April 26, 2020

News and announcements from the Immanuel Leidy's Church community.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 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 5th; Doug Kimenhour 6th.

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; Ron and Diane Miller 6th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Finally, Some Explanations. Reading through Revelation, one can get rather confused and disoriented. Apparently, when John was being shown these prophetic visions, he also became a bit disoriented. In chapter 17 one of the angels who had the seven bowls of wrath finally spoke words such as these to John: “Come here, I will show you” and “I will tell you the mystery” and “Here is the mind that has wisdom” and “What you saw are” and “Whom you saw is.” While things still are not perfectly lucid, chapter 17 is a big help. Isaiah 10 and Romans 2 will be instructive for us in understanding these things.

THE RUMMAGE SALE will not be taking place this May. The Rummage Room is close to overflowing, so please, if you can, hold on to your rummage until we can reschedule. Thank you.

SPECIAL THANKS to the music and A/V personnel who continue to work hard to make our service happen – and to make it available online. All this work of ministry is deeply appreciated.

THANK YOU TO ALL who have continued to make financial contributions even though we are not gathered as a congregation and have no formal Offering time! We do need ongoing support to pay our various ongoing bills. Online giving has been utilized by some. Others have “mailed it in” and really done so! A few have stopped by the church office and chatted with our office personnel while dropping off their tithes and offerings. To all, we say: Thank You very much!

FROZEN PRE-COOKED MEALS are available from the church. They consist of a variety of casseroles: chicken, stuffed pepper, chili, etc. If this would be a help to you or someone you know, call the church office to arrange a pick-up time. 

THANK YOU from Mabel Eisenhauer for the cards and prayers. She is home and doing well.

LADIES OF LEIDY’S will not be holding their May meeting on the 5th of May. Hope to see you in June!

THE CONFIRMATION CLASS will meet again this Monday evening at 7:30 via Zoom. If you are a member of the class and have not received an invitation, let Pastor Niederhaus know asap so you can join in all the fun! 

GOSPEL GLEANINGS envelopes are collected monthly, usually on the last Sunday of the month. That would be today! If you have not remembered to get your Gospel Gleanings envelope to us, it is not too late to do so. 

THE MAY NEWSLETTER is published and in your church mailbox. If you do not plan to come to the church facility to pick it up, you can visit our website and read it. Go to www.leidyschurch.org, click on Resources, then click on Newsletters and Bulletins, then scroll down to May Newsletter and click on it. You’re welcome.

PRAYER-POINTERS. Here are two prayer points for this week as we pray for the Gospel Gleanings outreach to the Erukulu people:

  • Pray for God to protect the Erukulu people as the Coronavirus makes its way through India. Ask the Holy Spirit to use the pandemic as a means to prompt the Erukulu to question what comes after life. We look forward to hearing praises before the throne of God in heaven voices from the Erukulu people!
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to encourage and sustain the India Bible Literature workers who planned to go among the Erukulu people two months ago. As we know, sitting and waiting can be a difficult task to undertake! Think of Habakkuk: though the vision tarries, wait for it; it will certainly come. [Hab. 2:3]

THE MISSION COMMITTEE MEETS this Wednesday evening at 7pm via Zoom. Committee members should receive their invitation no later than Monday evening. If you don’t receive an invitation by Tuesday morning, please call the church office so we can figure out how we messed up and take corrective action!