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, North Carolina,
Mission to the World
David and Eowyn Stoddard, Berlin, Mission to the World
In addition, NLD maintains a presence in N. Africa
Dave Fischer
Dave Frearson **
Brian Gill **
Rich Knudsen
Scott Lauer
Rob Radcliff
Paul Thress *
Ed Wright
Randy Yardumian
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
April 26, 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
Prelude: This is My Father’s World
Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-7
All Creatures of Our God and King
Westminster Shorter Catechism: Question/Answer 102
A Mighty Fortress
Prayer of Confession
Dave Almack
Jeff Nitz
Sam Chez
Bill Parr
Joe Johnson
Don Beebe
Jeff McMullen
Meredith Elder *
Paul MacQueen
Keith Humphreys
Ward Shope *
Don Joos
Dave Solt
Justin King *
Keith Soper
Kevin Krasinski
Jim Baird
Jeff Stark
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.
Forever Reign
Congregational Response
Build Your Kingdom Here
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10
Children Dismissed
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Praying for the Kingdom”, Ron Lutz, preaching
General Offering
Be Thou My Vision
Please silence your cellular phones during the service.
New Life News
Prayer is a key practice to our life with God. This month we continue
to look at what Jesus taught us about prayer and this morning we
focus on praying for God's kingdom to come. John Calvin taught the
kingdom comes in two ways: by the Spirit correcting our desires and
through the Word of God which shapes our thoughts. Our
expectation this morning is our time together will align our desires
and thoughts with those of our Creator and Lord.
If you are visiting today we are glad you are here! Whether you
come with questions and curiosity about Christianity or are looking
for a church to call home we would like to get to know
you. Come by the info desk in the lobby to get more information
about New Life, ways to get connected to our community, and to
learn more about the many opportunities to grow in your Christian
Worship Celebration
8:30 and 11:10am
“Praying for the Kingdom”
Matthew 6:9-13
Ron Lutz, preaching
Ward Shope/Casey Kreines, worship
Jeff McMullen, prayer 8:30 service
Sam Chez, 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
Blood Drive. New Life hosts the semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive on
Friday, May 29 from 1:30-7pm. In November we donated 87 pints. One hour,
one pint saves 3 lives. See Deb Leonard to make appointment;
[email protected]
Copies of the May/June “Indeed” devotional are available in the lobby.
Cost is $2.00.
New Life Directories are available. Pick up the copy with your name on it in
the lobby. Extra directories are available for $2.00 per copy.
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.
JH and SH Youth will be in Room 307 for Sunday School for the next three
Sundays. We will be exploring the concepts of Gospel-centered Social
Friday, May 29! Save the Date! Our youth will participate in a Stand for
Freedom social justice event raising awareness of human trafficking and
slavery issues. More details to come.
General Offering Stats as of April 19, 2015
New Life News
Children’s Ministries
School of discipleship
School of Discipleship for Children - 10:00-10:55am
No Kids Clubs tonight. We will see you next week!
Mother/Daughter Tea, "In the Light", is next Sunday, May 3rd, from 6:00 7:30pm in room 306. The tea is sponsored by the Girls Club and is for all
girls in kindergarten through 5th grades. Bring a tea cup and your mom! We
will be celebrating our outgoing 5th graders from Girls Club and our Moms
while playing games, having special snacks and teas, and doing crafts.
All Kids Clubs end of year picnic will be on Sunday, May 17th. All boys
and girls and their families are invited to come to church from 4-6pm for a
picnic, pizza, games and fun! More info is coming. Put this date on your
Cubs and Kids in Motion camps (August 3-7) are almost full. You can
register online through church website:, or pick up a
brochure on children's welcome desk.
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 305
Room 307
Room 307
Room 207
Grades 2 and 3
Grades 4 and 5
Junior High (6-8)
Senior High (9-12)
Special Needs (11:10)
School of Discipleship Hour 10:00-10:55am
Parenting Through the Ages
Sharing Our Faith
Room 306
The Structure of Society
Room 102
Welcome to New Life Class
Room 304
We are still looking for summer Sunday School teachers for K/1st grade
and 2nd/3rd grade. This 13-week rotation, begins May 31st. See Deb
Leonard for more information. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve God
while teaching our kids!
Calendar of Events
Home Groups meet throughout the week
Tuesday, 10-11:30am
Mom-Tot Playgroup
Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm
Women’s Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, 7-10pm
Crossroads (Young Adult)
All-Church Nursery Rotation
Wednesday, 9:15-11am
Women’s Bible Study
Saturday, 8:30am-1:30pm
Early—Gail Moyer, Tom
McLaughlin, Justin Ruby,
Chris Barnes, Cheryl Smalley
Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash
Early—Sue Lutz, Nick Spaulding,
Justin Ruby
NEXT SUNDAY, 6-7:30pm
Kids Clubs, JH and SH Youth
May 3: Joshua Earman, preaching
Joyce Johnson, worship
May 7: National Day of Prayer—NLD
May 29: Blood Drive
Middle—Liz Hetrick, Andy
Shockey, Greg Lowe, Catherine
Krasinski, Becky Holcomb
Late—Curt Lind, Sue Bires,
Taylor Bires, Justin King
Middle—Eloise Briscoe,
Jeff McMullen, Sarah Gammage,
Jason Lehman
Late—Carol Belford, April Clark,
Tim and Karissa Hessels, Janel Fackler
For a full calendar, visit our website at
Sermon Notes
New Life News
“Praying for the Kingdom”
Prayer Focus—Meredith and Sandy Elder
Ron Lutz, preaching
Matthew 6:9-13
April 26, 2015
Meredith and Sandy Elder serving with Serge in Philadelphia.
 Meredith had a very good trip to Kenya in late March; good connections
with Serge East Africa team leaders.
 Meredith has a great -- and growing -- Member Care staff at Serge.
We continue to have opportunities for Gospel Mentoring.
Please Pray:
 That Sandy and Meredith would grow in their faith relationship with
Christ so that, as they care for people, mentor and counsel, that would be done
in God's wisdom.
 As they mentor, for good rapport with those mentored and for real growth
(not just for those being mentored, but for Sandy and Meredith, too!)
 That Meredith would care well for several Serge staff in difficult situations
(such as the team evacuated from South Sudan).
 For the Spirit to work through GriefShare at New Life (which Sandy helps
lead) to encourage people to go to Christ for help and healing.
 Joshua graduates in May. Please pray for him to find a job he likes.
Resurrection Offering. We are thankful to report that $48,281 were donated
to our offering this year for local and international ministries impacting the
poor and needy. Praise God for his generosity and thanks to you all for giving.
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.
Conversation Cafe. April 29 at 7-8:30pm. This is our last opportunity for
this year. Help teach English to immigrants at Northeast just by having a
conversation. Make a friend and share your life with someone else. Contact
Laurel Kehl for more information.