HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Helen Roberson August 1st; Mario Guerreiro, Oliver Olsyzk, Anthony Sciacca 3rd; Elaine Frank, Brett Fretz, Dana Gehman, Marilee Hughes, Donna Smith 4th; Natalie Reich, Diane Weber 5th; Karen Brown, Brian McClaskey, Steve Walmsley 6th; Ginna Foote, Cyndi Schilling, Brody Shelton, Steve Yagilnicky 7th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ken and Wendy Murphy August 1st; John and Ellen Pavie 3rd; Gerald and Sherry Moyer 6th.
Leviticus 16:2-16; Ephesians 2:4-7; Hebrews 9:11-15, 24-28
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Blood: The Way into The Holy Place. Are you one of those people who cannot stand the sight of blood? Some among us simply cannot stand the sight of blood: their own, other people’s, or even animals. It makes them squeamish and lightheaded. If you were the high priest in Israel, you would have learned very early to be comfortable with blood. Each year the high priest would have to offer bloody sacrifices for himself and for the people. The author of Hebrews talks about blood as the way to enter the Holy Place. Should we start raising sheep and bulls to be near the Lord, or has Christ done this for us?
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared at the service of worship this morning. We invite all members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
- Today – Dave Reich, Spiritual But Not Religious
- August 4th– Dan Istrate, Missionary in Romania
SAVE THE DATE: The Senior Saints Luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 12 noon. Make sure to mark it on your calendar. Invitations will be in the mail shortly.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets this afternoon from 3-6 at the home of the Rau’s, their address is 300 Fox Lane, Perkasie. Main course is provided, but bring along a side dish (salads, coleslaw, etc.) or a dessert dish. Reminder that girls and guys should wear appropriate swimsuits.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is scheduled for August 11th immediately following the service. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Consistorymen. Those men being nominated to serve as Elders are Ken Merritt and John DiLenge. Being nominated for Deacons are Kendall Musselman and Shaun Permar.
LUKE 19 PROJECT: The piano duet CDs are available in the narthex after the worship service. The cost is $10 and you can purchase a CD even if you did not order one. See Darlene Schmidt after the service.
AN ONGOING REQUEST for the Philadelphia Street Missions. This past winter Leidy’s Church was very gracious in providing clothing in the way of coats, socks, blankets and shoes. It filled a need for many people during the winter months, but summer brings a different need. An insert is in your mailbox with a list of items that would make a big difference in the life of a homeless person. Any items you are able to provide can be placed in the boxes in the coat closet. Please call Darlene Schmidt with any questions, 267-373-8918.
WORSHIP AT TLH COMMUNITY happens this afternoon at 2:30. Members from the congregation are always welcome to attend and interact with and encourage the residents. Pastor Niederhaus will be preaching, special music will be presented by Gary, Jim, and John.
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 August, 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.
THERE WILL BE A Safety Committee meeting from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesday, August 7th in the Conference Room. If anyone is interested, please feel free to join.
REMINDER FOR SLMT MEMBERS – Don’t forget to pick up your passport from the office. Check the table in the Fellowship Hall to reclaim any items you may have left behind, or you can buy it back at the Rummage Sale.
A PROPERTY WORK DAY is scheduled for Saturday, August 10th from 8-12. We will be weeding and trimming back some shrubs.
THANK YOU from LeRoy and Diane Gehman. They are very grateful for all the prayers for Robin and Tom. They are both home recuperating.