Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH June 11, 2017 Service for the Installation of a Pastor PRELUDE            “Praise To The Lord, the Almighty”             arr. Putnam WELCOME CALL TO WORSHIP      “God Gives Us A Future Of Hope”          Pepper TE DEUM LAUDAMUS        (standing) You are God: we praise you; you are the Lord: we acclaim you; You are the eternal Father: all creation worships you. To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might: heaven and earth are full of your glory. The glorious company of apostles praise you. The noble fellowship of prophets praise you. The white-robed army of martyrs praise you. Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you: Father of majesty unbounded: your true and only Son, worthy of all worship: and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide. You, O Christ, are the King of glory, the eternal Son of the Father. When you became man to set us free you did not shun the Virgin’s womb. You overcame the sting of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. You are seated at God’s right hand in glory. We believe that you will come and be our judge. Come then, Lord, and help your people bought with the price of your own blood. And bring us with your saints to glory everlasting. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance; Govern and uphold them now and always. Day by day we bless you; We praise your Name forever. Lord, keep us from all sin today; Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. Lord, show us your love and mercy; For we put our trust in you. In you, Lord, is our hope; And we shall never hope in vain. HYMN 537                                                                        T. Mit Frueden Zart Sing praise to God, who reigns above, the God of all creation, the God of pow’r, the God of love, the God of our salvation. My soul with comfort rich he fills, and ev’ry grief he gently stills: To God all praise and glory! I   believe   in   God,   the   Father   almighty,   creator   of   heaven   and   earth.   I believe   in   Jesus   Christ,   his   only   Son,   our   Lord.   He   was   conceived   by   the power   of   the   Holy   Spirit   and   born   of   the   Virgin   Mary.   He   suffered   under Pontius   Pilate,   was   crucified,   died,   and   was   buried.   He   descended   to   the dead.   On   the   third   day   he   rose   again.   He   ascended   into   heaven   and   is seated   at   the   right   hand   of   the   Father.   He   will   come   again   to   judge   the living   and   the   dead.   I   believe   in   the   Holy   Spirit,   the   holy   Christian Church,     the     communion     of     saints,     the     forgiveness     of     sins,     the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. (sitting) SCRIPTURE LESSONS                                                                   Psalm 8                                                                                   2 Corinthians 13:11-13                                                   Matthew 28:16-20 OFFERTORY          “In Celebration: The Solid Rock”              arr. Sikes 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                       “Only A God Like You”                  arr. Sorenson INSTALLATION OF PASTOR Mrs. Peggy Carter, Provincial Elders Conference Now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us all one. So then we are no longer strangers and aliens. But we are citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord. HYMN 716                                                                              T. Batty (16,A) On your ransomed congregation, Lord, lift up your countenance; be our help, joy and salvation; life and health to us dispense. In each heart, O fix your dwelling;  there erect a monument of your love, all love excelling; there fulfill your blest intent. There   is   one   body   and   one   Spirit,   just   as   you   were   called   in   the   one   hope of   your   calling,   one   Lord,   one   faith,   one   baptism,   one   God   and   Father   of all,   who   is   above   all   and   through   all   and   in   all.   But   each   of   us   was   given grace   according   to   the   measure   of   Christ’s   gift.   The   gifts   he   gave   were   that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, To   equip   the   saints   for   the   work   of   ministry,   for   building   up   the   body   of Christ,   until   all   of   us   come   to   the   unity   of   the   faith   and   of   the   knowledge of the Son of God. Dearly   beloved,   we   are   assembled   to   receive   Charles   Snider,   III   and   his family   as   members   of   this   congregation   and   to   install   Chaz   as   pastor   of   the Ardmore   Moravian   Congregation,   upon   call   to   this   holy   office   by   the Provincial   Elders’   Conference   of   the   Moravian   Church,   with   the   approval of the Board of this congregation. (The pastor being installed shall stand.) Charles   do   you   now   promise   in   the   presence   of   the   Head   of   the   Church and    of    this    people    that,    by    the    grace    of    God,    you    will    endeavor    in accordance    with    your    ordination    vows    to    carry    out    faithfully    all    your duties   as   pastor   of   this   congregation,   being   careful   at   all   times   to   conduct yourself as an ordained servant of Christ? I do. (The members of the Board shall stand.) Do you, the officers of this congregation, now receive Chaz as a pastor and shepherd of this flock? We do. Do you promise to respect, to pray for, and work with Chaz in defending and upholding the doctrine and discipline of the church? And do you promise to provide him with appropriate emotional, spiritual, and financial support as he serves among you? We do. (The members of the congregation shall stand.) Will   you,   the   people   of   this   congregation,   now   accept   Chaz   as   your   pastor? Will   you   encourage,   respect,   and   pray   for   him   as   together   you   proclaim   the Kingdom of God in this community? We will. As   you   covenant   with   each   other   and   with   God   in   this   hour,   I   charge   you the   people   of   the   Ardmore   Congregation,   to   remember   the   words   of   our Lord   Jesus   Christ:   “I   am   the   vine,   you   are   the   branches.   Those   who   abide in   me,   and   I   in   them,   they   are   the   ones   who   bear   much   fruit.”   Likewise,   I charge   you,   Chaz,   to   remember   the   words   of   our   Lord   Jesus   to   Peter:   “Do you love me? Feed my lambs. Tend my sheep. Feed my sheep.” In   the   Name   of   Jesus   Christ,   the   Chief   Elder   of   the   Church,   and   by   the authority   of   the   Provincial   Elders’   Conference,   I   declare   Charles   Snider, III to be duly installed as pastor of the Ardmore Congregation. Let us pray. (All   shall   kneel   or   sit   while   the   officiant   calls   upon   the   Triune   God   to   bless the   pastor,   the   congregation,   and   the   Church   Universal.   After   the   prayer, all   shall   stand   and   the   officiant   shall   extend   the   right   hand   of   fellowship   to the   newly   installed   pastor   [and   the   pastor’s   family]   while   the   congregation sings:) HYMN 432 T.                                                             Cantionale Germanicum We bid you welcome in the Name of Jesus, our exalted Head. Come as a servant; so he came , we shall receive you in his stead. Come as a shepherd; guard and keep this fold From all that fosters sin, And nourish lambs, and feed the sheep, The wounded heal, the lost bring in. Come as a teacher, sent from God, With his whole counsel to declare. Our souls encourage with the Word, While we uphold your hands with prayer. Come as a messenger of peace, Filled with the Spirit, fired with love; God bless your work, your strength increase,  And guide us all to heav’n above. (sitting) THE SERMON               Go and Make          The Reverend Charles Snider PRAYER (standing) HYMN  799 MBW            “Jesus Still Lead On” PRESENATION OF HOME COMMUNION SET                                                          Mallie Graham, President, Provincial Women’s Board BENEDICTION POSTLUDE                 “How Majestic Is Your Name”                arr. Hayes The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in  honor of  The Reverend Charles Snider and Family. Serving Today Elder Greeter: Janice Irwin                         Trustee Greeter: Michael Gwyn             Elder Greeter for June 18 th : Nancy Crouse            Trustee Greeter for June 18 th : Jim  Brookshire Nursery Workers for: Today:  Diane Gannaway, Daniel Jarrett        Nursery Workers for: June 18 th : Tracie Marshall, Kristen Mabe People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Jim   Cranford; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Ben Nelson; Patricia Nelson; Alice Pierce   Members at home: Bertha Burge; Lisa Eaton; Peggy Gimmon Friends:    Emily   Burge;   Jane   Crouse;   Stafford   Givens,   newborn   son   of    Anna Austin    Givens    surgery ;    Joann    Burge    Long,    Ken    Burge’s    sister ;    Abigail Manous,   daughter   of   missionaries   Kevin   &   Chairty   Manous ;   Tori   McFarland, test,    Carol    Wimmer’s    granddaughter ;    Mandy    Mcfarland,    Carol    Wimmer’s   daughter    mother    of    Tori ;    Linda    March    Peters,    cancer,    Ruth    Long’s    sister ; Jeannie    Randall,    breast    cancer,    Sharon    Dailey’s    sister ;    Marolyn    Schauss cancer;      Revelle   Washburn,   friend    of    Beth    Mabe ;   Jake   Williams,   Donna Williams’s son . Father’s Day Celebration Everyone   is   invited   to   mark   your   calendar   now   to   join   us   for   breakfast   in Fellowship   Hall   at   9AM,   June   18 th    to   honor   our   fathers   and   church   fathers.     There will be no Sunday School. 93rd Anniversary of Ardmore Moravian Church On   June   25 th    we   will   celebrate   our   93 rd    year   as   a   church.      Immediately following   morning   worship   we   will   have   a   Pot   Lunch   in   Fellowship   Hall. Come   bring   your   favorite   dish   and   join   in   the   fellowship   after   church   as we share our memories together. New Bible Study Begins June 28 36    “Teacher,   which   is   the   greatest   commandment   in   the   Law?” 37 Jesus replied:   “‘Love   the   Lord   your   God   with   all   your   heart   and   with   all   your soul     and     with     all     your     mind.’       38 This     is     the     first     and     greatest       commandment. 39 And    the    second    is    like    it:    ‘Love    your    neighbor    as yourself.’       40 All     the     Law     and     the     Prophets     hang     on     these     two commandments.”                                                  Matthew 22:36-40 What would happen if we really learned to love our neighbors as ourselves?   We will find out in The Art of Neighboring, a new Wednesday night Bible study that begins June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Once   upon   a   time,   people   knew   their   neighbors.   They   talked   to   them,   had cook-outs    with    them,    and    went    to    church    with    them.    In    our    time    of unprecedented    mobility    and    increasingly    busy    lives,    it's    hard    to    make lasting   connections   with   those   who   live   right   outside   our   front   door.   We may   have   hundreds   of   Facebook   "friends"   ,   but   we   often   don't   even   know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This   unique   and   inspiring   study   asks   the   question:   What   is   the   most   loving thing   I   can   do   for   the   people   who   live   on   my   street   or   in   my   apartment building?   Through   compelling   true   stories   of   lives   impacted,   we   will   learn how   to   create   genuine   friendships   with   the   people   who   live   in   closest proximity to us.   Remember   to   bring   your   bag   supper   if   you   so   desire.    The   study   will run   for   about   six   weeks   (or   longer   if   necessary.)   For   more   information, please call Betsy Annese at 336-416-0447. Opportunities for the Week Today, June 11 Immediately following morning worship everyone is invited to Fellowship Hall for a reception welcoming our new pastor and his family to Ardmore. Tuesday, June 13   Women’s Fellowship Circle Meetings 10:00 AM Circle # 3,  meet at the home of JoAnn Goodson,790 Fountain Brook Lane, Lunch   5:30 PM Circle # 5, Stelter Haus   6:30 PM Circle # 4, Dinner at 66 Pizzeria Grill, near Stratford Rd. and Hanes Mall Blvd.   7:30 PM Salem Band Concert “Swinging On A Star” Salem Square, Old Salem, Bring a blanket or lawn chair (Rain date, Wednesday, June 14) Wednesday, June 14 5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer Room 6:00 PM Bring your Bag Supper 6:45 PM Bible Study 7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Thursday, June 15 8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast at Cloverdale Kitchen Second Sunday after Pentecost – Father’s Day  9:00 AM Breakfast in Fellowship Hall honoring our Church fathers and fathers        10:30 AM Morning Worship