WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dave Parfitt 23rd; Jim Kinney, Liam Moyer 24th; Mariah Foote 25th; Peter Martindell 26th; Aaron Vogelzang 27th; Malory Kinney, Tara McVaugh, Peter Smith, Alisha Vogelzang 28th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Drew and Laurie Weiss 28th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Be Patient for the Lord’s Return. “Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can, seldom found in woman, never found in man.” This catchy proverbial saying has been around for some time. However, being patient for the coming of the Lord is incumbent on all followers of Christ. All believers are to live in the blessed hope of the glorious return of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. How are we to be patient? Why are we to be patient? What conditions are we to be patient? We will seek to answer them all!
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
April 25 What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
WORTHWHILE WEAR IN I&A on May 2nd. Dan Emr, the Founder and Executive Director of Worthwhile Wear plans to explain the origin, work, and future of that organization the first Sunday of May. Part of the future of Worthwhile Wear is having a couple of mission/work teams from Leidy’s Church involved with them during the 2021 summer season. Plan to be present at the Issues and Answers class on May 2nd to get the full scope of Worthwhile Wear from the fellow who knows the full scoop!
POLICE CHIEF RANDY FLOYD will be the special speaker at the May 13th Business and Professional Breakfast sponsored by BMCE. It begins at 6:30 and will conclude prior to 8. Tickets are $10 p/person and may be ordered from the church office or from John Niederhaus for this event which takes place at the Franconia Heritage banquet facility.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- Literacy is a major roadway to knowledge. It opens access to ideas and insights previously unknown. With knowledge comes the issue of what to do with that knowledge. How might it inform and shape our lives? The 450 Erukula literacy students are accessing knowledge they’ve not known before. As we pray for them, we would do well to pray they might have the attitude expressed in Psalm 119:29 – Remove the false way from me, and graciously grant me Your law. That’s not a bad prayer to pray for ourselves as well!
- How has the gospel of Jesus Christ spread around the globe? Mostly by personal witness to the truth of Jesus’ resurrection power that forgives sin and grants new life. Churches and Christians in Chad and Niger are considering how they can bear personal witness to people groups that have never heard the Good News. Some individual Christians as well as Christian families are engaged in doing such witnessing right now in Chad and Niger. Let’s continue to pray for the Holy Spirit to open avenues of ministry and avenues into the hearts of men and women who have never heard who Jesus is. May they come to know and love Him.
MISSIONS COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
WE ARE THANKFUL that our Rummage Room is full and overflowing! Since we would love to still have your items, please hold now until the Sale. You can drop them off between Sunday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 10th. Thank you.
SLMT WILL HAPPEN IN 2021. Remember, SLMT is an acronym for Short Length Mission Trip. This year that does not mean going to a First Nation Reserve in Ontario; rather we’ll be staying local. The Church and Community Committee and the Mission Committee are in the process of working with Worthwhile Wear to arrange for a couple of work weeks in the July/August timeframe. Details are still being developed but keep your ear to the ground and some freedom in your schedule so that you’ll be able to participate.
DON’T WORRY…BEE HAPPY! Ladies, come out for some Spring fun and fellowship on Saturday, May 8th at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall. You will make a rope beehive for your porch or as a gift. All supplies provided. Just come! Sample at the Welcome Desk and a sign-up sheet posted on the Narthex wall. Sponsored by Leidy’s Church Women’s Ministry. Questions? See Lorraine Kroesser or Karen Mirabella.
FREE FURNITURE: sturdy wooden kitchen table, seats six, 63L x 36W x 30 H, has 2 upholstered chairs that would need re-upholstering and table pads; wooden storage cabinet 20 W x 16 deep x 48 H, has 4 shelves inside, wheat design on front; wooden bedroom set in great condition, includes headboard 62.5 W, can be used with a double or a queen (no footboard); metal frame, can be used with a double or twin; dresser 60 L x 17.5 deep x 29 H with rectangular mirror 26.5 w x 44 H; bureau 32 W x 18 deep x 44 H; nightstand 20 W x 17.5 deep x 23 H. If you would like to see photos, call or text Rachel at 215-285-0839.
REMINDER TO SHEPHERDS – This Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 and Saturday morning beginning at 8:00, the Shepherd Committee is hosting a Shepherd’s meeting to discuss and implement some new ministry procedures. Please contact the church office to register and to let us know whether you are coming to the Thursday night or Saturday morning meeting.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TACOS prayer event which happens this evening at 7 pm. TACOS reminds us to come to God in prayer with Thanksgiving, Adoration, Confession, while remembering to pray for others and ourselves. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall and make this next session an even more powerful movement of prayer. We will open our time with songs of praise & worship at 7 pm and wrap things up by 8:30. Let’s agree with Paul the apostle as he exhorts us to not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Hope to see you there!
NEWSLETTER articles for the May Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.