August 16, 2020

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


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

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Home Improvement, Part 2. Three weeks ago we considered how so-called Home Improvement shows on TV are not reality shows about “homes” at all. They are about houses. A house is not a home. We don’t need houses so much as we need homes. Women and men have specific roles to fulfill in homes being homes as intended by God. We’ve learned some of the strategic advice the Bible gives to women about their roles. This week we will scan some pertinent biblical passages to hear what the Lord might have for men. As we’ll see and hear, God speaks clearly and straightforwardly to men.

IF ANYONE IN THE LEIDY’S CHURCH FAMILY would like to help bless Ben and Sara Shoaf by providing meals, go to to sign up. There you will find important details including what not to make and their home address and be able to see what dates are open. Thanks!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Yep, the rummage room is full!! Due to all the wonderful donations, we must close the rummage room until the October sale. Please find a corner of your basement or garage and hold all your donations for us until then. We love all your items, we just cannot store them here at the moment. Thank you!

FOOD COLLECTION is taking place under the auspices of the Church & Community for the Keystone Opportunity Center. You  should check the expiration date on donates items to insure they are useable. Please have them here by August 30th. Thanks for your help. Here are the foods they are looking for at this time:

  • Canned vegetables – corn, green beans, potatoes, carrots, beets;
  • Pork & Beans;
  • Beef Stew;
  • Tuna;
  • Canned fruit in juice;
  • Juice boxes;
  • Jelly (strawberry & grape);
  • Canned chicken;
  • Soups – all varieties;
  • Saltine crackers, Cheez-its, Wheat Thins;
  • Snacks: granola bars, peanut or cheese crackers, Pop Tarts;
  • Size 5 and 6 diapers;
  • Dish soap.

JOIN US FOR COVID CAROLING:  All who would like to join us to go Covid Caroling on Monday evening August 17 at 6:30 pm meet at the church parking lot. We hope to bring joyful songs to some of our members who are unable to attend church because of illness and Covid restrictions.  We think they might enjoy some good Christian hymns to remind them they are in our thoughts and prayers. We will have hymn sheets available for all participants. If you have any questions, you can contact Jill Ott, Ruthie Niederhaus, Connie Smith, or the church office. We won’t be able to reach all our people, but we’ll reach some. Who knows, we may do this again, and reach more, if all goes well!

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Pool Party today from 3-6 at the home of the Heebner’s, 2775 Hedrick Rd., Harleysville. Main course is provided, boys need to bring a snack, and girls a drink. Reminder that girls and guys should wear appropriate swimsuits.