July 7, 2019 Bulletin

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sandy Nase, Karen Sciacca, Paul Wile 11th; Joan Thomas 12th; Jayne Lafty 13th; Navi Hager, Emerson Rosenbaum 14th; Catriona Lockman, Marin Parfitt 16th; Frank Bivighouse, Ava Carsley 17th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ken and Velva Stevenson, Glen and Rachel Tyson 13th;

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Taking Hold of Hope. Hebrews 6 has one of the scariest passages in the Bible. It speaks of those who “have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance.” That is a no-hope passage! Hebrews 6 encourages us to be imitators of Abraham who through faith and patience inherited the promises of God. Examining Abraham’s chart of faith reveals several blips of unfaith. Those blips can help us in our walk of faith. Sometimes we need a good “bad example.” Abraham also had plenty of good “good examples.” Like Abraham, we need to have hope as an anchor for our souls.

A WARM WELCOME TO Kevin and Maria Noyes. Working through the ministry of DiscipleMakers, God is using them to raise up followers of Jesus among the students at Gettysburg College, Shippensburg University, and Dickinson College. We’re glad to have them as part of the missionaries supported by Leidy’s Church and look forward to hearing what’s happening with them.

THIS MORNING Leidy’s Church is receiving new members. We wish to welcome the following people to our fellowship. Take time to greet them after the service.

  • Dave Guntz Janelle Rittenhouse
  • Ethel Greenawalt Rachel Rittenhouse
  • John Rittenhouse Kaitlyn Rittenhouse


  • Today – Kevin & Maria Noyes, DiscipleMakers, Gettysburg
  • July 14 – Stan Ott
  • July 21 – Bob Jacobus, Foretold Ministries

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens on Friday, July 26. People can signup on-line or look for a Lay Committee representative in the narthex before and after the worship service.

TICKETS AVAILABLE for the IronPigs vs. The Norfolk Tides on July 27th. There will be an awesome fireworks display after the game. Tickets are $11 apiece and include a $2 voucher for use at concession stands. Those who purchase tickets will be able to get them from their church mailbox on Sunday, July 21st.

SLMT-PIK/SANDY DEPARTS this Thursday evening. Team members should be at the church by 6 p.m. After the final details are in place, team members, family members, friends, and other interested persons will come inside for a brief Sending Off service. That will take place about 6:30 or so. Ministry location is Pik and Sandy and team members are listed below. Please keep them in your daily prayers.

Vangie Niederhaus, Sarah Hillborn, Nick Smith, Michael Nowling, Christian Rau, Anna Heebner, Wendy Radcliff, Peg Seachrist, Elijah Smith, Phoenix Smith, Shae Mahoney, Evangeline Smith, Mariah Foote, Kathryn DiLenge, Ginna Foote, Caleb DiLenge, Cheyenne Kehs, Brandon Kehs, Shawnee Kehs, Judah Kehs, Matt McVaugh, Mary Beth Musselman, Rich Kapusta, Steve Paine, Josh Heebner, John DiLenge.

Tony Kapusta, Ed Schmidt, Collin Radcliff, Julia Martindell, Sallybeth McClaskey, Hannah Thompson, Lorraine Kroesser, Rachel McGowen.

THE SOUDERTON AMERICAN LEGION is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. This Saturday they will host an Open House from 12 to 4pm at their site at 353 Main Street. These veterans still serving America invite the community to come and celebrate with them on that day.

BILL WEIGNER would like to thank the church family for the cards, prayers, and expressions of concern during his recent surgery and continued recovery. To God be the glory!

A HOST FAMILY is being sought for an 18-year-old boy from Serbia who will be attending Faith Christian Academy. Since he is coming through a missionary non-profit organization, the host parent allowance is $300/month. If interested, contact Cheryl, Director of International Students at 215-257-4549.

THANK YOU from Shirley Michalak for the prayers, cards, flowers, and the many visits from caring friends. It is good to be home. God bless.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP HITS THE CINEMA. We will be watching a movie and talking about its worldview. So, grab your popcorn, candy, sides and drinks and meet in the Fellowship Hall at 3:00. As always the main course will be provided.

LES & BONNIE PROSS wish to thank their church family for the prayers and cards on Les’ behalf.

THE JULY FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON takes place two weeks from today, on July 21st. Everyone present that day is invited and encouraged to hang around and enjoy a meal.