New Life Presbyterian Church MINISTRIES SUPPORTED BY NEW LIFE DRESHER Serge Gibraltar Team Partnership Alpha Pregnancy Services Bethany Christian Services Eastern PA Presbytery Church Planting Presbyterian Church in America Whosoever Gospel Mission (Resurrection Offering) ESL (Resurrection Offering) International Justice Mission (Resurrection Offering) Hunting Park Christian Academy (Resurrection Offering) Children’s Jubilee Fund (Resurrection Offering) Medical Ministry Int’l (Resurrection Offering) Kianga Kids (Resurrection Offering) David and Debra Almack, Philadelphia, CLC Int’l Eric and Karen Brauer, Europe, Serge John and Sue Burch, Atlanta, Mission to the World Robert and Lois Carr, Philadelphia, Mission to N. America Tom and Jan Courtney, Europe, Solas Richard and Robyn Crane, Florida, Mission to the World Ellen Dykas, Philadelphia, Harvest USA Jon and Tracy Eide, HMA, Mission to the World Meredith and Sandy Elder, Philadelphia, Serge John and Caroline Findley, Phila. Metro Church Planting Jodee Fortner, Peru, Medical Mission Int’l—Canada Dan and Gini Herron, Spain, Serge Mike and Judy Hollenbach, Easton, Bridge Community Church Andrew and Mary King, Penn State University, Intervarsity Steve and Jessica Lutz, Penn State University, Converge Jeff and Jodie McMullen, Philadelphia, Serge Rose Marie Miller, England, Serge Tom and Lisa Seelinger, North Carolina, MTW David and Eowyn Stoddard, Berlin, Mission to the World In addition, NLD maintains a presence in N. Africa NEW LIFE DIACONATE DEACONS Dave Fischer Rob Radcliff Dave Frearson ** Paul Thress * Brian Gill ** Ed Wright Rich Knudsen Randy Yardumian Scott Lauer DEACONESSES Pam Baird Donna McLaughlin ** Julie Courtney** Janet Snyder * Dyan Fischer Maryanne Soper Patti Kane Kelly Yardumian STAFF Ron Lutz, Pastor Joshua Earman, Assistant Pastor Anthony Gammage, Assistant Pastor Women’s Ministries Annie Notary, Coordinator Children’s Ministries Debbie Leonard, Director Beth Anne Lesshafft, Assistant Presbyterian Church of Dresher Student Ministries Todd Hill, Director Jacob Lee, Assistant May 17, 2015 Crossroads Tim Gorbey, Coordinator Worship Joyce Johnson, Coordinator Outreach Partner Laurel Kehl Office Michael Todd, Treasurer Ward Shope, Church Administrator Carol Rhodes, Secretary Fae Hicks, Secretary Andrew Bors, Communication Specialist Prelude: Shout Hosanna Call to Worship: Psalm 100 He Has Made Me Glad Trading My Sorrows Here Is Love—Grace Takes My Sin Scripture Reading: Psalm 130 NEW LIFE ELDERS STRATEGIC TEAM Dave Almack Jeff Nitz Sam Chez Bill Parr Joe Johnson SHEPHERDING TEAM Don Beebe Jeff McMullen Meredith Elder * Paul MacQueen Keith Humphreys Ward Shope * Don Joos Dave Solt Justin King * Keith Soper Kevin Krasinski ELDERS AT LARGE Jim Baird Jeff Stark Currently on Sabbatical * Currently on Extended Leave ** Church Office: 215-641-1100 Fax: 215-641-1107 New Life Church, 2015 S. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025 www.newlifedresher.org New Life is a local church of the Presbyterian Church in America. Song of Confession I Shall Not Want Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 32:5 Children Dismissed Jesus Paid It All Congregational Prayer Missions Moment: Tim and Kate Gorbey Sermon: “Forgiven and Forgiving“, Ron Lutz , preaching General Offering Grace That Is Greater Than All Our Sin Benediction Please silence your cellular phones during the service. Welcome Welcome! New Life News Announcements Forgiveness is hard. Why? When someone wrongs us we may want them to experience the same pain we feel when hurt by them. To forgive may seem like they are getting away with something. What if you are the one who offends? Then you hope for forgiveness and grace. This morning we continue to focus on what is traditionally called "The Lord's Prayer" which Jesus taught his disciples to pray. In the prayer, the line "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors", teaching us our forgiveness of others is rooted in God's forgiveness of us. If you are visiting today we are glad you are here! Whether you come with questions and curiosity about Christianity or are looking for a church to call home we would like to get to know you. Come by the info desk in the lobby to get more information about New Life, ways to get connected to our community, and to learn more about the many opportunities to grow in your Christian life. Worship Stand for Freedom: In the lobby today, you can learn more about this awareness event and about a petition you can sign to promote the end of modern-day slavery and sexual trafficking. The event is open to all on Friday, May 29 from 4-midnight in the parking lot of our sister church, New Life Glenside. For more information contact Larry Ackley or Todd Hill. Blood Drive. New Life hosts the semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, May 29 from 1:30-7pm. In November we donated 87 pints. One hour, one pint saves 3 lives. See Deb Leonard to make appointment; [email protected] Save the Date! Men’s Retreat, November 13-15. Women’s Prayer Group: The prayer group is cancelled for this Saturday. Men’s Bible Study: We meet each Wednesday from 6-7:15am. Bring your own coffee or other beverage, and study the Word of God with us. We read, discuss, share and pray for each other. Contact Don Joos for more info. Combined Worship/Picnic May 24 at 10am Worship Celebration 8:30 and 11:10am “Forgiven and Forgiving” Matthew 6:9-15 Ron Lutz, preaching Erin Amann, worship Matt Notary, prayer 8:30 service Andrew Colpitts, prayer 11:10 service Nursery Children’s Church at 8:30 and 11:10 Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available throughout the morning. Children's Church is available after the singing portion of worship. Children will be dismissed to their classrooms at the appropriate time. Please escort your child to their classroom, and pick them up promptly after the service. Room 202: Infants-12 months Room 201: 12-24 months Room 208: New Mom’s Room Room 203: 2 and 3 year old Room 204: 4 and 5 year old Room 206: K through 2nd Grade There will be a combined worship service followed by an all-church picnic next Sunday, May 24. As a fund-raiser, the Granada Team will be selling lunches after the service for a donation. General Offering Stats as of May 10, 2015 PREVIOUS WEEK YEAR-TO-DATE Needed: $25,545 $485,355 Received: $28,174 $458,032 New Life News School of discipleship Children’s Ministries School of Discipleship for Children - 10:00-10:55am Kids clubs end of year picnic is today from 4-6pm here at church. Please RSVP to [email protected] if coming so we can plan food. Kids Clubs will be back September 13th! Room 203 Room 205 Room 204 Room 206 Room 302 2 Year Olds 3 Year Olds 4 and 5’s Kindergarten Grade 1 Room 301 Room 305 No Class No Class Room 207 Grades 2 and 3 Grades 4 and 5 Junior High (6-8) Senior High (9-12) Special Needs (11:10) School of Discipleship Hour 10:00-10:55am YOUTH MINISTRY TODAY! No Sunday School or Youth Group. Sunday 5/24 is the deadline for turning in Easton Applications. Applications can be found on the church website. Sharing Our Faith Room 306 The Structure of Society Room 102 Welcome to New Life Class Room 304 Friday, 5/29 The youth will be participating in a Stand for Freedom event at New Life Glenside from 4 p.m. to Midnight. We will be bringing awareness to human trafficking and slavery that exists in our world today. All are welcome to join us! All-Church Nursery Rotation TODAY– Early—Terri Burke, Chuck Smalley, Julia Pearson, Jill DePoy, Stacie Runion Middle—Holly Tuttle, Paul MacQueen, Jaime Standen, Kim King NEXT WEEK– Combined at 10am Donna Stark, Michael Kantor, Carly Johnson Calendar of Events THIS WEEK: Home Groups meet throughout the week Tuesday, 7-10pm Crossroads (Young Adult) Wednesday, 9:15-11am Women’s Bible Study Saturday Women’s Prayer Group—Cancelled NEXT SUNDAY, 10am Combined Worship/Picnic UPCOMING EVENTS May 24: Joshua Earman, preaching Joyce Johnson, worship May 29: Blood Drive May 31: Town Meeting at 10am Late—Trish Confer, Susan Geiger, Mercer Geiger, Tracy Eide, Natalie Eide For a full calendar, visit our website at www.newlifedresher.org Sermon Notes New Life News “Forgiven and Forgiving” Ron Lutz, preaching Matthew 6:9-15 Prayer Focus—Tim and Kate Gorbey May 17, 2015 Tim and Kate Gorbey will be doing a summer internship with Serge in Granada, Spain. Prayer requests before they leave: That God would give us peace during our last week before we go and that we would not be ruled by anxiety. That Kate's final week at her job would be a blessing and that her coworkers would see Christ in her. That God would bring all of the last minute details together for our pet, our finances and our travel. Prayer requests in Spain: That we would get to reconnect with lots of friends in Spain who don't yet know Jesus and have the opportunity to share the gospel with them. That our language learning would go really well - we're nervous! That God would really speak to us about where He is leading us during our time in Spain. Outreach Bethany 5K Run-1K Walk is on Saturday, June 6. Mark your calendar and put on your shoes to help make this a world in which every child has a loving family. The event will take place at Fort Washington State Park. For more information and to register, go to: http://bethanywalkrun.weebly.com/. New Life is a partner with Bethany Christian Services. Prayer of Belief: Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but, through you, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment and offering forgiveness. I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior. Amen.
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