WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Phoenix Smith 25th; Sean Lehman, Justin Lepping, Shae Mahoney, Ruthie Niederhaus 26th; Barb Gehman 27th; Evangeline Niederhaus, Clinton Radcliff 28th; Emma Coale, Blaine Moyer, Laurie Plank 29th; Sherman Focht, Marlene Hughes, Collin Parry 30th; Meghann Permar, Rock Rau, Collin Weiss 31st.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Faith with No Works is Dead. There is a saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This saying should never be applied to people who say they have a faith in God but have nothing to show for it. In this case, James has much to say about that sort of faith; for true faith will be accompanied by works of faith. In fact, James says, “faith without works is dead.” Let us be people who have a living faith producing works rather than a dead one.
WE WELCOME PHIL AND PRATIKSHA TYSON to Leidy’s Church today. The Tysons are relatively new to our Mission Support list. Working in a mountainous country in Asia, their labor of love toward the Lord focuses on women who have been rescued from trafficking. We look forward to hearing how God is working in and through them.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today Phil/Pratiksha Tyson – Beauty for Ashes
March 28 Tim Bench – Global Disciples
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- As God works among the Erukula people through the Literacy Course, we might pray Psalm 119:110 on their behalf: The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts. As numbers of the students come to faith in Christ, they will find that wicked people and the devil and just the nature of living in this world will lay snares, stumbling blocks for them. Ask the Lord to grant them His favor and not allow their feet to slip from His way.
- Global Disciples is working with churches and Christian leaders in Niger and Chad to take the gospel to unreached people groups. All the preparation in the world will not bring any changes to pass unless there are open doors for gospel witness. One aspect of ministry for which we need to be praying is for open doorsof opportunity to share the Gospel. This means not only doors of opportunity, but open doors into human hearts.
NEW MEMBERS WILL BE RECEIVED into the fellowship of Leidy’s Church on Sunday, April 11th. Those persons who are interested in becoming members should contact the church office or Pastor Steve so proper arrangements can be made.
INVITE SOME FRIENDS to come with you to some Easter season services. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday one of the hymns will be Palm Branches. Our Good Friday evening service happens on April 2nd at 7:00. Easter Sunday is April 4th, when we will have an Easter Breakfast between 8 and 9:45. A celebratory service of worship will begin at 10.
ONE OF THE LADIES FROM GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE is looking to rent a room with access to a kitchen in this area. If you know of anything, please contact Gina Stockard at 215-723-7499 or 610-996-5972.
MISSIONS MONTH – During the month of March, Leidy’s Church pays special attention to our mission endeavors. A different mission is highlighted each week. It gives us a chance to connect with those whom we support, while also gaining a fuller understanding of the mission work in which they are engaged. Next week we will welcome Tim Bench with Global Disciples.
EASTER LILY forms are included in the bulletin to sponsor a plant on Easter Sunday. These plants may be placed in memory or in honor of someone. The cost of each plant is $8. Someone will be at the Welcome Desk to take your slip and payment. Thank you.
MISSIONS COMMITTEE meets this coming Thursday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.
THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER offerings will be collected next Sunday, which is Palm Sunday and then on Easter Sunday. There will be a special basket in the narthex where your offerings may be placed. All the monies collected will be used to help God’s Treasure House pay for the damage done by the Christmas rainstorm.
THE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens at Leidy’s Church on Friday, April 16th. You may register before or after church, or you can go to www.redcrossblood.org and in the “Find a Blood Drive” box type in leidyschurch. Click on the link and you’ll be able to see what times are available. Choose the time that best fits your schedule.
NEWSLETTER articles for the April Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.