Worship Bulletin

Watchword for the week: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of
wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. Psalm
Band Prelude♪
Call to Worship
Boy Scouts
Presentation of Colors
Page 13
Liturgy of Trust
News of the Church/Ritual of Friendship/Boy Scout Recognition
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Prayer
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
No. 587
Isaiah 40:1-5; Matthew 3:1-3; 11-12; John 14:1-6
Open My Eyes that I May See
No. 452
Sermon “Being Prepared: Setting the Stage for Things to Come”
A Charge to Keep I Have
No. 391
♪ Please prepare in quiet reflection during the prelude. We request all cell
phones be turned off and no flash photography during the Worship service.
** Children’s Worship age 4 years to 1st. All children are welcome to leave
with their leaders. Visitors please escort your children to the front of the
Sanctuary and introduce yourselves; pick-up for Children’s Worship downstairs
in the Godly-Play room, #109 following the service.
The flowers today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Kelly A.
Chadwick, by Donna Chadwick
Flower Calendar - The flower calendar for 2015 is on the bulletin
board near the church office. Sign up now to place flowers in the
church. Contact Marcia Hansley if you have questions.
Isaiah 40:1-5 40Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak
tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that
her penalty is paid, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double
for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way
of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our
God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be
made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places
a plain. 5 Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people
shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.’
Matthew 3:1-3; 11-12 3In those days John the Baptist appeared in the
wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven
has come near.’3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke
when he said, ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” 11 ‘I baptize
you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is
coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize
you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing-fork is in his hand,
and he will clear his threshing-floor and will gather his wheat into the
granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’
John 14:1-6 14‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God,
believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwellingplaces. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a
place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come
again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may
be also. 4And you know the way to the place where I am
going.’ 5Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are
going. How can we know the way?’ 6Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way,
and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through
Our Church Family at Home: (Names removed on a monthly basis
unless otherwise informed), Bill Blair, Bob Bodenhamer, Donna
Chadwick, Grover Chaney, Jack Elder, Lib Greene, Jarvis Hauser, Joe
Hege, Ron Ledwith, Nell Rogers, Mary Shutt
Our Church Family: Carolyn Barber (Oak Forest), Sarah Bricker (Elms
at Tanglewood), Ruby Byrd (Golden Living –Greensboro), Kathleen Coble
(Brookstone Terrace), Margaret Cooke (Trinity Glen), Lorene Crater
(Bermuda Village), Mildred Furches (Homestead Hills), Clarence Gabard
(Salemtowne), Lib Greene (Homestead Hills), Betty Holcomb (Homestead
Hills), Sue Hughes (Homestead Hills), Carolyn Robinson (Brian Center),
Mary Steinkopff (Homestead Hills), June Smith (Salemtowne), Delphine
Thompson (Homestead Hills)
Our Family and Friends: (Names removed on a monthly basis unless
otherwise informed), Rick Anderson (father of Andy Anderson); Roger
Basto (brother of Jennifer Merritt), T. D. Brann (father of Sandy Jones),
Joshua Dull (grandson of Erline Wright), Ray Dull (brother of Betsy
Reagan), Deanna Foley (friend of Carolyn Mock), Annie Michelle Goss
(awaiting kidney transplant – Sherri Holloway), Marvin Hansley, Jr., Faye
Logan (mother of Nick and Jeff Chrysson), Alan Southard (friend of Ben
Hoover), Faith Pardue (mother of Jan Johnson), David R. Smith (battling
cancer – friend of Sherri Holloway), Faye Tilley (sister-in-law of Grace
Shutt), Jean Tippett (Patricia Vaughan), Sofie, Cindy, Juan, Madison
Zuluaga (friends of Kristin Jones & Emma Eggers)
With Sympathy
 The family of Aline Page who passed away January 25. Ms.
Page was the sister of Grace Shutt.
The family of Christopher Longworth who passed away
January 27. Mr. Longworth was the youngest brother of
Donna Chadwick.
The family of Barbara Benson who passed away. Mrs. Benson
was the mother of Sharron Shaw.
Christian Flag Pledge I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to
the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands; one brotherhood, uniting all
mankind in service and in love.
Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United
States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation
under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Sunday, February 1
Boy Scout Sunday
9:00 AM Worship
10:05 AM Sunday School
11:10 AM Worship
4:30 PM Youth Choir
5:15 PM K/5th Choir
Monday, February 2
7:00 PM Band/Sanctuary
7:00 PM Scouts
7:30 PM Beracah Choir
Tuesday, February 3
1:30 PM Staff meeting
5:30 PM Aerobics
7:00 PM Elders
Wednesday, February 4
11:30 AM Open Door Lunch
5:00 PM Handbell practice
7:00 PM Chancel Choir
Thursday, February 5
7:00 PM Trustees
Friday, February 6
7:00 AM Men’s Breakfast
Sunday, February 8
9:00 AM Worship
10:05 AM Sunday School
11:10 AM Worship
4:00 PM New Philly Kids
4:30 PM Youth Choir
5:00 PM Mission Committee
5:30 PM K/5th Choir
5:30 PM M/S Youth Fellowship
Open Door Lunch Rev. John Rights will bring a devotional message
at the February Open Door Lunch. Plan to join us on Wednesday,
February 4 at 11:30AM for a tasty meal of Roast Pork Loin catered by
K&W and then a time of devotion with John; music by Brad Bennett.
The Open Door Devotional Lunch ministry is supported solely through
your generous contributions. Net proceeds at the end of the year will be
donated to local charities.
Men’s Breakfast Simply faith, food & fellowship Friday, February 6 @
7AM Our guest speaker: David Guthrie, President Provincial Elders’
Conference, Southern Province
Funtastics Plan to attend Funtastics’ first 2015 event on February 19th
when our speaker will be well known local historian, Fam Brownlee.
Coffee will be served at 10AM followed by our program at 10:30AM.
A delicious lunch prepared by Circle 8. Please RSVP to the church
office by February 16. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
New Philadelphia Preschool will open registration for the 2015-2016
school year on Tuesday, February 17 for current families and church
members. It opens to the community on Monday, February 23.We are
also excited to announce the dates of our upcoming Summer Fun for
children age 1 – 5. Mark your calendars: June 8-12; June 15-19; June 2226; July 6-10; July 13-17. Please contact Nann for more information or
visit: www.newphillypreschool.org
General Fund
Capital Improvements
Be on your guard; stand
Charity Manous
firm in the faith; be
courageous; be strong. Do Memorials
everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Simmons-Dula LR Fund
Open Door
**There are 300+ boxes of offering envelopes (in the Conference Room
across from the church office) waiting to be picked up – please be sure to get
yours and help out a neighbor and deliver theirs to them too. Thank
you **
Our Nursery Worker – Jennifer (volunteers welcomed)
Today February 1
Sunday School Superintendent ......................................... Tony Ebert
Children’s Church................................................. 9AM Sandra Gray
............................................................. 11:10AM Volunteer Needed
Sound Technicians ................................................. 9AM Mike Crotts
........................................................................ 11:10AM Sam Farrar
Greeters .................................................... Tara Pitts and Jerry Taylor
Next Sunday, February 8
Sunday School Superintendent ........................................Becky Ward
Children’s Church.......................... 9AM Sandra Gray, Jessica Beaver
................................................................... 11:10AM Jessica Beaver
Sound Technicians ................................................. 9AM Mike Crotts
...................................................................11:10AM Brad Underdal
Greeters .......................................... Nancy Renn and David Stanfield
2’s & 3’s
1st & 2nd
Room 211
3rd & 4th
Room 214
Room 108
Room 111
Room 118 Storytelling Room
Room 303
Room 302
Youth Building/Upper
Youth Building/Upper
*Nurseries for Worship: Nurseries are offered during both services of Worship:
Infants through 24 months in Room 211 and 2 years through 3 years of age in
Room 210
Student of the Month Our 5th Grade Sunday School Class would
like to highlight their student of the month for January 2015: Mallory
Pitts. Student of the Month is a way for each student to be honored for
their faith journey and this student then shares a lesson with their
classmates on one Sunday of that month.
Parent’s Night Out The NPMC Preschool will offer a Parent’s Night
Out on Saturday, February 7 from 5PM – 8PM. Parents of children 1
year old through 5th grade are invited to participate in an evening out
while we play your children! $20 per child; $35 for two; $45 for three ~
price includes pizza, snack, and lots of fun activities. Please RSVP by
Thursday, February 5 to 336-768-4844
February 1, 2015
New Philadelphia Moravian Church
Mission Moment in February On Sunday, February 8 during the
Mission Moment we will highlight the ministry of our Sew-A-Dress
project. If you know of a young girl who may be interested in
modeling the dresses that morning, please contact Jane Wynne or
Cathy Ebert.
Short Term Study – Sunday School Balancing Faith & Christianity
in Today’s World: A Short-Term Study Sunday Mornings - February 8,
15, 22, & March 1, 8, 15 10:05am in the Parlor Bob MacReynolds & Shannon
Koontz, Facilitators.
 Class 1: ‘Business and Survival vs. The Sunday Christian’.
How does the current economic climate, opportunities,
pressures, and norms affect our thoughts and behaviors as
Christian people. Do you look at your own actions and
decision-making differently at the office than you do at home
and church? Does the Bible have any insight into what is
acceptable and unacceptable in today’s economic climate?
 Class 2: ‘My Time vs. My Duty’. How do you balance your
“duty” as a Christian with the amount of time you have
available outside of family, work, etc.? What is enough, what
is too much, where is the line between the concept of ‘I need to
get done’ and ‘God expects me to give of myself’?
 Class 3: ‘Christians and the Global Religious Landscape’.
We all know there are many religions in the world. How is
Christianity faring in today’s world? What other religions are
gaining favor and members, what geographic trends are
prevalent in our local area and the world? Does this have any
influence on our day-to-day lives or the future of our church?
Class size is limited, so if interested please send an email to
Our New Philly Kids (children Kindergarten through 5th grade) are
invited to come out and bring a friend on February 8 from 4-5:30PM in
our Fellowship Hall for the New Philly Olympics. This session will be
filled with lots of fun and active games. We need 4-5 adult volunteers
to help facilitate this celebration of team cooperation! Please let Pastor
Christy, Andi Williams, Tara Pitts or Ryan Beaver know if you can
4440 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104
Worth Green, Senior Pastor
Join us for Worship:
9 AM Worship
10:05 AM Sunday-School
11:10 AM Worship
Nurseries for all Services
Moravian Motto:
In Essentials, Unity;
In Non-Essentials, Liberty;
In All Things, Love
Our Mission Statement:
New Philadelphia seeks to be a caring congregation,
worshiping God, and encouraging one another to seek a closer
relationship with Jesus Christ, as we follow the lead
of the Holy Spirit in Service and in Mission.
Ritual of Friendship
February 1, 2015
11:10 a.m.
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Prayer
News of the Church
Refiner’s Fire
Isaiah 40:1-5; Matthew 3:1-3; 11-12; John 14:1-6
Open My Eyes that I May See
“Being Prepared: Setting the Stage for Things to Come”
A Charge to Keep I Have
No. 452
No. 391
** Children’s Worship age 4 years to 1st. All children are welcome to
leave with their leaders. Visitors please escort your children to the front of
the Sanctuary and introduce yourselves; pick-up for Children’s Worship
downstairs in the Godly-Play room, #109 following the service.
Liturgy: (Standing)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
Praise the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights!
Praise him all his angels; praise him all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and
they were created. By his word they came into being.
He established them forever and ever. He fixed their
bounds, which cannot be passed.
Praise the Lord, Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes
and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and women alike, old and young together!
Let everything and everyone praise the name of the Lord, for
his name alone is exalted;
His glory alone is above earth and heaven. Amen.
I see the Lord seated on the throne, exalted,
And the train of his robe fills the temple with glory
And the whole earth is filled,
And the whole earth is filled,
And the whole earth is filled with his glory
by our words and deeds.
Holy, holy, holy, holy,
Holy is the Lord.
Holy, holy, holy, holy,
Holy is the Lord of lords.
that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand, not
only what you do on our behalf,
©1993 Maranatha Praise, Inc. CCLI #2830492
Gracious God, open our hearts to your power moving around
us and among us and within us,
until your glory is revealed in our love of both friend and
in communities transformed by justice and compassion,
Receive these prayers, O God,
and transform us through them,
but what you call us to do as your disciples.
By our Lord’s birth we are reborn,
In his suffering we are freed from sin.
By his rising from the dead,
We rise to everlasting life.
Holy and gracious God, our Creator,
and in the healing of all that is broken.
Give us strength and joy in serving you as followers of
Holy God, you have called us to follow in the way of your
risen Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.
and to care for those who are our companions,
not only with words of comfort, but with acts of love.
O Lord, hear our prayer.
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You
Guide us in the path of discipleship, so that, as you have
blessed us,
we may be a blessing for others,
bringing the promise of your kingdom near,
O Lord our Lord
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
O Lord our Lord
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
O Lord, we praise Your name
O Lord, we magnify Your name
Prince of Peace, Mighty God
O Lord God Almighty!
©1981 Meadowgreen Music Company CCLI #2830492