Mariah Foote 25th; Peter Martindell, April Sedares 26th; Aaron Vogelzang 27th; Gwen Damiani, Tiffany Guerreiro, Mallory Kinney, Tara McVaugh, Bea Schnable, Peter Smith, Alisha Vogelzang 28th; Sandy Derr 29th; Michael Keeble 30th; Pat Eakins, Gregg Guerreiro May 1st.
Drew and Laurie Weiss 28th; John and Lorraine Kroesser 30th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The New Covenant. The term “new covenant” occurs in the OT only in our text from Jeremiah. It was spoken in a time of great despair for the people of God. Nebuchadnezzar had taken away many Israelites into exile in 597 BC. Our text comes sometime after that, at a time when Jerusalem is threatened with a final and thorough destruction. In the midst of such discouraging times, God proclaims news of the new covenant! It’s hard to believe. Similarly, when Jesus appeared to the disciples that first Easter, it was a dark time, and hard to believe. Yes, we too, were dead in our trespasses and sins.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today Easter Breakfast
April 28 Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church
If you took a prayer card on Palm Sunday, please remember to fill out and detach the top portion so you can return it to the child’s parents’ mailbox. The children wait excitedly to hear who has their cards! Thank you for undertaking to bring them before the Lord this year.
KRISTA TYSON is going on a mission/service trip to Bolivia in August. She is raising funds for the trip now. You may have received a letter in your church mailbox from her. If you would like to support her but would prefer not to have your name added to another mailing list, you may give your support through Leidy’s Church. Just use a Second Mile envelope and mark it Krista to Bolivia. The church will send one check for her support at the end of April.
THE AUCTION IS THIS SATURDAY! Auction items are still needed. Items for auction will be received through Wednesday noon. It takes a lot of donated and bought items to help finance our mission trip to the First Nations People of Canada.
PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER
Saturday, May 4th from 4:30-7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. All you can eat Pasta Dinner Fundraiser to help support the Souderton High School choir kids earn their trip to Disney to perform at the 2019 Candlelight Processional in Epcot. Meal includes: Baked Ziti, Spaghetti & meatballs, garden salad, Italian bread and cake for dessert. Kids will be making and serving. Take out also available. $10/adult, $5 for children 10 and under. We encourage everyone to wear their favorite Disney T-shirts and ears. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th
THE LEIDY’S CHURCH CONSTRUCTION CREW is in need of volunteers to do a variety of jobs at the Christian New Life Island Camp located on River Road in Upper Black Eddy. They are gearing up for another work day on Saturday, April 27th, if you would be able to help in any way contact Matt Harris at 267-718-5764.
EMPTY YOUR HOUSE OF RX DRUGS.
This Saturday, April 27th, you may dispose of your unwanted/unused prescription drugs at the Franconia Elementary School at 366 Harleysville Pike, Souderton. From 10am to 12 noon the Franconia Police Dept. and the Indian Valley Character Counts Coalition will be receiving such drugs. Please note that IV solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
USHER MEETINGS COMING UP on Tuesday April 30th at 7pm and Saturday May 4th at 9am. All ushers should plan to attend one of the meetings. Usher responsibilities included in the Emergency Plan will be reviewed. Other interested persons beside ushers are welcome to attend and gain a better knowledge of what our church Emergency Plan entails.
THE AUCTION HAPPENS this Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 so you can view auction items as well as cruise the silent auction tables. Roast beef sandwiches, potato salad, hot dogs, baked beans, and other necessary foodstuffs with which to fortify your body for the arduous work of bidding will be available for the duration. Invite some friends to join you for food and bidding. The live auction begins at 6:30. All proceeds will benefit our SLMT fund – i.e. Short Length Mission Trip fund.
THE BMCE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL
Breakfast takes place on Wednesday, May 15th. Featured speaker is Dave Shoemaker who is the Managing Chair for C-12 Philadelphia. This organization works with Christian business owners and corporate managers to build great businesses for God’s greater purpose. Tickets through Leidy’s Church are $10 p/person. The breakfast begins at 6:30 at the Franconia Heritage restaurant banquet facility. Contact Jack Parry, Pastor Niederhaus, or the church office to get tickets.
Wanna support and help the Souderton High School choir kids earn their way to Disney to perform in the 2019 candlelight processional and not have to cook? Homemade 12” Hoagies on Corropolese rolls. Available are Turkey, Italian, Ham or Tuna with/without onions. Available days are: Friday, May 17th or Saturday, May 18th, $7/hoagie. RSVP to Cheryl Hall 267-228- 0543 or Wendy Radcliff at 267-467-9717 by May 12th.
OBERAMMERGAU TRIP for the once-each-decade presentation of the Passion Play is being planned for September of 2020. The trip starts in Rome and makes its way north through beautiful Italian countryside and internationally known cities and sites. Pastor Niederhaus is leading the tour and has brochures on the narthex hutch with the specific details. A meeting will be held at the church on Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm for those planning to go, those thinking about going, those who may want to think about going, and for those who are just nosey.
THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER offerings will be collected this morning. There is a special basket on the Welcome Desk where your offerings may be placed. All the monies collected will be used to help persecuted and displaced Christians in the Middle East.
SLMT-PIK ORIENTATION LUNCHEON happens next Sunday. It is a great meal, with a lunch meat table, a salad table, a soup table, and a dessert table. Varieties of options abound on each table! And your family is invited to attend as well and get filled in on what is planned for ministry at Pik. All those who are signed up to be part of the team should plan on being present for the feast and to receive specific assignments within the team.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the May issue are due at the church office this Tuesday. Thanks for your promptness.
CHARIOTS FOR HOPE annual banquet is set for Friday, May 10th. They will be celebrating 10 years of ministry among orphanages in Kenya. There is no cost for the event, but there will be an opportunity to support the ministry financially. Reservations should be made by April 26th by calling 267-815-1067. It begins at 6:30pm at 1601 N. Limekiln Pike in Dresher.
Jim and Gene Smedberg will be offering CPR classes on Saturday, May 11th from 9-12, and on Thursday, May 9th from 6-8 in Room 111. Look for the sign-up on the narthex wall.
LOVE CRADLE TRANSITION HOUSE could still use some sewing, knitting and crocheting supplies. The collection box is located in the coat area.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens at Leidy’s Church this Tuesday. There are several ways for you to secure an appointment to give blood. The quickest and easiest way is to go directly to www.redcrossblood.org and in the “Find a Blood Drive” box type in leidyschurch. Click on the link and you’ll be able to see what times are still available. Choose the time that best fits your schedule. Or, you may register before or after church on Sundays at the table in the narthex. The church office also will take calls from folk who want to register to give blood but keep forgetting to do so on Sunday morning and don’t want to go to the website.
WE KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD of SLMT, what about SDMT?
They’re somewhat dramatic. They love Jesus.
WE ARE THANKFUL that our Rummage Room is full and overflowing! Since we would love to still have your items, please hold them now until the sale. You can drop them off between Sunday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 7th. Thank you.
THERE’S NO SUCH THING as too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the VBS team is concerned. This year we’re trying something new for VBS dinner. We’d like five different families/groups to take a turn providing dinner for the VBS crowd just one night. This means preparing a simple meal for about 100-120 people. It can be something as easy as baked ziti, chili, or sandwiches. If you’re willing to take a night (June 17-21) please contact Laura Heebner 215-872-9834.