New Life Presbyterian Church MINISTRIES SUPPORTED BY NEW LIFE DRESHER 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 Church 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 NEW LIFE DIACONATE DEACONS Dave Fischer Dave Frearson ** Brian Gill ** Rich Knudsen Scott Lauer Rob Radcliff Paul Thress * Ed Wright Randy Yardumian DEACONESSES Pam Baird Donna McLaughlin ** Julie Courtney** Janet Snyder * Dyan Fischer Maryanne Soper Patti Kane Kelly Yardumian STAFF 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 Crossroads Tim Gorbey, Coordinator Worship Joyce Johnson, Coordinator Outreach Partner Laurel Kehl Office 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 NEW LIFE ELDERS STRATEGIC TEAM Dave Almack Jeff Nitz Sam Chez Bill Parr Joe Johnson SHEPHERDING TEAM Don Beebe Jeff McMullen Meredith Elder * Paul MacQueen Keith Humphreys Ward Shope * Don Joos Dave Solt Justin King * Keith Soper Kevin Krasinski ELDERS AT LARGE 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 www.newlifedresher.org 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 Hosanna Congregational Prayer Sermon: “Praying for the Kingdom”, Ron Lutz, preaching General Offering Be Thou My Vision Benediction Please silence your cellular phones during the service. Welcome New Life News Announcements Welcome! 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 life. Worship 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 Nursery 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. YOUTH MINISTRY 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 Justice. 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 PREVIOUS WEEK YEAR-TO-DATE Needed: $25,545 $408,720 Received: $26,065 $389,756 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 calendar. Cubs and Kids in Motion camps (August 3-7) are almost full. You can register online through church website: newlifedresher.org, 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 Kindergarten 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 Auditorium 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 THIS WEEK: Home Groups meet throughout the week TODAY,6-7:30pm JH and SH Youth NO KIDS CLUBS 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 TODAY– NEXT WEEK– 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 UPCOMING EVENTS 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 www.newlifedresher.org 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. Praise: 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. Outreach 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.
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