♦ At 10:30 a more formal service of worship will take place. It will be a preaching service, this year with the focus on the revelation that makes Christmas Christmas. There will be some special music as well as an anthem from the chancel choir and the sharing of the Lord’s Supper. Our time of worship will end, again, with the candle light singing of Silent Night.
When you come for worship on Christmas Eve, whether it be for the earlier service or the later one (or both!!), it always is a beautiful sight to see the luminaries glowing as you arrive and leave. We extend our thanks to the Special Services Committee for their oversight and care in decorating our church property in such an appropriate way to celebrate the birth of Him who is still the Light of the world!
A group of folk from Leidy's Church heads to Haiti the week of January 11-18. They will be working at the same orphanage where a team went a few years ago. They need funding to make this trip feasible. Here are some opportunities to help them:
The Sweet Deal is back. The Christmas Cookie Market will be open from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, December 20th and from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, December 21st.
All you do is show up and head into the Fellowship Hall where a vast array of homemade cookies will be available for you to choose from. They’re sold by the dozen at a very reasonable rate. You may mix and match as you deem most suitable for your palate.
Be a Crab and Help. Well, not really be a crab, rather eat some crab. Capt’n Chucky’s Crab Cake Company is donating 15% of all purchases from Monday, December 9th through Saturday, December 14th, to the Haiti trip expenses. All you need do is mention “Leidy’s” at the register. This deal also includes gift certificates you may buy for stocking stuffers. All three area Capt’n Chucky’s are doing this. They’re located at 285 Bethlehem Pike (Route 309) near Colmar, at 430 W. Main Street in Trappe, and in Blue Bell at 1530 Dekalb Pike.
2013 was the first time in twenty plus years that Leidy’s Church did not send a bus or two down to the March for Life. That was because of all the hubbub going on with the Presidential Inauguration and no buses being available.
Such is not the case for 2014. A 52 passenger Perkiomen coach has been engaged and will be taking us down to the March for Life. Thanks to some financial undergirding from the Church and Community Committee, the per person cost is only $12 for the entire round trip ride. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the narthex wall.
Wednesday, January 22nd, is the date you’ll want to reserve. Our Perkiomen coach will leave from the church parking lot at 6 am, while starting the trek back from DC about 4 or 4:30 pm. On the way down a stop will be made for breakfast, with each person/family responsible for their own costs. Likewise, on the way back, a stop will be made for dinner at each person’s own expense.
We leave early so that folk have the opportunity to visit their museum of choice or some other site. The Air and Space Museum is always popular, though others think the Botanical Gardens are the best spot. If one is into walking, then a path that goes through the WW2, Korean, and Vietnam War memorials might be in order. This year the Washington Monument will be encased in scaffolding as major renovations are underway.
As is always the case, young persons under the age of 18 must be aligned with a responsible adult.