July 19, 2020

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Barbara DiLucia, Susan Leidy-Slack 22nd; Stan Friday, Lani Kimenhour 23rd; Nicole Anton, Noah Weber 24th; Josh Freed, Alice Kraus 25th; Chase Mahoney, Peter Walbrandt 26th; Ellen Hill, Paul Kulp, Fern Vasey 28th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Steve and Sue Landis 24th; Justin and Courtney Lepping 25th; Ben and Adelaide Weber 26th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is A Man of His Own Choosing. People love to be heroes. Young kids all over the country may be found counting down the seconds to recreate a last-second, game-winning shot. I’ve known an adult or two to do the same thing! That’s just one proof of the fact people love to be heroes. Often when we are watching a movie or reading a book we are tempted to identify with the star of the story and put ourselves into the starring role. Christians may even be tempted to do this when studying the Bible. We must recognize that God has chosen a Redeemer of His own choosing. (Hint: It is not any of us.)

THE ORDINATION SERVICE for Pastor Michael will take place next Sunday 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.

FROM FRANK ALLEBACH: Thank you for all your prayers, well wishes, and cards for my recent back surgery. It went much better than we expected. God Bless You All!

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!

VALLEY VISTA SENIOR LIVING APARTMENTS in Souderton needs a volunteer to collect food from the Wawa located at 2480 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, every other Monday (starting 7/27) and every Wednesday (starting ASAP). The volunteer would be provided with insulated bags to collect the donation of unsold items that have been frozen; breakfast sandwiches, chicken nuggets, etc. If you have any questions or to volunteer, please contact Jessica at 484.693.0026 or email her jkabbeko@f4service.org.

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.

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.

ELAINE FRANK would like to thank everyone for their concerns, cards, and calls since her cataract surgeries.

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.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Pool Party today from 3-6 at the home of Jerry and BJ Kulp, 361 Moyer Rd., Souderton. Main course is provided, boys need to bring a snack, and girls a drink. Reminder that girls and guys should wear appropriate swimsuits.