June 9, 2019 Bulletin

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Matt Harris, Angela Kinney, Sharon Kostishion, Pat Niederhaus, Peter Thompson 13th; Elaine Teate, Sherri Walmsley 16th; Jonna Dee, Caren Elliott 17th; Buck Landis, Ben Smith 18th; Lillian King, Austin Merritt, Joe Sciacca, Jane Wilson 19th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dave and Adine Doran 14th; Brett and Jennifer Keeble, Blaine and Nicole Moyer, John and Pat Niederhaus, Bob and Jill Ott 17th; Dana and Barb Gehman 19th.

John 8:49-53; Acts 2 s.v.; Hebrews 2 s.v.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Taste and See. The Psalmist says we should taste and see that the Lord is good. What the disciples tasted and saw on the Day of Pentecost was so powerful all the folk around them thought the disciples were drunk! They were not drunk! Instead, the Holy Spirit had given them eyes to behold the mighty deeds of God. As Peter preached about the deeds of God, the gathered crowd wanted to know what they should do in response to the deeds of God. What those crowds experienced is what chapter two of Hebrews is all about. They needed to touch God and to be touched by God.

THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared this morning. We invite all members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament.

WELCOME TO THE ALLEMAN FAMILY who shared in the Issues & Answers Class today. They are part of a Cru team that ministers to college students. Long a part of our Mission budget, they will be glad to meet and greet you at a table in the narthex after the service. If you would like to be part of their prayer team, a sign-up sheet will be available.


  • Today – Jared Alleman
  • June 16 – Steve Radcliff – Gone to Pot
  • June 23 – Mary Faus

NEW MEMBERS WILL BE RECEIVED into the fellowship of Leidy’s Church on Sunday, June 30th.  Those persons who are interested in becoming members should contact the church office or Pastor Niederhaus so proper arrangements can be made.

WE KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD of SLMT, what about SDMT? They’re somewhat dramatic. They love Jesus. They share the Gospel. They proclaim God’s grace to sinners and have a lot of fun. They put on an excellent Judgement House! We have needs for tour guides, actors young and young at heart, craftsmen, extras and many more people. If you would like to be a part of Judgement House, please come to the walk-through of the script this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. or Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Rm 123.

LUKE 19 PROJECT – Father-Daughter outdoor services. Flower bed care including clean-up, weeding, edging and mulching. Yard care including clean-up of tree debris, mowing, and trimming. $25 dollars for first hour. Then $10 / hr. Please call Matt McVaugh at 610-587-0832 to discuss if interested.

THANK YOU! to all those who helped with the Strawberry Festival! We appreciate those who did so much in preparation, those who served during the event itself, and those who hung around and did the required cleaning up afterwards. You all did well. Also, thanks to those who helped spread the word and invite others. Last, but not least, thanks to all who came and enjoyed the food and fellowship. It was an encouragement.

THE JUNE FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON takes place two weeks from today, that is, on June 23rd. Everyone present that day is invited and encouraged to hang around and enjoy a meal at no cost to you! We don’t know what the meal will consist of yet, except that it will be good, almost as good as the fellowship around the tables.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL volunteers are needed starting on June 23rd in order to give our teachers a break over the summer. So, if you are a parent, prayer partner, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or friend please consider taking one Sunday to teach this summer. All material is provided for you. There is a sign-up sheet with the dates needed on the table in the narthex.

LUKE 19 PROJECT – Darlene Schmidt and Nancy VanDerbeek have put together a piano duet CD. This morning’s prelude is just one of the pieces included on the CD. Cost is $10. Sign-up on the board in the narthex.

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT Bible Study meets Monday evenings at 7:00 in Room 118. They have started Restless, Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen. Our lives are full. Full up to the brim with jobs, children, homes, family, friends, and church, to name a few. And yet, despite life’s fullness we often feel empty, bored and restless. Come and uncover the divinely placed threads in your story.

FELLOWSHIP MEALS: WHO DOES THEM? Did you ever wonder who puts on our Fellowship Meals? The answer is, we do them. The “we” is any group of persons who wants to provide a blessing to the wider congregation through this means. We’ve had Small Groups do them, Committees do them, families do them. There are limited opportunities, less than 12 per year, and only one per month. If you and group of like-minded individuals would like to do one, contact Rich Kapusta or Nathan Kulp and they’ll see if they can find a spot for you on the schedule.

PATTERNS OF PRAYER take place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 9 to 11 in Rm. 117. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the third Saturday of June, 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.

PENN VALLEY CHURCH CARNIVAL, an annual event, happens June 11-15. The event requires many volunteers. To volunteer go to http://var/web/site/public_html.pennvalleychurch.org/fair and scroll down to Volunteers 2019. They are also in need of Chili Cook-off participants. Check out the poster in the narthex for information about the cook-off.  

A YOUNG WOMEN from our church family, Glory Griffith, does cleaning, gardening and babysitting for hire. She can be reached at 610-222-4431.

NEW DATE AND TIME! Ruth Thompson’s graduation party has been moved to June 30th from 1-5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Snacks served at 1:00, parental remarks at 2:00, meal at 2:30. Anyone who knows Ruth is welcome – adult, child, or whole family. Please RSVP to Jerri Thompson at 610-792-2458 or cjthompson@ieee.org.