WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Anna Kulp, Gerald Moyer 9th; Genevieve Steve 14th; Esther Davis 15th.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Arlin and Donna Moyer 12th; Sherman and Karen Focht 14th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Family and Work Relationships Matter to God. We all know the importance of maintaining healthy relationships at home and at work. We know it best when those same relationships are splintered by selfishness, distrust, or by forced maltreatment. When sin’s corruptive influences poison relationships by these or other ways, the outcome can turn out to be abusive or even deadly in the end. Let us see why these inspired guidelines for family and work relations matter to God and bless us as we obey them.
WE LOVE TO PRAY FOR OUR KIDS! Each year we do that by matching kids with adults through the Pray Cards. It is time once again to send in your pictures of your children ages 0 – 12th grade. Please drop them off at the office or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much. We value your kids and this is a wonderful way to connect people at Leidy’s Church.
86% OF WOMEN WOULD CHOOSE LIFE if just one person will support them. Will you Be The ONE? When you participate in Walk 2021 for the North Care Women’s Center, you are saying, “Yes, I will be the ONE person who helps a woman choose life!” Be The One Walk 2021 is on Saturday, September 25th at Franconia Community Park. Enjoy a Chick-fil-A gift for all pre-registered walkers! Details and registration at www.prcnorthpenn.org or see Ruthie Niederhaus.
CARDIOLOGIST TODD ALDERFER is slated to be the speaker at the upcoming BMCE Business and Professional Breakfast. It takes place this Thursday at the Franconia Heritage banquet facility. Dr. Alderfer will explain how Jesus Christ has had a decisive influence in his life and practice. Tickets are $10 p/person for folk from Leidy’s Church. Beginning at 6:30am, the breakfast will be served buffet style with all sorts of good options. For tickets, contact Jack Parry or John Niederhaus or just call the church office.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Conference Room.
A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held on 9/11 at the Warren Royer American Legion Post in Souderton. It begins at 6pm. It will include singing of the National Anthem, brief remarks by Chaplain Scott Nice, a prayer for our nation, and conclude with singing God Bless the USA. All are welcome to attend.
EVERY GOOD GIFT, a ministry we support which provides job training for young single moms from generational poverty, is hosting a virtual fundraiser on Saturday, September 18th, from 7 to 7:45 pm. Hear how God has blessed EGG in 2021 and find out how you can make an impact in the coming year. To participate, RSVP via email at email@example.com.
GRACE NOTES CHOIR will be starting up again on September 15th… (the SECOND week of iBlast!) in the choir room on the first floor at 5:00 You don’t need to be part of iBlast to participate…but we are done in time for dinner! All kids grades K-5th grades are welcome to join us…. we sing a little, play some musical games and we love to sing in church! See Donna Frueh or Laurie Plank for more info or just come to the choir room on Sept 15th!
FIRST EVER PA MARCH FOR LIFE happens on Monday, September 27th. A Perkiomen coach will be leaving from the Leidy’s Church parking lot at 7:30 that morning; it hopes to be back at that location by 5 in the afternoon. There will be a Rally at 11 on the steps of the Capitol Building and the March takes place at noon. There is no cost for this bus trip – the PA Family Institute has an anonymous donor that is underwriting the cost for a bus from each county in PA! There are 15 seats left, call the church office to register for your seat on the bus to the PA March for Life Rally.
AFGHAN REFUGEE HELP. Thanks to all who contributed much-needed materials for the Afghan refugees. Those goods were delivered to the distribution site late this week. We hope to make another delivery this coming week. So, if you were not able to help last week, but would like to do so this week, feel welcome to do so.
GOSPEL GLEANING PRAYER POINTERS
- Giving thanks is a hallmark of the people of God. Not just generic thanks, but thanks to Him, the Lord of heaven and earth. As the 450 literacy students finish their course of study, our prayer for them is reflected in the words of Psalm 119:171-172. May this be experienced in their lives. Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes. Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness. What a precious gift they have received in learning biblical truths. May our hearts and mouths and lives be filled with thanksgiving for the same reason!
- Pray for the Tamajaq Tuareg people in Niger. Population: 1,116,000. Religion: 99.91% Islam, 0.09% Christian. Though the Tuaregs are virtually all Sunni Muslim, they have a reputation among other Muslims for being lukewarm in their faith. They practice a passive form of Islam, infused with folk beliefs and magic. In contrast to other Muslims, the men wear veils called tidjelmousts, but the women do not. There are few known Tamajaq Tuareg believers in Niger. Prayer is the key to reaching the Tuareg with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A/V HELP NEEDED: We are in need of people to work in the booth on Sunday mornings. Contact the church office or speak to Sam Im.
iBLAST – We’ve told you how great it is, but don’t take our word for it. Go see what our kids have said about their time at iBlast. Once you are convinced, sign up at leidyschurch.org/iblast.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
A NEW PRECEPT CLASS begins this Thursday from 9-11:30 a.m. We will be studying 1 Samuel. From Judges to Kings, from the departure of God’s glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium – this book of contrasts sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it’s lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts. Contact Verna at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to reserve a book.
MANY THANKS for the abundant blessings bestowed upon us during this difficult time. Praising God and thanking Him for Leidy’s Church family. Simply grateful, Dale & Karen Alderfer
THE iBLAST PROGRAM is in need of used magazines. If you have any, they can be left in the appropriately marked box in the office. Thank you.
INVITING ALL LADIES to join our monthly Ladies of Leidy’s meeting. We meet the first Tuesday of every month. We will be meeting this Tuesday, at 7pm in Room 123. Please see Debbie Schatz if you have any questions.
WANTED: Gently used bras (including sports, nursing and camisoles). There is a strong demand for used clothing in poorer countries. Bras are especially valued and command top dollar in the marketplace. Free The Girls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collects gently used and new bras that are then used as inventory for formerly trafficked women to launch their own business selling bras in their local markets. Just four bras provide a living wage for a woman in El Salvador. Two hundred bras are a half year’s inventory for a woman in Mozambique. There is a collection box in the narthex coat closet for your donations. Thank you
THANK YOU from Stan Friday for all the birthday cards sent to help celebrate his 99th birthday.