September 22, 2019

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


  •  Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months) – Michael and Shannon Kehs
  •  Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Peter and Bambi Martindell
  •  Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years) – Matt and Tara McVaugh, Shae Mahoney


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Harry Brockwell, John Brockwell, Amelia McVaugh 26th; Elaine Greene, Judy Ott 27th; Ray Dettra, Katie Lantz, Bekah Kulp 29th; Bill  Frank, Vivian Martindell 30th; Marge VanOmmeren October 1st; Shannon Connor, John DiLenge, Jim Eakins 2nd.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Gary and Cindy Filson, Peter and Bambi Martindell, Tony and Kelly Wilwert 27th; Rod and Yvonne Shoemaker, Francis and Judi Weiss 28th; Tim and Rachel Leidy 29th; Dave and Allison Walbrandt 30th; Dustin and Ashley Doran October 1st.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Let’s Get Blessed! In The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce defines the book of Revelation this way: A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing. It is a truth commonly acknowledged among most Christians that Revelation is a difficult book to read, much less to understand. Today we will attempt to provide some ballast for reading Revelation, some preliminary matters that will help us gain some sea legs. At the top of the list is  God’s assertion that those who read/hear Revelation are blessed.

TODAY IS THE PICNIC DAY! Lots of folk have been cooking up a storm to have a wonderfully clear day for the All-Church Picnic this day. There will be pit-BBQ chicken, lots of tasty side dishes, and an abundance of dessert product. We’ll eat in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service of worship. A special program follows lunch, then the afternoon is open for all sorts of activities. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy today’s picnic activities.


  • Today – Stan Ott
  • Sept. 29 Steve Radcliff

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? takes place Saturday, October 12th at 6:00 p.m. It’s an exciting night to have dinner with some old friends, and make some new friends as well. Sign-up sheets can be found on the narthex desk and returned to the box provided. Deadline to sign-up is next Sunday.

GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE EVENT – The 14th Annual Banquet to benefit this ministry takes place here at Leidy’s Church this Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5:30. There is no charge for this event. Tickets can be obtained through the church office. 

PETER AND BAMBI MARTINDELL will be teaching basic ballroom dancing classes  (waltz, foxtrot, swing, and Cha Cha) Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm in the fellowship hall. There will be 8 classes for a one-time fee of $15 a person or $30 max for a family group. Ages are mature middle schoolers through adults. Bring a partner or come on your own. We will try to match you up the best we can. Contact Peter (267-218-5134) or Bambi (267-272-8252) for any questions.

NOTE FROM THE MARKS FAMILY: Dear Leidy’s Church, we thank you so much for your faithful prayers and faithful monthly giving! We are so blessed to be able to live in the beautiful mission house that you have provided. You are truly an encouragement and blessing to us! We consider it a privilege to serve our Lord alongside you! May God richly bless you! Steve, Kelly, Anna, and Joe Marks. 

THIS SATURDAY MORNING the annual “Walk for Life” fundraiser for the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn, also known as North Care Women’s Clinic happens. Breakfast and registration begin at 9:00. The walk begins at 10 a.m. The location is Franconia Community Park on Allentown Road. Check out the brochure in your church mailbox,, or contact Ginna Foote for more information. Thank you for your support.

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER’S TREASURE: For the Perkasie Leo Club Paul Kraus is collecting coupons that are sent overseas around the world to our military families; also eyeglasses and hearing aids are sent around the world by the Lions Organization. Soda tabs are turned into CHOP and the proceeds of these are used to fund the Ronald McDonald House where families are able to stay while their child is ill. If you have any coupons after clipping yours or soda tabs, please feel free to place these items in Tom and Alice Kraus mailbox. Eyeglass/hearing aid collection box is located in coat closet by water fountain. Paul Kraus thanks you!

HELP! I HAVE A SPOUSE! is the name of a new adult Sunday School elective that begins today. 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. 

JUDGEMENT HOUSE HELP NEEDED. The latter part of October is less than a month away! We still have a few holes to fill. We hope you can help. The slots listed below are not for every night, but only on certain nights. In scenes, though not speaking roles, we need 4 adult men and 1 adult woman. Helping navigate any given evening’s activities, we need 2 Tour Guides, 5 Security Personnel, and 4 Registration Personnel. We have spots open for 4 Kitchen Helpers. Again, these are not every night slots, but for some nights. We also could use 2 Construction Helpers to help get things hammered into place. Talk to Pastor Michael for complete details. Thanks!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this Senior Saints Luncheon a success. It blessed all who were able to attend and could not have happened without all your help!

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

ARTICLES for the October Newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.