November 1, 2020

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Farrah McClaskey, Wanda Ritter 6th; Vicki Freed, Rachel LeFever, Justin Lockman 7th; Lenora Leidy 8th; Lorraine Kroesser, Drew Weiss 9th; Dave Kirkpatrick, Ken Merritt, Diane Miller 10th; Karen Focht, Nathan Kulp 11th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Kevin and Holly Lehman 5th; Doug and Sue Lindner 7th; Frank and Margaret Bivighouse 8th; Bob and Jacqui Shafer 9th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is A Peaceful Easy Feeling. The Christian life is full of peace. However, it is not the peace we associate with leisure and calm. Instead, the peace of the Christian life is a result of being reconciled to God. Those who lived in Israel during Amos’ ministry pursued a piece of the luxurious life failing to realize they had no peace with God. We must examine our hearts to know what has captivated us. Are we held in awe of God’s grace and mercy or are we constantly seeking after that peaceful easy feeling?


  • Today    –    Are You a Bigot? – Dave Reich, Steve Radcliff
  • Nov. 8    –    Are You a Bigot? – Dave Reich, Steve Radcliff

ELECTION DAY is this Tuesday. Don’t forget to make your voice heard. Also, since Leidy’s Church is a polling place, this means that from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening the Fellowship Hall will be reserved for voting and the preparations.

SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Rm. 125.

SOMETHING TO DO IN THE EVENING. No, not us, Erukulu folk in India. 450 Erukulu individuals have committed to meet each weeknight for two hours for the next ten months in order to learn how to read. That’s called a significant commitment. Using biblical and biblical-based materials, they are going to learn more than just to read. They’ll learn about Jesus, the Word of Life. This gospel ministry of help and upbuilding takes place because of your participation in the Gospel Gleanings program at Leidy’s Church. Pray for this light-bringing ministry to have life-giving fruit.

CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.

THE LADIES OF LEIDY’S monthly meeting will be this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in Room 123. There are several exciting events coming up described in the November Newsletter that you won’t want to miss. Please come out and join our friendly group of ladies.

PRAYER-POINTERS. Here are two prayer points for this week as we pray for the Gospel Gleanings outreach to the Erukulu people:

  • Pray for the fifteen teachers conducting literacy classes among the Erukulu people. Ask God to grant each of them favor among the folk who live in Mydukur and Proddatur. Also ask the Holy Spirit to give them a love for each student in their class.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in a cleansing way among those learning to read. While learning can be difficult and discouraging, it can also be painful when it exposes areas of sin and darkness. Pray that God will give each student a vision of light and life, a vibrant alternative to the darkness of superstition and idolatry. Most of all, to create in them a longing for Truth.

DO YOU HAVE A BOX? We have plenty of Operation Christmas Child boxes available, so grab one today. We have two more weeks before the boxes are due back to the church. Each box will bring encouragement and hope and joy and blessing to a young person in some part of the world. Filling it will stir your heart as well. Consult the brochure in each box to help determine what you’ll put in your box. There are different suggestions for girls and for boys, for toddlers and for adolescents. And there are some things you should not put in the boxes. Boxes are due back by November 15th. Thanks for your participation in this annual Christian Christmas project.

FOOD COLLECTION is taking place under the auspices of the Church & Community for the Keystone Opportunity Center. Make sure to check the expiration date on donated items to insure they are useable. Please have them here by November 22nd. Thanks for your help. Here are the foods they are looking for at this time:

Canned vegetables – corn, green beans, potatoes, carrots, beets; Pork & Beans; Beef Stew; Tuna; Canned fruit in juice; Juice boxes; Jelly (strawberry & grape); Canned chicken; Soups – all varieties; Saltine crackers, Cheez-its, Wheat Thins; Snacks: granola bars, peanut or cheese crackers, Pop Tarts; Size 5 and 6 diapers; Dish soap.

DO YOU LIVE in a High-traffic area? We only have a few yard signs for our Craft Show…so we want them strategically placed!  If you think you get a lot of foot/car traffic in your area…please stop in the church office for a sign! Thanks!

ONLY 9 MORE WEEKS UNTIL Christmas and even less until the Leidy’s Christmas Craft & Gift Sale!  This year’s date is Saturday, Nov. 21, 9-2. If you’d like to reserve a table, see Donna Frueh A.S.A.P.  We are planning to spread out and space is limited, so don’t procrastinate!  Call/text 215.530.8450 or email for more info.

A HUGE THANKS to all of you who sent cards, gifts, and assorted goodies. We have been overwhelmed by your care, support, and generosity. We give thanks not only to you but to God for calling us to serve the people of Leidy’s Church.

HELP IS NEEDED in childcare during the worship service. Would you like to get to know the children at Leidy’s Church a little better? The best way to do that is to volunteer in the Nursery, in the Lambs, or in Children’s Church. Help is especially needed in Children’s Church. Contact Justine Smith if you would like to help in any of these childcare areas.