- Mallory Kinney, Tara McVaugh, Peter Smith, Alisha Vogelzang 28th; Sandy Derr 29th; Michael Keeble 30th; Pat Eakins May 1st; Sean Merritt 2nd; Daniel Merritt, Bob Ott 3rd; Alex Hager, Linda Gehman, Janelle Rittenhouse 4th.
- Drew and Laurie Weiss 28th; John and Lorraine Kroesser 30th; Mike and Shannon Kehs, Doug and Lani Kimenhour May 2nd; Joe and Karen Sciacca 4th.
- New congregation members who have joined us since January are invited to our Newcomers’ Brunch on Sunday, May 1st after the service, a great chance to get to know others and to hear more about our vision as a church from staff. If you would like to join us please RSVP Steve Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our Sunday service on Sunday, May 15th will include the opportunity to be baptized. If you would like to get baptized please contact Pastor Steve at email@example.com
- Have you read J C Ryle’s Holiness? If so join us for our Lent Book discussion with Michael on Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 in room 123.
- Hope Explored, a three-week course for those wanting to brush up in Christian basics, or those with questions about Christianity begins on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:45pm at the Broad Street Grind. Tony will lead the evenings, and there will be plenty of time for discussion so bring friends and family along.
- Vacation Bible School: God is a good God and great designer! Kids K-5th Grade come to VBS June 20-24. See Pastor Michael or the welcome desk for more info.
- Tech Talk: Saturday, April 30th, 9-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for a presentation and conversation about our tech use with Nathan Sutherland from Gospel Tech ministries. We’ll have refreshments and childcare will be provided. Find out more on the TechTalk event page.
- Plans continue to start a Classical Christian School at Leidy’s Church. Get further information from the church office.
- Young Adult Sunday School: They are doing a study on Spiritual Gifts in Room 111, Issues & Answers:Makers of the Modern Revolution by Carl Trueman led by Steve Radcliff and Dave Reich will go through June 12th; Women’s Sunday School: Lorraine will be doing a book by David Jeremiah.
- Food, Fellowship, Family Fun- Leidy’s Church is hosting a meal and concert June 9th. Indelible Grace will provide the music which will start at 7pm. Dinner will precede the concert, and childcare will be provided.
- Rod Dreher, an author, journalist, and cultural analyst, is coming to the Immanuel Leidy’s Church as part of the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word Annual Synod May 5-7. Mark your calendars to come and hear an analysis of our culture and the steps the church should be taking to flourish in the years ahead.
Please pray for those within our church family who are sick and suffering.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- Building up those who have believed is a significant aspect of the ministry of the 12 Church Planters working among the Erukula people in India. Notice the 12 men are not simply called “evangelists,” but their ministry is labelled “church planting.” That means they help those who have been converted to grow in the real-life application of their new-found faith. As we pray for these men in this way, a verse that can help focus our prayers is Psalm 119:74. May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your Word. As the lives of those church planters are closely observed by the new Christians among whom they minister, may their faith be encouragement for the converts to grown in faith as well.
- Sometimes Christian faith is caught before it is taught. The apostle Paul wrote about that in 2 Cor. 2:14 when he said, “But thanks be to God who . . . manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” As Christian disciples in Chad and Niger deliberately go to live among unreached people groups in their language group, may such be the case with them. May the people among whom they live catch the aroma of Christ who is the wisdom of God (and the power of God! see 1 Cor. 1:24). As Muslim people seek Allah during Ramadan, may the catch the scent of Christ emanating from the Christian disciples who have chosen to live among them. And, catching the scent, may they follow it to Him who is the source of eternal life.
HONORING/HELPING MOMS on Mother’s Day is the aim of a Special Offering to be received on Mother’s Day, May 8th. The Mission Committee is working with Life Turning Point Philadelphia to honor the moms in our lives and also help some special moms. All funds received will support Life Turning Point Philadelphia and its vital ministry to homeless, single moms and their children through a biblically based, live-in program. Please use a Second Mile offering envelope and mark it “Helping Moms.”
THE BMCE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL breakfast takes place on Thursday, May 12th, at the Franconia Heritage banquet facility. Special speaker is Jay Gordon from Grace Mennonite Church where he oversees the Upward Flag Football program. The breakfast begins at 6:30 and will end prior to 8. Tickets are $17 p/person and may be obtained from the church office, from Jack Parry, or from John Niederhaus.
SPECIAL OFFERING FOR UKRAINE is set for May 22nd. The Mission Committee is sponsoring a special offering for individuals and families in distress in Ukraine. Working through Love Cradle, the funds collected will be disbursed through the connection of local Baptist churches in Ukraine. To participate, use a Second Mile offering envelope and mark it “Help for Ukraine.”
LIFE TURNING POINT PHILLY is hosting an Open House on Sunday, May 1st. It begins at 1:30 with light refreshments, a program and Ribbon Cutting happens from 2 to 2:30, and from 2:30 to 4 will be Open House and Tours. Life Turning Point is located at 5200 Wayne Avenue in Philadelphia. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Vernica Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.