WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Charlotte Kehs, Wendy Radcliff 15th; Kevin Lehman 17th; Connie Merritt, Renee Shafer 18th; Brian Lafty, Sr., Orion Lockman, Dianne Nase 19th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Jim and Pat Eakins 18th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Reach the Goal by Standing Firm. Standing up for what you believe requires deep conviction and decisive action. It can mean that you willfully surrender certain aspects of your life in order to solidify your beliefs and practices. This exchange of a person’s past to reach forward to his greater purpose involves a transformation. Today, may we learn more about how to follow God’s greater purpose as believers in Christ through the inspired instruction and example given by the Apostle Paul.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
Jan. 17 What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
MARCH FOR LIFE BUS SIGN-UP sheet is posted on the narthex wall. It’s first-come, first serve! The date of the 2021 March for Life is Friday, January 29th. Thanks to some undergirding financial support from the Church and Community Committee, the cost for the round-trip ride on a plush Perkiomen Tours coach is still only $12. You’re welcome to inform others who might be interested in this opportunity to bear witness for LIFE.
ANNUAL DINNER & BUSINESS MEETING of Leidy’s Church takes place this Saturday. Please fill out the registration form in the bulletin and place in the box provided at the Welcome Desk. At this meeting a budget will be adopted for 2021. A copy of the budget will be posted on the narthex wall.
THE FLOWER CHART FOR 2021 is posted on the wall in the narthex for those who would like to sponsor flowers for our sanctuary. There are many dates that are still available, the chart will be posted for one more week.
INQUIRES CLASS is planning to convene during the month of January. If you are interested in finding out more about this local assembly of Christ’s Church, what we doctrinally believe and what ministries we serve and support, please consider joining our next session of the Inquirers Class. In addition to examining our doctrinal beliefs, along with our discipleship, missions and outreach ministries, we will present position papers tackling various moral issues, which must be biblically addressed and responded to. We hope to begin this Inquirer’s Class on Sunday, January 24th. The class will meet in the Conference Room for six consecutive weeks during the Sunday School hour. If you would like to attend, please contact the church office, or speak to someone on the pastoral staff.
WOMEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL continues with the Sacred Series for the next three Sundays. Beginning soon they will begin a drive thru history of the Gospels. If you have any questions, see Lorraine Kroesser.
THE NEW PRECEPT STUDY that was going to start on January 6th has been pushed back to February 4th. If you have any question, please see Verna Bowman.
GRACE NOTES CHOIR will be starting up again on January 20th . . . (the SECOND week of iBlast!) We meet in the choir room on the first floor at 5:00 and we’re done in time for dinner! All kids 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 info or just stop in on Jan. 20th!
iBLAST SPRING SEMESTER begins this Wednesday. There will be a family meal at 5:15 with iBLAST running from 6-7:30. If you were registered for the fall, we already have your information. If you still need to sign up, you are able to do so at https://leidyschurch.org/iblast/.
NIGHT TO SHINE 2021 Shine Thru volunteers still needed! On Friday, January 22nd from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday, the 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm our registered guests will be celebrated as they pick up their guest experience kit in the Leidy’s Church parking lot. Especially needed are Parking Lot attendants and Red Carpet helpers. Please go to leidyschurch.nighttoshine.com to get details and volunteer or contact the church office.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
† Pray for the 450 literacy students among the Erukulu people. Ask the Holy Spirit to place within each one a desire to walk in the ways of the Lord. This would include areas such as personal hygiene, finances, relationships with family members, and personal ethics, as well as coming to trust in Jesus as Savior.
† Pray for individual believers and churches in Chad and Niger, that God would give them great joy despite being surrounded by non-Christians and living in difficult cultural conditions. May their joy be such as to seek expression in reaching out to those who have never heard the gospel.
PATTERNS OF PRAYER takes place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 10 to 12 in Rm. 117. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the third Saturday of January, 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.
SONSHINE PLAYERS and the cast of Faith News in particular: Plans are in the works to bring Faith News back, and we need to know everyone’s availability! We need to know if your plans have changed and if we need to recast any parts. Also, if you want to be part of the Spring Musical…but missed it last year…it’s not too late to join us! There is no age limit for Sonshine Players! (We’ve had some actors in the past that have been really old!) So, check your email and church mailboxes…or contact Donna Frueh or Laurie Plank for more details!
EACH YEAR LEIDY’S CHURCH is blessed with wonderful folks who come alongside families and help kids know and follow Jesus? They are called Sunday School Teachers, and we have the best. However, we have a few Sunday School teaching or assisting needs. Please consider joining the Sunday School teaching squad as they communicate the love of Christ to the kids of Leidy’s church. Please contact the church office to sign up as a teacher or assistant this spring.
FREE FOR THE TAKING – A set of wooden bunk beds, they can also be converted to two single beds. For details call Tosha at 215-470-1235.
THE LEIDY’S CHURCH FAMILY would like to come alongside Tim and Rachel Leidy (and Andrew and Nora) and bless them with meals while Baby Jonas is in the hospital. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the narthex wall for you to get on the list.
If you wish to help out and forget to sign up, contact the church office and they will let you know what dates are still available. There are no known food restrictions or allergies at this time.