WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Catriona Lockman, Marin Parfitt 16th; Frank Bivighouse 17th; Judi Weiss 18th; Rich Hughes 19th; Adam Foote 20th; Betty Jo Lockman 21st.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! James and Danielle Mylin 19th; John and Debbie Caserta 21st.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Aliens Become Citizens by the Blood of Christ. There is a flurry of news about people trying to immigrate to this country. Many are trying to enter illegally, others lawfully. In both cases, these people are known as either legal or illegal aliens, not citizens. The road to US citizenship happens to those who fully comply with all of the legal requirements of US citizenship. Paul teaches us how those formerly alienated become citizens of heaven in Christ.
THIS MORNING Leidy’s Church is receiving a new member. We wish to welcome Ken Mark to our fellowship. Take time to greet him after the service.
IF YOU WOULD like to share special music anytime this summer during Sunday worship, please call Nancy VanDerbeek at 215-896-7664.
THE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens at Leidy’s church on Friday, July 30th. You may register before or after church, or you can go to www.redcrossblood.org and in the “Find a Blood Drive” box type in leidyschurch. Click on the link and you’ll be able to see what times are available. Choose the time that best fits your schedule.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- As the 450 Erukula literacy students become literate, they will do so by means of lessons that include much biblical material. Our desire, our prayer, is that as they learn the mechanics of reading, they will also learn the truth of the Scriptures. Learning the truth of the Scriptures, means that one comes to love the Scriptures. May the experience of the literacy students (and our experience, as well!) be in line with what the Psalmist declares in Psalm 119:140. Here’s what it says: Your word is very pure; therefore your servant loves it. What a great declaration. We pray it will be echoed among the Erukula and among us.
- This week we want to pray for the Daza people in Chad and Niger. There are 507,000 Daza in Chad and 93,000 in Niger. Of that number there are 0.00% Christians! They are 97% Muslim. Though strictly committed to Islam, they incorporate animistic practices including animal sacrifices. The harsh desert climate and geographical remoteness of the regions they inhabit make it exceedingly difficult for missionary work to find an entry way. The Daza are quite poor and diseases are rampant with little medical care available. [This information is from the Joshua Project] Pray that God will open doors for Global Disciples workers and other Christians in Chad and Niger to reach the Daza people with the good news of Jesus.
SUMMER ISSUES & ANSWERS – A Ramble thru Romans with John Niederhaus as the teacher. We still have weeks to go. You can plug in at any time. Questions are welcome, though not necessarily answered! Come join us on our ramble.
SLMT WORK WEEK #1 BEGINS tomorrow! Praise God the Building Permit is in hand, building materials are present and ready to be utilized, and we have a good crew of workers set to go. They will appreciate your prayers – whether working in the kitchen or at the job site! Also, pray for good weather – may all Elsa-type weather go out to sea. There also is a Saturday crew which includes some of Week One personnel, but some who will be new to the work. Ask the Lord to protect the workers and prosper their labors. All this is done so the ministry of WorthWhile Wear can be enabled, strengthened, and enhanced.
PROPERTY WORKDAY – Saturday, July 31st from 9 am to 12 noon. Being planned is some general clean-up of the property and weeding, so there are jobs for everyone! If you have questions, please speak with Kendall Musselman.
THE YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS that has been meeting with Justin/Emma Coale and Jim/Ginna Foote, will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall, until September 5th to join Pastor John’s class on the book of Romans. ALL young adults, including those home from college are invited and encouraged to join us! Looking forward to seeing you there!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TACOS prayer event this Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. TACOS reminds us to come to God in prayer with Thanksgiving, Adoration, Confession, while remembering to pray for others and ourselves. We will open our time with songs of praise and worship at 7 p.m. and wrap things up by 8:30. Let’s agree with Paul the apostle as he exhorts us to not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Hope to see you there!
PATTERNS OF PRAYER take 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 July, 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.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Pool Party today from 3-6 at the home of the Heebner’s, 2775 Hedrick Rd., Harleysville. Main course is provided, boys need to bring a snack, and girls a drink. Reminder that girls and guys should wear appropriate swimsuits.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets this Friday morning at 5:30 in the Youth Room.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all who befriended Joy Amstutz over the years and to those who helped her in the past six months until her passing. Your time, energy, patience, and love were a blessing. From Glen & Rachel Tyson