November 10, 2019

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Roger Jones, Donna Moyer 15th; Sylvia Holloway, Emma Lafty, Samuel Murphy 18th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Be on the Alert. There is no deception worse than self-deception. In our day, virtue signaling is all the rage. Individuals do it. Companies do it. Communities do it. Sports teams do it. What is the goal of all the virtue signaling? To be seen as virtuous, of course! But what if that label “Virtuous” proves not to be accurate. Everyone may think it is accurate, but perhaps it isn’t Then what? We’ll see some examples of “then what” in our texts. Samuel brings a wake-up call to King Saul, while Jesus tells a parable about virgins who need to wake up. The church in Sardis needs to be on the alert.


  • Today – Crescent Project – Denny Barger
  • Nov. 17 – 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’t 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!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes are due to be returned by this Saturday. Thank you for sharing God’s love by providing a shoebox.

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.

ZION CHORAL SOCIETY will be in concert today at Souderton Mennonite Church in Souderton at 3:00.

iBLAST HAS BEGUN! All students in grades 1 through 5 are invited to attend each Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30. A family meal will start at 5:15 each evening of iBLAST. This is great opportunity for kids to experience engaging activities, worship, active learning, and growing friendships.

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

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to bring a friend to see Unplanned, a movie based on the true story of a Planned Parenthood clinic director who became a pro-life advocate in 2009. It is rated R for scenes showing a surgical abortion as well as a medical abortion– that is, the woman takes a pill at home and it induces a miscarriage in a matter of hours. This movie will be shown in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 15, especially for grades 8-12. A donation of $10 is suggested for adults and $5 for youth. The proceeds will support the In This Time of Need outreach in Colombia. Registering ahead will help us purchase the right amount of popcorn, candy, and soda. You may sign up on the narthex wall by the elevator or call the church office. Walk-ins are also welcome. Feel free to bring lawn chairs so you can be comfortable and have your cup holder handy. Call Rachel Tyson at 215-453-0346 if you have questions.

ONLY FIVE Operation Christmas Child boxes remained to be picked up when this bulletin was printed. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, this is your last chance to do so. Also, please remember the boxes are due back to the church this Saturday, November 16th. THANKS for your participation in this project to send gospel encouragement around the globe.

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.

LOOK FOR SAMPLE CRAFTS for the Advent Workshop which happens on December 1st shortly! 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.

KIDS ARE INVITED to the Auditions & Kick-Off Party for a new kids musical presentation titled Faith News. The party happens at 10am this Saturday, Nov. 16th. It takes place in the Youth Room. Games, snacks, and a preview of the show will be enjoyed by all. Invite a friend and come join the production!

BE A BLESSING: Cindy Filson’s sister, Tina, continues to deal with cancer and could use some encouragement. If you would like to encourage her, you may put cards in the Filson’s mailbox addressed to Tina.

MEALS FOR MARY ANN HOYT – We would like to provide a meal for her three times a week. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the narthex. Thanks.

THANK YOU from Mary Ann Hoyt for the cards, flowers, and especially the prayers. Please pray that her strength would return soon.

PATTERNS OF PRAYER take place the first and third Saturdays of each month. We pray in the morning from 9 to 11 in Rm. 117. Participants are welcome to come and go as schedules permit/necessitate. This Saturday is the third Saturday of November, so we’ll be praying and you’re welcome to join as well. If you have any questions or suggestions for prayer, please speak with Patricia Martindell.