March 10, 2019 Bulletin

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

Beverly Dettra, Brad Peck, Graham Vogelzang 14th; Irv Kulp, Iryna Yagilnicky 17th; Ethan Shoemaker 18th; Olivia Shoemaker 20th.     

EJ and Jena Swihart 18th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Can People Change Gods? People are very forgetful. In times of great abundance we tend to forget what it was like to count our pennies. When we are healthy and well, we don’t remember what it was like when we had that bad head cold. In a similar way, as a society grows more sophisticated, more learned, more affluent, there is a tendency to forget the truths by which our lives were formerly ordered. God makes such a charge against the Israelites. They have switched gods! Pilate’s judgment seat shows Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day doing the same thing. How about us–what have we forgotten?

WE WELCOME ANEES ZAKA to Leidy’s Church this morning. A long-time and valued friend of our congregation, he heads up a ministry known as Church Without Walls. It’s an outreach ministry that reaches around the world as well as in our own area. We’re looking forward to hearing what God is doing through this vital ministry.

Today               Anees Zaka – Church Without Walls    
March 17          Clay & Becky Walter – Mission Aviation Fellowship    
March 24          Chris & Heather Christensen – ABWE

THE MONTHLY AFTER-SERVICE LUNCHEON happens next Sunday. Lunch will be provided by the Women’s Sunday School class. You’re invited to hang out after worship for some good food and fellowship.

SLMT-PIKANGIKUM TRIP 2019 SIGNUP is underway! The sign-up sheet is posted on the narthex wall. July 11th through the 21st are the dates. Mark it on your calendar. No one is too young, no one is too old. Likewise, no one is too skilled and no one is too unskilled. You simply need to be a ready and willing worker with VBS materials and kids or with maintenance projects and tools. Seek the Lord, perhaps He wants to use you in this year’s ministry to Canada.

THE SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets at 7:30 Tuesday evening in Room 121.

LUNCH BUNCH LUNCHEON happens on Wednesday, April 17th at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is open to everyone 65+. Friends are invited also. If you would like to attend, please sign up on the sheet posted on the narthex wall or contact the church office to get your name on the list. A free-will offering will be taken. Deadline to sign up is April 7th.

LIVING HOPE NATIVE MINISTRIES is having its annual banquet on Friday evening, March 29th at Yoder’s Restaurant in New Holland, PA. Starting time is 6:30. There is no cost for the banquet, though a free-will offering will be taken. The new Executive Director of Living Hope will present an overview of the ministry, including the relocation of headquarters to Thunder Bay, Ontario. To register call toll-free 855-367-8199 or send an email to

CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP and the Cultural Mandate is an evening sponsored by the PA Faith and Freedom Coalition. It takes place on Friday, April 5th, at the Valley Forge Baptist Church from 7-9 pm. Among the topics to be covered include, The Four Structures of a Healthy Society, The Difference between Civics and Politics, and What Christian Citizenship Means Today. Valley Forge Baptist Church is located at 616 S. Trappe Road, Collegeville.

MANY THANKS to all who participated in last evening’s Chili Cook-Off. It was a good evening, with good fellowship and hearty dining. Best of all, funds were raised for the ongoing ministry of bringing food and Christian hope to Venezuelan refugees in Cucuta, Colombia.

ELDER PRAYER takes place at 7pm this Tuesday evening in Room 121.

GIVE THANKS TO GOD for the ministry taking place in Cucuta, Colombia! What we call In This Time of Need, but which is known in Cucuta as The Good Samaritan program, is providing a hot meal, Christian love, faithful encouragement, and the word of the Gospel to refugees from Venezuela. While giving thanks to God for this ministry, also pray for our fellow Christians on the ground in Cucuta who are making this ministry happen. They are inviting folk to come, preparing the food, cleaning up afterwards, doing programs for the kids, and sharing the gospel by word, deed, and printed material. And none of it happens without our financial undergirding. Praise be to God!

INQUIRER’S CLASS BEGINS on Sunday, April 7th. This is a class for those interested in learning more about Leidy’s Church. While not a membership class, it is a class one must take before becoming a member. It consists of six separate sessions conducted in the Conference Room on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. You may register for the class by speaking with the church office or talking with Pastor Niederhaus.

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPT. is collecting pictures of children in our Nursery through 12th grade Sunday School classes for 2019 prayer cards which will be distributed on Palm Sunday. Parents, be sure a picture of your child(ren), with their name and birthdate on the back, is turned in to their Sunday School teachers, the church office, or you may email it to March 31st. If you do not have a picture, let their Sunday School teacher know, and we will take one for you. It is our desire that each child has an adult praying for them!

THE CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.

THINK SPRING! Karen Mirabella has agreed to lead a workshop for ladies who may be interested in decorating a grapevine wreath to display at their homes. The class i open to a maximum of 20 participants and will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, beginning at 9 am in the Youth Room. To help cover the cost of materials we ask each person to pay $10. Supplies will be provided, and a sample wreath will be displayed within the next few weeks. If you would like to be creative and enjoy a bit of fellowship with the ladies, sign-up on the sheet posted on the narthex wall.

NEW PRECEPT CLASS – How do you live with integrity in a nation without morals? How does your life reflect your faith? We can change the culture into which God has called us . . . come out and join us for a short seven-week course studying the book of Titus beginning Thursday, March 28th at 9:00. Workbook cost is $8. For more info call Verna at 215-237-1370.

AUCTION DONATION FORMS for the Leidy’s Church Auction set for April 27th are in your mailboxes. Please pray how you can support this worthy endeavor. Call the church office if you have any questions about the auction or ideas you might have about donation items.

HOW ABOUT SOME suprême de volaille à la Kiev? That’s one of the items on the menu for the Love Cradle International banquet. Taking place on Saturday evening April 6th, it is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate God’s work among Ukrainian orphans. There is no cost for the banquet, though a free-will offering will be received. Our hearts will be refreshed and encouraged as we see and hear what is happening through this ministry. But you’re wondering, “What in the world is suprême de volaille à la Kiev?” It’s Chicken Kiev. You’ll like it.