June 20, 2021

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



  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Norman Moyer 24th; Kristen Parry 26th; Cindy Filson 28th; John Schilling 29th; Will Shafer 30th.
  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Rich and Betty Hughes, Tom and Alice Kraus, Greg and Sandy Nase 24th; John and Janelle Rittenhouse, Bill and Elaine Teate 26th; Aiden and Rachel LeFever 27th; Steve and Sherri Walmsley 28th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is God’s Master Plan of Salvation. Robert E. Coleman wrote a classic work entitled “The Master Plan of Evangelism”, whereby he encourages believers to set the course of their life on the principles and pattern established by the Lord Jesus in order to fulfill God’s plan of the Great Commission in the world. Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus reveals God’s master plan of salvation for the establishment of the Church. We will examine the standards of God’s master plan and why they are essential for the salvation of sinners.

IF YOU WOULD like to share special music anytime this summer during Sunday worship, please call Nancy VanDerbeek at 215-896-7664.

SLMT SIGN-UP SHEETS ARE UP. We have several sign-up sheets. They are:

  • For Work Week July 12-16
  • For Work Week August 2-6
  • For Lunch Preparation/Delivery for July week and/or August week
  • For Saturday July 17
  • For Saturday August 7

We will be doing construction, maintenance, and landscape work with WorthWhile Wear. For more information consult the May and June Newsletters or speak with a member of the Mission Committee.

NOTE OF THANKS from Janice Peterman: “Thank you for the prayers, cards, and other acts of kindness shown throughout my hospital stay and ongoing rehabilitation.”

CONGRATULATIONS to all graduates in our midst. We wish God’s continued work in and through your lives. Graduates from high school are:

              Adam Foote                     Corbin Hostelley

              Phoenix Smith                 Samuel Murphy

              Calvin Radcliff

     and graduates from college are:

              Lora Dever                      Krista Tyson

              Josh Freed                      Derek Freed

JOIN US – This afternoon at 4:00 in the Fellowship Hall there will be an informational meeting and walkthrough of the drama that will be going on the end of October here at Leidy’s Church. Much help is needed. If you are not big on acting, we will need help in construction projects (large and small), prop collection, and a whole host of other tasks. Contact Pastor Michael if you have any questions.

THE CHURCH & COMMUNITY COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday at 2:30. The meeting takes place in the Pastor’s Study.

THANK YOU from the Kehs family for the prayers and cards since the death of their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

JOIN US THIS WEEK as we hear the crashing of waves, the crying of seagulls, and feel the warmth of the sun heating the earth. The kids of Leidy’s Church are not going to the beach but are going back in time to experience some of the sights, sounds and smells of Jonah. A family meal will start each night at 6 p.m. Please register your K-5th grader at www.leidyschurch.org/children. Your prayers for this ministry to our children are much appreciated.

SUMMER ISSUES & ANSWERS – A Ramble thru Romans begins next Sunday and ends on September 5th with John Niederhaus as the teacher. He anticipates more of a discussion format than a lecture format. It could even turn into a Quodlibet type setting. Come out to the Summer Issues & Answers Sunday School class beginning on June 27th and find out.

SLMT WORK WEEK INFO. Here are some items of interest and some items that need to be addressed. Please read each to see if or how they might apply to you:

      If you will be part of a SLMT Work Week, including those only going on a Saturday, please let the church office know asap if you have any food allergies. The Food Prep Committee needs that information as they begin to cook up their plans. Thanks.

      If you signed up to be part of SLMT Work Week but you were not able to attend the Orientation Meeting this past Wednesday, please stop by the church office to receive the forms and information you will need to complete to be part of the team.

      SLMT Work Week participants are required to raise a certain amount of money and a certain number of prayer supporters. To that end, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to be such a supporter. Support needs to be gathered as soon as feasible. If no one asks you for support, but you would like to be a supporter, contact John Niederhaus or the church office and you will be asked!

      Yes, you may still sign up to be part of SLMT ’21. See the other blurb in this bulletin that enumerates the possibilities.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Joy Amstutz will be held at Leidy’s Church on Sunday, June 27, at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend as well as being invited to a fellowship meal afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. There are lots of memories of Joy to be shared.


  • The Erukula people do not have a culture of faith, nor are they among other cultures of faith. Christian faith is new, it’s unknown in their circles. What those individuals who have become believers through the Literacy Program know now, however, is that God’s commandments are true. As they share this with others, they will experience push-back. They may experience persecution. They may be called liars and have other “truths” thrown at them. That means Psalm 119:86 would be a good prayer platform for this week. Here’s what it says: All Your commandments are faithful; they have persecuted me with a lie; help me! May God give them help.
  • Chad and Niger are deserts with regard to the Christian faith. Less than one percent of the population in Niger claims the Christians faith. Chad has more unreached people groups living in its borders than any other African nation. This means both nations, despite being deserts with regard to Christianity, are in reality rich fields of for Gospel outreach. Through Global Disciples, Christians within each nation are being mobilized for such outreach. Psalm 107:35-38 provide a basis of prayer for each nation: [God] changes a wilderness into a pool of water and a dry land into springs of water; And there He makes the hungry to dwell, so that they may establish an inhabited city, and sow fields and plant vineyards, and gather a fruitful harvest. Yes, may the Lord do so in Chad and Niger.

ARTICLES for the July/August Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.