Sunday Bulletin - New Life Dresher Church

New Life Presbyterian Church
Northeast Community Church Partnership
Serge Gibraltar Team Partnership
Alpha Pregnancy Services
Bethany Christian Services
Eastern PA Presbytery Church Planting
Presbyterian Church in America
Whosoever Gospel Mission (Resurrection Offering)
ESL (Resurrection Offering)
International Justice Mission (Resurrection Offering)
Hunting Park Christian Academy (Resurrection Offering)
Children’s Jubilee Fund (Resurrection Offering)
Medical Ministry Int’l (Resurrection Offering)
Kianga Kids (Resurrection Offering)
David and Debra Almack, Philadelphia, CLC Int’l
Eric and Karen Brauer, Europe, Serge
John and Sue Burch, Atlanta, Mission to the World
Robert and Lois Carr, Philadelphia, Mission to N. America
Tom and Jan Courtney, Europe, Solas
Richard and Robyn Crane, Florida, Mission to the World
Ellen Dykas, Philadelphia, Harvest USA
Jon and Tracy Eide, HMA, Mission to the World
Meredith and Sandy Elder, Philadelphia, Serge
Jodee Fortner, Peru, Medical Mission Int’l—Canada
Dan and Gini Herron, Spain, Serge
Mike and Judy Hollenbach, Easton, Bridge Community
Andrew and Mary King, Penn State University, Intervarsity
Steve and Jessica Lutz, Penn State University, CCO
Jeff and Jodie McMullen, Philadelphia, Serge
Rose Marie Miller, England, Serge
Tom and Lisa Seelinger, Virginia, Mission to the World
David and Eowyn Stoddard, Berlin, Mission to the World
In addition, NLD maintains a presence in N. Africa
Dave Fischer
Rob Radcliff
Dave Frearson **
Paul Thress *
Brian Gill **
Ed Wright
Rich Knudsen
Randy Yardumian
Scott Lauer
Pam Baird
Donna McLaughlin **
Julie Courtney**
Janet Snyder *
Dyan Fischer
Maryanne Soper
Patti Kane
Kelly Yardumian
Ron Lutz, Pastor
Joshua Earman, Assistant Pastor
Anthony Gammage, Assistant Pastor
Women’s Ministries
Annie Notary, Coordinator
Children’s Ministries
Debbie Leonard, Director
Beth Anne Lesshafft, Assistant
Presbyterian Church of Dresher
Student Ministries
Todd Hill, Director
Jacob Lee, Assistant
March 29, 2015
Tim Gorbey, Coordinator
Joyce Johnson, Coordinator
Outreach Partner
Laurel Kehl
Michael Todd, Treasurer
Ward Shope, Church Administrator
Carol Rhodes, Secretary
Fae Hicks, Secretary
Andrew Bors, Communication Specialist
Call to Worship: John 12:12-16
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:2-3, John 12:13, Zechariah 9: 8-10
Children’s Minute: Deb Leonard
Praise is Rising
Dave Almack
Jeff Nitz
Sam Chez
Bill Parr
Joe Johnson
Prayer of Confession
General Offering
You Are My King
Don Beebe
Jeff McMullen
Meredith Elder *
Paul MacQueen
Keith Humphreys
Ward Shope *
Don Joos
Dave Solt
Justin King *
Keith Soper
Kevin Krasinski
Assurance of Pardon:
Jim Baird
Jeff Stark
Sermon: “I Am the Way the Truth and the Life”,
Currently on Sabbatical *
Currently on Extended Leave **
Church Office: 215-641-1100 Fax: 215-641-1107
New Life Church, 2015 S. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025
New Life is a local church of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Children Dismissed
Congregational Prayer
Anthony Gammage, preaching
Resurrection Offering
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Please silence your cellular phones during the service.
New Life News
No matter where you are or what season of life you are in, you
are welcome here. Here at New Life, our mission is to build a
community centered on Jesus, active in the renewal of all things.
Where Jesus is, new life is always bursting forth. Where Jesus
is, broken things are redeemed. We have been loved by Jesus
in staggering ways and we want everyone to know about him.
As you hear the songs, consider the message, and meet those
sitting around you, we hope you will come away with a better
understanding of who Jesus is and why we love him. This
bulletin highlights some of the ways we seek to live this out and
we invite you to join us.
Worship Celebration
8:30 and 11:10am
“I Am the Way the Truth and the Life”
John 14
Anthony Gammage, preaching
Erin Amann, worship
Joshua Earman, prayer 8:30 service
Justin King, prayer 11:10 service
Children’s Church at 8:30 and 11:10
Nursery care for infants and
toddlers is available throughout
the morning.
Children's Church is available after the
singing portion of worship. Children will
be dismissed to their classrooms at the
appropriate time. Please escort your
child to their classroom, and pick them
up promptly after the service.
Room 202: Infants-12 months
Room 201: 12-24 months
Room 208: New Mom’s Room
Room 203: 2 and 3 year old
Room 204: 4 and 5 year old
Room 206: K through 2nd Grade
Good Friday Service: Our Good Friday Service will be
held this Friday, April 3 at 7:00pm.
Communion will be served. Childcare will be
available for children up to Grade 2.
Welcome Class. If you are new to New Life and what to know more, attend
this six week class during the Sunday School hour beginning April 12. This
class is required for membership. Call the church office, or register online
through the news post about the welcome class on our website by April 6.
Lifeline for Men. Are you struggling with emptiness sexual
temptation? Gather with a community of men seeking to pursue Christ as the
one who brings true fulfillment and satisfaction. Interested? Call 610-9600591.
New Life Notes. What is the community at New Life thinking about? How are
our lives being impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read our blog. Go to
our website ( and click on the "New Life Notes" button
below the main picture frame.
Women’s Prayer Group: A weekly women’s prayer group meets from
8-9:30am on Saturday mornings in Room 208. Hope you can join us. If you
have any questions call Dayle Godlewski (215) 576-6647 or Nancy Smith
(215) 542-2861.
Men’s Bible Study: We meet each Wednesday from 6-7:15am. Bring your
own coffee or other beverage, and study the Word of God with us. We read,
discuss, share and pray for each other. Contact Don Joos for more info.
General Offering Stats as of March 22, 2015
New Life News
School of discipleship
Children’s Ministries
School of Discipleship for Children - 10:00-10:55am
holiday! We will see you Sunday, April 12th from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
Next Mom/Tot playgroup will be Tuesday April, 14th from 10:00 11:30am.
Many thanks to everyone who helped organize the Easter Egg Hunt
TODAY the JH Youth will be going to Whosoever Gospel Mission. Meet at
the church at 3pm and return at 7pm. There will be no JH Youth group
Save these dates:
Our Easton mission's trip will take place from July 26-August 1.
Kids in Motion Camp at NLD will be August 2-7.
Applications for youth group aged students who want to participate as
counselors for these two weeks will are on the church website!
All-Church Nursery Rotation
Early—Linda and George Priestley,
Zaria Priestley, Flex Chen
Early—Terri Burke. Meredith Elder,
Liz Jarkowski, Tom Serridge, Abigail
Middle—Nancy Smith, Frank King,
Young—Mee Hill
Middle—No Sunday School
Late—Evan Kantor, Suzy Kreines,
Glenn Dolton
Late—Trish Confer, Annette Tusing,
Ernie Ruzicka
Room 203
Room 205
Room 204
Room 206
Room 302
2 Year Olds
3 Year Olds
4 and 5’s
Grade 1
Room 301
Room 304
Room 307
Room 303
Room 207
Room 306
Grades 2 and 3
Grades 4 and 5
Junior High (6-8)
Senior High (9-12)
Special Needs (11:10)
Communicant’s Class
School of Discipleship Hour 10:00-10:55am
Parenting Through the Ages
How People Change—Jayne Clark
Room 305
Ecclesiastes Part 2—Steve Carter
Room 102
Next Sunday—No Adult or Children’s Sunday School
Calendar of Events
Home Groups meet throughout the week
TODAY, 3-7pm
JH Youth at Whosoever Gospel Mission
TODAY, 6-7:30pm
SH Youth—No Kids Clubs or JH Youth
NO Women’s Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, 7-10pm
Crossroads (Young Adult)
NO Women’s Bible Study
Friday, 7pm
Good Friday Service
No Kids or Youth Events
April 6: Ron Lutz, preaching
Joyce Johnson, worship
April 24-26: Women’s Retreat
For a full calendar, visit our website at
Sermon Notes
New Life News
“I Am the Way the Truth and the Life”
Anthony Gammage, preaching
John 14
March 29, 2015
Prayer Focus—Richard and Robyn Crane
Richard and Robyn Crane serving in Florida with Mission to the World.
Prayer and Praise:
That I may learn my role as “point man” for Cuba and be a facilitator in
what God is doing and wanting to do there to see the larger picture, notice
the opportunities, and get the resources to do the job.
That God will raise a large army of partners for the ministry in Cuba, that
the funds for the counseling program and the other trips and projects will
come in.
That the two courses left in this training program will be effective and as
well received as the first four.
That God will keep Robyn and me healthy to be able to accomplish what
He wants us to do in 2015.
Jans and Armando from Havana - they want a "Pure" Presbyterian and
Reformed Church. They consider every other church in Cuba not up to
par. Pray that we may minister to them correctly, that they may learn to be
inclusive of other Christians.
Do you have a car you can loan?
Jeff and Nina will be in the U.S. June 24 - August 27 and are in need of the
use of a car. If you have one to loan them, please contact Laurel Kehl at
[email protected]
Prayer of Confession
O Lord, who on this day entered the rebellious city that later rejected you,
we confess that our wills are as rebellious as Jerusalem’s, that our faith is often more
show than substance, that our hearts are in need of cleansing. Have mercy on us,
Son of David, Savior of our lives. Help us to lay at your feet all that we have and all
that we are, trusting you to forgive what is sinful, to heal what is broken,
to welcome our praises, and to receive us as your own. Amen.
Prayer of Belief: Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I
ever before believed, but, through you, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared
hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment and offering
forgiveness. I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior. Amen.
Resurrection Offering—TODAY
This offering supports those ministries who were part of our
Outreach Festival. Descriptions of ministries that are supported
are in a booklet in the lobby. Envelopes are also available in the lobby
or you can designate your check on the memo line for the
“ Resurrection Offering.”