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Longswamp United Church of Christ WE ASK GOD TO BE PRESENT IN WORSHIP

200 Clay Road, Mertztown, PA 19539 Unison: Our blessed Savior Jesus Christ instituted the Holy Communion of his
Phone 610-682-6230 Body and Blood, that it might be the abiding memorial of his atoning death, the
E-Mail: longswampucc@windstream.net Web: www.longswampucc.org seal of his perpetual presence in the Church through the Holy Spirit and the
mystical representation of the sacrifice of himself on the cross. Holy God, draw
Rev. Dr. Katherine Brearley, Pastor Ann Mabry Miller, Organist near to us in mystery and power and be present in our worship we pray, Amen.

October 3rd, 2010 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost CALL TO CONFESSION


Pastor: The Lord’s Table can be rightly approached only by those who are of a devout,
10:15 AM WORSHIP & HOLY COMMUNION repentant and believing mind. If you have decided to forsake all sin and follow after
Celebration of Heifer Project Completion Christian holiness, approach with me now to the throne of grace and make your
Neighbors in Need Special Offering humble confession to Almighty God.
(Please turn off cell phones. The symbol + indicates that those who are able should stand. Words in
BOLD are spoken or sung by the whole congregation. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy Communion. Non-alcoholic golden grape juice is available.) Unison: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things,
Judge of all people, we acknowledge and confess our many sins, which we have
MUSICAL PRELUDE committed by thought, word and deed against your Divine Majesty.

WELCOME & PRAYER CONCERNS We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. The
(Please write your concern on a slip of paper and hand to an usher so it can be included in the Pastoral remembrance of them is painful to us. Have mercy on us for the sake of your
Prayer. For privacy reasons first names only will be used. Detailed medical information will not be Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
shared.)
Forgive us all our sins; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please
ORGAN CHIMES you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen. (Silent Reflection)
+OPENING HYMN ……………………………………………………………………… #697
“In Christ there is No East or West” Pastor: Lord, have mercy upon us People: Lord, Have mercy upon us.
Pastor: Christ, have mercy upon us. People: Christ, Have mercy upon us.
+CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: Lord, have mercy upon us People: Lord, Have mercy upon us.
Pastor: Come and praise God for the story of Noah’s ark, a story of salvation for our
own time. ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Pastor)
People: We come to praise God for two camels we have put on the ark, helping Pastor: Since we are set free from sin let us sing praise to God.
families in Tanzania to transport water and earn cash. People: We will always praise God’s holy name.
Pastor: Come and praise God for the two bee hives on the ark, helping families in
Mexico to earn money through the sale of honey and bees wax. +RESPONSE OF PRAISE ……………………………………………………... #805
People: We come to praise God for the two goats we have put on the ark, Glory be the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
helping Polish families to provide milk for their children. beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen, Amen.

Unison: We come together to worship and thank God that our gifts for the ark THE PASSING OF THE PEACE
have joined us to neighbors throughout the world. We look forward to the day Pastor: The Peace of God be with you. People: And also with you.
when we see those neighbors face to face. (Please be seated) Please greet one another with words and/or signs of peace, remembering that not everyone wishes to shake hands.

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CELEBRATION OF HEIFER PROJECT (Children please come forward.) MUSICAL OFFERTORY……………………………………………………The Loft Choir
"We Come As Guests Invited" – Hunnicutt
LITANY OF THANKSGIVING
Leader: The Still Speaking God has been busy in our congregation. +OFFERTORY RESPONSE - ……………………………………………….……. #26 v1
People: Writing a new chapter in story of Noah’s ark. Praise my soul the King of heaven, to his feet your tribute bring; Ransomed
healed , restored , forgiven, ever more his praises sing. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise
Leader: In Noah’s Ark we see God preserving biodiversity. Every species created by the everlasting King!
God has value and its own place in creation.
People: In the Longswamp Ark offering we see that God has called us away from +OFFERTORY PRAYER OF DEDICATION
temptation to greed. God has invited us to share with people in need. Unison: Almighty God accept our gifts, we pray. Remind us that one day it could
Leader: In Noah’s Ark we see one family saved from the destruction of flood waters. be our son or daughter, or our grandchild lying in the gutter like Lazarus,
People: In the Longswamp Ark we see two families from Pakistan, saved from waiting for help. Motivate us to be generous to those who need help. Bless these
historic flood waters and given a pair of water buffalo to help with rice gifts we pray, that they may bless a broken world. Amen
(Please remain standing.)
production.
Leader: Let us praise God for Noah’s Ark and the Longswamp Ark. SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
People: Let us rejoice that God used us to reach out to families engulfed in a +Pastor: Beloved in Christ, the Gospel tells us that on the first day of the week Jesus
flood of difficulties. This is what it means to be God’s beloved people. Christ was raised from death and appeared to Mary Magdalene. One that same day
he sat at the table with two of his disciples, and was made known to them in the
READING FROM LETTERS TO THE EARLY CHURCH
breaking of the bread.
2 Timothy 1:1-14 (Pew Bible page 1853) Paul gives Timothy encouragement.
+People: This is the joyful feast of the people of God. Men and women, youth
and children, come from the east and the west, from the north and the south,
READING FROM THE GOSPEL
and gather about Christ’s table.
Luke 16:19-31 (Pew Bible page 1626) The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.
Pastor: This table is open to all who wish to know the presence of Christ and to share
in the community of God’s people.
MEDITATION: “A World Wide Family”
+THE COMMUNION PRAYER:
HYMN ……………………………………………………………………..………………#783
Pastor: God be with you. People: And with you also.
“Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face”
Pastor: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them to God.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to God
PASTORAL PRAYER
People: It is right to give God thanks and praise.
THE LORD’S PRAYER Unison: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Pastor: It is indeed right and our bounden duty ….
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into
… we worship and adore thy glorious Name, joining in the song of the Cherubim and
temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the Seraphim: (See bulletin page 10)
glory for ever, Amen.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full, are full of the majesty of thy glory;
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord;
INVITATION FOR THE OFFERING
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest! (Please be seated)
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WORDS OF INSTITUTION Welcome to all to join us in worship as this community of God’s People today. Today
CONSECRATION OF BREAD AND WINE we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in observance of World
Communion Sunday. We also encourage the participation of all in our annual all-
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION (Unison)
church offering for “Neighbors In Need”. We welcome any visitors worshiping with us
Christ’s death, O God, we proclaim.
Christ’s resurrection we declare. this day and invite you to join with us in partaking of the Sacrament of Holy
Christ’s coming we await. Communion. If you would like us advise your home church and Pastor of communing
Glory be to you, O God. with us please make sure you include either of those mailing addresses as you sign
the pew pads. All those present and communing are asked to sign the pew pads
BREAKING BREAD & INVITATION TO SUPPER indicating your presence and checking the second column following your name,
(Communion is served to you in the pew. Take the bread and wait until all have received bread. We will
eat together. Take the wine or grape juice. Wait until all have received.) since we use this manner of keeping communion records up to date. . We also
request that any visitors present also sign our Guest Register in the Narthex. If anyone
CHILDREN COME FORWARD TO RECEIVE BREAD is interested in joining our church family, please contact the pastor.
+PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING (Please stand)
The next service of Holy Communion is November 28th, the First Sunday of Advent.
Unison: Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for the great goodness you If you wish to receive Holy Communion before this date, or if you have a family
have shown us by promising to feed us through these holy mysteries of bread member who is unable to come to worship to receive Holy Communion, please speak
and wine, the Body and Blood of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. You have to the pastor.
made us a living part of the mystical Body of your Son, and heirs – through hope
– of your everlasting kingdom. Heavenly Father, assist us with your grace, so we Today’s Altar Flowers and Worship Bulletins are presented to the Glory of God and
may continue in this holy fellowship, and do all such good works as shall please are in memory of Jack; husband, father, & papa by Barbara Weaknecht.
you. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy
Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end, Amen. Attendance - September 26, 2010 - 131
Receipts: General - $1983.00 Maintenance - $269.00 OCPP - $67.00
+COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION (Song of Simeon)
Total Giving by Members - $2319.00
Pastor: Holy One, now let your servant depart in peace; your word has been fulfilled:
my own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared so the whole world Other Receipts - $1250.00 Total - $3569.00
can see it: a light to reveal you to the nations and to be the glory of your people Israel.
Now may the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be amongst you Altar Guild Members for the month of October are Shirley Solt & Beverly Thomas.
and remain with you always. Amen
For parents with children up to and including age five a nursery is available in our
+THREEFOLD AMEN ……………………………………………………….…#820 Danish Christian Education Building.

+PARTING HYMN ………………………….…..………………………………………#484 If you are Hearing impaired please see a Greeter for an individual wireless receiver.
“The Old Rugged Cross”
Our deepest sympathy to Fern & Robert Fritz & Family upon the death of Fern’s uncle,
MUSICAL POSTLUDE: Leroy Bauman on September 23rd. A graveside service with military honors was held
================================================================= on Tuesday, Sept. 28th in Longswamp Union Cemetery.

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Participants in today’s service: Local Food Pantry: Trinity Lutheran Church in Topton continues to maintain a “Food
Greeters: Barbara & Shelly Ludwig Acolyte: MacKenzie Heagy Bank” to which and from which donations and referrals would be directed. Those
Head Usher: Bob Friedly Reader: Tina Cirafesi shelves are now bare and we appeal to all for help with either monetary or an out-
Preparers: Jayne Siegfried & Fran Zettlemoyer pouring of food items as listed below. These donations may be brought to the church
Servers: Beverly & Bill Thomas on Sundays or during regular office hours.
Nursery Hosts: Valerie & Kim Jenkins Special items needed:
Fellowship Hosts: Friendship Discussion Hour Group Canned meats such as tuna, chicken, spam
Scheduled for next week – October 10th at 10:15am: Toothpaste, soap, shampoo
Greeters: Dolly & Jim Isamoyer Acolyte: Julianna Cirafesi Other canned & packaged items such as potatoes, baby foods/formula, pasta
Head Usher: Coralie Eck Reader: Barbara Weaknecht products, specifically macaroni and cheese/noodles, cereals
Nursery Hosts: Nancy Weymouth & Marion Xiques Baking items such as flour, sugar, cake/pancake mixes, canned fruits
Fellowship Hosts: Still Available Contact the church if you have any questions.

Members and Friends Prayer List: [As of Bulletin preparation time] This Week at the Church:
Active Members of Military: PFC Matthew Shade [USA], PFC Michael Xiques [USA] Today: 8:45am - Confirmation Classes; 9:00am - Church School; 10:15am -
Recuperating: Marlene Hamm Worship: World Communion Sunday, Neighbors in Need Special Mission offering,
Special: Beulah Harmony, Marlene Hamm, Ernest Conrad, Jared Toth, Alayna Biltcliff & Heifer Project Dedication; 5:30pm - Bell Choir
[10yr. old daughter of Topton mayor who has Leukemia], Olivia Radcliffe [9yr. old daughter of Monday: 6:30pm – Brownies; 6:30pm - Boy Scouts (cabin)
Drew & Sloane Radcliffe who was recently diagnosed with cancer] Friday: 6:00pm - Shoemaker/Bleiler Wedding rehearsal
Shut-ins: Ida Gehringer, Ruth Hertzog, Ernest Conrad & Corinne Reppert [Lutheran Saturday: 3:00pm - Shoemaker/Bleiler Wedding
Home, Topton], Ruth Romig [Lewisburg] & Webster Heffner [at home]. Next Sunday: 8:45am - Confirmation Classes; 9:00am - Church School; 10:15am -
Worship; 5:30pm - Bell Choir
Please give the Pastor a note on special prayer needs, and remember to notify the
church of any members hospitalized. Use our church codes for any hospital Remember to check the calendar outside the church office for any schedule changes -
admissions - Allentown Hospitals - 451; Reading - 802. but please do not change that calendar without the knowledge of the church staff.

Remember we will be participating in the Crop Walk on October 17th at Fleetwood The October Issue of the Longswamp Beacon was mailed out last week. Make sure
High School. Details are available on a handout in the narthex or if interested, please all members of you household get the opportunity to read it as we enter into a really
see Judy Koller to register. full church program year. Thanks to those who assist the staff in getting this
assembled and mailed. If a member of your family is no longer residing at home,
If you would like to sponsor Altar Flowers and/or Bulletins, please sign up on the contact the church office and we will get that information corrected on our mailing list.
charts in the Narthex.
Please remember to drop off your Redner’s receipts and Radcliffe’s receipts in the
Upper Room Daily Devotional guides are available in the Narthex, incl. large print, marked boxes in the vestibule. This is a very easy way to assist your church.
for $1.
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On Sunday, November 7th we will once again observe All Saints Day, honoring the Your Consistory and Church Officers:
memory of those who have died during the past year. We will also dedicate some gifts William Thomas, President [Elder] Coralie Eck
which have been given to the church as memorials. Those being honored in memory Jennifer Kressley, Vice President Kimberly Jenkins
this year are:
Andrew Thomas, Secretary Timothy Masenheimer
Name: Date of Death:
Arabelle E. “Topsie” Oberdoerster November 22, 2009 Robert Friedly, Treasurer [Elder] Audrey Tucker
Robert R. Piatt, Jr. January 6, 2010
Frances “Mickey” Sicher January 20, 2010 Please note: Our “NEW” Church E-mail address is longswampucc@windstream.net
Earl H. Weller March 8, 2010 Pastor Kathy’s “NEW” E-mail address is longswamppastor@windstream.net
Thomas P. Hilt April 5, 2010
Marjorie “Betty” Mabry April 15, 2010
Max J. Bleiler April 19, 2010
Jocelyn F. Fenstermacher April 25, 2010
Anna E. George June 20, 2010
Carlson R. Kutz July 8, 2010
We ask family members still connected with the church to notify relatives and friends.

Anyone who wishes to bring in a votive candle in memory of a loved one may do so
on November 7th.

Please note: Anyone hosting fellowship or other after church activities, is asked to
please make sure that the church or Christian Ed building is locked, windows are
closed, and lights turned off before leaving. Thank you.

Church Family Notes:


Happy Birthday: Happy Anniversary:
Oct. 4 – James Delong, Carrie Thomas 10/04/1986 Tina & Brian Isamoyer
Oct. 5 – Amanda Howze 10/09/1965 Ramona & Michael Romanik
Oct. 6 – Courtney Moyer 10/10/1953 Norma & Ed Whetstone
Oct. 7 – Shirley Solt, Karen McPherson

Your Church Staff and Information:


Rev. Katherine Brearley. Pastor 610-295-9599
Dawn Strunk, Church Secretary 610 682-0802
Ann Mabry Miller, Organist 610 966-3160
Vern Shade, Bell Choir Director 610 395-0970
Beverly Thomas, Learning Center Director 610 682-9750
Ron Newhard, Sexton 610 966-4298
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