March 31, 2019 Bulletin

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Allison Hall, Phil Shafer 4th; Gabriel Martindell, Henry Shafer, Ken Stevenson 5th; Doug Elliott, Hawthorne Harris, Megan Weiss 6th; Brody Kinney, Evangeline Smith 7th; Ron Malone 8th; Bob Hager, Ben Weber 9th; Gerald Bower, Ezra Harris, Maikil Yagilnicky 10th.     
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dean and Beth Kulp 4th; Tom and Judy Leidy 5th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Fishermen of God. This is the final Sunday of Mission Month. Something special is in store for us. You’ll notice that our gospel text is from Luke 19. That should ring a bell for some of us. “Didn’t we do some sort of program that was named The Luke 19 Project?” Yes, we did, and today we’re going to  launch another Luke 19 Project. Jeremiah has intimations of such a project when he prophesies of fishermen and hunters! We want this project to enable us to engage in some fishing and hunting for the Lord down in the country of Colombia. Come and receive the means to do some fishing.

WE WELCOME BILL TEATE AND PASTOR DAGOBERTO to our service of worship this morning. Bill will be bringing the Word to us, specifically challenging us regarding the Luke 19 Project, while Pastor Dagoberto will speak to us from Cucuta, Colombia, via Skype about the In This Time of Need project his church is carrying out. We look forward to hearing from Bill Teate, a good friend, and from Dagoberto Angarita, a new friend.

Today              In This Time of Need    
April 7               Stan Ott    
April 14             Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church

TIME’S GETTING SHORT to sign up to be part of the SLMT–Pik team! 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.

AUCTION DONATION FORMS for the Leidy’s Church Auction set for April 27th are on the Welcome Desk and also at the hutch. 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.

A BARNABAS OPPORTUNITY. Steve and Kelly Marks are missionaries we support. They will be leaving for Thailand at the beginning of next year, the Lord willing. In preparation for their departure, they are putting together a Barnabas Prayer Team. They would like to have someone from Leidy’s Church to be part of that team. Talk to Pastor Niederhaus for more information to see if this might be something where you could serve the Lord.

KRISTA TYSON is going on a mission/service trip to Bolivia in August. She is raising funds for the trip now. You may have received a letter in your church mailbox from her. If you would like to support her but would prefer not to have your name added to another mailing list, you may give your support through Leidy’s Church. Just use a Second Mile envelope and mark it Krista to Bolivia. The church will send one check for her support at the end of April.

THE LEIDY’S CHURCH CONSTRUCTION CREW is in need of volunteers to do a variety of jobs at the Christian New Life Island Camp located on River Road in Upper Black Eddy. This will be an ongoing project so there will be a variety of dates to choose from, if you would be able to help in any way contact Matt Harris at 267-718-5764.

THANK YOU from Sherry Moyer to the Leidy’s Church family for the prayers, cards, and concerns since her foot surgery in February.

LEIDY’S CHURCH is hosting the Sola Gratia Musician’s concert on Friday evening, April 12th at 7:00.  Come and enjoy a free and beautiful concert. The choristers are homeschool students from ages 4 through 17. It is a treat for the entire family.

KEN WALTERS will be the guest at our Ladies of Leidy’s meeting this coming Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room. He will speak about a small but mighty group of special needs adults within our area, the Perkasie Leo Club. All ladies, young or old are invited to come find out how this club gives these individuals an opportunity to give back to and remain involved in their local community.

EASTER LILY forms are at the Welcome Desk 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.

BIBLE MUSEUM TRIP has a few select seats still open. See the sign-up sheet on the narthex wall. This Tuesday is the day the excursion takes place. Cost is $70 p/person and includes a Perkiomen Coach taking you to the door of the Museum, entrance to the Museum, a boxed lunch at the Museum, and friendly folk with whom to enjoy the trip. Full details available from the church office.

WHAT’S AN OBERAMMERGAU? Good question. It’s a city in southern Bavaria. It also is the destination of a tour that begins in Rome, tours significant Italian cities such as Venice and Florence, traverses the Alps via the Brenner Pass to get to stops in Austria, and spends two days in Oberammergau for that city’s famous Passion Play. The Passion Play only happens during the first year of a new decade. 2020 is just such a year. Pastor Niederhaus is leading a tour to Oberammergau in mid-September of 2020. Brochures describing the tour and giving details are available in the narthex hutch. If you think this may be of interest to you, speak with him and he can give you all the details. Reservations need to happen sooner rather than later.

ON MONDAY, APRIL 8 from 7:00-8:30pm Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harleysville will host An Evening with Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College.  Following a time of refreshments, Dr. Stephen Nichols will offer a brief devotional message and ministry update.  There will be a time for questions, and it will be a great opportunity to learn more about what the Lord is doing at Reformation Bible College.

LUNCH BUNCH LUNCHEON happens on Wednesday, April 17th at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is open to everyone 65+. Friends are invited also. Come and join us and perhaps do a little table hopping. 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.

CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP and the Cultural Mandate is an evening sponsored by the PA Faith and Freedom Coalition. It takes place this Friday 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.

THE PENN VIEW BRASS BAND will be in concert at Leidy’s Church next Sunday evening beginning at 6:30. Doors will open at 6:00.The concert will include a variety of patriotic, popular, jazz, and sacred music. The concert benefits the Keystone Opportunity Center via a free-will offering.

LOVE CRADLE IS LOOKING for a few folks to help with our annual golf outing, The Pastors Masters, this year on April 22, 2019, at Indian Valley Country Club.  You don’t have to donate money, you don’t have to have experience running a fundraiser, and you don’t even have to like golfing…you just need a heart to help children and some time to donate.  You can help for a few hours in the beginning or at the end of the day, or even stay for the whole event.  We appreciate any and all help.  Complimentary lunch and dinner at the country club is included.  Enjoy a great day of fun and fellowship helping us raise awareness and money for our children in Ukraine.  Please call Jack Parry for more information. 267.467.1536.

INQUIRER’S CLASS BEGINS next Sunday. 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.

PRAYER CARD SUNDAY happens in two weeks. Prayer card pictures are due in today! A picture of your child will be taken if one is not received. It is our desire that each child has an adult praying for them!

APRIL NEWSLETTERS are available in your church mailboxes. Extra copies and large print copies are available at the narthex hutch.

AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, the church will ring with the sounds of the Hallelujah Chorus this Easter. All are invited to participate! If you’ve ever sung or thought of singing the Hallelujah Chorus, please join us for practice Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30.

THE LOVE CRADLE BANQUET is this Saturday evening and is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate God’s work among Ukrainian orphans.  The banquet is free of charge, though a free-will offering will be received. Hearts will be refreshed and encouraged to see and hear what is happening through this ministry. Call/contact the church office to register for the banquet.

WORSHIP AT TELFORD LUTHERAN COMMUNITY next Sunday afternoon will be led by Leidy’s Church. The 45-minute service begins at 2:30. You are welcome to come out to worship with, visit, and encourage those gathered for worship.

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

THE SPRING MUSICAL by the Sonshine Players will be presented Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th. It’s a Time-travel scenario titled Back To the Cross. The Saturday presentation is at 7pm while the Sunday presentation is at 4pm. Bring some friends and be inspired as you travel through various epochs of time, all the way back to Gethsemane.

INDIAN CREEK PROJECT TO BEGIN. There will be a meeting immediately following the service of worship today in Pastor Steve’s Sunday School Room. The meeting is for all persons who have expressed an interest in being part of the Leidy’s Church outreach to residents of two local group homes run by the Indian Creek Foundation. If this is the first you’ve heard about this outreach, feel welcome to attend the meeting and discover what’s going on.