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) 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 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, England, Mission to the World David and Eowyn Stoddard, Germany, Mission to the World In addition, NLD maintains a presence in N. Africa NEW LIFE DIACONATE DEACONS Dave Fischer Rich Knudsen Dave Frearson ** Scott Lauer Brian Gill ** Rob Radcliff * Paul Thress DEACONESSES Julie Courtney** Donna McLaughlin** Dyan Fischer Janet Snyder Patti Kane Maryanne Soper STAFF 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 Crossroads Tim Gorbey, Coordinator Worship Joyce Johnson, Coordinator Missions Laurel Kehl, Coordinator Office 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 NEW LIFE ELDERS STRATEGIC TEAM Dave Almack Jeff Nitz Sam Chez Bill Parr Joe Johnson SHEPHERDING TEAM Meredith Elder Paul MacQueen Keith Humphreys Ward Shope Don Joos * Dave Solt * Justin King Keith Soper Jeff McMullen 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. 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 Communion All I Have Is Christ Deacons’ Offering Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul Benediction Please silence your cellular phones during the service. Welcome New Life News Announcements Welcome! 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 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 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 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 individually. 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 PREVIOUS WEEK YEAR-TO-DATE Needed: $24,986 $1,099,384 Received: $28,340 $995,432 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 Kindergarten 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 Auditorium Resisting Gossip Together—Dave Almack Room 102 Welcome to New Life—Staff Room 305 YOUTH MINISTRY 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. THIS WEEK: 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 TODAY– NEXT WEEK– Early—Gail Moyer, Bethany Serridge, Abigail Serridge, Elaine MacQueen Early—Lisa McKernan, Dennis DeFelice, Jessica Chen Middle—Barbara Marks, Jaime Standen 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 UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Kenya. 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.
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