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)
Grace OPC Liberian Ministry (Resurrection Offering)
International Justice Mission (Resurrection Offering)
Hunting Park Christian Academy (Resurrection Offering)
Children’s Jubilee Fund (Resurrection Offering)
Young Lives (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, Serge
Tom and Jan Courtney, Europe, Solas
Richard and Robyn Crane, Miami, 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
Dan and Gini Herron, Spain, Serge
Mike and Judy Hollenbach, Easton, PA, 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, England, Mission to the World
David and Eowyn Stoddard, Germany, Mission to the World
In addition, NLD maintains a presence in N. Africa
Dave Fischer
Rich Knudsen
Dave Frearson **
Scott Lauer
Brian Gill **
Rob Radcliff *
Paul Thress
Julie Courtney** Donna McLaughlin**
Dyan Fischer
Janet Snyder
Patti Kane
Maryanne Soper
Ron Lutz, Pastor
Joshua Earman, Assistant Pastor
Anthony Gammage, Pastoral Assistant
Women’s Ministries
Jayne Clark, Coordinator
Children’s Ministries
Debbie Leonard, Director
Beth Anne Lesshafft, Assistant
Presbyterian Church of Dresher
Student Ministries
Todd Hill, Director
Jacob Lee, Assistant
Tim Gorbey, Coordinator
Joyce Johnson, Coordinator
Laurel Kehl, Coordinator
Michael Todd, Treasurer
Ward Shope, Church Administrator
Carol Rhodes, Secretary
Fae Hicks, Secretary
Andrew Bors, Communication Specialist
November 9, 2014
Prelude: Come to the Feast
Call to Worship: Psalm 34:5-9; 113:1-3
O Worship the King
Prayer of Adoration
Our Great God
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 1:1-3
Dave Almack
Jeff Nitz
Sam Chez
Bill Parr
Joe Johnson
Meredith Elder
Paul MacQueen
Keith Humphreys
Ward Shope
Don Joos *
Dave Solt *
Justin King
Keith Soper
Jeff McMullen
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.
Affirmation of Faith: Based on 1 Peter 3:18,22
General Offering
Before the Throne of God Above
Children Dismissed
Forever Reign
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Living For the Will of God”, Ron Lutz, preaching
All I Have Is Christ
Deacons’ Offering
Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul
Please silence your cellular phones during the service.
New Life News
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. We
gather to encounter the living God who has made himself known
through the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ.
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. As a church we seek to make visible these realities
where we live, work, and play. This bulletin highlights some of the
ways we are doing this and we invite you to join us.
Worship Celebration
8:30 and 11:10am
“Living For the Will of God”
1 Peter 3:18-4:6
Ron Lutz, preaching
Sam Chez/Joyce Johnson, worship
Ward Shope, prayer 8:30 service
Bill Parr, 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
Daily Devotional: Help provide structure for a daily time with the Lord. The
November/December copy of “Indeed" is on the bookshelves in the lobby for a
donation of $2. This is a daily devotional for use with your family or
The food cupboard needs the following food items. Tomato sauce, cranberry
sauce, rice, peanut butter, and jelly. Please no beans, green beans or corn. Place
items (no dented or outdated) in the box provided outside the kitchen. Thanks
to all who have been so generous with your donations.
Donations Needed: If you receive a free holiday turkey or ham from your
grocery store, please consider donating it to the New Life Dresher Food
Cupboard. Place your donation in the bottom of the kitchen freezer and label it
"food cupboard donation.”
Lost and Found: The lost and found items are located in the coat closet in the
lobby. Please take a look to see if any of these items belong to you or your
family! There are also Bibles in the closet. All unclaimed items will be
donated to the New Life Thrift Shop on Monday, November 10th. Thank you!
“Surviving the Holidays” seminar: If you struggle to face the holidays due to
the death of a close friend or family member, we invite you to come this
Saturday, November 15th, 9 to 11am to watch a DVD and talk about what might
help you ‘survive’ during the holiday season. The cost of $5.00 includes a 30day devotional booklet geared to help you in your grief. For questions, contact
Anthony Gammage, (215) 641-1100. Ext. 108.
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.
General Offering Stats as of November 2, 2014
New Life News
Children’s Ministries
School of discipleship
School of Discipleship for Children - 10:00-10:55am
We are excited to announce that Elise Shockey is the new nursery
coordinator. Elise will take over the job vacated by Sarah Corbett. We
welcome Elise as part of the Children's Ministry team!!
We have some empty spots in the nursery schedule (first service 11/16, 23,
and 30 and SS on 11/30). If you are able to help or perhaps have never
volunteered before, would you be willing to serve? Please consider loving
our little ones in the name of Jesus. See Elise Shockey if you can help.
Kids Clubs tonight from 6:00 - 7:30pm. No Kids Clubs next week due to
Men's Retreat.
Mom/Tot playgroup this Tuesday, November 11th from10:00 - 11:30am
here at NLD.
Operation Christmas Child boxes are due next week November 16th!!
2 Year Olds
3 Year Olds
4 and 5’s
Grade 1
Room 203
Room 205
Room 204
Room 206
Room 302
Room 301
Room 304
Room 307
Room 306
Room 207
Grades 2 and 3
Grades 4 and 5
Youth Financial Peace
Youth Communicant
Special Needs (11:10)
School of Discipleship Hour 10:00-10:55am
Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for the Lost Generation—Steve Carter
Resisting Gossip Together—Dave Almack
Room 102
Welcome to New Life—Staff
Room 305
TONIGHT is Sr. High Parent Night during our normal youth group
time. All Sr. High parents are invited to attend.
Calendar of Events
Jr. High Friday Night Jam is this Friday, November 14 from 7-9:30pm. We
will be going to Skyzone. Cost $20. Contact Jacob Lee for a waiver form and
if you need financial assistance.
Home Groups meet throughout the week
TODAY: 6-7:30pm
Kids Clubs, JH and SH Youth Group
This Saturday, November 15 is the Easton Reunion at NLD from 4-7:30pm.
All students are invited as well as anyone that has participated in the past.
Tuesday, 10-11:30am
Mom-Tot Playgroup
Tuesday, 7-8:30pm
Women’s Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, 7-10pm
Crossroads (Young Adult)
Wednesday, 9:15-11am
Women’s Bible Study
Friday, 7-9:30pm
JH Youth –Skyzone—offsite
Saturday, 9-11am
GriefShare Surviving the Holidays
Next Sunday, 6-7:30pm
JH and SH Youth Group, NO Kids Clubs
All-Church Nursery Rotation
Early—Gail Moyer, Bethany
Serridge, Abigail Serridge, Elaine
Early—Lisa McKernan, Dennis
DeFelice, Jessica Chen
Middle—Barbara Marks, Jaime
Late—Sarah Osthaus, Susan Bires,
Taylor Bires, Tim Vorwald,
Annette Tusing
Middle—Pat Solt, Julie Lowe,
Justin Ruby, Jason Lehman
Late—Kassondra Rusicka, Curt Lind,
Susan Geiger
November 16: Ron Lutz, preaching
Tim Gorbey/Casey Kreines, worship
November 27: Thanksgiving Service
December 9: Women’s Christmas Dinner
For a full calendar, visit our website at www.newlifedresher.org
Sermon Notes
New Life News
“Living For the Will of God”
Prayer Focus—Robert and Lois Carr
Ron Lutz, preaching
1 Peter 3:18-4:6
November 9, 2014
Robert and Lois Carr serving with SERGE in Philadelphia.
Prayer and Praise Requests:
We thank God that Lois' dad is recovering from a stroke. Pray for his
ongoing healing and rehabilitation. Also, for Lois and the family as they
help him adjust to a different life style in the light of this episode.
Pray for Lois as she begins a very busy season of selling Kianga
Crafts. Pray for good sales in order to keep supporting medical work of
Kianga Kids.
Ask the Lord to continue healing Lois' assistant at Kianga Kids Cecelia
and her Leukemia. Please also keep praying for the ongoing healing of
Pastor Pethuel from his motorcycle accident. He should be able to get rid
of his support boot this month and begin putting some weight on the
injured leg. Pray for his family's financial needs as he has not been able to
work on his farm.
Praise God for the new goat-raising business that Pastor Daniel has begun
to help support his ministry. This ministry came from an unexpected
donation from one of our prayer partners.
Pray for Pastor Benard Mutheka who is working in a dangerous area on
the Northern Coast of Kenya where there are ongoing tribal clashes and M
-lim terrorism. He is preaching the Gospel and trying to be a peacemaker
for the warring tribes. We also have a church planter in the town of
Garissa where, just days ago, a Catholic church and an Africa Inland
Church were attacked and at least 14 people were killed. Pray for peace in
Ask God to give us wisdom as we consider some new ministry
opportunities to train cross-cultural church planters here in the U.S.
Annual Thanksgiving Service
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.
On Thursday, November 27 at 9:30am
we will give praise and thanksgiving to
God for His blessings.
Childcare will be available.