September 8, 2019

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Brett Keeble, Jim Lahl 12th; Kate Harris 13th; Genevieve Steve 14th; Esther Davis 15th; Andrew Camuso, Gladys Fisher, Priscilla Martindell 17th.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Arlin and Donna Moyer 12th;Sherman and Karen Focht 14th; Andrew and Carly Camuso 18th.

THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Seeing with Vision. Over the summer we’ve been going through the book of Hebrews. We found it filled with doctrinal, sacramental, historical, and spiritual matters. Today we will look at the first half of the last chapter of Hebrews. Get ready to be shocked! The text is thoroughly practical. How can this be? What does this tell us? It tells us that presuppositions matter. How we think about and understand doctrinal, sacramental, historical, and spiritual matters will inevitably determine how we live life from day to day. If we see with vision we will be seeking the city.

WE WELCOME DAVID MBUGUA to Leidy’s Church this morning. He is the Manager of the Mahiga Children’s Home in Kenya. Mahiga is one of eight Children’s Homes in the Chariots for Hope ministry network in Kenya. David will be glad to speak with folk following the service of worship about the ministry of Mahiga.


  • Today Rally Day Breakfast for all @ 8:00
  • Sept. 15 SLMT-Cucutta Report Back
  • Sept. 22 Stan Ott

THE ALL-CHURCH PICNIC takes place right here two weeks from today on September 22nd. 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.

LULA KURSHNER appreciated all the beautiful birthday cards sent. They were a blessing to her at this precious time of her life.

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!

SLMT-CUCUTA REPORT BACK takes place in the Issues & Answers class next Sunday morning. Fresh empanadas, fruit juices, and other enticing features will be served along with pictures and first-hand accounts of the mission trip to Colombia. It was a very productive time, with on-the-scene experiences of what is happening along the Venezuelan border. A great connection was made with our partner congregation, the Iglesia Luz y Verdad and many of her members. Each team member will share a little bit. There will be ample time for questions and answers as well. Everyone is invited/encouraged to come out at 8:45 to get some fresh food and some fresh info from the Colombian/Venezuelan border.

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.

BMCE B&P BREAKFAST, the fall rendition, happens on Thursday. Featured speaker will be Pam Brunner who, with her husband Andy, ran the Towne Restaurant for many years and now runs the Franconia Café, and Market. When purchased through Leidy’s Church, tickets are $10. The breakfast happens at Pam’s nearby competitor(!), the Franconia Heritage banquet center. It begins at 6:30. Tickets are available from Jack Parry, Pastor Niederhaus, or the church office by Tuesday.

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. 

HOAGIE SALE – Wanna support and help the Souderton High School choir kids earn their way to Disney to perform in the 2019 Candlelight Processional and not have to cook? Homemade 12” hoagies on Corropolese rolls. Available are Turkey, Italian, Ham or Tuna with/without onions. RSVP by today to Cheryl Hall at 267-228-0543 or Wendy Radcliff at 267-467-9717. Available days for pick-up are Friday, September 13th or Saturday, September 14th.

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

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY TOUR is set to leave one year and one week 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,, or contact Ginna Foote for more information. Thank you for your support.

ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, the Ladies Bible Study which meets from 7 to 8 pm will be giving Lorraine Kroesser the night off and will watch a DVD which came out a few years ago entitled Revive Us. It discusses the founding and intentions, beliefs of the founders, and Christian roots of the US as well as a discussion of what leading Christian thinkers believe to be the main problems in the country. Speakers include Francis Chan, Ben Carson, Eric Metaxas, and Jennifer Rothchild. All ladies are invited to join them in Room 118.

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.

JUDGEMENT HOUSE: It takes an entire congregation and then some to put on a good Judgement House! We have many people signed up to help, but we still need lots of volunteers to make all the moving parts work. You may wonder, what could I do to help? Consider: food preparation, security, group guiding, set construction, acting, counselors, childcare, and a few more things as well. In short, we need people of all sorts. To get further information, speak with Pastor Michael.