July 26, 2020

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Michael Mirabella, Danielle Mylin 29th; Cooper Moyer, Melody Smith, Hollie Walbrandt 31st; Helen Roberson August 1st; Oliver Olsyzk, Anthony Sciacca 3rd; Elaine Frank, Dana Gehman, Marilee Hughes, Donna Smith 4th; Natalie Reich, Diane Weber 5th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ken and Wendy Murphy August 1st; John and Ellen Pavie 3rd.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Home Improvement, Part I. The TV is chock full of reality shows and some of the most popular are the so-called “Home Improvement” shows. However, that’s a misnomer! What they really ought to be called is “House Improvement” shows. As everyone knows, a house IS NOT a home. When it comes to reality many homes in America are broken homes, filled with heartache and stress. God, the designer of the family, has strategic advice graciously implanted in the Bible on true HOME improvement! This week we will explore some improvement tips the Lord gives to wives.

THE ORDINATION SERVICE for Pastor Michael takes place this afternoon at 5pm. A signal event in the life of our congregation, we are all invited and hope you plan to be present for this joyful event.

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.

MANY THANKS for the visits, meals, cards, and prayers that were given during my recent accident. Wow!! is all I can say. I am joyfully overwhelmed. Praise God for such a caring congregation. God bless you all. Ed Schmidt

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens this 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.

CARD SHOWER! Doug Kogel is turning 80 years of age on August 23rd. If you wish to help celebrate this milestone birthday, you can give his card to daughter Tosha by 8/2 or mail directly to him at 2101 7th Street, Emmetsburg, IA  50536

DOCK MENNONITE ACADEMY is accepting applications for a part-time custodial staff member for the Lansdale location and a part time custodial staff member for the Souderton location. The position includes general cleaning, setting up and cleaning after events/rentals, snow removal, etc.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and climb up and down a ladder. Must have reliable transportation to and from work.  Send resumes to Patti Baker at pabaker@dock.org.

FOOD COLLECTION will again be taking place under the auspices of the Church & Community for the Keystone Opportunity Center. You should check the expiration date on donates items to insure they are useable. Please have them here by August 30th. Thanks for your help. Here are the foods they are looking for at this time:

  • Canned vegetables – corn, green beans, potatoes, carrots, beets;
  • Pork & Beans;
  • Beef Stew;
  • Tuna;
  • Canned fruit in juice;
  • Juice boxes;
  • Jelly (strawberry & grape);
  • Canned chicken;
  • Soups – all varieties;
  • Saltine crackers, Cheez-its, Wheat Thins;
  • Snacks: granola bars, peanut or cheese crackers, Pop Tarts;
  • Size 5 and 6 diapers;
  • Dish soap.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP SERVICE PROJECT– This Wednesday the 29th come and help us organize and clean. Bring a mask, and a water bottle. Lunch will be provided. We will start at 9:30.