WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! James VanDerbeek 29th; Betty Hughes, Deb Hughes, Lula Kershner, Don Nase 30th; Sonja Gregory 31st; Gus Niederhaus, Katie Tawney September 1st; LeRoy Gehman, Carl Thompson 2nd.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Delton and Laurie Plank 29th; Stan and LaRue Friday 30th; Earl and Rose Jaunzemis 4th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Jesus: The Author and Perfecter of Faith. The title of this message comes directly from the book of Hebrews; and why not, for it says it all! Jesus is our Savior. He has fully atoned for our sins. He graciously offers salvation to sinners. He graciously grants salvation to those who repent and believe in Him. Just as they needed Jesus in their time, so we need Jesus today in our time. As a matter of fact, we will need Jesus for all of eternity! As we examine the Bible texts chosen for today, we will gain a better understanding of why we give thanks to God that Jesus must be, and is, The Author and Perfecter of Faith!
WE WELCOME JOE GALE to Leidy’s Church this morning. Mr. Gale, one of three Montgomery County Commissioners, is an active Christian and a faithful advocate for pro-life issues. We need to keep him and all our elected officials in our prayers. They exercise delegated authority from the one who governs all things, the Lord God Almighty. We pray they will do so in a responsible, faithful fashion.
THE ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
- Today – Joe Gale serving as a Montgomery County Commissioner
- Sept. 1 – Dave Reich
- Sept. 8 – Rally Day Breakfast for all @ 8:00am
- Sept. 15 – SLMT-Cucutta Report Back
INVITATIONS TO THE SENIOR SAINT LUNCHEON on Saturday, September 14th, were mailed out a few weeks ago. This event is to bless our “Saints”, 70 years of age and above, with a special meal and time of fellowship. Please be sure to RSVP to the church office (call or email) by September 1st if you have not already done so.
WANT WOOD? GO HERE! Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in Woxall has wood for the taking. Many, many trees on their property were toppled during the June 19 sheer wind/tornado storm that ransacked the Woxall area. If you’re looking for firewood logs to take home, they’ve got some for you. They also would be glad for folk who would help pick up sticks in their picnic grove in preparation their Oyster Supper next month. For complete info, contact Pastor Kevin Park at 267-373-7230.
BMCE B&P BREAKFAST, the fall rendition, happens on Thursday, September 12th. Featured speaker will be Pam Brunner who, with her husband Andy, ran the Towne Restaurant for many years and now runs the Franconia Café, and Market. When purchased through Leidy’s Church, tickets are $10. The breakfast happens at Pam’s nearby competitor(!), the Franconia Heritage banquet center. It begins at 6:30. Tickets are available from Jack Parry, Pastor Niederhaus, or the church office.
GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE will hold their annual banquet in our Fellowship Hall on Saturday, September 28th. If you would be able to help serve that evening, please contact the church office and let us know of your availability. Thanks!
CARE COMMITTEE MTG. is this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in Room 211.
THE ANNUAL MACHINE SHED CONCERT at the Rittenhouse Farm will be on Saturday, August 31 at 6:00 pm at 731 Allentown Rd in Telford. If you want to hear some good old Bluegrass and Gospel music come on by. Admission is free just bring a lawn chair to sit on. Any questions call Japheth and Rachel at 901-825-4937.
SOME LADIES HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST in attending the Answers for Women 2020 Conference at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY on March 27-28. Entitled Truth: Uncovering the Lies We Believe, the purpose is to help us recognize truth from God’s Word so we can discern right from wrong and not be deceived. Conference tickets are $104 if gotten before October and include Ark admission. Housing and travel expenses will vary, but an Airbnb has been found close by which holds 12. If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet on the narthex wall. Info packets are there if you would like details.
HOAGIE SALE – Wanna support and help the Souderton High School choir kids earn their way to Disney to perform in the 2019 Candlelight Processional and not have to cook? Homemade 12” hoagies on Corropolese rolls. Available are Turkey, Italian, Ham or Tuna with/without onions. RSVP by September 8th to Cheryl Hall at 267-228-0543 or Wendy Radcliff at 267-467-9717. Available days for pick-up are Friday, September 13th or Saturday, September 14th.
PRAISE GOD! AND THANK YOU! from the SLMT–Cucuta mission members. It was a great trip. Our In This Time of Need efforts are being utilized faithfully. Many Venezuelan refugees have been helped. We found the Luz y Verdad congregation to be loving and faithful and committed to spreading the Gospel by word and deed. The team will give a more complete report-back on Sept. 15th during the Issues and Answers class.
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY TOUR is set to leave one year and three weeks from this week. Now is the time to register to get the early-bird discount. The ten-day tour includes significant stops in Rome, Venice, Florence, and Assisi in addition to the Passion Play in scenic southern Bavaria. For more information speak with Pastor Niederhaus. Registration forms are available at the narthex hutch or the church office.
RALLY DAY HAPPENS two weeks from today! A fresh, hot breakfast will be served beginning at 8am. Each class will meet its teachers for the coming year, kids entering first grade will receive a Bible, and we’ll have a special speaker coming all the way from Kenya. The morning will culminate in the planting of an Oak of Righteousness by the Sunday School classes. Everyone is invited. Everyone should come out for the Rally Day festivities on September 8th.