Ashley Merritt, Glen Tyson 9th; Frank Scholl, Brian Shoemaker 11th; Aiden Kehs, Ken Ritter, Tina Smith, Brecken Weiss 12th; Judah Kehs 13th; Mabel Neal, Donna Weiss 14th.
Larry and Joyce Anders 10th; T. Dale and Jane Leidy, Tom and Susan Merritt 15th.
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 15:15-21; Matthew 5:13-16; Philippians 2:14-18
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Standing in the Darkness. It’s no easy matter to put on a red coat when everyone else only wears green coats. It makes one stand out. Perhaps someone has explained to you the extraordinary delights and benefits of wearing a red coat, so you put it on with eagerness. As time passes, however, no one else puts on a red coat; everyone continues to wear green. Wearing the red coat becomes a real burden. You would just as soon lay it aside. That’s how Jeremiah feels about the task to which God has called him. He feels isolated; he feels rejected. Jesus and Paul address this matter. They say it is good.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today – Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church
May 12 – Dave Reich – Marks of a Healthy Church
AS THEIR LUKE 19 PROJECT, Jim and Genie Smedberg will be teaching a Family & Friends CPR Course on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 9 pm and on Saturday, May 11, from 9 to 12 noon in Room 111. They are experienced trainers, and feel strongly that everyone would benefit from taking this class. Feel free to invite neighbors and friends to participate. While this class normally costs $25, they ask participants for a donation as the Lord leads towards this worthwhile project. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the narthex so enough materials can be on hand.
ALL LADIES ARE INVITED to attend the Ladies of Leidy’s meeting this coming Tuesday evening at 7:00. A representative from Morningstar Ministry will be sharing about what has been happening in this worthwhile ministry we support.
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!
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. On Sunday, May 19th, 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.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 121.
TAILGATE DINNER & OUTDOOR MOVIE to benefit the auction 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.
THE RUMMAGE SALE IS THIS WEEK!
Thank you to those who have been holding your rummage items. You can drop them off in the gym anytime today thru Tuesday. Mary Beth Musselman will be in the narthex to help you sign-up for a time slot to work anytime during the set-up on Monday and Tuesday or during the actual sale, Wednesday 9-8 and Thursday 9-6. We especially need men, women, and youth to help Thursday evening starting at 6:00 for pack-up.
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.
THE BMCE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Breakfast takes place on Wednesday, May 15th. Featured speaker is Dave Shoemaker who is the Managing Chair for C-12 Philadelphia. Tickets through Leidy’s Church are $10 p/person. The breakfast begins at 6:30 at the Franconia Heritage restaurant banquet facility. Contact Jack Parry, Pastor Niederhaus, or the church office to get tickets.
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 by May 12th.
SAVE THE DATE!
Ruth Thompson’s graduation party is Saturday, June 29th beginning at 3 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
THE FRIENDS SS CLASS will be selling mini cinnamon buns in the narthex this morning. They will be taking orders for next Sunday via the sign-up in the narthex. Cost is 15 for $10.
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, May 14th 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.
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.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
THERE’S NO SUCH THING as too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the VBS team is concerned. This year we’re trying something new for VBS dinner. We’d like five different families/groups to take a turn providing dinner for the VBS crowd just one night. This means preparing a simple meal for about 100-120 people. It can be something as easy as baked ziti, chili, or sandwiches. If you’re willing to take a night (June 17-21) please contact Laura Heebner 215-872-9834.
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.
A PROPERTY WORK DAY is scheduled for Saturday, May 18. 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.
THE JUBILATION RINGERS will be in concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Blue Bell this afternoon at 4:00. The Jubilation Ringers make music on one of the world’s largest church-owned collection of bells and related instruments. Admission is free. For additional info contact the church at 610-277-1086 or at www.stjohnbluebell.org.
WORTHWHILE WEAR will be having a Sporting Clays Fundraiser on Friday, June 7th at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay. Starting time is 8:30 a.m. For more information and to register go to WorthwhileWear.org.