April 7, 2019 Bulletin

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

Mary Ellen Gruver, Ron Moyer, Greg Nase 11th; Brian Radcliff, Joan Radcliff, Sam Shoemaker 13th; Daniel Kraus, Justine Smith, Kaleb Smith 14th; Stan Ott 15th; Betty Curry, Grant Hager, Naomi Nowling, John Pavie, Karli Weiss 16th; Martha DeFrancesco, Les Pross, Aleks Yagilnicky 17th.     

Lewis and Linda Stretch 14th; Clyde and Sandy Derstine 17th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Circumcision. We are each required to decide to whom we will listen, that is, whom we will believe. Today’s text is from fairly early-on in Jeremiah’s ministry. He is confused. He thinks the Lord has deceived the people of Israel. There were prophets declaring peace to the people, while Jeremiah saw only disaster coming. To whom do you think the people listened! Jesus speaks to this matter when He warns about putting stumbling blocks in the way of others. That’s not a good deal for either side! What’s needed on all sides is a circumcised heart. Without it, deception is inevitable.

Today                 Stan Ott    
April 14             Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church

AUCTION DONATION FORMS for the Leidy’s Church Auction set for April 27th are on the Welcome Desk and also at the hutch. Please pray how you can support this worthy endeavor. Call the church office if you have any questions about the auction or ideas you might have about donation items.

SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 121.

A BARNABAS OPPORTUNITY. Steve and Kelly Marks are missionaries we support. They will be leaving for Thailand at the beginning of next year, the Lord willing. In preparation for their departure, they are putting together a Barnabas Prayer Team. They would like to have someone from Leidy’s Church to be part of that team. Talk to Pastor Niederhaus for more information to see if this might be something where you could serve the Lord.

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.

CONSISTORTY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.

SURBOARD NEEDED: The Sonshine Players are hoping to borrow a surfboard for their upcoming musical.  Will just be for decoration…no one will be using it!)  Can be returned Palm Sunday evening in plenty of time for your summer vacation!  If you can help us out…notify the church office ASAP.  Thanks!

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. This will be an ongoing project so there will be a variety of dates to choose from, if you would be able to help in any way contact Matt Harris at 267-718-5764.

INVITE SOME FRIENDS to come with you to participate in some special Easter season services. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday where the opening hymn will be Palm Branches. Our Good Friday evening service happens on April 19th at 7:00. Easter Sunday is April 21st and begins with a Sunrise Service at 6:30 at the top of the cemetery hill. Easter Breakfast is served between 8 and 10 by our Youth Fellowship. A celebratory service of worship will begin at 10.

WE KNOW YOU HAVE heard of SLMT, what about SDMT?

LEIDY’S CHURCH is hosting the Sola Gratia Musician’s concert this Friday evening at 7:00. Come and enjoy a free and beautiful concert. The choristers are homeschool students from ages 4 through 17. It is a treat for the entire family.

EASTER LILY forms available for you are at the Welcome Desk to sponsor a plant on Easter Sunday. These plants may be placed in memory or in honor of someone. The cost of each plant is $8. Someone will be at the Welcome Desk to take your slip and payment. Thank you.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to sign-up for the Lunch Bunch Luncheon that happens in a few weeks from 11:30 to 1:30. Friends are invited also. Come and join us and perhaps do a little table hopping. Sign up on the sheet posted on the narthex wall or contact the church office to get your name on the list. A free-will offering will be taken to help cover expenses, with any excess going into the Luke 19 Project.

WHAT’S AN OBERAMMERGAU? Good question. It’s a city in southern Bavaria. It also is the destination of a tour that begins in Rome, tours significant Italian cities such as Venice and Florence, traverses the Alps via the Brenner Pass to get to stops in Austria, and spends two days in Oberammergau for that city’s famous Passion Play. The Passion Play only happens during the first year of a new decade. 2020 is just such a year. Pastor Niederhaus is leading a tour to Oberammergau in mid-September of 2020. Brochures describing the tour and giving details are available in the narthex hutch. An information meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14th. 

SLMT-PIK ORIENTATION LUNCHEON happens on Sunday, April 28th. 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.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens at Leidy’s Church on Tuesday, April 23rd. 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.

THE PENN VIEW BRASS BAND will be in concert at Leidy’s Church this evening beginning at 6:30. Doors will open at 6:00.The concert will include a variety of patriotic, popular, jazz, and sacred music. The concert benefits the Keystone Opportunity Center via a free-will offering.

LUKE 19 – Jim and Gene Smedberg will be offering CPR classes on Saturday, May 4th from 9-12, and on Thursday, May 9th from 6-8 in Room 111. Look for the sign-up to be up shortly.

THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER offerings will be collected next Sunday, which is Palm Sunday and then on Easter Sunday. There will be a special basket in the narthex where your offerings may be placed. All the monies collected will be used to help persecuted and displaced Christians in the Middle East.

THANK YOU FROM the Pregnancy Resource Center of North Penn. The Baby Bottle Boomerang fund-raiser at Leidy’s Church raised $2,678 for their ongoing ministry efforts. “Your support . . . is vital to the work we do. . . . You enable us to offer free medical services, counseling, and material aid to our clients. . . . On behalf of our clients and their little ones – thank you!”

AFTER SERVICE LUNCHEON is next Sunday, the 14th of April. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy lunch and fellowship. No agenda, no business to do; just relax and build relationships while enjoying some good food.

REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you want to vote in the PA Primary Election, you must be registered no later than Monday, April 22nd. If you are not registered there are forms available at the narthex hutch or you may do so online by going to this site: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx.

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.

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.

AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, the church will ring with the sounds of the Hallelujah Chorus this Easter. All are invited to participate! If you’ve ever sung or thought of singing the Hallelujah Chorus, please join us for practice Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30.

WORSHIP AT TELFORD LUTHERAN COMMUNITY this afternoon will be led by Leidy’s Church. The 45-minute service begins at 2:30. You are welcome to come out to worship with, visit, and encourage those gathered for worship.

THE SPRING MUSICAL by the Sonshine Players is this Saturday, and Sunday. It’s a Time-travel scenario titled Back to the Cross. The Saturday presentation is at 7pm while the Sunday presentation is at 4pm. Bring some friends and be inspired as you travel through various epochs of time, all the way back to Gethsemane.