WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! LeRoy Gehman 2nd; Todd Smith 7th; Laurie Weiss 8th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Earl and Rose Jaunzemis 4th; Brent and Marjorie Talbot 5th; Steve and Debbie Bandura 7th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Marriages Matter to God. God instituted the covenant relationship of marriage between a man and a woman for life at the beginning of His creation of Man. Since the Fall of Man, sin cursed humanity, in rebellion against God, has sought to redefine and reformat God’s design of marriage to conform to their sinful appetites and sensual practices. Despite humanity’s revolt, God’s design of marriage remains unchanged, and we will see why marriages matter to God.
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 email@example.com. Thank you so much. We value your kids and this is a wonderful way to connect people at Leidy’s Church.
86% OF WOMEN WOULD CHOOSE LIFE if just one person will support them. Will you Be The ONE? When you participate in Walk 2021 for the North Care Women’s Center, you are saying, “Yes, I will be the ONE person who helps a woman choose life!” Be The One Walk 2021 is on Saturday, September 25th at Franconia Community Park. Enjoy a Chick-fil-A gift for all pre-registered walkers! Details and registration at www.prcnorthpenn.org or see Ruthie 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.
- JAMES DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDES for the next quarter are available at the narthex hutch.
A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held on 9/11 at the Warren Royer American Legion Post in Souderton. It begins at 6pm. It will include singing of the National Anthem, brief remarks by Chaplain Scott Nice, a prayer for our nation, and conclude with singing God Bless the USA. All are welcome to attend.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- As the Literacy Program among the Erukula people in India wraps up in the next couple of weeks. There are 15 instructors and 450 students. Our prayers for instructors and students is that Psalm 119:10 will be fulfilled in their lives. That text says: With all my heart I have sought You; do not let me wander from Your commandments. Instructors and students have focused on biblical truths and real-life applications of those truths. May their hearts be permanently changed and redirected so their feet are kept from wandering. Of course, we need to pray for the same in our lives as well.
- Let’s pray for the newly trained Program Directors in Niger, for God’s strengthening and enabling grace to succeed in starting a Global Disciples Training with their cluster of churches in the coming year. We can also pray that each training will send out disciples to the least-reached areas of Niger. They will need courage and protection as such areas are plagued by violence and a resistance to Christianity. Despite this, may God bring many to the Lord Jesus in faith and new churches formed. May God confirm His message with signs and wonders as the Gospel is proclaimed.
EVERY GOOD GIFT, a ministry we support which provides job training for young single moms from generational poverty, is hosting a virtual fundraiser on Saturday, September 18th, from 7 to 7:45 pm. Hear how God has blessed EGG in 2021 and find out how you can make an impact in the coming year. To participate, RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATTERNS OF PRAYER take place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 10 to 12 in Room 117. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the first Saturday of September, so we’ll be praying and you’re welcome to join as well. If you have any questions or suggestions for prayer, please speak with Patricia Martindell.
FIRST EVER PA MARCH FOR LIFE happens on Monday, September 27th. A Perkiomen coach will be leaving from the Leidy’s Church parking lot at 7:30 that morning; it hopes to be back at that location by 5 in the afternoon. There will be a Rally at 11 on the steps of the Capitol Building and the March takes place at noon. Speakers at the Rally include Jeanne Mancini, President of the national March for Life, Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation, and Abby Johnson the former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director whose life was chronicled in the movie Unplanned. There is no cost for this bus trip – the PA Family Institute has an anonymous donor that is underwriting the cost for a bus from each county in PA! Call the church office to register for your seat on the bus to the PA March for Life Rally.
A/V HELP NEEDED: We are in need of people to work in the booth on Sunday mornings. Contact the church office or speak to Sam Im.
DEAR FRIENDS, I am grateful to all of you who were praying for me during my visit to St. Luke’s ER last Thursday. Thank you and thank the Lord for sending me home with a clear bill of health. Yours truly, Patricia
A NEW PRECEPT CLASS begins Thursday, September 9th from 9-11:30 a.m. We will be studying 1 Samuel. From Judges to Kings, from the departure of God’s glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium – this book of contrasts sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it’s lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts. Contact Verna at email@example.com if you want to reserve a book.
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 leidyschurch.org/iblast. It will be grape!
THIS AFTERNOON at 4 p.m. be in the Fellowship Hall for the beginning of the walk thru of the Dramatic Gospel Presentation Controlled. If you are interested in acting, set construction, or any other facet, come and hear what is being planned.
GRACE NOTES CHOIR will be starting up again on September 15th… (the SECOND week of iBlast!) in the choir room on the first floor at 5:00 You don’t need to be part of iBlast to participate…but we are done in time for dinner! All kids grades K-5th grades are welcome to join us…. we sing a little, play some musical games and we love to sing in church! See Donna Frueh or Laurie Plank for more info or just come to the choir room on Sept 15th!
INVITING ALL LADIES to join our monthly Ladies of Leidy’s meeting. We meet the first Tuesday of every month. We will be meeting Tuesday, September 7th at 7pm in Room 123. Please see Debbie Schatz if you have any questions.
JAPHETH & RACHEL RITTENHOUSE would like to invite the friends and family at Leidy’s Church to an evening of gospel and bluegrass music at their annual machine shed concert on Saturday, September 4th at 6:00pm. It’s at 731 Allentown Rd, Telford. It’s free to attend just bring your own lawn chair to sit on.