May 19, 2019 Bulletin

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

Miriam Brockwell, Kevin Curcio, Harlo Harris, Bailey Kinney, Calvin Radcliff 23rd; David Thompson 24th; Shaun Permar, Jr.; Ruth Bugge 26th; Donna Frueh 27th; Anna Heebner, Linda Stretch 29th.

Lorne and Susan Slack 24th; David and Vicki Freed, Ron and Jenn Malone 25th; Jim and Ginna Foote 26th.

SCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 12:1-13; Matthew 7:15-23; Hebrews 12:1-13

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Getting Fit. Among the most purchased items in America are various fitness machines, whether it be treadmills or elliptical machines or stationary bikes, you name it. Among the most unused items in America are various fitness machines! Everyone wants to get fit, but not everyone wants to do the workouts necessary to be fit. Jeremiah has a complaint against God. The task given him is much harder than he expected and he would like some relief. Wonder what God will tell him? Our text from Hebrews addresses the same issue and, to some degree, so does Jesus in our gospel text.

Today – Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church
May 26 – Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church

TAILGATE DINNER & OUTDOOR MOVIE to benefit SLMT-Pik 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.

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! 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 on June 9th at 4:00 p.m. or June 11th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 123.

THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 8th. Much help is needed to make the Festival a success. Forms are in the bulletin. Be sure to check as many volunteer positions as you can fill.

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 ASAP.

On Thursday, June 6, from 7-9 pm, Barb Gehman and Gina Shoemaker will be hosting a Luke 19 DIY Wood Sign Workshop.  Come learn how to create a wooden sign from scratch while supporting Cucuta feeding program. Participants will be able to choose from 4 different saying choices and various stain and paint options are available.  Please see the Luke 19 wall in the narthex for brochure details.  Suggested donation is $35.

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

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

DATES SET FOR THE MISSION to Cucuta, Colombia. Departure date is August 14 with a return date one week later on August 21. At the invitation of the Light and Truth congregation, we will send a Short Length Mission Team to help with the feeding and outreach program to Venezuelan refugees. Yes, you could be part of this team. Knowledge of Spanish not necessary. Please contact the church office or Pastor Niederhaus asap if you’re interested in being part of SLMT-Cucuta.

IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED that the name of the little girlie born to Gus and Sunhwa Niederhaus is not actually To Be Determined, but rather is Alicia Patricia Hyeonseo Lee Niederhaus. That’s a lot of names even given her family background!

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES are due in the church office on Tuesday. Thanks for your promptness.  

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.

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.

Our youth group (with 5th graders included) will be Bowling for Babies on Sunday, June 9th from 6 to 9 p.m. These fine young bowlers will be tasked with finding sponsors to support their efforts to support Morning Star. Please don’t leave them in the gutter! Be a sponsor. For more information contact Rachel Tyson or Pastor Michael or see the information provided in the narthex.

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.