Ardmore Moravian Church
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH September 17, 2017 Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost PRELUDE                           “Chromatic Fugue”                         Pachelbel WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP  CALL TO WORSHIP             “Glory To God Almighty”           Althouse MORNING LITURGY CHRISTIAN UNITY    P. 10-11 MBW HYMNS AND PRAISE SONGS “Grace Like A Wave” Bridge: There's healing in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me Forgiveness in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me Salvation in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me Verse 1: You have brought me to the water Where my past can be swept away In the current of your mercy And I know I’ll never be the same There's no limit to your promise Jesus you have done it all for me Jesus you have done it all for me Chorus Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over Verse 2 I will jump into the water Where my soul can be satisfied And your love is overflowing From within me and it won't run dry There's no limit to your promise Jesus you have done it all for me Jesus you have done it all for me Chorus Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over (2 X's) Bridge: There's healing in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me , wash over me Forgiveness in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me Salvation in the water With a love that flows so deep Wash over me, wash over me Chorus Grace comes like a wave Crashing over me Grace comes like a wave Crashing over and over and over (Please be seated) “How Deep The Father’s Love for Us” How deep the Father's love for us, How vast beyond all measure, That He would give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss; The Father turns His face away, As wounds which mar the chosen One bring many sons to glory. Behold the Man upon a cross, My sin upon His shoulders; Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers. It was God’s plan that held Him there Until it was accomplished; His dying breath has brought me life I know that it is finished. I will not boast in anything, No gifts, no powr's, no wisdom; But I will boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection. Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer. But this I know with all my heart; His wounds have paid my ransom. Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer. But this I know with all my heart; His wounds have paid my ransom. CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Think About His Love”    Think about His love, think about His goodness, Think about His grace that brought us through. For as high as the heav-ens above, So great is the measure of our Father’s love. Great is the measure of our Father’s love. WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY           “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”            Hayes 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                            “Calvary’s Love”                            arr. Hayes THE WORD OF GOD                               Romans 14:1-12                        Matthew 18:21-35 MESSAGE                 The Math of Forgiveness                       Chaz Snider HYMN                 “And Can It Be That I Should Gain” And can it be that I should gain an int’rest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me? Refrain:   Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me! He left His Father’s throne above, So free, so infinite His Grace. Emptied Himself of all but love, and  bled  for Adam’s  helpless race. ‘Tis mercy all, immense and free, for, O my God, it found out me.                                                                              (Refrain) Long my imprisoned spirit lay fast bound in sin and nature’s night; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light. My chains fell off; my heart was free. I rose, went forth and followed Thee.                                                                              (Refrain) No condemnation now I dread, Jesus, and all in Him is mine! Alive in Him, my living Head, and clothed in righteousness divine; Bold I approach th'e eternal throne, And claim the crown, through Christ my own.      (Refrain) POSTLUDE                  “All Glory, Laud and Honor”                     Smith        The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God, and in memory of Eva Jean Crouse Caudle by her brothers and sisters. Serving Today   Elder Greeter:  Janice Irwin                   Trustee Greeter: Michael Gwyn         Elder Greeter for September 24 th:  Nancy Crouse Trustee Greeter for September 24 th : Jim Brookshire Nursery Workers for today: Kaye Brookshire, Daniel Jarrett       Nursery Workers for September 14 th : Tracie Marshall, Daniel Irwin People for Whom We are Praying Members:     Marie    Adams;    Annie    Boyd;    Amanda    Bowles;    Frances    Collins;    Jim Cranford; Cindy Culverhouse; Sharon Dailey, spine; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce Members at home: Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:    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;   Rosemary   Stewart,   recovering;   Revelle   Washburn,   friend   of Beth Mabe; Damon Wear, cancer; Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son. Alice Pierce , has been moved to Salemtowne Rm 8150 Samaritan Ministries Christmas Shoebox Project Samaritan Ministries suggestions for the months of : September ~~  Games and puzzles These are just a few suggestions. The collection bin is located outside of church office. Worship Series September 17, 2017 – September 24, 2017 Good News for Tough Times Date Title    Text September 24 A Fair Wage   Matthew 20:1-16 Open House Moravian Music Foundation Archie K. Davis Center 457 S. Church St. 12-5 PM All   are   invited   this   afternoon   to   the   open   house,   there   will   be   special   displays   of archival    manuscripts    and    a    research    catalog    demon-stration.    Live    music throughout   the   afternoon   by   the   Salem   Trombone   Choir,   Glenn   Siebert,   tenor and Susan K. Foster piano, and a string trio. Free and open to the public. Opportunities for the Week Today, September 17   4:00 PM Board of Elders   6:00 PM Board of Trustees Tuesday, September 19 11:30 AM Seniors and Friends Lunch at Goody’s 599 Bethesda Rd. Wednesday, September 20   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer Room   6:00 PM Oasis Family Supper   6:30 PM Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew, led by Chaz Snider Handbell Rehearsal   7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Thursday, September 21   8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen Next Sunday, September 24 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost             9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room            9:15 AM Joyful Voices Rehearsal, 3 rd  floor  9:30 AM Sunday School          10:30 AM Morning Worship Service God’s Word Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then   Peter   came   and   said   to   him,   “Lord,   if   another   member   of the   church   sins   against   me,   how   often   should   I   forgive?   As   many as   seven   times?” 22 Jesus   said   to   him,   “Not   seven   times,   but,   I   tell you,    seventy-seven    times. 23 “For    this    reason    the    kingdom    of heaven   may   be   compared   to   a   king   who   wished   to   settle   accounts with   his   slaves. 24 When   he   began   the   reckoning,   one   who   owed him   ten   thousand   talents   was   brought   to   him; 25 and,   as   he   could not   pay,   his   lord   ordered   him   to   be   sold,   together   with   his   wife and   children   and   all   his   possessions,   and   payment   to   be   made. 26 So   the   slave   fell   on   his   knees   before   him,   saying,   ‘Have   patience with   me,   and   I   will   pay   you   everything.’ 27 And   out   of   pity   for   him, the   lord   of   that   slave   released   him   and   forgave   him   the   debt. 28 But   that   same   slave,   as   he   went   out,   came   upon   one   of   his   fellow slaves   who   owed   him   a   hundred   denarii;   and   seizing   him   by   the throat,   he   said,   ‘Pay   what   you   owe.’ 29 Then   his   fellow   slave   fell down   and   pleaded   with   him,   ‘Have   patience   with   me,   and   I   will pay   you.’ 30 But   he   refused;   then   he   went   and   threw   him   into prison   until   he   would   pay   the   debt. 31 When   his   fellow   slaves   saw what   had   happened,   they   were   greatly   distressed,   and   they   went and   reported   to   their   lord   all   that   had   taken   place. 32 Then   his   lord summoned   him   and   said   to   him,   ‘You   wicked   slave!   I   forgave   you all   that   debt   because   you   pleaded   with   me. 33 Should   you   not   have had   mercy   on   your   fellow   slave,   as   I   had   mercy   on   you?’ 34 And   in anger   his   lord   handed   him   over   to   be   tortured   until   he   would   pay his   entire   debt. 35 So   my   heavenly   Father   will   also   do   to   every   one of   you,   if   you   do   not   forgive   your   brother   or   sister   from   your heart.”
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