September 13, 2020

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


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Andrew Camuso, Gladys Fisher, Priscilla Martindell 17th; Margaret Finley 19th; Caleb DiLenge 20th; Flor Hughes, Velva Stevenson 21st; Dave Guntz, Patty Kendall 22nd; George Frueh, Drake Hager, Dave Walbrandt 23rd.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Andrew and Carly Camuso 18th; Gary and Karen Brown, Ken and Connie Merritt 19th; Larry and Jean Frederick 21st.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Watch Where You Are Going! Every parent’s nightmare is teaching their child to drive. Some parents opt out by paying someone else to get into a vehicle with their child. I was too cheap and proud to think someone else could teach my child to drive. However, things did not go as I planned. I can hear me say, “Be Careful!!” “You are going to hit something!” Or “Watch where you are going, or you will end up in a ditch!” This is not only true in drivers ed, but in life. God tells us, “Beware!” “Watch” where we are going, or we will end up where we did not intend to go.

THE LOVE CRADLE BANQUET is this Saturday evening and is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate God’s work among Ukrainian orphans. The banquet is free of charge, though a free-will offering will be received. Call/contact the church office to register for the banquet.

IT’S TIME FOR TACOS! Ted and Wanda Brunner are having a prayer time on Thursday, September 24, from 7 to 9 pm to pray. You are welcome to join them. They will share Colossians 1:9-12 and will use the TACO format (Thanksgiving, Adoration, Confess, Others, Self)! Hope to see you there for a TACO feast!

GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATE OPPORTUNITY. Kathy Barnette is running for the U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 4th District, a district in which many Leidy’s Church households reside. There will be an opportunity to meet her this Tuesday, at the Family Worship Center. A brunch will provide the setting. It is slated for 9:30 to 11 and there is no charge to attend. You may make a reservation to attend by sending an email to For those who cannot attend the brunch but would like to find out about her, there is a brief introductory video at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help Joy Amstutz once a month with some general cleaning. Contact the church office if you can help.

BMCE SPONSORS BUS TRIP to Franklin Graham’s Prayer March. Saturday, September 26th is the date. BMCE has chartered a Perkiomen coach to take people to the Prayer March. Cost is $40 p/person. The coach will leave from the Leidy’s Church parking lot at 7:30am. Information regarding the Prayer Walk may be found at The March will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the Capitol Building, a total of 1.8 miles, so be prepared to walk and pray! Franklin Graham has said: “I’m going to . . . our nation’s capital to pray—and I hope thousands of families, pastors, and churches will join me! Our nation is in trouble, and we need God’s help . . . We need to pray now more than ever . . . Our communities are hurting, our people are divided, and there’s fear and uncertainty all around us . . . So let’s join together and do the most important thing, and that is to pray.” To register for this trip, please call the Leidy’s Church office at 215-723-8707. Seating is limited, so call sooner rather than later. Registrations will close Sept. 17th.

PRAYER CARD SUNDAY happens next Sunday! Most of you have already submitted photos to include on the Prayer Cards. Thank you! For those of you who didn’t do so, please drop a photo of your children off at the church office or email an electronic version to ASAP so we can print them. We would love to have all our children being prayed for.

A YOUNG WOMAN from our church, Glory Griffith does cleaning for hire. She can be reached at 610-222-4431 or 267-377-6159.

GRACE NOTE: (noun) 1) An extra (small) note added as an embellishment. 2) a group of young dedicated singers (grades K-5) who often embellish the Chancel choir or the worship service in general.  Come join us starting Wednesday, Sept. 16th, 5:00 pm in the choir room.  We’ll sing a little (all spread out), have some fun and still make dinner before iBlast!  See Donna Frueh, Laurie Plank or Nancy VanDerbeek for details.

MISSIONS COMMITTEE MTG. meets this Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room.

THE BELL CHOIR is looking for substitute ringers. We rehearse socially distanced on Wednesday nights from 7:15 to 7:45. If you are interested, please call George Frueh at (215) 723-4769. Thank you.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY this Friday morning beginning at 5:30 

DOUG KOGEL called to say hello from Iowa and thank you for all the birthday cards he received from the Leidy’s Church family to help celebrate his special day.

LES AND BONNIE PROSS say thank you for the prayers and cards while Les was recently in the hospital.

FREE HOSPTITAL BED – Contact Brian Lafty at 267-227-6623 if interested.