Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH August 13, 2017 The Festival of August 13, 1727 PRELUDE                                   “Good, Good Father”   WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP  CALL TO WORSHIP                “I Will Rejoice”                             Harlan PREPARING OUR HEARTS  Let   me   hear   what   God   the   Lord    will   speak,   for   he   will   speak   peace   to   his   people,    t o   his faithful,   to   those   who   turn   to   him   in   their   hearts. 9 Surely   his   salvation   is   at   hand   for   those who   fear   him,   that   his   glory   may   dwell   in   our   land. 10 Steadfast   love   and   faithfulness   will meet;   righteousness   and   peace   will   kiss   each   other. 11 Faithfulness   will   spring   up   from   the ground,    and   righteousness   will   look   down   from   the   sky. 12   The   Lord    will   give   what   is   good,   and our   land   will   yield   its   increase. 13 Righteousness   will   go   before   him,   and   will   make   a   path   for his steps.                               Psalm 85:8-13 HYMNS AND PRAISE SONGS “Come, Now Is The Time To Worship” Come, now is the time to worship. Come, now is the time to give your heart. Come, just as you are to worship.  Come, just as you are before your God. Come. One day all the earth will confess you are God. One day ev’ry nation will bow. Still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly serve you now. One day ev’ry tongue will confess you are God. One day ev’ry knee will bow. Still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly know you now. Come, now is the time to give your heart. Come, just as you are to worship. Come, just as you are before your God. Come. Come. Come. Come. “Good, Good Father”   I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like But I've heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night And you tell me that you're pleased And that I'm never alone Chorus: You're a good, good Father It's who you are, it's who you are, it's who you are And I'm loved by you It's who I am, it's who I am, it's who I am I've seen many searching for answers far and wide But I know we're all searching For answers only you provide 'Cause you know just what we need Before we say a word    (Chorus) (Please be seated) “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place” My faith has found a resting place, From guilt my soul is freed; I trust the everliving One, His wounds for me shall plead. Chorus: I need no other argument, I need no other plea, It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me. Enough for me that Jesus saves, This ends my fear and doubt; A sinful soul I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out. (Chorus) My heart is leaning on the Word, The written Word of God: Salvation by my Savior’s name, Salvation through His blood. (Chorus) CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and to take Him at His Word, Just to rest upon His promise, just to know: “Thus saith the Lord.”   Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er; Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! Oh, for grace to trust Him more! WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY           “Let Us Break Bread Together”              Hayes    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                               “How Beautiful”                        arr. Larson THE WORD OF GOD       Romans 10:5-15 MESSAGE                           The End of the Law                    Chaz Snider HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE:  In Celebration of the Holy Spirit                                                                                           Page 222 MBW POSTLUDE                      “ Behold the King!”                             L. Smith The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God, and in honor of  JoAnn Goodson’s  birthday, and anniversary, by Clive Goodson. Serving Today Elder Greeter: Alan McFadden              Trustee Greeter: Bill Gannaway Elder Greeter for August 20 th : Charlie Paschall       Trustee Greeter for August 20 th : Matt Eckard Nursery Workers for today: Diane Gannaway, Kristen Mabe        Nursery Workers for August 20 th : Kaye Brookshire; Lauren Mabe People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Annie   Boyd;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Jim   Cranford; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce   Members at home: Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:    Brian   Bodenheimer,   tests,   Betty   Vaugn’s   grandson;   Emily   Burge;   Stafford   Givens, newborn   son   of   Anna   Austin   Givens;   Joann   Burge   Long,   Ken   Burge’s   sister;   Jeannie   Randall, breast   cancer,   Sharon   Dailey’s   sister;   Marolyn   Schauss   cancer;      Revelle   Washburn,   friend   of Beth Mabe; Damon Wear, cancer; Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son. Contemporary Sunday August 20 th ! Mark    your    calendars    for    Contemporary    Sunday    that    will    be    held    on    August    20 th     in    the Fellowship   Hall.   Come   enjoy   special   music   and   we   will   be   welcoming   a   missionary   team   from Sierra   Leon,    Mohamed   and   Sofie    Braima    sharing   with   us   about   the   ministries   of   Sierra Leone.   There   are   new   churches,   and   a   new   radio   station   built   by   this   ministry   that   will   soon be    broadcasting    Christian    messages    and    music.        Come    early    and    enjoy    refreshments featuring Ardmore Moravian’s Coffee Bar and don’t forget to bring a friend! Looking    ahead —CROP    walk    will    take    place    Sunday,    October    15 th     at    2:30    PM,    the registration   starts   at   1:30   PM   beginning   at   Corpening   Plaza.   We   would   like   to   have   someone from   Ardmore      to   serve   as   a   Team   Captain   and   group   of   us   go.   Last   year   the   event   raised $22,356.87.    The    benefits    go    to    three    organizations,    Sunnyside    Ministry,    Crisis    Control Ministry   and   Church   World   Service,   the   Moravian   are   involved   with   all   three.   Let   Chaz   know if you can go! REMINDER: Samaritan Ministries Christmas  Shoebox Project Samaritan Ministries suggestions for the month of August -- school supplies pen, pencils, paper These are just a few suggestions. The collection bin is located outside of church office. Worship Series July 23 - September 10, 2017 Good News for Tough Times Date Title   Text August 20 God is in Control   Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 August 27   Matthew 18:15-20 September 3 The Math of Forgiveness  Matthew 18:21-35 September 10 A Fair Wage   Matthew 20:1-16 Provincial Women’s Board Fall Celebration September 9, 2017 – 9 AM Coffee 9:30 AM Program Bethania Moravian Church, 5545 Main St. Bethania NC The   Rev.   Kelly   Moore   will   be   reviewing   the   Bible   Study   book   for   this   fall   “Bible   Basics- Genesis”   written   by    Sister   Nancy    Chandler    of   Hope   Moravian   Church   in   Indiana.      The   nine sessions   in   this   book   will   challenge   you   with   the   study   of   Creation,   The   Fall   of   Adam   and   Eve, The   Flood/Noah,   the   Tower   of   Babel,   Abraham,   Isaac,   Jacob   and   Joseph.   Chapters   1-45   of Genesis are the targeted chapters. Lunch will be served at noon each lunch is $10.00. You may attend the workshop and not purchase lunch. Contact the PWB to make reservations 336.722-4911 or Unity   Women’s   Desk    invite   you   to   join   them   on   August   22 nd    at   Fries   Memorial   Church,   6 PM    for    a    potluck    supper    (bring    a    dish    to    share)    Doors    are    opening    from    A(Albania)    to Z(Zanzibar.)   Brother   Jorgen   Boytler,   Unity   Board   Administrator   will   be   there   to   share   with   us. You   will   have   a   chance   to   ask   him   questions,   and   to   rejoice   together   over   what   our   Lord   is directing   us   to   do   and   where   to   go.   Be   the   first   to   hear   about   brand   new   mission   work   in   a brand new country! Wish List The Kids and Youth classes have come up with a wish list. If you would like to help with some of the items, please look over the list and bring them to the church office. Or if you would like to donate money to help with a purchase you may send it to the office marked for Kids and Youth Supplies. Shopping cart (toy) Bins (plastic storage) TV with DVD (flat screen) Pots/Pans Glue sticks Crayons Construction paper Craft supplies Wipes Clorox wipes Playground box New Books Yard Sale When: September 9 th  -- 8:00-11:00 Where: Church Parking Lot, Academy Street side Why: Raise $$ for Children’s Ministry What we need: donations of all kinds. Please drop off at the parsonage, Chaz’s office or to Michaleh on Sunday mornings. No items will be returned. Volunteers: 2-3 people to come Thursday ahead of time and price items 2-3 people to come early and set up 5-6 volunteers to “man the sale” 2-3 people to clean up and help haul all remaining items to the rescue mission Please contact Michaleh with any questions! Opportunities for the Week Wednesday, August 16 5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer Room 6:00 PM Bag Supper 6:30 PM Bible Study “The Art of Neighboring”, Betsy Annese, leading Thursday, August 17 8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen Next Sunday, August 20 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost         9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room 9:30 AM Sunday School       10:30 AM Contemporary Morning Worship Service Mohamed and Sofie Raima missionaries from Sierra Leon will share a mission moment with us. 4:00 PM Board of Elders Meeting 6:00 PM Board of Trustees Meeting God’s Word Romans 10:5-15 5 Moses   writes   concerning   the   righteousness   that   comes   from   the   law,   that   “the   person   who does   these   things   will   live   by   them.” 6 But   the   righteousness   that   comes   from   faith   says,   “Do not   say   in   your   heart,   ‘Who   will   ascend   into   heaven?’”   (that   is,   to   bring   Christ   down) 7 “or ‘Who   will   descend   into   the   abyss?’”   (that   is,   to   bring   Christ   up   from   the   dead). 8 But   what does it say? “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that   is,   the   word   of   faith   that   we   proclaim); 9 because   if   you   confess   with   your   lips   that   Jesus is   Lord   and   believe   in   your   heart   that   God   raised   him   from   the   dead,   you   will   be   saved. 10 For one   believes   with   the   heart   and   so   is   justified,   and   one   confesses   with   the   mouth   and   so   is saved. 11 The   scripture   says,   “No   one   who   believes   in   him   will   be   put   to   shame.” 12 For   there is   no   distinction   between   Jew   and   Greek;   the   same   Lord   is   Lord   of   all   and   is   generous   to   all who call on him. 13 For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 14 But   how   are   they   to   call   on   one   in   whom   they   have   not   believed?   And   how   are   they   to believe   in   one   of   whom   they   have   never   heard?   And   how   are   they   to   hear   without   someone   to proclaim   him? 15 And   how   are   they   to   proclaim   him   unless   they   are   sent?   As   it   is   written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
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