Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH October 15, 2017 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost PRELUDE           WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP  CALL TO WORSHIP        “Reasons to Thank You”         Choplin PREPARING OUR HEARTS The   heavens   declare   the   glory   of   God!   The   skies   proclaim   God’s   handiwork. The   day   pronounces   God’s   glory   without   a   sound,   the   night   expounds   God’s knowledge   without   a   word,   and   yet   their   voice   goes   out   through   all   the   earth. Let us join our voices with the voice of creation  in declaring God’s glory! HYMNS AND PRAISE SONGS “Here I Am To Worship” Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness, Opened my eyes, let me see Beauty that made this heart adore You, Hope of a life spent with You. Chorus: So here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me. King of all days, oh so highly exalted, glorious in heaven above. Humbly You came to the earth You created, All for love’s sake became poor. (Chorus) And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross. And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross. “Offering” The sun cannot compare to the glory of Your love There is no shadow in Your presence No mortal man would dare to stand before Your throne Before the Holy One of heaven It's only by Your blood And it's only through Your mercy Lord, I come. I bring an offering Of worship to my King No one on earth deserves The praises that I sing Jesus, may You receive The honor that You're due O Lord, I bring an offering to You I bring an offering to You I bring an offering Of worship to my King No one on earth deserves The praises that I sing Jesus, may You receive The honor that You're due O Lord, I bring an offering to You O Lord, I bring an offering to You O Lord, I bring an offering to You (Please be seated) “The Lion & The Lamb He’s coming on the clouds King and Kingdoms will bow down. And every chain will break as broken hearts declare His praise, For who can stop the Lord almighty. Chorus:  Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah. He’s roaring with power and fighting our battles and ev’ry knee will bow before Him. Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain for the sin of the world, His blood breaks the chains, and ev’ry knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb. Oh every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb. So open up the gates, make way before the King of Kings. Our God, who Comes to save, is here to set the captive free, For who can stop the Lord Almighty. (Chorus) Who can stop the Lord Almighty Who can stop the Lord Almighty Who can stop the Lord Almighty Who can stop the Lord (Chorus) CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Agnus Dei” Alleluia, Alleluia For the Lord God Almighty reignsAlleluia, Alleluia For the Lord God Almighty reigns Alleluia, Holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb You are Holy, Holy are you Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb     Amen WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY       “If My People Will Pray”    Owens/Bock 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                      “What a Beautiful Name”        arr. Duren THE WORD OF GOD                      Matthew 22:1-14            Philippians 4:1-9 MESSAGE                                     Entitlement                       Chaz Snider HYMN                                  “In Christ Alone” In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, My song; this Cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of Peace, When fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand. In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe! This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save. ‘Till on the cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied. For ev’ry sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live. There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain: Then bursting forth in glorious Day, Up from the grave He rose again! And as He stands in victory Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me, For I am His and He is mine--Bought with the precious blood of Christ. No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the pow’r of Christ in me; From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand; ‘Til He returns or calls me home, here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand. POSTLUDE                       “Raise the Song on High”                        Scott The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of  Michael Burton, by Bob and Jo Burton. Serving Today Elder Greeter: Glenn Mabe                        Trustee Greeter: Matt Eckard         Elder Greeter for October 22 nd :   Joyce Leonard Trustee Greeter for October 22 nd : Joel Mabe Nursery Workers for today: Kaye Brookshire, Lauren Mabe      Nursery Workers for October 22 nd : Tracie Marshall, Grace Jarrett People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Annie   Boyd;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Ann   and Jim Cranford; Cindy Culverhouse; Sharon Dailey, spine; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce Home Bound Members :  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 Our Christian love and sympathy are expressed to Ann Cranford and family in death of James Hill Cranford on October 5 th . Worship Series October 1 – October 29 The Enemies of Gratitude Date Title     Text October 22 Greed Matthew 22:15-22 All Saints Day October 29 Disappointment Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Church Council November 12, After Church Service We   want   to   make   our   Church   Council   Booklet   again   this   year      for   others   to   see   what is   going   on   here   at   Ardmore.   If   you   are   a   leader/teacher   of   a   class   or   organization please   write   a   short   report   and   e-mail   it   ( office@ardmoremoravian.org ),   or   bring   it by the church office, by October 22 nd .  Thank you. RCC OCTOBER NEWS: October 21     Fall Festival at Ardmore October 25     Trunk or Treat at Calvary October 28     Calvary Café hosting a supper, entertainment by Moravian                                  Buns TBA                  A winter breakfast to benefit Anthony’s Plot                       Easter Baskets for Wings On a Dove Poinsettias need to be ordered by November 19 th .  The small ones are $12 this year. Please let Pat Nelson know how many you want, pabnelson@aol.com  or 336.775.1134. WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Samaritan Ministries Christmas Shoebox Project October --- Accessories, hair bows, jewelry, sun glasses, watches Many thanks to everyone for the wonderful job collecting items for our Shoebox project! Our packing party is set for Wednesday, October 25 th . We will join forces after our Wednesday night meal for fellowship and packing boxes. We have ordered 100 boxes from Operation Christmas Child and our goal is to fill each one! We could still use: Crayons/colored pencils (20 items); Small notepads or coloring books (20); Hairbrushes/combs (50 items); Soap (50 bars); Toothbrushes (50); Band aids; T- shirts/tops (currently we have 11 outfits) The age range for the boxes are: 2-4 years; 5-9 years; 10-14 years We are not allowed to send tooth paste, candy or any liquid items. We will use any items that cannot be packed for local agency needs. Please continue to leave items in the box by the office. Blessings! Catherine Williams Opportunities for the Week Today, October 15 1:30 PM Crop Walk 4:00 PM Board of Elders 6:00 PM Board of Trustees Tuesday, October 17  11:30 AM Senior and Friends meet at Cornerstone Café, 380 Heathrow Dr. for lunch Wednesday, October 18 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 Study on the book “The Shack”, led by Jeff Ingram in Church Parlor Handbell Rehearsal 7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Thursday, October 19 8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen Saturday, October 21 4:00 PM Fall Festival, Carnival Games, Food, Bouncy House, Chili Cook Off, Trunk-or-treat Next Sunday, October 22 Twentieth  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          5:30 PM                   Provincial Youth Fall Rally Friedland Moravian Church God’s Word Philippians 4:1-9   1 Therefore,   my   brothers   and   sisters,   whom   I   love   and   long for,   my   joy   and   crown,   stand   firm   in   the   Lord   in   this   way,   my beloved. 2 I   urge   Euodia   and   I   urge   Syntyche   to   be   of   the same   mind   in   the   Lord. 3 Yes,   and   I   ask   you   also,   my   loyal companion,    help    these    women,    for    they    have    struggled beside   me   in   the   work   of   the   gospel,   together   with   Clement and   the   rest   of   my   co-workers,   whose   names   are   in   the book   of   life. 4 Rejoice   in   the   Lord   always;   again   I   will   say, Rejoice. 5 Let   your   gentleness   be   known   to   everyone.   The Lord    is    near. 6 Do    not    worry    about    anything,    but    in everything   by   prayer   and   supplication   with   thanksgiving   let your   requests   be   made   known   to   God.   And   the   peace   of God,    which    surpasses    all    understanding,    will    guard    your hearts   and   your   minds   in   Christ   Jesus. 8 Finally,   beloved, whatever   is   true,   whatever   is   honorable,   whatever   is   just, whatever     is     pure,     whatever     is     pleasing,     whatever     is commendable,    if    there    is    any    excellence    and    if    there    is anything   worthy   of   praise,   think   about   these   things. 9 Keep on   doing   the   things   that   you   have   learned   and   received   and heard   and   seen   in   me,   and   the   God   of   peace   will   be   with you.