WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Seth Brunner 10th; Joy Myers 11th; Jack Parry 13th; Beth Harbon, Pearl Walter 15th; Elsie Jo Cardone, Ed Hall 16th; Karen Alderfer, Reagan Hostelley 17th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Peter and Bonnie Smith 15th; Harvey and Lorraine Shoemaker 16th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Marriage, Marriage Is What Brings Us Together. While marriage is often a time of great joy and celebration, it was not so for the people of Israel in the time of Malachi. In pursuing foreign wives, they also pursued foreign gods. Malachi offers a strong rebuke for those not seeking the Lord alone. Because marriage is a God given symbol of His love for His Church, from beginning to end, the Scriptures hold marriage in high regard and call Christians to as well.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
Feb. 14 What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
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.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Rm. 125. Elder prayer is at 7:00 p.m.
FLOWERING OPPORTUNITIES Guess what? Opportunities are still available to sponsor flowers in our sanctuary on particular Sundays in 2021. There are, in fact, 14 such Sundays. You can see which ones are still available by checking out the Flower Chart on the narthex wall. Thanks for your help in filling in the remainder of the Flower Chart.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- We’re praying for churches in Niger and Chad. From Tuesday through Thursday of this week Global Disciples conducts an Annual Equipping Event [AEE] in Niger. Local leaders will meet to receive the teaching and equipping they need to continue their work of training disciples and sending out missionaries to unreached groups. Pray for wisdom and anointing for those teaching and leading the training, and that God would make clear what He has for each one to do.
- Psalm 119:7 says, “I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments.” As 450 individuals from the Erukula people group continue learning to read using biblical and other Christian literature, ask God to make this verse true in their lives. May they see their need of a Savior because of God’s righteous judgments, and may they give thanks to God as they see and receive that Savior in the Lord Jesus.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BLESS Tim and Rachel Leidy and family with a meal while baby Jonas is in the hospital, a meal chart has been posted on the narthex wall for the month of February.
JOIN THE LIGHT BRIGADE, that is, those who are part of the Gospel Gleanings program this year. A dollar a day will help bring the light of God’s Word to folk who have never heard. In focus this year are the countries of Niger and Chad. Contact the church office for more information, or, contact John Niederhaus or someone on the Mission Committee. There’s a spot for you!
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
HELP FOR THE HOMELESS – This is the last week you will be able to bring items that are being collected for the homeless in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The items will be distributed this Saturday. They are looking for these items to hand out: baby wipes, body wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, hand or body warmers, band-aides, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks (especially wool), shoes and boots of any size for men and women. There is a bag in the coat room to collect the items. If you have any questions, speak with Ed Schmidt.