WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mabel Eisenhauer, Pam Gordon 26th; Sherry Moyer, Levi Smith 27th; Robert Frank, Parker Steve, Mitchell VanDerbeek 28th; Dorothy Lahl, Doug Lindner, Rodney Shoemaker, Joan Tawney March 1st; Harvey Shoemaker 2nd; Pepito Dee, Diane Gehman, Brandon Kehs 3rd.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Phil and Renee Shafer 26th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Gain, Gaze, and Guarantee of Trials. People’s perspective on the meaning of life varies greatly from person to person. Some think the best way to go through life is to live in seclusion, much like those who choose to live alone. Others believe life at its best is engaging in as many life experiences as is humanly possible, much like those who travel the world over to discover various lands, cultures, cuisines, and traditions native to the locations visited. However, all of humanity faces life’s trials. James helps us to see that there is growth, discovery, and attainment from God through the trials of life.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
Feb. 28 What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
March 7 Mission Month Begins
MEALS SIGNUP SHEET – Anyone who would like to participate in our meal ministry by providing an occasional meal for members of our Leidy’s Church family in 2021 should sign-up on the sheet provided in the narthex. Here’s how it works! When we see that someone requires a meal due to having a baby, an illness, or as a result of a hospital stay, Alice Kraus will call the names of those who sign up on a rotating basis to cook and deliver meals for them and their families. This is a one-year commitment only, so be sure to sign up for 2021 even if you were on last’s year list. Thank you.
THE MISSION COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- As we pray for Niger and Chad, it would be good to remember Jesus’ parable of the sower. Seed was sown all over the place, but only good ground brought forth lasting fruit. We should pray for the churches of these countries – though they are small and not held in much respect – to be about the business of sowing seeds, of communicating the Gospel. Then, we can also pray that God will make sure that some of those seeds find good ground that brings forth lasting fruit.
- Psalm 119:127 says, “I love Your commandments above gold, yes, above fine gold.” We know the seed of God’s Word is being sown among the 450 Erukula folk going through the literacy classes. In light of Jesus’ parable of the sower, we might pray for God to remove the thorns from their lives, that is, the worries of the world and the deceitfulness of riches that choke the Word. That’s the negative side; on the positive side let’s pray for much fruit develops over the decades in the lives of those literacy students.
30 PIECES OF SILVER OFFERING begins to be gathered as the Lenten season has started. In 2021 this offering will be directed to our good neighbor’s at God’s Treasure House. They have much flood damage to repair in the basement of their house. This occurred during the Christmas Eve deluge.
ATTENTION LADIES, you are cordially invited to attend a Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, March 8th in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm. Please sign up on the poster in the narthex. It will be a wonderful evening to enjoy great food and fellowship.
NEWSLETTER articles for the March Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.