October 11, 2020

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! David Freed 15th; Lucas VanDerbeek, Jeremy Smith, Megan Walbrandt 16th; Tara DiLenge, John Kroesser, Sallybeth McClaskey, Darlene Schmidt 17th; Steve Landis 18th; Shirley Clemens, Abigail Hall, Terry Leidy, Tyler Moyer, Hannah Niederhaus 19th

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Bill and Mim Weigner 16th; Jim and Dotty Lahl 17th; Arthur and Nicole Anton, Kevin and Joyce Godshall 19th; Doug and Caren Elliott, Jim and Angela Kinney 20th; Brian and Gina Shoemaker 21st.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Judgment All Around. In the beginning of Amos, it appears as though the world is in total disarray. Even more, it appears that the Lord is going to make the nations pay for their sins. It’s a good thing Israel does not face the same scrutiny, right? Wrong! God’s righteous judgment comes upon all. God’s people need to turn to Him in faith in order to be saved.

THE LADIES SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, which meets in Room 118, started a DVD series, entitled Sacred: Embracing God’s Design for Sexuality, it was originally presented at the 2019 Answers for Women Conference in Kentucky. The sessions deal with difficult issues raging in our homes, churches, neighborhoods, and workplaces today. It’s vital our thinking is deeply rooted in God’s life-giving Word and that we’re equipped to provide practical help and gospel-centered answers to others. If you have questions, please speak with Lorraine Kroesser.

THE YOUNG ADULT Sunday School class will be watching and discussing “The Truth Project” this quarter. We meet in Room 111, past the sanctuary, down the stairs, and to the left of the gym windows. The times are 8:45-9:45am, with 30 minutes of video, starting at 8:50, followed by discussion. This is for Young Adults between the ages of 18-25. Friends are welcome! We’d love to see you there! 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE continues through Nov. 1. The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside a single Planned Parenthood center, the one in our area is located at 610 Louis Drive in Warminster. You may go to pray any day during the 40-day period from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

WE GIVE THANKS for our wonderful pastors! We’d love to show our gratitude (even though we know they don’t like all of the attention!) for the many ways they bless us during the year…please feel free to join them and your fellow members for a lunch after church service today.

THANK YOU from Norm and Donna Weiss for all the beautiful cards they received for their 60th anniversary. What a delightful surprise and blessing each one brought to our hearts. You made our day a very special one! God bless you for your kindness. The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Psalm 126:3

THE RUMMAGE SALE IS THIS WEEK! Please bring any used but usable donations for the Rummage Sale no later than Tuesday and leave them in the gym. 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 p.m. Shop Wednesday for a huge selection or come on Thursday when you can get a paper grocery bag of items for $2.

ISSUES & ANSWERS will be looking into the question Are You a Bigot? The answer to that question used to be based on what is in your heart and in your actions. That has all changed at an accelerating pace over the last few months. If you are interested in exploring this topic in a lively discussion format, please join Dave Reich and Steve Radcliff over the next couple of months in the Fellowship Hall.

COMMITMENT FORMS are now available for this year’s Christmas Craft & Gift Sale on November 21st. Contact the church office if you would like a table for you or a family member. 

FOCUS BIBLE STUDY with Pastor Steve will be working through the book of John. Come and explore and uncover the riches found in this Gospel. In John 20:30-31 we read, “Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.” Come join the study which meets in Rm. 211.

THANK YOU from Margaret Finley for the many, many cards she received for her 100th birthday. She was thrilled. She enjoyed opening and reading them all.

WITHIN THE NEXT few weeks a shipment will be going out to the Transition House at Love Cradle in the Ukraine. If you have any extra sewing, knitting or crocheting items (needles, hooks, thread, fabric, yarn, etc.) you’re not able to use any longer, you may donate them to Love Cradle. There is a grey tote bag located in the coat closet area marked “Love Cradle”. Thank you.

LEARN GETTYSBURG NOW via an all-day Survey Tour led by a personable and knowledgeable host. The date is to be determined based on the schedules of those going on the tour. So, if you’re wanting to go, call the church office sooner rather than later and get your best dates on the consideration list. Cost is $100. That covers transportation to and from Gettysburg, snacks, drinks, lunch, and lively, informative, interactive, and insightful commentary. Profits will benefit the Gospel Gleanings program. This is the basic tour that covers the whole battlefield for all three days of the Gettysburg Battle. This is the tour for you if you want to go from knowing of Gettysburg to knowing about Gettysburg and the epic three-day battle fought there in 1863.

GETTYSBURG FOCUSED TOUR this year examines and explores the crucial role played by the Artillery Reserve of the Army of the Potomac. Currently, one tour is filled, and another is about a third full. That means there’s room for you if you so desire. Cost is $100, with the profits going to Gospel Gleanings. This is for hardened Gburg Tour veterans, so the food will consist of hardtack and lukewarm Coke Zero. ? Oh, come on, you guys know the details. Call the church office to get on the list. 

LITERACY CLASSES among the Erukulu people are beginning! Fifteen literacy trainers – each going into a different village or locale – are starting classes for 30 persons. Each class will meet for the next ten months on five nights a week for two hours. It is a significant commitment for all concerned. Literacy materials utilize materials that teach biblical truth and share the gospel of Jesus Christ, much like the educational Primers used in America in earlier times. This is able to happen because of your participation in the Gospel Gleanings program at Leidy’s Church. Pray for this light-bringing ministry to have life-giving fruit.

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 give them skill and competency in what they teach, and, especially, to confirm and enhance the vision each has to work among the Erukulu.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to be stirring in the hearts of the Erukulu people a desire to learn. May He grant them to be dissatisfied with their current lot in life, to long to gain skills that will permit them to exceed their current prospects. Most of all, to create in them a longing for Truth. 

MINISTRY INFO NITE happens on Thursday, October 22nd. Jeff and Mary Kirkpatrick are hosting this ministry information night in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm. They are missionary appointees with Living Hope Native Ministries. Everyone is invited to come and learn more about how God is working with a ministry that Leidy’s Church supports but perhaps you don’t know very much about. There will be individual ice cream cups with those nasty little wooden spoons, but no worries about germs on the food. Mark your calendars for October 22nd at 7pm and email jandmkirk@gmail.com to sign up! If you are unable to attend in person or that night doesn’t suit, October 19th at 7pm will be on Zoom.