August 15, 2021

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



  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gary Brown 19th; Larry Anders, Tim Leidy, Bonnie St. Onge 22nd; Jenny Lafty, Astrid Rau, Bob Shafer 23rd; Julia Martindell 24th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Put Off Old Ways & Put On Christ’s New Way. An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, with more dieting today than ever before. More people attempt to take off the pounds, yet obesity is up from 34% to 42% in the USA according to CDC reports, which may cause death. What is the problem? Old eating habits are not replaced with new healthy eating habits to keep off weight. Spiritually, Paul exhorts believers to put off old ways that result in corruption by learning to put on Christ’s new way, which produces righteousness and holiness of truth for life.

 WE WELCOME MICK AND CATHY SANDER to Leidy’s Church this morning. Mick and Cathy are among the missionaries we regularly support. Ministering in eSwatini, (formerly known as Swaziland) a land-locked country in southern Africa, they have a lot to share. Their area of focus is ministering with the deaf community. They also serve as a resource team for those who find deadly snakes in their homes! Yes, they plan to enjoy a picnic lunch with us and would be delighted to speak with you during that time. Take time to share your greetings with them.

WE LOVE TO PRAY FOR OUR KIDS! Each year we do that by matching kids with adults through the Pray Cards. It is time once again to send in your pictures of your children ages 0 – 12th grade. Please drop them off at the office or you can email them to no later than August 28th. Thank you so much. We value your kids and this wonderful way to connect people at Leidy’s Church.

SAVE THE DATE! The annual Love Cradle Banquet is scheduled for September 25th at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. They will be looking for guests to attend, and also for helpers during the week. Stay posted for details in future bulletins and in the September Newsletter.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will meet today from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the Parsonage Lawn for fun! Bring a friend!!

 THE BELL CHOIR is looking for substitute ringers, which could lead to a full-time bell ringing position. We rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 7:45 and perform one Sunday a month. If you are interested, please call George Frueh at (215) 723-4769. Thank you.

IN MID-AUGUST a box full of sewing and knitting supplies will be sent to Ukraine for Love Cradle. If you would like to add to that, there is a box labeled “Love Cradle Transition House” in the coat room. Thank you for your donations.

TODAY’S THE DAY to put in your registration for the trip to the Metropolitan Museum on Sept. 9th. Last date to register is August 15, that is, tomorrow by noon or thereabouts. Cost is $100 p/person with $50 required with registration. (Checks should be made out to Leidy’s Church.) New York City’s announced vaccination requirement will not be enforced until Sept. 13th, so it will not be a problem on the 9th. (Just in case you were wondering!) Departure via Perkiomen Tours is at 7:30am with a return anticipated between 5 and 6pm. Your ticket to view the Medici Exhibit is included in the registration fee. For more information contact the church office or Pat Niederhaus.

CARDIOLOGIST TODD ALDERFER is slated to be the speaker at the upcoming BMCE Business and Professional Breakfast. It takes place on Thursday, Sept. 9th at the Franconia Heritage banquet facility. Dr. Alderfer will explain how Jesus Christ has had a decisive influence in his life and practice. Tickets are $10 p/person for folk from Leidy’s Church. Beginning at 6:30am, the breakfast will be served buffet style with all sorts of good options. For tickets, contact Jack Parry or John Niederhaus or just call the church office.  


  • What will the lives of those 450 Erukula literacy students look like going forward? We don’t know for sure. The course is a life-transforming course. They will never be the same. Many of the students experienced the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. But their lives will be different now since they no longer will be in class two hours each evening. Their lives will go forward. One of the ways we might pray for them is found in Psalm 119:160. That verse says, The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. May that conviction be the bedrock of their lives going forward. May it be the bedrock of our lives as well.
  • This past Thursday marked the end of the 11-day equipping Conference in Niger. From what we know, it proved to be a richly informing and powerfully motivating time for the dozen or so men present. Those men will now return to their communities where they will work with clusters of churches to prepare for coordinated outreaches to unreached people groups. We should pray each of those men will have sealed to their hearts the truths and vision received at the Conference. Also, that the Lord will raise up folk from their area who recognize the Holy Spirit’s call to take the Gospel to those who have never heard. As always, pray for their safety in body and soul.

SCHOOL IS COMING and life can be a little bananas, but there is no need to fret. iBLAST is coming and the fall semester will be a peach. Mark your calendars for September 8th. As always, iBLAST is peared with a family meal. Please sign up at It will be grape!

PASTORS MASTER REGISTRATION may be accomplished by going online at or use the registration form from the Pastors Master brochure and mail your check to Love Cradle International c/o Jack Parry, 527 Hunsicker Rd. Telford 18969. Registration fee is $200 per golfer. The date is Monday, August 23rd at the Indian Valley Country Club with a shotgun start at 12:30. As usual, there will be lots of prizes and amenities, plus the joy of helping support Gospel work among orphans in Ukraine.

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Sunday, August 29th at 4 p.m. to be in the Fellowship Hall for the beginning of the walk thru of the Dramatic Gospel Presentation. If you are interested in acting, set construction, or any other facet, come and hear what is being planned.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE in our Thursday morning Precept Bible study, one covering 1 Corinthians is held on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:30 am beginning September 8th in the Telford area. The sub-title is Overcoming Divisions & Difficulties in the Body of Christ. Why are there so many divisions in the church, and why is sin sometimes tolerated? Are you experiencing any of the same problems that the Corinthians did in your own relationships or in your church? Paul addresses these issues raised by believers. Contact Cindy @ to register