January 31, 2021

News and announcements from the Immanuel Leidy's Church community.



  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sierra Fretz, Janice Jesiolowski, Cheyenne Kehs 4th; Sarah Im, Rob Ruth 5th; Shaun Permar, Sr. 6th; Jim Foote, Delton Plank, Miriam Weigner, Herb Wolgemuth 7th; Dennis Gruver 8th.
  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Justin and Julia Gregory 10th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is True Worship. From the earliest generations right worship of God has included pure and spotless offerings. Though the Lord Jesus has become the perfect sacrifice, Christians must continue to worship the Lord in a right manner. Those who have offered the lame and sick as acceptable offerings to the Lord have consistently proved a lack of true faith. Do not be fooled; God is not mocked. Honor the Lord and worship Him rightly.


     Today        What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich

     Feb. 7        What is Reformed Theology? – Dave Reich

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!

TOMORROW IS FEBRUARY 1st , where did January go? Our February Ladies of Leidy’s meeting will be this Tuesday evening at 7:00, in room 123 and we practice social distancing. Our guest speaker will be Pastor John Niederhaus. He is going to give us the history and significance of the parament. (Don’t know what that is, neither did I so I asked him to come and educate us). All Ladies of the church are encouraged to come. Our March 9 meeting will be our great Potluck Dinner, which we postponed from December. All our church ladies are encouraged to come and join us in a wonderful evening together. Please sign the sheet in the narthex to let us know you are coming and what you would like to bring.

PATTERNS OF PRAYER take place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 9 to 11 in Room 117. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the first Saturday of February, 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.

JULIA KULP wants to thank all her friends at Leidy’s Church for the lovely birthday cards she received. It made her feel so happy and grateful for the love and care from her church family.

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.

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.


      We’re praying for churches in Niger and Chad. They are a distinct minority in their homelands. As they seek to follow the Lord Jesus faithfully, let’s pray that God will “teach them good discernment and knowledge so they will believe in His commandments.” [see Ps. 119:66] It’s always a challenge to believe God and His Word when your culture says otherwise, as we know all too well.

       In India there are 450 individuals among the Erukulu people group enrolled in literacy classes. They are learning to read using biblical and Christian materials. This is new information for them. Let’s pray God will enable them to “consider their ways and turn their feet to His testimonies.” [see Ps. 119:59] That’s not a bad prayer to pray for ourselves either!

WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME our new volunteer librarian Reagan Hostelley, who is taking Joyce Godshall spot.  Reagan will be volunteering along with Bonnie Pross. If anyone would like to have a certain book or DVD’s, and we don’t have it, let us know by dropping a note in Bonnie’s or Reagan’s mailbox. This would be very helpful. Most of our library books and DVDs are donated. Stop by to see the newest donated books.

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.

THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER is in your mailbox, or you can find them on the desk outside of the sanctuary.