September 15, 2019

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

WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Margaret Finley 19th; Caleb DiLenge 20th; Flor Hughes, Velva Stevenson 21st; Dave Guntz, Patty Kendall 22nd; George Frueh, Drake Hager, Dave Walbrandt 23rd; Clyde Derstine, Madison Lentz 24th; Angela Caserta 25th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Gary and Karen Brown, Ken and Connie Merritt 19th; Larry and Jean Frederick 21st; Paul and Denise Carsley 24th; Matt and Kate Harris 25th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is The Bulls of Our Lips. Now that’s an odd-sermon title, isn’t it? What in the world are the bulls of our lips? The phrase actually comes from Hosea 14:2 when the prophet instructs the repentant Israelites to present to God the bulls of their lips. Because it is such an odd phrase, most translations do not translate it literally. And that’s fine, since none of us even in this age of piercings know of anyone who has a bull on his lips! It is an apt phrase for concluding the book of Hebrews. It captures the sense of the Old Covenant and the heart of the New Covenant. We want to find bulls on our lips!

THE ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE: 

  • Today – SLMT-Cucutta Report Back
  • Sept. 22 – Stan Ott
  • Sept. 29 – Steve Radcliff

THE ALL-CHURCH PICNIC takes place right here next Sunday. Come dressed for a picnic and enjoy a full day of food, fellowship, and activities inside and out. In the narthex there is a tear-off sheet indicating what you will be bringing (i.e. side dish or dessert). Immediately following the service of worship, the eating part of the picnic will begin in the Fellowship Hall. In the bulletin you will find a sign-up slip for you to register your attendance, and place it in the box provided in the narthex.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD will be kicking off in the near future. Velva Stevenson has headed this initiative for us in recent years. She still is actively involved, but because of family medical issues cannot do as much as formerly. She needs help. Those who might be interested in helping oversee and put in place this program should contact the church office in order to get the machinery rolling!

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 September 29th.

GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE EVENT – The 14th Annual Banquet to benefit this ministry takes place here at Leidy’s Church on Saturday, September 28th. 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.

LIVING BRANCHES is initiating a new program called Spirit Alive. It is to serve residents with mid-to-late stage dementia. For some residents with dementia, traditional Bible studies are no longer meaningful. This program is intended to help them experience again the positive spiritual well-being that is part of a life of faith. The pastoral care team is seeking volunteers to lead small groups at Dock Woods and Souderton Mennonite Homes. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Ray Hurst at 215-368-4438 ext.44227 or at Ray.Hurst@livingbranches.org.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY TOUR is set to leave one year from this week. Now is the time to register to get the early-bird discount. The ten-day tour includes significant stops in Rome, Venice, Florence, and Assisi in addition to the Passion Play in scenic southern Bavaria. For more information speak with Pastor Niederhaus. Registration forms are available at the narthex hutch or the church office.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday morning, September 28th 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, prcnorthpenn.org, or contact Ginna Foote for more information. Thank you for your support.

MISSION COMMITTEE meets this Wednesday evening at 7pm. It’s budget setting time, so please come prepared!

URGENT NEED for servers of tea, coffee, etc. at the God’s Treasure House banquet on the 28th of this month. Please speak with Patricia Martindell or Juliana Kapusta if you are willing to help. Or, you can always contact the church office and they’ll get you signed up. Thanks!

JUDGEMENT HOUSE – WE NEED HELP!  Specific requests are on the announcement slides before and after the service.  Acting roles have been assigned and are posted on the bulletin board outside of the youth room.  The first practice is this afternoon from 4-6.

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.

Questions?