July 12, 2020

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

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! Jim and Danielle Mylin 19th; John and Debbie Caserta 21st.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Motivation for Reaching the Unreached. Leidy’s Church is currently involved in Gospel Gleanings, a Dollar-A-Day Project to reach the Erukula and Mucherukala Unreached People Group in Andhra Pradesh, India with the Gospel. This is a strategic outreach to the most populous country in the world. India has more unreached people groups than any other country or region of the globe. Today we will consider some pressing reasons why we should be motivated to reach the unreached. We know people without Christ are lost. We know being lost has bad, far-reaching, disastrous ramifications. Things need to change.

THE ORDINATION SERVICE for Pastor Michael will take place on Sunday, July 26th at 5pm. A signal event in the life of our congregation, we are all invited to enter that date and time into our calendars and plan to be present for this joyful event.

A BIG THANK YOU to the Confirmation Class from Pastor and Mrs. Niederhaus. Hey, Confirmation Class, we’re looking forward to getting out to Lancaster and seeing a show at the Sight & Sound Theater. We might be forced to enjoy a bite to eat while we’re at it. We’ll be thinking of your smiling faces all the while we’re enjoying it. Thank You!

IF ANYONE IN THE LEIDY’S CHURCH FAMILY would like to help bless Ben and Sara Shoaf by providing meals, go to https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=VHFA7670&welcome=1 to sign up. There you will find important details including what not to make and their home address and be able to see what dates are open. Thanks!

RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO DO during the lockdown? The Mission Committee has just the thing for you. A Virtual 5K Run to benefit the work of Mick and Cathy Sander in eSwatini. This will be a featured Mission opportunity for July. More details are in the July/August Newsletter. Want more details now? Talk with Barb Gehman.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY happens this Friday morning at 5:30 in the Youth Room.

ATTENTION USHERS: Since we are meeting for worship on Sunday mornings, please review the usher duties and contact your usher captain to see if you are needed.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens on Friday, July 31st. There are several ways for you to secure an appointment to give blood. The quickest and easiest way is to go directly to www.redcrossblood.org and in the “Find a Blood Drive” box type in leidyschurch. [no spaces, no apostrophe] Click on the link and you’ll be able to see what times are still available. The church office also will take calls if you don’t have a computer and would like to register.

DEAR LEIDY’S CHURCH FAMILY. Pat and I want to thank you for all the cards and greetings and well-wishes we’ve received over the past couple of weeks. We are greatly encouraged by and thankful for your thoughts and prayers on our behalf. Also, we are overwhelmed by the gift of a trip out to the Grand Tetons! WooHoo! We’ve already begun planning what all we want to do. Also, we appreciated particularly the singing on June 28th. The Choir Anthem was a wonderfully unanticipated surprise, and absolutely marvelous. Thank you! Also, not to be forgotten, it was a privilege and joy to sing Jesus Saves with all the guys from Consistory one more time. Your kindnesses to us have been extraordinary. With great gratitude, John & Pat Niederhaus

LIVING U, the lifelong learning institute of Living Branches, will offer classes this fall through Zoom for residents and any person age 62 years of age and older. Our topics will include an introduction to Zoom, model railroading, biological rhythms, healthy brain aging, planting bulbs in the fall for spring blooms, the art and science of translation, physics is fun, tech for seniors, 21st century farming, music of Christmas and much more. For information, go to www.livingbranches.org/livingu or call Maribeth Benner, Living U Coordinator, at 215-368-4438 ext. 44204. Registration is open from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

A GREAT BIG “thank you” to all who helped make this week’s Rummage Sale a success. We provided a lot of good clothing for people in need, while making over $2,000 for the Ladies of Leidy’s outreach ministry. We will continue to accept donations, which you may put in the Rummage Room, for our scheduled October sale.