WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Claire Nowling, Nicholas Sciacca 28th; Val Hager, John Rittenhouse 29th; David Hughes, Arlin Moyer 31st; Chloe Olszyk, Marje Talbot, Brittany Weiss February 1st; Jerry Kulp, Makenna Murphy 2nd; Carly Camuso, Andrew Leidy, Nancy VanDerbeek 3rd.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ken and Joanna Mark 28th; Stan and Joan Radcliff February 3rd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Providential Lovingkindness. God sovereignly rules through the works of creation and providence. Without the Lord’s providential care, all humanity is lost, and any certainty of righteousness in the Lord is impossible. In good times and bad, Christians must celebrate the providential care of the Lord in their lives. It is an anchor to the weary soul and a comfort in times of distress.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
Jan. 31 What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich
WHILE THE IN-PERSON March for Life event on January 29th was cancelled, they are still encouraging participation through their virtual event. Go to their web site: marchforlife.org for details and to sign up.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
As you pray for new believers in Chad and Niger, ask the Lord to “establish their footsteps in His Word, and not to let any iniquity have dominion over them.” [see Ps. 119:133] May believers old and new learn to live in such a way as to apply all the Bible to all of life. In doing so, may they experience the joy of the Lord.
450 Erukulu individuals – young and old, male and female – are learning to read using biblically based materials. As we intercede for them, pray that Psalm 119:130 would be fulfilled in their individual lives. “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Let it be so, Lord Jesus.
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!
HELP FOR THE HOMELESS – There is a group that will be going to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia on Saturday, February 13th, and 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 will be a box in the coat room to collect the items. If you have any questions, speak with Ed Schmidt.
SHARE SOME FLOWERS, share some joy, share some praise to the Lord. The 2021 Flower Chart is posted in the narthex. It still has 19 Sundays for which no one has signed up to provide flowers. Open Sundays include three in February and two in March. Check it out and see if there is a Sunday you’d like to sponsor our chancel flowers.