November 17, 2019

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

WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sam Shafer 22nd; Beth Guntz, BJ Kulp 23rd; Jennifer Keeble, Christian Rau 24th; Gary Filson, Ethel Greenawalt, Lorne Slack 25th; Janice Peterman 26th; Dorothy Kehs, Martha Wolgemuth 27th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Rod and Beth Harbon 26th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Keepers of the Key. What is the key to all of existence? The knowledge of God. Without such knowledge one can only live in darkness. The knowledge of God is the light of life. In His letter to the church in Philadelphia, Jesus has nothing critical to say about that congregation. He does give an accurate analysis of their situation, namely, that they are surrounded by darkness and much opposition. But they have held firm, they have kept the key. In Matthew’s gospel we hear Jesus saying He’s giving keys to His disciples. They must keep them; they must use them. We are keepers of the key.

THE ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE: 

  • Today – Dave Reich
  • Nov. 24 – Crescent Project – Denny Barger

HELP WANTED! We have a few shifts open at the Craft Show. If you are a Ladies of Leidy’s and haven’s signed up yet . . . please contact the church office ASAP! Even if you aren’t a member of Ladies of Leidy’s we welcome the help! This is always a fun day . . . come and join us!

ATTENTION BAKERS! An important part of our Craft & Gift Sale is our baked goods! We would like to extend an invite to ALL bakers . . . not just the Ladies of Leidy’s! All proceeds go right to the Renovation Fund. Just bring it to the kitchen anytime Friday or before 9 a.m. Saturday. Please label it “craft show bake sale!” Thanks in advance for your support.

NOVEMBER’S FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON is set for today. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a good meal with friends. Relax and enjoy a warm time of fellowship together.

A SOON-TO-BE-MARRIED young couple is looking for an apartment in the Bucks County area (Perkasie, Sellersville, Quakertown) for the end of this year. Contact Kaitlyn Rittenhouse at 215-859-8531 if you know of any. Thank you.

ZION CHORAL SOCIETY will be in concert today at Huff’s Union Church in Alburtis at 3:00.

THE LADIES OF LEIDY’S annual pot luck Christmas meeting takes place on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. All ladies are welcome to attend . . . just sign up for what you would like to make on the sheet posted in the narthex. Following the meal our business meeting will be held. If you have questions, speak with 2019 President, Alice Kraus.

THE MISSION COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday at 7pm in the Conference Room. Included on the agenda is meeting with a couple who are potential missionaries to support.

GOT YOUR SILK PURSE YET? Tables are in the narthex where you can register to be part of our Gospel Gleanings outreach. Leidy’s Church wants to provide the necessary undergirding for the gospel of the Lord Jesus to be taken to a people group in India that has never heard the name of Jesus. We need folk willing to pray daily for a year and give a dollar a day for a year. Read the insert in the bulletin for more details. Stop at one of the tables to join the support team and get your silk purse. 

THANK YOU!! to all who participated in the Operation Christmas Child project this year. Yesterday the boxes began their respective journeys to destinations around the world. [If you didn’t get your box back yet, bring it to the office and we’ll see that it gets on its way too.]

THE PENN VIEW BRASS BAND will be in concert at Leidy’s Church on Sunday evening, December 15th. Comprised of 25 brass players, 3 percussionists, and 1 organist, this British-style brass band will present favorite classics, popular tunes, and well-known Christmas carols. A free-will offering will be taken in support of the Tim Tebow Night to Shine event to be held at Leidy’s Church on Feb. 7, 2020. Save the date on your calendar now.

SAMPLE CRAFTS for the Advent Workshop are on display outside the Fellowship Hall. It happens two weeks from today, Dec. 1st. Be sure to sign up for the craft you wish to make before the lines are filled. All attending are invited to share pizza and beverages afterwards. Please bring a dessert to share. If you’re not “crafty”, but don’t want to miss eating with your family and friends, sign up only for the meal. We need to know you’re joining us, so we know how many to expect.

THANKS TO THE KIND FRIENDS at Leidy’s Church for the continued prayers, cards, and thoughtful wishes. It’s been a difficult year, but going forward with all of you in mind.  Tom Redd (Verna Bowman’s son)

THE CARE COMMITTEE meets this Tuesday, November 19th, at 7 pm in Room 211.

GRACE NOTES: A group of young dedicated singers (grades K-5) who often embellish the Chancel Choir or the worship service in general. Come, join us, on Wednesday’s at 5:00 pm in the choir room. We’ll sing a little, have some fun and still make it to dinner before iBlast! 🙂 See Donna Frueh, Laurie Plank, or Nancy VanDerbeek for details.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the December Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.

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