WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jim Carling, Mary Hoyt, Brian Lafty, Jr., Abraham Martindell, Luke Reich 30th; Helen Hahn, Kevin Kleiner 31st; Jaedyn Rittenhouse November 3rd; Nathan Frueh, Allison Walbrandt 4th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! John and Mary Leidy November 3rd.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Seeking the Lord in the Day of the Lord. God has made a covenant with His people. When He pronounces judgment through one of His prophets, it is always in the context of His covenant with His people. The purpose of the prophet is to remind the people of the stipulations of the covenant and direct the people toward repentance. Amos, like the rest of the prophets is seeking to bring the people of God to their senses. We need to take heed of the prophetic words of Scripture in our lives that we might turn away from sin to the Lord before the Day of the Lord.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
- Today – Are You a Bigot? – Dave Reich, Steve Radcliff
- Nov. 1 – Are You a Bigot? – Dave Reich, Steve Radcliff
LAST CALL for Gettysburg Tour sign-ups. There are two seats open for the Basic Tour taking place on Nov. 17th. There is one seat open on the Focused Tour taking place on Nov. 11th and two seats open for the Focused Tour taking place on Nov. 5th. Call the church office or contact Pastor Niederhaus to register for a tour or to get more information.
LITERACY CLASSES among the Erukulu people have begun! Fifteen literacy trainers – each going into a different village or locale – have started classes of 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. The specific districts [called mandals] where the literacy training is taking place are Mydukur and Proddatur. They are located in south central India in the state of Andhra Pradesh. We should remember these places in our prayers. This outreach of the gospel 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 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.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes are available in the narthex and at several other locations in the building. Everyone is encouraged to take one (or two!) and fill it according to the guidelines listed in the brochure you’ll find inside the box. That brochure contains important and helpful information about what to include and what not to include in your box. All boxes should be returned to Leidy’s Church the first couple of weeks of November, and in no case no later that November 15th.
FOOD COLLECTION is taking place under the auspices of the Church & Community for the Keystone Opportunity Center. You should check the expiration date on donates 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER is published and in your boxes. Extra copies are available on the table outside the sanctuary.