediately following morning worship please join us for a light lunch to honor Carol Obenchains’s retirementWednesday, May 23 5:30 PMPrayer in Prayer room 6:00 PMFamily Oasis Supper 6:30 PMHandbell Rehearsal 6:45 PMBible Study 7:30 PMSanctuary Choir RehearsalTrinity Sunday, May 27 9:00 AMPrayer in Prayer Room9:15 AMJoyful Voices9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AMWorship Sermon Text John 15:26, 27; 16:4-15 John 1526 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.John 164 But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them. The Work of the Spirit“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11 about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned. 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that thell that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.Welcome to Ardmore Moravian Church“Where Communion and Community Come Together”We are a Christ-centered fellowship of people bound by love of Jesus and one another. Our greatest hope is that God will be glorified through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit among us. We have gathered to worship; celebrating the eternal life won for us by Christ through His death and resurrection as promised in the Bible. God has created and called us into relationship with Himself (communion) and with one another (community). We need the Lord, and we need each other. As you draw close to God, may you also grow in friendship with those around you. We believe God has gifted people in every age. So our worship is marked by a variety of styles and expressions of music, liturgy, prayer and proclamation. We seek to blend these expressions in a way that pleases God and edifies one another. The Moravian Church, while unfamiliar to many, is actually one of the oldest Protestant denominations in the world. Our roots and heritage run deep, even one hundred years prior to the Great Reformation. Yet our sense of mission is alive and active today as we serve the Lord in ministry together. Jesus said to His disciples, “…you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” At Ardmore Moravian we sincerely strive to live that promise. We worship, study the Holy Scriptures, fellowship and grow as disciples of Christ together here at the corner of Hawthorne and Academy. We ask the Lord then to send us out and employ us for His glory as we share the Gospel - the Good News of Christ - locally, regionally and globally.If you are searching for a meaningful relationship with God and productive friendships with other people, you’ve come to the right place - “Where Communion and Community Come Together”.