Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday PRELUDE                                  “He Is Exalted”     Handbells WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS                               RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP  CALL TO WORSHIP                 “Spirit Sing”                                 Martin THE STORY OF PENTECOST       Acts 2:1-21 HYMNS 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 free His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me Chorus 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 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                                               “Give Me Jesus”                                           Harlan WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING          OFFERTORY               “He Leadeth Me”                                 Buckwalter Handbells 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                       “Waiting Here for You”                            arr. Allen THE WORD OF GOD                              John 15:26, 27; 16:4-15 COMMUNION MEDITATION                                                   Chaz Snider HOLY COMMUNION Page 222 POSTLUDE                        “Gaudeamus Igitur”                            Mansfield (“Let Us Now in Youth Rejoice”) The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Brooke O’Ferrell Hutcheson by John Hutcheson and family. (All songs printed under ccli# 1007661) Serving Today Elder Greeter: Betty Paschall               Trustee Greeter: Barry Lyons Elder Greeter for May 27 th : Betsy Annese    Trustee Greeter for May 27 th : Beth Kiger Mabe Nursery Worker for May 20 th : JoAnn Goodson; Abby Simione      Nursery Workers for May 27 th : Danna Gannaway, Autumn Gwyn People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Annie   Boyd;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Marolyn Schauss; Bett Warner Home Bound Members :  Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:     Bob    Bodenheimer,    son-in-law    of    Betty    Vaughn;    Emily    Burge;    Ollie Moore,   Cheryl   Bain   friends   of   Ruth   Long   and   MaryAlice   Adams;   C hris   Schauss,   Marolyn Schauss’   son;   Rosemary   Stewart,      Jake   Williams,   Donna   Williams’s   son;   Judy   West, friend of Beth Mabe. Mission Society’s Annual Dinner Trinity Moravian Church June 3, 2018 ~~ 6PM Cost:    $7.00    Please    e-mail     for    a    reservation    by    May    29 th . Following   the   dinner   Rev.   Chris   Thore   and   others   will   speak   about   the   collaborative mission of hurricane recovery in Lumberton, NC. New Pew Bibles The 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 or Joyce Leonard at  know. 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 News Wish 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: Rice Instant Potatoes Dried Beans Apple Sauce Peanut Butter Canned Spaghetti Sauce Easy Mac Pasta Cereal Canned Chicken or Tuna Soup Tooth Brushes Canned Veggies Tooth Paste Bibles and Devotional Books Sanctuary Flowers Needed Sundays 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 ~~ Announcement of Services for the Consecration of Bishops Consecration 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 Week Today, May 20 Immediately following morning worship please join us for a light lunch to honor Carol Obenchains’s retirement Wednesday, May 23   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer room   6:00 PM Family Oasis Supper   6:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal   6:45 PM Bible Study           7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Trinity Sunday, May 27  9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room 9:15 AM Joyful Voices 9:30 AM Sunday School       10:30 AM Worship Sermon Text     John 15:26, 27; 16:4-15 John 15 26 “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 16 4 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”.