WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sandy Derr 29th; Michael Keeble 30th; Pat Eakins May 1st; Sean Merritt 2nd; Daniel Merritt, Bob Ott, Atticus Parfitt 3rd; Alex Hager, Janelle Rittenhouse 4th; Cayla Connor, Ken Murphy, Lillian Mylin 5th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! John and Lorraine Kroesser 30th; Mike and Shannon Kehs, Doug and Lani Kimenhour May 2nd; Joe and Karen Sciacca 4th; Cole and Hannah Mahoney 5th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Praying & Confessing to One Another. How do you know when someone truly accepts you as a close friend? Is it when you let them know all your blemishes, quirks, and flaws? There is great value in such a relationship built on honesty, disclosure, and trust; but there is also great responsibility. This communion moves beyond the surface to genuinely love and care for one another, as in family relationships, which aids in praising, worshiping, confessing, and repenting of sins together in prayer to God. Let us be receptive to such loving communion as the family of God.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
May 2 Dan Emr – Worthwhile Wear
THE RUMMAGE SALE is around the corner on Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th. We need your help to set up on Monday and Tuesday, May 10th and 11th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We also need workers during the sale on Wednesday from 9-8, and on Thursday ($2 a bag day). Pack-up begins at 6:00 on Thursday. If you would like to help with set-up or during the sale, see Mary Beth Musselman.
LEARN ABOUT AN ESSENTIAL MINISTRY taking place in our backyard. We’ve all heard about human trafficking. We lament it and wish we could do something about it. Someone is. That someone is Dan Emr and the folk at Worthwhile Wear. Find out about this ministry next week in the Issues & Answers class. This is the ministry with which Leidy’s Church will be working this summer via SLMT. Come next week to find out all about it.
ENJOY BREAKFAST with great food and even better spiritual food. The BMCE Business and Professional spring breakfast is Thursday, May 13th. Randy Floyd, Telford Police Chief, will tell of the Lord Jesus’ work in and through his life. You’ll be encouraged as well as well fed! Tickets are $10 for Leidy’s Church folk. You may order your ticket(s) from the church office or John Niederhaus. This banquet of rich fare both spiritual and edible takes place from 6:30 to 8 at the Franconia Heritage restaurant.
SLMT UPDATE: Here’s the first fresh info regarding SLMT excursions this year. The Lord willing, Leidy’s Church will have two SLMT work weeks with Worthwhile Wear. The first is scheduled for July 12-17. About a month later a second SLMT work is slated for August 2-7. Consult the May Newsletter for a few more info items. Many of the details of these weeks remain to be determined. But now we know when to allow space in our summer schedules for SLMT involvement.
QUAKERTOWN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – Contentment in Christ is the Conference theme. The conference happens the third weekend of May, that is the 14th and 15th. The Conference will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Speakers include Kathleen Nielson, Megan Hill, Cecelia Bernhardt, and Hannah Anderson. You may go to www.AllianceNet.org to get bio details on the speakers.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- As Erukulu people learn to read, do math, and work with tailoring machines [see the May Newsletter for details], ask the Holy Spirit to put a joyful song in their hearts. Psalm 119:54 says, Your statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. As the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings regeneration to hearts, may it also infuse the minds with melodic memories of what is written and taught in the Word of God. That’s one way minds are transformed and renewed to bring one’s thoughts into conformity with God’s will rather than conformity to the world.
- This week we need to adjust our prayers for the Christians and churches of Chad. A crisis is at hand. On Monday of last week the President of Chad was killed. He had been in that position for 30 years and brought a measure of stability rarely experienced previously. An adamant foe of Islamist extremism, he tolerated Christianity. Now there is an uncertain future. Pray for stability in the broader society, openness to the Gospel, and for Christians and churches to be a resource for hope and encouragement.
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.
PATTERNS OF PRAYER take place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 10 to 12 in Room 117. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the first Saturday of May, so we’ll be praying and you’re welcome to join as well. If you have any questions or suggestions for prayer, please speak with Patricia Martindell.
FREE FURNITURE: wooden storage cabinet 20 W x 16 deep x 48 H, has 4 shelves inside, wheat design on front.
NOTE FROM HAROLD & SYLVIA HOLLOWAY: We are so grateful for the many cards of comfort and truths we have received during the ten months we have been at Traditions of Lansdale. We also wish we could have replied to each, but have decided to respond by putting a message to all through the church’s bulletin. It has been and continues to be quite an adjustment to our daily life. We are well cared for by staff members at the Memory Care unit. Recently, due to a change to my brother Paul’s care in Idaho, he has returned to the East for personal care in the Assisted Care unit here. This allows he and I to meet almost daily for lunch and visitation in his unit. Sylvia has just been put on hospice for the care and comfort it can provide. We covet your prayers and want you to know our love for you at Leidy’s Church gives us strength daily. God bless you in your work for Him.
THE MAY NEWSLETTER is published and printed and posted. You will find a copy in your mailbox as well. Extra copies and large print copies are available on the desk outside the sanctuary.