May 12, 2019 Bulletin

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

CONGRATULATIONS to Jake and Hannah Niederhaus at the dedication of their daughter, Audrey Ann Gertrude, this morning. May God be with them as they grow in Him.

THE ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a daughter whose name is To Be Determined born to Gus and Sunhwa Niederhaus on Friday in Seoul, Korea. May God be with them as they grow in Him.

Becca Rosenbaum 16th; Ben Leidy, Stan Radcliff 17th; Patti Jones, Janice Kulp, Jim Kulp 18th; Clayton Doran 20th; Allen Kraus, Stephen Paine 21st; Hannah Mahoney 22nd.

Jerry and BJ Kulp 16th; LeRoy and Diane Gehman 18th; Mike and Deb Hughes, Dave and Marcy Kirkpatrick 19th; Jim and Janice Kulp 21st.

SCRIPTURE READING: Jeremiah 45; Matthew 7:21-27; Acts 9:10-19

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is What Are You Seeking? In the midst of all his prophesying about what’s in store for Jerusalem, Jeremiah has a personal prophecy for Baruch. Baruch is the fellow who writes down Jeremiah’s prophecies. He is from an elite family and would have multiple, attractive career prospects. God, speaking through Jeremiah, asks Baruch point blank, “Are you seeking great things for yourself?” What a piercing question! God has advice for Baruch. He also has a promise for him. Ananias is sent to the blinded-by-Christ man, Saul of Tarsus, with a similar message. How about us? What are we seeking?

Today – Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church
May 19 – Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD today for our mothers. Just as children are a gift of the Lord, so are moms. We thank the Lord for establishing the family and putting mothers at the heart of it all. May the Lord Jesus continue to bless, protect, and use each mom among us this day.

TAILGATE DINNER & OUTDOOR MOVIE to benefit SLMT-Pi happens on Saturday, June 1st at 6:45, at the home of Tony Kapusta. Adults (15+) $20, children (5-14) $10, under 5 free. Please bring lawn chairs! Rain date is June 22nd. Sign-up is on the narthex wall.

A GREAT BIG “Thank you” to all who helped make this week’s Rummage Sale a success. We made a little over $7,300 and more is still coming in. We are already accepting donations for the next sale. Please note that we do not accept items not in usable condition. Place items in the center of the Rummage Room (on the gym level) so that our sorters can keep up with the incoming goods, or call the church office if unsure of the procedure.

THE SUMMER SPECIAL Music Schedule is posted in the narthex. We hope you will share your God-given talents with us this summer.

S-H-H-H! IT’S A SECRET… Paul Kraus has put together stretchy beaded bracelet kits of various colors that children can make for Mom, Grandmom or any other female they’d like to surprise for Mother’s Day. Kits are $2 each and are available on one of the tables in the narthex. Paul thanks you for your support of the Luke 19 project!

THE MISSION COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.

SIGN UP IN THE NARTHEX to participate in a kick-off fellowship event with adults who reside at a group home run by the Indian Creek Foundation. Next Sunday light refreshments will be served from noon to 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall to give them a chance to meet us in a relaxed setting and develop ongoing relationships.

LUKE 19 PROJECT – Janice Peterman is taking orders for Sprinkled Co. Popcorn 4 oz. (snack size) Gourmet Caramel Popcorn in three flavors: Classic Caramel, White Chocolate Sprinkled, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Price is $5.00. Delivery will be early June. Sign-up on sheet posted on narthex wall.

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!

SAVE THE DATE! Ruth Thompson’s graduation party is Saturday, June 29th beginning at 3 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Whole families and adults are welcome as well as kids.

HOAGIE SALE – Wanna support and help the Souderton High School choir kids earn their way to Disney to perform in the 2019 candlelight processional and not have to cook? Homemade 12” Hoagies on Corropolese rolls. Available are Turkey, Italian, Ham or Tuna with/without onions. Available days are: Friday, May 17th at 12:00, or Saturday, May 18th, $7/hoagie at 12:00, or call Cheryl to arrange a pickup time. RSVP to Cheryl Hall 267-228-0543 or Wendy Radcliff at 267-467-9717. Today is the last day to order.

SLMT – CUCUTA is forming. Leidy’s Church has been invited to send a team of 4 to 8 workers in early to mid-August to Cucuta, Colombia. The purpose will be to work with the feeding program overseen by the Light and Truth [Luz y Verdad] congregation. There will also be gospel outreach to local schools and colleges. If this may be of interest to you, please contact Pastor Niederhaus. Details are still being worked out.

It’s big meeting that will take place at Leidy’s Church this week from noon on Thursday to noon on Saturday. The CANA stands for The Convocation of Anglicans in North America. It is designated East because it includes congregations east of the Mississippi River. This is an official province of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion which has over 20,000,000 members. Since 2006 the Nigerian Church has received Anglican and Episcopalian congregations that are committed to biblically orthodox Christianity. The CANA East Synod was formed in June of 2013. The Conference refers to their annual meeting. We’re glad to be able to allow these faithful brothers and sisters in Christ to use our facilities for their meeting. Please remember to pray for them and for this important meeting.

OBERAMMERGAU TRIP for the once-each-decade presentation of the Passion Play is being planned for September of 2020. The trip starts in Rome and makes its way north through beautiful Italian countryside and internationally known cities and sites. Pastor Niederhaus is leading the tour and has brochures on the narthex hutch with the specific details. A meeting will be held at the church on Tuesday at 7pm for those planning to go, those thinking about going, those who may want to think about going, and for those who are just nosey.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to attend preaching and teaching sessions of the Cana East Synod Conference. Primary speakers will be Jason Mandyrk, author/compiler of Operation World, and Canon David Short, Rector of St. John Church in Vancouver. Canon Short will lead Bible Studies at 8 on Friday and Saturday morning as well as one at 5:30 on Friday evening. Jason Mandyrk will teach on missions and vision at 2 on Thursday afternoon and at 11:45 and 2:30 on Friday. We’re welcomed and encouraged to take advantage of sitting under the teaching these two exceptional men of God.

SOME PEOPLE INDICATED they would have liked to take the CPR class offered by Jim and Genie as part of their Luke 19 project, but the dates didn’t suit their schedules. If you would be interested in participating in a future class led by them, there is a sign-up sheet posted on the narthex wall. Once a date is determined, you will be notified.

We want to recognize and honor those graduating from high school, college, business school, or graduate school during the month of June. Please contact the church office with the name of your graduate(s) and what their plans may be for the future.

On Tuesday, May 28th, from 7 to 9 pm, training will take place in Room 123. Your role in VBS will be very defined, thus you will need know and practice what you will be doing before you get to Canada. So, come to the training having read the curriculum that will be in your mailbox by May 19th. Then read and practice the material for which you will be responsible, so that you have it well in-hand prior to our departure on the 11th of July.

FOOD PREP WORKDAY for SLMT-Pik happens on Monday, June 3rd from 9-12. If you can help in any way, please sign up on the narthex wall. If you have any questions see Lorraine Kroesser.

LUKE 19 –Sally and Liberty McClaskey are taking orders for Hershey Kiss Roses for Mother’s Day or any special occasion. You can order 12 for $5.00; 6 for $3.00, or 2 for $1.50. Order form is on the wall in the narthex. Please choose your chocolate flavor and the color roses you would like.

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 May, 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 LEIDY’S CHURCH CONSTRUCTION CREW is planning their next work day for Saturday, May 18th at the Christian New Life Island Camp located on River Road in Upper Black Eddy. They are hoping to finish the hardie siding on the back wall of Opossum Lodge, and install new windows and a door. Would love to have some help if you can make it. Many other projects could be done. Contact Matt Harris at 267-718-5764 if interested.

A PROPERTY WORK DAY is scheduled for Saturday. We’ll gather at the barn. Come prepared for outside prep and mulch. Wheelbarrow and rakes and shovels. Start at 8, work til when we can. There will be a cookout type lunch, feel free to bring a side to share.

LUKE 19 – Patricia Martindell is offering her collection of sea shells that you can use in making craft items or maybe you want to expand your own collection. The shells come in all sizes and from different parts of the world. You can contact Patricia at 215-258-0320 if interested in any of the shells. Cost is a donation.

WORTHWHILE WEAR will be having a Sporting Clays Fundraiser on Friday, June 7th at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA. Starting time is 8:30 a.m. For more information and to register go to

SPECIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE meets tomorrow evening in the Conference Room at 7 pm.