WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sarah Nowling 9th; Josh Heebner 10th; Haven Doran, Jeff Maxwell, Brayden Shelton, Jethro Smith 11th; Bonnie Doran, Earl Jaunzemis, Dolores Reed 12th; Tom Merritt, Rachel Tyson 13th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dave and Beth Guntz, Les and Bonnie Pross 9th; Irv and Denise Kulp 12th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is It Begins. The book of Revelation is about the revelation of Jesus Christ. But what is a revelation? Think of the unveiling of a statue. Something preventing the object from being visible to plain view is removed and voilà, now the statue is plainly seen. The removal of that “something” is the act of revelation. Such an unveiling occurred on the Mount of Transfiguration. The apostle John was one of the disciples present then. While on Patmos, though, he received another revelation of Jesus. It is fantastic. It is fearful. It is symbolic. It is accurate. It begins the message of Revelation.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared this morning. We invite all who have been baptized as members of the church of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament. Please fill out a communion card and place it in the offering.
THE ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
- Today – Dave Reich
- Oct. 13 – Crescent Project – Denny Barger
- Oct. 20 – Crescent Project – Denny Barger
WE GIVE THANKS for our three 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 next Sunday.
HELP! I HAVE A SPOUSE! is the name of a new adult Sunday School elective. Led by Peter and Bambi Martindell, the class will work its way through Love and Respect, a well-regarded curriculum on marriage. The class meets in Room 123 [directly below the Conference Room] on the Educational level. The class begins next Sunday.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 125.
COMMITMENT FORMS are now available for this year’s Christmas Craft & Gift Sale on November 23rd. If you would like a table for you or a family member just grab one of the forms off the Welcome Desk, fill it out and return it to Donna Frueh’s mailbox. Call/email her if you have any questions. Hurry before all the spots are taken!
WANT TO HELP WITH Judgement House without acting or going out at night? Consider donating food for the cast! Sign-up on the narthex wall and tear off the slip. Mark the item “JH” and place in the kitchen by the date shown on the top of the sheet. Help is also needed in the kitchen to sell concessions and to provide snacks for the actors throughout the night. Look for the sign-up sheet on the narthex wall.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE COUNSELING orientation session is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 pm in Room 211.
THE LEIDY’S CHURCH LUNCH BUNCH LUNCHEON will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The luncheon is open to everyone 65 +. Friends are invited also. An RSVP is needed by November 3rd. A free-will offering will be taken, and after expenses are taken care of the remainder will be given to the Keystone Opportunity Food Bank. Nelda Metzler will be the piano player for our hymn sing. Come out and enjoy some fellowship with us!
JUDGEMENT HOUSE NEEDS: Non-Actors: 10 counselors, two tour guides (every night), five security, (each night), two registration personnel (each night), four kitchen helpers (each night.) Actors: three adult men (one with lines), one adult women (no lines). Set Construction: two scene leaders to help with one Chapel, and a Highway to Hell.
HAVE YOU MADE A RESERVATION for Judgement House? The dates are Oct. 18,19,20, 25,26,27 and 31st between 6-9 p.m. Making an advanced reservation will eliminate long waits in the crowd of walk-ins. Call the church office to secure a spot or go to the church web site to reserve a tour.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
LOOKING FOR PLACES to put our Christmas Bazaar signs. If you live in a high traffic area, please take a sign from the church office and leave a note where the sign will be. We only have a few, so we want to make the most of what we have. If you have one from last year, check with the office to get a new date sticker.
THE CRESCENT PROJECT begins in Issues and Answers class next Sunday morning. Are all Muslims terrorists? What do Muslims believe? How can I speak with my Muslim neighbors or co-workers? Does my Christian faith create a barrier between us? These and other such questions will be addressed during the six weeks of The Crescent Project. Denny Barger will be present each week to lead the Issues and Answers class. He invites everyone to come out and be part of this learning conversation.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE is underway. As part of your daily devotional time, ask God to change the heart of our nation regarding abortion. Pray for individuals considering an abortion right now. Ask God to help them make a better decision. Tuesday, October 22nd is the day Leidy’s Church will be praying at the Planned Parenthood office in Warminster. We are responsible to have folk present and praying from 7am to 7pm. If you are able to be part of that prayer initiative, please call the church office to indicate the time you plan to be there. Also, if you need directions or other help, those friendly ladies will supply it!
QUAKERTOWN CONFERENCE on Reformed Theology is Friday evening Nov. 8th and Saturday Nov. 9th. This year’s theme is Worship: The Chief End of Man. Held at Grace Bible Fellowship church in Quakertown, registration cost is $45 p/person, though $35 p/person for students, spouses, or groups of five or more. Speakers include Pastor Harry Reeder from Briarwood Church in Birmingham and Dr. Iain Duguid from Westminster Seminary.
FREE TO A GOOD HOME – A love seat and two chairs. You may or may not like the style, you can see a picture of it in the church office. If interested call Jacqui at 215-872-7569. Available after Thanksgiving or thereabout.
PRECEPT APPRECIATION DINNER – For those who have been part of Precept ministry at Leidy’s Church during the past thirty-plus years – please join us for an evening of celebration on November 2, at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Reservation and $10 per person required for catered buffet dinner due before October 15. Rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Also contact us if you have photos!)
A PROPERTY WORK DAY happens this Saturday from 8-12. We will be working on shrub and tree trimming at the Hub. Bring gloves, chainsaws, rakes, etc. Light refreshments will be provided.
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. for pack-up. Shop Wednesday for a huge selection or come on Thursday when you can get a paper grocery bag of items for $2.