WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Doug Kimenhour 6th; Olivia Vogelzang 8th; Ashley Merritt, Glen Tyson 9th; Alicia Niederhaus 10th; Frank Scholl, Brian Shoemaker 11th; Aiden Kehs, Ken Ritter, Tina Smith 12th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ron and Diane Miller 6th; John and Miriam Brockwell, Gus and Sunhwa Niederhaus 7th; Curt and Betty Jo Lockman 8th; Larry and Joyce Anders 10th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Promised Long Ago and Made Manifest at the Proper Time. The Bible is God’s revelation to His people, and it contains far more than just a bunch of facts stitched together. Throughout the pages of Scripture, the history of God’s redeeming work through the ages shines brightly. The Lord Jesus, seated at the right hand of the Father serves as the pinnacle of that redeeming Word. The Lord calls His people to proclaim the truth of the gospel and the hope of eternal life.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
Today Dan Emr – Worthwhile Wear
May 9 The Social Media Dilemma
May 16 The Social Media Dilemma
WE WELCOME DAN EMR to Leidy’s Church this morning. He is the founder and Executive Director of Worthwhile Wear. This is a crucial ministry in our area and we look forward to learning about it. Worthwhile Wear also is the mission entity with whom we’re partnering to do two SLMT Work Weeks this summer. Dan will cast some vision for us in regard to the ministry of Worthwhile Wear and how we can support them in a significant fashion this summer – and beyond.
THE RUMMAGE SALE is around the corner on Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th. We need your help to set up on Monday and Tuesday, May 10th and 11th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We also need workers during the sale on Wednesday from 9-8, and on Thursday ($2 a bag day). Pack-up begins at 6:00 on Thursday. If you would like to help with set-up or during the sale, see Mary Beth Musselman.
CALLING ALL GRADUATES – 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.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Rm. 125. Elder prayer meets at 7:00.
PRIMARY BALLOT REFERENDUMS The information in the May Newsletter concerning the order of the questions on the Primary Voting Ballot is inaccurate. Questions numbered 2 and 3 in the Newsletter are Questions 1 and 2 on the ballot. Question 1 in the Newsletter is Question 4 on the ballot. For those who’ve been following the logic of this, that means Question 4 in the Newsletter is Question 3 on the ballot. Got that? If you know the issues at hand – which the Newsletter does describe – then you’ll know how you want to vote on each issue regardless of the numbering system. Sorry for the confusion added to the confusion!
LADIES OF LEIDY’S – All Ladies are invited to a lecture this Tuesday evening, May 4th in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm, sponsored by the Ladies of Leidy’s. Miss Ruth Niederhaus will be explaining all the details that went into the glorious stained-glass window in front of our church sanctuary. The Ladies of Leidy’s will have a short business meeting after the lecture.
LOST & FOUND is overflowing. Please look through what is there and take what belongs to you. The table is in the narthex by the hutch. Or, you can buy it back at the Rummage Sale. Thank you.
TO THE MEMBERS OF IMMANUEL LEIDY’S CHURCH. In the Spring our congregation is mandated by our Constitution to make a public announcement notifying the membership that we are soliciting suggestions of men for the offices of elder and deacon to serve on Consistory for the 2022-2024 term of service. This public announcement is also posted on the church website for your prayerful consideration. A member’s suggestion for either office of elder or deacon must be submitted to Pastor Steve or Pastor Michael by May 3rd.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
PROPERTY WORK DAY – Saturday, May 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon. Being planned is some general clean-up of the property and weeding, so there are jobs for everyone! If you have questions, please speak with Kendall Musselman.
ENJOY BREAKFAST with great food and even better spiritual food. The BMCE Business and Professional spring breakfast is Thursday, May 13th. Randy Floyd, Telford Police Chief, will tell of the Lord Jesus’ work in and through his life. You’ll be encouraged as well as well fed! Tickets are $10 for Leidy’s Church folk. You may order your ticket(s) from the church office or John Niederhaus. This banquet of rich fare both spiritual and edible takes place from 6:30 to 8 at the Franconia Heritage restaurant.
BEE HAPPY…Thanks to those who signed up for our women’s fun and fellowship event on Saturday, May 8th, starting at 9 am. Please feel free to bring your own glue gun and about 15 glue sticks. We will have some glue guns and glue sticks available, in addition to all other supplies needed to craft your bee hive. See you Saturday!
A YOUNG COUPLE with two children are looking for an apartment somewhere within an hour-and-a-half of Conshohocken. The rental home in which they currently live is being sold, and they have been asked to move out by the end of May. If you have ANY leads, please contact Gary Filson.
HAVE YOU EVER FELT overwhelmed by technology? Have you been concerned about the impact that phones, devices and content is having on you, your family and friends? Wondered if your tech use is healthy? Join us in Issues & Answers on May 9, 16, and 23 where we’ll be watching The Social Dilemma documentary. Join us to discuss how the gospel should shape your outlook on tech and learn about why we should be intentional about how we’re using and talking about technology.
SLMT UPDATE: Here’s the info regarding SLMT excursions this year. The Lord willing, Leidy’s Church will have two SLMT work weeks with Worthwhile Wear. The first is scheduled for July 12-17. About a month later a second SLMT work is slated for August 2-7. Consult the May Newsletter for a few more info items. Many of the details of these weeks remain to be determined. But now we know when to allow space in our summer schedules for SLMT involvement.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- Covid 19 is running rampant in India according to reports. We do not know the impact of this on the Erukula people. But as we pray for the 450 literacy students and the 15 literacy instructors, we might use the thoughts and words of Psalm 119:117, Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually. That’s a prayer for physical safety and spiritual safety. This week let’s ask God to keep the Erukula safe from Covid and growing in their attentiveness to God’s Word.
- Continue to pray for the unrest that is bubbling with violence in Chad and spilling over into neighboring Niger. It is not clear yet whether the rebel forces that killed the President of Chad will continue their resistance. What we do know is that in times of instability, only the Church can offer the Rock of Stability, the Gospel of Jesus. Let’s pray for the Christians and churches of Niger and Chad to be used of God to speak hope to their troubled lands.
QUAKERTOWN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – Contentment in Christ is the Conference theme. The conference happens the third weekend of May, that is the 14th and 15th. The Conference will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Speakers include Kathleen Nielson, Megan Hill, Cecelia Bernhardt, and Hannah Anderson. You may go to www.AllianceNet.org to get bio details on the speakers.
MISSIONARIES WE SUPPORT in Thailand – Steve and Kelly Marks – are helping provide food, medical supplies, and other aid to refugees from neighboring Myanmar/Burma. We would like to send a gift to help purchase needed supplies. The May Newsletter provides more details. If you would like to send some help, please use a Second Mile Envelope and mark it Thailand Refugees. There are thousands of displaced persons in dire straits. We are fortunate to be in a position to help a bit. We plan to send a check off to Thailand soon after Mother’s Day, so please make your contribution no later than May 9th, one week from today.