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WESLEY PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS APRIL 29, 2018 Welcome to…

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation

APRIL 22nd
Ray & Lin Robey Prayers for those healing. Prayers for those grieving & dealing with loss of a loved one. Continued prayers
for grandson Derek. Christine Bainbridge for moms, for healing relationships, for grace in times of difficulty, for Ricky Bell’s
parents dealing with health issues Mary Long Strength for my brother undergoing PT to learn to walk on 2 prosthetic legs.
We’re glad you’re here!
Frank Madura God’s healing for Dennis, Chuck & Mary – all with cancer. God’s wisdom as my mother’s caregiver & my job Connect with us:
search. Comfort for those who lost loved ones. Louis Williams Speedy recovery for bowling friend Ed, in hospital with heart 2540 Center St.
problems. Bethlehem PA 18017
info@wesleychurch.com
APRIL 15TH Laurie Bilheimer & Scott Stackhouse ask for son to make the right decisions; Joy that my son is safe; prayers for Office: 610-865-5715
healing for a patient who has cancer; for Andrew’s health; for couple who lost adult son due to health complications. Fax: 610-865-7909
Chris Foster For Natasha, Josh & baby; health and safety during this home stretch. For all refugees, safety & survival and for
protection and comfort to the Syrian citizens. Cindy Ivins asks for strength and healing for Harry Pursell dealing with
increasing kidney problems. Sandy & Andy Kereczman pray for good health for the two of them. Sue Kiefner for continued
prayers for my father-in-law in memory care unit. Christian Lockhart for prayers for Aunt Gloria with ongoing medical issue
which now includes decreased kidney function. Wayne & Lisa Muffley ask for prayers for AJ – has abnormal bilirubin and is Wesleychurchbethlehem
being sent to a specialist; prayers that the cause is benign and can be fixed. Sherri Navatier for my brother Steve to get a
good job & his life & heart turn in positive direction. Kasey Renowden for safe travels and for a healthy fortnight in Florida
and return journey home. For Mary, Debbie, Jamie, & Francis with cancer. Janet & Debbie with R.A. Dick & Brenda with @wesley_church
stage 4 cancers. Karen Schaefer asks continued prayers for Andrew and Mary; they continue to be challenged by
addictions. Prayers for Sandy & her son/daughter-in-law on the very early birth of grandson & son. He has been moved to Online at:
a higher level of intensive care.
www.wesleychurch.com

JOYS AND PRAISES: Laurie Bilheimer & Scott Stackhouse Joy that my son is safe and prayers for his healing. Jeff Krause’ What’s up in worship? Wesley Church Staff
surgery for removal of cancer, Reggie Young the surgery was successful, all the cancer removed. Frank Madura shares Today: Returning to an issue our church identified at the beginning of last year, love is
praise to God for the caregivers Group & the Thursday Men’s Group. Praise God for my being saved. Praise for Gabby the number one identified value at Wesley. Yet it must have some parameters. How do Pastor Andy Krpata – Ext 13
recovering from kidney disease. Ricky Sterner returning home this Thursday after long journey through double lung we define love in the sense of being in (non-romantic) relationship with one another? pastorandykrpata@gmail.com
transplant
One thing is for sure: There is no love for God if there is no love for brother and sister. Minister of Discipleship
Join us as we consider: “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Bob Keiderling – Ext 11
bobk@wesleychurch.com
Next Week: This kind of love based in following God’s commandments (and loving one Office Manager and
PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY TO: Horwath, Kuder & Barron families on passing of Louis.
another) leads to the ability to conquer the world! Loving one another, then, is the Director of Children’s Education
Ray & Lin Robey on the passing of Ashley. primary sign of faith in Christ which results in victory. What does this mean?
Susan L. Matacavage - Ext 12
Come and find out!
susan@wesleychurch.com
CONTINUED HEALING /PRAYER CONCERNS: Tom Keel prayers/rehab from foot surgery. Meg Ksenzakovic for Keith’s Mom. Minister to Youth Brian Graybeal
Today’s Community Connections:
Walt & Carolyn Migliori for Walt’s dad, Martin, amputation recovery. Shirley Brandon’s back. Kelly Hines’ father with • The “We Got Your Back” Backpack Ministry would like to thank all who attended wesleyyouthleader@gmail.com
Parkinson’s disease. Andy Kereczman cancer. Rebecca Flores for post treatment care. Ricky Sterner, lung transplant & and took part in the spaghetti dinner and auction yesterday. Your support of Circle of Friends Preschool Director
heart surgery. Melissa Day for post- treatment care. Betty Holt, Mesothelioma. Peter Marmaras’ mother, Kate. Wesley’s most notable outreach means a whole lot – especially to the children! Tracy Leszcynski - Ext 14
Chuck & Wendy Stehly for Jeff, brain cancer; Ivelisse with breast cancer. • If you are interested in providing fresh flowers for worship, please sign up at the tracy@wesleychurch.com
Connections Corner table. (See bullet point below.) Bell Choirs Director Frank Arbushites
• Feel like you missed something? The Connections Corner table can help. Head 610-866-1718 arbus@rcn.com
THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND WORSHIP: At Home: George & Martha Danner, Betty Hein, Naomi Jones across the atrium and get the information you need just under the tv monitor. Ensemble Director Becky Graybeal
Gracedale Nancy Breon, Jane Sandt, Dorothy Coolin Arlington (Easton) Sylvia Thele • Don’t receive our weekly e-news? Please email Sue Kiefner at: 610-867-0294 beckersflute@rcn.com
Moravian Village Agnes Smith, Yolanda McKinnon Manor Care Frances Brandon SueK@wesleychurch.com to get on the list! Children’s Choirs Heather Hunter
King’s Daughters Gertrude Kunsman Sterling Heights Peggy Jacobson 610-863-9443 shorething@rcn.com
Kirkland Village Barbara Guldner Traditions of Hanover Marian Jeffery Due to to the presence of illnesses making their way around the congregation (and Child Care Coordinator
Westminster Village Howard & Shirley Beiseigel, Lorene Arnold Traditions HOA Betty Holt the community), you are encouraged not to shake hands, but rather fist bump and Keranie Whipple
elbow tap your friends and fellow believers during the greeting. 610-997-0832 kwhipple@rcn.com
WESLEY CHURCH MINISTRIES: Our teachers and facilitators; Good Grief: Men’s & Women’s Small groups, TEACHRwanda;
Today’s morning schedule:
Visitation/Stephen Ministry; We’ve Got Your Backpack Day; Backpack Buddies; Cancer Support Group; Worship Alert! 9:00 – Contemporary worship
Wesley Community Garden; Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot; Young Inquirers Confirmation Class; UMC Leadership. Please be aware of the following time change in worship: 10:15 – Sunday School for all ages
May 20th: You are invited to a Celebration of Church and Faith as we celebrate Pentecost
11:00 – Classic (traditional) worship
all together at 9:00 AM (please note the time!). 14 youth will be confirmed and we will
acknowledge the 50th birthday of the United Methodist Church. Come party with us! Hospitality is offered in the atrium.
We ask that you please update your prayer request information at least every two weeks.
This ensures that your request will remain on the Prayer List. Thank you. In addition to the above change, Wesley Church will be moving to its summer schedule on Church office hours are
May 27th. We will worship together in one blended worship style through the summer at from 9 AM-3 PM weekdays
10 AM. Any questions can be asked of Pastor Andy, preferably during the week. during the school year.
Please call or email!
† invites all to stand, if able. † invites all to stand, if able.
Contemporary Worship Order Classic Worship Order
April 29th, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter April 29th, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

† Welcome and Greeting Bob Keiderling, Minister of Discipleship Prelude Dearest Jesus, We Are Here (C. Rinck) Frank Arbushites, Organ

† Praising God in Song I Could Sing of Your Love Forever and Because of Your Love The Ensemble † Welcome and Greeting Bob Keiderling, Minister of Discipleship

† Scripture 1 John 4:7-21 Christine Bainbridge, Reader † Opening Hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling #384, United Methodist Hymnal

Children's Message Pastor Andy, Leader Congregational Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Bob and Pastor Andy
Whether offering your prayer aloud or keeping it confidential, please continue to fill out the blue cards and
Congregational Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Bob and Pastor Andy place them in the offering so that the prayer team may continue to faithfully do its work. Thank you!
Whether offering your prayer aloud or keeping it confidential, please continue to fill out the blue cards and Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in
place them in the offering so that the prayer team may continue to faithfully do its work. Thank you! heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass and the glory forever. Amen.
against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory forever. Amen. Giving Our Tithes, Offerings and Other Gifts
The blue Sign-in Cards / Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. They, as well as your morning offering,
Giving Our Tithes, Offerings and Other Gifts can be placed in the offering plates as they are passed along your pew. Thank you!
The blue Sign-in Cards / Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. They, as well as your morning offering, can
be placed in the offering plates as they are passed along your pew. Thank you! Offertory Jesus, Name Above All Names / O How I Love Jesus (arr. M. Hayes) Frank, piano
† Doxology: #94 Hymnal
Music during the Offering: The Way You Love Me The Ensemble † Prayer of Dedication

Message “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Andy † Scripture 1 John 4:7-21 Jeff Rose, Reader

Musical Response Show Me How to Love (Sidewalk Prophets) The Ensemble † Hymn: My Jesus, I Love Thee #172, Hymnal

Passed by you today/Why is there a war between us?/Are you not my brother? Are you not my sister? Message “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Andy
Something’s got to change

Stood by you today/Why is there a wall between us?/Are you not my sister? Are you not my brother? Musical Response We Are One (Mary and Joseph M. Martin) Chancel Choir
Well, something’s got to change
By the gift of grace given from above Help us, Lord, be grateful for all Your love imparts
(Chorus) I confess that I’ve been blind/Open up this heart of mine/Show me how to love God has made each one of us a servant of His love Let us be the faithful and dedicate our hearts
Farther than this world I know/Take me where You want me to go/Show me how to love We must tell the world, love had made us one All in one accord, we declare Your praise
Show them everlasting life through Jesus Christ the Son Together we will build a church united by Your grace (to chorus)
I know the times are always changing/But our hearts still beat the same/We have a Father, We have a Savior
And that will never change (to chorus) (Chorus) We are one, we are one Give us, O Lord, a vision
Lord, our hearts are undivided Show us the everlasting way
‘Cause we are one heart beating/We are one body breathing/We are broken and needing Together we are strong Give us, O Lord, mission.
The same love of the Father We are one, we are one Lord, in this hour fill us with power
I confess that I’ve been blind/I confess, start with me Lord (to chorus) Lord, our voices are united We dedicate our all today (to chorus)
Your love will be our song, Your love will be our song
Surrounded by Your grace, we lift our hearts in praise In Your Spirit, in Your love, we are one
Community Connections (Please see front of bulletin) Andy and Bob In Your Spirit, in Your love, we are one We are one.

† Closing Song We Are Free The Ensemble Community Connections (Please see front of bulletin) Andy and Bob

† Closing Words † Closing Hymn Blest Be the Tie That Binds #557, Hymnal

† Dismissal † Closing Blessing


† Musical Benediction Bind Us Together (Bob Gillman)

† Postlude Postlude on “Shout On!” (arr. D. Lasky) Frank, organ


† invites all to stand, if able. † invites all to stand, if able.
Contemporary Worship Order Classic Worship Order
April 29th, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter April 29th, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

† Welcome and Greeting Bob Keiderling, Minister of Discipleship Prelude Dearest Jesus, We Are Here (C. Rinck) Frank Arbushites, Organ

† Praising God in Song I Could Sing of Your Love Forever and Because of Your Love The Ensemble † Welcome and Greeting Bob Keiderling, Minister of Discipleship

† Scripture 1 John 4:7-21 Christine Bainbridge, Reader † Opening Hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling #384, United Methodist Hymnal

Children's Message Pastor Andy, Leader Congregational Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Bob and Pastor Andy
Whether offering your prayer aloud or keeping it confidential, please continue to fill out the blue cards and
Congregational Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Bob and Pastor Andy place them in the offering so that the prayer team may continue to faithfully do its work. Thank you!
Whether offering your prayer aloud or keeping it confidential, please continue to fill out the blue cards and Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in
place them in the offering so that the prayer team may continue to faithfully do its work. Thank you! heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass and the glory forever. Amen.
against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory forever. Amen. Giving Our Tithes, Offerings and Other Gifts
The blue Sign-in Cards / Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. They, as well as your morning offering,
Giving Our Tithes, Offerings and Other Gifts can be placed in the offering plates as they are passed along your pew. Thank you!
The blue Sign-in Cards / Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. They, as well as your morning offering, can
be placed in the offering plates as they are passed along your pew. Thank you! Offertory Jesus, Name Above All Names / O How I Love Jesus (arr. M. Hayes) Frank, piano
† Doxology: #94 Hymnal
Music during the Offering: The Way You Love Me The Ensemble † Prayer of Dedication

Message “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Andy † Scripture 1 John 4:7-21 Jeff Rose, Reader

Musical Response Show Me How to Love (Sidewalk Prophets) The Ensemble † Hymn: My Jesus, I Love Thee #172, Hymnal

Passed by you today/Why is there a war between us?/Are you not my brother? Are you not my sister? Message “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Andy
Something’s got to change

Stood by you today/Why is there a wall between us?/Are you not my sister? Are you not my brother? Musical Response We Are One (Mary and Joseph M. Martin) Chancel Choir
Well, something’s got to change
By the gift of grace given from above Help us, Lord, be grateful for all Your love imparts
(Chorus) I confess that I’ve been blind/Open up this heart of mine/Show me how to love God has made each one of us a servant of His love Let us be the faithful and dedicate our hearts
Farther than this world I know/Take me where You want me to go/Show me how to love We must tell the world, love had made us one All in one accord, we declare Your praise
Show them everlasting life through Jesus Christ the Son Together we will build a church united by Your grace (to chorus)
I know the times are always changing/But our hearts still beat the same/We have a Father, We have a Savior
And that will never change (to chorus) (Chorus) We are one, we are one Give us, O Lord, a vision
Lord, our hearts are undivided Show us the everlasting way
‘Cause we are one heart beating/We are one body breathing/We are broken and needing Together we are strong Give us, O Lord, mission.
The same love of the Father We are one, we are one Lord, in this hour fill us with power
I confess that I’ve been blind/I confess, start with me Lord (to chorus) Lord, our voices are united We dedicate our all today (to chorus)
Your love will be our song, Your love will be our song
Surrounded by Your grace, we lift our hearts in praise In Your Spirit, in Your love, we are one
Community Connections (Please see front of bulletin) Andy and Bob In Your Spirit, in Your love, we are one We are one.

† Closing Song We Are Free The Ensemble Community Connections (Please see front of bulletin) Andy and Bob

† Closing Words † Closing Hymn Blest Be the Tie That Binds #557, Hymnal

† Dismissal † Closing Blessing


† Musical Benediction Bind Us Together (Bob Gillman)

† Postlude Postlude on “Shout On!” (arr. D. Lasky) Frank, organ


WESLEY PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS APRIL 29, 2018 Welcome to…

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation

APRIL 22nd
Ray & Lin Robey Prayers for those healing. Prayers for those grieving & dealing with loss of a loved one. Continued prayers
for grandson Derek. Christine Bainbridge for moms, for healing relationships, for grace in times of difficulty, for Ricky Bell’s
parents dealing with health issues Mary Long Strength for my brother undergoing PT to learn to walk on 2 prosthetic legs.
We’re glad you’re here!
Frank Madura God’s healing for Dennis, Chuck & Mary – all with cancer. God’s wisdom as my mother’s caregiver & my job Connect with us:
search. Comfort for those who lost loved ones. Louis Williams Speedy recovery for bowling friend Ed, in hospital with heart 2540 Center St.
problems. Bethlehem PA 18017
info@wesleychurch.com
APRIL 15TH Laurie Bilheimer & Scott Stackhouse ask for son to make the right decisions; Joy that my son is safe; prayers for Office: 610-865-5715
healing for a patient who has cancer; for Andrew’s health; for couple who lost adult son due to health complications. Fax: 610-865-7909
Chris Foster For Natasha, Josh & baby; health and safety during this home stretch. For all refugees, safety & survival and for
protection and comfort to the Syrian citizens. Cindy Ivins asks for strength and healing for Harry Pursell dealing with
increasing kidney problems. Sandy & Andy Kereczman pray for good health for the two of them. Sue Kiefner for continued
prayers for my father-in-law in memory care unit. Christian Lockhart for prayers for Aunt Gloria with ongoing medical issue
which now includes decreased kidney function. Wayne & Lisa Muffley ask for prayers for AJ – has abnormal bilirubin and is Wesleychurchbethlehem
being sent to a specialist; prayers that the cause is benign and can be fixed. Sherri Navatier for my brother Steve to get a
good job & his life & heart turn in positive direction. Kasey Renowden for safe travels and for a healthy fortnight in Florida
and return journey home. For Mary, Debbie, Jamie, & Francis with cancer. Janet & Debbie with R.A. Dick & Brenda with @wesley_church
stage 4 cancers. Karen Schaefer asks continued prayers for Andrew and Mary; they continue to be challenged by
addictions. Prayers for Sandy & her son/daughter-in-law on the very early birth of grandson & son. He has been moved to Online at:
a higher level of intensive care.
www.wesleychurch.com

JOYS AND PRAISES: Laurie Bilheimer & Scott Stackhouse Joy that my son is safe and prayers for his healing. Jeff Krause’ What’s up in worship? Wesley Church Staff
surgery for removal of cancer, Reggie Young the surgery was successful, all the cancer removed. Frank Madura shares Today: Returning to an issue our church identified at the beginning of last year, love is
praise to God for the caregivers Group & the Thursday Men’s Group. Praise God for my being saved. Praise for Gabby the number one identified value at Wesley. Yet it must have some parameters. How do Pastor Andy Krpata – Ext 13
recovering from kidney disease. Ricky Sterner returning home this Thursday after long journey through double lung we define love in the sense of being in (non-romantic) relationship with one another? pastorandykrpata@gmail.com
transplant
One thing is for sure: There is no love for God if there is no love for brother and sister. Minister of Discipleship
Join us as we consider: “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Bob Keiderling – Ext 11
bobk@wesleychurch.com
Next Week: This kind of love based in following God’s commandments (and loving one Office Manager and
PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY TO: Horwath, Kuder & Barron families on passing of Louis.
another) leads to the ability to conquer the world! Loving one another, then, is the Director of Children’s Education
Ray & Lin Robey on the passing of Ashley. primary sign of faith in Christ which results in victory. What does this mean?
Susan L. Matacavage - Ext 12
Come and find out!
susan@wesleychurch.com
CONTINUED HEALING /PRAYER CONCERNS: Tom Keel prayers/rehab from foot surgery. Meg Ksenzakovic for Keith’s Mom. Minister to Youth Brian Graybeal
Today’s Community Connections:
Walt & Carolyn Migliori for Walt’s dad, Martin, amputation recovery. Shirley Brandon’s back. Kelly Hines’ father with • The “We Got Your Back” Backpack Ministry would like to thank all who attended wesleyyouthleader@gmail.com
Parkinson’s disease. Andy Kereczman cancer. Rebecca Flores for post treatment care. Ricky Sterner, lung transplant & and took part in the spaghetti dinner and auction yesterday. Your support of Circle of Friends Preschool Director
heart surgery. Melissa Day for post- treatment care. Betty Holt, Mesothelioma. Peter Marmaras’ mother, Kate. Wesley’s most notable outreach means a whole lot – especially to the children! Tracy Leszcynski - Ext 14
Chuck & Wendy Stehly for Jeff, brain cancer; Ivelisse with breast cancer. • If you are interested in providing fresh flowers for worship, please sign up at the tracy@wesleychurch.com
Connections Corner table. (See bullet point below.) Bell Choirs Director Frank Arbushites
• Feel like you missed something? The Connections Corner table can help. Head 610-866-1718 arbus@rcn.com
THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND WORSHIP: At Home: George & Martha Danner, Betty Hein, Naomi Jones across the atrium and get the information you need just under the tv monitor. Ensemble Director Becky Graybeal
Gracedale Nancy Breon, Jane Sandt, Dorothy Coolin Arlington (Easton) Sylvia Thele • Don’t receive our weekly e-news? Please email Sue Kiefner at: 610-867-0294 beckersflute@rcn.com
Moravian Village Agnes Smith, Yolanda McKinnon Manor Care Frances Brandon SueK@wesleychurch.com to get on the list! Children’s Choirs Heather Hunter
King’s Daughters Gertrude Kunsman Sterling Heights Peggy Jacobson 610-863-9443 shorething@rcn.com
Kirkland Village Barbara Guldner Traditions of Hanover Marian Jeffery Due to to the presence of illnesses making their way around the congregation (and Child Care Coordinator
Westminster Village Howard & Shirley Beiseigel, Lorene Arnold Traditions HOA Betty Holt the community), you are encouraged not to shake hands, but rather fist bump and Keranie Whipple
elbow tap your friends and fellow believers during the greeting. 610-997-0832 kwhipple@rcn.com
WESLEY CHURCH MINISTRIES: Our teachers and facilitators; Good Grief: Men’s & Women’s Small groups, TEACHRwanda;
Today’s morning schedule:
Visitation/Stephen Ministry; We’ve Got Your Backpack Day; Backpack Buddies; Cancer Support Group; Worship Alert! 9:00 – Contemporary worship
Wesley Community Garden; Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot; Young Inquirers Confirmation Class; UMC Leadership. Please be aware of the following time change in worship: 10:15 – Sunday School for all ages
May 20th: You are invited to a Celebration of Church and Faith as we celebrate Pentecost
11:00 – Classic (traditional) worship
all together at 9:00 AM (please note the time!). 14 youth will be confirmed and we will
acknowledge the 50th birthday of the United Methodist Church. Come party with us! Hospitality is offered in the atrium.
We ask that you please update your prayer request information at least every two weeks.
This ensures that your request will remain on the Prayer List. Thank you. In addition to the above change, Wesley Church will be moving to its summer schedule on Church office hours are
May 27th. We will worship together in one blended worship style through the summer at from 9 AM-3 PM weekdays
10 AM. Any questions can be asked of Pastor Andy, preferably during the week. during the school year.
Please call or email!